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National Project Manager

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Action Aid

Job Type

Full Time


Harare, Zimbabwe

Description :

National Project Manager (Strengthening Social Accountability and Oversight in Health and Agriculture in Southern Africa)
Deadline: 15 July 2019 (5pm)

ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency working in over 40 countries, taking sides with poor people to end poverty and injustice together.

The Post holder will be responsible for working with the National Steering Committee to contextualise the project deliverables and budget; acting as Secretariat to the National Steering Committee ensuring the delivery of the project is in-line with agreed objectives; reporting on the project against agreed deliverables and budget; ensuring project systems are set up appropriately; resolve any issues; monitor and evaluate the project at a national level; ensure learning is gathered and disseminated.


  • Relevant degree / Masters or equivalent experience in social science, political science, human rights, governance;
  • 5 years’ experience working in a development organization on sustainable agriculture, health or social accountability.

Other Competencies

  • Comprehensive understanding of rights-based program practice, preferably in agriculture or SRHR, HIV sector or public resource management;
  • Strong networking/relationship-building skills- ability to anticipate, coordinate and facilitate activities with colleagues;
  • Ability to build high-level relationships with governmental officials;
  • Strong analytical skills, able to review, understand and analysis policies and other governmental documentation;
  • Solid understanding on monitoring, evaluation and learning. Able to follow log-frame indicators and report against them;
  • High capacity for work output in order to meet tight deadlines and multiple priorities;
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Team coordination skills, ability to negotiate, influence and facilitate activities with colleagues to get results without formal line management authority;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and resourcefulness;
  • Strong budget management skills;
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and interested in learning within a political, changing and diverse work environment


How to apply

Please submit Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages) and a motivation letter outlining your suitability for the position to the Human Resources Department. Alternatively, applications may be emailed to Please ensure that the envelope is clearly labelled, or the email contains the subject of the post. NB: Whilst all applications received will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, we regret that we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.

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