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African Records World Expedition

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Posted on December 13th, 2013 by Bev Clark. Filed in Inspiration, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe Blog.
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African Records World Expedition
Deadline: 31 December 2013

The Book of African Records (BAR) is a proudly African, innovative and growing organisation. We collect records about Africa and Africans and use these as a positive change agent against stereotypical coverage of Africa in the global media.

In 2015 and 2016, and in collaboration with tourism boards across Africa, BAR is organizing a promotional and world-wide road show to be known as the African Records World Expedition. This cultural diplomacy shall take participants across 41 countries over a distance of 52 000km by road, using expedition vehicles. If successful, this journey will be the first circumnavigation of the Earth’s surface by Africans.

The African Records World Expedition will be collaborating with an African satellite television that shall be documenting and broadcasting this historic journey as a reality show for popular consumption across Africa.

This is a call for interested individuals who would like to join the expedition as a participant. There are no specific personal qualifications as the final 12 participants shall be chosen through a 3-tier elimination process that shall test candidates’ fitness for travel, general health status, ability to mentally endure extreme conditions, command of foreign languages, Class 1/4 driving skills, among other things. Whilst the organization and sponsors shall meet costs of travel for the entire 14 months, successful candidates are required to contribute 15% towards own total cost of participation.

Successful candidates will also be expected to play an active role in the preparations for 11 months prior to departure day. There are no immediate material benefits to participation.

Positions available: 12 (this includes, among other things, photographers, videographers, rapporteurs, drivers, mechanics). Individuals with a multiplicity of skills will be given preference.

Duration of expedition: 14 months (Departure day is 1 January 2015)

Countries to be covered: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, Egypt, Greece, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Kazakhstan, China, India, Australia, Japan, Canada, USA, Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica,  Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, South Africa.

An introductory meeting for potential participants shall be held in Harare in the 1st week of January 2014.

For further details, interested individuals are kindly requested to email: expedition [at] bookofafricanrecords [dot] org

Zimbabwe Social Forum 2013: Our Resources, Our Future

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Posted on December 13th, 2013 by Amanda Atwood. Filed in Zimbabwe Blog.
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Get to the 2013 Zimbabwe Social Forum!

When: Saturday 14 December 2013, 8:30am – 7:30pm
Where: Raylton Sports Club, Harare (Behind Road Port – 5th Street / George Silundika)
Theme: Our Resources, Our Future

Programme includes theatre performances, plenary discussions, and autonomous sessions on themes like health, debt and trade, youth and students, democracy and rights, social service delivery, arts and culture, labour, gender, and natural resource management.

Find out more and download the full programme

Recycling Angels

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Posted on December 12th, 2013 by Bev Reeler. Filed in Inspiration, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe Blog.
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At the Environment Africa Recycling centre by Avondale Stream
a group of men make a whimsical array of things
out of aluminium cans
everything from sheets of brightly coloured flatted cans for roofing,
to lampshades, baobabs, geckos, giraffes, spiders and Christmas trees

Zimbabweans are never short of a plan

This year Robert has been making a range of imaginative Christmas tree decorations

There is something touchingly beautiful
about his recycled angels
the curse of our consumerism
reappearing as the messengers, warriors, guardians
a re-visitation of the wise ones
kitted out in the latest colours

Robert asked me to invite you to drop by
if any of you in Harare are on a hunt for Christmas tree decorations…

Robert angel

recycled angels 2

Get a job in Zimbabwe: NGOs hiring

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Posted on December 11th, 2013 by Bev Clark. Filed in Job vacancies, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe Blog.
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Programme Development and Funding Officer (Southern Africa): CAFOD
Deadline: 1 January 2014

Based: Harare, Zimbabwe
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £22,100 – £27,100 per annum

Job profile
The Harare based Programme Development and Funding Officer will support CAFOD’s programme staff and partners in Southern Africa in developing high quality programmes and projects, ensuring CAFOD and its partners obtain significant institutional donor funding for its development and humanitarian work, and maintain and strengthen CAFOD’s relationships with key donors.

Job role
You will be required to work with a range of different institutional donors and on a number of different technical programmes. To undertake this you will need extensive international experience in insecure environments together with a proven track record of developing successful funding proposals and writing and presenting reports to donors. You will need experience of working in Southern Africa. You will need excellent communication, finance, strategic and diplomacy skills; you will also be an effective team player.

To apply
For more information about this vacancy and to apply, please use this link

Resource Mobilisation and Fundraising Adviser: Progressio
Deadline: 1 January 2014

Length: Six-month placement
Partner: Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP)

Please note that for this placement we are only able to consider applicants who are fluent in Shona and/or Ndebele.

The Progressio Development Worker will enhance the capacity of the Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP) to engage in fundraising and resource mobilisation in order to effectively implement and sustain its health and wellness interventions in the Manicaland Province. S/he will assist DOMCCP to develop a fundraising and resource mobilisation strategy that will enable them to successfully implement their strategic plan for 2011 – 2015, and ensure the sustainability of the organisation and delivery of high quality programming.

The successful candidate should have a Degree in International Development, Project Planning and Management, Social Sciences, or other relevant disciplines.

A minimum of three years’ work experience in Gender/HIV and AIDS development work with Christian faith-based organisations (FBOs) or civil society organisations in an advisory/support capacity; a successful track record in securing funding from institutional donors (based in the Southern Africa region and beyond), and direct experience in training, specifically in resource mobilisation, strategic planning, results-based management and reporting is essential. You should have experience of networking/building/managing relationships with donors and writing successful funding proposals and reports; working with community Boards, and in a resource poor environment, where access to technology is limited.

To apply
For more information on this vacancy and to apply please use this link

Fundraising and Knowledge Management Adviser: Progressio
Deadline: 1 January 2014

Length: Six-month placement
Based in Mutare
Partner: Simukai Trust

Please note that for this placement we are only able to consider applicants who are fluent in Shona and/or Ndebele.

The Progressio Development Worker will enhance the capacity of the Simukai Trust in fundraising and knowledge management to effectively implement and sustain its livelihoods and child protection interventions in the Manicaland Province, and deliver on its objectives. S/he will assist the Simukai Trust in mobilising adequate financial, human and material resources in order to ensure the sustainability of the organisation and delivery of high quality programming, as well as to leverage its current programmes for visibility and strategic alliances.

The successful candidate should have a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Knowledge Management, Communication, Journalism, or other relevant disciplines.

A minimum of five years’ work experience in livelihoods and child protection with local civil society organisations in an advisory/support capacity, and a successful track record in securing funding from institutional donors, and implementing sound knowledge management and documentation systems is essential. You should have direct experience in training/facilitation, specifically in resource mobilisation and knowledge management, and of working in a resource poor environment, where access to technology is limited.

To apply
For more information on this vacancy and to apply please use this link

Fellowships in Global Journalism

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Posted on December 11th, 2013 by Bev Clark. Filed in Uncategorized, Zimbabwe Blog.
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Fellowships in Global Journalism
Deadline: 10 February 2014

The Munk School of Global Affairs is awarding 20 Fellowships in Global Journalism to candidates who:
-Have a graduate degree, or professional degree, or a few years’ work experience in their discipline
-Have strong communications instincts
-Are hungry to cover their disciplines as journalists for media around the world, in all platforms including print, on-line, broadcast and radio, full-time or part-time.

University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs is seeking applications for Fellowships in Global Journalism Program. Curriculum topics include investigative journalism, writing, freelance tradecraft, deep interviewing skills, performance and global dynamics. Fellows will also participate in a one-month bootcamp during which they will learn the fundamentals of journalism.

Please use this link for more information

Marondera Municipality workers protest lack of payment

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Posted on December 10th, 2013 by Amanda Atwood. Filed in Zimbabwe Blog.
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Is that a wardrobe outside the Marondera Municipal office? It would appear so.

We received this community news and photograph from one of our subscribers based in Marondera:

“Municipality of Marondera failed to pay workers and they are now chased by landlords, forced to pile property at head office, see photo.”

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