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Zimbabwe: Chief of Party, Zimbabwe
Closing date: 2017-04-28Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Crown Agents USA
Closing date: 28 Apr 2017
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA)is seeking a Chief of Partyfor the USAID/Zimbabwe Governance & Growth Project located in Harare, Zimbabwe. This is a long-term project position available immediately
We are change agents for greater global prosperity. Crown Agents USA delivers practical innovations in economic governance and trade; humanitarian solutions and food security, health systems, monitoring, evaluation, and learning; and, supply chain as a partner of the US Government.
As a subsidiary of Crown Agents Limited, we leverage the expertise, resources, and network amassed from over 180 years of international development experience. Crown Agents works in 100+ countries, with on-the-ground presence in more than 35 and 13 permanent corporate offices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We are wholly owned by a nonprofit foundation, allowing us to combine corporate agility with a commitment to reinvesting our profits in transforming lives.
Located in Washington, DC and incorporated in 1998, Crown Agents USA provides technical assistance and support to clients such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Department of State (DoS), and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).
In 2012, Weidemann Associates, a small business with monitoring and evaluation expertise and a track record of successfully serving USAID and other donor agencies for 28 years, became part of the Crown Agents USA family. The Crown Agents family also includes Greenshields Cowie (GSC), a subsidiary which specializes in delivering goods and commodities in challenging environments, particularly in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters and conflict, where fractured systems are the most threatening to supply-chain performance. As an industry leader in final mile logistics, GSC s core business over the last 10 years has been movement of goods into Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
The USAID/Zimbabwe Governance and Growth Project will contribute to more equitable economic growth through stronger public policies. The activity will improve the business enabling environment and the investment climate through strengthened advocacy capabilities of non-government entities, stronger evidence-based policy dialogue between the Government and citizens, and implementation of reforms that will promote more inclusive and broad-based socio-economic growth. The activity will also encourage increased transparency and accountability of the Government of Zimbabwe (GOZ) and more effective economic governance.
- Provide technical leadership, overall project management, and quality assurance oversight.
- Lead project planning process in coordination with the Zimbabwe and Home Office teams to ensure project objectives are met
- Act as main point of contact for USAID/Zimbabwe, Private Sector Association and NGOs that are key stakeholders in improving economic growth and policies/regulations in improving the business enabling environment
- Work in close coordination with partner-country officials to identify, assess, and fill technical gaps
- Supervise expatriate and local short-term experts, with an eye to ensuring completion of tasks and successful achievement of objectives
- Liaise with and advise senior-level partner-country officials and stakeholders
- Advanced degree in Economics, Business, Law, or related field required
- At least 10 years of relevant experience providing technical expertise on privatization projects
- Experience with public financial management, economic growth initiatives, or Public Private Dialogue in Zimbabwe or a similar economic/political environment
- Experience leading project start-up, project planning, and overseeing budget allocation to meets objectives of donor-funded projects
- Demonstrated experience of successful coordination with multiple and diverse stakeholders
- Excellent communication and reporting skills, verbal and written, required
- Past long-term experience as Chief of Party, Team Leader, or equivalent on donor-funded projects highly preferred
- Fluency in English required
Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.comfor more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.
Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
How to apply:
Please apply through our website: https://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj06/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CROWNAGENTSUSA&cws=37&rid=3234
Zimbabwe: Chief of Party
Closing date: 2017-05-20Application : Apply for the job
Closing date: 20 May 2017
Title Chief of Party
Department Name Program Delivery
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.
Pact seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated, PEPFAR-funded Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program. The five-year program will reduce HIV impact, vulnerability, and risk and increase the uptake of, and retention in, high impact HIV services among orphans and vulnerable children and adolescents in targeted communities in Zimbabwe. The program will support families and communities to increase the resilience of vulnerable children and other family members and to reduce susceptibility to HIV infection. The program will also contribute to achievement of PEPFAR and UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals by strengthening community platforms to engage with and support the devolution and scale up of clinical services at the local level.
Reporting to the Zimbabwe Country Director, the COP will be responsible for technical leadership and the overall management and operations of the project. She/he will supervise project implementation, with a focus on achieving the UNAIDS fast track 90-90-90 targets in priority geographic areas, and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID, the Government of Zimbabwe, and key stakeholders and other implementing partners.
Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements
Lead the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners
Act as a liaison to and ensure effective relationships with relevant donors, the GOZ and other key stakeholders
Lead all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual work plans and budgets; oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, as well as review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports
Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources
Ensure compliance with Pact HQ and USAID requirements, policies, and regulations
As relevant, manage all local grant making mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policies; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs.
Provide and/or ensure the provision of training and mentoring to partners to strengthen their capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations
Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact human resource (HR) policies; oversee the management and development of project office HR to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact s values are practiced
Master s Degree in public health, international development, or a closely related field
Strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise, as demonstrated by a minimum of ten years of progressively increasing experience in designing, implementing, and managing large, complex projects involving multiple partners, five years of which must have been in a COP or Director role on a USG cooperative agreement, grant and/or contract
At least five years experience as senior staff in at least three of the following areas: child protection, economic strengthening, social protection, education, early childhood development, health, and nutrition, including HIV/AIDS care and support; social service systems strengthening; quality improvement/quality assurance; M&E; and operations research
Proven experience in program management and administration, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, sub-award management, and tracking project performance and costs
Experience in interacting with government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies
Experience and understanding of Zimbabwe s OVC and HIV/AIDS response, social protection sector and framework for vulnerable children and adolescents, and PEPFAR 3.0 priorities
Strong management and communication skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description
Experience living and working in Zimbabwe; country nationals strongly preferred
Oral and written fluency in English, with strong oral presentation skills
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
How to apply:
To apply for this position, please click link: http://pactworld.force.com/careers/VanaHCM__Job_Detail?Id=a33f10000012LoD
Zimbabwe: Team Leader-Food Security / Resilience Programming
Closing date: 2017-05-23Application : Apply for the job
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 23 May 2017
In anticipation of a multi-year Resilience Building Program, the IRC is seeking to engage an experienced professional to lead a multi-sectoral program team. The program is expected to address rural livelihoods, agriculture and natural resource management. The candidate should therefore have familiarity with concepts of strengthening resilience of rural communities. The program will include support to rural farming and smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe to better land use regimes, improve yields, sustainably increase incomes, reduce malnutrition, develop inclusive business models and strengthen private sector partnerships.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in successfully leading large and complex programs, delivering results, managing cross-functional teams and effectively managing budgets. The Team Leader will implement and manage the program activities, ensure quality and effective implementation and achievement of program objectives, and liaise with key stakeholders. The Team Leader will coordinate with senior management in the country program, and will directly supervise key program staff and specialists. Candidates with experience in climate adaptation programming are encouraged to apply
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
This position is contingent on the IRC being awarded funding. If successful, the candidate should be available by June 2017.
- Directly responsible for management of the program to support resilience building activities for communities in several districts in Zimbabwe;
- Provide leadership and direction to the program team and partners, promoting innovation and adoption of best practices;
- Ensure quality implementation of the program, with particular attention to Value for Money (VfM) and a comprehensive and sustainable resilience approach.
- Prepare, in coordination with key project staff, strategic workplans with clear objectives and achievement benchmarks, long-term and short-term priorities, implementation plans, financial projections and tools for monitoring;
- Provide financial and technical management to ensure the best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses and ensuring timely submission of financial reports
- Responsible for strategy reviews with partners, donors and key stakeholders and identification of follow up actions as required
- Manage external relations by representing the project and the organization in the public and decision makers ensuring the timely and widespread distribution of information about project achievements and lessons learned;
- Supervise and support project staff by creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes teamwork, trust, mutual respect, and empowers staff to take responsibility and show initiative.
Location and Expected Duration:
Zimbabwe, approx. 40% Harare and 60% field.
Expected 3 years, contingent on successful application for funding
- 10-15 years of relevant experience, at least 5 of which in a senior management/leadership position;
- Masters degree or equivalent in agriculture, rural development or related/relevant discipline;
- Past experience in livelihoods, resilience and market-linkages programming is highly relevant;
- Strong human resource management skills and capacity to lead a team of professionals;
- Strong experience in leadership of multi-year, multi-sector programs, with demonstrated capacity to deliver results and manage partner relationships;
- Ability to write clear and concise reports and proposals (in English) and to meet required reporting deadlines
- Strong analytical, monitoring & evaluation skills; understanding of measurement of resilience is a plus
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Able to work independently while being a strong team player;
- Experience working in Southern Africa and Zimbabwe an advantage;
- Experience working on UNDP-funded programs is an advantage;
- Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of Shona is desirable.
This will be a rolling application, with no set deadline. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible - preferably before 15th March 2017 - by submitting CVs and cover letter
The cover letter should include at least the following: (1) indication of portfolios / budget sizes managed in the past; (2) highlights of key achievements from past programs led by the candidate, particularly on resilience-building.
How to apply:
Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXN0cmlkLm1hdGhldy44OTY2Ny4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20
Zimbabwe: Business Development Specialist II, Southern Africa Region/Zimbabwe
Closing date: 2017-05-31Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 31 May 2017
Job Title:Business Development Specialist II, Southern Africa Region/Zimbabwe
Reports To:Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality for South Africa Regional office (DRD PQ SARO)
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
The Business Development Specialist II, South Africa Region/Zimbabwe position will lead CRS efforts in marketing, prepositioning, capture planning and pursuit of opportunities in Southern Africa, including identification and development of new public and private donor funding relationships and increasing CRS capacity to respond to opportunities from a variety of donors. The advisor is responsible for: supporting regional and country efforts in planning strategically for business development ; leading state-of-the-art business development practices in Southern Africa; researching and building relationships with potential public donors and private donors including private sector, and strengthening relationships with current donors; working closely with a CRS/Marketing staff and outside firms on strategies and materials; gathering and managing information to support pursuit of opportunities; providing assistance to Heads of Programming to ensure sound project design and proposals; writing proposals; and monitoring progress towards the region s growth objectives. In addition, s/he will provide direct leadership and support to strategic growth opportunities for the CRS/Zimbabwe country program. He/she will also support the development and strengthening of CRS Zimbabwe s Business Development-related systems, processes, relationships, and staff capacities.
Specific Job Responsibilities:
Resource Mobilization Plan (ReMAP)
Lead the development of and implement the SARO ReMAP, in close coordination with the DRDPQ, updating it as necessary; support country programs in development of country-level growth plans
Lead Southern Africa SG-BD Team with RD/DRDPQ support and participation from four PMs/SG-BD
Liaise with the HQ-based Institutional Donor Engagement and Advancement (IDEA) Department to ensure that relevant information is disseminated to country programs, and that appropriate follow-up is carried out.
Work with country, region and HQ staff in to analyze SARO past performance for both publicly- and privately-funded awards, by donor, sector, and region, with an emphasis on public resource proposal submission and success rates and lessons learned
Make donor visits with country program (CP) and regional staff and coach staff in their donor engagement capacity
Prepare growth pipeline: lead the forecast of new business for the Southern Africa Region.
Manage and report on all Growth funding for the Southern Africa Region; Prepare budget or reserve requests for additional funding as needed
Prepositioning and Representation
Lead processes to build country level and regional level relationships with donors and other stakeholders, developing new relationships with USG and other donors with regional presence in Johannesburg and throughout the region; disseminate information as appropriate.
Support CRS senior staff and program managers to develop and maintain key relationships with donors, collaborating organizations, and private sector actors with an eye toward opportunity identification, shared value creation, strategic alliance formation, and global brand positioning.
Direct Country Programs and build capacity to gather information about donor trends and potential upcoming opportunities, and record encounters and information gathered on Gateway.
Maintain a Donor Map and other intelligence management tools for tracking regional and global donor trends so that the Southern Africa region can plan how best to access these resources and expand our work to serve the poor.
Support the identification of international and national partners at regional and country program level, where appropriate, and support the negotiation CRS role on proposal consortia, ensuring a competitive position with key differentiators for CRS that adheres to the agency s partnership principles and strategic directions.
Identify Funding Opportunities
Identify and track both regional and country program funding opportunities, including those with the USG and non-traditional donors in order to expand resources at CRS to live out its mission.
Lead actions to prepare the organization to pursue the funding opportunity. This work, capture planning, is coordinated by the regional growth advisor, but is implemented by the country program teams.
Train CP and regional staff on capture planning
Mentor CP and sub regional business development staff to facilitate capture planning trainings.
Provide quality assurance review of capture planning activities, and provide critical feedback so that country programs can take corrective action as needed
Once significant opportunities are identified, work together with Head of Programs (HoPs) and CP business development staff to create and implement capture plans using CRS models.
Coordinate participation of other regional staff to support CP capture plans.
Work with CP staff and consultants to plan and conduct stakeholder mapping, problem tree and other sessions for design workshops, and guide necessary assessments (livelihoods, market, gender, youth, etc..) to position for high-value awards.
Develop and maintain a roster of available regional consultants for proposal development and proposal writing and costing. Provide evaluation on consultant work, and advise country programs on which consultants are best for their growth needs.
Lead regional and HQ proposal development teams to support country programs in the pursuit of new business. Lead proposal design processes, and based on participatory project design process, coordinate proposal development of new funding sources.
Lead or Assist country programs to develop and write project proposals, including DFAPs and other large grant opportunities. Write or edit technical narratives, support with personnel recruitment, and other proposal pieces as required depending on capacities of proposal development team. Lead or assist in the pricing and assembly of the cost proposal, including sub/partner documents
Lead the proposal review process, across the region, including interim drafts and securing approvals. Facilitate technical staff to review documents and coordinate the feedback, and ensure that this feedback is incorporated to produce a high quality, competitive proposal.
Lead or assist in the proposal design workshops, partner negotiations, etc
Ensure that proposals conform to agency quality standards (i.e., Propack, TAG/CAG, IHD, etc.) and donor requirements.
Provide direct technical assistance to and strengthen the capacity of country program staff in project design and drafting of proposals (including both program and resource planning).
Coordinate with the DRD/PQ, Regional Information Officer (RIO), CRs, and RD to develop strategies, communication tools, including written materials, videos, and a process to widely and successfully share information with and influence donors and other key audiences.
Coordinate outreach activities such as public events at the regional level, or at CP level where appropriate, to promote the work of CRS
Ensure that the regional pipeline is consistently and accurately recorded in the Gateway system; provide data quality oversight;
Prepare the Growth forecast for the regional annual budget and planning documents.
Support DRD PQ and Sr. Management team (SMT) on quality review of cost extensions, no cost extensions, modification of awards as it relates to additional revenue or supplemental funds.
Participate in agency-wide BD community learning and knowledge management by sharing experience and lessons learned virtually.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
Serves with Integrity
Cultivates Constructive Relationships
Supervisory Responsibilities:Through a matrix management system, serve as the technical supervisor for four country level PMs/Business Development (dotted-line).
Key Working Relationships:
- INTERNAL: Regional Director; Deputy Regional Directors/Program & Management Quality; Regional Finance Officer; Regional Technical Advisors; Country Representatives; Head of Programs, Country Program technical staff and project managers; HQ Business Development Team, HQ Program Innovation and Quality Assurance Department, Resource Specialist, and Foundations & Corporations Team
- EXTERNAL: USG officials; Representatives of non-traditional public donors including UN, World Bank, Regional banks, Caritas agencies, international research centers, private sector entities and other stakeholders as appropriate.
Master s degree in development, international relations, or relevant field preferred; equivalent experience acceptable.
Familiarity with funding solicitation mechanisms, regulations and standard provisions, and programming priorities of USAID preferred candidates would be familiar with others US agencies and funding sources as well, e.g., USDA, US State Department, US Department of Labor, Global Fund, Buffet Foundation, Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation.
Minimum five years international development management experience, including at least three years of work in a developing country.
Proven experience drafting proposals for food and/or non-food public resources highly desirable and experience with RFAs and RFPs, strongly preferred.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and negotiation skills.
Exceptional writing ability.
Strong analytical skills, budget development skills and ability to build consortia.
Strong team leadership (multi-cultural), process, and time management skills.
Demonstrated experience utilizing diverse, proactive strategies to competitively position his/her organization for new funding and productive institutional relationships preferred;
Knowledge of CRS programs, justice agenda and Catholic Social Teaching principles a plus.
Knowledge of and comfort level with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet) required, experience with Access or other data base programs is a plus.
Willingness/ability to travel 40-50% of the time.
Native level ability in written and spoken English
French an advantage.
Disclaimer Clause:This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with this position.
CRS talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Equal Opportunity Employer
How to apply:
Apply online: http://bit.ly/2oG2xTx