Deputy Team Leader: Cardno

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Deadline: 14 December 2018
The Role
Join Cardno’s Emerging Markets team in Africa to play an integral role in the delivery of Primary Health services across a variety of our client projects. This is a an upcoming DFID funded Family Planning opportunity entitled “Private Sector Family Planning Supporting a Resilient Health System in Zimbabwe Programme.” The overall objective of the programme is to expand the provision of high quality family planning services through the private sector in Zimbabwe, promoting an integrated approach with other cost-effective sexual and reproductive health services.
You will assist Team Leader at all stages of programme design, implementation and documentation of outcomes and impact.
This role also involves:
Maintaining and building good working relationship with the consortium members; Identifying and assessing issues, gaps and challenges in Family Planning, and in collaboration with the Field Implementation Team, Intervention managers and other Technical Experts address the same through updated intervention models; Together with Team Leader, managing project implementation and ensuring that all stated goals and reporting requirements are met in timely manner; Interacting with all relevant stakeholders; DFID, government institutions, donors, other NGOs, private sector and CSOs on a regular basis and ensure effective working relationship; Liaising and collaborating with Government functionaries and other development partners working in the sector at the state level for program convergence and leverage opportunities; Designing and developing capacity building interventions, in collaboration with other technical experts; Providing high-level technical expertise to guide effective implementation of programme activities; Providing support in scale-up of technical interventions at local and national level; Identifying, monitoring and managing any risks to the programme’s results; Managing the project team to ensure the efficient and cost-effective delivery of a high-quality program that produces results; Staying abreast of ground-breaking evidence-based work in Family Planning, service delivery, identify best practices and support dissemination of new knowledge, technical strategies and approaches to program team.
About you
You will be a motivated and proactive Deputy Team Leader with the right combination of talent, energy and a commitment to technical excellence. You will also have: Master’s Degree in public health, social sciences, international development, business or a related field; Extensive (at least 8 years) experience in Family Planning/Reproductive Health in Zimbabwe; Zimbabwean citizen, with strong work experience in Zimbabwe health sector; Demonstrated success in supporting private sector development or working with the private sector within a development programme; Experience in managing large complex programmes, along with demonstrated skill in organizing resources, establishing priorities, and achieving results; Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governments and civil society partners; Strong expertise and at least 8 years of experience in managing and coordinating interventions of comparable size and scope in private sector development initiatives; Exceptional managerial and operational experience, preferably managing complex donor funded activities involving coordination with multiple stakeholders; Proven track record in cooperating with a large number of stakeholders and in strengthening/building the capacity of key partners; Experience in the inclusion of groups at risk of social exclusion in projects, in particular youth and women; Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills; Experience in program/project leadership and management, including excellent skills in managing multi-cultural teams and working in a cross-cultural environment; Strong communication skills and can manage multiple priorities; The ability to work with and through individuals to influence strategic priorities; The willingness to travel and get work done– sometimes on short notice.
Why join Cardno?
Cardno offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities and globally.
By joining Cardno, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook.
At Cardno, we take care of the people that keep our business, clients and communities thriving. We offer benefits and initiatives to enhance your health and wellbeing, and to help you balance your career and personal life.
To apply
Apply by sending your resume and covering letter to
About Cardno
We are a global provider of integrated professional services that enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work around the world. We are a dynamic, global team of multidisciplinary specialists with expertise and more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.