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Four (4) positions: Africare
Deadline: 2 September 2011

Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant x 3
Provide M & E support to the Smallholder Agricultural Markets Project (SAMP) Support AGRITEX officers and lead farmers on the administration of quarterly and monthly data collection tools.

Qualifications and experience:
At least a BSc degree in agriculture, social sciences, development studies, statistics or related field. At least 1 year experience in monitoring agricultural livelihoods interventions

Agribusiness Officer

Facilitating and setting up on goat auction system and providing agribusiness training to smallholder farmers.

Qualifications and experience:
At least BSc in agricultural economics or economics and or marketing.

Applications with detailed CVs and contactable referees should be sent by email to info [at] africare [dot] co [dot] zw and lmlotshwa [at] africare [dot] co [dot] zw
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Programme Head/Country Representative: Zimbabwe Maternal and Newborn Survival Improvement Programme: Absolute Return for Kids (ARK)
Deadline: 2 September 2011

Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Salary package: A competitive package will be offered
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Reference: ARK-PH-ZIM

Absolute Return for KIDS (ARK)
ARK is an international children’s charity whose purpose is to transform children’s lives. Founded in 2002, ARK delivers high social returns on philanthropic investment.  ARK brings together passionate experts with the best talent from business to deliver its vision on the ground under the leadership of its Board of Trustees. Employing c. 1,200 staff directly and through partners, ARK’s programmes are currently focused on strategic themes of Health (Mozambique, Zambia), Education (UK, India, Uganda) and Children in Care (Eastern Europe).

ARK in Zimbabwe
ARK is working with the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (MOHCW) and other key stakeholders (UNICEF, University of Zimbabwe, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Chitungwiza Hospital) to implement a comprehensive 3 year programme to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity, by initiating a programme to improve the training and capacity of existing front line health workers at the district level.  The programme in Zimbabwe contains three core elements:
1. Revitalisation and scaling up of training of clinic officers and nurse anaesthetists
2. Implementation of New born corners pilot in 20 district hospitals
3. In-service training nationally to improve EMONC through Life Saving Skills

About this Position
ARK has exclusively retained Mission Talent in searching for an accomplished and strategic leader in the public health sector in Zimbabwe to lead the programme and also act as ARK’s key representative in Zimbabwe.  This person should have a track record of successful programme delivery, an excellent network within Zimbabwe, and good relations with both MOHCW and other key stakeholders in the health sector.  The candidate should be a creative, solutions focussed thinker. The position offers an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in the development and execution of this new programme area of ARK.

This position reports directly to ARK’s Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, with a dotted line to the Health Programme Director at ARK’s HQ in London.  The post holder will work collaboratively with ARK, the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UNICEF, University of Zimbabwe and other stakeholders.

Overall Responsibilities
The Programme Head will be responsible for the successful implementation of this maternal and newborn survival programme.  The person will provide leadership, guidance and strategic direction.  S/he will also be responsible for developing the programme Strategic and implementation plans, ensuring ARK’s successful registration in Zimbabwe, delivering program objectives, building and managing the implementation team and stakeholder relationships in Zimbabwe including the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, UNICEF Zimbabwe and DFID amongst others.  The successful incumbent will oversee and be accountable for budget management and expenditure.

Specific Responsibilities

1. Strategic planning
-Develop Strategic Plan in conjunction the regional office, ARK London and the local implementing partners
-Liaise with partners to develop concrete implementation plans including implementation processes, clear targets, timelines, resources, roles and responsibilities and M&E.

2. Programme implementation planning and design
-Develop annual programme implementation plans in line with the strategic plan
-Conduct planning sessions with internal and external stakeholders to agree on targets, assumptions, resources and resource allocation and budgets
-Design and align partners to a mutually acceptable programme review process
-Ensure alignment of MOHCW and other implementing partners’ to the implementation and strategic plans

3. Policy and Advocacy
-Develop an influencing and advocacy strategy to support the delivery of programme objectives including appropriate communication with international stakeholders, bilateral and NGOs working in Zimbabwe
-Assist international fund raising and advocacy efforts, specifically to support the prioritisation of maternal and newborn health in broader allocation decisions by public and private funders
-Align partners to the advocacy strategy and targets
-Represent ARK and the program at key country level policy initiatives and discussions

4. Programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting
-Work with the ARK M&E function and partners to design and implement M&E plans
-Align partners behind a quarterly monitoring and evaluation reporting process outlining clear expectations of this process
-Align partners to programme objectives, expectations and reporting timelines
-Ensure reports are designed to meet both structural and content specifications

5. Budget development & financial planning
-Work closely with regional and ARK HQ teams to develop a comprehensive and accurate budget
-Ensure programmatic compliance to stipulated Financial SOPs
-Monitor internal and external expenditures ensuring compliance with defined internal and external reporting expectations and standards
-Ensure Programmatic compliance to ARK’s business planning cycle and process
-Review and approve project expenses
-In conjunction with the steering team, adjust budget requirements as necessary

6. Support programme Communications and PR
-Facilitate effective communication, pre and post launch, with international and local stakeholders in liaison with the Regional office and ARK HQ
-Work with ARK’s Communications and PR department to design an appropriate communication plan
-Provide local context to all programme communication and PR initiatives

7. Manage programme Administrative matters
-Ensure timely programme progress reporting
-Follow through on ARK’s MOU approval process with the MOH
-Locate offices for ARK in Harare
-Ensure the operation is set up in compliance to local laws and regulations
-Facilitate renewal of existing MOUs and create new MOUs with partners as necessary

8. Stakeholder management
-Facilitate appropriate communication with stakeholders
-Represent ARK and the programme at different level stakeholder meetings as required
-Grow and nurture the appropriate relationships and networks to support effective programme design, implementation and sustainability
-    Identify and follow up on potential donors and partners

9. Human resource management
-Assess current and future human resource requirements as per implementation plan and build a team in Zimbabwe to effectively implement the programme
-Facilitate staff development plans including mentoring and coaching
-Carry out appropriate disciplinary procedures if necessary
-Ensure performance management processes across the program implementation team are implemented effectively
-Ensure effective internal communication of ARK’s policies

Qualifications and Personal Attributes:

-Medical officer with experience and/or qualifications in maternal and newborn health in the public sector
-Experience with training and/or continuous medical education
-At least 5 years senior management experience in public health and or MNCH programming
-A strong minded, capable and results orientated individual who is able to develop and execute plans
-Proven track record of effective programme design and implementation
-Ability to effectively and rapidly build strong relationships

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, kindly send your CV, clearly affirming your – for this position – relevant experiences to: applications [at] missiontalent [dot] com
Please state ARK-PH-ZIM is the subject line of this email.
Thank you for applying. Please understand that Mission Talent can only contact candidates who have been short-listed.

Nutrition Specialist (Infant and Young Child Feeding – IYCF) – UNICEF
Deadline: 4 September 2011

Vacancy Notice No. 2011:20
NO-C Level

UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s rights organization, has an opening for passionate and committed professionals who want 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 self-awareness and self-regulation.

Purpose of the post:
The successful candidate will report to the Nutrition Manager, and will be accountable for the formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of IYCF Nutrition project(s) to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the project management, delivery and accomplishment of project goals and objectives. The role also also enhances effective project, sectoral and inter-sectoral planning, development and management by leading, guiding, coordinating and supporting the timely completion of the Situational Analysis.

The person will be responsible for exchanging of knowledge, information, experience or lessons learned; provides solid technical recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country. He or she will be fundamental in promoting rights-based IYCF Nutrition projects and programmes through participation in the formulation of programme/project goals, strategies and approaches, especially those that increase gender equality. This includes ensuring the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation verifying that Nutrition project expenditures are within allotments set guidelines.

The successful candidate will participate in major evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector review meetings with government counterparts, ensuring that quantitative and qualitative lessons learned in gender equality in nutrition are included as a standard feature. He or she will also ensure the preparation of Annual Nutrition sector status reports.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required:
- Advanced university degree in following disciplines: Public Health & Nutrition, Health Sciences, International Health & Nutrition, Family Health & Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Health & Nutrition Education, Health & Nutrition Promotion and Disease Prevention, Public Health, Health Emergency Preparedness, or other relevant discipline(s).
- Training in gender and in nutrition programmes that promote gender equality an asset.
- At least 5 years of professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization/ private sector, national government or field work experience.
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 quoting vacancy notice number to the following address.

HR Specialist
(Vacancy Notice No. Zim2011/20)
UNICEF, 6 Fairbridge Avenue,
P O Box 1250
Belgravia, Harare

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

Applications should be received by 4 September 2011. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Public Health Technical Advisor: CESVI
Deadline: 7 September 2011

Location: Harare, Zimbabwe

Work Context
Cesvi is a non-governmental, international humanitarian organization, which is working in 30 countries throughout the world. Cesvi is dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of poverty in the world’s poorest countries through the mobilisation and active participation of the recipients of aid.  Cesvi has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1998 in three key areas: Environment, Health and the Social sector.  Our strategic goals for Health development in Zimbabwe focus on Prevention of Parent-to-Child Transmission of HIV; strengthening community health systems for HIV responses; Malaria; Nutrition; food security and health system strengthening. The work is being implemented across Zimbabwe.  The institution adopts sector policies, plans single projects on a long-term basis and aims at addressing social determinants of health towards the reduction of poverty and improved health outcomes

Job Summary
The collaboration will start as soon as possible. The Public Health technical advisor will have the following responsibilities:

-Provide technical assistance for health activities in the implementation of current projects by identifying problems and in developing long-term solutions in line with CESVI Zimbabwe strategic goals.
-Participate in project reviews and support proposal development, acquisition of funding and monitoring and evaluation.
-Actively explore cross-sectoral linkages between health programming and other development sectors.
-Assist country programs with their strategic plans for health, fostering innovation in programme implementation and strengthening cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare.
-Assist programs in the development of quantitative and qualitative assessments including baseline surveys, participatory rural assessments and analysis of results.
-Assist in the design of program implementation plans.
-Network with appropriate organizations and build alliances that further strategic objectives.
-Develop and maintain strong linkages with international partners. Obtain external funding for country program strategies.

-Post graduate degree in public health, population health, nutrition or relevant health-related postgraduate degree.
-Minimum of 5 years experience in international health development either as a technical advisor or health program manager, preferably vast work experience in Zimbabwe and in other African Countries.
-Experience in program design/management, program quality and performance assessment as part of ongoing efforts to improve aid effectiveness.
-Good M&E, research and fundraising skills.
-Strong analytical skills, sound judgment and the capacity to think and plan strategically, including the ability to produce high quality policy/visibility materials and advice for development implementation.
-High-level English oral and written communication skills, including representation and liaison skills.
-Excellent interpersonal, coordination, networking and negotiation skills, including in a cross-cultural context as a team player.
-Experience collaborating with local NGOs, liaison with Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, National AIDS Council and other strategic platforms is preferred.
-Strong knowledge and experience in programme budgeting is preferred. Previous experience in managing EU budgets/projects is an added advantage.
-Be familiar with donor strategies for health

The public health technical advisor will work on a 6 months contract. The contract may be part time or performance based.

Interested suitably qualified and experienced persons should submit their applications with CV and motivation letter (maximum 1 page) to:
Cvavassori [at] cesvioverseas [dot] org
The email shall bear the header “PHTA vacancy”
Please note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Vehicle Fleet Manager: ICRC
Deadline: 9 September 2011

The International Committee of the Red Cross Regional delegation, Harare (Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe) invites applicants from qualified Zimbabwean nationals for the position of Vehicle Fleet Manager.

Key responsibilities

Fleet Management
-Maximize fleet efficiency and effectiveness through planned resource allocation in accordance with guidelines issued.
-Decide on vehicle requirements and allocations in accordance with utilization and needs.
-Provide and ensure professional training of all drivers, both national and expatriate in accordance with security regulations and technical guidelines.
-Ensure that all vehicles are in compliance with ICRC HQ and national rules concerning insurance.
-Follow up on Insurance claims through ICRC database until settled.
-Ensure yearly vehicle inspection is carried out according to legal requirements.
-Ensure proper truck planning in co-operation with dispatch, warehouse and requester.
-Make driving tests for new members of staff, both National staff and Expatriates prior to approval to drive ICRC vehicles.

Workshop management
-Ensure quality and efficiency through regular control of the outsourced workshop used for ICRC vehicle service.
-Ensure fleet service schedules are adhered to and carried out in an optimized approach.
-Ensure that an optimized stock is kept in order to facilitate repairs at the best price.
-Ensure monthly/yearly inventories are maintained as per ICRC standard.
-Ensure that mechanics are conducting proper repairs, services and repairs, as per ICRC standard.

Administrative responsibilities
-Handle, supervise and monitor all fleet administrative issues.
-Validate and forward all invoices for payment to Finance Department.
-Provide reports from Fleet wave to Geneva and superior as required.
-Participate in the recruitment of staff for the fleet unit and supervise the team.

Qualifications and skills
-University degree in Transport Management or CILT UK Diploma
-2 – 6 years’ experience in a similar field
-Good command of written and spoken English
-Very good analytical skills
-Good management skills
-Good sense of priority
-Ability to lead a team and take initiative
- Good computer skills, fleet management software an added advantage
-Driver’s Licence a must

Complete applications (CV, letter of motivation, copies of diplomas and certificates, references) should be submitted to: The Administrator, 9 Downie Avenue, Belgravia, Harare, clearly marked “Vehicle Fleet Manager” before end of business on Friday, 9th September, 2011.

Country Director Zimbabwe: ActionAid
Deadline: 10 September 2011

Based in Harare, Zimbabwe
Salary: £40,289 per annum

ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency working in over 40 countries taking sides with poor people to end poverty and injustice together.

ActionAid International Zimbabwe is looking for a committed and inspirational leader to lead, guide and strengthen our work with poor and excluded people and communities so as to advance their rights, entitlements, and social justice in Zimbabwe.

ActionAid has had a presence in Zimbabwe since 1999 and became a full country programme in 2005 and is part of ActionAid International, a federation of national organizations working in over 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Americas and Europe regions.

ActionAid International works in partnership with communities, community based organizations, civil society, social movements, and governments, across the world, to fight and eradicate poverty, injustice and exclusion. We work with and support poor and excluded people in their struggles to demand and claim their rights. ActionAid’s work is focused around women’s rights, right to basic education, food rights, and access and control of natural resources, harnessing the potential of youth to promote just and democratic governance, human security in emergencies and alternative economic livelihoods for women.

The candidate must have a proven track record in leading and managing large development programs in national and international organizations, and have experience of either being part of social movements or being an active member of the civil society. S/He will adopt empowering management practices to expand and deepen our partnerships, programmes and accountability in Zimbabwe. Actively committed to women’s rights and gender equity, the Country Director will also be value driven and a team player/organizer possessing high level of people related skills as well as strong financial management and control skills. S/He will have the perspectives and competencies for rights-based programme and policy advocacy work; fundraising and donor relations; regional and international linkages and a sound basis of organizational development. Courage of conviction in taking public stands against issues of injustice and experience of dealing with governance issues would be an asset. This is a senior position based in Harare with frequent travel to the field and internationally. The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language.

To apply submit your curriculum vitae with a motivation letter to Vacancies.Africa [at] actionaid [dot] org While we value all applications, we can only respond to short listed candidates. Whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

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