Project Director - Zimbabwe
Freedom House - Zimbabwe
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, Nations in Transit, and Countries at the Crossroads. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.
The Project Director will lead Freedom House programs to advance democracy and human rights in countries in South Africa. She/he will be responsible for program management including strategic design and implementation, financial management, staff supervision, office management, communications, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. Furthermore, the Project Director will be responsible for building and maintaining partnerships with civil society and human rights organizations in the region. This position is based in Harare, Zimbabwe or Johannesburg, South Africa and reports to the Director for Africa programs based in Washington, DC.
Some Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and implement programs to support civil society and human rights in challenging environments
Monitor and evaluate processes, and write program reports to ensure completion of program objectives
Assume responsibility for the daily operations of the office, which includes but is not limited to: financial management, management of sub-grants, general office administration, monitoring of reports and program evaluation of all programs for which the office is responsible
Network and liaise with consultants, members of governments, civil society organizations, international and regional bodies, and private funders
Travel as needed in country and abroad to represent Freedom House before counterparts and the donor community
Other related duties as assigned.
Qualified and Interested applicants
We invite qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position) to: Protected content or fax at Protected content , Attention: HR Dept., referencing Protected content Zimbabwe. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Desired Skills & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, law, or related field; Master’s degree strongly preferred
Minimum Protected content of experience with democracy and human rights programs
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
Strong knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion
Experience with managing and implementing multi-component, donor-funded programs
Experience providing technical assistance to local organizations in Africa
Experience in challenging environments and flexibility to apply lessons learned from other contexts
Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, and other donor approaches to civil society development
Demonstrated ability to mobilize communities and encourage the inclusion of marginalized groups
Strong ability to apply interpersonal skills, and successfully work in a diverse and multicultural environment and with stakeholders in the region
Strong track record in project and staff management
Ability to build and strengthen civil society organizations
Ability to consistently apply good judgment in problem solving and decision making
Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization that supports the expansion of freedom around the world. Freedom House supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights.
Since its founding in Protected content prominent Americans concerned with the mounting threats to peace and democracy, Freedom House has been a vigorous proponent of democratic values and a steadfast opponent of dictatorships of the far left and the far right. Eleanor Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie served as Freedom House’s first honorary co-chairpersons.
Throughout its history, Freedom House has opposed tyranny around the world, including dictatorships in Latin America, apartheid in South Africa, Soviet domination of Central and Eastern Europe, and religiously-based totalitarian regimes such as those governing Sudan, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Freedom House has promoted the growth of freedom by encouraging U.S. policymakers, international institutions, and the governments of established democracies to adopt policies that advance human rights and democracy around the world. At the same time, Freedom House provides support to individuals working in the world's young democracies to overcome debilitating legacies of tyranny, dictatorship and political repression; as well as to activists working in repressive societies to bring about greater freedom and openness.
Freedom House translates the intangible values of freedom into a strong tangible impact by combining analysis, advocacy and action.
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