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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 by Amanda Atwood

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Job vacancy: Social Worker / Christian Legal Society of Zimbabwe

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Friday, December 13th, 2013 by Bev Clark

Social Worker: Christian Legal Society of Zimbabwe
Deadline: 16 December 2013 (1200 hours)

Post: Social Worker/Case Management Officer
Type of Contact: Fixed term (one year) renewable

Christian Legal Society of Zimbabwe is a faith based non-profit making organization, which provides free legal assistance to vulnerable populations. The Organization is seeking a qualified professional to take up the position of Social Worker/Case Management Officer in Bulawayo. We seek an individual with an ability to
work independently with minimal supervision, motivation and passion for achieving best outcomes for children and tackling issues of children in contact with the law in Zimbabwe.

Key responsibilities
-Provide direct counseling/ therapeutic support to children who have come in contact with the law as well as their families
-Complete follow-ups on reports received of children, including home visits within the community
-Work in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, Police, Social Services Department and other relevant Government departments in ensuring children’s safety
-Work jointly with other stakeholders in the field of children’s services, making referrals and networking
-Assist in capacity development and training of community-based child protection structures
-Compile monthly reports of a high standard
-Maintain accurate case records and attend regular supervision
-Facilitating Meetings on awareness on child rights issues in the communities
-Work as part of a team towards achieving the organization’s objectives

Candidate skills and competence
-Possess a university degree in Social Work or post graduate diploma in Social Work
-Registration as a Social Worker in terms of the Social Workers Act (Chapter 27:21) and a current practicing certificate
-A certificate in counseling would be an added advantage
-At least two (2) years’ experience working with vulnerable groups, particularly children and in primary Social Work
-Ability to work with little or no supervision
-Results oriented and able to work under pressure and with strict deadlines
-Experience working with children, women, local community structures and government structures
-Computer Literate (able to use Excel)
-Excellent report writing skills
-Good analytical and problem solving skills
-Excellent communication skills as well as speak fluently in both Ndebele and Shona

To apply
Interested persons with the relevant experience are requested to submit their applications including a cover letter, CV and names of at least two contactable references. Only short listed candidates shall be contacted.

Applications to be delivered in hardcopy to:
The Executive Director
Christian Legal Society of Zimbabwe
Suite 5, Winchester House, Fife Street and 4th Avenue, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Or email: clsbulawayo [at] gmail [dot] com

The subject of the email should be ‘Application for Social Worker Position’ 

Get a job in Zimbabwe: NGOs hiring

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 by Bev Clark

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Programme Development and Funding Officer (Southern Africa): CAFOD
Deadline: 1 January 2014

Based: Harare, Zimbabwe
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £22,100 – £27,100 per annum

Job profile
The Harare based Programme Development and Funding Officer will support CAFOD’s programme staff and partners in Southern Africa in developing high quality programmes and projects, ensuring CAFOD and its partners obtain significant institutional donor funding for its development and humanitarian work, and maintain and strengthen CAFOD’s relationships with key donors.

Job role
You will be required to work with a range of different institutional donors and on a number of different technical programmes. To undertake this you will need extensive international experience in insecure environments together with a proven track record of developing successful funding proposals and writing and presenting reports to donors. You will need experience of working in Southern Africa. You will need excellent communication, finance, strategic and diplomacy skills; you will also be an effective team player.

To apply
For more information about this vacancy and to apply, please use this link

Resource Mobilisation and Fundraising Adviser: Progressio
Deadline: 1 January 2014

Length: Six-month placement
Partner: Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP)

Please note that for this placement we are only able to consider applicants who are fluent in Shona and/or Ndebele.

The Progressio Development Worker will enhance the capacity of the Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP) to engage in fundraising and resource mobilisation in order to effectively implement and sustain its health and wellness interventions in the Manicaland Province. S/he will assist DOMCCP to develop a fundraising and resource mobilisation strategy that will enable them to successfully implement their strategic plan for 2011 – 2015, and ensure the sustainability of the organisation and delivery of high quality programming.

The successful candidate should have a Degree in International Development, Project Planning and Management, Social Sciences, or other relevant disciplines.

A minimum of three years’ work experience in Gender/HIV and AIDS development work with Christian faith-based organisations (FBOs) or civil society organisations in an advisory/support capacity; a successful track record in securing funding from institutional donors (based in the Southern Africa region and beyond), and direct experience in training, specifically in resource mobilisation, strategic planning, results-based management and reporting is essential. You should have experience of networking/building/managing relationships with donors and writing successful funding proposals and reports; working with community Boards, and in a resource poor environment, where access to technology is limited.

To apply
For more information on this vacancy and to apply please use this link

Fundraising and Knowledge Management Adviser: Progressio
Deadline: 1 January 2014

Length: Six-month placement
Based in Mutare
Partner: Simukai Trust

Please note that for this placement we are only able to consider applicants who are fluent in Shona and/or Ndebele.

The Progressio Development Worker will enhance the capacity of the Simukai Trust in fundraising and knowledge management to effectively implement and sustain its livelihoods and child protection interventions in the Manicaland Province, and deliver on its objectives. S/he will assist the Simukai Trust in mobilising adequate financial, human and material resources in order to ensure the sustainability of the organisation and delivery of high quality programming, as well as to leverage its current programmes for visibility and strategic alliances.

The successful candidate should have a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Knowledge Management, Communication, Journalism, or other relevant disciplines.

A minimum of five years’ work experience in livelihoods and child protection with local civil society organisations in an advisory/support capacity, and a successful track record in securing funding from institutional donors, and implementing sound knowledge management and documentation systems is essential. You should have direct experience in training/facilitation, specifically in resource mobilisation and knowledge management, and of working in a resource poor environment, where access to technology is limited.

To apply
For more information on this vacancy and to apply please use this link

NGO job vacancies in Zimbabwe: Apply Today!

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 by Bev Clark

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OVC Program Officer: National NGO
Deadline: 13 December 2013

Job summary
The Program Officer will support the organization in ensuring provision of holistic services to children with disabilities, with special emphasis on education.

Key functions of the post
-Plan, coordinate and hold regular meetings on child protection issues for children with disabilities
-Support training, mentoring and monitoring of rehabilitation staff
-Participate in development of resource materials for provision of services to children with disabilities
-Ensure clear communication between line Ministries and other stakeholders

Minimum qualifications and requirements
-A degree/diploma in Special Education or equivalent qualification
-At least 2 years’ experience working with OVC, particularly children with disabilities
-Experience in training and facilitation
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages
-Excellent communication skills and report writing skills

To apply
Interested and qualified candidates can send an application letter, detailed CV and copies of your certificates to: povacancy2013 [at] gmail [dot] com

Executive Director: Local NGO
Deadline: 16 December 2013

A local NGO with a vision for the success of women in national decision-making positions is seeking the services of an Executive Director.

The organisation aims to continuously lead the way in supporting local women in the national political leadership development at local, national and international levels.
In order to carry on with this exciting and empowering mandate, the organisation needs to appoint an Executive Director with a passion of congruent initiatives to the organisational vision.

The post holder will be responsible for the design and delivery of a fundraising strategy and will advise the organisation’s Board and staff on the conversion of the strategy into successful plans and financial outcomes. Internally, the director will work with an executive management team and staff. Externally, he/she will work with supporters of the organisation, beneficiaries and local political parties.

The post holder will provide inspirational leadership together with operational management for a new generation of major fundraising programmes that will provide sustainable levels of research, advocacy and leadership training support and facilities for young and mature women in politics.

We are looking for an ambitious and successful individual with relevant qualifications for project management, significant experience at management level and able to understand and communicate helpful visions both at the highest level of institutional management but also to potential supporters of the organisation’s vision. Of importance will be excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate significant success in building relationships and securing major gifts across all income streams.

Minimum qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in any social sciences or business studies, plus significant postgraduate participation in women advancement related seminars. A Masters Degree is an added advantage. Have at least 12 years relevant experience, including 6 years in NGO.
The organisation will provide a competitive remuneration and benefits to the right candidate.

To apply
Send CVs to: wipsuapplications [at] gmail [dot] com

Program Manager: Patsime
Deadline: 18 December 2013

The Program Mangers role entails managing Patsime programs and reporting to the Director.

The responsibilities are
-Providing strategic direction to the organization
-Identifying and developing strategic networks and partnerships for the organization
-Fundraising and Mobilising resources for programs of the organization
-Designing and implementing the strategic plan for the development program activities and budget

Incumbent should have the following qualifications and key requirements
-Sound knowledge of financial management
-At least 2 years of demonstrated ability to design, implement and evaluate program
-Demonstrated ability to lead an organisation and provide strategic direction to projects/programs
-Strong analytical management and communication skills
-Strong public relations skills and ability to forge strategic networks, and the flexibility to work with stakeholders from different sectors and community classes
-Fundraising on HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive health experience would be an advantage
-Capability to work under stress, perseverance is essential as are flexibility and tolerance
-Should have a clean drivers license
-Females and applicants less than 35 years are encouraged to apply

To apply
Send CV’s to: applications [at] patsime [dot] org [dot] zw

Programme Assistant: UNDP
Deadline: 20 December 2013

Effective day-to-day substantive, administrative and financial support to the national Small Grants Programme (SGP) team and the National Steering Committee (NSC) to ensure the smooth operation and management of the GEF-SGP (Global Environment Facility – Small Grants Programme) programme portfolio, timely and efficient response to queries from different grantees and stakeholders, closely monitoring the achievement of the national annual SGP delivery and co-financing targets, and updating of relevant databases. For more information and to apply please use this link

NGO job vacancy in Zimbabwe: Finance Officer

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Friday, December 6th, 2013 by Bev Clark

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Finance Officer: UZ-UCSF Collaborative Research Programme
Deadline: 11 December 2013

UZ-UCSF Collaborative Research Programme on behalf of The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is seeking for suitably trained and qualified applicants to fill the position of Finance Officer in Harare.

I-TECH is collaboration between the University of Washington and the University of California, San Francisco and is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health with offices throughout Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

Qualifications and experience
-Bachelors Degree in Accounting or ACCA or equivalent
-At least 5 years experience of which two years must be in the Not For Profit environment
-Good knowledge and experience with Accounting Software such as SAGE ERP 1000 accounting system
-Demonstrated skills in budgeting, contract management, implementing financial policies and procedures and compiling management reports for decision making
-Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, decision-making, organizational and communication skills
-Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work effectively in a demanding environment
-Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently
-Clear written and verbal communication skills, and close attention to detail
-Computer skills including SAGE, MS Office packages, and related applications
-Experience working with the Government of Zimbabwe, USG funded programs, CDC and related NGOs
-Good command of English, both oral and written, is required

The incumbent will be responsible for:
-Working with the I-TECH Country Director and her team in the compilation and preparation of annual budgets and related budget justifications working closely with the Senior Grant Analyst
-Preparing monthly invoices and other documentation for reimbursements and required trackers according to set timelines
-Drafting, implementing and monitoring of all financial policies and procedures in full compliance with all laws and regulations affecting day to day activities of UZ-UCSF/I-TECH
-Providing timely financial reports for reviewing before they are sent to I-TECH Head Office
-Effecting e-banking transactions and follow up on documentation sent to the bank for payments and reviewing all payment computations for accuracy, completeness, correct classification and validity
-Addressing all I-TECH’s financial administration and clerical needs and working closely with the UZ-UCSF Admin team for all the relevant sections.

To apply
Interested candidates should forward four (4) copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter, certified copies of academic and professional certificates to the below mentioned address.

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

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing candidates will be disqualified.

Job vacancies at Africa University in Zimbabwe

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 by Bev Clark

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Vacancies: Africa University
Deadline: 21 December 2013

Africa University, an International Pan African and United Methodist Church Related Institution in Zimbabwe invite applications from suitably qualified and well experienced persons to fill the following positions:

1) Student Recruitment Officer
Main purpose of the position Responsible for the administration and management of national and international student recruitment processes for the university to meet the Pan-African vision.

Minimum qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in Education with a bias in marketing Fluency in French and / or Portuguese is an added advantage

2) Director Information and Public Affairs

Reports to: The Vice Chancellor

Main purpose of the position
The main purpose of the position is to promote, protect and enhance the mission, goals, image and the development of the institution by information sharing, event management, fund raising, and marketing and effective public relations management.

A minimum of a Master’s degree in social sciences (Journalism, Public Relations, Corporate Communications)

5 Year’s experience in Journalism, Public Relations, Corporate Communications and managerial experience

3) Associate Professor/Senior lecturer/Lecturer

Preferably with a relevant PHD to teach in the following areas:
-Tourism and Hospitality
-Agricultural Engineering
-Animal Science
-Natural Resources management
-Soil Science
-Human Rights

To apply
Applications together with CV, copies of certified certificates, academic transcripts and at least three names of referees with their e-mail and postal addresses should be forwarded to:

Assistant Registrar, Personnel and Administration, Africa University, PO Box 1320, Mutare, Zimbabwe

Or email: arpa [at] africau [dot] edu

For more information visit our website at www.africau.edu