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"The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived."

- Soren Kierkegaard 
Hello there, 

As May marches on, we're slipping into your inbox with the low down on the public transport crisis, spotlighting World Press Freedom Day (and how we're doing on the rankings), and taking a look at how the first week back at school went for our learners. Of course, we never leave you in the lurch without something to brighten your day - so scroll down to read more about the Zimababwean poet bringing home the prizes, and Sudan's energy efficient tuk-tuks

Your usual jobs & opportunities are all stacked up below!

Ciao for now,
The Kubatana Team
This image, part of a series called Imaginary Trip, was taken by photographer Gosette Lubondo in an abandoned train outside Kinshasa station in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. "Both of the people on this train in Kinshasa are me.
I superimposed myself because I can’t afford models"
he said. Read more here
By the numbers . . . 

According to NewZWire, data from Zimbabwe’s Central Bank shows significant increases in remittances in the first quarter of 2022: 

↑ 29% - the increase in diaspora remittances to Zimbabwe in the first quarter of 2022. Zimbabweans abroad sent home US$388 million in the first three months of the year, 29% more than they did over the same period last year. Over the last two years there has been a steady increase in diaspora remittances. In 2021, Diaspora remittances rose 42.7% to US$1.47 billion.

↑ 25% - the increase in USD cash coming into the country through NGOs.  The total influx of  USD coming into Zimbabwe through NGOs in the first quarter of the year was US$241.6 million. 

↑ 45% - the increase of gold exports in the first quarter of 2022. Up from USD $207.1 million in the same period last year, the total gold exports from the first quarter of 2022, USD $ 461.3 million, was less than the total remittance figures from diaspora and aid agencies for the same period. 
Back to School…

In case the increase in traffic hadn’t alerted you to the fact, the kids are back at school for term 2! It is expected to be the first ‘normal’ term for learners whose regular schooling has been variously disrupted since the first Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020. Some Covid-19 containment measures will remain in place and vaccinations are being encouraged for all learners aged 14 and above. A ‘safe’ environment for learners to return to is all well and good, but may be a moot point if learners and teachers are unable to go back to school because of a thoroughly unsafe economic environment. The spiraling exchange rate and steadily rising cost of living has resulted in many schools increasing school fees to levels most families will find hard to afford. Escalating inflation also means that teachers, who have been pleading for salary adjustments reflective of a real living wage for months, will only see their earnings further eroded. Teachers’ unions yesterday supported the National Shutdown called for by ZINASU. However, as long as productive engagement between government, teachers and parents remains elusive, long term solutions to the ongoing education crisis will be difficult to find. 

For more on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on Zimbabwe’s struggling education system, take a look at the recently published 2021 Annual Report, compiled by the Education Coalition of Zimbabwe (ECOZI), here 
Who’s winning?

The 62nd edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair has concluded, and Zimbabweans are left wondering if the “International” in the fair’s title is still relevant? Eyes rolled as best stall winners were announced, with ruling party ZANU-PF pulling in two awards…including first place in the Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) category. Other winners included National Foods Limited in the agricultural and/or irrigation equipment category, Ministry of Health and Childcare  in the medical and health-related category, and Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education in the education and training sector. 

Disgruntled Twimbos had a lot to say:

“Organise an event, nominate yourself, give yourself a prize, celebrate your falacy” - @TWezhira

“So @ZANUPF_Official awarded themselves with the Overall Winner at the ZITF, (Zimbabwe International Trade Fair) with the golden prize. These are the people who are preparing to conduct a Free, Fair and Credible election in 2023? …” - @AliNaka

“If you are stressed and want to laugh just check the winners of ZITF awards” - @drjaytee87

In response to the outrage on Twitter,  info Perm Sec Nick Mangwanaga attempted to 'placate' those who were hot under the collar: “I see a few people are getting their knickers in a twist on the issue of #ZITF2022 exhibition winners. It’s not about the business which the winners brought. It was about the creativity and the informative nature of their exhibition and it’s innovative design. So chillax people.”


Last week Harare commuters were caught up in a transport crisis as the police cracked down on pirate mushika shika cars. While the police justified the crackdown under the guise of restoring order and decongesting the city centre, commuters were forced to endure long hours queuing for the few Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) buses that were available. Since the ban of private owned commuter omnibuses in 2020 as a measure to curb the transmission of the Covid-19, ZUPCO has been enjoying a monopoly in the provision of public transport services. It has however visibly failed to adequately cater for the needs of the commuting public. Private commuter omnibuses were the main mode of transport for most Zimbabweans who use public transportation. In trying to make sense of the situation some Twimbos asked the whereabouts of the many buses that were paraded on state media which government claims to have imported to beef up the ZUPCO fleet but seem to not be on the roads:

“A Tale of ZUPCO Buses Nov 19 - 125 buses commissioned, Mar 20 - 65 buses delivered , Apr 21 - 97 buses commissioned , June 21 - 667 buses on the way , Sept 21 - ED Commissions 50 buses , Dec 21 - 150 buses commissioned, Feb 22 - 115 buses commissioned. Where are these buses?”

Government’s continued monopolization of the public transport system, failure to effectively resuscitate ZUPCO - as well as corruption and mismanagement at the parastatal - have been blamed for the predicament in which commuters found themselves. The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) gave ZUPCO a 24-hour ultimatum to fix the transport blues experienced by commuters or face court action. In a tweet they said, “on behalf of @passengersasso1, we have given @zupcobus and @ministry_local 24 hours to provide an adequate fleet of buses & commuter omnibuses for public transportation & ease the challenges that passengers and commuters are currently facing.” Failure to do so amounts to a violation of commuters & passengers’ right to freedom of movement as provided in Section 66(2) of the Constitution.

Responding to the crisis Perm Sec Nick Mangwana stated that “government is aware of and regrets the current transport difficulties being experienced by Harare commuters and would like to assure them and the Nation that plans are underway to bring relief. Short and long-term efficient Urban Mass Transportation System solutions will be implemented.”  In his latest address, the Prez announced that the public transport sector has been reopened to private players to “complement the services being provided by ZUPCO, in line with the reduction in COVID-19 cases and the subsequent opening of the economy.”
Press Freedom Spotlight 

Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has cited the safety of journalists in Zimbabwe as an ongoing concern in its 2021 State of Press Freedom in Southern Africa Report. The report highlights that the Zimbabwean government uses the pretense of national security to restrict  information access and justify surveillance being put on citizens, especially outspoken journalists. Zimbabwe is named as one of the seven countries that had purchased software from Circles, a surveillance firm that reportedly exploits weaknesses in the global mobile phone system to snoop on calls, texts, and the location of phones around the globe. The report also tabulates media violations in Southern Africa where Zimbabwe ranks very high on assaults and detentions. An escalation of arrests and detentions was evident during the peak of the Covid-19 period where curfews and regulations on movement were in place. In 2022, Zimbabwe placed 137 of 180 on the Global Press Freedom Index, seven points lower than in 2021. 

Meanwhile, after 42 years of silence, local tv and radio signals are now set to reach the people of Binga. Info and Publicity deputy minister Kindness Paradza, gave this meh news during World Press Freedom Day commemorations in Bulawayo. 
 
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Two weeks ago we quoted Prophet Magaya,“It is never the responsibility of the Govt to create jobs for you. The creation of an environment is their responsibility so that you & I prosper & we have that opportunity in Zimbabwe. There is something wrong with a citizen who keeps complaining & shifting blame.” and asked you who you think is to blame for the lack of employment in our country? In response, one of our WhatsApp subscribers said: 

“It's the government -  obvious, because it has all the powers to create a conducive environment for Industries to function well, good policies for SMEs to start their projects, vendors to be well regularized so that there won't be temple run everyday with the council officer and ZRP members, government plays the big role in creating jobs directly or indirectly for its citizens so that citizens will have confidence in the government. The government is our master and they should make us feel at home and not to think going out of Zim to be killed is the only solution and hope”
Journalism is not a crime

In his address at the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) launch of the second Regional Press Freedom Report, Permanent Secretary of Information, Nick Mangwana said: "There is no media repression or censorship in Zimbabwe. Some publications attack Government on a daily basis and nothing has ever been done to them." Just three days later, as by-elections were underway in Chitungwiza, two Alpha Media Holdings journalists -  Blessed Mhlanga and Chengeto Chidi - were arrested while filming a documentary about water challenges in the town. While interviewing residents at a borehole on 7 May, the journalists observed police officers attempting to arrest CCC MP Job Sikhala, and started to film the incident. Mhlanga tweeted: “Arrested in Chitungwiza filming documentary on water challenges. We are being taken to police station. My phone a Pro 40 HUAWEI, is [sic] been broken by police trying to destroy my footage as they arrested Job Sikhala.” The pair were charged with contravening Section 25 of Statutory Instrument (SI)  21/05. The sections prohibit the taking of photos ​​within a polling station while voting is in progress. After two nights in detention, Mhlanga and Chidi were brought to court on Monday morning, where the State added an alternative charge of disorderly conduct. By end of day, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights secured the release of the two journalists on bail of ZWL $ 20,00 each with instructions to reside at their home addresses.
Closing shop
Almost six months after its opening, Africa’s first Covid-19 vaccine plant is now threatened with closure after “receiving not a single order.” The plant whose opening was described by the World Health Organization as a “transformative moment,” acquired a license to package, distribute and sell Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine across Africa. However, no orders have been received from African countries, putting the plant’s viability at risk. "There've been no orders received for Aspenovax, if we don't get any kind of vaccine orders, then clearly there'll be very little rationale for retaining the lines that we're currently using for production," said Stavros Nicolaou, a senior director at Aspen Pharmacare who owns the plant. Given the African Union’s aim to produce 60% of all vaccines administered in Africa locally by 2040, Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, the deputy director of the Africa CDC, stressed on the importance of African countries procuring vaccines from the continent. “Our message is that we need to have all those who are purchasing vaccines at the global level for African countries, they need to purchase those from African producers first,” he said.

The gold in waste
Just when is waste gold? The inhabitants of Shasha village in the Masisi territory of the Democratic Republic of Congo seem to have the answer. To overcome the challenge of land gradually becoming less arable, field owners have resorted to buying human urine from fellow villagers, which they then use as organic fertilizer. The farmers claim that doing this has increased production in some of the fields enhancing food security. Souzana Rupiya, one of the farmers in Shasha says, "before, and during the harvest, my field produced two and a half bags of dry beans. During the last harvest, I got only one bag. Afterwards, I started to apply this alternative of human urine and little by little I can now see its results." Due to the rise in demand by farmers like Rupiya, human urine has become scarce in Shasha and a hike in its price is anticipated, a 20-liter can of urine is currently selling for 12,000 Congolese francs, or USD 6 dollars. 

Thirty-nine more months
In a move that has drawn widespread condemnation, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, head of the military government that took power in Guinea in September 2021 after the ouster of Alpha Conde has announced that the country will return to civilian rule after a 39-month transition period. The announcement came after ECOWAS had set 25 April 2022 as the deadline for the army to give its timeline for transition back to civilian rule or face immediate sanctions. In 2021 many Guineans saw the coup that brought Doumbouya into power as a chance for a new beginning, however, it was condemned by the United Nations, African Union and ECOWAS. Colonel Doumbouya’s announcement of a 39-month transition period to civilian rule has been criticized by both the opposition who described the move as having no legal basis and therefore, “inadmissible, inconceivable and unacceptable. The attitude of the authorities… constitutes a threat to peace and national unity.” Recently Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary General, called on the military juntas in Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Mali to “transfer power back to civilians as soon as possible.”

 
Green tuk-tuks of Sudan
Sudanese entrepreneur Mohamed Samir’s electric rickshaws aka tuk-tuks are ticking the right boxes and changing transportation in Sudan. Electric rickshaws are a new introduction in the North African nation, tackling the high costs of fuel and countering global warming at the same time. In Sudan, three-wheeler vehicles -  tuk-tuk rickshaws for passengers, and motorbike tricycles with a trailer attached for carrying goods - have long been a popular and affordable mode of transport. Tens of thousands can be found on the streets of Sudan’s capital Khartoum alone. Drivers of fuel run rickshaws often earn less than they spend. "It has been extremely cost efficient," Bakry Mohamed, a fruit seller who sold his old petrol-powered tuk-tuk and bought an electric tricycle last year, said. "Now, there are no more fuel queues. I charge it once, and it keeps running the entire week. My daily income doubled." The innovative option however has its own problems, electricity hikes and power cuts caused by Sudan’s economic crisis have raised the cost of running the rickshaws – but it’s still cheaper than fuel. Other rickshaw owners have taken savings a step further and use flexible solar panels to charge their three-wheelers on the go.

Zim takes poetry prize
Zimbabwean poet and filmmaker, Zibusiso Mpofu, has brought the title of 2022 Brunel International African Poetry Winner home. Mpofu was announced winner among finalists that included South Africa’s Conor Kogil, Somalia’s Asmaa Jama and Edil Hassan, Ethiopia’s Fahad Al-Amoudi and Nigeria’s Adedayo Agarau and Chisom Okafor. This award comes to a Zimbabwean for the first time over the recurring favourites Nigeria, Sudan, Egypt and Somalia. The judging panel were reportedly unanimous in their choice and gave an honorable mention for Somali poet Asmaa Jama who was a finalist. Booker Prize-winning Nigerian author Bernardine Evaristo and Brunel University launched the poetry prize and since 2012, used it to spotlight and publicise names of emerging, talented African poets. Warsan Shire, the first prize winner, was elected into the Royal Society of Literature and collaborated with “The Queen B” - Beyoncé on her Grammy Award-winning album Lemonade. In their praise the judges said Mpofu’s work is “superbly crafted, the poems unfold in unexpected directions, balancing raw realism and nearly mystical understatement.”

Friday is for protest!
Adorned in t-shirts with images of their loved ones and petitions in hand, Cambodia's 'Friday wives' refuse to be intimidated from their quest for justice for their families. Cambodia’s government has arrested more than 100 activists and politicians charging them with alleged treason or incitement against Cambodia’s ruling party. Prum Chantha, who leads the 'Friday wives', has led the women for over two years now as they picket Phnom Penh’s courts and international embassies. Her husband is one of the many charged with treason and incitement and her son who has autism was also arrested for posting in support of his father on Telegram and released after five months. The women face arrest and violence but they continue to demand the release of their family members. “Here are 20 women with no weapons, holding signs, wearing T-shirts of their loved ones, being assaulted left and right,” says Theary Seng, a Cambodian-American lawyer and activist who is facing her own ongoing court proceedings. The ‘Friday wives’ have grown in strength and numbers even though some have been alienated by their families in fear of retaliation. 
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Featured training . . . 

Certificate in Leadership and Management: Africa Leadership and Management Academy (ALMA)

About
Africa Leadership and Management Academy (ALMA), an affiliate college of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), is offering the Online Certificate in Leadership and Management programme designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to lead and manage teams effectively and efficiently. The programme also prepares students for servant and transformative leadership in the public sector, private sector, and civil society organizations including religious bodies. The programme has the added advantage of providing learners with a recognized qualification in leadership and management.

Programme structure
The Online Certificate is a Part-time Modular programme consisting of six (6) core modules
Organizations and Structures
Biblical Principles for Personal, Family & Organizational Transformation
Principles of Leadership Practise
Principles of Management Practise
Organizational Sustainability 
Problem Solving and Decision Making

Study start and duration
Start: May / November (minimum number of participants required). One can join existing classes any time of the year; Bridging modules in Computer and Writing skills are offered in February and August; Graduation ceremonies are held in November; Duration: Standard period of study is 6 months (Minimum — 3 months; Maximum — 12 months)

Entry requirement and supporting documents 
Applicants shall have at least five (5) “O” Level passes including Mathematics and English; Mature candidates (30 years and above) with at least two (2) years of leading and managing people in specific work tasks.

Fees
Application Fee: US$10 paid into A/C Stanbic Bank, Minerva Branch, Nostro No. 9140001002294, or cash at the ALMA offices; Full Programme Cost: US$150 (Also payable as six US$30 modular installments).

Application procedures
Enquiries directed to: The Registrar’s Office on +263 786405942 / 08677174235/ 08677174237 or email registrar@alma.co.zw or programme@alma.co.zw Downloaded the application form from the ALMA website www.alma.co.zw; Completed applications to be submitted to Registrar, 33 Marlborough Drive, Marlborough, Harare or sent to the above given emails.
 
Funding opportunity . . . 

Invitation to submit applications for Matching Grant Funds for investments in the Dairy Value Chain (DVC) in Zimbabwe: We Effect
Deadline: 31 May 2022

About
We Effect, together with its partners; Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers (ZADF), Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU), Zimbabwe Dairy Industry Trust (ZDIT) invites farmers, processors and other DVC players to submit applications for matching funds for investments in productive assets that enables improved performance of the DVC in Zimbabwe. The Matching Grant Facility (MGF) operates within the framework of the EU funded Agricultural Growth Programme – Transforming Zimbabwe’s Dairy Value Chain for the future.

To apply
Get full information and application details here
Call for applications . . . 

Art Accelerator Call for Applications
Deadline: 16 May 2022


Are you a woman creative? Do you want to enhance your business skills and professional capacities? Do you want to improve the reach and scale of your creative businesses? 

If yes, then register to be a part of a hybrid 6month mentorship program brought to you by UNESCO and Magamba Network. Applicants must be women creatives aged between 25 - 40 years and have 3years experience of running their business. 

Apply here
Participate . . . 

Men's Mental Health Youth Conference: Africa Healing Foundation
Date: 14 May 2022


Africa Healing Foundation will be hosting a Men's Mental Health Youth Conference at B2C, Batana Gardens, Jason Moyo & First street.

Registration is free. Time from 0900 hrs to 1200 hrs

Contact 
For more information call +263 77755133 or +263 719412605 to email info@africahealing.org.
Research fellows wanted . . . 

Marketing and Communications Fellow: Accountability Lab 
Deadline: 22 May 2022 (before midnight)


Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Duration of contract: The Fellow will be expected to serve for 6 months from the date of hire

About
The Accountability Lab is a global network for change, that works with young people to shift societal norms and solve intractable challenges. The Lab’s mission is to make governance work for people by supporting active citizens, responsible leaders, and accountable institutions. Accountability Lab Zimbabwe is a network lab established in 2020.

Duties and responsibilities
Accountability Lab Zimbabwe’s Marketing and Communications Fellow will be responsible for the following tasks: Assist in coordinating content schedules for the different program areas; Monitor, coordinate and contribute engaging posts to the Lab’s social media accounts on a daily basis; Collate social media data for reporting; Provide research, writing, editing, and design assistance for a variety of outputs including blog posts, articles, press releases, reports, newsletters, presentations, grant proposals, infographics, and program documents; Take high-quality photographs and videos of Accountability Lab’s projects; Provide administrative and logistical support to the Lab’s various programs, including, training seminars and related advocacy activities; Maintain databases of the Lab’s media contacts and publications.

Qualifications 
The fellow will need to be adaptable, self-motivated, and able to multitask. The fellow should have the following: A commitment to the mission and values of Accountability Lab, as well as awareness and understanding of accountability issues around the world; A bachelor's degree in a relevant subject e.g. Journalism, media studies, communications; Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail; Significant experience using Microsoft Office and various forms of social media; Strong creativity and graphic design skills; Superb relationship-building and organizational skills; Previous work experience;

To apply
Send your resume and portfolio to zimbabwe@accountabilitylab.org with Marketing and Communications Fellow in the subject line
Consultancies…

Capacity Building of Members of the Coalition on Policy Advocacy Research and Review: Education Coalition of Zimbabwe (ECOZI)
Deadline: 13 May 2022


About
Driven by the need to find effective solutions to the challenges in the education sector, recent thinking about civil society has begun placing a greater emphasis on advocacy. There is a growing expectation that civil society organizations (CSOs) should be conducting advocacy, engaging with, and influencing key policies and decision makers to complement the service delivery role of CSOs. To facilitate the shift, considerable effort needs to be invested in capacity building for advocacy. Considering this, The Education Coalition of Zimbabwe seeks to capacitate its Membership on policy advocacy, review and research. 

The Education Coalition of Zimbabwe is a network of Civil society actors whose main thrust is to defend and advocate for the right to inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all and contributing to achieving the SDG4.  The coalition’s work is mainly hinged on policy advocacy, and it targets to ensure that its membership from grassroot to national level fully engages in meaningful advocacy to improve the Zimbabwean Education Sector.

ECOZI seeks the services of a consultant who is an expert in policy advocacy to facilitate the training with support from the ECOZI Communications & Advocacy Team to facilitate a one-day training for its members on the use of digital technologies / platforms  /tools in policy advocacy, research and review as well as integrating and accountability to affected people system into programming. 

Objectives of the consultancy
The consultancy seeks to achieve the following objectives: Give a complete analysis of the Zimbabwe Education Policies and identify key policy advocacy issues; Development of guidelines in policy advocacy for the education sector; To capacitate members in Policy advocacy, research, and review;To capacitate members with digital advocacy and Engagement skills; Enhance ECOZI Members’ capacity to advocate for equal access to quality, inclusive, affordable, and equitable education in Zimbabwe.

Deliverables
The consultant shall be required to: Develop guidelines on policy advocacy, research, review and a report for ECOZI members through a one-day workshop by: Simplifying the complexity of Policy Advocacy through orientation on evidence-based Advocacy; Examine the existing education policies and identify key advocacy issues; Orient ECOZI Members on:
Public policy making and public policy tools in Zimbabwe; Research Methods and Frameworks for Analyzing and Tracking Implementation and Impact of Public Policy; Institutional and Legal Frameworks Surrounding Public Policy; Overview of the Education Policy in Zimbabwe; Institutional and Legal Frameworks Surrounding Education Policy in Zimbabwe; Public Finance Management (PFM) in Zimbabwe – Opportunities for Education Policy Advocacy drawing from the Auditor General’s Reports; Media engagement – Traditional Media Platforms and Education Policy Advocacy; Digital Advocacy and Engagement -social media, Websites, Mailing Lists, Newsletters; Collaboration, Coalition Building & Networking for Education Policy Advocacy.

Competencies
Demonstrate an understanding of the Zimbabwe Education Sector; Demonstrate an understanding of Policy, Research and Review; An expert in Digital Advocacy & Engagement with a demonstrated understanding of effective tools for content development and engaging audiences both Offline and Online; Ability to establish and maintain productive relations with clients, identify clients’ needs and match them to appropriate solutions; Excellent oral and written and partnership building skills with people; Excellent presentation and facilitation skills; Ability to lead and take responsibility for an education responsive budgeting; Good knowledge of the Zimbabwean education environment as well as the socio-political context

Duration
The assignment is expected to be completed in five (5) days.

Qualification of the consultant
Advanced degree (at least Masters) and / or professional qualification in Communications / Media / Journalism, Public Management / Policy Advocacy with a good background and understanding in education 

Technical experience
Extensive experience in facilitating advocacy training for membership-based organizations and an in-depth understanding of digital advocacy and engagement tools.

To apply
Interested and qualified consultants should submit a Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability containing a personal CV, indicating all past experiences from similar projects, as well as contact details of the candidate and three professional referees; Brief Description (max ½ page) of why you consider yourself as the most suitable for the assignment and a Methodology (max 1 page) for how you will approach and complete the assignment; as well as a Financial Proposal, that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by breakdown of costs. Submit to info@ecozi.co.zw 

Quality of Education in Zimbabwe - A Comprehensive Analysis of the Performance of Pupils in ZIMSEC Examinations (G7, F4 & F6) during COVID-19 (2020 & 2021): Education Coalition of Zimbabwe (ECOZI)
Deadline: 13 May 2022


About
Since the start of the pandemic, Zimbabwe has followed a phased approach to school closing and reopening. Schools were fully closed for face-to-face learning from March to Mid-September 2020, partially reopened from mid Sept-Oct and then fully reopened again from Nov-Dec 2020. From Jan 2021 to March 2021 schools were partially reopened but they are now fully open since the beginning of April 2021.  During the two years for continuity’s sake the country’s examination board ZIMSEC had to continue running the Grade 7, O ‘level and A ‘level examinations. The examinations were written following strict COVID-19 regulations, several students who had dropped out of school could not proceed and several students lost a great deal of learning during the pandemic, and all this had adverse effects on the final results recorded for the two consecutive years. In addition to that 2021 saw the initial implementation of the Continuous Assessment Learning Activities Program which is a new phenomenon and coordinating the program in the face of COVID-19 proved to be a serious challenge and this had adverse effect on the results.  For example, according to a statement released by ZIMSEC on the November 2020 Ordinary Level results, the country recorded a 6,8% drop in the pass rate compared to 2019. On the other hand, the 2021 statistics recorded a 1.57% increase from the 2020 results but still lower than the 2019 pass rate. 

It is against this background that ECOZI seeks to audit the Quality of Education in Zimbabwe through doing a comprehensive analysis of the performance of pupils in ZIMSEC examinations (G7, F4 & F6) during COVID-19 (2020 & 2021), exploring reasons that caused the recorded decreases in pass rate. This comprehensive study is set to bring to light the transition rates, the aggregation of the results, follow and establish patterns in the administration and release of the results for children. This analysis is important because it will serve as a mirror into the role of the country’s education system in informing its development agenda.The Education Coalition of Zimbabwe being a network of civil society actors whose main thrust is to defend and advocate for the right to inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all and contributing to achieving the SDG4 is mandated to carry out such critical audits from time to time to influence its advocacy agenda. The coalition’s work is mainly hinged on policy advocacy, and it targets to ensure that its membership from grassroot to national level fully engages in meaningful advocacy to improve the Zimbabwean Education Sector.

The research
ECOZI intends to engage the services of a consultant to carry out research, then present the findings for validation and spell out clear recommendations to improve the system. This quantitative and qualitative research will include accessing critical information from different stakeholders including the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, the examination body ZIMSEC, CSOs operating in the education sector, student bodies and general populace. This multi-faceted data collection approach will help bring out a detailed audit and recommendations from various stakeholders in the education sector. The coalition will supervise and facilitate the research process. Once the report has been validated, its key findings and recommendations will be used to shape and inform the coalition’s key advocacy agenda 2022-2024. 

Objectives for consultancy
1) To assess the quality of education in Zimbabwe; 2) To analyze the performance of pupils in ZIMSEC examinations (G7, F4 & F6) during COVID-19 (2020 & 2021); 3)    To assess the uptake of the CALA program and explore ways to improve it and integrate it seamlessly into the Zimbabwean Education system; 4) To draw out key advocacy issues in the education sector

Key deliverables 
Inception report; Detailed research design; Completed interview list with key stakeholders in the Education sector; Research report; Mini report of key recommendations and advocacy issues.

The ideal candidate (s) for this consultancy should: Demonstrate an understanding of the Zimbabwe Education Sector; Demonstrate an understanding of education Policy, Research and Review; Have experience in carrying out both qualitative and quantitative research in the education sector; Be able to establish and maintain productive relations with clients, identify clients’ needs and match them to appropriate solutions; Excellent oral and written and partnership building skills with people; Excellent presentation and facilitation skills; Good knowledge of the Zimbabwean education environment as well as the socio-political context.

Duration
The assignment is expected to be completed in 30 days.

Qualification of the consultant
Advanced degree (at least Masters) and / or professional qualification in Education, Public Management / Policy Advocacy, Administration 

Technical experience
Extensive experience in carrying out both qualitative and quantitative research in the education sector.

To apply
Interested and qualified consultants should submit a Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability, a technical proposal containing a personal CV, indicating all past experiences from similar projects, as well as contact details of the candidate and three professional referees; Brief Description (max ½ page) of why you consider yourself as the most suitable for the assignment and  a Financial Proposal, that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by breakdown of costs. Submit to info@ecozi.co.zw on or 12 May 2022 

Case Studies on Compliance with  Local Procurement Requirements / Policies by Selected Companies in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa: Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) 
Deadline: 16 May 2022


Time frame for assignment: 20 days
Reports to: Programmes Manager

About
The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) is a public interest environmental law organization, working on the promotion of environmental justice in Southern Africa through sustainable and equitable utilization of natural resources and environmental protection. In conducting its work in the extractives sector, ZELA is contributing to the empowerment of women in mining.  The work empowers women along the mining value chain to be effective economic and political actors for better incomes and increased participation in decision-making processes. This work has revealed that patriarchal norms and gendered inequalities in the mining sector result in women failing to actively engage existing policy making structures; limited participation of women in decision making structures on allocation and distribution of mining claims and provisions of goods and services along the mining value chain which resultantly leads to women being mostly confined to informal aspects of work in the mining sector. 

Given that the potential of the African mining sector to provide down-stream linkages into mineral beneficiation and manufacturing; up-stream linkages into mining capital goods, consumables & services industries, and side-stream linkages into infrastructure (power, logistics; communications, water); since 2020 ZELA has been advocating for effective, practical and applicable local content policies in Southern Africa’s mining sector. In general terms, local content strategy can be understood as aiming to promote local value addition and linkages through utilization of domestic resources. Local content requirements aim to address the balance between the benefits to be earned by the investors and the impact resulting from a given investment project on the local economy. In 2020, ZELA commissioned regional research on gender sensitiveness of local content policies in Southern Africa’s extractives sector.  Utilizing the gendered lens, the research revealed the structural barriers affecting women’s effective participation along the mining value chain in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa 

Main objective of the consultancy
In consultation with the organization’s programmes team, the consultant is expected to produce a report with case studies which will achieve the following objectives: a) Provide detailed evidence-based case studies on how selected mining companies are complying with local procurement requirements in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique’s mining sector;  
b) Bring out key compliance challenges posed, and opportunities offered by local procurement requirements in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa including the impact on women; 
c) Identify the existing gaps / areas of improvement and how women can influence the reform process.

To apply
Get full information and application details here

End of Project Evaluation: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA Zimbabwe)
Deadline: 16 May 2022 (1pm)


About
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA ZIMBABWE) is the local humanitarian and development organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Zimbabwe. Through an international network, the organization delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. ADRA Zimbabwe's mission is to act as a catalyst for change, inspiring, engaging and empowering people to strive together to overcome poverty and injustice, and managing the risks and impacts of disasters. ADRA Zimbabwe’s core sectors include Holistic Health; Secure and Sustainable Livelihoods; Education; and Emergency Management.

ADRA Zimbabwe has been implementing “ADRA Japan / ADRA Zimbabwe’s Comprehensive Education Project in Gokwe North, Midlands” since March 19th 2019. This project is supposed to be finished on June 30th 2022. The target schools are 3 primary schools with a total enrolment of approximately 1,800. The objective of this project is to contribute to improve overall education in Kabuyuni area through meeting the needs of both children in and out of school in the communities. This project has constructed 6 standard classroom blocks, 3 teacher cottages, and 3 administration blocks, improved capacity of School Development Committees (SDC), and increased access to education among out of school children through Non-Formal Education.

ADRA Zimbabwe seeks to conduct an end of project evaluation to assess results of the project for the entire 3 years. The evaluation is going to assess impacts and outcomes of infrastructure which the project has constructed, Non Formal Education as well as community / SDC activities. This evaluation will help review the effectiveness and efficiency of the project and work on the future planning 

Purpose of the independent end of project evaluation 
The independent evaluation seeks to (a) answer all the elements of the Terms of Reference (ToR); (b) provide findings and conclusions that are based on robust and transparent evidence; and (c) where necessary supplements the grantee’s own data with independent research.

To apply
Get full information and applications details here

Borehole Equipping: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA Zimbabwe)
Deadline: 16 May 2022 (5pm)


About
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the humanitarian and development organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, the organization delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries-regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. ADRA’s mission is to act as a catalyst for change, inspiring, engaging, and empowering people to strive together to overcome poverty and injustice, managing the risks and impacts of disasters. ADRA’s core sectors include Holistic Health; Secure and Sustainable Livelihoods; Education; and Emergency Management.

ADRA is implementing the USAID / BHA / ADRA ERRIC Project in Gokwe North and Mbire districts, Midlands and Mashonaland Central provinces respectively. The project has a lifespan of 16 months starting from August, 2021 to November 2021 targeting communities in 10 wards in Gokwe North and 5 wards in Mbire.  The goal of ERRIC is to ensure households in Gokwe North and Mbire have improved food security and improved resilience to respond to the drought affecting the country. This project aims to assist farmers with agricultural inputs for small grains and fodder crops seed, small livestock (Does), revive Disaster Risk Management committees, facilitate vulnerable households to access financial services and improve hygiene and water supply.
 
Location
ADRA seeks to equip 8 boreholes in 6 wards within Gokwe North (GN) and Mbire (M) districts. Borehole equipping will be characterized by installation of submersible pumps, solar panels, tanks, tank stands, and security palisade fencing. Table 1 below lists the names and locations of the selected water points:

Objective
To equip selected water points with solar-powered piped water systems improving access to water supply of good quality and quantity; Specifications and General Requirements: a) The contractor is expected to implement the construction and installation works in accordance with the acceptable engineering practices, provided guidelines and technical designs, quality standards and civil codes; b) All proposed works shall be carried out by qualified and personals and must comply with acceptable and good workmanship standards paying attention to good team workmanship standards, paying particular / strict attention to structural integrity, hydraulic properties, alignment, squaring, plumbing and leveling; c)The contractor shall practice safety, health and environmental works that will give a suitable working environment; d) The contractor must provide upon request; references and evidence of experience in conducting similar studies; e) The contractor will adhere to the Humanitarian Code of Conduct as works will be conducted. 

To apply
Get full information and applications details here

Borehole Protection Palisade Fencing: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA Zimbabwe)
Deadline: 16 May 2022 (5pm)


About
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the humanitarian and development organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, the organization delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries-regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. ADRA’s mission is to act as a catalyst for change, inspiring, engaging, and empowering people to strive together to overcome poverty and injustice, managing the risks and impacts of disasters. ADRA’s core sectors include Holistic Health; Secure and Sustainable Livelihoods; Education; and Emergency Management.

ADRA is implementing the USAID / BHA / ADRA ERRIC Project in Gokwe North and Mbire districts, Midlands and Mashonaland Central provinces respectively. The project has a lifespan of 16 months starting from August 1, 2021 to November 30, 2022 targeting communities in 10 wards of Gokwe North and 5 wards in Mbire.  The goal of ERRIC is to ensure households in Gokwe North and Mbire have improved food security and improved resilience to respond to the drought affecting the country. This project aims to assist farmers with agricultural inputs for small grains and fodder crops seed, small livestock (Does), revive Disaster Risk Management committees, facilitate vulnerable households to access financial services and improve hygiene and water supply. 

Location
ADRA seeks to protect 39 boreholes in 10 wards within Gokwe North (GN) and 5 wards in Mbire (M) districts. Borehole protection will be done through installation of metal fabricated palisade fencing around the borehole. Coordinates of borehole locations are shown in annex 3 attached. 

Objective
To equip selected water points with metal fabricated palisade fencing.

Scope of contract
i.) The work comprises of equipping rural bush pumps with metal fabricated palisade fencing for strong protection against livestock or any form of vandalism; ii) The contractor shall deliver the proposed works conforming to all requirements, standards and guidelines for fabrication works; iii) As preparatory works communities will be mobilized for labour and activity support; iv) Both the client and the contractor shall liaise and finalize on the  BoQ and procure fabrication and installation material; v) ADRA will be responsible for transportation and delivering fabrication and installation material onsite; vi)    ADRA is going to allow the contractor to assess and approve for quality assessment and optimize on the way forward.
 
To apply
Get full information and applications details here

Develop and Produce a Position Paper on  Rethinking  Civic Space in an Age of Intersectional Crises, Focusing on the Use of “Lawfare”  Against Dissent: Local NGO
Deadline: 17 May 2022


About
A local human rights organization seeks the services of a research consultant to develop and produce a position paper on  rethinking  civic space in an age of intersectional crises, focusing on the  use of “lawfare”  against dissent.

Required expertise and qualification 
The Expert Consultant shall have the following expertise and qualification: At least masters degree in Human Rights, Law, Social Sciences or any other relevant university degree; Extensive expertise, knowledge, and experience in the field of human rights in Zimbabwe; At least 5 years of experience in human rights; Detailed terms of reference will be shared with shortlisted applicants.

To apply 
Interested candidates should send a copy of their resume and a sample of previous related work to consultancies@hrforum.co.zw Full terms of reference will be shared with successful applicants. Candidates are shortlisted on a rolling basis, first come-first served basis, but in any case, no later than 17 May  2021. 

Facilitate the Development of SOS Children’s Villages in Zimbabwe’s 5 Year Strategy (2023-2027), Strategic Plan and Result Based Framework: SOS Children's Villages International (CVI) 
Deadline: 19 May 2022


About
Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages International (CVI) is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children. Our programmes target children without and those who are at the risk of losing parental care as well as youths and caregivers. The strategy will directly relate to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in key areas such as poverty, inequality, education, health, social and child protection. The strategic goals will focus on more children having a loving home and an equal chance to succeed in life by strengthening the quality and outreach of our programmes.

SOS Children's Village in Zimbabwe is a registered Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO) registered in 1983. Our operational areas are Harare Metropolitan, Chitungwiza, Bindura Urban, Shamva, Seke, and Bulawayo Metropolitan. 

Scope of work 
SOS Children’s Villages’ Zimbabwe (SOSCVZ) seeks to engage a consultant / organization to facilitate the development of a strategy, strategic plan and a results framework. The scope of work will include: An assessment of the context using the organization’s reference documents and environment (policies, regional strategy, relationships with local and international stakeholders);  Collection and packaging of external strategic information and data relevant to the process [e.g information / data in the child care sector as it relates to the political, economic, social, technological, legal, humanitarian. contexts]; Development of templates, tools and standards for the process whilst assuring quality of the inputs, overall process, and sub-processes; Designing and implementing effective collaborative processes (virtual, face to face, or a combination); Validation of the results and final documentation.

To apply
Get full information and application details here

Call for Proposals for a Digital Media Partner to Design and Deliver a Business-to-Business Campaign for Biofortified Grains / Foods in Zimbabwe: Alliance Bioversity-CIAT
Deadline: 20 May 2022


About
HarvestPlus, a program of the International Food Policy Research Institute, a research center of CGIAR, pioneered the development of more than 400 biofortified varieties with CGIAR and national program partners, and leads a global movement to rapidly scale-up production and consumption of biofortified staple crops and foods made with them. Biofortified crops are conventionally bred (i.e through non-GMO methods) to increase their micronutrient content. The regular consumption of biofortified staples has been scientifically shown to be efficacious in improving nutrition and health, particularly in women and young children, who are most vulnerable to hidden hunger. Our work is partner-focused: we enable and empower others to sustainably embed biofortification in food systems to improve nutrition equitably and cost-effectively for the most vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries. We also prioritize partnerships with women-as household members, farmers, and entrepreneurs. We take a value chain approach to scaling up biofortification that generates livelihood opportunities for farming households, as well as SME entrepreneurs in seed, crop, and food markets.

We are seeking a specialist who could carry out the following activities
Build a target list / database of businesses; Review similar campaigns from other markets who have successfully managed similar campaigns; Utilize existing marketing collateral for efficiency and highlight areas where new material could be required; Develop monthly, weekly, and special days (e.g World Food Day) content calendar, including infographics and short videos; Complete videography, including development of script, shooting, recording of testimonials, editing, and production of videos, each having 1-2 minutes duration of finished products; Manage daily posting of the approved content on digital media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, GoogleAds, etc); Provide rapid response and be prepared to react quickly and effectively to breaking news or developments related to biofortification; Respond to comments, queries, and questions of the digital media followers, in response to content posted by the agency; Upload videos, infographics, and GIFs on HarvestPlus's social media accounts, including tagging, end screens, and card integration with the client's content.

To apply
Get full information and application details here
Volunteers. . . 

Volunteer Graduate Intern – Finance: Uzumba Orphan Care
Deadline: 15 May 2022


Uzumba Orphan Care   a community based organization with offices at Nhakiwa Business Centre in UMP district has the following vacancy to be filled;
    
Requirements
Should have an accounting degree

To apply
Email applications to uzumba2008@gmail.com by 15 May2022

Communications Volunteer: Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children (ZNCWC)
Deadline: 17 May 2022 (1pm)


Reporting to: Development and Communications Officer
Duration: 1 year
Terms: This is an unpaid temporary position with no remuneration

About
The Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children (ZNCWC) seeks the services of a Communications Volunteer (graduate intern) to assist the Development and Communications Officer run the communications department.

Duties
Developing and uploading content on ZNCWC's social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn; Assist in managing the organizational website; Developing and uploading content for ZNCWC's electronic newsletter; Assist in facilitating ZNCWC's public media engagements i.e print and electronic media press releases, radio / TV campaigns, etc; Assist in providing communications support to ZNCWC's project activities; Any other duties assigned by the Development and Communications Officer.

Qualifications
Candidate should be a recent first degree / diploma graduate (less than 1 year) in media studies, mass communications, journalism, public relations or related field from an recognised / accredited academic institution; Experience in website / social media development / management an added advantage; Demonstrate good writing and content development skills; Self starter able to work with minimal supervision.

To apply
Interested candidates should send cover letters with their curriculum vitae as 1 document of not more than 3 pages, including 3 traceable references by email to kudzai@zncwc.co.zw copy tafadzwam@zncwc.co.zw with the subject line: "Communications Volunteer". Applications that are not submitted in the stipulated format will not be accepted. Application deadline is Friday, 17 May 2022 by 1300hrs. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Internships… 

Human Resources Assistant: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Deadline: 13 May 2022


Location: Harare

About
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States of America. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding. Registered in Zimbabwe under the PVO Act, certificate number 6/2002, CRS has been supporting program activities in Zimbabwe since 1989 and has long-standing relationships with Church and non-Church partners and communities throughout the country. The Zimbabwe program implements projects through 14 partner organizations in 30 districts in the areas of health, OVC, education, food security and agricultural livelihoods, and peacebuilding. CRS is looking for a GRADUATE INTERN to fill the following position that has arisen.

Job summary
The successful candidate will provide comprehensive and timely information, clerical, and administrative assistance to meet specific HR service needs that support high-quality programs of serving the poor and vulnerable. S/he will deliver quality support & apply clearly defined HR policies, processes, procedures, and service standards. 

Responsibilities 
Providing administrative and clerical support to HR transactions and processes. Preparing, type, photocopy, and scan employment-related documentation, such as employment contracts, termination letters, salary technical adjustments letters, materials for staff learning and development events, etc; Providing support to recruitment process: collecting CVs, greeting candidates, setting up tests and interviews. Assist the HR Officer in calling referees for prospective employees; Following up with HODs and individual staff to ensure timely submission of time sheets and any other pending HR-related reports or information; Preparing orientation materials and programs. Compiling documentation and data, performing data entry and data verification on personnel administration transactions (e.g leave balances, staff attendance, etc); Supporting the maintenance of personnel files, compiling and updating employee records (hard and soft copies); Following up to ensure that all departing employees have completed Exit Checklists and Exit Interview forms; Updating the Leave Tracking Schedule and Time Sheet Tracking schedule regularly and submitting reports to the HR Officer by the 5th of payroll month; Receiving and reviewing Overtime Requests for staff to ensure they are correct and submit to the HR Officer for review; Contributing to coordinating logistical arrangements for staff events, such as staff retreats, staff learning and development events (workshops, trainings), orientations, welcome / farewell parties. 

Education and experience
A Diploma in Human Resources Management or Administration. A Bachelor’s degree will be an added advantage; A minimum of 1-year relevant work experience in an administrative and / or human resources assistant role with some familiarity of human resources practices; Experience with an international non-governmental organization a plus; Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages, in particular Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Hands-on experience with data entry into online databases and forms; Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail; Able to maintain confidential information.

To apply
Those who meet the above criteria are invited to submit their applications together with a cover letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae that includes names and email addresses of three traceable references. Applications should be clearly marked with the position applied for, i.e “Human Resources Assistant” in the email subject line. Please submit your applications by Friday, 13 May 2022, to The Country Representative at the following email address: Zimbabwe.crs@crs.org Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

CRS does not charge application fees or processing fees to potential applicants or any fee throughout the recruitment process.

Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. CRS carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. 

By applying for this job, the candidate understands and acknowledges that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect. Further, s/he understands that if successful, s/he will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and personal / professional references will be asked to evaluate the candidate’s behaviors related to safeguarding-related topics. 

IT Graduate Intern: Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI)
Deadline: 13 May 2022


Location: Harare
Type of Contract:    Internship

About:
Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a not-for-profit human development organization which is registered as a Trust under the Zimbabwe Deeds Registries Act (Chapter 20:05). ZHI’s mission is to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable high impact integrated health interventions with local communities while working with and strengthening existing institutions. 

Basic function
The IT graduate intern assists with desktop support, troubleshooting desktop hardware / software problems, and carrying out projects as assigned in a culturally diverse environment. Properly document support, repair, and project activities using a helpdesk ticketing system.

Job description
The incumbent will; Ask questions and get information in order to diagnose computer problems and discern what level of support is needed when a problem is presented; Provide technical assistance to office staffs as needed; Assist in software and hardware upgrades; Add or update workstations for office staffs; Perform routine PC maintenance and updates for performance efficiency; Supervise and process help desk support requests; Assist in maintaining Internet service, firewalls, and telephone systems; Initiate process improvements to better answer user demands; Any other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills and abilities
Proficient in Microsoft Office 365, Windows 7, And Windows 10 in a domain environment; Ability to troubleshoot common hardware / software issues; Ability to meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities; Ability to follow instructions and work autonomously, but also able to recognize when you are in over your head; Ability to quickly gain new skills and knowledge when faced with new challenges; Some familiarity with confidentiality requirements in a pseudo medical setting; Attention to detail; Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

Qualifications and experience
HND / Graduate student in an IT field with at least one-year learning experience in computer systems operations; Knowledgeable in MS Active Directory structure; Software installations, backup and archive; Hardware and software troubleshooting; Printer and system maintenance.

To apply
Step 1: Complete online form here

Step 2: Submit your CV and application letter via email to recruitment@zhi.co.zw clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.

During the application process, ZHI will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered. ZHI is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical handicap or financial ability.

Social & Digital Media Intern: Sustainable Agriculture Technology (SAT)
Deadline: 18 May 2022


About
The intern will work with the Country Director and / or Deputy Country Director to understand SAT’s mission and create content which aligns with the mission. The intern will increase and maintain SAT’s social media presence / interaction on various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram) and our website.

Responsibilities 
Updates the social media accounts with fresh content to improve engagement and outreach; Conducts research to find articles and stories relevant to SAT’s mission and vision and posts on our social media platforms to invite conversation and interaction; Monitors and replies to conversation / interaction; Updates the website; Handles online inquiries appropriately; Updates and grows SAT’s Contact list; Tracks social media interaction and fanbase growth and provides the Senior Management Team with monthly updates; Contributes to the team efforts by accomplishing related tasks as needed.

Duration
This is a 6-month internship. Intern will be expected to report for work in person 5 days a week. 

Qualification 
Experience and ability to design social media posts; Experience with website maintenance and social media platforms; Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills; Ability to work independently and in collaboration with the team; Be flexible and willing to take on other tasks in this start-up environment; Bring your own laptop computer; Comfortable working in a shared space environment.

To apply
If you are interested in the above position, please email your CV and application cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Manager and send to admin@sustainableagritrust.co.zw  Indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Internship Program July - December 2022: African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)
Deadline: 27 May 2022


Duration: 6 months
Positions under: Policy and Advocacy, Campaigns and Communications, and Finance
Location: Policy and Advocacy- Cameroon; Policy and Advocacy- Zimbabwe; Campaigns and Communications- Kenya; Finance- Zimbabwe; Administration- Zimbabwe; Executive Director’s Office- Kenya; Monitoring & Evaluation- Zimbabwe

About 
The African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) is a Pan-African Civil Society Organisation with national partners in 16 African countries and 3 regional economic blocs. Our mandate is to enhance public participation on public debt in order to strengthen accountability, governance, and promote responsible borrowing among African Governments. We work to ensure African continent do not slide back into being heavily indebted and are focused on influencing African governments to institute and implement policies and practices for sustainable development and eradication of poverty through development and implementation of sustainable debt policies; transparent, accountable and efficient mechanisms for mobilization and utilization of domestic resources; as well as effective use of international public finance.

With the continent facing a debt crisis, and the world talking about debt in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, AFRODAD is pleased to announce its 2022 Internship Programme. We are looking for a team of interns who have a strong interest in issues of Africa’s debt management, domestic resources, and public finance to join our team and contribute to influencing African Governments to institute and implement policies and practices for sustainable development and eradication of poverty.

Objective of AFRODAD’s Internship Programme 2022

Learn and champion the economic justice movement through policy advocacy and analysis, civil society organizational management, and media relations and coordination. 

Do you want to champion AFRODAD’s Initiative to support Africa’s inclusive economic growth and sustainable development through influencing policy change on debt management and development finance anchored on rights-based approaches? Scroll down and find out more!

Knowledge and interest 
Education - Bachelor's or currently pursuing a Master's Degree in the following fields: accounting / finance; business studies; communications; data science; development economics; economics; international development; international relations; statistics; Skills- strong analytical and written skills; as well as strong public speaker; A good understanding of African perspectives on development and finance and passion to advance Africa’s agenda on the global stage; Ability to work from home and remotely due to current Covid-19 restrictions (AFRODAD will provide necessary support for home-working); Language – English and French (For Cameroon and Kenya); Desire and effort to learn and grow professionally; Interns are required to have their own laptops and have access to stable internet at all times

AFRODAD will be hosting an Internship zoom webinar on 1 June 2022 at 11am to 12:30pm CAT for all prospective interns to meet and interact with former interns and learn on how to successfully apply and experience the internship journey.

Register here to join the session

To apply
To apply for AFRODAD’s Internship Programme, please submit a 500-word personal statement stating your interest together with your detailed CV and at least 3 references, at least one of which should be from your learning institution. Send your application to the Executive Director on recruitment@afrodad.org clearly stating the position you are applying for on the subject line e.g “Intern – Policy and Advocacy” by 12 noon (SAT), Friday 27 May 2022. 

Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Late applications will not be considered.
Jobs . . . 

Resource Mobilization Manager: DanChurchAid (DCA) 
Deadline: 13 May 2022


Report to: Head of Programme 
Location: Harare
Contract Period: Fixed Term 

About
DanChurchAid (DCA) is a faith-based civil society organization. It was founded in 1922 by representatives of the Danish Evangelical Church, which continues to be a key DCA constituency. DCA is supported by volunteers, supporters, and staff working hard to save lives in many countries. DanChurchAid supports the needy and the poorest of the world in their struggle for a dignified and better life and helps those whose lives are threatened.

Position summary
The Resource Mobilization Manager will actively support DCA Zimbabwe in identifying and responding to new funding opportunities, is responsible for writing grant proposals, obtaining funding, recording and reporting grant activity, and assisting all involved parties on the terms and conditions of the program. Coordinate and lead the production and submission of quality and timely donor reports. The Job holder will also be providing strategic and technical support to Grant Management and Partnership.

Responsibilities
Monitor new call for proposals and thoroughly review the ones published, identifying risks and constraints for each one as well as DCA’s eligibility and brief the HOP and other relevant staff accordingly; Donor Intelligence and Donor Research – Track trends and characteristics of donor resources and prospects as well as report them using a variety of techniques for gathering, segmenting and analyzing current and prospective donors; Donor and partner relationship building and management – Use a variety of techniques to cultivate new and maintain existing donor relationships. Ability to create a comprehensive donor communications plan and communicate with donors and partners; Support and lead proposal writing effort in coordination with HOP and technical teams in the office. This entails the preparation of internal work plan (STEPs), proposal templates, review of donor guidelines, writing of sections of or full concept notes, quality and coherence checks, language editing, financial vs. narrative coherence review etc; Ensure proposals / concept notes are in accordance with donor frameworks, guidelines, and language and are comprehended by the Country Office Technical teams; Review thoroughly all contracts and memorandum of understanding signed by DCA with donors, partners, institutions and ensure use of standard formats. Ensure alignment with DCA’s and donors’ requirements; Facilitate Grants Kick Off meetings ensuring that implementing partners and staff are acquainted with the word and the spirit of all the grants; Liaise with HQ or donors to stay up to date on reporting requirements and in following up/tracking of submitted reports ensuring all issues are resolved; Assist field teams in drafting of donor reports by ensuring that reports are in accordance with donor requirements and are submitted on time and in the right quality; 

Skills, attributes and qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Public Finance, Public Administration, Social Sciences, or any other relevant field; A relevant master’s degree is an added advantage; High level experience of at least 5 years in international development with demonstrable success in resource mobilization for local or international organizations; Fluency in English; Strong quantitative and analytical skills; Excellent written communication skills; Intelligent, motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and work ethics; Understanding of funding issues in development and demonstrable commitment; In-depth understanding of partnership and the business development process; Strategic planning and management skills; Understanding of the human rights-based approach to development and donor contract management; Staff and partner capacity development, communication and public relations skills and experience; Resource mobilization, monitoring, networking and collaboration skills and experience; People management, leadership, monitoring, and evaluation skills; Facilitation skills on capacity development / strengthening, budgeting and prudent financial management; Program management, funding proposal development, networking and stakeholder management skills and experience.

To apply click here

HIV Facility Linkages Specialist: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Deadline: 13 May 2022


Location: Harare

About 
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States of America. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding. Registered in Zimbabwe under the PVO Act, certificate number 6/2002, CRS has been supporting program activities in Zimbabwe since 1989 and has long-standing relationships with Church and non-Church partners and communities throughout the country. The Zimbabwe program implements projects through 14 partner organizations in 30 districts in the areas of health, OVC, education, food security and agricultural livelihoods, and peacebuilding. CRS seeks to fill in the following position that has arisen.

Job summary
The successful candidate will provide technical analysis and support to Pathways project in the area of HIV clinical linkages in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practice to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. Working closely with other Pathways staff, his/her skills and knowledge will contribute towards determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ HIV Linkages programming is across the globe. 

Responsibilities 
Coordinating and monitoring the HIV / AIDS activities (HIV Testing and Counseling, referral and linkage, HIV treatment, adherence, viral load monitoring etc.)  undertaken by implementing partners of the program in collaboration with Health Facilities; Monitoring, tracking, analyzing and evaluating clinical data, reviewing HIV registers and providing technical guidance on sound HIV management for Pathways’ clients and beneficiaries in accordance with MOHCC clinical guidelines and protocols; Collaborating and facilitating LIP relationship with national, provincial, district and site level MoHCC staff and clinical partner counterparts to strengthen facility-community linkages; Providing technical guidance to LIPS for other health related services required by Pathways beneficiaries such as maternal, newborn and child health services to ensure integrated health service delivery; Working with implementing partners and district level stakeholders, including a wide network of health workers, teachers, para social workers and others in mapping out existing services, identifying needs and improving coordinated referrals for OVCs and caregivers; Collecting and disseminating HIV linkages related information and resources to Pathways staff and partners and assisting with the organization, designing, and coordinating training workshops to support capacity building efforts; Identifying new approaches and methods for online learning; Contributing to the learning agenda by researching and analyzing information, conducting literature reviews, mappings or information gathering from various internal and external sources on assigned topics; Providing recommendations for program operations, training, communications and MEAL in line with the Pathways HIV Community linkages and clinical support strategy; Providing technical support in establishing strong linkages and referral systems between the Community and health facilities for suitable HIV prevention, care, treatment and follow up activities.

Education and experience
A Medical or nursing degree with current registration with relevant practitioners’ council; A postgraduate qualification / Master’s Degree in Public Health, HIV Management, Health Services Management or related degree will be an added advantage; Completion of an advanced HIV / AIDS management course is an added advantage; At least 3 years’ experience in clinical management of HIV and TB/HIV at public health facility / OI/ART clinics an added advantage; Experience providing training, supportive supervision, technical assistance and capacity building in health facility and community settings; experience in quality improvement processes a plus; Understanding and experience using MoHCC data systems (ART registers, EPMS etc) a strong advantage; Experience with USAID / PEPFAR funded projects preferred.

To apply
Those who meet the above criteria are invited to submit their applications together with a cover letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae that includes names and email addresses of three traceable references. Applications should be clearly marked with the position applied for, i.e “HIV Facility Linkages Specialist” in the email subject line. Please submit your applications by Friday, 13 May 2022, to The Country Representative at the following email address Zimbabwe.crs@crs.org Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

CRS does not charge application fees or processing fees to potential applicants or any fee throughout the recruitment process.

Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. CRS carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. 
 
By applying for this job, the candidate understands and acknowledges that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect. Further, s/he understands that if successful, s/he will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate the candidate’s behaviors related to safeguarding-related topics. 

Research Specialist: Local NGO 
Deadline: 13 May 2022 


Background
A human rights organization is seeking the services of a highly motivated Research Specialist to join a small team of high impact researchers for its Harare office. The ideal candidate for the position must be a researcher who understands the Zimbabwean context and is eager to make an impact on human rights policy and practice in Zimbabwe and beyond, multi-talented, highly collaborative, and an excellent writer and a skilled communicator who must excel at targeted research and advocacy initiatives. The Research Specialist must excel at convening diverse groups of stakeholders to move strategy from vision to implementation and impact. S/he must believe in all human rights for all people, injustice and accountability for all and be willing to go an extra mile to ensure that the organization's goals are achieved.

Overall job purpose
Under the supervision of the Senior Researcher, the Research Specialist will be directly responsible for the implementation of the following project: Human rights monitoring and documentation; Unified database human rights system management; impact research, archival; and lobby and advocacy (human rights protection and promotion) at national and international levels. 

Duties and responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the Research Specialist include: Designing and implementing high impact research projects; Producing thoroughly researched analytical papers on human rights; Designing appropriate interventions and recommendations for the human rights sector in Zimbabwe; Convening and facilitating regular stakeholder meetings, which include training and dialogue on key human rights issues in Zimbabwe; Compiling and dispatching human rights reports within agreed timeframes; Keeping a tag on and designing appropriate responses to critical human rights developments in the country; Developing funding proposals; Ensure budget parameters and grant agreements compliance; Any other duties can be allocated from time to time.

Profile of the Research Specialist position
To be considered for this role, you must: Be passionate about the promotion and protection of human rights; Have a strong record of handling and delivering effectively in a similar capacity; Have strong interpersonal skills and experience in working with a range of stakeholders from the human rights community, partners and community-based groups; Have good communication and writing skills (English); Be a self-motivated personality with sound judgment; Have the gravitas and credibility to engage with target stakeholders, including state institutions, independent commissions, inter-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, funding partners, communities and victims; Have the ability to work independently and under pressure; Have good computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Qualifications
The candidate must have the following experience and qualifications: Possess a degree in law, social sciences or related field from a reputable institution; A postgraduate qualification in social sciences or related field; At least three years of professional experience in human rights research and advocacy and community engagement with at least one year of working experience in donor / NGO projects; Experience in database management and data mining.

To apply
Interested candidates must email their applications and CVs to vacancies@hrforum.co.zw 

Sonographer: Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ)  (Re-Advertisement)
Deadline: 13 May 2022 (1pm)


Location: Harare

About     
Established in 1987, Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) is an affiliate of MSI Reproductive Choices, and is one of the largest specialised Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) organisations in Zimbabwe. PSZ complements the Ministry of Health and Child Care in the provision of quality, and affordable general health and SRH services in all provinces of Zimbabwe.

The role
Reporting to the Clinic Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for performing ultrasound procedures. The role will also involve corresponding with other health professionals to ensure timely and appropriate management of clients in line with MoHCC and PSZ guidelines. 

Key responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the following, among other duties: Performing ultrasound / sonography procedures; Making use of ethical & critical thinking skills to perform diagnostic imaging safely; Using positioning tools & safety equipment to ensure client safety and comfort throughout the imaging; Reviewing client’s medical record prior to their appointment and have a clear understanding of the images required; Interpreting images, document records and prepare medical reports and present preliminary findings to healthcare practitioners; Adhering to best medical practices and observes laws and medical professional ethics; Developing strategies to improve the uptake of ultrasound scan services within clinics; Registering / renewing of registration of PSZ and Ultrasound facilities; Coordinating stakeholders’ engagement and attending of such meetings. 

Qualifications
Degree in Radiography; Post Graduate diploma in Sonography / Masters of Medical Sonography; Must be a registered practicing sonographer; Registered with the Allied Health Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe; Must have an Open Practicing Certificate (OPC); Proven computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet); 2 years’ experience in offering medical ultrasound services; A strong client focus with good communication skills; Knowledge of transducers and other ultrasound scan equipment.

To apply
Applications, should clearly state the position being applied for under the subject in your email and should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with three (3) referees. Applications should be received by 1pm on 13 May 2022 and should be directed to email recruitment@pszim.com Early applications are encouraged as shortlisting and interviews will be on a rolling basis. Those who already applied need not to reapply

PSZ does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process. PSZ subscribes to the Marie Stopes International Child Safeguarding Policy. The successful candidates will undergo background checks and will be required to commit in writing agreement to adhere to the guidelines of this policy.

Telesales and Sales Assistant: Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) (Re-Advertisement)
Deadline: 13 May 2022 (1pm)


Location: Harare

About     
Established in 1987, Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) is an affiliate of MSI Reproductive Choices, and is one of the largest specialised Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) organisations in Zimbabwe. PSZ complements the Ministry of Health and Child Care in the provision of quality, and affordable general health and SRH services in all provinces of Zimbabwe. In line with its expansion strategy, PSZ seeks to expand its talent pool to include the following:

The role
The incumbent will be reporting to the Commercial Sales Officer and will be responsible for securing daily product sales through telesales and calling potential or existing customers to inform them about product offerings and promotions, direct potential sales leads to Sales Officers if required, stock count and reconciliation of warehouse stock every month, conduct market intelligence on potential new products monthly, conduct competitor analysis monthly and compile customer database and update monthly. The incumbent will also be assigned any other duties.

Key responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the following, among other duties: To support the Marketing Department activities; To support the need to expand product coverage and distribution; Stock Management.

Qualifications
5 O’ Levels including Maths, English, Commerce and / or Accounting; Diploma in Marketing or Business Management or equivalent; 2-years work related experience in Marketing (preferably Healthcare); Knowledge of Purchasing & Supply is an added advantage; MAZ Membership is an added advantage; Ability to work under pressure; Ability to work with minimum supervision but as part of a team and sharp analytical skills; Proven computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet)

To apply
Applications, should clearly state the position being applied for under the subject in your email and should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with three (3) referees. Applications should be received by 1pm on 13 May 2022 and should be directed to email recruitment@pszim.com Early applications are encouraged as shortlisting and interviews will be on a rolling basis. Those who already applied need not to reapply

PSZ does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process. PSZ subscribes to the Marie Stopes International Child Safeguarding Policy. The successful candidates will undergo background checks and will be required to commit in writing agreement to adhere to the guidelines of this policy.
    
2 (Two) x MS Lady – Community Based Nurse Provider: Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) (Re-Advertisement)
Deadline: 13 May 2022 (1pm)


Location: Gwanda; Masvingo

About     
Established in 1987, Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) is an affiliate of MSI Reproductive Choices, and is one of the largest specialised Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) organisations in Zimbabwe. PSZ complements the Ministry of Health and Child Care in the provision of quality, and affordable general health and SRH services in all provinces of Zimbabwe. In line with its expansion strategy, PSZ seeks to expand its talent pool to include the following:

The role
The incumbent will be responsible for the following among other duties, assessing client’s health needs; providing advice on family planning and other sexual reproductive health services. Practicing high standards of infection prevention at all times and ensure clinics protocols are maintained and maintains accurate and confidential client records. Participating in stock management, and report writing. 

Key responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the following among other duties: Provide family planning services and perform procedures which includes implant insertion / removal, IUCD insertion and removal, and short acting methods; Ensuring that clinical standards are  adhered to as well as provision of quality service; Augmenting service provision – primary health care, family planning, and other SRH services; Counseling of clients and providing advice on various methods of Family Planning to enable the client to make an informed decision

Qualifications
To succeed in this role, you must have: Diploma in Nursing / midwifery; Forensic License (M.C.A.Z); At least 2 years post qualification experience; Family Planning Training is  a must; A good command of respective local language in the area of operation (e.g Ndebele & Shona) is a requirement; Have own car and willing to travel around Bulawayo

To apply
Applications, should clearly state the position being applied for under the subject in your email and should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with three (3) referees. Applications should be received by 1pm on 13 May 2022 and should be directed to email recruitment@pszim.com Early applications are encouraged as shortlisting and interviews will be on a rolling basis. Those who already applied need not to reapply

PSZ does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process. PSZ subscribes to the Marie Stopes International Child Safeguarding Policy. The successful candidates will undergo background checks and will be required to commit in writing agreement to adhere to the guidelines of this policy.
   
9 (Nine) x Relief Drivers: FHI 360
Deadline: 13 May 2022


Location: Masvingo (2), Gweru (2), Makoni (2), Harare (2) and Bulawayo (1).

About  
FHI 360 is a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. 

Position summary
The driver conveys FHI 360 staff and consultants to designated approved locations; Ensures adequate safety, cleanliness, security and maintenance of the project vehicle assigned; Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tyres, brakes, car washing, etc; Ensures availability of all the required documents / supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and necessary spare parts; Route planning and requirements by studying schedule or ad-hoc request by the office; Ensures passengers adhere to all road safety regulations; Fulfills special requests by picking up and delivering items as directed.

Qualifications and experience
5 O’ levels, and any other relevant certificates. 5 years’ experience, NGO experience is an added advantage; Must have a trade test certificate and a valid class 4 driving license; Valid defensive driver’s license; Must have expert knowledge of driving rules and regulations; Experience as a driver mechanic will be an added advantage.

To apply
Send your CV and cover letter to fhi360_zwrecruitment@fhi360.org or drop hard copies at the nearest FHI360 Offices including your preferred area in the subject line. Candidates should be based in the locations they are applying for.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Please note that FHI 360 does not charge applicants any fee for their applications to be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Administrative Assistant: Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI)
Deadline: 13 May 2022

 
Location: Harare
Type of Contract: Part-time 

About
Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a not-for-profit human development organization which is registered as a Trust under the Zimbabwe Deeds Registries Act (Chapter 20:05). ZHI’s mission is to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable high impact integrated health interventions with local communities while working with and strengthening existing institutions. 

The Accelerated and Comprehensive HIV Care for Epidemic Control in Zimbabwe (ACCE) project's objective is to complement the government of Zimbabwe (GOZ)’s efforts towards epidemic control by targeting testing to efficiently identify PLHIV, ensuring all newly diagnosed PLHIV are immediately linked to treatment, and all PLHIV on treatment have ready access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), are retained on treatment, and remain virally suppressed. The program is being implemented in 9 districts in Midlands (Gweru, Kwekwe, Mberengwa and Gokwe South) and in Manicaland (Makoni, Mutare. Chipinge, Mutasa and Buhera).

Additionally, the project is being implemented within the current environment affected by the covid-19 pandemic. Continuity of treatment and prevention services for PLHIV and those at risk for HIV is the foundational principle guiding PEPFAR programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is against this background that ZHI is providing technical and financial support to the Ministry of Health and Child Care to complement the national COVID-19 preparedness and response plan. This is being implemented across all the eight districts in Midlands’s province. The goal of the project is to to reduce overall Covid 19 severity, morbidity and mortality attributable to COVID-19 morbidity and mortality attributable to COVID-19 through increasing awareness, demand generation and access to COVID-19 vaccinations in Midlands Province.

Basic function
Under the direction of the Administrative Officer, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the provision of administrative, procurement, and logistical services to the project at National level.

Job description
Receives and records procurement requests from technical teams; Sends out Requests For Quotations (RFQ’s) to vendors; Conducts bid analysis on quotations received from vendors; Performs debarment checks on all vendors being considered for award of contracts; Liaises with vendors to ensure they have submitted requisite documentation for procurements to be executed; Prepares and sends out purchase orders, contracts and service level agreements (SLA’s) to vendors ensuring that they sign and send back copies as evidence of agreeing to the terms and conditions on these documents; Maintains supplier information for regularly purchased items and update management on current market conditions; Maintains up to date supplier list through requesting for new vendor additions for categories not well represented and evaluates the quality and appropriateness of suppliers; Proposes vendors for delisting from the preferred vendors list due to poor performance; Ensures timely processing of payments for vendors for goods and services rendered and makes follow up on invoices and receipts for payments made; Receives, inspects and distributes inventory to districts and staff and follows up on deliveries ensuring conformity with purchase order and invoice specifications and also making sure that relevant documents are completed and adequately signed such as goods received notes (GRN) and delivery notes (DN); Takes minutes for procurement committee and vendor assessment meetings; Updates weekly the procurement tracker; Performs routine communication, coordination and planning with requisitioners; Assists the Administrative Officer in asset verifications and updating of the asset registers; Performs any other duties assigned.

Knowledge, skills & attributes   
Must have exceptional organizational, analytical and troubleshooting skills as well as the ability to multi-task and to prioritize tasks; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Strong proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word; Excellent interpersonal skills.

Qualifications and experience
A relevant degree in procurement / supply chain management, Administration, Management or related field; At least 2 years of administrative support experience especially in procurement; Proven experience in general administration, procurement, asset management and events coordination.

To apply
Step 1: Complete online form here

Step 2: Submit your CV and application letter via email to recruitment@zhi.co.zw clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.

During the application process, ZHI will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered. ZHI is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical handicap or financial ability.

Motorcycle Rider (Specimen Transport Courier): Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI)
Deadline: 14 May 2022 


Location: Mashonaland West (2), Midlands / Masvingo (6), Mashonaland East / Manicaland (11), Mashonaland East(2)
Reports to: Laboratory Manager
Terms of employment: Contract

Job summary                                                   
Specimen Transport courier is responsible for transporting medical samples from Health Facilities in  Districts to the Laboratory for testing and returning the results back to the clinics.

Duties and responsibilities
Daily pickup and delivery of a variety of samples / results on a set route (predetermined); Ensure that the samples reach their destination the same day or within the prescribed time periods; Strictly adhering to quality assurance procedures as set by relevant authorities; Undertake the external cleaning and disinfection of the motorcycle so as to maintain the expected standards of hygiene, infection control and motorcycle presentation; Undertake to clean motorcycle safety gear (Personal Protective Clothing) PCC and Personal Protective Equipment PPE; Logging all required information as instructed for all kilometers traveled (log sheets) and pick up / drop off time at the specific sites; Carry out the routine elementary roadworthiness checks on the motorcycle and ensure that the motorcycle and documentation comply with the legislation; Assume responsibility for the safety of the medical samples and motorcycles whilst undertaking transportation duties; Communicating and coordinating with Health Facilities and Laboratory for a timely and efficient schedule; Report defects, accidents and incidents as stipulated by legislation; Any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications and personal specifications
Valid class 3 driver’s license plus one year experience; Those with Class 4/2 license should have three years driving experience; The person must be able to communicate well with persons of different personalities / ethnics; Be able to read and write; Knowledge of the district is an added advantage; Must have knowledge and expertise on motorcycle maintenance; Mature individuals 24 years old and above.

To apply
Salary and benefits will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates. Suitable candidates are invited to submit or email their handwritten CVs and cover letter and proof of qualifications to info@brti.co.zw not later than 14 May 2022.

4 (Four) x Program Nurses – OIC: Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH) 
Deadline: 15 May 2022.


Location: Harare x 3, Mbire x 1

About 
Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the positions of Program Nurse - OIC. The opportunities have arisen in Harare x3, Mbire x1.  Zim-TTECH's activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through the Center for Disease Control to implement HIV & TB treatment and care services in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control) program. The employment contract will be for five (5) months from May 2022 to the 29th of September 2022.  

Position summary
The successful candidate shall provide direct service in support of both facility / community testing, ART initiation, retaining clients in care and ART, viral load monitoring, linking clients to TB preventive therapy and treatment, defaulter tracking and accurate documentation in line with tracked indicators and in conjunction with MoHCC facility staff. Successful candidates will supervise and coordinate the activities of the FLF / CLF / VLFP and VHW at facility and community level and report to MoHCC district structures functionally and administratively and to Zim-TTECH District Program Mentor on programmatic and contractual issues.

Responsibilities
Strengthening index testing and partner testing at health facility and community for consenting clients; Promoting and providing HIVST kits for clients with partners of unknown HIV status especially in ANC; Screening for and managing cases of partner and gender-based violence and making necessary referrals; Collaborating with the MoHCC community department to provide community-based services such as HIV testing during EPI and other outreaches and participating in community engagement events to promote HIV related services, such as viral load testing; Collaborating with DSD Primary Counselors to screen and test all clients visiting the facility and clients booked in the community and ensuring that all eligible clients are tested for HIV and providing preventative services to clients who test negative; Providing health education on various HIV related health topics in groups and on one-on-one sessions and promoting male partner involvement, and testing; Ensuring clients who are positive for CaCx screening are treated or referred accordingly; Improving PMTCT indicators by ensuring all pregnant women booking at facility are tested for HIV and their exposed infants are tested at required intervals and conducting follow-up to final outcome; Ensuring infants testing HIV positive are promptly initiated on ART if not contraindicated; Promoting the use of optimized ART regiments in adults as well as infants and ensuring clients are fully transitioned to TLD and granule formulations by the set dates and summoning those with high viral load for EAC and listed for tracking; Ensuring proper and complete reporting of adverse drug reactions in the MCAZ ADR form booklets and other reporting platforms taking steps to alleviate the reactions through reassurance, medical treatment of events and withdrawal or substitution of the offending drugs; Promoting retention by promoting Differentiated Service delivery models for ART and other TB / HIV services including PREP. Furthering the uptake of DSD ART models to decongest health care facilities and increase time and quality for clients who need clinical consultation; Coordinating with CLFs, CATS, VLFP, YMM and VHWS / HPs to identify high risk population that need sensitisation on HIV and HIV related services and collaborating with Health Centre Committee to ensure community buy-in of HIV related programs; Referring vulnerable clients to OVC partners for assessment and assistance and collaborating with other community-based testing partners for cross referral of HIV testing, linkage to care and other services; Conducting quarterly facility folder review for accurate data reporting and management of all clients with outstanding services using the flagging system; Mobilising for mass viral load collection, offering counseling for viral load testing and ensuring all results for clients are properly filed and recorded in the client file; Promoting the use of telemedicine in order to expedite second line switch without requiring client to travel to district of provincial hospital for Doctor’s consultation and being vigilant on second line ART failures and referring suspected cases accordingly especially those who had been on a PI based second line regiment for more than 2 years; Producing and providing required reports on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis as required and participating in DSD review meetings; Sharing and presenting direct facility and community services reports at DHE meetings and other district related fora as a way of disseminating information and best practices; Implementing patient ART refill appointment system and managing missed appointments; Collaborating with Data Entry Clerks in the arrangement of client files in proper cohorts to enable efficient and consistent identification of such files whenever needed; Overseeing the compilation of clients who have missed appointments and following up on same the following day; Implementing strategies to ensure retention in care, such as SMS reminders, early defaulter tracking, high viral load coverage, high VL suppression, close monitoring of at-risk age groups such as adolescents, boys and young people.

Qualifications, skills and experience   
Registered General Nurse (RGN) or PCN; A valid Rapid HIV testing certificate is mandatory; Minimum of 3 years’ experience in working with MoHCC or health-related implementing partners coupled with a strong understanding of the Zimbabwe health care system structures; Should be able to work as part of a team and closely with expert clients and other volunteers; Experience in supporting community activities is an added advantage.
 
To apply
Interested candidates can submit their Application letter, Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant certificates including proof of training in Rapid to the below physical or the following email addresses pnharare@zimttech.org for Harare vacancies and pnmbire@zimttech.org for Mbire. The application letter should clearly specify the district of choice on the Subject or on the envelope for hard copy applications. The Human Resources Manager – MoHCC Seconded Staff, 10 Natal Rd, Belgravia, Harare

Commitment to Diversity
Zim-TTECH recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. Therefore, the organization encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability. Zim-TTECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its staff.

2 (Two) x Health Officer: International Medical Corps 
Deadline: 15 May 2022


Location: Bulawayo; Beitbridge

About 
International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. IMCs’ mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. IMC has worked in Zimbabwe since 2009.

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to the International Medical Corps at the website provided at the end of this document.

Position summary
The Health Officer will work with volunteers and health workers, communities, and other stakeholders to promote high standards of hygiene and facilitate appropriate training to enhance local capacity.

Job description
The employee will be involved in clinical mentorship targeted at improving infection, prevention and control and quality of care; The health officer must be able to demonstrate knowledge of IPC practices and case management guidelines and should be familiar with principles of PPE use amongst frontline health workers, prevention of spread of communicable diseases in the communities and have an appreciation of disease outbreak management; He/she should be good at supervision, mentoring and training colleagues on IPC modules; He/She should be able to provide tutorials on IPC modules, demonstrate donning and doffing of PPE, present on IPC practices and case management; They will work closely with other stakeholders, to ensure that the IPC practices and case management strategy can easily feed into the WASH program and current national / district health policies, and where possible, assist the partners to use the existing windows of opportunities to improve / influence the policies and practices changes, which can improve health of the beneficiaries, adherence to the requirements of the Zimbabwe Community Based Feedback and Response Mechanisms guidelines & procedures; The employee will implement and take part in activities in line with the CBFRM guidelines.

Qualifications
A clinical background is a prerequisite; A Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree is preferred with a Public Health qualification as an added advantage; A minimum of 3 years experience in a clinical environment is essential; A nursing degree with 10 years of experience is acceptable; Knowledge of donning and doffing PPE, hygiene practices, disease surveillance, infectious disease notification, barrier nursing principles, self-isolation principles, public health and one or more other relevant areas (e.g health promotion, PHHE, community development, community behavioural engagement and change and community water supply); Good knowledge and experience on working with local partner agencies with a capacity of providing formal and informal training; Experience in Infection Prevention and Control and case management; Knowledge of public health and one or more other relevant areas (e.g health promotion, PHHE, community development, community behavioral engagement and change and community water supply); Good knowledge and experience on working with local partner agencies with a capacity of providing formal and informal training; Experience in Infection Prevention and Control and case management; Experience and understanding of community mobilization in relation to Community Health Clubs, water, sanitation, and hygiene activities; Understanding of international health and development and relief issues; Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations; Demonstrated experience of integrating protection, gender, and diversity issues into public health promotion; Strong ability to communicate effectively and fluent in spoken and written English local languages are acceptable.

To apply
Please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter, clearly stating the position title on the email subject line, to recruitmentzimbabwe@internationalmedicalcorps.org 

Prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse  
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps  

Strategic Information Evaluation and Learning Director: Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI)(Re-Advertisement)    
Deadline: 15 May 2022


Location: Harare
Type of Contract: Fixed Term Contract

About
Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a not-for-profit human development organization which is registered as a Trust under the Zimbabwe Deeds Registries Act (Chapter 20:05). ZHI’s mission is to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable high impact integrated health interventions with local communities while working with and strengthening existing institutions.

The objective of the Accelerated and Comprehensive HIV Care for Epidemic Control in Zimbabwe (ACCE) project is to complement the government of Zimbabwe (GOZ)’s efforts towards epidemic control by targeting testing to efficiently identify PLHIV, ensuring all newly diagnosed PLHIV are immediately linked to treatment, and all PLHIV on treatment have ready access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), are retained on treatment, and remain virally suppressed.

Basic function
The position will report to the Chief of Party. The Strategic Information, Evaluation and Learning (SIEL) Director will be responsible for designing and implementing systems to ensure appropriate tracking and assessment of all project activities. S/he will have primary responsibility of ensuring the prompt and on-time reporting on project outputs and outcomes (routine aggregate data) and for ensuring quality analytics are done to guide specific interventions. S/he will also support overall knowledge management requirements within the project. S/he will plan and guide the conduct of implementation research and any “deep-dive” analyses to inform program implementation and quality assurance systems as required. S/he will support all the technical staff in M and E functions and will supervise the M and E team. The selection of the final applicant is subject to approval by the funder.

Job description
Oversees the monitoring, evaluation and learning activities of the Care and Treatment project in Zimbabwe; Lead the development and revision of monitoring and evaluation (M and E) strategic documents including comprehensive M and E plan, costed M and E work plan, evaluation and performance measurement plan, data quality assurance strategy and data use plan; Lead development and revision of data management tools in line with national guidelines program data requirements; Lead the development and monitoring of implementation of activities in MEL work plans; Design and implementation of quality improvement initiatives and performance measurement frameworks at national, district and health facility levels; Work closely with the heads of projects to ensure compatibility and coordination within the M and E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements; Manage all activities related to ZHI electronic databases for managing program data; Track progress at individual health facilities through review of progress reports and site visits, analyze and package this information for program reports; Ensure data quality assessments and audits are carried out periodically and practices are put in place to improve data quality.; Ensure utilization of program data through evidence-based program review meetings at national and subnational levels;  Support development and implementation of electronic patient monitoring systems;  Provide M and E technical assistance, developing and setting up systems for timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements; Ensure timely collection, cleaning, verification and uploading of program data in databases including DATIM; Focus on strengthening the M and E system, building capacity of partners and staff, and improving alignment and support to host-country M and E systems; Develop and lead the implementation of a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration and adaptation; Provide technical support for the enhancement of the Ministry of Health and Child Care HIV programs M and E system; Undertake periodic reviews of program and/or country M and E systems and participate in planning M and E system strengthening actions; Lead the design and implementation of operational research and deep-dive analysis of program data; Oversee the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to program partners, donors, Government of Zimbabwe counterparts and other key stakeholders; Participate in strategic planning and development of new funding proposals; Provide supervisory support to M and E and research officers; Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills and abilities
Ability to manage and work independently and efficiently; Ability to effectively organize staff and delegate effectively; Hands on experience in research, monitoring and evaluation of huge projects; Commitment to consistently producing accurate and timely reports; Ability to work well with others including project staff, government counterparts and implementing agencies; Ability to develop and implement quality assurance systems; Proficiency with data collection, management, analysis, and visualization software, including MS Excel, DHIS2, Open Data Kit and SPSS; Strong quantitative or mixed-method and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences; Excellent report writing and communication skills, including oral presentation; Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences; Strong analytical report/manuscript writing and presentation skills with at least 3 publications or international conference presentations; Demonstrated ability to prepare expert quality data visualizations; Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners and international donor agencies; Ability to travel within Zimbabwe 25% of the time.

Qualifications and experience
Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, M and E, demography, biostatistics, statistics, analytics or a related field; Medical Doctor preferred; A minimum of five years of work experience in designing, establishing, and managing M and E systems, ensuring data quality, and managing data intensive, performance-based programs; Demonstrated ability to perform complex data quality analyses and make program recommendations based on findings; Demonstrated ability to perform robust data extraction from internal and external information systems; A working knowledge of Zimbabwe’s health management information systems and M and E processes as they relate to data collection for performance-based reporting.

To apply
Step 1: Complete online form here

Step 2: Submit your CV and application letter via email to recruitment@zhi.co.zw clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.

During the application process, ZHI will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered. ZHI is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical handicap or financial ability.

Compliance Officer: Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI)(Re-Advertisement)    
Deadline: 15 May 2022


Location: Harare
Type of Contract: Fixed Term Contract

About
Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a not-for-profit human development organization which is registered as a Trust under the Zimbabwe Deeds Registries Act (Chapter 20:05). ZHI’s mission is to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable high impact integrated health interventions with local communities while working with and strengthening existing institutions.

The objective of the Accelerated and Comprehensive HIV Care for Epidemic Control in Zimbabwe (ACCE) project is to complement the government of Zimbabwe (GOZ)’s efforts towards epidemic control by targeting testing to efficiently identify PLHIV, ensuring all newly diagnosed PLHIV are immediately linked to treatment, and all PLHIV on treatment have ready access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), are retained on treatment, and remain virally suppressed.

Basic function
Working under the supervision of the Senior Compliance Officer, the Compliance Officer is primarily responsible for supporting the project teams in ensuring that all financial transactions are legitimate, authentic, adequately supported and are in line with the ZHI.

Job description
Assist the Senior Compliance Officer in determining the internal audit scope and development of annual audit plans; Conduct reviews of financial transactions to ensure compliance with ZHI policies, funder rules and regulations and any applicable standards to ensure there are no disallowed costs by the funder; Identifies any significant financial risks and recommend plan for mitigation; Develops forms and templates for use by ZHI staff for financial reporting and ensure these are correctly completed; Advises management on matters of concern and elements of financial risk that can be detrimental to successful grant performance; Supports the technical teams with budgeting, budget realignments, budget tracking and monitoring, activity costing and any other issues requiring financial support; Conduct periodic compliance reviews on field offices to ensure they are compliant with the ZHI policies and procedures and grant terms and conditions as well as the applicable funder rules and regulations; Carry out regular reviews on sample supporting documentation from vendors and staff before disbursement of payment; Carry out surprise cash counts and spot checks on ZHI assets; Advise the tender committees on compliance issues during the selection process; Coordinate the response to audit matters and issues raised during financial reviews by internal / external auditors and / or the funder through the maintenance of a tracker; Train project staff in standardized procedures for efficient financial management through the development of flowcharts and templates; Supports subaward close-out; Ensure the organization maintains an up-to-date asset register and a functional inventory management system; Monitor all statutory instruments, legislation, policies and regulations relevant to the financial operations and administration of the organization (e.g finance, tax, labour) and advise the management and board accordingly, as required and appropriate; Conduct other general finance / administrative functions as may be assigned.

Knowledge, skills and abilities
Excellent communication and reporting skills and good team player capable of supervising a team; Excellent time management skills with the ability to proactively self-organize manage and execute multiple tasks; Effective networking skills with the ability to solicit and adopt good practices within the sector; Strong sense of professionalism always adopting sound and ethical behavior and able to maintain confidentiality; Analyze highly complex situations (e.g high risk conditions or business-sensitive issues) and alert leadership to impact on performance; Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Good team player, positive attitude, flexible mind, comfortable in working in a multi- cultural setting; Strong sense of ethics, integrity, credibility, and respect for diversity; Ability to communicate effectively with staff and management with diplomacy and firmness; Ability to travel a minimum of 25%.

Qualifications and experience
Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent in Accounting, Business Administration or Related Field coupled with 3-5 years post qualification relevant experience; Graduate of ACCA, CIMA, ICSA, SAA, IAC, CA or any other relevant professional qualification; Familiarity with U.S. Government grant rules and regulations, procurement and auditing standards, experience in risk management and internal auditing and certification in accounting, auditing or related field will be an added advantage.

To apply
Step 1: Complete online form here

Step 2: Submit your CV and application letter via email to recruitment@zhi.co.zw clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.

During the application process, ZHI will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered. ZHI is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical handicap or financial ability.

2 (Two) x Agriculture Project Supervisors: Local NGO
Deadline: 16 May 2022


Package: The Organization offers a competitive salary.
Location: Gwanda Matabeleland North and Masvingo Province

About
A Women’s Rights Organisation is seeking to recruit competent, committed, self-motivated and enthusiastic candidates for the position of Project Supervisors who are mature to join its dynamic team. Candidates who are looking to advance their career in programming and gain hands-on experience in a thriving and supportive workplace are encouraged to apply.

Duties and responsibilities
Based within the programmes department the candidates will work closely with all areas of programming to assist and help the team to achieve agreed targets: Develop agriculture training manuals in land use planning and development of suitable production systems in view of climate change challenges, adaptation and mitigation measures; Conduct workshops and awareness campaigns with communities; Conduct and coordinate training in agronomy, livestock management, horticulture and irrigation management to enable women farmers to effectively and efficiently manage their extinct resources; Attending council meetings; Developing monthly, quarterly, half yearly and annual work plans, reports and budgets; Generating content and updating for the organization’s social media platforms that include twitter and facebook; Capacitate farmers in marketing, business development, value chain and income generation; Sharing innovative and appropriate technologies on climate smart agriculture to support women farmers; Develop fundraising proposals; Keeping head office updated of all activities on the ground.

Qualifications
A degree in Agriculture or related field; Clean class 4 Drivers license; Knowledge about project implementation; Excellent communication and IT skills; Excellent project management Skills; At least five years working experience in agriculture sector; Someone who can work under pressure with minimal supervision; Knowledgeable about agriculture commercialization and managing irrigation schemes.

To apply
Position is valid for 1 year and Ndebele and Shona are mandatory for the persons applying for this job. Interested candidates may apply and attach a CV on the following address adminwlz@mweb.co.zw  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager - ZRBF: DanChurchAid (DCA)
Deadline: 17  May 2022


Duration: Four months with extension possibility
Location: Bulawayo

About 
DanChurchAid (DCA) is a Danish faith-based civil society organization. It was founded in 1922 by representatives of the Danish Evangelical Church, which continues to be a key DCA constituency. DCA is also supported by volunteers, supporters, and staff working hard to save lives in many countries. DanChurchAid supports the needy and the poorest of the world in their struggle for a dignified and better life and helps those whose lives are threatened.

Project background
Sizimele - Action for Building Resilience in Zimbabwe, is a multi-year project designed to build resilience and well-being of households at risk in Insiza, Lupane and Matobo districts of which over 60% are smallholder women rural farmers, 15% unemployed migrant youths and 10% vulnerable households).  The project is funded under the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF). The main objective of this project is to enable recovery and enhance the resilience of at-risk smallholder farmers so that they are food, income and nutrition secure in the face of increasing multiple and chronic shocks and stressors. This initiative was identified and designed in a participatory manner with target groups, local authorities and other stakeholders to build resilience in the three districts. 

Position summary
The purpose of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager is to contribute to the attainment of DCA Country and programme objectives through provision of leadership in baselines, project evaluations, feasibility studies, development of log frames, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plans, sustainability plans, documentation, and linking evidence-based research to inform current UNDP funded grant and subsequent programming.

Key responsibilities
Supervisory role for the M&E officers, manage MEL assistants, and data capturing clerks under the MEL portfolio; Conducting a contextual analysis, risk assessment, hazard mapping and feasibility studies for community managed disaster risk reduction, new and existing crops, livestock production, infrastructure rehabilitation and development and making recommendations for adaptive programming or crisis modification; Oversee the design and facilitate the implementation of Country Program & project specific monitoring and evaluation systems, including electronic databases, and the production of periodic status reports to report accurately in line with stakeholder expectations; In collaboration with the research team, oversee the development of clear M&E tools that can be used to gather the required data for M&E purposes; Lead all M & E initiatives for assigned grant(s)/ project(s) including monitoring data quality, tracking the progress of activities and informing staff capacity building initiatives; Assist Program Development in establishing log frames, M & E work plans and targets during the drafting of donor project proposals as well as throughout project implementation; Coach, train, and mentor M & E Officers with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the M & E team and providing professional development guidance; Coordinate and provide refresher M & E  training for program staff as needed; Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.

Skills and qualifications
MSC Degree in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Studies or any other related Social Sciences degree; Minimum of 5 years proven experience in a similar scope and environment; Good written and spoken English, Shona and Ndebele; Practical and theoretical knowledge in program monitoring and data collection methods including interview techniques; Quantitative skills including knowledge of basic statistics and mathematics; Proficiency in Microsoft office applications including Excel and Word is required. Skills in other programs such as Access and statistical packages is also desirable and strong familiarity with SPSS and database applications are mandatory; Demonstrate attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work in a team setting and function in a culturally diverse work environment whilst delivering desired results; Comfort and ability to talk to and interview project participants while professionally representing DCA; Self-starter and ability to work with minimum supervision.

To apply
Apply online here

Project Officer: Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG)
Deadline: 18 May 2022


About
Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Project Officer that has fallen vacant within the organization. This is a full time position requiring someone with more than 5 years’ experience advocating for and defending rights of communities affected by extractive industries in Zimbabwe. The position requires a candidate with deep understanding of human rights, climate change, environmental laws and the extractive landscape of Zimbabwe. Further, the ideal candidate must have contemporary knowledge of the effects of extractive industries on the economy, environment and community. The position reports to the Programs Manager.

Job description
Under the guidance and supervision of the Program Manager, the Project Officer will contribute to the Mineral Resource Governance and Climate Change strategic pillars of the organization. The Project Officer will work with teams involved in various pillars of the organization; Primary responsibilities include the facilitation of field activities, guided by project implementation plans; S/He will participate in organization’s lobbying and advocacy work which involves research, stakeholder engagement, networking, campaigns, civic education and participating in policy dialogues; The Officer will carry out the following duties: Facilitating workshops or trainings for communities affected by extractive industries to empower these communities to defend their environmental, economic, social and cultural rights; Conceptualizing and developing tools for interventions designed to improve natural resource governance in project areas; Writing project reports for submission to the Programs Manager; Producing in-depth analytical documents for publication on internet-based platforms such as organizational website, online forums and social media; Assist project teams to complete tasks and implement project plans to ensure that the organization’s goals and objectives are achieved; Representing the organization at workshops and conferences, and participating in project update meetings with the donor and strategic allies; Taking up additional tasks as may be directed by the Programs Manager.

Qualifications, skills and competences 
Degree in Political Science / Governance / Environmental / Natural Resources studies or related field; Minimum of 5 years’ experience in advocacy, human rights, or governance programming preferably in a position that overlapped with mitigating effects of extractive industries; Good investigative and report writing skills; Ability to generate knowledge from field experiences so as to contribute to the growing body of knowledge on impact of extractive industries on host communities; Knowledge of energy economics, climate change adaptation and resilience; Experience in programming of international donor-funded projects; A good understanding of extractive industries operations in Zimbabwe as they pertain to the rights of communities; Ability to engage and network with relevant stakeholders in the extractives value chain; Excellent presentation skills.

To apply
Submit your curriculum vitae and application letter to csoapplications20@gmail.com clearly highlighting the position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Closing date for receiving applications is 18 May 2022

Research Coordinator - Data Science, Climate and Maternal Health: CESHHAR Zimbabwe
Deadline: 20 May 2022 (4.30pm)


Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe
Contract duration: 4 years with a review after 6, 12, 24 and 30 months 

About
CeSHHAR Zimbabwe is an organisation that specialises in Population health research and programming, including on sexual and reproductive health and HIV / AIDS. CeSHHAR has an extensive national, regional and international academic and community partnership network. CeSHHAR is looking for a candidate to fill the following position starting June 2022.

Job role
CeSHHAR is a partner in the new US National Institute of Health (NIH) funded project, the HEAT Center. The HEAT Center is part of the broader NIH DS-I Africa program, which aims to advance the application of data science to key health challenges in Africa, as well as build data science capacity across the continent. The HEAT Center is focused on the interaction between environmental heat and health, with sub-foci on heat and maternal and neonatal health. Key challenges to be tackled include the integration of complex and diverse health data, with geospatial and climate data (eg satellite imagery, climate model data), in order to advance understanding of the complex interactions between human health, socio-economic conditions (e.g housing, access to services), and weather extremes such as heat waves.

The available Research Coordinator opportunity will be predominantly focused on advancing data science and machine learning methods within the HEAT Center project on Heat and Maternal and neonatal health. In addition, the candidate will contribute to data harmonization, data integration. There is scope and expectation that engagement with a variety of data science projects within the HEAT Center would take place. There is an opportunity to do a three-year funded PhD with LSTM.

Working as part of a team, the Research Coordinator will assist with developing analysis proposals, conducting data analysis (including of a large Individual Patient Data (IPD) database), data management and harmonization, presenting at scientific meetings, drafting manuscripts, data analysis and publication of results. 

Qualifications and experience
A MSc in (Bio)Statistics, Computer Science, or related fields; Strong programming skills and experience with Python, R, STATA or similar; Experience providing training in data science methods; Experience working with large and complex datasets (eg. remote sensing, health data, climate model data); Additional skills and experience that would be advantageous include:- Experience working in a JupyterHub environment; Demonstrable experience with Python (or R or STATA) data processing and numerical packages including NumPy, SciPy and Pandas; Demonstrable experience with Python machine learning packages such as scikit-learn, and at least one of the deep learning packages / platforms such as Keras, PyTorch or TensorFlow; Ability and experience working in an international multi-disciplinary team.

To apply
If you are interested in the above position, please email your CV and application cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Manager and send to vacancies@ceshhar.co.zw Indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.  

ICT Manager: Hand in Hand Zimbabwe
Deadline: 20 May 2022 (5pm)


About
Hand in Hand Zimbabwe is an emerging development organization, working towards creating sustainable livelihoods. The organization is operating in 7 districts in the country with the Head Office in Bulawayo employing over 100 people.  Hand in Hand Zimbabwe is seeking to add to our equally growing team the following positions:

Job summary
The ICT Manager will lead all information management system (MIS) and technology-related initiatives and carry out technology-related special projects in support of the organization’s operations in Zimbabwe.  The selected individual will play a key role in providing detailed ICT technical support to staff and systems.  This is a unique opportunity to play an integral role in perpetuating an ICT strategy, practices and procedures of a growing organization.

Qualification
The person we seek should be future-focused certified ICT professional with strong leadership and communication skills, holding an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other relevant disciplines. Any three of the following qualifications will be an added advantage: Cisco Certified Network Engineer (CCNE); Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), CCISO, CISSP, CGEIT, CISA and CISM.  The person we seek to hire should have at least five years relevant working experience, including development and implementation of ICT strategies, management and supervision of ICT services, Strong computer skills (MS Office package, Database Systems), Expertise in statistics and MIS systems and software and Experience with LAN and retail internet connection maintenance and administration.

This is a multi-tasked role and thus, the candidate must have proficient ICT knowledge and hands on experience including cybersecurity, ICT4D, ICT4SDGs, ICT4GOOD. Ability to work in a goal oriented environment and have a good understanding of relevant national legislation, policies and procedures. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Critical or technical competencies required: The candidate must have ability to manage cultural and professional diversity, an eye for detail, be a multi-skilled candidate, a team player who is trans-cultural and be able to subscribe to Hand in Hand principles of transparency and honesty.

To apply
Candidates that meet specified qualifications above may submit a cover letter, CV / Resume only (of no more than 5 pages) with clear contact details and contactable referees on or before Wed 20th May 2022, 1700hours to  management@handinhand.co.zw  and hr@handinhand.co.zw    You can also hand deliver or courier to: 73 Heyman Road, Suburbs, Bulawayo. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the application email

Fundraising and Partnership Specialist: Hand in Hand Zimbabwe
Deadline: 20 May 2022 (5pm)


The position is responsible for spearheading the fundraising and strategic partnership for HiH Zim for attainment of long-term organizational resource sustainability.  

Duties
This is a result oriented position that entails provision leadership and accountability in the fundraising and management of strategic partnerships that will leverage the organization’s resources. The incumbent will lead in development, implementation and periodic review of fundraising and strategic partnership strategies and business plans; develop and periodically review policies and guidelines for fundraising and management of partnerships; keep abreast with developments and changes in local and global fundraising and partnerships initiatives; Development and implementation of a Resource Mobilization Strategy;  Conduct a donor environmental scan and provide donor intelligence (thematic orientations, modalities of engagement, entry points and forecasts to increase probability of attracting funds; Engage in donor relationship management to ensure donor retention and upgrades while capturing new development partners; Identify and cultivate relations with strategic implementing partners for prospective consortium style initiatives; Represent the organization at key strategic forums both locally and regionally and Build the capacity of staff, board and partners on resource mobilization.

Qualifications
The person we seek should hold Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Development Studies, Commerce, Business Administration / Management, Economics, and Project Management, or any related areas; Post graduate diploma in Project Management, Public Relations or Communications is an added advantage and with at least five (5) years demonstrated results and experience in active fundraising for social development in an INGO and National Non-Governmental Organization. 

This role requires a person with the following attributes
Ability to identify, build and maintain strong networks of funding sources and partners; Self-directed, dynamic, innovative, and highly motivated individual with strong leadership and management skills, and demonstrated ability to build, nurture and direct team; Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, and develop and maintain constructive relationships and profitable networks; Excellent analytical and detail-oriented individual with extensive experience in research, surveys and data management; Strong communication skills written and spoken English, and strong presentation and report writing skills; Proficiency in use of MS Office Suite and relevant computer application packages; Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity both at individual and team environment. 

To apply
Candidates that meet specified qualifications above may submit a cover letter, CV/Resume only (of no more than 5 pages) with clear contact details and contactable referees on or before Wed 20th May 2022, 1700hours to  management@handinhand.co.zw  and hr@handinhand.co.zw  You can also hand deliver or courier to: 73 Heyman Road, Suburbs, Bulawayo. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the application email

Digital Health Project Coordinator: Biomedical Research and Training Institute
Deadline: 20 May 2022


Duration: 1 year
Location where study activities will be conducted: BRTI offices and Chitungwiza study sites

Position summary
Y-Check, a new study at BRTI, will implement and evaluate the feasibility of health check-ups in adolescents. The Digital Health Project Co-ordinator will manage the development, implementation and evaluation of the Y-Check digital components. The responsibilities include systems design in collaboration with project leads and programming experts. Systems will include custom ODK/android-based tools/apps for Y-Check data input, client health-related screening apps and other electronic applications to facilitate real time management and evaluation of the Y-Check intervention. The coordinator will work within an interdisciplinary team environment within BRTI and the global Y-Check project team

Job Description 
To work closely with the Principal Investigator, co-Investigators, and Y-Check senior staff (Project coordinator, Social Scientist, etc), to define and manage Y-Check digital activities, and to provide regular reports on progress to funders, collaborators and regulatory authorities; To lead the day-to-day running of the Y-Check digital work package, ensuring compliance with good practice in relation to the conduct of research, the ethics policy and other relevant BRTI policies; To lead and report on Y-Check digital intervention development activities including design workshops and a pilot study; To engage with stakeholders and service providers to develop detailed SOPs for the use of the Y-Check digital interventions in schools, health facilities / service providers, and the community, as required; To co-lead with the Y-Check study coordinator the implementation of the Y-Check digital components including the training, supervision and management of the Y-Check field teams, procurement of equipment and supplies, logistics, and documentation; To provide technical support to the Y-Check teams in Tanzania and Ghana as they develop and implement their Y-Check digital work packages; To advise on the management and editing of data and their preparation for statistical analysis; To contribute to peer-reviewed publications, including as lead author.
 
Qualification
Essential criteria  
A postgraduate degree in a relevant field (public health, psychology, digital health, computer science); At least 2 years’ experience working with computer systems, digital applications, and / or data management; At least 2 years’ experience working in public health or health research; Excellent spoken and written English and Shona; Availability to make occasional short trips (up to 2 weeks) outside of Zimbabwe as required; Proven ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as part of a research team, and proven ability to meet deadlines; Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Experience in project management including management of resources; Evidence of good organizational skills, including effective time management.

Desirable criteria
Experience of supervising and supporting junior staff; Practical experience in engagement with different stakeholders including government ministries, local authority, service providers, community members, parents / guardians, and young people; Programming skills in a relevant language e.g Python; Experience working in the area of adolescent health; Clinical training; Contributions to written research output, preferably peer-reviewed; Experience in contributing to research grant applications.

To apply
Interested candidates can submit their detailed CV and cover letter by 20 May 2022 to email YCHECKSTUDY@gmail.com Please specify in the email header the job description you are applying for. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Human Resource and Administration Officer: Save the Children 
Deadline: 22 May 2022


Location: Harare
Contract Duration: 1 Year 

About
As a key member of the Country Office Human Resources and Administration team, the role holder will be responsible for payroll administration using Belina, on-line timesheet administration on Agresso, on-line recruitment and selection using Taleo Human Resources Information System (HRIS). The role will also be responsible for advising and carrying out Human Resources functions including record keeping, leave management and performance management on the Oracle HRIS, including HR generalist responsibilities and office administration support.

Qualifications, skills and experience
A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, or relevant degree; Possession of an IPMZ qualification will be an added advantage; Belina Payroll Certificate; Practical and well-grounded experience in using Belina payroll and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) databases; At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position covering all Human Resources functions. Experience in an NGO environment will be an added advantage; Knowledge and experience in application of Zimbabwean Labour laws and employee relations in a multicultural environment; Being aware of and skilled in the use of the array of HR tools and systems; Ability to manage a high workload and meet tight deadlines; Ability to work independently with minimum supervision; Experience working in a multicultural environment

Desirable
Strong interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity; Fluency in written and spoken English and computer literate.

To apply
Get full information and application details here

Communications and Membership Officer – Global Distributors Collective: Practical Action
Deadline: 2 June 2022 


About
Practical Action is an international development organization putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world. For the past three years, Practical Action has been hosting and building the Global Distributors Collective (GDC): a collective of over 160 last mile distribution companies that cumulatively reach millions of the poorest consumers in the world with beneficial products like solar lanterns, water filters and improved cook stoves.  The GDC provides a collective voice for distributors to ensure their priorities are heard; drives research and innovation across the sector; facilitates the exchange of information, insight and expertise; and provides critical services that leverage economies of scale. see Job Profile  
 
The GDC has recently finalized its 2022-25 strategy and will be focusing on six key areas for the next three years: Accelerating innovation, e.g through our Innovation Challenges; Building capacity, e.g. through information exchange, formal training for managers and agents, and mentoring programmes; Helping members access products, suppliers and services at affordable prices; Helping members access finance and become investment-ready; Undertaking market intelligence and research, e.g by creating a performance benchmark for the last mile distribution sector; Engaging with members and advocating for their interests 

About the role 
Are you a communications specialist looking for the next exciting step in your career? We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual with exceptional attention to detail, and skills in creating engaging content and delivering targeted communication plans to join our award winning team! As the GDC Communications and Membership Officer you will play an important role in the GDC team, focused on strengthening communications and member engagement activities for our growing Collective around the world.

Qualifications
To succeed as the GDC Communications and Membership Officer you should be creative, organised and self-motivated with a keen interest in the development sector; You will be expected to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to multitask, work independently and adapt in a fast-paced environment; “Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing”.

To apply
If you want to work for a charity with significant people's ambitions, then we would like to hear from you. To apply go to Practicalaction.org/jobs to view the full recruitment pack.  Please submit a copy of your CV and a supporting statement that describes your suitability for the role to recruitment@practicalaction.org.uk

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