Program Facilitator

Fixed-Term Contract

Plan International

Advances children's rights and equality for girls.


Operations and project management, including:

  • A good understanding of Plan procedures, systems and guidelines;
  • Initiating and maintaining regular minutes of project team meetings;
  • Reporting in line with the donor contracts and compliance requirements;

Program development and stakeholder relations, including:

  • Facilitate community empowerment and capacity building program activities through linkages and collaboration with partners at grassroots level, including working with communities and providing skills to enable them to spearhead HIV/AIDS prevention and control activities;
  • Facilitate the provision of education support to AGYW and other interventions critical for retention
  • Facilitate parenting interventions and household economic strengthening activities
  • Liaise with other SSRs for coordinated and targeted delivery of GBV prevention and ASRH interventions
  • Initiating and maintaining linkages with governmental organizations, local councils and other key stakeholders and vulnerable populations representatives;
  • Supporting community planning efforts and actively participate in the strengthening of local partners;

Program management:

  • Supporting the Project Manager in ensuring that project activities are implemented in accordance with the work plan and approved budget;
  • Ensuring familiarity with donor compliance issues, ensuring the AGYW project is compliant with these and Plan procedures;
  • Providing technical assistance to the establishment of in-school and out-of-school girls clubs, among other project activities;
  • Managing crucial project documents including reviewing for accuracy, and generating periodic project implementation and monitoring reports;
  • Identifying any potential issues or risks that could affect the progression of the project and communicate to the Project Manager;

Safeguarding & Gender Equality Mainstreaming

  • Promoting and abiding by Plan policies and procedures including but not limited to: Gender equality and inclusion mainstreaming, Children and Young People Safeguarding, Code of Conduct and the related mandatory reporting responsibilities.


  • A First Degree in Development Studies, Social Science, Gender, Project Management, or any other relevant degree from a recognized institution;
  • Additional qualifications and experience in project management, report writing and social/community development skills will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of 3 years’ practical experience working with rural communities;
  • Familiarity with working with adolescent girls and young women;
  • Knowledge and experience in the delivery of training and resources to adults, young people and children;
  • Ability to work with teams, communicate and coordinate with government departments and other agencies at various levels;
  • Knowledge of matters related to HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention, and strategies to influence policies in these domains;
  • Experience in management or administration of health projects, especially HIV/AIDS programing and dealing with international partners (Global Fund, etc.) considered an advantage;
  • Hands-on experience with managing Global Fund grants considered an advantage


  • Networking, advocacy and partnership building skills, including the ability to work with dynamic partnerships with organizations of civil society and decentralized government agencies and services;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs).


  • Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children without discrimination;
  • Ability to develop, motivate and coach and mentor others;
  • Promotes high quality HIV/AIDS prevention programming;
  • Communicates clearly and effectively on HIV/AIDS prevention program issues;
  • Assertiveness and shows cultural sensitiveness.
  • Creates and delivers outcomes in complex partnerships, keeping key stakeholders on board;


We are open and accountable

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

We strive for lasting impact

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

We work well together

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

We are inclusive and empowering

  1. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.
  2. We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our program and our workplace.
  3. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and develop agency to 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 (Manicaland, Chimanimani)

Type of role: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date : 7 November 2022