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Inzwa - Doorway to Chibhanzi: Jobs, opportunities and resources
Kubatana.net
September 15, 2009

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

Monitoring and Evaluation Intern - Zimbabwe Community Development Trust
Deadline: 25 September 2009

Zimbabwe Community Development Trust a local NGO is seeking the services of an intern in its Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) section.

The candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a recently acquired class 2.2 or better degree in social sciences or related discipline such as Development Studies
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Experience with SPSS
  • Experience in developing and researching information and materials
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office package (outlook, word, Power Point, Excel, Access)

The position is suitable for young recent graduates looking to gain experience to the NGO environment and will be for 12 months only. Interested candidates should enclose the following:

  • Reasons for applying and suitability for the post
  • Candidates Curriculum Vitae
  • Details and contact numbers of two referees
  • Dates of availability to commence work in offered position

Interested candidates should apply to: The Administrator, ZCDT, 92 J Chinamano, Harare or email: andrew@zcdt.org.zw

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Finance & Administration officer - ROKPA Support Network
Deadline: 21 September 2009

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the above-mentioned position within the ROKPA Support Network ZIMBABWE (RSN). The position is based at ROKPA Centre - Harare and s/he reports to the Coordinator.

The Key Result Areas (KRAs) are:

  • Financial Accounts and controlling of petty cash
  • Keeping an up to date register of the Rokpa Support Network assets
  • Making payments to creditors and procurement of goods
  • Filling of organizational correspondences and documentation
  • Making bookings for meetings and workshops
  • Complying with practices on administration, reporting and cooperation between Rokpa Support Network and Rokpa Trust of Zimbabwe
  • Active participation in teambuilding and co-operation with Rokpa administration staff and support team staff and volunteers
  • Respect and active sympathy for all happenings and activities carried out at Rokpa Buddhist center.

Experience, Academic and professional qualifications

The candidate should posses at least the qualifications and experience stated below:

  • At least 5 "O' level passes
  • At least a Higher Diploma in Accounting or related area
  • Experience using PASTEL accounting a prerequisite
  • At least 1½ year accounting experience
  • Clean class 4 driver's license with experience a distinct advantage
  • Excellent computer skills especially the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with the National Action Plan (NAP) for OVC Programme of Support (PoS) guidelines an added advantage

Personal Attributes and Abilities

  • Pay attention to detail and has the sixth sense of order & neatness
  • A self starter i.e. able to work under pressure with minimum supervision
  • Be highly motivated and meticulous with figures

A competitive package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be communicated to the short-listed candidates.

A letter of motivation and a detailed CV with three referees should be submitted to: The Coordinator, ROKPA Support Network ZIMBABWE, 34 Quendon Rd, Monavale, Mabelreign, Harare or email: rokpa@zol.co.zw / ronikaM@zol.co.zw

Policy Advocacy Development Adviser - National Association of Non Governmental Organisations (NANGO)
Deadline: 27 September 2009

Two-year placement (with the possibility of renewal)

Please note that for this placement we are only able to consider applicants who are fluent in Shona and / or Ndebele.

The National Association of Non Governmental Organisations (NANGO) is the nationally recognised umbrella body that coordinates and represents the NGO sector in Zimbabwe. NANGO's major role is advocating for a positive and enabling operating environment for NGOs, facilitating civil society input into policy processes and enhancing their participation in social, economic and political development programmes. As the country enters a period where multi-sectoral reforms are envisaged, NANGO, working in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Zimbabwe, would like to strengthen its capacity in facilitating civil society's participation in the ensuing reform processes and provide well researched and informed policy options to decision makers. Progressio seeks an experienced development worker (DW) to work as a Policy Advocacy Development Adviser to support NANGO in this member based policy advocacy project. His/her role will be to assist NANGO in developing member mobilisation, coordination and communication frameworks through which civil society organisations will effectively engage with and contribute to the reform process under the banner of NANGO. The DW will coordinate joint policy analysis and review by member organisations of NANGO and the IDS through to development of targeted policy communication in the form of policy briefs, monographs and seminars. Policy areas to be looked at in this project will include, but not be limited to, the following: a) the economy and development strategy; b) land as an economic resource, agrarian reform and food security; c) the role of civil society and faith-based organisations in development; d) security, justice and reconciliation; e) health, including HIV and AIDS, f) education; g) gender, Women and Youth; h) employment, skills and labour; i) the media; j) constitutional and electoral reforms, and k) migration and the Diaspora.

You should have a first degree and/or postgraduate qualification in policy studies, development studies or any other relevant social science discipline; a minimum of three years' proven work experience in a public policy advocacy role; proven experience in training/facilitation methodologies and direct experience of training - as it pertains to social development programmes. You should also have proven experience in programme design (including conceptualisation, training manuals design, planning and management); relevant experience in, and the ability to train people in: a) policy research, b) research methodologies, c) policy monitoring and tracking, d) development of alternative policies / strategies, e) parliamentary engagements, f) policy communications, g) regional and international engagements, h) policy analysis, and i) social mobilisation.

Proven skills in policy research, advocacy and campaigning; understanding of the importance of policy processes in shaping the nature and direction of development; sound knowledge and understanding of development and related policy issues facing Zimbabwe; good understanding of civil society and non-governmental organisations and networks engaged in advocacy; sound political judgement and the ability to engage and deal with sensitive issues with a variety of audiences, including Parliamentarians, media and civil society, and good interpersonal, communications and writing skills (to publication standard), including the ability to communicate complex issues in an accessible way are also essential. Willingness and ability to work as part of a team and to share skills; well developed gender analysis and commitment to mainstreaming gender in all areas of work; good command of English (both spoken and written); fluency in Shona and/or Ndebele, and willingness to undertake road travel in Zimbabwe are all essential. A Masters' degree in policy and development studies with inclination towards research, policy analysis and development; previous involvement in development policy or public policy advocacy; proven competencies in project planning and management, and a driving license are highly desirable.

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 accepted.

For further information and an application form visit www.progressio.org.uk/jobs Interviews: Early October 2009 Please return the completed application form to: recruitment@progressio.org.uk

Finance Officer - Interchurch Organisation for Development Co-operation
Deadline: 21 September 2009

Salary: Competitive terms and conditions will be offered
Based: Lilongwe, Malawi
Starting date: January 2010

About ICCO and Kerk in Actie
ICCO is the Interchurch Organisation for Development Co-operation and Kerk in Actie is part of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. Together they provide financial support and advice to local organisations and networks throughout the world that are dedicated to improving access to basic services, stimulating sustainable economic development and advancing peace and democracy. In the region Southern Africa, ICCO works in South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Madagascar. For this region, a Regional Office is currently being set up in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The finance officer is responsible for the financial aspects of relations/contracts between ICCO and partners. The job objective is accountability regarding the funding to local partners and programme coalitions, by assessing proposals and reports, and contributing to the quality and transparency of the financial management of the partner organisations.

  • Financial analysis and assessment of partners, programme and project proposals
  • Financial monitoring and evaluation of partners, programmes and projects
  • Advise on preparation and review of plans, budgets, reports, and return on investment analysis
  • Assess and advise on the financial capacity of partner organisations
  • Facilitate capacity building and expert knowledge in financial administration and control

Qualifications

  • Relevant degree in Finance and / or other relevant professional qualification
  • Substantial experience in financial management of monitoring of projects
  • Budgetary responsibility in an international environment
  • Competence in use of financial software applications
  • Experiences with institutional donors
  • Strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, discretion and high integrity
  • Excellent language skills in English and French and/or Portuguese

Please send your CV with FO-ICCO in the subject line to Mission Talent Recruitment. Email: africa@missiontalent.com

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

For more information on ICCO's programmes, please visit www.icco.nl

4 (Four) Programme Officers - Interchurch Organisation for Development Co-operation
Deadline: 21 September 2009

Salary: Competitive terms and conditions will be offered
Based: Lilongwe, Malawi
Starting date: January 2010

About ICCO and Kerk in Actie
ICCO is the Interchurch Organisation for Development Co-operation and Kerk in Actie is part of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. Together they provide financial support and advice to local organisations and networks throughout the world that are dedicated to improving access to basic services, stimulating sustainable economic development and advancing peace and democracy. In the region Southern Africa, ICCO works in South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Madagascar. For this region, a Regional Office is currently being set up in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The main responsibility of the Programme Officer is the interaction with the partners and programme coalitions in one country of the region. The programme officer reports to the Regional Manager and works in a multidisciplinary team in direct cooperation with the Finance Officer. S/he will identify and facilitate multi-stakeholder programmes by applying 4 ICCO strategic roles in the programmatic approach: strategic financing, advocacy and lobby, capacity building and brokerage.

  • Support programme coalitions to jointly develop and implement programmes
  • Assess programme- and project proposals
  • Review audit reports of projects and follow-up of recommendations
  • Provide input to the financial planning, monitoring, capacity development of programmes and projects
  • Control, evaluate and monitor ongoing contracts with local partners
  • Co-ordinate with other relevant actors in the region
  • Contribute to learning, linking and coordinating research and knowledge
  • Contribute to strategic policy development and to the development of the regional plan
  • Contribute to fundraising opportunities.

Qualifications

  • Educational background social sciences plus knowledge in one of the 3 main themes:
    • Fair economic development (value chains; access to local and international markets);
    • Access to basic services (food security; education; hiv/aids, water and sanitation);
    • Democratization and peace building.
  • Advanced knowledge of programme and project formulation, accountability requirements.
  • Experience with funding of programmes and projects
  • Experience with multi-stakeholder processes and institutional donors
  • Good knowledge of economic, social and political situation in the region
  • Excellent language skills in English (French and / or Portuguese an is added advantage)
  • Relevant experience of assessment and analysis of project/programme plans.
  • Negotiation, networking, facilitation and communication skills.

Please send your CV with PO-ICCO in the subject line to Mission Talent Recruitment. Email: africa@missiontalent.com

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

For more information on ICCO's programmes, please visit www.icco.nl

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