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Inzwa - Doorway to Chibhanzi: Jobs, opportunities and resources
September 22, 2009

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

Finance Officer - Students' Solidarity Trust
Deadline: 30 September 2009

Principle job responsibilities:

  • To over see the day-to-day running of the trust's financial and administrative functions.
  • Overseeing financial reports to the trust's varied stakeholders, and adhering to international accounting standards.
  • Acting as the principle finance presence on staff and for The Trust.
  • Formulating strategies for the organisation through financial instruments
  • Human resources qualifications or competence would be an added advantage

Qualifications and experience:

  • A relevant degree in Finance, Management or a related field.
  • At least 3 years experience as a Manager/Supervisor in a commercial/industrial/NGO related undertaking
  • Human resources qualifications or competence would be an added advantage
  • Competence in use of financial software applications
  • Excellent language skills in English

Suitable candidates for the above positions are encouraged to submit application letters, detailed CVs and current and expected salaries to: The Coordinator, The Students' Solidarity Trust, 5 Moreland Lane, Strathaven, Harare, or by email with clearly marked subject line: "Application for the position of Finance Officer" to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Economist - The World Bank
Deadline: 30September 2009

The World Bank is seeking to locally recruit a highly qualified candidate for the position of Economist (ETC) in the Harare office. The successful candidate will work as part of the Africa Region's Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) network and will form a core member of the economic team for Zimbabwe, under the overall guidance of the Lead Economist for Zimbabwe, based in Washington DC, and the Sector Manager in Washington. He/she will also work closely with the Country Manager for Zimbabwe and interact with other members of the Zimbabwe country team both in Harare and Washington DC.

The Economist (ETC) will provide support to the Bank team and Country Office to implement the Bank's economic work program Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the fiscal policy dialogue, analysis of core macroeconomic trends, and support for economic management capacity development.

Duties and Accountabilities

The Economist (ETC) will:

  • Along with other members of the Zimbabwe economic team, provide support to the Country Manager in the economic policy dialogue with the government and develop close and productive relations with clients and stakeholders in the government, academia, NGOs, private sector, and the international community.
  • Manage and contribute to economic monitoring and contribute to the macroeconomic work program for Zimbabwe.
  • Work on a macroeconomic database for Zimbabwe and use this to prepare various economic monitoring reports.
  • Support cooperation with the IMF and other international partners. Participate in the Analytic Multi-donor Trust Fund meetings
  • Manage and or contribute to selected tasks in a range of areas with a focus on fiscal management, public sector reform, aid coordination, competitiveness and growth, and sectoral development in Zimbabwe, including preparation of analytical reports, as needed.
  • Oversee the work of short-term consultants and research assistants as needed.

Selection Criteria

  • Advanced degree in Economics or a related field (Masters, Ph. D. or equivalent) with substantial experience (minimum of five years) in dealing with fiscal policy, macroeconomic management, and governance issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out research and analytical tasks and to apply findings to key sector and country economic issues;
  • Good understanding of functioning and organization of the Zimbabwe government; familiarity with the government's reform program, in particular in the areas of budget management, civil service reform, and revenue administration.
  • Ability to conduct independent policy discussions with representatives of both the government and non-government partners on selected policy issues and to participate in formal negotiations;
  • Ability to learn quickly, and the capacity to work simultaneously and effectively on a variety of tasks, independently adjusting priorities and achieving agreed results;
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and strategic skills and a significant track record of both conceptual and operational work;
  • Experience of working with large databases with sophisticated architecture, in-depth knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software;
  • Ability to understand client needs, translate them into action with professionalism, work independently and take initiatives;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the capacity to influence without formal authority and to work in teams across organizational boundaries within the multi-cultural environment;
  • Excellent communication skills, both in oral presentations and in writing.

Candidates for this position must have demonstrated leadership qualities, technical/professional excellence, strong initiative, ability to manage risks, and excellent Interpersonal skills. The incumbent needs to be able to interact effectively with clients, Bank teams and managers, and international partners to find practical solutions to problems, and to facilitate quick results on the ground.

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Evaluation of the IOM's Livelihood Projects Implemented under the Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to Mobile and Vulnerable Populations in Zimbabwe
Deadline: 30 September 2009

The International Organization for Migration in Zimbabwe is searching for an experienced evaluation consultant (or team) to conduct a mid-term evaluation of its Livelihood Projects under the Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to Mobile and Vulnerable Populations in Zimbabwe.

The major objective of implementing livelihood activities is to ensure that MVP households are food secure and have access to viable incomes. It is expected that such assistance will allow beneficiaries to gradually become less dependent on food/relief handouts and enable them to meet some of the basic social service requirements, i.e. schooling for the children and health care.

IOM seeks to assess the degree to which it has successfully and efficiently met this major objective visà- vis beneficiaries assisted from 2007 until present, as well as to receive action-oriented recommendations to improve its livelihood activities going forward. Therefore, IOM intends to engage an evaluation consultant/team to undertake an external evaluation.

Moreover, IOM Zimbabwe is developing an overall strategy relating to livelihoods, not only within its support to MVP communities but also to assist other vulnerable groups, including returnees. This evaluation will be an important input to the mission's strategic approach to livelihoods in Zimbabwe. The evaluation results will remain however confidential and with restricted distribution within IOM and to donors of its livelihoods interventions, mainly due to the sensitivity of some of those projects.

The evaluation is expected to start in October 2009.

Download the full Terms of Reference here

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