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Inzwa - Doorway to Chibhanzi: Jobs, opportunities and resources
July 21, 2009

Each week, Inzwa features jobs, scholarships, opportunities and other resources.

Leadership Training Program
Deadline: 27 July 2009

An established NGO is introducing a One year part-time fully funded Leadership Training Program through its Leadership Academy; the quest for this academy is to add value to different sectors especially during this transitional phase and beyond, to enhance democratic consolidation, economic recovery and social reconstruction. The content areas of the program are linked to one of their objectives - to produce outstanding young leaders capable of leading and influencing different sectors hence our course outline will develop young leaders to lead and capacitate them to translate their ideas into action for the enhancement of their communities and beyond.

Classes will be in two-week blocks that will be after every two- three months. The program will start in October 2009 and end in October 2010.

What we are looking for:

  • Candidates already in leadership positions where they can practice the learning, except a few who may be unemployed but still demonstrating leadership competencies
  • Candidates with demonstrable leadership potential
  • A tertiary qualification is also required
  • Age is between 21-30

Candidates will be required to certify their intention to commit to attendance of all Leadership Academy activities within a 12-month period (part time).


1. A short resume summarizing where you have practiced leadership and your achievements. This should be traceable.

2. A letter of recommendation from a person who has either studied you at some point, not only in a working environment but even in other environmental settings. Their contact details should also be provided.

3. A guided 1-page motivational letter citing what your personal vision, mission and goals are, also describe what change you foresee or envision in your life and how you think this leadership development program can help.

Email your application to:

Rhodes Scholarships Zimbabwe
Deadline: 14 August 2009

The Rhodes Trustees offer two scholarships for the year 2009 tenable at Oxford University from October 2010. The Scholarships may be held for three years but awards are made for two years in the first instance. A Rhodes Scholar will receive a monthly stipend of British Pounds 958 over the duration of his/her course as a personal allowance in addition to his/her university and college fees. Tenure of other awards in conjunction with a Rhodes Scholarship is not permitted without prior consultation with the Secretary of the Trust.

a) Must be residents of Zimbabwe with at least five years' residence in the last ten years;
b) Must be between the ages of 19 and 25 at the 1st October 2010;
c) Must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to ensure completion of a Bachelor's degree before the 1st October 2010.

Full details for the Rhodes Scholarship of Zimbabwe for 2010, including eligibility criteria and information on how to apply is available on the Rhodes Trust web site and tentatively you can seek guidance by contacting The Secretary on email:

Receptionist / Secretary - Zimbabwe Women Resource Centre and Network (ZWRCN)
Deadline: 26 July 2009

The Zimbabwe Women Resource Centre and Network (ZWRCN)is seeking a competent, experienced and self motivated individual for the position of Receptionist/Secretary.

ZWRCN is an information-based organization with a focus on research, collection, analysis, processing and dissemination of information on gender and development. The organization's strategic interventions aim to empower women, strengthen inter-organizational networking of gender and development agencies and promote the women's movement in Zimbabwe. ZWRCN's programmes are aimed at reducing gender inequalities and promote gender sensitive national policies and programmes for the improvement of the welfare of women and girls in Zimbabwe.

The following are the Key Performance Areas for Receptionist/Secretary:-

  • Organising and professionally managing the front desk;
  • Effective managing telephonic communication, including the switchboard system
    as assigned;
  • Provision of secretarial services to the Executive Director and to programs as and when necessary;
  • Managing incoming and outgoing mail;
  • Undertaking specific administration duties as assigned including; assisting the Executive Director with filing and also assisting the Admin Officer with filing for the central filing system.

Education & Work Experience

  • 5 "O" Levels including English Maths/Accounts
  • Diploma in Secretarial Studies, a receptionist course is an added advantage
  • High word processing speed and knowledge of common office software packages including spreadsheets
  • At least three years experience in a similar position

ZWRCN is offering a competitive package for the candidate with the right qualifications and experience. Applications with certified copies of certificates, CV and other relevant documents must clearly state the position applied for and should be submitted to:

The Caretaker Director, ZWRCN, 288 Herbert Chitepo, Harare, Zimbabwe or via email to Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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