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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.”


NGO job vacancies in Zimbabwe: Apply Today!

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Posted on December 10th, 2013 by Bev Clark. Filed in Job vacancies, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe Blog.
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OVC Program Officer: National NGO
Deadline: 13 December 2013

Job summary
The Program Officer will support the organization in ensuring provision of holistic services to children with disabilities, with special emphasis on education.

Key functions of the post
-Plan, coordinate and hold regular meetings on child protection issues for children with disabilities
-Support training, mentoring and monitoring of rehabilitation staff
-Participate in development of resource materials for provision of services to children with disabilities
-Ensure clear communication between line Ministries and other stakeholders

Minimum qualifications and requirements
-A degree/diploma in Special Education or equivalent qualification
-At least 2 years’ experience working with OVC, particularly children with disabilities
-Experience in training and facilitation
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages
-Excellent communication skills and report writing skills

To apply
Interested and qualified candidates can send an application letter, detailed CV and copies of your certificates to: povacancy2013 [at] gmail [dot] com

Executive Director: Local NGO
Deadline: 16 December 2013

A local NGO with a vision for the success of women in national decision-making positions is seeking the services of an Executive Director.

The organisation aims to continuously lead the way in supporting local women in the national political leadership development at local, national and international levels.
In order to carry on with this exciting and empowering mandate, the organisation needs to appoint an Executive Director with a passion of congruent initiatives to the organisational vision.

The post holder will be responsible for the design and delivery of a fundraising strategy and will advise the organisation’s Board and staff on the conversion of the strategy into successful plans and financial outcomes. Internally, the director will work with an executive management team and staff. Externally, he/she will work with supporters of the organisation, beneficiaries and local political parties.

The post holder will provide inspirational leadership together with operational management for a new generation of major fundraising programmes that will provide sustainable levels of research, advocacy and leadership training support and facilities for young and mature women in politics.

We are looking for an ambitious and successful individual with relevant qualifications for project management, significant experience at management level and able to understand and communicate helpful visions both at the highest level of institutional management but also to potential supporters of the organisation’s vision. Of importance will be excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate significant success in building relationships and securing major gifts across all income streams.

Minimum qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in any social sciences or business studies, plus significant postgraduate participation in women advancement related seminars. A Masters Degree is an added advantage. Have at least 12 years relevant experience, including 6 years in NGO.
The organisation will provide a competitive remuneration and benefits to the right candidate.

To apply
Send CVs to: wipsuapplications [at] gmail [dot] com

Program Manager: Patsime
Deadline: 18 December 2013

The Program Mangers role entails managing Patsime programs and reporting to the Director.

The responsibilities are
-Providing strategic direction to the organization
-Identifying and developing strategic networks and partnerships for the organization
-Fundraising and Mobilising resources for programs of the organization
-Designing and implementing the strategic plan for the development program activities and budget

Incumbent should have the following qualifications and key requirements
-Sound knowledge of financial management
-At least 2 years of demonstrated ability to design, implement and evaluate program
-Demonstrated ability to lead an organisation and provide strategic direction to projects/programs
-Strong analytical management and communication skills
-Strong public relations skills and ability to forge strategic networks, and the flexibility to work with stakeholders from different sectors and community classes
-Fundraising on HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive health experience would be an advantage
-Capability to work under stress, perseverance is essential as are flexibility and tolerance
-Should have a clean drivers license
-Females and applicants less than 35 years are encouraged to apply

To apply
Send CV’s to: applications [at] patsime [dot] org [dot] zw

Programme Assistant: UNDP
Deadline: 20 December 2013

Effective day-to-day substantive, administrative and financial support to the national Small Grants Programme (SGP) team and the National Steering Committee (NSC) to ensure the smooth operation and management of the GEF-SGP (Global Environment Facility – Small Grants Programme) programme portfolio, timely and efficient response to queries from different grantees and stakeholders, closely monitoring the achievement of the national annual SGP delivery and co-financing targets, and updating of relevant databases. For more information and to apply please use this link

What do you see?

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Posted on December 10th, 2013 by Bev Clark. Filed in Inspiration, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe Blog.
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looked at

Source: Poetfire

By the way

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Posted on December 10th, 2013 by Bev Clark. Filed in Uncategorized, Zimbabwe Blog.
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The US president Barrack Obama will be attending Nelson Mandela’s funeral accompanied by 3 former US presidents – Bush, Clinton and Carter. His Excellency Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe, will also be attending along with 3 former presidents of Zimbabwe – R. G. Mugabe, R. G. Mugabe and R. G. Mugabe.

The Institutional Capacity Assessment by the Department of Social Services (DSS) noted that Zimbabwe was in a crisis situation where the ratio of Social Workers to the population of service users is wildly out of proportion. In Zimbabwe the ratio of children to Social Workers was in the order of 49 587:1 social worker. This is in stark contrast with other countries in the region: South Africa: 250:1 social worker / Botswana: 1 867:1 social worker / Namibia: 4 300: social worker

ZimAsset is not a plan; it’s a wish list. It doesn’t address the basic crisis Zimbabwe’s economy is in. – Eddie Cross

ZimAsset sets a very tight timetable + ambitious goals. Not encouraging that Deputy Minister of Finance is running 1hr late for his presentation on it. – Amanda Atwood

Zimbabwe is unable to access IMF & World Bank because we’re not in good standing. It’s not sanctions. If you don’t repay, you can’t borrow. – Dr Kadenge

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has moved to quash reports of a return of the Zimbabwean dollar: “The Reserve Bank wishes to unequivocally put it on record that such reports have no basis whatsoever. As monetary authorities, we wish to assure the business community and members of the public that there are no plans to reintroduce the Zimbabwean dollar in the near future.” – Acting Governor Dr Charity Dhliwayo

Power cuts? Oh well. No water? What’s new? What is it about us Zimbabweans asks @kay__sweets. Do we really not care?

Book lovers never go to bed alone – Win a book donation for your favourite cause!

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Posted on December 10th, 2013 by Amanda Atwood. Filed in Inspiration.
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We’ve got 8 great books* from Weaver Press that we would like to donate to a community library, an orphanage, an old age home, a hospital or a reading group . . . so if you’d like a shot at scoring the set of books (all Zimbabwean titles) please answer a few questions:

1. Who are you?

2. Tell us about the initiative you want the books donated to.

3. Where is it?

4. If you were going to write a novel, short story or memoir, tell us what your first sentence would be

Please email: info [at] kubatana [dot] net

* An Elegy for Easterly, Petina Gappah; Running with Mother, Christopher Mlalazi; Not another day, Julius Chingono; The Stone Virgins, Yvonne Vera; Stained Earth, Derek Huggins; We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo; Laughing Now, New Stories from Zimbabwe; Writing Lives edited by Irene Staunton

The Convert – Danai Gurira

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Posted on December 9th, 2013 by Amanda Atwood. Filed in Zimbabwe Blog.
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