Program Facilitator – Economic Empowerment

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Program Facilitator - Economic Empowerment

  • Post Date:January 11, 2022
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity.

We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. In Zimbabwe, we have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 31 years. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.

Program Facilitator – Economic Empowerment & Resilience Building – My Body My Future Project (MBMF)

Job Description

Reporting to the Program Manager, the purpose of the Program Facilitator – Economic Empowerment and Resilience Building Role is to provide sound technical support to strengthen and advance a gender transformative to the Zimbabwe project that is funded by Plan International Finland and integrated as part of its Program Framework (with the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs – MFA), My Body My Future 2 – MBMF2, which is expected to run from 2022-2025.


  • Testing and rolling out Plan International’s guidance and tools for advancing key components of Economic Empowerment and Resilience include those related to
    • SRHR education, information, and skills-building;
    • Quality Adolescent and Gender Responsive SRHR services;
    • Community, societal support and Economic Empowerment and Resilience for SRHR.
  • Coordination and implementation of technical support visits to Economic Empowerment and Resilience Building projects, including planning, reporting, and documentation. This includes aligning with strategic MBMF2 Programme goals using participators approaches, and mainstreaming gender and inclusion into programming and influencing work. In addition, responsibilities also entail effective support in the monitoring of annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly budgets related to Economic Empowerment and Resilience Building activities, together with Programme Manager.
  • Working alongside other Plan project staff and implementing partners working for Zimbabwe project to provide advance deeper technical support on gender transformative economic empowerment and resilience building. This also entails follow-up activity progress reports.
  • Support the development of training manuals, guidance documents, and toolkits on adolescent Economic Empowerment and Resilience Building.
  • Development of capacity building plans and providing training, coaching and mentorship on Economic Empowerment and Resilience Building program staff and partners in Zimbabwe.
  • Identifying and building opportunities and as well as strengthening project partnerships to advance Economic Empowerment and Resilience Building to access SRHR services and gender equality in Zimbabwe as well as in project areas.
  • Mapping and analysing operational contexts and trends to inform programme development and improving upon our SRHR practice in Zimbabwe.
  • Documenting and facilitating consistent learning and sharing of good practices among staff and partners.

Child Protection & gender equality mainstreaming

Promotes and abides by Plan policies and procedures including but not limited to: Gender equality mainstreaming, Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct and the related mandatory reporting responsibilities.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in Economics, Agriculture, any related Social Sciences Degree
  • At least 5 years proven experience within the development sector in Economic Empowerment and Resilience Building
  • Strong expertise on gender transformative programming and good understanding on intersectionality and inclusion.
  • Experience in providing technical support and oversight to adolescent Economic Empowerment and Resilience Building programmes.
  • Experience in capacity development of project staff; strong facilitation and training skills.
  • Ability to plan work and meet deadlines when working under pressure on several projects.
  • Experience of working for an international organisation and with local partners.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken; Ndebele and Shona is an asset.


  • Good communication, facilitation and report writing skills
  • Excellent networking and partnership building skills
  • Strong negotiating, strategic thinking and influencing skills
  • Excellent research, analytical and problem solving skills


  • Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children without discrimination
  • Strong leadership & strategic thinking skills
  • Promotes high quality child rights programs
  • Assertiveness and shows cultural sensitiveness


We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organization for all children, girls & young people.

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximize long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.
  • We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace.
  • We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and change their own lives.

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit their curriculum vitae & cover letter outlining their suitability for the position. Plan International takes very seriously the responsibility and duty to ensure that we and anyone who represents us does not in any way harm or place at risk children and young people. In this regard, reference & background checks will be performed including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan’s Safeguarding Policy.

This position is open to Zimbabwean nationals
Location: Zimbabwe (Bulawayo)
Type of role: Fixed Term Contract
Closing Date: 13 January 2022