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Five (5) vacancies: OPHID
Deadline: 25 November 2012

OPHID charitable trust, a local organization established in 2007, supports the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare in Zimbabwe in the implementation and management of maternal and neonatal child health (MNCH), early childhood development, sexual and reproductive health, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and paediatric ART activities.

OPHID seeks to fill the following positions for a 5-year USAID funded program designed to expand current national Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services. The award aims to (1) provide technical and other assistance to the national level of the PMTCT programme; (2) strengthen the provision of clinical services for comprehensive PMTCT; (3) strengthen paediatric HIV services; (4) conduct operations research and (5) strengthen the continuum of care for mother, infant and family.

1) Human Resources Manager

Summary of Position
Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Human Resources Manager is responsible for all aspects of the human resource function within the organization.

Main responsibilities
-Staff recruitment and retention
-Employee relations, HR policies, compliance and practices
-Compensation and benefits administration
-Performance management and employee development
-Management and administration of staff records

-Recognized degree in Human Resources Management or a related discipline
-5 years of work experience in a similar position
-Comprehensive knowledge of HR principles, labour laws and regulations
-Good communicator, an ability to function as a catalyst and coach, guiding people at all levels of the organization to facilitate their learning and development
-Strong work ethic coupled with enthusiastic and passionate approach to work with an ability to multi-task and to work with limited supervision
-High degree of professionalism and integrity and ability to demonstrate good judgment, discretion and confidentiality at all times
-Proficiency in usual desktop software (MS Word, Excel, Outlook) a requisite and website management a bonus.

2) Finance Officer

Summary of the position
Reporting to the Senior Finance Officer, the Finance Officer is responsible for attending to the daily accounting functions.

-Payments to suppliers of goods and services
-Posting of all accounting transactions in Pastel accounting package
-Daily monitoring of project bank balances and querying any anomalies
-Management of project field advances and maintaining a register to monitor clearance thereof
-Preparation of bank reconciliations
-Preparation of daily/monthly journal vouchers and posting into pastel accounting package after approval
-Filing all vouchers and journals on a daily basis
-Management of the payroll and attending to all statutory payments by due date
-Any other duties as may be delegated by Senior Finance Officer


-Diploma in Accounting, CIS part B or equivalent
-Three years NGO experience in similar position

3) Provincial Monitoring and Evaluation Officer x 2

Summary of Position
Based in the provincial office (Mashonaland Central or Manicaland) and reporting to the Provincial Coordinator, the Provincial Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will support the data collection and quality control for monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities.

-To assist the OPHID provincial team in the development (and maintenance) of a sound M&E system including implementing procedures for the timely collection, compilation and analysis of programme data
-To sensitize and train PMTCT related staff in the application of M&E system
-To review monitoring reports to assess interim impacts and identify potential programme barriers to inform implementation
-To respond to information needs of project management, implementing partners, primary stakeholders and donors
-To assist in data management for operational research projects
-To assist the Provincial Coordinators in preparing regular programme related documents/reports

-Degree in relevant discipline
-At least two years experience in: participatory assessment and monitoring, data processing and analysis and computer experience, training, facilitation and communication skills and M&E design experience

4) Operational Research Officer

Summary of Position
Reporting to and working in close collaboration with Operational Research Coordinator on a variety of quantitative and qualitative research projects.

Main Responsibilities
-To plan and develop operational research/programme implementation proposals as per donor requirements in close collaboration with the Operational Research Coordinator, field and management team
-To design, carry out, analyze and summarize the results of operational research projects (including surveys, cohort studies, monitoring and evaluation strategies)
-To supervise and coordinate research project team members including consultants, university students, work experience attachments, data collectors and data entry clerks as applicable
-To provide public health expertise to ongoing operational research projects/programme implementation within OPHID’s programme portfolio
-To support project coordinators in the operationalisation and correct implementation of research results
-To document best practices and ensure national, regional and international dissemination of ensuing operational research results

-MPH/MSc Epidemiology +/- background in health related field
-Competence in research design (quantitative + qualitative methodology)
-Ability to work independently (coordinate implementation of research project) without direct supervision
-Proficiency in statistical packages/data management/data analysis
-Excellent communication skills (documentation, report writing, proposal writing, publications).

To apply for any of the above positions, send a cover letter, CV, with three (3) current references to: recruitments [at] ophid [dot] co [dot] zw

Clearly specify the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email and on the cover letter.  Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

OPHID is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals with relevant experience are welcome to apply.

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