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Kubatana.net
August 11, 2009

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

Advocacy Adviser - Zimbabwe AIDS Network (ZAN)
Deadline: 19 August 2009
The Zimbabwe AIDS Network (ZAN) is a local non governmental organisation based in Harare. ZAN is an umbrella organisation that provides a platform for networking and coordinating HIV and AIDS responses among its members (which include AIDS Service Organisations, faith-based and private sector organisations, as well as tertiary institutions). ZAN would like to enhance its capacity in developing and implementing member driven policy advocacy initiatives. The Progressio Development Worker (DW) working as an advocacy adviser will provide technical assistance in establishing member mobilisation, coordination and communication systems that render ZAN more effective as a leading national network body for AIDS service organisations.

You should have a degree and/or post graduate qualification in the area of Policy Studies, Political Science and Administration, Development Studies, Social Sciences, or in any other relevant discipline.

You will have a minimum of three years' experience in HIV and AIDS related community development work - involving research, policy development, lobbying, documentation, campaigning and media work. You should have demonstrable experience of designing and implementing policy advocacy strategies on HIV and AIDS in a similar environment; of working with NGOs and community based organisations, and of monitoring, evaluation and effectively measuring success of advocacy strategies.

Knowledge of the local environment (political, economic and socio-cultural) as well as developmental issues associated with it; knowledge of the national structures involved with HIV and AIDS governance in the country; demonstrable ability for networking, influencing and representing; interest in keeping abreast of policy development and associated cross cutting issues in as far as HIV and AIDS advocacy is concerned; demonstrable research skills, and strong persuasive writing skills are essential. You should also have the ability to transfer skills and knowledge through formal or informal training and skills sharing in advocacy issues; strong IT skills for information analysis and documentation; excellent interpersonal, communications and report writing skills; commitment to team-building and consensus-led approach to work; strong analytical, strategic and critical thinking skills; an ability to communicate with a wide range of people; a readiness to work with people with widely differing belief systems and personal circumstances (including PLWHA), and willingness to undertake road travel in Zimbabwe.

Experience in fundraising and proposal writing; experience in and knowledge of regional and international HIV and AIDS NGOs and networks, and a driving licence are highly desirable. Please note that for this placement we are only able to consider applicants who are fluent in Shona and / or Ndebele.

It is essential that you complete the 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. Please note that CVs/resumes will not be considered. For further information and an application form visit www.progressio.org.uk/jobs
Please return the completed application form to: Recruitment@progressio.org.uk

Information Technology, Documentation and Communication Adviser - Zimbabwe AIDS Network (ZAN)
Deadline: 20 August 2009

The Zimbabwe AIDS Network (ZAN) is a local non governmental organisation based in Harare. ZAN is an umbrella organisation that provides a platform for networking and coordinating HIV and AIDS responses among its members (which include AIDS Service Organisations, faith-based and private sector organisations, as well as tertiary institutions). ZAN would like to enhance its capacity in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in HIV and AIDS related information dissemination and knowledge management. The Progressio Development Worker (DW) working as an Information Technology, Documentation and Communication Adviser will provide technical assistance in establishing IT based knowledge management, learning and communication systems that render ZAN more effective as a leading national network body for AIDS service organisations.

You should have a degree and or post graduate qualification in the area of Computer Science, Information Systems, Journalism, Media Studies, Development Studies, Social Sciences, or in any other relevant discipline. You should have a five or more years' experience in operating systems with IT packages related to publishing and a minimum of three years' experience in HIV and AIDS related community development work - involving research, documentation, knowledge management as well as writing, designing and editing of publications. You should also have substantial experience in working with and maintenance of LAN/WAN; in web development, databases and server management and maintenance; in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in community development work, particularly HIV and AIDS-related initiatives.

Knowledge of new and emerging ICTs; ability to trouble shoot basic hardware and software problems; excellent knowledge of IT security, anti-virus, hardware and software; demonstrable ability to design electronic and print IEC materials and other communication items, and ability to transfer skills and knowledge through formal or informal training and skills sharing in ICTs are essential. You should also have proven understanding of HIV and AIDS as a developmental and human rights issue; good interpersonal, communications and report writing skills; commitment to team-building and consensus-led approach to work; an ability to communicate with a wide range of people at different levels; ability to plan and implement own work with limited support and minimal supervision; a readiness to work with people with widely differing belief systems and personal circumstances (including PLWHA) and willingness to undertake road travel in Zimbabwe.

Previous experience of working in the region; experience in and knowledge of regional and international HIV and AIDS NGOs and networks, and driving licence are highly desirable. Please note that for this placement we are only able to consider applicants who are fluent in Shona and / or Ndebele.

It is essential that you complete the 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. Please note that CVs/resumes will not be considered. For further information and an application form visit www.progressio.org.uk/jobs
Please return the completed application form to: Recruitment@progressio.org.uk

Provincial Programme Adviser
Deadline: 23 August 2009

The Zimbabwe AIDS Network (ZAN) is a local non governmental organisation based in Harare. ZAN is an umbrella organisation that provides a platform for networking and coordinating HIV and AIDS responses among its members (which include AIDS Service Organisations, the private sector, faith-based organisations, as well as tertiary institutions). ZAN would like to enhance its capacity in facilitating adoption of emerging approaches in HIV and AIDS programming and Organisational Development (OD) among its member organisations. The Progressio Development Worker (DW) working as a Provincial Programme Adviser will provide technical assistance in designing and delivering training programmes for member organisations focusing on OD and adoption of new approaches to HIV and AIDS programming at the provincial level.

You should have a degree and/or post graduate qualification in the area of Political Science, Development Studies, Social Sciences, or in any other relevant discipline. You should have five or more years' experience in field work around HIV and AIDS and community mobilisation; a minimum of three years' experience in HIV and AIDS related community development work - involving research, documentation and knowledge management; demonstrable experience in monitoring and evaluation; in organisational development initiatives, and demonstrable networking experience.

Demonstrable ability to use participatory approaches; proven understanding of HIV and AIDS as a developmental and human rights issue; the ability to transfer skills and knowledge through formal or informal training and skill sharing in identifying and introducing or incorporating emerging approaches to HIV and AIDS programming and strengthening member organisation structures are essential. Excellent interpersonal, communications and report writing skills, and to be a strong team player with commitment to team building and consensus led approach to work are also essential. You should also have an ability to communicate with a wide range of people at different levels; to plan and implement own work with limited support and minimal supervision; a readiness to work with people with widely differing belief systems and personal circumstances (including PLWHA), and willingness to undertake road travel in Zimbabwe.

Experience in and knowledge of regional and international HIV and AIDS NGOs and networks; an ability and willingness to support fundraising efforts, and a valid driving licence are highly desirable. This position is based in Bulawayo. Please note that for this placement we are only able to consider applicants who are fluent in Shona and / or Ndebele.

It is essential that you complete the 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. Please note that CVs/resumes will not be considered.For further information and an application form visit www.progressio.org.uk/jobs
Please return the completed application form to: Recruitment@progressio.org.uk

Development officer: National Council of Disabled Persons of Zimbabwe (NCDPZ)
Deadline: 21 August 2009
The main purpose of the Development Officer is to facilitate field level implementation in the livelihoods promotion interventions in Bulawayo Urban.

The incumbent should have the following:

- A Diploma/Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies , BA or any other relevant discipline
- Have a minimum of 3 years experience in community development work
- Have the ability to plan & implement own work with limited support and minimal supervision
- Understanding of Livelihoods Programmes, Disability and HIV/AIDS as development and human rights issues
- Ability to use participatory approaches to development
- Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
- Excellent inter personal & report writing skills
- Fluent in both Ndebele & Shona
- A valid drivers license will be an added advantage
- Be computer literate and conversant with MS Word, Excel, Internet & e-mail and SPSS packages.
- A readiness to work with disabled people

This is a two-year contract, with the possibility of extension. The position is based in Bulawayo. Qualified disabled people are encouraged to apply.

Applications to be addressed to: The Director, P O Box 1952, Bulawayo or e-mail your application, curriculum vitae and accompanying relevant documents to ncdzim@mweb.co.zw

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