Program Specialist, US Vision Program job in Fort Worth, Texas

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Program Specialist, US Vision Program job in Fort Worth, Texas
Helen Keller International is a global health organization dedicated to eliminating preventable vision loss, malnutrition and diseases of poverty. Cofounded by Helen Keller – and guided by her fierce optimism and belief in human potential – the organiz...

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Project Coordinator (SAGE-Bulawayo)

Project Coordinator (SAGE-Bulawayo) 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. Job Description Project Coordinator (SAGE)                                                                                                                                 Reporting to the project National Coordinator and the Program Area Manager, the Project District Coordinator is responsible for implementation of the accelerated learning program, targeting marginalized adolescents at district level under the ‘’Supporting Adolescent Girls’ Education ‘’ (SAGE) project.  The incumbent is also responsible for representing Plan International at district and provincial stakeholder forums/networks, consultative sessions, or conferences on education program initiatives related to the SAGE project.  Accountabilities: Has overall responsibility for effective implementation of the accelerated learning program for the adolescent girls’ project at district level in accordance with set procedures, systems and guidelines. Responsible for capacity development and support to teams within specified districts to implement the accelerated learning program. Responsible for mobilizing communities and organizes learning hub activities within specified districts. Ensures that all relevant parties within specific districts are kept informed of Plan activities as appropriate (e.g. government, school authorities, learning hub management committees etc.) All key stakeholders participate effectively in SAGE program planning and implementation as appropriate Draws up detailed monthly implementation plans for the SAGE program in conjunction with the relevant teams within specified district/s. Supervises, monitors, maintains records and submits monthly reports on implementation of the SAGE project to the national coordinator. Has overall responsibility of stationery, equipment etc. allocated and used in the learning hubs for the SAGE program. Proactively contribute towards the development of accelerated learning program strategies. Participates in evaluation of the SAGE program. Familiarity with donor compliance issues, ensuring all projects are compliant with these and Plan procedures. Ensues adherence to administrative, financial and logistical Plan systems/procedures so that all support functions are carried out effectively and efficiently. Responsible for timeous expenditures of projected monthly budgets.       Promotes and abides by Plan policies and procedures including but not limited to:  Gender equality mainstreaming, Safeguarding Children and Young People, Code of Conduct and the related mandatory reporting responsibilities. Knowledge: A Degree in Education/ Social Science equivalent qualification. Additional qualifications and experience in project management, report writing and social/community development skills will be an added advantage. First-hand knowledge of education policies and priorities in Zimbabwe. A minimum of 5 years’ practical experience working with marginalised communities, particularly on girls. Ability to work with and lead teams, communicate and coordinate with government departments and other agencies at various levels. Knowledge of development issues, programming, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development. A Class 3 or 4 Driver’s licence. Ability and willingness to ride a motorbike. Skills & Behaviors Excellent coordination, networking and partnership building skills. Research, analytical and problem solving skills. Good communication, facilitation and report writing skills. Strong team-building and motivational skills. Strong negotiating, strategic thinking and influencing skills. Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children without discrimination. Ability to develop, motivate, coach and mentor others. Confident in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities. Assertiveness and shows cultural sensitivity. Ability to converse in local language is a must. 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 : 23 October 2020

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