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Urban Resilience Manager
Duration: 4 months – Fixed term contract
A vacancy has arisen within DanChurchAid for Urban Resilience Manager based in Harare. DanChurchAid (DCA) is an international organisation working in Zimbabwe through partnership with local organisations. DCA is seeking the services of a well-qualified personnel for its programmes currently being implemented in partnership with local NGO partners.
Purpose of the Position
The Urban Resilience Manager will take lead in the management and implementation of all urban interventions under DCA portfolio.
Through the project, we will build the resilience of the people, neighbourhoods, and local authorities in urban areas in Zimbabwe. The manager will provide overall strategic direction and oversight while ensuring the projects are effectively implemented on schedule and to maximum benefit of the intended beneficiaries. Working closely with the Head of Programmes and other line managers communicate regularly with project partners, local and regional authorities, and local community leaders. Ensure nexus between urban interventions and other sectors in DCA. The position has a strong emphasis on program coordination, management and implementation, team management, capacity building of national staff, and technical support to partners to ensure successful and high-quality implementation of programmatic activities
Project Management, Technical Quality, and Strategy
Lead the project team and be responsible for the of the successful delivery project; Provide technical and management oversight to all project partners; Ensure smooth management and integration of project work plans and budgets (budget forecasting, development of spending plans and budget follow-up), timely recruitment, and accurate reporting.
Staff Performance Management, Learning & Development
Hire, oversee, and grow the capacity of project staff. Communicate clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely positive and constructive performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews; Hold high-quality meetings with direct reports and project partners on a regular and predictable basis, at least monthly; Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and mentorship to support successful staff performance.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, economics, international affairs or related field required. Master’s degree in international development, urban planning, or public policy related field a plus.
Over five years of professional humanitarian/development experience; Experience with urban -based projects highly desirable; Strong presentation skills and writing ability; Able to solve complex problems through a reciprocal and consultative approach; Prior experience working with government actors and/or community leaders is required.
Demonstrated Technical Skills
Strong program/technical and budget management skills, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills; Strong technical and operational understanding of urban development programming in a marginalized context.
Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies
You have a solid work ethic and desire to work every single day for the improvement of the lives of the people we serve; Excellent relationship-building, interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively represent IRC at forums and with donors; Strong negotiation skills essential with experience in conflict resolution desirable; Ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external partners; You have a positive attitude towards work, and are a self-starter, highly motivated, inspired, and collaborative; You promote teamwork, thrive in a multicultural environment, are flexible, and handle pressure with professional grace; You don’t shy away from a challenge and are excited by the idea of piloting a new way of working in humanitarian contexts.
DCA is an equal opportunity employer and all interested and qualiﬁed candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of age, race, gender, marital status and religious, political or ethnic affiliation
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