Country Director – New Faces New Voices (NFNV)

Deadline: 28 February 2022
Station: Harare
Contract Type: Part Time / Flexi-Time
Reporting lines: Country Director reports to the NFNV Board Chairperson
Summary of organization
New Faces New Voices (NFNV) Zimbabwe is a Pan-African Network of Women in Finance under the Graca Machel Trust (GMT) based in South Africa. NFNV Zimbabwe established in 2016, is amongst 16 African Chapters. NFNV Zimbabwe objectives are specified by GMT for NFNV networks as follows: To increase women’s access to finance and financial services, strengthen the skills and capacity of women as consumers, entrepreneurs and investors to access finance and increase the number and visibility of Zimbabwean women in leadership and decision-making positions in the financial sector.
Key tasks
Provide overall leadership and management of the NFNV Zimbabwe Secretariat, supervision of staff and building teamwork; Lead the implementation of the NFNV strategic plan and pillars focusing on: i) women’s access to finance; ii) women’s skills to access finance; and iii) visibility of women in leadership in the financial sector; Guide and supervise the Secretariat staff for efficient and effective delivery; Represent the organization and overall programme and various project interests at local, national and regional meetings, workshops and conferences as required and where appropriate in liaison with the Board; Function as the primary point of contact with programme funders and Zimbabwean partners and maintain good relationships and be responsive to the organization’s priorities and needs; Lead the NFNV advocacy agenda; Develop the programmes strategic vision, in collaboration with the trustees, organizational staff and key stakeholders in Zimbabwe; Manage, coordinate and oversee NFNV project grant sub-awards with various partners; Develop project management tools, monitor implementation of staff project work plans; Identify and engage relevant government ministries, private sector, development partners to mobilize resources to achieve desired outcomes as set in NFNV strategy; Develop new funding proposals and concepts for resource mobilization; Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of NFNV Zimbabwe programmes and quality control; Maintain NFNV policies and procedures updated to industry standards and market trends; Regularly provide program updates, achievements, barriers and constraints to Board along with proposed solutions; Prepare periodic reports, and presentations and updates on developmental challenges facing the programme and regularly communicate the program successes; Organize, document, minute Board meetings, Steering Committee meetings.
Qualifications and Experience
Master’s Degree in Business Studies, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Economics, Banking and Finance; Experience in project management, development programmes, managing donor funding, financial inclusion, women’s economic empowerment.
Duration of Assignment: Assignment will be for 12 months (March 2022- February 2023) on a part- time assignment basis for 3 days per week to deliver on NFNV activities.
To apply
Submit application letter motivating your suitability, attach detailed CV no later than 28 February 2022 to Att The Chairperson, NFNV Zimbabwe, Harare. Only suitable candidates for part-time / flexi time assignment should apply. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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