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and Administration Manager - Human Rights NGO Forum
Deadline: 18 September 2009
Purpose of the role
is responsible for the overall financial management (planning, budgeting,
accounting and reporting) and human resource and administrative
management of the organization. The role will provide strategic
leadership and guidance in developing and implementing guidelines
and procedures governing finance, human resources and administration
support systems. The incumbent must have experience in managing
and dealing with multi-donors.
financial accounting and Bank Accounts management
and budgeting on financial aspects of the organization's
reporting to Executive Director, Management Committee and funding
accountability of organizational finances and compliance with
the organization's policies and guidelines and donor requirements
- Prepare financial
reports in line with organizational and donor reporting requirements.
and maintain a cash forecasting system to ensure that adequate
funds are available to meet the working requirements of the programmes
ongoing levels of expenditure on individual programmes as against
budget, and provide timely advice of likely over or under-spends.
- Manage payroll
and income tax payments
experience and competences
or Finance-related Degree, and/or fully qualified member of a
recognised Accounting Professional Association such as ACCA and
post qualification experience and demonstrable understanding and
experience of finance management, preferably within an NGO
- Strong communication
skills, with excellent written and spoken English
To apply please
send your application letter and CV to email@example.com
on submitting your application, you are agreeing to the Forum holding
and using the information that you have given for the purposes of
recruitment and employment - should an offer be made.
Support Programm - 2009 Second Call for Proposals - UNIFEM
Deadline: 13 September 2009 (12pm)
The United Nations
Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) is pleased to announce the second
call for proposals for the Gender Support Programme (GSP), a multi-donor
initiative dedicated to the advancement of gender equality, equity
and women's empowerment in Zimbabwe at local and national
levels. GSP is currently funded by the European Commission (EC)
and The British Department for International Development (DFID).
manages the Fund's activities at UNIFEM. The Secretariat is
guided by a Steering Committee comprised of representatives from
the donor community and the Women's Coalition of Zimbabwe.
Proposals are assessed by a Technical Committee comprised of a rotating
group of experts in gender, development and women's empowerment.
the Gender Support Programme are highly competitive. The Fund will
prioritize innovative, impact-oriented programmes that exhibit joint
initiatives involving multi- stakeholder groups, and fostering collaborations
and partnerships between well established and community based orgnisations
from around Zimbabwe.
The call for
proposal is initially for a one year period, with possibility of
extension based on availability of resources and achievement of
The key areas
of interventions are guided by the thematic areas contained in the
National Gender and Women's Empowerment Strategic Action Plan
(NGWESAP). These areas were prioritized and selected by stakeholders
during the national consultative process. Prioritization was based
on areas that required immediate attention in order to narrow the
identified gaps and areas of common interest to the majority of
the stakeholders. The selected thematic areas are;
- Women and
Economic Empowerment -The main objective of this thematic area
is to "Facilitate the creation of an environment that is
conducive for women to generate, own and control wealth".
- Women and
Education thematic area seeks to promote women's access
to education, through advocacy and lobbying for the review of
the educational curricular and girl empowerment.
- Women in
Decision making thematic area seeks to enhance leadership, participation
and representation of women at all levels of decision-making through
capacity strengthening of women and women's groups as well
as through advocacy.
- Women and
Health thematic area aims at promoting women's access to
health services through increased access to primary health care
including sexual and reproductive health services and HIV and
AIDS prevention, treatment and care for women and girls.
- Women migration,
forced displacement, trafficking and slavery thematic area seeks
to promote safe and legal migration by women and raise awareness
on women's legal rights and challenges encountered in migration.
It also seeks to reduce incidences of slavery and trafficking
of women across or within borders.
themes to be mainstreamed through all the strategic thematic areas
outlined above include:
Reform which seeks to promote constitutional reform, the promulgation
of gender sensitive laws and the repeal of gender discriminatory
legislation, which does not promote gender equality and equity.
Budgeting whose objective is to promote gender sensitive budgeting
so that the special needs of women are catered for in national
and sectoral budgeting.
whose objective is to empower and involve all women living
with disability in the different sectors.
and Labour to ensure that women in all spheres of life have
access to equal pay for comparable work, family benefits,
financial credit and the right to own and inherit property.
Capacity Strengthening to strengthen the institutional capacity
of the sector which has been observed to be lacking technical
capacity in gender equality and women's empowerment
Partnerships between the women's sector and already
existing institutions with expertise in women's human
rights issues is encouraged to achieve women's human
rights in Zimbabwe.
or Operational Cross-cutting Issues to be mainstreamed in
all the thematic areas include capacity building of stakeholders,
lobbying and advocacy, information dissemination, research
and documentation, targeting and male involvement
To apply for
the grant please refer to the detailed UNIFEM Application Guidelines
on how to send in proposals. These guidelines are available on request
from the address below (emails are more preferable).
guidelines include UNIFEM's project proposal format, criteria
for organisations who may wish to apply, pre-selection, selection
and approval process, and reasons why a proposal might be rendered
proposals should be submitted, by Sunday 13 September 2009, 12:00pm
clearly marked GSP 2009 Second Call for Proposals to the following:
UNIFEM, 7th Floor Takura House, 67-69 Kwame Nkurumah Avenue, Harare
Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.
for Expressions of Interest - Individual Consultants - World
Bank Zimbabwe Country Office
Deadline: 14 September 2009
Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) was set up by a group of donors to
support analytical work and is administered by the World Bank. The
MDTF seeks Expressions of Interest from qualified Zimbabwean, regional
and international consultants to undertake the following research
studies in the social protection sector:
1. An analysis
of Government and NGOs Public Works / Food for Work approaches
Study for adapting the Public Works Approach in private sector projects,
government and municipal civil works.
Only those with
a post-graduate qualification and relevant experience should respond
to this call.
submissions will be considered.
Find out more
Penguin Prize for African Writing
Deadline: 30 January 2010
invited for the Penguin Prize for African Writing. The Penguin Prize
for African Writing will be awarded to writers of a previously unpublished,
full length adult work in two categories: Fiction and Non-fiction.
The winner in each category will be awarded a prize of R50 000 as
well as a publishing contract with Penguin Books (South Africa)
that will include worldwide distribution via Penguin Group companies.
award Penguin aims to highlight the diverse writing talent on the
African continent and make new African fiction and non-fiction available
to a wider readership.
will be announced in April 2010 and the prize in each of the two
categories will be awarded in September 2010.
for entry and rules for the fiction prize
- Novels of
freshness and originality that represent the finest examples of
contemporary fiction out of Africa will be considered
must be typed full-length works of fiction (generally between
60 000 and 100 000 words);
plays, and short story collections will not be considered
in the children's literature, science fiction or fantasy
genres will not be considered
should be previously unpublished works and the rights available
to Penguin Books (SA) for worldwide publication and distribution
must be original works, from established or new writers
must be in English
into English will be accepted, as long as the rights to publish
in English around the world are not held by another publisher
must be citizens of an African country, where Africa is defined
as continental Africa and the associated islands The competition
is not open to Penguin employees, screeners or judges for the
prize, nor to members of their families
- The judging
panel will be convened by Penguin Books (SA)
- The shortlist
of entries will be communicated to the successful entrants
- The judges'
decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into
must preferably be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hard copy submissions
will only be accepted under exceptional circumstances after formal
correspondence with the Prize Administrator on email@example.com
or addressed to The Prize Administrator, Penguin Books, PO Box 9,
Parklands 2121, South Africa
may submit only ONE entry
must keep copies of their work as manuscripts will not be returned
must reach Penguin Books (SA) by 30 January 2010
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