Position title
SRHR Africa Project Manager - Zimbabwe and Malawi

Founded in 2004, RAES is a Senegalese NGO that creates innovative strategies for behavior change in Africa. RAES acts as a hub to connect international partners and programs, the media and local civil society. RAES trains, supports and accompanies local actors and communities to access information and implement solutions to their problems. Its mission is to promote social change and an environment conducive to informed individual and collective decision-making based on free, appropriate and complete information.

As part of this mission, RAES recently launched a new sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) project covering six countries to support local actors (civil society organizations, activists, high profile SRHR champions) to conduct strategic communication campaigns to enable communities to enjoy their rights and access high quality and safe SRHR products and services.

RAES is looking for an individual to support the implementation and coordination of this project in two of our focus countries - Zimbabwe and Malawi.  


Mission and areas of responsibility of the position

The main mission of the position is to support the SRHR Africa project coordination in the successful implementation of the project, the formulation of communication strategies and approaches, and in monitoring and coordinating project activities in Zimbabwe and Malawi.


Function and Tasks

Coordinating the implementation of the project in focus countries, under the supervision of the Project Coordinator:


  • Build key networks, alliances and relationships with local partners and allies- civil society organisations (CSO), activists, SRHR champions etc. supporting them to conduct activities, spend budget as planned, and deliver results
  • Collaborate with project consortium partners, members of the RAES team and external stakeholders
  • Participate in regular meetings related to the objectives, modalities and results of the project
  • Disseminate and cascade information necessary for the successful implementation of the project, from focus countries to the RAES project team and vice versa
  • Regularly carry out field visits or missions, to participate in activities, provide support to local partners and stakeholders involved in the project
  • Contribute to the processes of documentation, capitalisation and communication of experience and lessons learned
  • Draft high quality interim narrative reports describing progress in focus countries and providing input into financial reports
  • Participate in thematic work and networks or platforms related to the themes or activities of the project
  • Identify and mobilize human, financial and technical resources as necessary.


Supporting the development and implementation of effective communication campaigns:

  • Support the project coordination to develop strategies and tools designed  to support local partners and allies  to formulate key messages and and conduct effective communication campaigns
  • Participate in design workshops to co-create key messages and develop communication strategies with local partners
  • Participate in the development of communication guides for local partners based on discussions during design workshops
  • Identify local production partners, supervising content development and ensuring production of appropriate and high quality communication materials
  • Support the launch and running of various campaigns, organising regular meetings with the various partners in focus countries
  • Monitor progress against national communication strategies and action plans, ensuring they are implemented as planned
  • Collaborate with the RAES monitoring and evaluation team in the formulation of data tools to ensure effective monitoring of the impact of communication and campaigns activities and the indicators identified for various campaigns


Supporting the development and implementation of effective strategies and tools to reinforce the communication and campaigns capacity of local partners and allies:

  • Contribute to the development of training modules to reinforce the capacity of local partners based on their needs and priorities
  • Organise workshops and training in focus countries coordinating logistics (travel, bookings, coordinating payments etc.)
  • Identify a network of journalists and media partners who would benefit from training in effective and objective reporting on SRHR issues
  • Co-facilitate trainings and animate creative spaces for local CSO partners and key allies using RAES’ pedagogical resources and methodologies, reinforcing their strategic communication capacity (public speaking, responding to opposition arguments etc.) of key actors working in the domain of SRHR advocacy, campaigns and communications


Conducting research and intelligence gathering

  • Regularly monitoring the landscape of SRHR issues and the arguments of pro and anti-choice actors in focus countries through in-depth media monitoring - TV debates, interviews, press articles, blogs and chat rooms etc. (transcribing and translating when necessary) to build a database of knowledge
  • Signaling relevant information to colleagues and feed into internal discussions on the strategy and themes of the project


Contributing to administrative and financial functions

  • Ensure compliance with RAES’ financial and administrative procedures throughout project implementation (preparation of purchase orders, following travel procedures for field missions etc.)

Key organizational relationships

  • Line Manager: SRHR Africa Project Coordinator (based in Dakar);
  • Internal functional relations: with all employees of RAES, in particular those working directly on the project (Project Coordinator, project managers for other focus countries, SBCC Consultant, Ops Director, Executive Director, Finance Director, etc.);
  • External functional relations: with local CSO partners, key allies (parliamentary, public health and religious leader champions, celebrities, activists, artists etc.); local creative production and media agencies; journalists; consultants (research, trainers, SRHR experts etc.); project consortium partners; operational, technical and financial partners. 



  • Excellent knowledge of SRHR, particularly in an African context and in project focus countries
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of context analysis, social and behavior change communications (SBCC) and community-based approaches
  • Understanding of the role and mission of RAES, its core activities and modalities of intervention
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience working in SRHR in an African context, with experience in SBCC and campaigns related to SRHR a strongly preferred
  • At least 2 years’ experience in project management (in an NGO or international organisation), ideally validated by a diploma or recommendation from a previous employer
  • Experience building partnerships and networks with local CSOs, institutions and SRHR champions
  • Experience organsing workshops and trainings, managing logistics
  • Experience planning and facilitating trainings- developing training content and modules
Values and soft skills
  • Shared values with the fundamental values of RAES:
  • Respect for human rights; 
  • Well-being, freedom and responsibility and;
  • Social justice and equity
  • Pro-choice with a passion and commitment to the goal of expanding access to safe and high quality SRHR services
  • Curious and creative mind with an ability to think critically and question the status quo
  • Self-driven with an ability to take initiative and propose new, innovative and ‘out of the box’ solutions to difficult problems
  • Ability to work in culturally diverse environments, always remaining respectful of the cultures, religions and beliefs of others
  • Resilient in the face of challenges and pressure 
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally, to listen to feedback and to internalise it
  • Transparent, honest and open in communications with an ability to communicate effectively around challenges encountered and to give feedback to others, even if difficult
  • Spirit of collaboration, teamwork and information-sharing with a strong desire to achieve success as a team and to see others thrive
Other requirements Ability to travel frequently in the field in focus countries and occasionally elsewhere as and when required


Conditions of the position

  • Type    of contract  : 2 year fixed-term contract under Senegalese local law with a  trial period of 3 months renewable if necessary
  • Location : Zimbabwe or Malawi 
  • Working hours  : full-time - 40 hours/week
  • Health insurance up to 100%


How to apply

Interested candidates should send a CV, including three references and a cover letter describing their educational and professional background and skills and why they believe they are best suited for the position to the following address:  recrutement@ongraes.org with vicki@ongraes.org in copy, with the following subject of the email: Recruitment Project Manager SRHR AFRICA.


Application deadline  : 22 April 2023


Only shortlisted individuals will be contacted.


"RAES fights against all forms of exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment as well as the mistreatment of children and vulnerable persons and attaches paramount importance to equal opportunities.

Employment Type
Job Location
Malawi - Zimbabwé
Date posted
April 6, 2023
Valid through
April 22, 2023
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Offer ended on April 22, 2023

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