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Projects Officer: Highview Community Initiative
Deadline: 17 December 2012

Duty Station: Nkayi

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced applicants for the above position that has arisen at Highview Community Initiative, an NGO based in Nkayi District

Job Specification and description
Under the direct supervision and guidance from the Field Coordinator, the Projects Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the technical activities and programs, monitoring and reporting activities.

Among other duties he or she will:

-Act as the focal point and coordinates technical activities.
-Facilitate community workshops and meetings on technical courses such as agriculture, building, welding, garment making, food science, hair dressing and other women and youth activities.
-Facilitate activities at community level through leaders, women, farmers and youth groups.
-Produce activity monthly and quarterly monitoring reports to the Field Coordinator.
-Helps youths to identify income generation activities.
-Facilitate proper planning of programmes and projects to improve results.
-Participate in surveys, assessments, baselines to ensure effective targeting.
-Provides technical support and supervision to project volunteers.
-Coordinate and supervises all project activities at community level.
-Prepare project briefs for management and donors.

-A diploma in agriculture, community development, social sciences or equivalent is essential. Project management training will be an added advantage. Knowledge of the local language is a distinct advantage.
-A clean class 4 or 3 driver’s licence is a requirement.

Work experience
-At least 2 years experience in a similar environment.
-Basic analytical skills and ability to develop data collection tools and data bases.
-Good interpersonal skills, tactic, negotiating skills, effective working relations, ability to cope with situations.

Applications should be addressed to:
The Board Chairman
Highview Community Development Initiative
P.O.Box 20

Or by email to: snmoyo260 [at] gmail [dot] com


Unlocking the Potential for Groundwater for the Poor (UPGro)
Deadline: 10 January 2013 (16:00 UK time – GMT/UTC)

Outline proposals are invited for a major new research programme on Unlocking the Potential for Groundwater for the Poor in sub-Saharan Africa funded by DFID, NERC and in principle ESRC.

This £10m programme is an international programme funding interdisciplinary research, generating evidence and innovative tools to enable developing countries and their partners in sub-Saharan Africa to use groundwater in a sustainable way for the ultimate benefit of the poor.

This call is for outline Catalyst Grant proposals which will provide an opportunity for the world’s best researchers to develop and test new innovative ideas for addressing the programme’s aim of enabling sustainable use of groundwater for the benefit of the poor. It is also an opportunity to facilitate the development of new interdisciplinary teams that bring developing and developed country scientists together.

Proposals are invited for funding of up to £150,000 (FEC). This call has a total available budget of up to £1.5m. Projects will be funded for a maximum duration of one year.

More information here


The Echoing Green Fellowship
Deadline: 7 January 2013

Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity of their social enterprise. We offer:

-A stipend of $80,000 for individuals (or $90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years
-A health insurance stipend
-A yearly professional development stipend
-Conferences led by organizational development experts
-Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow your organization
-A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of nearly 500 alumni working all over the world

For more information and to apply please click here

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