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August 25, 2009
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Manager - International Rescue Committee
Deadline: 1 September 2009
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is currently preparing
a proposal and is looking for an Infrastructure manager. The Infrastructure
Manager will be responsible for overall management of infrastructure
development activities as they relate to agriculture and irrigation
is contingent on IRC being awarded the cooperative agreement.
- Design and
oversee implementation of individual infrastructure community
- Work with
technical consultants and contractors as needed.
working relationships with project stakeholders and partners.
with other project staff as needed for project implementation.
and submit progress and financial reports.
4 years experience in engineering, irrigation or related infrastructure
- Strong management
to work under pressure
strong interpersonal and intercultural skills that enable them
to work well with a diverse team.
in English required.
your CV and Cover Letter to Zimbabwe@theirc.org
with Infrastructure Manager in the title.
Programme Officers for HIV and AIDS - UNESCO
Deadline: 7 September 2009
UNESCO is seeking applications for National Programme Officers for
HIV and AIDS in the following East and Southern Africa countries:
Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania,
Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
UNESCO is developing
a project to support national scale-up of education sector responses
to HIV and AIDS in a number of East and Southern African countries
the evidence base on HIV and education;
partnerships for action at global, regional and national levels;
intensified implementation of comprehensive education sector responses
at country level; and
high quality technical support to support the response.
includes the appointment of high level national specialists in selected
countries, in order to contribute substantively to national efforts.
The posts are
all National Programme Officer posts, at level C (NOC) at UNESCO.
The salaries are in accordance with UNESCO scales or, in the case
of the non-presence countries, with UN scales. The appointments
are for an initial period of 1 year, and may be extended for a second
year and beyond, subject to funding and performance. Individuals
engaged under the NPO scheme are governed by provisions of the UNESCO
Staff Regulations and General Conditions applicable to National
Programme Officers ("General Conditions") as established
by the Director-General. NPO appointments provide adequate social
security coverage and medical care.
job description here
(PDF file). Additional information about UNESCO and its work on
HIV and AIDS is available from their website
Deadline: 14 September 2009 (4:30pm)
until recently, a project of Zimbabwe Trust, is a local NGO with
interests in health, education, environment, social and community
development communication. ACTION's goal is to facilitate
social behavioural change. This is done through the use of edutainment
products such as radio drama, print booklets and television programmes.
ACTION's multimedia-based programme ensures that the Zimbabwean
community is empowered and makes informed decisions. ACTION has
been in existence since 1987 and for the past six years partnered
with a South African-based NGO called Soul City: Institute for Health
and DevelopmentCommunication. The position of a Director is on offer
for a mission and goal focused, results oriented individual.
- Provide strategic
leadership to the organisation
- Plan and
direct the organisation's activities to achieve agreed targets
the overall management of organisation's projects
and secure funds for the organisation
ongoing strong relationship with donors, sponsors and financial
and implement governance and HR policies and procedures
and maintain appropriate systems for measuring necessary aspects
of the organisational performance
training and development needs of staff
- Ensure that
the organisation has appropriately skilled and functioning people
to achieve optimal productivity and further the mission and vision
- Lobby government
ministries for policy review, for the advocacy and strategic partnership
for this position
- A post graduate
degree or equivalent qualification in Social Sciences, Management
or related fields.
- At least
5 years of experience in project management or related fields
- Proven track
record in fund-raising for non profit organisations
- Proven innovativeness
and team leadership skills
- Sound knowledge
of financial management, budgeting, marketing and advocacy
literacy and driver licence
written and verbal communication skills (English and other local
and strategic thinking
- Strong liaison,
negotiating and problem solving skills
- Ability to
maintain positive interpersonal relations
and understanding of operations of government, NGOs and local
authorities related to health, environment, social and community
development and education
including motivation letter and detailed CV, should be directed
to: The Chair, Board of Directors, C/O E. Sitanimezi, ACTION, Mukuvisi
Woodlands Cnr Hillside Rd & Glenara South Ave, Hillside, Harare
or P.O. Box 1274, Graniteside, Harare or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
that only short listed candidates will be contacted
Human Rights Small Grants Scheme
Deadline: 2 October 2009
Applications are open to non-government organisations and
human rights institutions in developing countries for projects that
promote and protect human rights. The
Scheme is a valuable way that Australia helps build the capacity
of civil society and non-government organisations in developing
countries to protect and promote human rights at the grassroots
This year, the
grants scheme has expanded its geographical focus to include all
of Africa and Latin America, in addition to the Asia-Pacific, Caribbean
and Middle East. This will provide opportunities for organisations
in more countries to participate.
from between AUD$20,000 and AUD$100,000 for one-year projects. Projects
of up to AUD$150,000 over two years will also be considered. Successful
grants will be announced by the Australian Minister for Foreign
Affairs on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2009.
Find out more
Deadline: 1 September 2009
Art Moves Africa (AMA) is an international none for profit
organisation aiming to facilitate cultural and artistic exchanges
within the African continent. AMA offers travel funds to artists,
arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in
Africa to travel within the African continent in order to engage
in the exchange of information, the enhancement of skills, the development
of informal networks and the pursuit of cooperation.
mobility within the African continent by providing the costs of
travel, visa and travel insurance for the duration of stay. AMA
doesn't support fees, accommodations, or per-diem.
Who can apply?
Artists and cultural operators living and working in Africa.
Performing and visual arts, music, cinema, literature and cultural
What type of
projects? To establish partnerships, to participate in festivals,
biennials, artist residencies, productions, touring, workshops and
professional development meetings.
Find out more
International Prize for the Environment
Deadline: 1 September 2009
Entries are invited for the Zayed International Prize for
the Environment. The Zayed Prize, awarded on a biennial basis, recognises
and promotes pioneering contributions in the field of environment
and sustainable development.
The Zayed Prize
is classified into three award categories:
- Global leadership
in environment and sustainable development: US$500 000
technological achievements in environment: US$300 000
action leading to positive change in society: US$200 000
Find out more
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