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Two (2) Counsellors: Musasa
Deadline: 8 July 2011

Musasa, a local human rights NGO is inviting applications for the posts of two Counsellors based in Harare.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Counselling of clients to enable them to deal with their situations and make informed decisions.

* Writing of reports for information and accountability on project progress and cases handled.

* Checking of analysis book for correctness of statistics recorded by counsellors.

* Referring clients to external organisations such as courts and hospitals.

* Drafting of correspondence to clients and external stakeholders to ensure compliance with stipulated standards.

* Facilitating monthly meetings with clients discussing specific topics to ensure programme effectiveness.

* Attending and facilitating workshops to ensure effective information dissemination.

* Input into programme budgeting to ensure adequate project financing and resource allocation.

* Drafting of legal papers for clients who need legal assistance.


* Degree in Counselling/Social Sciences

* Clean class four driver’s licence

The organisation is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive package to the right person.

Applications and detailed CV should be received at: The Director, 64 Selous Avenue, Harare or musasaproj [at] musasa [dot] co [dot] zw

Two (2) Positions with Greenpeace Africa
Deadline: 8 July 2011

1. The Information Technology Manager

Responsible for providing technology support services that enable Greenpeace Africa staff in all office locations as well as remotely to achieve their goals. The IT manager will be responsible for delivering the IT function to the organization. He/She is the bridge between our technology and our people.

2. The Human Resources Manager

Expected to develop, advocate and implement strategic human resources policies, procedures and services for Greenpeace Africa, within organizational aims and objectives set by the Executive Director, in order to provide a solid foundation on which staff achieve current and future goals. To implement strategic aspects as well as administrative aspects of the HR function.

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If you feel you have he requisite skills send you letter of motivation and an updated resume to rafrica [at] greenpeace [dot] org no later than 8 July 2011.

5 positions: Concern Worldwide
Deadline: 8 July 2011

Concern Worldwide, an Irish non-governmental organisation is looking for individuals for the following positions:

3 Monitoring & Evaluation Officers

M & E Officers will manage the results from Concern’s Food, Income and Market programme. They will produce clear district level reports based on sound analysis. They will also oversee design of monitoring and evaluation tools and manage data collection.

Profile specific to this post:

-    Minimum first degree in Agriculture, Social Sciences, development Studies, Statistics or related discipline

-    Proven track record in demonstrating results

-    Excellent report writing skills

-    Sound background in quantitative and qualitative techniques

-    Strong computer skills including data analysis (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, SPSS, CSPro, EPi Info)

-    Experience in participatory assessment, monitoring and evaluation, training and facilitation, data processing or analysis and computers

-    Ability to organise and train staff

-    Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, organisational relationships, social and cultural constraints and realities and environmental conditions

Communications Officer (Based in Gokwe North)

The post entails developing and implementing Concern’s communication strategy and ensuring roll out of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) work plan across all programmes.

Profile specific to this post:

-    A degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences or Community Development

-    Extensive knowledge of protection issues and community complaints mechanisms

-    Experience in developing communication strategies for NGOs to share information on their work with Government, donors, local stakeholders and programme participants

-    Knowledge of participatory approaches and facilitating participation by programme participants

-    Ability to train staff and programme participants

-    Flexibility and effectiveness in working collaboratively in a team

Community Development Officer (Based in Gokwe South)

This post entails building the capacity of community local leadership structures such as VIDCOs. In addition the community development officer will work with local government district structures such as DDF and Agritex to improve service delivery to communities.

Profile specific to this post:

-    A degree in Development Studies, Community Development or Social Sciences

-    3-4 years of field rural community development experience

-    Knowledge of different capacity building approaches, including adult learning methodologies

-    Experience of working with VIDCOs and Local Government and district level ministries

-    Ability to train staff and stakeholders using participatory methodologies

-    Excellent report writing skills

-    Strong computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access)

A competitive salary is offered as per the experience required and the duties to be carried out in a new and challenging working environment.

Interested candidates should send their CVs clearly stating the position applied for in the subject line as well as the following:

-    Details of two professional referees of persons to whom they reported

-    A covering letter outlining reasons for applying and suitability of the candidate

-    Details of the current/most recent salary

-    Dates of availability

(Only candidates who meet the person profile above may be shortlisted)

Female candidates and people living with HIV/AIDS are encouraged to apply.

Applications should be sent to: The Human Resources Manager, Concern Worldwide on Lucille.tapfumaneyi [at] concern [dot] net

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Transport Assistants: UNFPA
Deadline: 11 July 2011 (12 noon)

Under the guidance and supervision of the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) Census Manager and reporting directly to the Census Mapping Team Leader, the Transport Assistant provides driving services to the 2012 Zimbabwe Population Census Mapping Teams. The Transport Assistant will be responsible in particular for:

1.    The safety and security of vehicle, staff and cargo and ensuring that road discipline and traffic rules are observed

2.    Carrying out a full check of the vehicle every morning before driving off

3.    Ensuring that in case of an accident, the accident is reported to the police and the supervisor

4.    Making weekly reports on vehicle status to be shared with supervisor

5.    Maintaining the vehicle road logbook at all times

6.    Ensuring cleanliness of the vehicle at all times

7.    Maintaining a checklist of spares, jack, toolbox to ensure care and accountability

8.    Advising supervisor of anything unusual on the vehicle be it mechanical or otherwise

9.    Keeping track of service, insurance and registration dates and alerting the supervisor well in advance

10.    Using the vehicle for official use only

11.    Any other duties as may be assigned

Desirable qualifications

Education, experience and competencies:

-    Minimum ‘O’ Level qualifications with at least 5 passes

-    Must posses a valid Class 4 driver’s licence and a valid defensive driving certificate

-    Excellent communication and teamwork skills

-    Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures

-    Persons commitment and high level of integrity

-    Languages: Thorough knowledge of English and any other local languages

Please send your CV and cover letter to:

The UNFPA Representative

Re: TA Zimbabwe Population Census Mapping

Block 7, 1st Floor Arundel Office Park

Mount Pleasant

P. O. Box 4775, Harare

Or by email to: mailzwe [at] unfpa [dot] org

Note: This is a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) funded post.

General Hand/Plumber: UNDP Zimbabwe
Deadline: 12 July 2011

Type of Contract: Local: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: G2
Position Number: 00062959

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Finance Assistant: Musasa
Deadline: 15 July 2011

Musasa, a local NGO is inviting applications for the post of Finance Assistant based in Harare.

Duties and Responsibilities:

-    Preparation of cashbook from source documents (i.e capturing of cash receipts, invoices, cheque stubs and bank statements

-    Bank reconciliations

-    Preparation of the ledger, journal up to trial balance

-    Controlling the budgets to ensure limits are adhered to

-    Preparing financial reports for donors to account for all received donor funds

-    Authorising requisitions to ensure that these are in compliant with stipulated procedures and budgetary provisions

-    Acting in the absence of the Finance Manager

Qualifications and Experience:

-    Degree in Accounting

-    CIS/CIMA/ACCA or HND with part 3 CIS

-    2 years experience in accounting and good knowledge of computerized Pastel

-    Clean Drivers Licence

Interested candidates should submit their applications together with detailed CVs to: The Director, Musasa, 64 Selous Avenue, Harare. Email: musasaproj [at] musasa [dot] co [dot] zw

Junior Graphic Designer
Deadline: 15 July 2011

A busy arts centre is looking for a dynamic young graphic designer to handle an exciting workload, working in the hub of the arts in Zimbabwe.Needs to be creative, fast and accurate, and able to work under pressure. Conversant with CorelDraw, Photoshop etc. This position offers the opportunity for a young person to consolidate their skills and portfolio. Interest and skills in stills photography and video an advantage.

Apply with CV to The Manager. Email: afactory2011 [at] yahoo [dot] com

ERD Officer: International Rescue Committee
Deadline: 15 July 2011

Location: Nyanga

The ERD Officer will be responsible for identifying and delivering the economic training needs of smallholder farmers and extension services in Manicaland. The Officer will assist the ERD Coordinator in the overall design of the IRC value chain programming and training materials. This position will be based in Nyanga District of Manicaland Province and reports to the ERD Coordinator.


Technical responsibilities / Program Implementation:

* Work with ERD Coordinator in identifying agriculture market chains in the Zimbabwe that can benefit local communities and the specific information gaps that can be addressed (e.g. market demand, quality requirements, agriculture-related infrastructure requirements),

* Work with the ERD Coordinator in facilitating participatory market chain workshops bringing together value chain actors that see economic opportunities in working together.

* Deliver value chain training to extension agents and work with them to provide timely and proper technical input and advice to participating small holder groups on agronomic implementation and on essential activities

* Deliver field-based training by working with extension agents and consultants by facilitating farmer field days that define modern techniques to develop the local farmers capacity to use supplied inputs and achieve improved quality and quantity

* Coordinate the production of training reports to track performance and progress, according to templates established with the M&E Officer

Representation and Coordination:

* Build and maintain relationships with district and community level stakeholders relevant to the agriculture value chain sector and project activities

* Liaise and coordinate with the local authorities, relevant ministries, local partners, community leaders and other key stakeholders in areas of operation regarding agricultural value chain assistance.

Qualifications and Requirements

* University degree in Agricultural Economics. A postgraduate diploma in Business Management or marketing would be an added advantage.

* At least 2 years working in the private sector on agricultural value chains.

* Have a good understanding of agricultural economies and value chains in the targeted locations of Manicaland.

* At least 3 years experience with working smallholder farmers in Manicaland.

* Strong understanding of value and supply chain principles and the operation of village and loan saving schemes.

* Knowledge of small-scale crop production in Zimbabwe.

* Knowledge in gender equity, gender equality and perspective.

* Be of very good health and fitness, and prepared to regularly visit remote villages.

* Fluent written and spoken English and Shona.

Qualified candidates should send their detailed CVs and cover letters to Zimbabwe [at] rescue [dot] org and write ERD Officer in the subject line.

Female candidates from are strongly encouraged to apply.

Scientific Officer (Resilient Dryland Systems): ICRISAT
Deadline: 15 July 2011

ICRISAT is a nonprofit, international agricultural research institute that contributes to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research CGIAR goals and envisages prosperous, food-secure and resilient dryland tropics. The Scientific Officer will support the EC funded project on “Increasing food security and household income through small stock market development in Zimbabwe” and the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water & Food project on “Farm systems and risk management in the Limpopo Basin”, in collaboration with national partners in research, development and the private sector in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Major activities and responsibilities:

Coordinate, implement and supervise research activities related to linking smallholder farmers to crop and livestock markets, integration of crop-livestock systems and improved crop and soil management technologies, and the associated risks dynamics in dryland, environment.


* Assist in the design, planning and implementation of data collection tools and surveys, including household questionnaires, focus group discussion guidelines, multi-stakeholder workshops

* Train and supervise field assistants, data collection and entry

* Support data analysis and management, documentation and presentations

* Collections and maintenance of relevant literature

* Facilitate linkages among farmers, government research and extension, NGOs, private sector, and the development of functioning innovation platforms

* Attend seminars, conferences, project planning and review meetings as assigned

Educational qualifications:

* BSc (Agriculture Production / Agricultural Economics, Development Studies or Economics or related discipline); MSc would be an advantage

Other skills and requirements

* Knowledge on smallholder crop-livestock production systems, production technologies and market development, climate variability and change in the drylands of southern Africa

* Minimum of 2 years post graduate experience in research and/or development with extensive experience in fieldwork. Experience in livestock production (feed and/or animal health) would be advantageous

* Strong organizational skills, client orientation and communication skills, and an ability to work effectively in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams

* Conversant with computers and related statistical software (SPSS, Excel, STATA etc)

* Capable of working with limited supervision and self motivated

* The position will be based in Bulawayo and requires national and international traveling

Language requirements: English. Fluency in local languages is an added advantage.

The applicant should include up-to-date curriculum vitae, the names and addresses (including fax/e-mail) of two references. Appointment will be on local terms and on yearly renewable contracts. Salaries are attractive and nationally competitive. The position is available immediately. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be addressed to the Country Administrator, ICRISAT-Bulawayo, P.O. Box 776, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Phone +263 383 311/5; Fax +263 383 307; Email: icrisatzw [at] cgiar [dot] org

Consultancy Manager: Practical Action
Deadline: 15 July 2011

Practical Action Southern Africa, part of an International technology development organisation head quartered in the UK and with other offices in East Africa, Latin America and South Asia, is seeking to recruit a Consultancy Manager for its PAC Unit based in Harare, Zimbabwe. The incumbent will report to the Regional Director and also liaise closely with the UK PAC Managing Director. This is a senior regional position in a well-established, progressive and leading development organisation operating in Zimbabwe since 1989. The Consultancy Manager will develop and implement strategies, through the development and delivery of consultancy work, which will enable Practical Action Consulting (PAC) to explore and create increased outreach opportunities and work for Practical Action. The incumbent should be an expert in the SPECIFIC areas of either AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS or ENERGY and be prepared to work extensively in the Southern Africa countries of primarily Mozambique and Malawi.

Key deliverables will include:

-    Managing, developing and Strategic guidance of the PAC Unit in Southern Africa

-    Developing presence and raising the profile of PAC with donors, governments, NGOs and the private sector in the region

-    Working with PAC International team and ensure effective communication and cross learning

-    Developing high quality Expressions of Interest (EOIs) and proposals resulting in the securing of fee earning work in the areas of either agriculture or energy

-    Providing strategic leadership to PAC staff and associate consultants

-    Developing internal systems for integrating and creating coherence and synergy between the work of PAC and Practical Action Programmes

Person Specifications

Being an Agricultural specialist:

-    At least a Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics

-    At least a Master’s degree in the relevant degree

Seven years plus active involvement in development work in the areas of:

-    Food and Livelihoods security

-    Disaster Risk Management

-    Conservation Agricultural Technologies

-    Livestock production

-    Climate change adaptation and mitigation

-    An Energy specialist

Seven years plus active involvement in the development arena in the areas of:

-    Energy economics analysis background

-    Energy sector background

-    Conventional and Renewable Energy

-    Energy Policy Analysis of the Region

-    Understanding issues of Climate change adaptation

In addition to the above, incumbents should have the following specifications also:

-    Strong contact base in the Southern Africa region

-    Ability to deal with a diverse clientele in the context of racial, ethnic and cultural diversity

-    Excellent interpersonal communications and negotiating skills a must

-    Proven expertise and knowledge in development of winning proposals, contract delivery and management

-    Ability to work as part of a locally based team as well as the wider international team for PAC

-    Strong leadership and contract management skills a prerequisite

Send applications and detailed CVs to: Human Capital and Administration Manager, Practical Action, 4 Ludlow Rd, Newlands or email to: hc [at] practicalactionzw [dot] org

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Planning and Monitoring Specialist: UNICEF
Deadline: 17 July 2011

Vacancy Notice No. 2011:17

(NO-C) Level based in Harare

This Specialist will be based in the Child Protection Section

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.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Child Protection, responsible for the planning, monitoring, evaluation and overall operational research initiatives led by the Child Protection Section, in coordination with other sections and the Collaborative Center for Operational Research (CCORE). The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, managing and coordinating overall Child Protection and Social Protection research, monitoring, planning and evaluation activities in the section in close collaboration with other sections in UNICEF, Government and civil society partners. He or she will also be responsible for providing technical leadership and organization of specific national and other research, surveys and other monitoring and evaluation initiatives including the National Survey on the Life Experiences of Adolescents, the Child Labor Workforce Survey, the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the National Action Plan for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, child protection and justice and other efforts in the Child Protection Section.

Key result areas for this senior level post include:

* Acts as a knowledge manager for the section to ensure appropriate programmatic, policy and advocacy follow-up to monitoring and evaluation activities, including communications and media liaison, drafting management responses, influencing programme design proposals, creating website postings of final studies and other creative opportunities.

* Regularly liaises with UNICEF’s CCORE to collaborate on joint studies, capacity development exercises and operational research specific to Child Protection and Social Protection.

* Works closely with Government authorities to undertake monitoring and evaluation work related to the Child Protection Fund managed by UNICEF, in support of the National Action Plan for Orphans and Vulnerable Children II, as well as other research and monitoring activities for example data generated by the Victim Friendly System.

* Identifies training needs for the purpose of capacity building in monitoring and evaluation for Government and civil society partners and helps to carry out learning opportunities that strengthen partners’ ability to deliver quality monitoring and evaluation activities.

* Regularly, collates, analyzes and evaluates data to ensure achievement of expected results taking into account resources expenditures and recommends corrective actions, when necessary.

* Participates in mid-term review, annual reviews, previews, joint sector reviews, and meetings including presentation of data in appropriate formats.

* Provides written reports as required, including précis of detailed technical information for production of fact sheets, and concise executive summary for broad dissemination.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required:

* Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, International Relations or Development Studies

* At least five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in programming in the social sectors (Health, Protection, Social Protection, Education, etc)

* Strong analytical skills and the ability to translate research into practical programming required.

* Project management experience (including designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating) projects required

* Demonstrated experience of working with Government authorities in Zimbabwe

* Ability to show-case success in reporting on donor funding an asset

* Specific programming expertise related to child and/or social protection an asset

* Practical experience in statistics methods and data management an asset

* Knowledge of computer management skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.

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. Zim2011/17)

UNICEF, 6 Fairbridge Avenue,

P O Box 1250

Belgravia, Harare

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

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well-qualified candidates, particularly women, people with disabilities and other minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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