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Please note that the job vacancies we carry are related to the NGO and civil society sectors only.

Research Administration & Compliance Officer: Zvitambo
Deadline: 2 November 2012

Applicants that meet the following requirements are invited for the position of Research Administration & Compliance Officer to carry out the following duties:

-Managing the Regulatory Binder
-Assisting with IRBs new applications and amendment for JH and MRCZ
-Assisting with Research Compliance Issues
-Carrying out translations
-Managing Bibliography Database

-Degree in Social Sciences plus Certification in Human Subject Research Ethics & Good Clinical Practice
-A good understanding of Research regulations is important
-Diploma in Public Relations an added advantage
-Highly conversant with MS Office, Reference Manager (scientific literature management software) and Desktop Publishing
-At least 5 years post qualification experience in NGO research environment
-Valid driver’s licence

Apply by email to: applynow [at] zvitambo [dot] co [dot] zw
Or in person or by post to: Zvitambo, #1 Borrowdale Road, Borrowdale, Harare
Email Subject or Attention: “Research Administration & Compliance Officer”

Two (2) vacancies: Local NGO
Deadline: 2 November 2012

1) Finance Officer (12 months)

Work Hours: Full time; 40 hours per week

The organisation provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regards to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status.

Basic Function: As finance officer, the incumbent will be responsible for a wide range of finance and accounting and administrative responsibilities within the organisation.

Duties and Responsibilities
-Production of accurate financial statements and assisting with the administrative duties
-Production of monthly management accounts
-Authorize and monitor journal entries made to the ledger
-Ensure that the nominal ledger is being properly written up and accounts relating thereof are properly explained
-Maintenance of the fixed asset register
-Assist with year end schedules as required by the external auditors
-Assist with the financial reports to varied stakeholders, and ensuring to global accounting and finance standards.

Selection Factors
1) Education: Possession of a university degree in accounting or finance is required (20 points)
2) Prior Work Experience: A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in professional accounting, auditing or financial management, preferably in public accounting or donor project financing (30 points)
3) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Language Proficiency:  Fluency in written and spoken English is required (50 points)
Knowledge – A thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, particularly non-profit accounting rules.
Abilities and Skills – Must be able to interpret accounting data and information, as well as analyze accounting processes and identify practices and procedures, which require correction and modification. Must be able to perform analysis of management controls and ensure that they are adhered to. Must be able to produce accurate financial reports, which are up to the standard of partners and other stakeholders. Must be able to communicate effectively with non-accounting personnel in explaining accounting requirements and potentials. Must be skilled in the use of computer-based accounting packages.

2) Information And Communication Officer (12 months)

Principal Job Responsibilities
-Will be in charge of the overall management and execution of the Organisation’s information and communication strategy
-Will work in collaboration with the Information Sub-Committee to define the objectives, strategies and content of the information and communications program
-Design and oversee the implementation of a regional and international information and communications campaign
-Build a public and media relations strategy for all the Organisation’s activities
-Identify target groups and design appropriate information products for each

Qualifications And Experience
(a) Relevant University degree or Mass Communications Diploma
(b) At least 2 years’ experience in a research or information related environment 2 years on the job experience

To Apply
Please read this section carefully and follow the instructions closely. Interested applicants must address all the above qualifications in their application. An application should be addressed to the H.R Manager and include:
1. An application letter, detailing how the applicant meets the above minimum qualifications. Please type your response to each item, e.g Education, and state how you meet the requirement. Failure to do so will result in you not being shortlisted. Your letter must address each of the qualifications listed above.
2. A current resume relevant to the position (no more than 2 pages)
Relevant documentation supporting the minimum requirements listed above should be available upon request, if called for an interview, but do not have to be attached to the application.

Selection Process
After an initial application screening, the best-qualified applicants will be invited to a testing process, which may include an oral interview and/or written exercise. The final phase of the selection process is the probationary period of 3 months. Medical and security clearances are also required before employment can begin.

Please Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted with the results of the final selection. Due to the anticipated great number of applications to be received, we are not able to contact each applicant.

Please submit email applications to: vacanciesopen [at] gmail [dot] com

National General Secretary: Local NGO
Deadline: 3 November 2012 (4pm)

A reputable Christian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) specialized in Youth Development is looking for a strong executive level professional to become its National General Secretary/Chief Executive Officer.

The position holder will be responsible for
-Implementing the new Strategic Plan
-Overseeing the design and implementation of quality programs and structures
-Managing the NGO’s resources within the budget guidelines, according to current laws and regulations in Zimbabwe
-Overseeing the financial management activities of the NGO
-Identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources and establishing strategies to approach funders, etc.
-Attracting, retaining and motivating talented and enthusiastic staffs
-Supporting Branch and Board development
-Networking, developing linkages and nurturing partnerships with like-minded organizations
-Ensuring that the NGO’s Vision, Mission, Programs and Services are consistently presented in a strong and positive image to stakeholders

The successful candidate must
-Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Development Work, Youth Development, Management Studies or a related field. A Master’s Degree and the ability to speak another language such as French would be an added advantage
-Have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience at an executive level either with a youth based organization, an NGO or a governmental agency
-Have proven experience and abilities in social enterprise management, leadership and project management
-Possesses multitasking, communication, leadership and entrepreneurship skills
-Have a good understanding of Youth Development and Empowerment strategies
-Be computer literate.

The interview for the NGS/CEO position will be conducted on Wednesday 7th November 2012.

Please send full CV and copies of relevant documents with email and reliable telephone number to: applicants [at] africaymca [dot] org

NB: Only short listed candidates will contacted.

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