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“Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are.”

- Hafsat Abiola
Hey there, 

A big pom pom to those who participated in the 26 March by-elections. We applaud you for exercising your right to participate in electoral processes. 

In our e:zine this week, we side-eye the Prez's borehole drilling scheme, join hands with ZIMCODD for #HowFar 2.0 and keep you updated on the PVO Ammendment Bill. As we end Women's month, we celebrate women doing life to the fullest against all odds and we also check in on where we sit on the freedom scale.

See you in April!
The Kubatana Team
Gerald Murphy created only 14 paintings. ‘Watch’ is the most revealing. 
Source: The Washington Post

Health workers in Zimbabwe have threatened to resign and seek greener pastures as a response to the Health Services Amendment Bill which they say aims to punish them for exercising their labour rights. At public hearings held by the parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care, health workers called out the government for insincerity in their consultative processes.

As if Zimbabwe is not lagging behind enough on development and environmental protection, the Prez has launched a borehole drilling scheme. The scheme is part of the Prez’s innovative ideas towards Vision 2030, he intends to provide 200 solar powered boreholes in Harare and Chitungwiza to provide clean water in the 2 cities.

At least 5 million Zimbabweans will be in need of food aid according to the IMF. The financial institution recommended monetary tightening and emphasised the need to increase the operational independence of the central bank. “Concerted efforts are needed towards greater exchange rate flexibility by allowing a more transparent and market-driven price process,” IMF added.

#HowFar 2.0 has been launched! “The launch of the HowFar 2.0 is clearly a sign of our thirst for accountability. It is a manifestation of patience and endurance in a context of polarisation, intolerance and uncalled for hostility.” Says Janet Zhou, ZIMCODD’s Executive Director. Got any #HowFar questions you want answered? Send these to info@kubatana.net or WhatsApp on +263 779 567 768

The Prez’s declaration of war on drugs in 2021 has failed to stop the surge of drug use and abuse in Zim. According to the Information for Development Trust, crime figures are not adding up. Although the police arrested 7 323 people, between January and November 2021, on drug related offenses, in Harare, only 189 were prosecuted and just one case has reached sentencing.


PVO Amendment Bill – An Update
 
Since its gazzetting on 5 November 2021, the Private Voluntary Organisations Amendment Bill has generated a lot of interest and debate. According to government, the Bill seeks to amend the Private Voluntary Organisations Act (Chapter 17:05) for reasons including, complying with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)7 recommendations, in particular Recommendation 8 which requires that laws that govern non-profit organisations be reviewed so that these organisations cannot be abused for the financing of terrorism. Since the Bill’s gazetting a number of things have taken place, CSOs have held multi stakeholder consultations, engaged the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s Financial Intelligence Unit. Engagement efforts on why the proposed legislative changes are not necessary and an affront to the exercise of fundamental freedoms, continue. On the parliamentary front, public consultations were held and the Bill is now awaiting the second reading stage where the responsible minister will explain its principles, during this stage, the portfolio committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare will also table its report incorporating submissions from the public hearings. To keep you in the loop of law-making intricacies which can be confusing for ordinary folks like us, we share with you an overview of how laws are made in Zimbabwe by Mike Murenzvi.
In this short video, Bustop TV highlights how proposals in  the PVO Amendment Bill will interfere with the work of NGOs in serving communities and impede with the holding of government to account. Click play and get informed!
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Command Dialogue
Tunisians were full of hope for change when Kais Saied was elected President of Tunisia in a landslide victory in 2019. In the last year, however, Saied’s suspension of parliament; increased clampdowns on opposition and the media; and autocratic appointments in the judiciary and elsewhere, indicate a leader bent on ruling his own way. In an attempt to appear to be including ordinary citizens in their governance, over the past two months, Saied has been promoting a ‘national dialogue’ that he says will help frame a new constitution. The consultation is, however, noticeably not inclusive - with critics noting that many citizens were unable to participate in the online survey because of lack of access to the internet. In addition, the ‘dialogue’ has not included civil society groups or opposition parties. With only half a million (out of a population of 12 million) having participated in the exercise, Saied will have to do considerably more to convince his people, and the world at large, that the constitution he is hoping to draft, truly speaks for the people and not merely himself.

Amazon and Goliath 
Employing over 7,000 people and boasting three data centres, Amazon has a powerful presence in South Africa. Its plans to construct a physical headquarters in Cape Town, are however on hold after judge Patricia Goliath of the Western Cape High Court ordered the company to pause construction. Amazon has been instructed to engage in “meaningful engagement and consultation” with the Khoisan people who brought complaints to the court citing defilement of sacred land. In her ruling, Judge Goliath asserted that: “This matter ultimately concerns the rights of Indigenous peoples. The fact that the development has substantial economic, infrastructural and public benefits can never override the fundamental rights of First Nations peoples.” 

Gaming for Good

In an industry dominated by Western and Asian storylines, 27-year old Teddy Kosoko is creating space for an African narrative through his video games. Inspired by the “cultural richness” of the African continent, Kosoko’s aim is to share African folklore and modern African heroes, such as football legend and President George Weah, with the world. In this way, the young video game designer hopes to undermine negative stereotypes about Africa that he sees being perpetuated, replacing such views with a more nuanced and optimistic perspective. “We really want people to deconstruct the things that have been put in their head: that they are not beautiful, that they are useless, that they are good for nothing," Kosoko says


Last week Kubatana asked you what you think about the changes in the Marriages Bill and here is what you had to say.

Dear Kubatana

I am writing to object the protection of people who infect others willingly. I feel the law should protect all parties. If we fear criminalizing the willful transmission of HIV then we do not care about reducing new infections. No discrimination can be compared to passing on infection willingly. If this is not criminalized then expert a surge of new infections. No one will be obliged to protect others if they are selfish not to share their status with sexual partners.

Kubatana email subscriber
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My views on decriminalisation of HIV transmission:- I think the law that was in place was serving as a strong deterrent hence the reduction in prevalence of HIV in the country. There is danger of reversal of the gains made. Zimbabwe is not yet self-reliant on treatment for HIV and depends greatly on support from USAID. What will happen when the Americans pull out? HIV is still akin to receiving a death sentence for many and can not be considered a chronic disease because of challenges of good access to treatment. It's really unfortunate therefore that such a decision has been made.

Kubatana WhatsApp subscriber
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Strength in her story

Many women have suffered defeating blows and made hard sacrifices to realise their dreams, overcome trauma and inspire many others. Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, 47, grew up in Peru where she was sexually abused between the ages of six and ten by a close family friend. She moved to the United States were she then committed to climbing the seven summits including the Oceania summit in Australia and became the first openly gay woman in the world to have completed this extraordinary journey. Vasquez-Lavado has also launched the charity, Courageous Girls, to help survivors of sexual abuse and trafficking find their own inner strength. She has also authored a book titled ‘In The Shadow Of The Mountain’. We were also inspired by Lohani Noor, 53, who grew up in an Asian family and faced racism and the pressure of highly religious parents. She ran away at the age of 16 to avoid an arranged marriage and lived on the streets before finally going into a group home. Noor trained as a bodybuilder and later a building services engineer. After becoming a single parent, Noor took a lecturing position and retrained in psychotherapy. She is now a therapist on the BBC’s 'Sex On The Couch' and has written a book. Read about more inspirational women here.

The garbage call

Beethoven ’s 'Für Elise' and Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska's 'Maiden’s Prayer' have taken on a new meaning in Taiwan. The melodies are a nightly call to action for residents in Taiwan to tie up their bin bags and bring them down to the garbage truck. “I enjoy taking out the trash because it’s a chance to catch up with my friends,” said Kusmi, 52, who is originally from Indonesia and now lives in Taipei. For a good 20 mins, the trash collection exercise turns into a mini-block party with people coming from all directions with their trash to meet the garbage truck. It is all part of a long-standing waste management policy in Taiwan under which “trash is not allowed to touch the ground.” Officials insist that forcing people to hand-deliver their trash to the trucks has led to a largely litter-free society. In 2017, Taiwan had a household recycling rate of over 50 percent, second only to Germany, according to Eunomia, an environmental consulting firm in Britain. Love matches have been established during trash time meetings and in 2018, a candidate for Taiwan’s legislature in the city of Kaohsiung followed the garbage truck so he could campaign at pickup sites.
 
Bending time

As a way to cope with her mother’s death, South African artist Lebohang Kganye, went through the items her mother left behind. Some of the items included clothes she recognized from old family photographs. In a cathartic effort to reconnect Kganye wore her mother’s clothes, re-enacted the photographs she had and superimposed her image directly into the old family photographs. She seemingly shimmers in and out of group portraits, and takes the shape of a ghostly double exposure in her mother’s solo images. In one image, she reaches out to her own self as a baby, beaming as the younger version of herself takes a step. Kganye reached out to her relatives to locate some of the exact places the images were taken and collected the stories behind the images and her rich family history. "After the loss of my mother became quite magnified for me, I was like, 'I actually don't know the people I'm left behind with'," she said. "A lot of the research allowed for...an intimacy that I would have otherwise not had." Her photographs have graced international platforms and in April one of Kganye’s early series, where she recasts herself in classic fairy tales but sets them in an African township, is set to represent South Africa at the Venice Biennale (one of the art world's largest events).


Freedom in the World Report 2022

The recently published Freedom in the World Report provides an overview of key trends in global freedoms and democracy in different countries across the world. A major observation made by the report is how authoritarian regimes have become more adept at co-opting or bypassing the norms and institutions meant to support fundamental rights. According to the report, internal forces in countries with long established democracies have exploited systems to the detriment of national politics as hatred, unchecked power and violence are promoted. The report also notes that recent widespread coups are a sign that international deterrents against anti-democratic behaviour are losing influence and strength. Underscored is how dictators continue to extend their reach without much censure from governments that proclaim their support and respect for human rights, the increase in illiberal streaks within supposed democracies is also illuminated. How autocratic leaders and their supporters in democratic environments have worked to reshape or manipulate political systems is also discussed. The report classifies 44% of African countries as “not free” while 41% and 15% are categorized as “partly free” and “free” respectively. The need for strengthening local democracies, cultivating public support for democratic principles by investing in civic education, and protecting free and fair elections are emphasized. 


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Featured article . . . 

Why the pursuit of happiness can be bad for you – and what you should pursue instead

Happiness is one of the most important goals in life. During the pandemic, it trended as the most searched word on Google. But here’s why the pursuit of happiness can be bad for you.

It can make us more self-centred. The active pursuit of happiness can exacerbate individualistic tendencies to seek out pleasures at the expense of others (breaking up a friendship because it is not fun), society (driving fast may make you happy, but it endangers people’s lives) or the environment (keeping the air-conditioning on overnight). Ironically, that self-centredness, apart from not serving others well, also makes people who pursue happiness more lonely. Focused on making ourselves happy, we forget the basic principle of happiness, which is to look outside ourselves for true happiness.

Those who score the highest in any happiness rankings report good social support (for instance, supporting others when in need and in return being offered support), live meaningful lives that allow them to contribute to society (put effort into developing skills that serve others well), experience abundance of positive emotions which are often created in the company of others (we smile 30 times more often in a group than in solitude). This is the irony of the single-minded pursuit of happiness. Focusing on ourselves and wanting to be happier reduces our chances of experiencing happiness.

It can make us realise that we’re unhappy. The idea that we should be searching for it can highlight the absence of happiness in our lives. The more we value happiness, the more likely it is that we will be disappointed with our current situations. Even worse, the more desperate we become about finding happiness, the more likely we are to experience symptoms of depression.

It can make us blame ourselves for being unhappy. The implication that we should all be happy and that it is easy to achieve can make us feel like there is something wrong with those who are not happy, causing further distress. Our obsession with happiness has spawned an industry of people and organisations promising quick-fix ways to make us happy. This is just one of the reasons why the narrow focus on “happiness” can be damaging.

Apart from happiness not being good for the pursuers, it is often inappropriate to talk about happiness when interacting with people suffering extreme poverty, experiencing political injustice, living through devastating conflicts or facing natural disasters. To put it simply, being happy is not a priority in these situations. Advocating for initiatives to increase happiness can lead to people feeling alienated and misunderstood. In traumatic times, exhorting people to “be happy” can come across as tone deaf or lacking in compassion.

Boost your wellbeing instead

If we focus too narrowly on the pursuit of happiness, we are at risk of forgetting about wellbeing, which runs deeper than simple hedonism and includes connections with people, life purpose, a sense of accomplishment and self-worth.

Here are five ways to improve your wellbeing:

Ensure that you can meet the basic needs of yourself and those you care for.

Allocate regular time for pleasurable activities, such as a walk, playing a game or watching or listening to something you enjoy.

Invest in building and maintaining positive relationships. Meet with friends, keep in contact with family members, nurture your work relationships.

Stay connected with what makes your life meaningful. For example, supporting a movement, following a faith or committing fully to your personal or professional role.

Make things better for your community by, say, advocating for better services, volunteering in your community, or challenging unfair practices.

Source: The Conversation 
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Featured courses . . .

Qualitative & Quantitative Data Analysis Course: Adonai Corporate Training (ACT) 
Training Timetable for April 2022


Adonai corporate training and the Zimbabwe Evaluation Association brings you the April 2022 training calendar for accredited courses. 

Course name, duration and cost (USD)
Quantitative Data Analysis (SPSS), 7-9 April 2022 - USD 85
REDCAP, 14-16 April 2022 - USD 85
Ms EXCEL Dashboards, 7-9 April 2022 - USD 85 
ODK (Open Data Kit) Mobile Data Collection, 12-14 April 2022 - USD 85
Digital Communication, 12-13 April 2022 - USD 85

Benefits of enrolling for the Qualitative and Quantitative courses
Joint Certificate accredited by Zimbabwe Evaluation Association and Adonai Corporate Training; Get 1 year paid full individual membership to the Zimbabwe Evaluation Association; Networking platform and establish career links. 

To register 
Course Fee Covers (Accredited Certificate, Course Material,); Deposit Course Fee Into: USD Payments; Account Name: Adonai Corporate Training; Bank: CABS; Currency: USD; Account Number: 1125820020. For SPSS, courses Participants should have a Windows Laptop (SPSS) software will be provided via a link. If you need more information, or call on +263 713 835 422 / +263 783 025 337 or email adonaicorporatetrainingzim@gmail.com

NB: Enrolment will be done on a first come basis till we reach the maximum number of participants (10 max) per group.
Call for applicants . . .

Call for Extended Abstracts: Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD)
Deadline: 22 April 2022


About  
Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD) is calling for abstracts for its Journal of Social and Economic Justice (JSEJ). JSEJ gives an opportunity to members of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), academia, and government officials to add extensively to the body of knowledge. JSEJ is premised on the need to influence the policy making machinery and takes pride in creating an opportunity for academia, activists, scholars and authors to submit their original and extended research. The published articles will be used to generate and further debate around social and economic justice policy-oriented discourse thereby increasing chances of having social and economic issues to be transferred from the attentive public to the sub-government. Thus, the JSEJ will publish periodically, cutting-edge research premised on key, pressing, recent and relevant people-oriented policy discourse embedded with social and economic justice.

Extended abstracts must focus on the following Public Finance Management thematic areas:
Domestic Resource Mobilisation; Public Debt; Corruption Risk in Public Finance Management; Tax Administration; National and Local Authorities Budgeting Process; and Public Procurement.

The extended abstract should have a maximum of 2000 words clearly specifying theoretical and empirical gaps that the researcher is addressing. It must be a concise review, bringing to light a brief description of the methodology used, results obtained, the expected contribution to theory and practice and the conclusion resulting from the study. The extended abstract should make use of the Harvard referencing style.

Structure of the Extended Abstract
Introduction; Main Body (a concise review of the following): Literature Review; Methodology; Findings and Discussion; Conclusion; Reference list.

Review
JSEJ uses double-blind peer review framework to assess all submissions.

After publication, authors will be issued
Digital publication Certificate; Journal link and individual research paper open access weblink; Complete journal (e-book) along with cover page.

Submission of papers
Abstracts must be submitted by the 12 April 2022 to info@zimcodd.co.zw and cc zimcodd@zimcodd.co.zw Authors will be notified of the decision by 22 April 2022. All abstracts must be original contributions and papers already published will not be accepted.
Call for suppliers . . .

Pre-Qualification Call for Service Providers 2022: African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)  Re-advertisement
Deadline: 1 April 2022


About 
The African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) is a Pan African civil society organization established in 1996 as a regional platform and organization for lobbying and advocating for debt cancellation and addressing development finance related issues in Africa. AFRODAD aspires for equitable and sustainable development leading to a prosperous Africa. The organization currently has a presence in Cameroon, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. 

To apply
Get full information and application details here



Request for Office Supplies: Local NGO
Deadline: 1 April 2022


A local Non governmental organization is looking for suppliers of the attached consumables.

To apply
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Submit your correspondences to Sarah Nancy Nyamandwe, email pcamsiah@yahoo.com or call +263 772 930 926



Invitation for Supplier Registration: Africa AHEAD
Deadline: 4 April 2022


AFRICA AHEAD is a Local Non-Governmental Organization which has a mission of enabling government ministries, agencies, communities, and NGOs to roll out sustainable integrated development programs at scale through institutionalizing the Community Heathy Club model in national programmes to alleviate poverty, discrimination, ignorance, and disease.

AFRICA AHEAD is inviting reputable suppliers of goods, services and works listed below to participate for prequalification for the purpose of being registered as approved preferred suppliers for the years 2022 and 2023.

To apply
Get full information and application details here
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Rotary Positive Peace Activator Training Program: East Africa Cohort
Deadline: 4 April 2022
 

Opportunity for peacebuilders living, working, and / or studying in East Africa
 
In 2020, The Rotary-Institute for Economics & Peace Partnership created the Rotary Positive Peace Activator Program, an international network of facilitators trained in IEP’s Positive Peace framework and techniques for leading community-based workshops and supporting peace projects with Rotary-affiliated stakeholders. The Program began with North America in 2020, Latin America in 2021, Europe and Asia in 2022, and we are now launching the East Africa Cohort.  

The Rotary - Institute for Economics & Peace Partnership invites applications for the Rotary Positive Peace Activator East Africa Cohort. This opportunity is open to individuals committed to peacebuilding and based or doing significant work (living, working, or studying) in the East Africa region. Eligible countries included in the East Africa cohort are: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

To apply
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Environmental, Business and Human Rights Journalism Awards: Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA)
Deadline: 6 May 2022


The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) is calling for entries for Environmental, Business and Human Rights Reporter Awards. These awards seek to recognise exceptional and exemplary Environmental, Business and Human rights journalism work by reporters and freelance writers in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa and encourage high quality coverage of environmental issues.
 
The work submitted for these awards should have been broadcast, published or released between 1 September 2021 and 31 March 2022. For print media entries should include stories published through newspapers, magazines or reputable and well-established online publications. The maximum number of entries per category is two stories that are accompanied by links.

For electronic media, reporters or producers are required to present two stories on DVD or a flash / memory stick. Each category should have a separate DVD, in radio programmes, stories should be presented on CD / DVD or memory stick. Please note that for electronic entries reporters are required to attach confirmation letters from the Executive Producer that the entry was broadcast. 

Categories
1.    Best Environment Journalist of the Year.
2.    Business and Human Rights Journalist of the Year – Print / Broadcast Journalism.
3.    Climate change Journalist of the Year – Print / Electronic Journalism.

Judging criteria
Impact and positive changes resulting from the story; Quality of reporting; Fairness and balanced reporting; Depth and knowledge of the subject; Professionalism and adherence to journalistic ethics; Fundamental principles that underpin Environment, Business and Human Rights Journalism.

To apply 
Clearly label each entry as per category and email your submissions to procurementzw@gmail.com or hand deliver to Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association offices. 26B Seke Road, Hatfield, Harare. The entries must be submitted not later than 6 May 2022. 
Request for quotations . . .

Provision of Fabrication Services in Designing a Mobile Mushroom Growing Unit: The Future of Hope Foundation (TFoHF)
Deadline: 12 April 2022 (5pm)
 

About 
The Future of Hope Foundation (TFoHF) in partnership with the World Food Program (WFP) under the auspices of the WFP Innovation Accelerator Program is implementing the Mushroom-based Integrated Food Production System (Mushroom IFPS) project which seeks to address the challenges of the Fungiculture Inputs Supply Chain (FISC) in Zimbabwe. 

The project goal is to increase uptake and productivity of the Mushroom IFPS through convenient access to inputs for mushroom growers in Zimbabwe. As part of this project TFoHF started working on a Mobile Mushroom Growing Unit that meets the needs of urban farmers who have limited space available and building restrictions. Target households in this category are typically mobile as they frequently change lodgings. With the mobile mushroom growing unit, farmers who are tenants can easily start the project and move it as and when need arises. 

To this end TFoHF seeks a qualified artisan / entity to provide fabrication and designing services for a mobile mushroom growing unit that is low-cost, durable, and portable. Thus, making it affordable for low-income growers.

Scope of work
The fabricator will be required to undertake the following tasks: 1. Work with different combinations of materials (metal, wood, plastic etc) to refine our existing designs of a mobile mushroom growing unit in a manner that speaks to the following attributes using an iterative process; i. Portability- Structure must be designed in such a way that it can be easily collapsed and or transferred and reassembled for setting up in another place; ii. Affordability- Structure must be affordable to low-income households; iii. Durability- Structure must be durable enough to withstand vagaries of weather and possible threats posed by acts of vandalism; iv. Weather proofing- Structure must provide effective waterproofing and insulation to maintain room temperature between 18 to 280 Celsius and humidity at 80-90%; v. Ventilation- Structure must provide adequate provisions for adjusting flow of natural air and light; 2. Produce a standard bill of quantities for each of the designs using appropriate combinations of wood, metal, plastic material etc; 3. Compute accurately the costs of producing each of the designs to clearly indicate how the mobile mushroom house currently costing USD 380 can be reduced by 60% to around USD 150.

Qualifications of the fabricator
The fabricator should hold at least a Diploma in Wood Technology, Metal work or any related field; The fabricator should have at least 3 years' experience in fabrication work including using metal, wood, and or hardened plastics; Interested persons should provide at least 3 referees to whom they have provided some services; Fabricator should have own premises to produce the designs in Harare. 

To apply
Offers from interested bidders must be received no later than 1700hrs Central African Time (CAT) /Harare time on 12 April 2022 by email to procurement@thefutureofhope.org
Offers received after the cut-off time and date will not be considered.

Questions
Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements may be submitted no later than 12 noon local time on 5 April 2022 by email to procurement@thefutureofhope.org Questions must be submitted in writing; phone calls will not be accepted. Questions and requests for clarification and the responses thereto the TFoHF believe may be of interest to other interested persons will be circulated.

Quotations
Interested persons or entities should specify the cost of the services including VAT. In addition, bidders responding to this RFQ are requested to submit the following: Copy of their official registration or business license; Tax Clearance of Year 2022, where a successful contractor fails to provide a tax clearance certificate TFoHF will deduct 10% for remitting to ZIMRA; Cover letter signed by the respondent; At least 3 business references. 
Internships . . .

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2 (Two) x Internship: Mavambo Orphan Care
Deadline: 3 April 2022


About
Mavambo Orphan Care is a non-profit making organization established in 2001 which provides educational, legal, parenting, economic strengthening support as well as protection and life skills, health and nutrition to orphans and vulnerable children and young people. The organization works in Harare and Mashonaland East provinces.  

Applications are invited for student internship vacancies (Administration and Procurement x1 Library x1) which have risen within Mavambo Orphan Care.

To apply
Please quote the position being applied for on the subject line of your email and on the envelope for hand delivery. Applicants are encouraged to submit attachment documents from university / college and cover letter to Human Resources, Mavambo Orphan Care; Admin@mavambotrust.org.zw Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Consultancies . . .

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National Labour Migration Policy Implementation Cell Consultant: IOM UN Migration
Deadline: 1 April 2022


Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe
Type of Appointment: Consultancy Contract
Contract Duration: 6 months
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
CFA Reference Number: CFA2022/03

About
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants 

Nature of the consultancy
To technically backstop the Policy Implementation Cell (PIC) to ensure the effective implementation of the National Labour Migration Policy.

Project context and scope 
The Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) in collaboration with IOM – UN Migration Agency, is implementing a project entitled “Strengthening Capacities for Labour Mobility Governance in Zimbabwe” whose objective is to contribute to strengthened labour mobility governance by the GoZ through supporting the implementation of prioritized actions defined in the National Labour Migration Policy (NLMP) and its Implementation Plan. The project aims to strengthen institutional coordination structures and mechanisms, particularly through the establishment of the Policy Implementation Cell (PIC) which will promote effective mobilization and engagement of key stakeholders and foster whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches to labour migration in Zimbabwe. Further, the project will assist the GoZ in accessing new evidence on labour migration regulatory frameworks and labour market situation in the region through conducting various assessments while supporting Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) in improving their services for migrants and potential migrants. 

To apply
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Project Evaluation: Young Africa International (YAI) 
Deadline: 1 April 2022


About
Young Africa International (YAI) in partnership with Young Africa Mozambique (YAM) and Foundation for Community Development (FDC) is implementing a 30 month project in two provinces of Mozambique, Sofala (Beira, Dondo, and Gorongosa Districts) and Manica (Vanduzi, Chimoio, and Sussundenga Districts) targeting 706 youths with intersectional vulnerabilities and marginalization. Intersectional vulnerabilities refer to a situation where the various forms of social, political, and economic stratification identities discrimination overlap or intersect to further put youth in multi-layered marginalisation. 

The Overall Objective of the project
To contribute towards economically active youths with active citizenship and leadership capacity to participate in peacebuilding and stability actions in their communities: Outcome 1: Enhanced employability potential and income earning capacity for 706 youths in six districts of Sofala (Dondo, Beira, and Gorongosa) and Manica (Vanduzi, Chimoio, Sussundega) province; Outcome 2: Youths (706) are empowered to make positive life choices while being active citizens who participate in the local processes (economic development, governance, and peacebuilding) of six districts in Sofala (Dondo, Beira, and Gorongosa) and Manica (Vanduzi, Chimoio, and Sussundega) province. 

Purpose and scope of the final independent evaluation
The Project has been implemented for 30 months (November 2019-May 2022). This end of project evaluation focuses on the entire implementation period. The evaluation shall be planned and implemented according to YP3 standards on accountability and transparency, and in line with set donor requirements. The evaluation will cover the entire duration of the programme since its inception. All the stakeholders involved in the project will be assessed.

The evaluation is forward looking and will effectively capture lessons learnt and provide information on the nature, extent and where possible, the potential impact and sustainability of the YP3 Project. The evaluation will assess the project design, scope, implementation strategy, status, activities, extent to which the project results have been achieved, partnerships established, capacities built, and cross-cutting issues of mainstreaming gender, human rights and citizen engagement have been addressed. It will also assess whether the project implementation strategy has been optimum and recommend areas for improvement and learning. It will collate and analyze lessons learnt, challenges faced and best practices obtained during implementation which will inform YAI strategy in similar projects.  

In order to achieve these objectives; the process will focus on the areas below.

Broad evaluation questions
The evaluation utilizes the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) evaluation criteria.  The evaluators will start from the proposed set of questions given in the final TORs based on a consultation process and develop a more detailed analytical structure of questions and sub-questions.

To apply
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Baseline Survey Consultancy Terms of Reference: Local NGO
Deadline: 3 April 2022


About
A local Non-Governmental Organization undertaking its programming in Masvingo Province is looking for a baseline consultancy service. The major objective of the organization is to facilitate meaningful participation of youth in citizen engagement, conflict management and electoral processes. The organization is currently implementing a project that seeks to promote meaningful participation of young women and men between the ages of 18 and 35, in conflict management and social accountability monitoring at all levels of community development.  In order to achieve this, the organization uses four interventions which are capacity building, information dissemination, provision of youth friendly interface platforms as well as advocacy and lobbying.  The Organisation is inspired by the values to respect human rights and the desire to build sustainable peace and development.

The organization is conducting a baseline survey on conflict management and social accountability in Masvingo Province. The project has already started and have both the project proposal and the logical framework approved by the funding partner. Bids should be submitted by interested candidates no later than 03 April 2022 as per the Terms of Reference.

The organization has already collected data and developed a draft report on the following baseline survey objectives: i) To interrogate youth and women’s participation in electoral processes, conflict management and demanding social accountability from public officials and other responsible institutions; ii) To assess the youth and women’s capacities in engaging in meaningful and transformative electoral processes and community and local governance processes which ensures them their civil rights and entitlements; iii) To examine the role of public officials and local institutions (inclusive of public, civil and private)’s capacities in embracing inclusive youth and women’s robust participation in community and local governance; iv) To establish opportunities, discover policy gaps and proffer possible recommendations for influencing behaviour change, policy orientation and advocacy leeway.

Therefore, the main task of the consultant shall be collecting data for the remaining objective below (To document baseline data for each and every indicator of the logical framework.) and consolidate the existing baseline survey baseline draft report into a final document.   

Objective of the survey 
To document baseline data for each and every indicator of the logical framework.   

Description of task(s)
The survey is being carried out in the selected three districts of Masvingo that are under the organization’s conflict management and social accountability programme. The consultant shall work closely with the Project Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer and the Project Assistant in order to provide on-the-job training and learning on how to collect and analyze the data and document it in a report. 

Methodology 
The study is incorporating a participatory research approach grounded on qualitative and quantitative data collection tools. The mixed methods approach is critical in interrogating the intersectional issues surrounding citizens’ especially, youth and women’s participation in conflict management and social accountability monitoring. The process will involve the following major elements: a)    Real-time Kobo Collect based questionnaire – the android-based smartphone questionnaire will be administered to the sampled population; b) Key informant Interviews (KIIs) – The study is targeting representatives from various institutions and political parties, inter alia who are relevant to the project. In effort to minimize physical conduct in observance of COVID-19 where possible, the virtual platforms shall be used; c) Focus Group Discussions: The FDGs are held with limited number of participants and the consultant shall adhere to WHO and national COVID-19 regulations. 

Expected deliverables 
The consultant shall be expected to meet the following deliverables: i) Draft Report to be submitted to the partner for contributions; ii) Document baseline data for each and every indicator of the logical framework; iii) Consolidated baseline survey report.

Timeline  
The consultancy will take place over a one-month period beginning in April 2022. 
        
Budget 
Consultants are expected to submit a budget. Budgets will be assessed on a competitive tendering basis.

Payment  
Payment will be made upon satisfactory completion of deliverables. 

Technical requirements for bidders 
Minimum 5 years’ expertise and track record in carrying out peace and development related surveys; Knowledge of using Kobo collect and other mobile data collection tools and qualitative and quantitative data analysis approaches; Demonstrated expertise with various conflict management and social accountability tools and participatory research tools; Excellent competence in participatory training and capacity building with Project Partners, CSOs and communities. 
 
To apply
Applications (in English) must be submitted to recruitment17.ngo@gmail.com by close of business on 3 April 2022 and contain the following elements: A cover letter outlining motivation and summarizing relevant experience; Curriculum Vitae with full description of the applicant’s profile and experience; proposed budget; contact details for at least three independent referees with in-depth and proven knowledge of the applicant’s expertise and relevant work experience. 



Resource Mobilization and Strategic Partnerships Development: Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI)
Deadline: 7 April 2022


Duration: 14 days
Performance Period: 9 May 2022 to 27 May 2022

Background
Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a local non-governmental organization registered as a Trust in Zimbabwe under the 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. Since its establishment in 2019, ZHI has been implementing USAID-funded grants as a sub-awardee of FHI360. ZHI seeks to develop a Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Strategy to support the organization’s goal to diversify donor funding as well as define a scope for innovation and the strategic positioning of ZHI in the national health services delivery arena in Zimbabwe and the human development sector at large.

Purpose of assignment
In order to expand the funding portfolio, ZHI seeks to engage the services of a Resource Mobilization and Strategic Partnerships Development Consultant who will support the development of a resource mobilization strategy specifically for ZHI´s growing health response portfolio. Under the overall guidance of the Executive Director, the Consultant will work on donor engagement and resource mobilization with a focus on concrete deliverables working closely together with the Senior Management Team (SMT) and the Business Development Lead

To apply
Get full information and application details here



Documentary on Corruption Within Public Procurement Process During COVID-19: Local NGO
Deadline: 7 April 2022


Time Frame for assignment: 20 days
Reports to: Senior Research and Advocacy Officer

About the call
A local NGO working in governance seeks the services of a consultant/s or film experts to develop a documentary on corruption during the Covid-19 public procurement process. The documentary will highlight the corruption risks and vulnerabilities within the public procurement processes and highlight key recommendations to key state institution. The consultant / team will be selected through a competitive process based upon a thorough and fair scrutiny of the proposals of the competing interested parties.

Deliverables
The Consultant/s will study research reports produced by the local NGO and prepare a script and narration for the documentary for their approval. The Consultant/s will be expected to produce a 10-minute documentary packaged and delivered in the following formats: High-resolution electronic storage format; Web size format for uploading to YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook; Mobile size format specifically for mobile applications like WhatsApp; All video to be submitted in MP4 format; The background music should resonate with the Zimbabwean context; A signature tune needs to be developed as an introduction for every animation video.

Timeframe
The anticipated level of effort for the consultancy is 10 days. The consultant deliverables are as follows: recording the video, editing raw files, video and still pictures.

Resources, roles and responsibilities
The service provider will work closely with programme staff in the commissioning local NGO to manage the process and content of producing the documentary. The CSOs will be responsible for preparing the Terms of Reference (ToRs); selecting, contracting and managing the consultants; actively engaging with the consultants during the production process, as well assisting with engaging interviewees were relevant. The consultant will be responsible for: 1) pre-production - reviewing local NGO research on the topic, preparing a script, finding audio / video  / images 2) Production - shooting video, recording audio, lighting, interviews. 3) post-Production - editing Video, editing audio, copyright, attribution, assessment.

Qualifications
Interested consultants should have a minimum of the following: a bachelor's degree / diploma in film and television production, a bachelor's degree in Mass Media, Public Relations or Communication.

Technical experience and requirements
The consultant should have demonstrated competency in developing and producing videos and documentaries for video infomercials; technological Expertise – or at the very least, a very solid working understanding of the latest filming technology and software; flexible and creativity in - written and Visual Storytelling; decisive and Problem-Solving Leadership; impeccable communication skills.

To apply
Interested applicants must submit the following documents / information to demonstrate their qualifications: CVs highlighting past experiences in similar projects / assignments and indicate at least 3 references; An expression of interest explaining: why they are the most suitable to conduct the assignment; brief methodology / roadmap on how they will approach the work; the cost of producing the documentary. Please note that financial proposals will be evaluated based on budgeted funds for the assignment, and the CSOs will negotiate with the best consultants based on our evaluation criteria; three examples of past video / documentary productions they have designed and produced directly; VAT certificates for submission together with the subsequent invoice for payment. Applicants can submit applications to tiz@tizim.org before 7 April 2022. 



End of Project Evaluation: Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)
Deadline: 8 April 2022

CANCELED : Please note that this consultancy position featured in our last newsletter is no longer open for applications. CAFOD will readvertise when the position is opened again for applications.

About
CAFOD and Caritas Australia have been supporting a three-year child protection project implemented by Mavambo Orphan Care Trust (MOCT), Mashambanzou Care Trust (MCT), St. Alberts Mission Hospital (St. Alberts) and Justice for Children Trust (JCT). The project was being implemented by St. Alberts in rural wards in Muzarabani District and in the urban and peri-urban areas of Harare by Mavambo Orphan Care Trust working in Mabvuku, Tafara and Caledonia and Mashambanzou Care Trust working in Mbare, Hopley, Glen Norah Highfields and Dzivarasekwa. Justice for Children Trust provided legal support for the three implementing partners.

The project goal is to ensure that children in targeted communities of Muzarabani District and Harare Province are safe from abuse, neglect, violence and exploitative practices in all environments, allowing them to pursue development milestones. The project has three main objectives: i) Improved capacity for 18 000 community members on prioritization of child protection (through improved knowledge and attitudes on child protection and GBV and increased household income); ii) 3,000 Youths have improved knowledge of their rights; and commitment to their responsibilities towards the community, the environment and themselves iii) Increased accessibility of services for children and women to fulfill their rights.

Purpose of the evaluation
The Final Programme Evaluation should provide an independent verification of the extent to which the project met its objectives including why they were or were not achieved, analysis of unintended consequences and an overall value for money assessment of the project. The project was greatly implemented under COVID 19 which was one unforeseen risk which had possibly had an impact on project delivery and impact and it will be key for the evaluation to assess the impact of COVID 19 on the project and the extent to which strategies adopted played down the risk. The Final Evaluation will build on learnings and recommendations from the Mid-Term Review and will conduct the following: Assessing the internal logic of the programme, with focus on relevance of the initially designed theory of change; Evidencing, with aim of identifying evidence that the programme’s approach projected in the theory of change delivered the intended outcomes; Assessing the quality of design and implementation of the monitoring system (MEAL Framework), relevance of information gathered to track programme progress in delivering outcomes; how it has been used to adapt and improve project implementation and whether it has contributed to the management of identified; Assessment of sustainability, with an aim of identifying whether the necessary conditions are in place for the continuation of the project benefits after the project; Provide an objective assessment of the level of inclusion of at risk members of the target communities with particular emphasis on women, girls, people living with disabilities and the elderly; Identify and compile learnings from impact achieved, challenges encountered and processes conducted; Assess the impact of COVID 19 on the project and the relevance and effectiveness of contingent strategies adopted; To identify unintended project impacts.



Development of a database build into a grant management system (GMS): Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA)
Deadline: 11 April 2022


About
Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) is seeking the services of a consultant to help the organization develop an institutional database that is linked to a Grant Management System (GMS). At ZELA, vast amounts of data are generated and stored manually or on various technologies such as mobile gadgets. However, the ability to generate and make sense out of the large quantities of data, considering the technological trends such as real time processing and big data, is a challenge. It has become inevitable for the organization to embrace the new reality of digital ways of data processing, storage, and archiving. Establishing a sound database system requires a professionally tailored solution that keeps data clean, organized, secure, and easily accessible for authorized users from multiple devices. Once a good database is in place, it is easy to establish a grant management system (GMS) that feeds key stakeholders with the information required for decision making.

It is against this background that ZELA is seeking the services of a consultant who will help the organization develop a database that carefully packages and stores data in a secure and reliable environment that can also be optionally integrated with other data sources to reduce manual input and ensure there are linkages to GMS relevant for a Management Information System (GMS). 

Objectives
To develop a mobile and web-based database that allows for use of data in a fast and convenient way, with basic create, read, update, and delete operations, as well as rich search, filter, and reporting functionality built in a GMS.

Key deliverable
Development of an Institutional database and GMS for ZELA.

To apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply including the following: Technical and financial proposal; Brief resume with at least three traceable reference organization where similar services have been provided; Link(s) to previous work done by the consultant, related to the assignment; A screenshot of a dashboard on previous work done; Competencies and qualifications required: More than 5 years of experience in database development; Experience in building data management systems and software systems that facilitate management and access of organizational data and information on grants; Knowledge of tools such PHP, .Net, Perl, MSSQL, MySQL and MS Access to create custom software systems to allow your organization to access and retrieve its data with ease.

Interested and qualified consultants who meet the above requirements should send their application clearly stating how they meet the requirements, methodology to be used and cost of the consultancy to: procurementzw@gmail.com by the 11 April 2022. The title of the consultancy should be clearly stated in the subject line.
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Project Officer: Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ)
Deadline: 1 April 2022 


Location: Support Office - 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 
Responsible for overall programme planning, implementation, coordination, management and reporting. Accountable for programme cycle management, grant management and budget tracking. Serve as primary donor contact person for the organization.

Key responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the following among other duties: Coordinating effective and efficient overall implementation of the programme in line with Donor Agreements; Coordinate programme and organizational compliance to donor regulations as committed and specified in the project document, general agreements and special agreements; Provide guidance on programme implementation and performance vis-à-vis donor targets, and outline donor expectations on procurement and marketing; Provide project performance updates to Programs Director, Country Director, Donor, regional team and senior management team members; Monitoring of expenditures against budgets to avoid overruns; Safeguarding accurate coding of expenses in line with donor budget; Develop programme reports to a high level of professionalism; Participate in the development of accurate financial reports.

Qualification
To succeed in this role, you must have: Masters in Development Studies / Management or a related Social science field; Degree in Social Sciences / Humanities; Post graduate studies in Project Management; Post graduate studies in Monitoring and Evaluation; Short courses (in-class or online) in public health focusing on SRHR; Finance for Non-finance practitioners; At least 2 years’ experience with projects management, budget tracking, grand management and project monitoring and evaluation; Experience working in the NGO sector.

To apply
Applications, quoting “Job applied for – e.g Project Manager in the email subject section” should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with three (3) referees. Emails should be directed to recruitment@pszim.com Only shortlisted applicants being considered for interview will be contacted.

PSZ is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of vulnerable persons and safeguarding employees and communities from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. PSZ does not solicit for payments in any form at any stage of the recruitment process.
The successful candidate will undergo relevant background checks and will be required to commit in writing to comply with the MSI safeguarding guidelines.


 
Quality and Training Officer: Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ)

Deadline: 1 April 2022


Location: Support Office - 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 quality and training officer is a clinician responsible for conducting training and continuous supportive supervision for clinical staff. The incumbent assists in setting up, conducting, facilitation and documentation of clinical and non-clinical training in Population Services Zimbabwe as per national / MSI / WHO guidelines. The training officer also enforces organizational adherence to clinical guidelines and conducts competency assessments on service providers.

Key responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the following among other duties: Facilitating and conducting of PSZ / MSI trainings for all the service delivery channels; Coordinating external trainings from major stake holders such as Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) and other partners; Training through provision of technical support to all clinical and non-clinical personal in all service delivery channels of PSZ - Centres, Outreach, Social Franchise  and Public Sector; Creation of training materials for in-house courses; Assisting in developing of  effective clinical induction programmes for new clinical staff; Conducting of post training follow up for all training conducted through supportive supervision and competency assessments; Maintaining, updating databases and training records for all trainings conducted for clinical and non-clinical staff; Maintaining in-house training facilities and equipment in good order; Collecting feedback from trainers and trainees after each training session and development of action plans; Monitor the performance of MEM mock drills by clinical teams and assist in development of action plans; Writing reports and presentations for all training and quality related activities done monthly, quarterly and annually.

Qualification
To succeed in this role, you must have: Diploma / Degree in Nursing; Certificate in Short and Long Acting Reversible Family Planning (FP) methods; Certificate in Trainer of trainers in FP; MCAZ Forensic License; Quality assurance; Sexual reproductive health training; Health / nursing education; Nursing lecturer / tutor or trainer an added advantage; Experience working in the NGO sector added advantage.

To apply
Applications, quoting “Job applied for - e.g Project Manager in the email subject section” should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with three (3) referees.Emails should be directed to recruitment@pszim.com Only shortlisted applicants being considered for interview will be contacted.


PSZ is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of vulnerable persons and safeguarding employees and communities from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. PSZ does not solicit for payments in any form at any stage of the recruitment process. The successful candidate will undergo relevant background checks and will be required to commit in writing to comply with the MSI safeguarding guidelines.


Provincial Farmer Coordinator: Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union
Deadline: 4 April 2022


Location: Bulawayo

About
The Zimbabwe Farmers' Union (ZFU) is the largest farmers’ interest organization in Zimbabwe. The Provincial Farmer Coordinator is a member of the ZFU Secretariat whose mandate is to implement ZFU’s Strategic plan at the provincial level. He/she maintains close contact with farmers ensuring that farmers receive member services that are relevant to their needs. He / she collaborates with key private and public partners in the agriculture sector to tailor farmer services based on sustainable business models for the benefit of all.

Responsibilities 
Facilitating Provincial Council, Commodity Association and Administration Meetings; Member Mobilization; Supporting District Coordinators in setting up Union structures in districts; Supervising Union Staff in the Province; Ensuring prudent management of ZFU assets in the province; Establishing linkages with all ZFU stakeholders including attending Provincial coordination meetings by government and donors; Identification possible areas for further Union intervention, including identifying potential projects and donors; Preparing consolidated Provincial reports for submission to Head Office.

Functional competencies
Demonstrated development / programming skills particularly those that are pertinent to the Union’s strategic priorities on gender equality and women’s rights; Ability to lead formulation and implementation of training programmes; Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them for development results; Ability to establish and maintain broad strategic networks and partnerships with private and public entities to promote partnership and build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies; In addition, the interested individual must demonstrate an unquestionable personal reputation, integrity, and ethical behaviour throughout his or her professional career.

Qualifications and experience
Degree in Agriculture or related field; A minimum of 5 years’ experience working directly with farmers; Fluent in Ndebele and knowledge of any other two local languages a must.

To apply
Please submit a Curriculum Vitae and motivational letter (pdf format only) to the attention of Human Resources. All applications must be sent by email to hr@zfu.org.zw Please ensure your email subject clearly reads “Provincial Farmer Coordinator-Bulawayo”



MEAL Officer: Jointed Hands Welfare Organization (JHWO)
Deadline: 4 April 2022


Location: Gweru District
Contract Duration: 6 months(nonrenewable)

About
Jointed Hands Welfare Organisation(JHWO) is a local NGO that envisions a harm and disease free society. JHWO is looking for a skilled, passionate and committed professional to fill in the vacancy which has arisen under the  Pathways  project.  Pathways project is a child centred, family focused and community package intervention. The aim of the project is to use economic strengthening, local ownership and gender transformation to strengthen the capacity of HIV affected  individuals households and communities to progress along Pathways out of poverty, along functional services referral Pathways, along continuum of care Pathways to reach the 95-95-95 targets, and along age and stage appropriate Pathways. The Pathways project also aims to promote positive child, adolescent and youth health, well-being and development. The organisation is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate  against gender, religion, race, creed culture or sexual diversity and believes in safeguarding both employees and communities.

Job summary 
The MEAL Officer manages information, reporting processes and products to ensure professional, high quality communication about Pathways project programmatic activities; Provides guidance in monitoring and reporting of Pathways HIV/AIDS activities (HIV Testing and Counselling, referral and linkage, HIV treatment, adherence, viral load monitoring etc)  undertaken by implementing partners of the program in collaboration with the Health Facilities; The Officer will play an important role in improving information management and data quality, will work closely with the Strategic & Information Manager (SIM) for efficient and timely submission of reports from all project sites; She / He will ensure that an appropriate filing system of data and reports is maintained at the district office; She / He will work closely with Programs Officers on Design, Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting; The post will involve traveling to field sites to conduct on site data verifications.

Qualifications and experience
Bachelor degree (preferred) in Monitoring and Evaluation, Information Systems, Statistics, or equivalent; Experience with a formal qualification of monitoring and evaluation, minimum of at least three (3) years of experience in design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and research; Advanced computer skills in Excel, Word processing, Database management ,OVC MIS, POMIS, SPSS,DHIS, NVivo, STATA, or other statistical packages; Familiarity with USAID regulations is desired; Good relationship management skills with ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural teams; Good analytical, translation and packaging skills; Diligence, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities; Initiative-taking and results oriented.

To apply
Please send your certificates, CV and cover letter to midlandsjobvacancy@gmail.com only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


Please note that JHWO does not solicit any organization or individual to recruit on their behalf. No fee is charged throughout the recruitment, selection, and placement process; Canvassing will lead to disqualification of candidates. 


Chief Of Party: Africaid 
Deadline: 5 April 2022


Location: Harare

About 
Africaid is a local Private Voluntary organization which through its Zvandiri programme, integrates clinic, community and digital HIV services for children, adolescents and young adults. Africaid works with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) and National AIDS Council (NAC) in implementing these interventions with funding from various partners. It seeks to recruit for an anticipated USAID-funded five-year program focusing on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), their households, and communities in selected districts of Zimbabwe.  

Job description
The Chief of Party will assume technical, financial, and administrative leadership of the anticipated OVC program, ensuring that all tasks are implemented effectively and that all deliverables are submitted on time, within budget, and in compliance with applicable United States Government (USG) regulations and Africaid’s policies; Identify and execute strategies to build viable relationships with key stakeholders, including USAID, the Government of Zimbabwe (GOZ), the private sector, civil society and other important actors; the Chief of Party will have primary responsibility for coordination of all project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID. S/he will manage a team of senior staff and sub-partners and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project. S/he will ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements. S/he will participate in the technical and programmatic design of the award and partner programs, manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual work plans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results; and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports ensuring the cost-effective use of Zvandiri resources.

Basic requirements
The Chief of Party must have: A Master’s degree or higher training in management, international development; international public health; economics; social sciences; or in a closely related field is required; five years of experience as a Chief of Party / Director and / or Deputy Chief of Party or Deputy Director of a development program of equivalent size and scope, of which experience in Zimbabwe is preferred.

Qualifications
The Chief of Party must have experience in leading HIV / AIDS-related programs targeting Orphans and Vulnerable Children and PLHIV is desired;  Experience with child welfare and protection programs; Systems strengthening; Capacity building; Service delivery; Quality improvement or policy development is desired;  Experience interacting with developing country government; International organizations, other bilateral donors and civil society representatives and senior-level government officials;  Five years of demonstrated experience successfully implementing international development activities; Five years of relevant and diverse experience managing and coordinating complex development programs, preferably in Southern Africa; Experience managing a USG cooperative agreement or contract, at least five years of which in senior program management including direct supervision of professional and support staff.

To apply
Please send a 2 pager CV and letter of motivation (BOTH IN WORD) to applications@zvandiri.org by midday 5 April 2022

Africaid is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. AFRICAID has zero tolerance for any form of harassment and staff are expected to uphold the organizational values and core competencies especially diversity and inclusion, integrity, commitment, and respect for others as our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children and safeguarding employees and communities from Sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse.
 


Project Officer: Local NGO
Deadline: 11 April 2022


Summary 
A local NGO is seeking to engage a Project Officer, who will assist the organization in carrying out wildlife programming activities that include capacitation of various stakeholders such as community groups and law enforcement officers on sustainable wildlife management and governance. The officer will also be responsible for contributing to the organization’s strategic programme areas and identifying wildlife programming opportunities, and partnerships. The position requires great work organization skills and experience in project management. 

Duties and responsibilities
The Project Officer will be responsible for the following: Lead the implementation wildlife governance components of a project; Plan and carryout wildlife programming activities in line with the broad intended results under the project; Capacitation of stakeholders on wildlife programming and preparation of learning materials; Participate in the development of project concept notes, agendas, activity plan and project implementation plans; Produce project reports and knowledge products such as policy briefs, blogs, articles, and other publications on wildlife programming; Provide expect technical advice on wildlife management; Conduct research on wildlife governance; Produce analytical papers / issues papers on wildlife governance issues at the national, regional, and global levels; Produce concept notes and proposals on wildlife to grow the organization ‘s wildlife portfolio; Collaborate with team members on fundraising for the expansion and growth of the wildlife programmes; Brief the organization the organization regularly on trending issues in the wildlife sector; Initiate, build and maintain relationships with funding partners; Perform other responsibilities as maybe assigned by management. 

Technical knowledge, skills and expertise required 
Broad knowledge and understanding wildlife governance that includes but not limited to the relevant legal, policy and institutional frameworks, human - wildlife conflict, wildlife conservation, water forestry, land tenure and land rights; Understanding of broad aspects of Natural Resources Governance that includes Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) and Communal Areas Management Programmes for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE); Good understanding of Natural Resources Management frameworks at the global, regional, and national levels, best practices, and their implications; Ability to build networks at the local, national, regional, and international levels to further the organization’s work; Ability to work with diverse stakeholders that include communities, CSOs, legislators, Government of Zimbabwe, funders, and the private sector; Must have good writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively that is quickly, clearly, and concisely both orally and in writing. 

Qualifications and experience 
A Bachelor’s Degree in Law or Natural Resources Management with courses in wildlife management; A Master’s Degree is an added advantage; A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the sector working on Natural Resources Management with a bias on wildlife governance.

To apply
Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should send their motivational letter and CV to recruitmentpro26b@gmail.com by 11 April 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 


Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) officer: Local NGO

Deadline: 11 April 2022


About
Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association is calling for applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer that has arisen within the organization.

Duties and responsibilities
Maintain an up-to-date institutional database of ZELA project beneficiaries; Develop and maintain project level monitoring and evaluation plans or frameworks including indicators, theory of change, MEAL plans and risk frameworks; Monitor project activities, expenditures and evaluate overall progress on achievement of project results, in line with the ZELA MEAL including quality assurance frameworks; Assist Project Officers in implementing the organizational MEAL System (including capacity building) and MEAL reporting to funders and within ZELA; Update the MEAL work plan and progress updates on all projects monthly against indicators; Participate in internal and external project reviews, evaluations, accountability and learning processes; Carryout MEAL related field level as when required for projects or for other ZELA work; Participate in programme / project design ensuring that objectives and indicators are SMART using Results Based Management (RMB); Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection, and evaluation procedures; Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annually on performance of ZELA projects against envisaged results; Systematic data collection and analysis of programme and project indicators; Assist the project personnel with M&E tools and maintain up to date institutional collection tools for all departments of ZELA with guidance from the MEAL manager; Compile, capture, clean and analyze institutional data using appropriate software packages such as Nvivo, Excel, Stata, SPSS etc; Develop appropriate documentation and reporting formats and templates for ZELA; Maintain a repository of ZELA outcome harvesting information including stories of change in liaison with the Communication and Media Officer; Support and guide the MEAL assistant and interns; Perform any other duties as assigned by the MEAL manager.

Key attributes or competencies required
Computer literacy; Excellent command of the English Language; Ability to use Microsoft Office software packages; Good problem-solving abilities; Effective communicator with good writing skills; Team player; Pays attention to detail; Ability to work in a dynamic multi-cultural setting.

Relevant qualifications
Suitable applicants should have the following: A university degree in social sciences, development studies, business, statistics, economics, or related field; At least have 5 years of experience in developing, implementing, and managing results-based M&E activities and systems; Experience in supervising M&E assistants and interns.

To apply 
Interested qualified candidates should send an application letter and CV with at least 3 references, with the subject clearly stated as advertised, to recruitmentpro26b@gmail.com by 11 April 2022.


 
Training Officer: Fambidzanai Permaculture Training Centre (FPC)

Deadline: 15 April 2022


Reporting to: Training Coordinator
Contract Duration: 6 Months (Renewable)      
Duty Station: Head Office - Harare

About
Established in 1988 and headquartered 23km from the Harare city centre along Lomagundi Road, FPC strives to promote agroecological solutions for healthy and prosperous communities. It seeks to facilitate and demonstrate relevant skills and knowledge to restore people’s confidence in their ability to produce off-land while still working creatively in harmony with nature. FPC major activities include training of smallholder farmers, youth groups and various development workers, demonstrating sustainable methods of farming for organic enthusiasts including creating ties with communities, sister organizations as well as other agencies that work in the same communities as the centre. FPC is inviting for suitably qualified and experienced persons to submit applications for the above mentioned position that is based at its Head Office in Harare.
 
Duties 
Sourcing for business and designing short courses; Marketing centre activities particularly courses on offer; Developing Agroecology training materials; Production of pamphlets, fliers etc; Networking; Monitoring the implementation of agroecology by trainees; Conducting training; Reporting to the Training Coordinator.

Education and qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or related discipline; Diploma in Agroecology / Permaculture; Diploma / Certificate in Marketing is an added advantage.
 
Prior work experience 
At least a minimum of 5 years proven experience in the NGO sector; At least a 2 years’ experience working on community development work; Knowledge skills and abilities: Ability to communicate in both Ndebele and Shona; Strong marketing skills; Holder of a clean Class 4 driver’s licence an added advantage.
 
To apply 
Applicants to submit half - page motivational letter and curriculum vitae either by email or by hand delivered to the address below. Emails to be sent to hr@fambidzanai.org.zw copied to boniface@fambidzanai.org.zw Hand delivered applications should be addressed to the Human Resources Officer and submitted to Fambidzanai Permaculture Centre, 4 Dovedale Road, Mt Hampden, Harare. Interested candidates must also indicate, categorically, their minimum expected gross earnings in their motivational letter. Applications should be received no later than 15 April 2022 Only short listed candidates shall be contacted for interviews. 



Agroecology Pool of Trainers: Fambidzanai Permaculture Centre (FPC) 
Deadline: 30 April 2022


About
Fambidzanai Permaculture Centre (FPC) is registered under the Zimbabwe Institute of Permaculture (ZIP) as a local Private Voluntary Organization (PVO number 12/92). It is governed by a board of trustees. Fambidzanai works towards achieving a food secure Zimbabwe that depends on sustainable land-based food systems (agroecology / permaculture). The training is supplemented by practical demonstrations illuminating the ecological and economic viability of permaculture at the station. Creating, enhancing, and facilitating market opportunities for farmers’ produce remains a key mandate of the organization. It is upon this background that the pressure has mounted for human resources to serve the demand that FPC wishes to create a pool of agroecology trainers. Basing on the above status, we are inviting suitably qualified and experienced persons to submit applications for the above mentioned pool. Please note that this is not a full time job, trainers service will be required as and when need arises. Issues to do with working conditions, remuneration will be discussed with shortlisted candidates. 

Duties 
Conducting training in agroecology / permaculture / organic farming; Marketing centre activities particularly courses on offer; Preparing narrative report for activities done; Reporting to the Training Coordinator.

Qualifications
Basic Certificate in Agroecology; Diploma in Agroecology / Permaculture; Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or related discipline is an added advantage; Track experience in agroecology with least a minimum 2 years’ experience of practicing or working with the community; Ability to communicate in English and other vernacular languages spoken in Zimbabwe.
 
To apply
Applicants to submit half -page motivational letter and curriculum vitae either by email or by hand delivered to the address below. Emails to be sent to hr@fambidzanai.org.zw copy boniface@fambidzanai.org.zw or hand in to Fambidzanai Permaculture Centre, 4 Dovedale Road, Mt Hampden, Harare.

Only short listed candidates shall be contacted for interviews.



Field Administrator: TechnoServe
Deadline: Rolling basis


Department: Operations
Location: Midlands Zimbabwe
Grade: 02

About
Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of TechnoServe’s work around the world for over 50 years. TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of business and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.

The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development. But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty. The results are amazing...when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off.  

Job summary
The Program Administration Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Anglo Program for both the Office and the Takura Trust in the Midlands province. 

Primary functions & responsibilities

Office administration
Procurement: Supporting the Trust and program teams with all procurement processes in accordance with the TechnoServe procurement policies; Receiving goods and tracking stocks, including stock-taking.
 
Office management
Taking charge of day to day office duties in liaison with the Program Manager; Reconciliation of fuel and other consumables.

To apply
Get full information and application details here
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