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Technical Officer-Education || Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI)

  • Harare

Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI)

DUE : 30 DEC 2022

Type Of Contract: Fixed Term Contract

Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a not-for-profit human development organisation which is registered as a Trust under the Zimbabwe Deeds Registries Act (Chapter 20:05). ZHI’s mission is to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable high impact integrated health interventions with local communities while working with and strengthening existing institutions.
The Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women (DREAMS) Program aims to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among OVC, OVC caregivers and Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in Zimbabwe. The DREAMS program is being implemented in priority high HIV burden districts in Zimbabwe. ZHI’s primary role is to deliver a comprehensive curriculum on HIV prevention, gender norms and social asset building targeted at AGYW in school, out of school and their sexual partners at community level. ZHI’s core thrust in the DREAMS Program is to keep girls and young women HIV Free through supporting them to; Stay in school; Prevent early pregnancies; Prevent sexual violence; Access Post violence care; Reduce child marriage. DREAMS provides a comprehensive, multi-sectoral package of core interventions to address key factors that make girls and young women particularly vulnerable to HIV. These include structural factors, such as gender-based violence, exclusion from economic opportunities, and a lack of access to secondary school. DREAMS layers multiple interventions at once so that AGYW are surrounded with critical support to keep them safe from HIV and other risks.

Basic Function
The post holder will be responsible for providing technical leadership, guidance, and direction towards timely implementation, monitoring and reporting of the education component of the RISE program. S/he will also be responsible for identifying strategic partners, forging collaboration and synergy to improve project efficiency and outcomes, including working with both formal and non-formal education systems/structures within the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MOPSE) and create linkages between school and community. S/he will actively participate in education-related activities and meetings including participation in strategic platforms. The post-holder will work with others to design integrated education activities that will keep vulnerable girls and boys in school, improve educational outcomes and build agency.

Job Description
With the overall support and guidance of Technical Director, the TO education will lead the implementation of ZHI’s DREAMS-RISE education interventions through provision of education in development; Implement education activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets, and plans; Oversee training, coaching and on-going support of teachers, and Community School Facilitators to improve instructional practices in literacy, numeracy and social and emotional skills; Support implementation of education activities at district level, scheduling activities and monitoring the Project to deliver activities timely; Contribute towards education policy formulation, implementation, keeping abreast of latest government policy guidance, analyze, sensitizing staff and guide implementation; Development of literacy and numeracy learning curriculum with girl’s empowerment focus;Identify critical program gaps and vulnerabilities, and clarify roles, responsibilities and accountabilities to effectively address those gaps; Ensure quality in the programme by building capacity of the local staff and teachers through trainings in pedagogy, psychosocial support, life skills etc; Provide guidance to district-based team on common standards, innovative strategies and approaches that ensure a capacity to address ZHI’s Commitments for children in development, and reflect good practice in developmental education responses; S/he will support in designing and coordinating person centred approaches to ensure that all rights holders in the program received optimum support to keep them in school; Works with the SIE team to implement the M&E action plan, making sure that M & E data for the Project is collected and MER reports are produced, as required; Works closely with the Finance team to monitor Project expenses and to ensure accurate Project financial reporting; Contributes towards the development of Project IEC materials and messages, as appropriate; Manages partner relations by supporting the partners, responding to their enquiries/queries and ensuring that there is effective communication regarding Project activities; Performs other Project activities as may be assigned from time to time.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
Excellent interpersonal and time management skills, good analytical skills; Initiative in learning and self-development; Respectful, willing to cooperate with and support Project stakeholders including colleagues, beneficiaries, local community, and local leaders.

Qualifications And Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Social Science or Education (primary education) with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Development work, preferably working with children; Experience as Education Officer public sector or in Education support programming is also an added advantage; Knowledge of OVC, HIV/AIDS, social services management, and child welfare in the Zimbabwean context, including familiarity of PEPFAR DREAMS approach and with HIV and Sexual Violence Prevention curriculum; Practical experience and demonstrated technical expertise in PEPFAR-funded Education programming within resource-constrained settings is preferred

Application Procedures
Step 1: Click here to complete the job application form.
Step 2: Submit your CV and application letter via email to clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.

During the application process, ZHI will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered. ZHI is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical handicap or financial ability.