Programme Manager, Resilience / Team Leader

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Programme Manager, Resilience / Team Leader

  • Post Date:January 21, 2022
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  • Offered Salary $38,695
    Career Level Manager
    Qualification Degree
  • Experience 10-15 Years
    Industry Local Government
Job Description

Salary (full time): $38,695 Salary (full time)
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 6 months
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Closing date: 23 January 2022
Interview date: 27 January 2022

About Christian Aid

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But together we have the power to transform lives. We are a global movement of people, churches, and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality, justice and love worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart. Everyone is equal in the sight of God. For over 70 years, this has inspired us to stand together in solidarity with our most marginalised global neighbours, of all faiths and none. We push for good nutrition and healthcare for all. We fight the climate crisis and provide urgent help when disasters strike. We work in places of conflict to stand against violence and build lasting peace. And we help people living in poverty to earn a fair wage so they can protect themselves in times of crisis. Above all, we seek to eradicate extreme poverty by tackling its root causes. Together with people living in poverty, we amplify our voices to speak truth to power and create lasting change.

Position summary

Christian Aid is seeking a Programme Manager, Resilience / Team Leader to lead and manage Resilient Livelihoods thematic work in Zimbabwe in general and the ZRBF project in particular, including disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and inclusive market development, private sector partnerships and the related thematic partner portfolio in the country and within a policy framework agreed with the Country Director. This role will include managing the programme team with some technical input and will ensure effective management and development for the programme and appropriate support for partners. The role will recommend projects to partners and to engage with communications and fundraising including from institutional donors. The role will ensure a strong link exists between our programme and advocacy and provide representation for programme and on country issues. The role will engage with effective fundraising, liaison and networking as appropriate.

Job description

  • Coherent and strong strategy and programme management in Resilient Livelihoods in Zimbabwe, with particular emphasis on adaptive, absorptive and transformative work including Climate Change Adaptation, Inclusive Markets and private sector partnerships;
  • Strong communication and joint actions with ACT partners on relevant issues for the programme across the region; Decisions on country and / or regional strategy informed by linkages between partner work, communications and fundraising within the UK and Ireland. Effective projects and programmes delivered with impact in line with agreed aims; Strong portfolio of partners able to respond and support Christian Aid’s advocacy, fundraising and communications agenda and positive working relationships with partners developed through regular communication; Funds used for designated purpose. Compliance with financial policies and procedures including reporting requirements; Project proposals prepared which are based on strong planning, monitoring and evaluation procedures; Decisions on programme, project and advocacy work in the region or division informed by Christian Aid’s strategic focus areas; Recruitment, management, and development of high performing team who are meeting their objectives.



  • Advanced Degree in agricultural economics or a development related subject or equivalent;
  • Knowledge of development issues in the context of Zimbabwe, of programme management tools and techniques, including financial management tools, of capacity building tools and techniques;
  • Substantial (10 years) experience of international development programme management, including management of back donor funded projects, and field based management;
  • Knowledge of the governance sector;
  • Experience in partner support and capacity building;
  • Experience of living in a developing country;
  • Experience of programme appraisal, monitoring and evaluation and financial management, working with local indigenous partner organisations;
  • Staff and resource management


  • Post graduate qualification in related area;
  • Knowledge of the socio-political context in Zimbabwe;
  • Advocacy issues in the country or region;
  • Knowledge of EU and DFID funding regulations;
  • Experience of working in Zimbabwe and knowledge of key development issues in the region;
  • Experience of local and international advocacy work;
  • Experience of managing large and complex budgets and of financial compliance issues.

Further information

This is a national post on national terms and conditions of service. Candidates must have the right to work in Zimbabwe and therefore the role is only open to Zimbabwean nationals.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or belief. You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

1. Deliver results

Please tell us about a time when you took a decision or made recommendations when the situation was difficult or ambiguous?

  • What was the context? What made the situation either difficult or ambiguous?
  • What was your task or responsibility?
  • What actions did you take to clarify the difficulty/ambiguity? Why did you decide what you decided?
  • What were the results? Was the outcome successful? How did you know?

2. Steward resources

Give us an example of how your skills in managing the available resources and people’s time led to the delivery of quality outcomes on time

  • What was the context or situation?
  • What was expected of you?
  • How did you set about the task? What action(s) did you take?
  • What were the results? How did you know you had been successful?

3. Build partnerships

Tell us about a time when you had to develop working relationships with different individuals or other organisations to further your own organisation’s goals

  • What was the context?
  • What were your responsibilities?
  • What actions did you take? Why?
  • What were the results of your actions? How did you know you had furthered your organisation’s goals?