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Project Officer – Makoni Food and Livelihood Security Support Project: GOAL
Deadline: 1 July 2011

Applications are encouraged from individuals with suitable qualifications to fill the following position within the organisation.

General description of role:

The Project Officer is responsible for the overall implementation of the project in line with the project documentation and agreements signed between GOAL and the institutional partner in the district assigned. S/he actively guides the physical implementation and on going monitoring of the project. S/he also contributes to the continuous review of the project with a view to improving the anticipated project outcomes. The Project Officer support and line manages the Field Officers and the data capture clerk who work on the project.

Qualifications and skills:

-    A minimum of a degree in Agriculture/Social Science or equivalent related field
-    2+ years’ solid experience in a middle senior capacity in managing livelihoods projects
-    Proven experience of using participatory methodologies such as Training for Transformation and/PRA techniques with rural communities
-    Good understanding and previous experience of using monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies
-    Proven human resource management, organizing and planning skills
-    Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
-    Excellent oral and written communication skills
-    Evidence of maturity and good community approach skills
-    Computer literate in Microsoft products i.e. Word and Excel
-    Motor bike riding experience an added advantage

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only candidates meeting the criteria will be called for an interview. Interested candidates should submit an application letter, a CV with names and addresses of contactable referees and certified copies of certificates. Please indicate the post on the application envelope and submit no later than 1st July 2011 to:

The HR Co-ordinator, GOAL Zimbabwe, 3 Lezard Avenue, Milton Park, Harare or P. O. Box 4370, Harare.

Laboratory Technician: MSF
Deadline: 4 July 2011

Based in Beitbridge

-    Degree/Diploma in Medical Lab Sciences
-    Specialist Diploma in Immunology is an asset
-    Current registration with Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe
-    Minimum 2 years’ work experience post-qualification
-    Knowledge of HIV/AIDS screening and diagnosis is a must
-    Fluency in English is a must
-    Knowledge of Ndebele, Shona or Venda is an asset
-    Proficient knowledge of MS Office

Send CV to: Admin – MSF-SPAIN, 165 Tower Lane Baobab, Beitbridge or MSFE-beitbridge [at] barcelona [dot] msf [dot] org

Several (41) positions: Population Services Zimbabwe
Deadline: 4 July 2011

Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ), an affiliate of Marie Stopes International (MSI), is a market focused and result-oriented non-governmental organization. We develop the efficient, effective and sustainable family planning and reproductive health programmes, with particular emphasis on the lower and disadvantaged communities in Zimbabwe. What we do makes a real difference to people’s lives, so it’s absolutely crucial that we fill our organisation with passionate people.

Opportunities have arisen in the following areas:

Programme Assistant – Harare

Job Summary:

Under the overall supervision pf the Country Director, the Program Assistant is responsible and accountable for providing technical, clerical and administrative support for assigned programme areas; and coordination procedures for scheduling and monitoring programme related activities.

Key duties:

-    Provides effective support to the Country Director in all aspects of program budgeting, implementation, monitoring, including country support activities related to programme management
-    Management of Country Director’s daily and monthly itineraries, drafting of routine correspondences, presentations, faxes, memoranda and reports in accordance with Country Director’s requirements
-    Assists on preparing work plans and budgets for all program activities
-    Provision of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports outlining results of specific programs

Qualifications and experience:

-    Degree in Social/Behavioral Sciences, or related field
-    A minimum of two years’ work experience in programme or personal assistant role
-    Excellent interpersonal, communication and computer skills
-    Experience in development and implementation of policies and procedures for all administration procedures

Centre Team Leader – Harare

Key duties:

-    Ensures the clinic’s team has adequate stocks, equipment and staff for smooth delivery of service
-    Ensures clinical standards are being followed at the centre and offer high quality services
-    Markets PSZ products and services in liaison with the Marketing department
-    Provides consultation, counseling of clients and advice on various methods of contraception to enable the client to make an informed decision
-    Dispense drugs to clients

Qualifications and experience:

-    BSc in Nursing Science
-    Post graduate qualification in Midwifery
-    Forensic Licence (M.C.A.Z)
-    Diploma in Health Administration/Community Nursing an added advantage
-    Family Planning training
-    At least 5 years post qualification experience, of which 2 years’ must have been in a supervisory position
-    Computer literacy
-    Clean Class 4 driver’s licence

Outreach Team Leader x 2 – Masvingo and Chinhoyi

Key duties:

-    Ensures the clinic’s team has adequate stocks, equipment and staff for smooth delivery of service
-    Ensures clinical standards are being followed at all outreach sites
-    Markets PSZ products and services in liaison with the Marketing department
-    Provides consultation, counseling of clients and advice on various methods of contraception to enable the client to make an informed decision
-    Dispense drugs to clients

Qualifications and experience:

-    BSc in Nursing Science with post graduate qualification in Midwifery
-    Diploma in Community Nursing
-    Forensic Licence (M.C.A.Z)
-    Diploma in Health Administration advantageous
-    Family Planning training
-    At least 5 years post qualification experience, of which 2 years’ must have been in a supervisory position
-    Computer literacy

Administrator Assistant – Mutare
Locum Administrator Assistant x 12 – Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare, Kadoma, Gokwe


-    Welcomes clients and/or visitors to the clinic and attend to inquiries
-    Receipts and banks all income on a daily basis
-    Manages the clinic’s petty cash
-    Records performance statistics as required
-    Maintains client records, to be organized and available as necessary
-    Orders clinic supplies to ensure proper
-    Stock management and voucher filing

Qualifications and experience:

-    3 ‘A’ Levels with Maths and English at ‘O’ Level
-    Secretarial Diploma
-    2-3 years post qualification experience
-    Advanced computer literacy in Microsoft Office Packages

Locum Nurse Provider x 12 – Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare, Kadoma, Gokwe

Key duties:

-    Assesses client’s reproductive health needs
-    Counsels clients and provide advice on family planning, sexually transmitted infections and other sexual reproductive health services
-    Maintains accurate and confidential client records
-    Provides cover for Centre Team Leader inn their absence

Qualifications and experience:

-    Diploma in Nursing, preferably a Degree in Nursing Science
-    Forensic Licence (M.C.A.Z)
-    2-3 years post-qualification professional
-    Certificate in Basic Life Support is an added advantage
-    Family Planning training

Locum Nurse Aide x 12 – Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare, Kadoma, Gokwe


-    Provides cleaning services, including laundry and storage of linen
-    Sterilization and preparation of instruments before use in treatment rooms
-    Safe disposal of all clinical waste

Qualifications and experience:

-    5 ‘O’ Levels with Maths and English
-    At least 3 years experience in a hospital environment
-    Current First Aid Certificate with a recognized institution
-    Knowledge of family planning methods is an added advantage

If you would like to be considered for any of these roles, please submit a covering letter and CV, outlining your experience to date and the location you wish to be considered for, to:

The Human Resources Officer
Population Services Zimbabwe
9 Bisley Circle

Or send an email to: recruitment [at] pszim [dot] com quoting the job title in the subject line.

Interview date is week commencing 25 July 2011. Start date is ASAP.

Country Representative: Zimbabwe Hand in Hand Southern Africa
Deadline: 8 July 2011

Hand in Hand Southern Africa is an NGO affiliated to Hand in Hand International and shares the same focus targeting the poorest of the poor in its aim to create sustainable and replicable poverty reduction models. Hand in Hand Southern Africa welcomes applications from appropriately qualified and experienced people for the position of Country Representative in Zimbabwe.

Key responsibilities:

-    Set up HiH operations in Zimbabwe
-    Provides strategic leadership of HiH SA’s program in the country
-    Takes the lead in representing HiH SA within the country (including media and lobbying and advocacy work)
-    Builds relationships and develops networks
-    Analyses policy and policy environment in Zimbabwe and its impact on the country programme
-    Manages the country: staff, budget, funding and the program
-    Works with Country Leadership Team to ensure that minimum standards are met in the country: for program, program management, HR, finance, security, health and safety etc
-    Write proposals and design logical frameworks for a variety of donor requirements and indicators
-    Co-ordinates with the Regional Leadership Team, to identify new funding sources and negotiate funding to support program implementation

Skills and competencies:

-    Senior management experience in leading the development, and ensuring the delivery of organisational strategy
-    Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically
-    Experience in leading and motivating multi disciplinary, geographically remote teams, a high degree of self-awareness
-    Experience in representing an organization with partners, government agencies, private sector organizations and donors
-    High level financial management skills to steer the operational budget
-    Experience of fundraising from diverse institutions, both local and international
-    Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate


-    A degree in Development Studies or Economics or Social science or Business Management is required
-    Professional qualifications in management or MBA is an advantage
-    Over 5 years experience in senior management position

To apply, please send a brief motivational letter and CV to info [at] handinhandsa [dot] org or P. O. Box FM790, Famona, Bulawayo. HiH SA will communicate with shortlisted candidates only.

Southern Africa Sub-regional Funding Officer (Malawi and Zimbabwe): Progressio
Deadline: 13 July 2011

Based: Harare, Zimbabwe, with occasional visits to Malawi
Contract: Full-time, two-year contract
Salary: US$2,000 gross per month

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to speak and write fluent English and Shona and/or Ndebele.

Progressio has been leading the way on practical international development issues for more than forty years. Whether through placing development workers overseas, or in our policy and advocacy achievements, Progressio has a track record of making a difference. We work with people of all faiths and none.

We are looking for a highly motivated and resourceful individual with a genuine commitment and track record of fundraising for international development. The post holder will play a leading role in increasing the funding for Progressio’s programmes and advocacy work in the Southern Africa Sub-region (Malawi and Zimbabwe). The post holder will be responsible for researching new funding sources in the region and beyond, preparing specific funding bids/ reports for submission to institutional donors (this will involve liaising with the Fundraising Team, plus other staff in the UK, Malawi and Zimbabwe), donor relationship management, and maintaining up-to date information systems.

Educated to degree or with an appropriate qualification in a relevant discipline, the successful candidate will have had fundraising training; a successful track record in securing funding from institutional donors (based in the Southern Africa region and beyond), and proven experience of: networking/ building/ managing relationships with donors, writing successful funding proposals and reports, and report writing (narrative and financial).

Experience of maintaining grant management systems; a flexible approach to managing and prioritising a high workload and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines; sound knowledge of institutional regional and international funding sources and trends; excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills, including the ability to develop and manage effective relationships with current and new donors; demonstrable numeracy skills, including the ability to prepare and interpret financial information, and competence in spreadsheet accounting, and good team-building skills and consensus led approach to work are essential. As are excellent organisational and time management skills, with ability to work on own initiative, prioritise and meet deadlines; excellent attention to detail, accuracy, ability to assimilate and analyse information quickly; flexibility, problem solving skills and ability to adapt to a changing environment and to approach work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude; excellent oral and written skills in English and Shona and/ or Ndebele; full employment rights in Zimbabwe; strong personal commitment to Progressio’s vision, values and goals, and ability to put them in to practice; openness to work with different partners (eg secular, faith-based) and to work with diverse and marginalised groups; cultural sensitivity and ability to work as a member of a multicultural team spread across different countries, and the ability and readiness to undertake road travel in the region and for short stays, and to work outside office hours and during weekends.

It is essential that you complete Progressio’s application form in full, as very specific information is required and will be used to decide whether or not you will be short-listed for an interview.

For further information and an application form visit

Interviews: Week of 18 July 2011 in Harare

Please return the completed application form to: Recruitment [at] progressio [dot] org [dot] uk

Governance & Human Rights Programme Assistant – Zimbabwe Office: Trócaire
Deadline: 14 July 2011

Trócaire is a Development Agency of the Irish Catholic Church.  The Agency works in Zimbabwe under an MoU with the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference. A vacancy for a Governance & Human Rights Programme Assistant has risen within its Zimbabwe Office. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the GHR Programme Officer. The key deliveries for the position include supporting the Governance & HR Programme in Zimbabwe to ensure it is implemented to the highest standards possible.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Supporting the Governance and Human Rights Programme Officer in:

-    Developing a strategically focused programme on Governance and Human Rights in Zimbabwe, which is coherent with the Zimbabwe Country Strategy.
-    Constructively supporting partners’ management of Governance & Human Rights projects.
-    Managing EU co-financed projects and other co-financed projects that may come up.
-    Building partners’ capacity individually and collectively through training and accompaniment in areas of programme development, organizational governance, institutional development and financial management.
-    Ensuring that partners provide timely and quality reports to Trócaire; both narrative and financial and reviewing these reports.
-    Developing policy & advocacy positions for Trócaire, working in collaboration with partners and like-minded organizations and networks as appropriate.
-    Working with the country representative to deliver advocacy on Governance and Human Rights relevant to Zimbabwe, working with the Regional Office and Trócaire head office to reach advocacy targets in the Southern Africa region, in Ireland and in the EU.

The ideal candidate will have:
-    Third level qualification in Development Studies, International Relations, Human Rights Law or similar.
-    Minimum 1 year development experience  -preferably in a partnership context.
-    Participated in advocacy initiatives on Governance & Human Rights issues.
-    Experience in Governance /Human Rights programming.
-    Excellent written, oral and presentational communications skills (for purposes of reporting, advocacy and sharing learning).
-    Strong commitment to human rights and social justice.
-    Commitment to Trócaire values.

In return we offer a competitive salary and package commensurate with education and experience.

Full job description available on request from: ntaderera [at] trocairezw [dot] org

To apply: Email your cover letter and detailed CV to ntaderera [at] trocairezw [dot] org with “Governance & Human Rights Programme Assistant” in the subject line.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 20th July 2011

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WASH Assistant – Sanitation & Hygiene Promotion Job at Norwegian Refugee Council , Kenya

Ref. nr.: 3158299219

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011.

Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations.

NRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by the ongoing conflict and more recently by the drought and famine.

  • Main purpose of the position is to ensure effective planning and quality implementation of the WASH activities in Kalobeyei.
  • The WASH Assistant will assist the WASH Officer in providing technical support in the development of NRC’s WASH programming for Sanitation and Hygiene promotion activities.
  • He/she will also work closely with the other project officers and assistants in the field to ensure timely delivery of quality WASH facilities, and will assist the WASH Coordinator in overall planning and design of (future) projects.

WASH Assistant Job Description

  • Supervise the construction and rehabilitation of latrines, drainage and other relevant Sanitation facilities ensuring that the constructions are of the highest quality and as per specified technical drawings.
  • Promote safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services specifically Latrines and Hand washing facilities.
  • Prepare material estimates for construction and repair of WASH facilities.
  • Coordinate and supervise construction of assigned WASH infrastructures by providing instructions and site supervision to contractors and consultants.
  • Facilitate appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities.
  • Conduct hygiene promotion activities in the assigned refugee camps under guidance of the WASH Officer.
  • Supervision of all sanitary installations including latrines, pits, drainage systems and dome slab/lid constructions.
  • Ensure quality control of all Sanitation activities – travel regularly to all the NRC construction sites assessing construction and M&E procedures.
  • Carry out informal and formal training sessions (according to identified needs) and evaluate the impacts of this training.
  • To carry out community mobilization of all WASH activities.
  • Enable effective dialogue with the affected community to allow the agency to be held to account for the quality of the WASH programme.
  • Identify needs for non-food items relevant to hygiene, participate in the choice of items, targeting strategy, promotion of effective use, and post-distribution monitoring.
  • Supervise Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion activities and resources so that they are implemented and handed over or ended in a way that promotes local capacities and sustainable operations.
  • Train and manage incentive workers (Hygiene promoters, Vector control team, sanitation cleaners, etc ) including performance appraisal with guidance of the WASH Officer.
  • Ensure the maintenance and proper care of all the tools and equipment used in the construction of WASH facilities
  • Request for services and good in the Agresso in consultation with the WASH officer-Sanitation and Hygiene

Qualifications for WASH Assistant Job

  • Technical background in Public Health or Community Development, Bachelors degree in environmental health or Diploma from recognized intuition in Kenya, Extensive experience may substitute for specific qualifications but not vice versa.
  • Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of WASH Programmes of at least 2 year’s experience in a humanitarian and development programme.
  • Experience in construction of latrines and concrete works is essential.
  • Experience in participatory sanitation and hygiene approaches or methodologies
  • Proven ability of MS packages and other technical software will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information
  • Experience in capacity building and training of staff and target groups
  • Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue
  • Language: Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; fluency in Turkana or Kiswahili is highly desirable.
  • Education field: Medicine / Healthcare / Social

Education level:

  • College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities. Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups etc) Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into WASH Programming.

We offer

  • Commencement as soon as possible
  • Duty station : Kalobeyei
  • Duration of contract 1 year with possibility of Extension
  • Salary/benefits according to NRC general directions. The candidate will observe NRC’s Code of Conduct and working hours for the NRC Kakuma office.


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