Project Assistant – Social and Economic Justice

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Project Assistant – Social and Economic Justice

  • Post Date:November 25, 2022
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  • Offered Salary $14,252.46
    Career Level Assistant
    Qualification Degree
  • Experience 3-5 Years
    Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Salary (full time): $14,252.46
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 12 months
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Closing date: 27 November 2022
Interview date: 30 November 2022

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

Learn about our vision, mission and values

About the role

This role will support Christian Aid Zimbabwe’s ‘Fostering gender-just recoveries’ project focused on gender-just macroeconomic policy making in Zimbabwe & Africa while providing support to the Social and Economic Justice theme and Code 1 Projects for CA Zimbabwe. The role will assist in ensuring that project resources and planned project activities are undertaken within project budget and time frame. The role will assist in the development, implementation, monitoring, providing effective and timely support to partner organisations, enabling them to implement quality projects and ensuring that this is in line with Christian Aid’s global and Country Strategy. The role will support and work closely with the Senior Programme Officer- Social and Economic Justice, M&E officer and Communications Assistant in project implementation, visibility, reporting and documentation based on high quality data. The role will act as the interface amongst implementing partners and Christian Aid and/or donors including coordinating feedback, representation in key stakeholder meetings and contributing to strengthening of partner relationships. The role will assist in fundraising initiatives by scouting new opportunities, providing content and networking, aimed at increasing the current project portfolio size by providing information for proposal writing and networking to seek opportunities for funding.

About you

  • You will be a holder of an undergraduate degree in Economics, Economic History, Population Studies, Social Sciences, Demography, or equivalent.
  • You will have knowledge of feminist macroeconomics and economic justice (i.e. gender-responsive budgeting, the care economy, debt and tax justice, development finance, public financial transparency, accountability and representation, business and human rights).
  • You will have excellent research, writing and reporting skills and experience in communicating complex policy issues to various audiences, including non-technical audiences and policymakers.
  • You will have a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in implementing gender, economic justice, social inclusion.
  • You will have an appreciation of M and E methodologies and tools, including adaptive programming and strategy testing.
  • You will have direct experience in partner capacity development. You will be knowledgeable about Core Humanitarian Standard on quality and accountability (CHS) and accountability methodologies in development work.
  • You will have experience of establishing community-based feedback and complaints handling mechanisms.
  • You will be fluent in written and spoken English. Lastly, you will be a holder of a clean Class 4 driver’s licence.

Competency questions (if required)

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

Build Partnerships

Tell us about a time when you contributed time and ideas to a piece of work which was beyond you or your team’s role

  • What was the context? What was the piece of work?
  • What was your job? What were you asked to do?
  • What action(s) did you take?
  • What were the results?

Communicate Effectively

Tell us about a time when you were aware that your words and actions were not communicating effectively, and you had to adapt what you were saying or how you were saying it

  • What was the context?
  • What was the task?
  • How did you know you were not communicating effectively?
  • How did you adapt what you said or did?
  • What was/were the outcome(s)? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?

Deliver Results

Please tell us about a time when you planned, monitored and delivered a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound) work objective to the standard required

  • What was the context?
  • What was the work objective? What was expected of you?
  • How did you plan your work and how did you monitor progress?
  • What were the results? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?

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, 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. To discuss this role in greater detail, please contact [email protected]

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.

Salary is dependent on country location. Please see attachment for more information.