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Programme Officer Transformative Justice Department: Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association
Deadline: 10th December 2012

Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA) is seeking to recruit a Programme Officer for the Transformative Justice Department.

ZWLA is a membership organization of women lawyers. It was founded in 1992 to enable women lawyers to contribute towards women’s rights in general whilst addressing the professional interests of women lawyers.
ZWLA has grown over the years to a full-fledged woman’s organisation implementing programmes with the aim of facilitating women’s access to justice. ZWLA’s vision is justice and equality for all in society where women are empowered and assert their rights within a justice delivery system that treats women and men equally.

Job summary
Reporting to the National Director, The Programme Officer is responsible for overall implementation and management of the Transformative Justice Department programmes. She/he leads the day to day operations of ZWLA’s advocacy,legal education, policy and law reform programmes. Ensures the implementation of ZWLA’S advocacy strategy, coordinates and manages ZWLA’s communication strategy. Drafts legal documents and gives legal advice to government departments and other agencies and CSOs on the interpretation of  regional and International Human Rights Instruments related to women and children. Facilitates transformation of laws, policies, practices, institutions and attitudes. Oversees the department’s annual budgeting, programmatic planning, maintenance and development of key partners and relationships to ensure the effectiveness and impact of the organisation.

The Programme Officer, Transformative Justice is accountable to the Director for the performance of the organisation. She/he must build upon ZWLA’s accomplishments to date and further strengthen the relevance and profile of the organisation.

Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated competencies and passion for women and children’s rights. Fund raising experience and exposure to the work of non-governmental organisations is a plus.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

1. Leadership
-Excellent communication skills including public speaking and media capabilities
-Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with and lead executives and professionals at all levels of the organisation.

2. Strategy and Vision
-Experience formulating innovative strategies from concept through funding and execution.
-Strong facilitator and negotiator.
-Excellent networking in the field of women and children’s rights.

3. External relationships
-Experience forging relationships with funding partners, civil society organisations, private sector entities and government officials.
-Experience managing stakeholder relationships.

4. Understanding of Finance
-Experience and strong understanding of financial management
-Experience in managing budget, financial planning and project control,

5. Results-Oriented Change Leadership
-Demonstrated effective management skills with a track record of successfully tackling challenging projects.

6. Influencing and Interpersonal Skills
-Strong communication capabilities and a broad team orientation. She/he must have the ability to influence and work effectively with professionals and other levels of society.
-A self-motivated, enthusiastic individual who demonstrates a high degree of personal integrity, honesty, and respect for others as shown through strong personal values as well as consistency between words and actions.

Education and Experience
Ideal candidate should be a lawyer with at least 5 years of relevant experience. A relevant Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

Application procedure
Applications should be submitted to the Director of ZWLA on the following addresses: emilia [at] zwla [dot] co [dot] zw and copied to the HR Committee Chairperson on szhou [at] citybyo [dot] co [dot] zw and clearly titled “Programme Officer Transformative Justice ZWLA”

Finance Officer: Local NGO
Deadline: 15 December 2012

Only Women will be considered.
Bulawayo residents an advantage!

Basic Requirements
-At least five years working experience in a similar field; computer literate; English-speaking; education qualifications commensurate with the position being applied for.
-Have the ability to balance conflicting priorities and work calmly and effectively under pressure.
-Must be able to work without supervision.
-The applicant should be able to adapt easily to a dynamic working environment.
-Experience with budget preparation.
-Outstanding oral and written English communication skills and second language proficiency.
-Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and Power Point, and Adobe Acrobat.
-Excellent organizational skills with a willingness to assume responsibilities and take initiative.
-Ability to be a team player.
-Strong time management skills, especially when facing tight deadlines.
-Applicants must possess the ability to think outside the box/creatively and possess demonstrable networking and communication skills at various levels.

Duties and Responsibilities
-The post holder will establish financial systems for the organisation and maintain and monitor these. As well as keeping all accounting records necessary as the organisation prepares financial procedures for audit.
-Set up and manage financial systems, procedures and controls.
-Maintenance of accounting records on a daily and monthly basis.
-Preparation of accounts for audit.
-Managing petty cash

Application Process
Please read this section carefully and follow the instructions closely. This is a short-term opening, as the position must be filled by first week of January 2013 so the deadline is 15 December 2012.

Please send a cover letter and resume to sisterhoodzimbabwe [at] yahoo [dot] com with the subject line as follows: your name and application for FINANCE position.

1.  An application letter, detailing how the applicant meets the above minimum qualifications and salary range expected.
2.  Please also respond to the following requirements.
3.  A current resume relevant to the position (no more than 2 pages of plain text please)
4.  A web link or a short example of the applicant’s written work.
5.  Relevant documentation supporting the minimum requirements listed above should be available during the interview process, please do not attach them.
6.  The selection process will be on 16 December and only short listed candidates will be invited for an interview.  During the interview an oral, and/or written exercises may be conducted so as to test practical knowledge and skills.
7.  We will not be in a position to notify all applicants of the result.

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