Norwegian People’s Aid is seeking a Programme Manager for our humanitarian mine action operations in Zimbabwe.

Wars and armed conflicts come to an end; however, the remnants of war continue to impact millions of people for decades to follow. NPA Mine Action and Disarmament's vision is a world where people and communities are safe, resilient and protected before, during and after armed conflict. Together with national authorities and other stakeholders, we are working to resolve problems faced by local communities caused by landmines and explosive remnants of war. Currently, NPA has more than 18 Mine Action Programmes ongoing in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Balkans and the Middle East.
Do you want to join our professional and committed global team in our mission to protect civilians from explosive weapons?

NPA’s Mine Action and Disarmament Programme in Zimbabwe was established in August 2012 to assist the government of Zimbabwe in clearing all mined areas under its jurisdiction. NPA’s intervention in Zimbabwe aims to assist the government to more rapidly restore safe access to land, reduce the number of mine victims, promote infrastructure development, spur economic growth, and allow safe border crossing.

We are currently operating with 5 manual demining teams and 3 mine detection dogs in the Leacon Hill to Sheba Forest minefield on the border to Mozambique. Our programme office is located in Mutare close to the operational area. The programme is supported by the country office in Harare and the Regional Director for Southern Africa region is sitting in Maputo, Mozambique.

Duty station: Mutare, Zimbabwe

In this position your main responsibilities will be:

  • Take the lead to ensure that relevant policies and procedures are in place to enable the development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of activities undertaken by the programme.
  • Lead the programme’s Senior Management Team in developing annual work plans and monitoring progress against these.
  • Ensure that NPA is registered as a Mine Action operator in Zimbabwe, including maintaining accredited Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), MOU's and registration with relevant authorities.
  • Responsible for development and maintenance of proper programme document hierarchy (Impact Assessment level 0, Country Strategy, proposals (plan of action), reporting and annual plans (for internal management, implementation and monitoring) and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Responsible for resource mobilisation for Zimbabwe Mine Action and Disarmament Programme, including donor strategies and fundraising, and drafting of all proposals and reports.
  • Provide effective representation of NPA to donors, national and local authorities and other relevant stakeholders in the country to ensure that NPA's mission, values and specific project objectives are clearly understood and supported.

To be succesfull in this role you must have:

  • Relevant higher education.
  • Previous experience of working internationally at senior management level.
  • Previous programme management experience in Humanitarian Mine Action.
  • Experience of developing programme strategies.
  • Experience of strategically managing and directing large scale projects including implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation, risk assessment and mitigation and contract compliance.
  • Strong people management experience with proven ability to lead and manage a multidisciplinary and multicultural team, often remotely.

We consider it an advantage if you also have:

  • Experience and knowledge from work in post-conflict contexts.
  • Previous experience from working in the African region.

In this position, the following personal qualifications are required:

Cultural sensitivity and respect, as well as excellent communication- and interpersonal skills are important factors in maintaining good working relationship internally in the programme and region, as well as with national authorities and other operators. Inclusiveness and the ability to fully utilize the management team and experience and skills of the national staff, are key factors in this role. The Programme Manager is required to work calmly under pressure and to deliver high quality reporting by set deadlines.

Preferred starting date: 1st of March, 2022

Before you apply:
We kindly ask you to carefully read NPA’s Code of Conduct, Safeguarding Policy, and Anti-Corruption Policy before you submit your application. If you are the selected candidate for this position, you will be asked to complete and sign a Safeguarding self-declaration as well as our Code of Conduct.

In return we offer:
A position in the Norwegian labour movement's global humanitarian solidarity organisation. NPA strives for diversity and gender equality, and encourages candidates of all nationalities, backgrounds and gender to apply. We aim for an inclusive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported. In addition, we are continuously working towards reducing our environmental impact in all our interventions.

We offer a comprehensive salary package which includes country specific allowances. You will be covered by our comprehensive insurance scheme. We offer five weeks annual holiday plus one additional week off for expats. NPA provides three international flights home per contract year. We offer a two-year contract with the possibility of renewal.

In general, we emphasize the importance of strong health, and you will need a medical «fit for duty» attestation from an NPA-approved health service to take up the position.

* Please note that salary and allowances are subject to income tax according to NPA’s Tax Policy.
** Terms for annual leave follow the Norwegian Annual Holidays Act
*** Terms apply according to NPA’s internal regulations

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Please note that screening and interviews may take place continuously and before the application deadline.

This vacancy is archived.

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