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ICSP Programme Officer || Christian Aid

  • Harare

Christian Aid

DUE: 04 JULY 2023

This role is open to the nationals of the Country where the role is based

About us
Christian Aid is a humanitarian and development organization that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. We are part of a wider movement for social justice. We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.

About the role

  • The role works within the International Department Programmes family and the wider programme funding and development remit.
  • The role is key is providing technical support to the Christian Aid Zimbabwe partners and programme through ICSP funding, and other funding sources to ensure that partner organisations, faith institutions, government departments and other civil society organisations respond to the issues of accountability, social cohesion and inequalities particularly gender based violence.
  • A key delivery area for this role is to ensure the ICSP project is delivered timely, with the acceptable quality, document evidence of change brought about by intervening in this thematic area.
  • The role will also support implementation of Christian Aid in Zimbabwe’s Gender Justice and Climate Change & Resilience strategic focus areas encompassing both programme and institutional work.
  • The role will also engage with and promote communications fundraising from institutional donors and representing Christian Aid in relevant forums.

About you

  • You have experience in project design and project implementation management, working with a diverse portfolio of partners in consortiums.
  • You have 5 years working with institutional donor funding, reporting, proposal development and strategy management.
  • Your expertise on programme management includes Gender and Social Inclusion, Gender Analysis frameworks and feminist principles and have some experience working with faith groups.
  • You are competent in the use of various data collection, monitoring, evaluation and learning tools and analysis methodologies.
  • You are able to conduct partner assessments, capacity building and developing partnerships.
  • You have a sound knowledge of safeguarding & accountability, advocacy, campaigning and lobbying are able to build networks.
  • You will have a degree in Social Sciences or related field.

This is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to make a difference, looking to be part of an exciting team of programme staff in Christian Aid and working in a dynamic, multicultural team.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Question 1 – Deliver results

Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritised and monitored your own work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required

What was your context?
What was your task/responsibility?
How did you make your plan?  What actions did you take?
What was the impact of your actions?  Were you successful?  How did you know?

Question 2 – Build Partnerships

Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect.

What was the context?  Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important?
What was your task?  What outcomes were being sought?
What actions did you take?  How did you take them?
What was the impact of your actions?  Were you successful?

Further information
At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.

We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams.

We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (with the exception of Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian – Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).

All successful candidates will require a DBS/police check appropriate to the role and location and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. We also participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

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