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National Coordinator: Zimbabwe Women Writers
Deadline: 15 July 2011

Zimbabwe Women Writers, a local arts and culture NGO which brings together all willing writers of Zimbabwe encouraging creative writing, reading and publishing is looking for a motivated, energetic and enthusiastic person to fill the post of national coordinator.

The position is based in Harare, with extensive travel in the field.

Key Responsibility: Answerable to the Board of Trustees. The key responsibility areas are the Management of Organization’s Programmes, Human Resources and Implementation of Policies.

Specific Responsibilities:
-Profile the organization at all levels and support the staff to do the same
-Establish branches for the organization in relevant areas
-Facilitate effective mainstreaming of gender and HIV in the organization’s activities
-Sourcing more funds for the organization’s programmes
-Assist the Board in developing appropriate organizational policies
-Oversee implementation of organizational policies
-Establish and manage strategic partnerships for the organization, especially funding partners
-Produce reports for donors timeously
-Organize seminars, workshops, conferences and meetings relevant to the organization
-Coordinate frequent evaluation of finances and programmes
-Manage the existing staff team
-Recruit relevant staff for the organization
-Draft staff contracts
-Ensure the work environment is conducive to all staff to perform to their best ability
-Organize capacity development for all staff

Suitable candidates must have:
-Commitment to issues affecting women and experience of working with women and youths.
-Ability to work with women and youths from both urban and rural communities.
-Knowledgeable of gender issues affecting women and youths and how arts and culture can address the issues.
-Experience of supervising and monitoring staff at a higher level.
-A Degree level qualification in social sciences.
-Good communication skills including written and verbal fluency in Shona/Ndebele & English.
-High Computer literacy.
-A clean class 4 driving licence

The following will be added advantages:
-Previous experience in the NGO sector
-Demonstrated passion for creative writing
-Knowledge of pastel packages

To apply send CV, information of current salary and benefits and two contactable references.

Applications, clearly marked NATIONAL COORDINATOR POST, should be sent to or hand delivered: The ZWW Board Chairperson, 152 Nelson Mandela Avenue, Harare or email: tsemtshiya [at] yahoo [dot] com

Women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Three (3) nurse counselors: Zimbabwe Aids Prevention Project, Department Of Community Medicine, University of Zimbabwe
Deadline: 15 July 2011

The Zimbabwe AIDS Prevention Project, a Department of Community Medicine, University of Zimbabwe project has funding to conduct baseline research prior to expanding its National Sex Worker Programme. The Programme is aimed at reducing HIV acquisition among sex workers thereby reducing HIV transmission to their clients. Sex workers are one of the key populations currently targeted through the National Behavior Change Strategy as part of the recommendations of the Zimbabwe National HIV Strategic Plan. The GIZ (formerly GTZ) has funded the programme to run a baseline survey whose overall goal is to describe the characteristics of sex work populations in Mutare, Hwange and Victoria Falls in order to determine the risk factors for HIV infection among the women and, in particular to explore how structural and contextual factors influence this risk.

We are therefore looking for Nurse Counselors, which will be based in Hwange and Victoria Falls.

The nurse counselors will be responsible for recruiting, enrolling and interviewing all participants to the baseline survey according to GCP guidelines. Reporting to the Programme Coordinator, the Nurse Counselor’s duties will include:
-Recruiting and consenting clients according to GCP guidelines
-Enrolling clients
-Conducing a quantitative interview with each enrolled client
-Collecting a finger prick blood sample for dried blood spot sample collection
-Maintaining proper documentation on all programme forms
-Any other duties as needed by the programme

Qualifications, skills and experience
-Degree/Diploma in nursing
-Experienced clinician
-Experience and knowledge of STI treatment and management
-Counseling diploma and experience in HIV/AIDS counseling
-Certified by HPC to perform rapid HIV testing and DBS testing
-Current GCP and Ethics training certificate an advantage
-Experience working with vulnerable populations (sex workers) an added advantage
-Fluency in English, and Ndebele

Applicants wishing to be considered for these positions should submit full curriculum vitae with a cover letter stating clearly which position you’d like to be considered for, copies of certificates and the names/contact information for three referees to:

The Programme Coordinator (Sex Worker Programme)
Zimbabwe AIDS Prevention Project-UZ (ZAPP-UZ)
21 Rowland Square
Milton Park

Email: admin.rds [at] gmail [dot] com

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Finance/Grants Officer: Mercy Corps
Deadline: 17 July 2011

The Mercy Corps Finance Department is responsible for all financial functions in Harare including accounting, payment and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting and grant financial management and compliance. The Mercy Corps Finance Department ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures. In its role as a support to the Program Department, the Finance Department provides timely reports and assistance to the Country Director and the Program team to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively. The Finance/Grants Officer will assist the Finance Manager, as well as Senior Finance Officer in all aspects of smooth daily performance of finance activities, as well as co-ordination with other office staff on various aspects or project finances.

Qualifications required: A Bachelor’s degree holder, minimum 2 years’ experience in Finance, preferably NGO experience, accounting skills, attention to detail and capacity to closely review work under pressure. Experience in conducting compliance visits and also ability to work with people from different backgrounds and nationalities.

Duration of contract: 5 months

To apply, please send a covering letter describing your interest, qualifications, salary requirements, references and all official documents including your CV to Mercy Corps Human Resources at hr [at] zw [dot] mercycorps [dot] org or drop off your application at Mercy Corps, 73 Harare Drive, Mt Pleasant, Harare. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Technical Coordinator
Deadline: 18 July 2011

Catholic Relief Services is an international humanitarian and development organization.

The M&E Coordinator will establish, lead and manage the M&E system for the country program. The incumbent will ensure the appropriate application of theory and best practices to the design and implementation of designated activities in line with the program’s strategic objectives. In line with managing information for results, the incumbent will use innovative approaches such as information & communication technology for development (ICT4D) for better M&E. The M&E Coordinator will provide leadership within the CP to strengthen organizational, staff and partner capacity to design and implement effective monitoring and evaluation systems, for enhanced learning, decision making and measurable program impact. The M&E Coordinator will ensure that a) projects/programs are monitored as needed; b)  high quality external or internal evaluations are undertaken; and c) recommendations are adopted, and that promising practices and lessons-learned are documented and disseminated.

Qualifications & Experience

Characteristics of the ideal candidate include:
A Masters degree in Development Studies, or other social sciences.
5-7 years working experience in socio-economic development and recovery programs in areas such as child development, disaster risk reduction, food security.
A minimum of 3 years of specialized experience in program design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and research.
Proven leadership and management experience working in M&E in humanitarian settings.
Demonstrable ability to use of ICT4D for better M&E and standardized M&E reporting. Exceptional interpersonal communications, networking and teambuilding skills, including the ability to influence and obtain cooperation of individuals not under directly supervisory control. Excellent organization, planning skills, and analytical skills.
Ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods.
Ability to conceptualize, perform and direct research and writing of technical documents.
Understanding of donor expectations and trends for M&E.
High level of English-language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing).
Excellent analytic and computer skills; skilled in SPSS, Excel, PowerPoint and database management.
Willingness to travel as required.
Those who meet the above criteria are invited to submit their applications together with a cover letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and contact details (plus e-mails addresses) of three traceable references and proof of qualifications. Applications should be clearly marked “M&E Technical Coordinator”.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  Please submit to: The Country Representative, 95 Park Lane, Harare or 33A Duncan Road Suburbs Bulawayo or P.O. Box CY 1111, Causeway, Harare, or to recruitment [at] zw [dot] saro [dot] crs [dot] org

VCT Primary Care Counsellor: MSF Spain
Deadline: 18 July 2011

Based in Beitbridge

-Qualified Primary Care Counsellor
-Excellent knowledge of HIV/AIDS, particularly PMTCT programmes
-Extensive experience (minimum 2 years) in performing VCT services to individuals and family members
-Rapid HIV testing qualification is an added advantage
-Fluent in English, Ndebele and Shona ability to communicate in Venda will be an added advantage

Send CV to: HR Admin, MSF-Spain 165 Tower Lane, Beitbridge, Zimbabwe
or MSFE-beitbridge [at] barcelona [dot] msf [dot] org

Portfolio Co-ordinator: SNV (Mutare)
Deadline: 18 July 2011

Contract period: 2 years

SNV Zimbabwe is looking for a Team Leader (Portfolio Co-ordinator) for its Mutare duty station. SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is working in over 33 developing countries across the world. In these countries, we are dedicated to a society where all people enjoy the freedom to pursue their own development. The emphasis of our work is on poverty alleviation through (1) increasing production, income and employment in the agriculture sector and (2) increasing access to basic services in the sectors of water, sanitation and hygiene and renewable energy. We aim at achieving considerable impact in all these sectors. The objective of this position is to co-ordinate the portfolio of partner/clients activities, to lead the positioning and strategy development process within the portfolio and Country Management Team (CMT). The PC will assume a coordinating role at management level in steering production, income and employment activities. He or she is also expected to dedicate part of his/her time to advisory services.


-University degree (MSc or PhD level) in the field of development studies, social science, economics, or institutional and organisational development
-Recognised expertise in management of teams (10-12 people) of experienced professionals and change management in organisations levels, development of capacity strengthening plans, monitoring of institutional and organisational capacity building
-Recognised results in creating a learning environment
-Minimum of 10 years of relevant advisory experience in capacity strengthening of partner organisations and a management experience such as: management of development projects with responsibilities in HRM and financial management including strong decisions making on content, personnel and budget
-Specific knowledge in the area of production, income and employment, inclusive business and impact investment
-Clear vision on poverty reduction strategies
-English (spoken and written)

If you are interested and believe that you have the necessary qualifications, please send your applications by email to zimbabwe [at] snvworld [dot] org

For more details on our work and about the post, you can visit www.snvworld.org

Head of Department Carpentry: Young Africa
Deadline: 19 July 2011

Young Africa, a Zimbabwean NGO, aims at the empowerment of underprivileged young people. At Young Africa Skills Centre in Chitungwiza we offer skills training in various trades, coaching for school drop-outs, organize festivals and have a number of community services. Our activities attract over 500 youngsters per day.

Young Africa is in the process of becoming fully self-reliant in the near future, managed by local staff and financially independent from donor support, while remaining a shining example of a holistic and participatory development approach, stimulating youth to change the future for the better and stimulating other organisations to adopt our approach.

Young Africa works with its own franchise concept: the staff, drawn from the local community, are the entrepreneurs of their own departments. This franchise concept results in autonomous and financially self-reliant skills training and production departments. Production is intensely integrated within the training process. School fees and revenues from the production line make up the earnings for the department, whereas they contribute a certain proportion of their income to Young Africa as rent for the use of the facilities that Young Africa offers them (e.g. tools and equipment, workshop space and classrooms).

For the Carpentry Department we are looking for a senior carpenter with proven business management and marketing skills to run the department.

Personal characteristics
-Inspiring, charismatic leader
-Honest, fair and responsible manager
-Dedicated to the integral development of underprivileged young people
-Committed and hard-working with a mind set on possibilities
-Being able, by example, to inspire and motivate staff and students
-Compliance with the vision of Young Africa on development of young people

Job description
-Manage the carpentry department, which operates as an independent entity in cooperation with Young Africa
-Take full responsibility of workshop, machinery and equipment entrusted to
-Take full responsibility of own financial and personnel management
-Provide quality training to the underprivileged youth of the local community
-Procure ample job orders, while at the same time ensure quality of services, cost effectiveness, responsibility towards customer satisfaction at all times and every production work

Minimum qualifications and requirements
-Sound academic background: 5 O’ levels
-Degree in carpentry (National Diploma)
-Some business training is an added advantage
-10 years relevant experience (senior carpenter, management, marketing)

Application letters with curriculum vitae can be sent to: arnold.kwaramba [at] youngafrica [dot] org or hand-delivered at Young Africa Skills Centre, Mharapara Road, Unit L, Seke, Chitungwiza

Accounts Assistant: Legal Resources Foundation (LRF)
Deadline: 22 July 2011

The Legal Resources Foundation a local legal services NGO invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the post of Accounts Assistant, that has arisen.

Duties and responsibilities:
-Ensure that all National Office payments are up to date in keeping with the finance policies & procedures manual.
-Write up cashbook and prepare monthly bank reconciliations.
-Assist with year-end audit preparations.
-Assist with preparation of donor reports.
-Prepare monthly variance reports for the Finance Director.
-Filing of all payments and work done in the office.
-Maintain positive and consistent working relations with banks.
-Produce minutes for Finance Department meetings.
-Any other duties to be assigned by the FD.

Qualifications and experience:
-Applicants must have the NID in Business Studies, majoring in accounts, or any other similar qualifications, with a minimum of one year’s experience, post qualification.
-Computer literacy and knowledge of Excel, Pastel and Word are required.
-Background in the NGO sector will be an advantage.
-Applicants must be self-motivated and have the ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.

Package: The position carries a competitive package, which will be disclosed to successful applicants.

Applications with full contact details, accompanied by comprehensive curriculum vitae, and clearly marked “Accounts Assistant” should be sent to:

The National Accountant P. O. Box 918 Harare

Or they can be sent by e-mail to: pa [at] lrf [dot] co [dot] zw

Closing date for applications is close of business on Friday 22 July 2011. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Programme Assistant, Poverty Reduction & HIV/AIDS: UNDP ZIMBABWE
Deadline: 22 July 2011

Type of Contract: Local: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: GS 5
Post Number: 00033296

To apply for this post kindly click here

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