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Thursday, March 28th, 2013 by Bev Clark

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. – Rumi

A little bit

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Thursday, March 28th, 2013 by Bev Clark

Little bit

Job vacancy: Compliance Officer: UZ-UCSF

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Thursday, March 28th, 2013 by Bev Clark

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Compliance Officer: UZ-UCSF
Deadline: 12 April 2013

UZ-UCSF Collaborative Research Programme is seeking suitably trained and qualified applicants to fill the vacant post of Compliance Officer in the CTUA in Harare.

Qualifications and experience
- Degree in Accountancy /  CIS / CIMA / ACCA
- Minimum of 5 years experience in a similar position
- Leadership qualities, ability to work in a team and multi task
- Ability to think creatively and strategically
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written)
- Excellent organizational, planning and analytical skills
- Computer literacy
- Clean class 4 driver’s licence

- Develop Compliance SOPs which will ensure implementation, monitoring and review of the functioning of internal controls and systems at projects and department level throughout the CTU
- Plan, organise and conduct internal audits and subsequent follow up of recommended actions
- Perform any special investigations as required by management
- Work closely with external auditors on annual audit of accounts and assist accounts team in preparation for audit
- Conduct internal control evaluation and risk assessment to identify loopholes and areas requiring management intervention to prevent frauds, embezzlements, misappropriations, misuse and wastage and ensuring that objectives of the organization are achieved economically, efficiently and effectively
- Responsible for risk management and ensuring that the CTU is in compliance with relevant financial laws and regulations and conformity with the administrative requirements of the funding agency
- Provision of an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the Clinical Trials Unit’s (CTU) operations

Interested candidates should forward a detailed Curriculum Vitae with a cover letter, certified copies of academic and professional qualifications not later than 12 April, 2013 to the below mentioned address:

Human Resources & Logistics Manager
UZ-UCSF Research Programme
15 Phillips Avenue

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Canvassing candidates will be disqualified

Something to desire

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 by Bev Clark

Something to desire

Via Poets & Writers

Health specialist job vacancy in Zimbabwe

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 by Bev Clark

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Health Specialist (Expanded Programme on Immunisation): UNICEF
Deadline: 14 April 2013

Vacancy Notice No.Zim/2013:3
NOC Level (Fixed Term Post)

UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s rights organization, has an opening for a passionate and committed professional who wants to make a lasting difference for children in Zimbabwe. We are seeking people with a commitment for women and children, high drive for results, demonstrable embracing of diversity, integrity, demonstrable teamwork, good analytical and organizational skills.

A challenging and exciting opportunity has arisen within the Health & Nutrition Unit for an individual who is accountable for professional leadership in and contributes to the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and administration of the Immunization programme in conjunction with Child Survival and Development, Maternal and Child Health, Health and Nutrition components within the country programme, to achieve the UNICEF’s immunization plus goals and objectives for the country. The individual will be accountable for ensuring the UNICEF Immunization programme promotes gender equality, with an emphasis on gender disaggregation, gender disparity identification and gender mainstreaming.

Key result areas for this post include
1. Contribute towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis by compiling, analysing and evaluating information and providing the technical input. Ensure the preparation of the Situation Analysis relative to Immunization (EPI) interventions in the country and its periodic update
2. Collaborate with other UNICEF sectors, particularly Health, Nutrition, HIV and programme communication to ensure integration of the Immunization programme with other sectors.
3. Exercise technical leadership for, and participates in, the development of the results-based sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for administration, implementation, monitoring and follow-up of sectoral project activity, consistent with the defined project strategies and approaches.
4. Undertake field visits to monitor programmes, as well as participates in periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners. Identifies necessary action for programme adjustments.
5. Collaborate in forming emergency preparedness plan relating to the areas of responsibility. In case of emergency, participates in monitoring and assessing the nature and extent of the emergency in the assigned area
6. Provides technical support to government and NGOs at the national and provincial levels in the planning, development and implementation stages of the programmes/projects.
7. Identifies training needs; plans, organizes and conducts training and orientation activities for government personnel and beneficiaries, for the purpose of capacity building, sustainability of programme/projects and promotion/expansion of coverage of services
8. Liaise and follow up with UNICEF supply section to making sure the necessary immunization supplies including vaccines and injection materials and cold chain equipment are procured and distributed  on time
9. Actively participate on all national child survival and immunization technical working groups

Qualifications and Competencies
- Advanced University degree in Medicine, Public Health, Pediatric Health, Child Development, Child Health, or other relevant disciplines.
- At least five years of relevant professional work experience in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health or immunization programmes.
- Professional work experience in a technical expert position related to child survival and health care critical.
- Knowledge of global health issues, specifically relating to children and women and the current trends, methods and approaches.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

If you have experience of working in a similar capacity, meet the above profile and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send your application letter and curriculum vitae quoting vacancy notice number to the following address.

HR Manager
(Vacancy Notice: Zim-2013:3)
UNICEF, 6 Fairbridge Avenue,
P O Box 1250
Belgravia, Harare


Email: hararevacancies [at] unicef [dot] org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff.
Well qualified candidates, particularly women are especially encouraged to apply.

Exciting technology consultancy available with UNICEF Zimbabwe

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 by Bev Clark

Project Manager U-Report: United Nations Children’s Fund
Deadline: 7 April 2013

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

Terms Of Reference
Name of Consultancy – Project Manager U- Report
Duration: The assignment will be for 9 months

UNICEF Zimbabwe is establishing a free SMS service to give young Zimbabweans an opportunity to have their voices heard on critical development issues. In Uganda, U-Report gathers information from participants and informs citizens of their rights and available services. Apart from offering a way to monitor education and child protection, U-report has also been a catalyst for more responsible and responsive governance as members of parliament and media are engaging with it.

U-Report members will be engaged via SMS to solicit opinions and information on development issues that are important to Zimbabwean young people and children, such as justice for children, children’s rights, violence, human rights, early marriage, participation, employment, health, education, water availability, and equity.

Once the information is collected the data is instantly analysed.  The information will be subsequently utilised in advocacy work across all media channels, many UNICEF programs and through general political engagement.

The process would also require the application of the information gathered to having a positive impact on the livelihoods of youth and children throughout Zimbabwe.  This will be achieved through increased political engagement and partner mobilization.  Removal of barriers for participation within the U-report program and on-going recruitment will also be a key to the scalability and impact of the program.  Subsequent communication of lessons learned will be utilized to increase international exposure and potential adoption.

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