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Project Officer: Oxfam (Maternity cover)

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Project Officer: Oxfam (Maternity cover)

Deadline: 18 March 2022


The Oxfam, Zimbabwe Country Programme is looking for a dynamic individual to fill the post of Project Officer (Maternity cover). Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together, we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty. In Zimbabwe, Oxfam work spans across women’s rights, sustainable food systems, policy & advocacy work as well as responding to humanitarian crisis as part of the Southern African region family. This work is made possible by committed people working in the various functions that make up the country program (Programs, Programs Support, Business Services and Human Resources).

Job summary

The Securing Rights Program (SRP2) is an Oxfam initiative whose goal is for women, men and young people in Zimbabwe to enjoy access to comprehensive and quality Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) information and services. The programme consists of a variety of interventions at community, local and national level and links work with regional and global interventions. At community and local levels, the programme implements activities to support target groups to address challenges to the enjoyment of their SRHR, with emphasis on the linkages with Gender Based Violence, HIV and women's economic empowerment. At the national level, the programme facilitates activities between different stakeholders and their constituencies around building a comprehensive approach to SRHR to accelerate progress around this issue towards 2024. The influencing and indirect reach of the programme is also critically important.

This role will work closely with partners to support the day-to-day implementation of the SRP2 project, ensuring effective and timely delivery of the programme including technical support to partners, monitoring, report writing and effective communication.


Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, or other discipline relating to development with 3 to 5 years’ experience in SRHR / women’s rights / youth programming in an I / NGO setting; Experience of managing or supervising projects notably in partnership with local NGOs / or within the staffing of local NGOs; Experience of managing and repurposing projects to urgently respond to the Covid 19 pandemic while at the same time assessing the impact and developing an appropriate recovery strategy; Sound understanding of the barriers, opportunities facing women and young people in rural communities within Zimbabwe; Strong technical competence in participatory research approaches, baseline surveys, learning and monitoring and evaluation methods and, good critical grasp of latest sector thinking, codes, standards and practice; Experience of preparing or reviewing project documentation notably internal and / or donor narrative and financial reports, programme updates, budgets, contracts, case studies; Ability to work with local authorities and rural communities including traditional and political leadership; Ability to communicate ideas in a culturally-sensitive manner and conducive to their practical application especially in regional context with an ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual and multidisciplinary environment; Experience and familiarity with ways of working remotely / from home with the skills and capacity to maintaining focus on work, communicate effectively, ability to manage one’s time and meet deadlines of one’s tasks, collaborating with team members, assuming responsibility, being comfortable with using certain software such as Zoom, Microsoft teams, Skype, and living a balanced life.

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