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Paralegal: Legal Resources Foundation (LRF)
Deadline: 14 September 2012

The Legal Resources Foundation, a local legal services NGO invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the post of Paralegal based in KweKwe.

Primary duties and responsibilities
-Giving legal advice to the vulnerable and marginalized members of our community
-Conducting education outreach meetings
-Conducting community workshops; and
-Report writing and networking

Qualifications and experience
-Applicant must have at least 5 “O” Levels, including English Language
-Applicant must be a mature and reliable individual of at least 25 years of age
-Applicant must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
-Applicant must have experience with community work and be a team player
-Applicant must have the commitment to assist the disadvantaged and marginalized
-Applicant must have strong ties in Kwe Kwe
-The ability to communicate in Shona & Ndebele would be an added advantage.

How to apply
Please send your application letter and CV to:
The Centre Director
P. O. Box 1470

Or they can be sent by email to: myglpc [at] gmail [dot] com

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Senior Poverty Reduction and Development Programme Officer: NANGO
Deadline: 14 September 2012

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe
Type of Appointment: One-year, fixed-term, with possibility of extension
Estimated starting Date: 1 Oct 2012
Vacancy Number: 2012/05AU

General Functions

Under the direct supervision of the Programmes Director in Harare, and in coordination with relevant units at NANGO Headquarters and Regional offices, the successful candidate will work with the Advocacy Unit for the implementation of the NANGO Poverty Reduction, Development and Government Engagement Strategy. The selected candidate will be expected to work on the full-time basis during the assigned period. In particular he/she will:
-Assist in researching, designing and develop Poverty Reduction and Developmental programmes/projects in close coordination with the relevant units at NANGO;
-Draft project documents, logframes and budgets for submission to donors in coordination with the Directorate;
-Implement and oversee the existing Poverty Reduction and Developmental projects within the Association. (monitoring, reporting and evaluation)
-Provide key support to the Association and its members on strengthening the coordination of Civil Society Initiative in the area of Poverty Reduction, Human Development and Government Engagement Strategies.
-Participate in coordination meetings with partner NGOs, Government and the UN Country Team, as may be required;
-Represent the Association at high-level dialogue and engagement fora and meetings with the Government of Zimbabwe and other stakeholders from the public sector, private sector and civil society.
-Establish and maintain partnerships with relevant UN, NGO and government focal points in order to facilitate the work of NGOs in Zimbabwe
-Prepare and submit timely, quality routine, special reports and briefings as required.
-Assist in developing and implementing appropriate capacity building programmes in Poverty Reduction and Human Development for Associate Implementing Partners and NANGO Regional staff.
-Perform any other duties as NANGO may reasonably require commensurate with the postholder’s abilities and responsibilities.

Desired Qualifications

-The incumbent should possess a Master’s degree in Economics or Statistics with a major in economic modeling
-Possess experience and training for analytical and research skills, including monitoring and evaluation
-Sound knowledge of the human developmental needs in Zimbabwe;
-Extensive geographic knowledge of Zimbabwe
-Experience of emergency work in Zimbabwe
-Knowledge of and sensitivity to gender issues

Skills and Experience:
-At least 4 years working within the development context, with a focus on poverty reduction (MDGs), child friendly budgeting, child rights programming, and social research.
-Strong report writing skills
-Strong presentation and facilitation skills
-Ability to cooperate with other NANGO programmes and regional offices
-Previous experience of working with and through partners
-Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
-Experience in supervising, guiding and training people, individually or in groups
-Ability to establish good rapport with colleagues from partner organizations
-Ability to work in a multicultural environment
-Good computer skills e.g. Word for Windows, Excel, email & Internet
-Ability to work effectively with limited supervision
-Familiarity with working with international NGOs, UN and donors
-Ability to manage more than one project at various stages of completion
-Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of marginalized populations
-Ability to network, especially within NGO and governmental contexts

Languages: Thorough knowledge of English. Knowledge of both Shona and Ndebele is an advantage

Method of application: All applications should be addressed to machinda [at] nango [dot] org [dot] zw and copy cephas [at] nango [dot] org [dot] zw or posted to the CEO, 5 Meredith Drive, Eastlea, quoting the above vacancy notice number.

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