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Hello there, 

Welcome to April, the month we "celebrate" our country's independence, reaffirm our faith or just take a much needed holiday over a long weekend.

Our 360 edition gives us a small but impactful dose of inspiration from a Book Cafe in Soweto where one man's book collection became a symbol of hope and pride for childen in the community.


TTYL,
The Kubatana Team
Soweto Book Café builds word worlds and connections 


Started by Thami Mazibuko, the Zondi space is a library, classroom and community literacy centre, built to serve its residents across generations.

When Thami Mazibuko moved back to Zondi, Soweto, in 2015 having lived in the Johannesburg central business district for a few years, he quickly realised that there were no bookshops in that part of the township – let alone any Black-owned ones.
“People in the townships and previously disadvantaged communities do not have access to books. Books are a privilege to them. There are no young Black people owning bookstores in Soweto,” says Mazibuko. This is how the idea for the Soweto Book Café came about.

He started out with his personal collection of about 30 books. Then friends donated more and his
“store” grew exponentially – at one time he had as many as 10 000 titles. A surprising donation of an entire library collection from a local school followed, which included textbooks, reference books and setwork novels in IsiXhosa, seSotho, IsiZulu and more.

At that point, Mazibuko realised he needed to find a way to stop accumulating books only and find a way to share them. This gave birth to an initiative where community members could come in and take any book they wanted for free. He also started redistributing some of these books to schools in Soweto. The hunger for books and reading from children, young people and community members in Zondi surprised him. Mazibuko quickly realised that his initiative could become more than just the concept bookstore he had had in mind.

The idea of calling it a library came from the children who started coming in droves. In their words, they did not have a library so close to them and those they knew of, such as Emndeni or Mofolo public libraries, were between five and 10km from Zondi.


“You’ll get one auntie who’s a reader but who does not have books coming and saying, ‘Oh you have books, I used to read, let me start reading again,’” says Mazibuko. These encounters and how the community embraced the Soweto Book Café are what inspires him to continue running the space.

Building community

Sindisiwe Zulu is a storyteller, facilitator and writer who runs a local non-profit organisation associated with the Soweto Book Café. Her focus is on improving reading and writing skills for children and young people in Jabulani, Zondi and Mofolo. Working at Jabavu public library in the children’s section spurred her on to start a book club at her home. During that time, Zulu also noticed that her older sister’s child was struggling at school, and when she asked about it, the youngster said, “It’s the English. We can’t read. Sometimes we can read, but we don’t understand.” The idea of her organisation was born. As an advocate for literacy, she was introduced to Mazibuko and the Soweto Book Cafe, a space that felt like home. The relationship between these abantu bezincwadi, or people of books, has led to the development of various Soweto Book Café signature programmes, including a Saturday literacy class for four- to 16-year-olds, which Zulu runs.

Fourteen-year-old Anele Ndlovu found out about Soweto Book Café from a friend, and she then brought her sister and a few more friends, who are now regulars at the space. She affectionately refers to Mazibuko as
“Uncle Tee”, as his Soweto Book Café and by extension himself, have come to represent much more to them as young adults – there they receive counselling, guidance and help navigating life in the township.

“I come here just for a breeze, fresh air, and to clear my mind when I am stressed. I am one of those people who reads a book when they are stressed. So, I come here and read a book peacefully … the environment itself is quite comfortable and Uncle Tee is friendly and helps us with lots of other stuff,” says Ndlovu.

A bridge through books

Mondi “Mordecai” Loni runs a small book publishing operation in Soweto and met Mazibuko through a mutual friend who runs a bookstore in Maboneng, Johannesburg. On the shelves of Soweto Book Café are at least three of the 10 titles Loni has published in the decade he has operated. This is testament to Soweto Book Café’s impact and how it has created opportunities for young people operating within the publishing ecosystem.

“Soweto Book Café brings people to books,” says Loni.

For Jabulani Masimuli, a community leader and avid supporter of the activities at Soweto Book Café, the space gives children and young people access to information so they can know what is going on in the world.


“What we lack is information sharing … plus the kids are finishing school and they need a wider scope of doing things, and the fourth industrial revolution means we’re always catching a ‘double-up’ because everything is run by computers,” says Masimuli.

Another collaborator is Sipho Ndlovu. His connection to Soweto Book Café is through a youth non-profit organisation he runs. They partnered on various activities and programmes that culminated in a trip to Germany in 2019 to meet other like-minded organisations.

For Ndlovu, Soweto Book Café
“helps break down barriers, and brings different people into the space, from children to adults”, unlike other cultural spaces that, in his view, are not designed to be welcoming and therefore are not as patronised by the community as the café. The overarching objective of the two organisations is to “make books cool again” and, given the daily activity that characterises Soweto Book Café each day, they are doing just that.

Future plans include hosting a literary festival to create another platform for readers, publishers, and book lovers, and to fill the gap left by the demise of the Abantu Book Festival, one of the most important platforms created in Soweto in recent times.

Soweto Book Café has become a proverbial oasis of knowledge, serving the community of Zondi, Soweto, and its surrounds with access to books, art and so much more.


Source: Tonderai Chiyindiko, New Frame
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Call for proposals . . .

Proposal for Participatory Implementation Research and Support on Peer Groups in Zimbabwe: JSI Research & Training Institute
Deadline: 8 April 2022


About
USAID Advancing Nutrition (herein referred to as “the Project”), implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), is soliciting proposals to supply the above RFP title as described in the attached Terms of Reference. The Project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and is subject to all applicable Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and AID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR).

The specific study objectives are two-fold: to develop a process to work with implementing partners and participants to identify context-specific opportunities to strengthen the quality of peer groups for nutrition programming, and to facilitate a participatory process to design and test transferrable solutions. To support the objective, this study will answer the following research questions: 1. What are the challenges to the quality of peer groups as defined by peer group leaders, members and other key stakeholders? 2. What are feasible ways to improve the quality of peer groups defined by peer group leaders and members? 3. How can peer group leaders’ and members’ needs and preferences? 4. What are the resource requirements and enabling conditions to integrate participant defined improvements into existing peer groups from the perspective of program participants and implementers?

USAID Advancing Nutrition is seeking in-country research team members to lead and support a participatory research study. The objectives of this support include: Serve as Principal Investigator of the research and manage the in-country ethical approval processes; Liaise with the local implementing partner to establish a good working relationship and coordinate logistics and communication lines with the partner as well as the research team on USAID Advancing Nutrition; Assist with translation and preparation of research tools (interview guides, observation guides, document review guides, etc.) from English into local language and from local language back to English, as needed; Attend virtual trainings for the research processes, including qualitative data collection and workshop facilitation; Recruit, train and oversee the local data collectors / team as relevant; Facilitate participatory workshops using guides developed by the human-centered design expert on HQ team; Conduct individual and group interviews, as well as observations of peer group members and leaders, and prepare detailed notes from interviews and observations; Support with data synthesis and analysis; Support with interpretation (i.e understanding) of qualitative findings; Feed into or review a draft country report slide deck as needed; Maintain close coordination with USAID Advancing Nutrition.

To apply
Get full information and application details here



Request for Proposals - National Human Wildlife Conflict Assessment: USAID Resilience ANCHORS Project
Deadline: 20 April 2022


RFP No. ZRA-016 
NTFPs & Livelihoods: Hwange, Binga & Nayminyami

About
ECODIT seeks a qualified service provider to undertake a national study on human-wildlife conflicts and represent key issues and trends around the country. The purpose of the study is to provide the USAID Resilience ANCHORS Project with detailed information on the status, nature, and dynamics of human-wildlife conflict and how it is experienced and affecting communities around the country’s hotspot communities. Knowledge gained will inform the design and implementation of a suite of strategies and interventions to be implemented under USAID Resilience ANCHORS project. In addition, the findings of the study will feed into ongoing national legal and policy reforms that include review of the Parks and Wildlife Act and review and possible drafting of a new Wildlife Policy for Zimbabwe.  

To apply
Get full information and application details here



Request for Proposal No. ZRA-015 Development of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) and other Livelihood Diversification Activities in Binga, Hwange and Nyaminyami Districts of Zimbabwe: USAID Zimbabwe Resilience ANCHORS 
Deadline: 29 April 2022 (9am)


Task Order No. 72061320F00003 under STARR II IDIQ No. 7200AA18D00022

About
The USAID Zimbabwe Resilience through Accelerating New Community-based Holistic Outcomes for Resource Sustainability (ANCHORS) Activity, implemented by ECODIT LLC (ECODIT), is seeking proposals from eligible Offerors for professional services as described in the Scope of Work herein. ECODIT anticipates awarding one (1) award as a result of this solicitation. ECODIT reserves the right to award more or fewer awards than anticipated above. Technical and contractual questions concerning this solicitation should be submitted to akhachatryan@ecodit.com copying achatting@ecodit.com lplaxidismutore@ecodit.com and ddehaven@ecodit.com by April 11, 2022, 9 AM Harare time. Responses to all received questions will be shared with all Offerors. All communications must include the solicitation title, RFP No. ZRA-015, in the subject line, as well as the Offeror’s company name. No communication is permitted except by the instructions above. Contacting Resilience ANCHORS or ECODIT personnel (either directly by the Offeror or indirectly through a lobbyist or other person acting on the Offeror’s behalf) in an attempt to influence this procurement: (1) may result in an Offeror being deemed a non-responsive Offeror, and (2) may result in the Offeror not being awarded a contract. This solicitation in no way obligates ECODIT to award a subcontract nor does it commit ECODIT to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of a proposal. ECODIT bears no responsibility for data errors resulting from transmission or conversion processes. All proposals must be valid for a minimum of 90 calendar days.

Background
ECODIT seeks qualified organizations to support implementation for a series of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) Value Chains and Market Linkages activities. Successful implementation of these activities will directly contribute to livelihood diversification and increased economic benefits from natural resources for the target communities. The primary purpose of this intervention aims to help rural communities realize economic benefits through sustainable utilization of natural resources, such as NTFPs, and through greater engagement with the private sector. 

On 20 July 2020, USAID awarded Task Order number 72061320F00003 under the STARR II IDIQ to ECODIT LLC to implement the Resilience through ‘Accelerating New Community-based Holistic Outcomes for Resource Sustainability (Resilience ANCHORS) Activity. The overarching purpose of the Resilience ANCHORS Activity is to increase the capacity of communities to sustainably protect and manage community-based natural resources and the wildlife economy (based on the conviction that nature is an economic asset) in anticipation of future shocks and stresses. The activity has three main objectives: 1) Improve economic benefits from strengthened community-level governance and oversight of conservation enterprises; 2) Increase sustainable access to supplies of water of sufficient quantity and quality to meet human, economic, and ecosystem needs; and 3) Strengthen locally led development and private sector engagement.

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

Call for Expression of Interest to Manage Kurima Mari App Business: Welthungerhilfe
Deadline: 14 April 2022


About
Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest German non-governmental organizations in development co-operation and emergency relief. Primarily in cooperation with local partner organizations, our task is to contribute to the improvement in nutritional and income base for the low-income populations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Welthungerhilfe has been implementing projects in Zimbabwe since 1980. Sector focus is on Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Food and Nutrition Security, Livelihoods and when necessary, Emergency Response.

WHH together with ICRISAT, CTDO and SAT are implementing a project entitled “Zimbabwe Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems” which is funded by the European Union under the Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme”. Part of this project involves addressing communication challenges between agriculture stakeholders in Zimbabwe. One of the strategic arms of this project is Extension and one key deliverable is to improve the Inservice training for public extension staff. For implementation of the projects we seek to recruit the following;

Position summary
Welthungerhilfe is calling for an expression of interest in Managing the Kurima Mari App Business. Please kindly refer to the details below for more information on this advert;
Call for Expression of Interest: Development & Implementation of Business Model for a Digital Agriculture Solution

Background
Welthungerhilfe (WHH) and Community Technology Development Organization (CTDO) call for applications from organizations, companies, and entrepreneurs to develop and execute a business strategy for the Kurima Mari application. Kurima Mari (KM) is a mobile application that provides farmers with agricultural production and marketing information, therefore addressing the gaps of inadequate provision of extension services in Zimbabwe. It empowers farmers with information on production covering the whole production cycle, weather, and marketing. Content is supplied using different options such as video tutorials, podcasts, and a library of literature. Nearly 100,000 users are benefiting from the application in Zimbabwe. The Application has been developed for Android and iOS platforms and is available on Google Play. The goal of the application is to support the fight against hunger and poverty by providing small-scale farmers with information that will increase their production capacities and ensure that they have a surplus for sale.

Requirements
The Kurima Mari Application requires a business model to ensure that it generates revenue, self-sustaining and that it continues to make an impact on farmers and agribusiness in Zimbabwe. WHH and CTDO call for organizations and companies to express their interest in managing the application as a business. They should show the following: A clear understanding of agribusiness in Zimbabwe, with knowledge and experience in developing relationships and partnerships with entities in the space; Experience in developing and executing business models for digital technologies and services in Zimbabwe, especially mobile based solutions; A business wing that will manage the app separate from the NGO; For NGO applicants: The capacity to manage staff and team that will be committed to the implementation of Kurima Mari’s business model; A capable marketing team willing to take up new innovative approaches

Supporting documents required: A portfolio of the Organization that includes the organizational profile; A one pager detailing a proposed business model, how the application would fit with your current business, and any proposed plans to adapt the application to suit revenue objectives (e.g additional features); A copy of the constitution of the Organization and a certified copy of the Certificate of Registration / Incorporation; Tax Clearance Certificate; The CVs of the management team; Copies of statements of annual budget and financial reports of the previous three months; Stamped bank letter confirming the account details in the name of the Organization; Copies of the two latest audited financial statements; If you are an individual entrepreneur without a business entity interested in running the Kurima Mari Business, we still encourage you to apply, supporting documents required are 2., 5, and you will be required to provide evidence of the financial means to substantially contribute to the business development of the application; Welthungerhilfe will discuss license agreements for product and shared ownership and income arrangements with the successful applicant. The exact terms are up for negotiations.

To apply
Interested candidates should submit a letter of motivation and their CVs to recruitment.zimbabwe@welthungerhilfe.de Please state the position applied for in the subject line of the email. Please note that CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

During the application process, WHH will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered. WHH is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status and or physical handicap. Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
Invitation to tender . . .

Borehole Drilling, Pumping Testing & Equipping Services: Welthungerhilfe
Deadline: 30 April 2022


Tender Invitation:ZWE1164-1123-22 

About
Welthungerhilfe is seeking for a qualified drilling company or companies to drill boreholes for ZWE1164 project in Zvimba, Chegutu, Mt Darwin, Rushinga and Shamva districts funded by Charity: Water.  All tender documents are found on our e-tender portal.  

This procurement process is being conducted through our EU online tendering system. Bidders who wish to submit an offer must be registered in the online tendering system.

Tender for Borehole Drilling & Pumping Test Services RFT No 295091
This tender will be submitted in two parts, that is, the Technical proposal and the Financial Proposal.

To apply
Get full information and application details here

Submission is strictly through the eTendering system as instructed on the provided weblink, any bid received outside the eTender portal system will  not be considered. If registered already you can sign in using your username and password. Use “Forgotten Password” if you do not remember your password. Do not create a new profile. Unregistered bidders can access the easy to follow registration instructions from the link provided.  

For assistance on the online registration system, please email for details to priscilla.majongwe@welthungerhilfe.de or george.chiomba@welthungerhilfe.de
Research fellows wanted . . .

Charles R. Wall Young African Policy Fellows Programme: African Wildlife Foundation and the United Nations Environment Programme
Deadline: 7 April 2022 (12 midnight)


On Behalf of the African Wildlife Foundation and the United Nations Environment Programme, we are pleased to invite you to apply for the Charles R. Wall Young African Policy Fellows Programme. This is a programme that aims to train young professionals on International Environmental Governance, especially the Convention on Biological Diversity.

This will involve virtual training sessions, a physical training session in Nairobi, engagement with key negotiators in Africa, and opportunities to engage in international policymaking events such as the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTTA).

For more information, read the brochure here. We encourage you to apply using the link below and please share widely with your networks as well. 

To apply
Apply online here
Call for board members . . .

Sex Worker Representation on the CeSHHAR Board: Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research (CeSHHAR) Re-Advertising
Deadline: 22 April 2022


About
The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research (CeSHHAR) Zimbabwe is calling for nominations for a sex worker representative to serve on the board of CeSHHAR Zimbabwe. Board members serve on a voluntary basis and provide leadership, governance and oversight to help further CeSHHAR’ s vision and mission. Nominations are sought from the sex worker community based on the criteria below. 

Background
CeSHHAR Zimbabwe implements the National Sex Work Programme “Sisters with a Voice” on behalf of the National AIDS Council (NAC) and the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in 10 static, 23 highway mobile clinic and 24 local mobile clinic sites across all 10 provinces of Zimbabwe. The Programme aims to reduce HIV acquisition and transmission among female, male and transgender sex workers in addition to providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. In addition, CeSHHAR has a large portfolio of sex work related public health research aiming to improve the health and lives sex workers. Inclusion of members of the sex worker community in positions of greater responsibility and decision making is key in the empowering sex workers. Additionally the diversity of the CeSHHAR board membership strengthens governance of the organisation. There shall be one seat on the CeSHHAR board reserved for sex worker representation. Whenever this seat is vacant, the sex worker community representative will be nominated through an open call for nominations through sex worker community based organisations and the community cadre network. These nominations will be reviewed and scored by the board of CeSHHAR Zimbabwe and the most outstanding nominee appointed as the representative. Nominees will be assessed on their commitment to sex workers interests, demonstrated leadership, skills and technical expertise. 

Required skills and attributes
The representative must be currently active in sex work and well networked in sex work community. Knowledgeable in issues affecting the sex worker community. Demonstrable leadership in championing the rights of sex workers (e.g is an active member of a sex worker led organization; has advocated for sex worker rights in their community). Good written and verbal communication skills as well as inter-personal skills. Ability to communicate well in English. Willingness to commit time for board meetings, sub-committee meetings, and other important events. Willingness to serve on a voluntary basis.

Nomination and selection process
The call for nominations and applications shall be open for a period of 21 days. Nominees may self-nominate or be nominated by others. The three shortlisted nominees shall be interviewed by the CeSHHAR Board and assessed on their knowledge and commitment to sex workers issues, demonstrated leadership and communication skills with the strongest nominee being appointed as representative to the CeSHHAR Board.

Term and conditions of membership
Conditions of membership are as indicated for all board members by the CeSHHAR constitution and Board Charter.

To apply
Application letters together with CVs or nominations will close on Friday 22 April 2022 and should be submitted to vacancies@ceshhar.co.zw or in hard copy to No.4 Bath Road, Belgravia, Harare and to any of the following CeSHHAR Sites / Clinics: Harare Mbare Hostels Clinic, Chirundu Wellness Centre, Sakubva Clinic Mutare, Ingwebu Breweries Bulawayo, Mucheke Clinic Masvingo, Victoria Falls Wellness Centre, Forbes Wellness Centre Mutare, Beitbridge Wellness Centre, Kadoma General Hospital, Gwapa Mcfarden Farm, Gweru, Karoi General Hospital.
Volunteer . . .

Volunteer Provincial Coordinator: Zimbabwe National Network of PLHIV (ZNNP+) 
Deadline: 12 April 2022                         
 

Location: Mashonaland West

Position summary 
Under the overall guidance and the direct supervision of the Programmes Manager, the Provincial Coordinator (PC) will represent the interests of his geographical area of responsibility. In doing so, the PC will work in an integrated manner with health service providers at the province and district levels with a particular focus on, outreach to, and coordination with, local communities. S/he will be expected to play an active and constructive role in providing consistent information, analysis and strategic recommendations to ZNNP+ programme management, including best practices. The PC will be capable of rapid, coordinated action to capture opportunities for positive change and confidence-building with all programme counterparts. 

Job description 
Advise the programme management on programmatic strategy including where to focus programme resources, and how to develop operational relationships with stakeholders; Responsible for the identification and implementation of grants that appropriately correspond to the overall strategic goals; Provide technical assistance to grantees as required or arrange such technical assistance from relevant authorities; The PC is responsible for evaluating grants throughout implementation and once the grant activities are complete; work closely with Ministry of Health and Child Care, National AIDS Council, the facility / District / Provincial Coordinators and other district health coordinators in scaling up successful interventions; Collaborate with other Civil Society partners and stakeholders to facilitate continuity of care and improve on service delivery; undertake regular travel to the districts in order to identify, develop and / or support programming opportunities; Develop, implement, and share with other programme staff monitoring and evaluation processes; Any other duties that may be assigned by the Programmes Manager.  

Qualifications 
University degree in Social Sciences; Development Studies; Law; Public Administration; or an equivalent; Minimum five (5) years of professional experience in the field of community development with increasing levels of responsibility in management; Experience in community participation and health / HIV projects; Demonstrated analytical ability and understanding of local context, with the ability to think creatively to develop appropriate activities; Personal commitment, drive for results, efficiency, flexibility, respect for diversity, analytical capability required to respond to evolving programme demands and current events; Be culturally sensitive and empathetic to others, with a ‘can do’ attitude.  

To apply 
If you meet the above criteria and you have the drive, send your application and CV with three contactable referees to: The Human Resources, ZNNP+, 28 Divine Road, Milton Park, Harare or via email jobs@znnp.org Applications to be reviewed on a rolling basis. PLHIV and women who meet the set criteria are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Internship . . .

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Finance Graduate Intern: Plan International
Deadline: 10 April 2022


Location: Harare Program Area

About Plan International 
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. In Zimbabwe, we have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 31 years. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.

Position summary 
The primary objective of this internship is to give a recent graduate experience in the practical aspects of all Finance practices and procedures at Plan International Zimbabwe. 

Key responsibilities
Processing of payments and supporting the whole finance team payments processes; Assisting with bank reconciliations; Reconciling and reviewing Petty cash transaction in line with Petty Cash Management policies; Financial statements preparation and application of accounting standards; Ensuring that all documents are Audit ready; Processing payments and journals & timely liquidations of advances in SAP; Facilitating financial reporting and compliance to approved formats, periods i.e quarterly, monthly or annually; Maintaining easy to access filing of payment packages; Availing documents sampled by the Program Managers during audits and regular financial monitoring reviews; Quarterly preparation of the VAT refund package (puling original tax invoices and preparing the schedule); Safeguarding of children and young persons. 

Entry qualifications and experience 
Recent Graduate with a Higher National Diploma in Accounting / Degree in Accounting, CIS or equivalent qualification; Proficient in MS Office tools & use of relevant accounting software packages; Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and projects to meet deadlines; Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. 

To apply    
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit their curriculum vitae & cover letter outlining their suitability for the position and indicating position applied for to: zwe.recruitment@plan-international.org  

Plan International does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
Consultancies . . .

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A Qualitative Study: An Examination Of The Pregnant Woman’s Experience; The Utilization Of Prenatal And Maternal Services By Pregnant Adolescents And Rural Women In Selected Districts In Zimbabwe: Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA)
Deadline: 8 April 2022


Background 
In 2017, Zimbabwe was ranked among the 15 countries that were considered to be ‘very high alert’ or ‘high alert’ with MMRs ranging from 31 to 1150 on the Fragile States Index [2]. Maternal mortality in Zimbabwe remains pervasive and some women opt for community delivery due to negative labels attached to health facilities [10]. Such labels include exorbitant costs of services, poor attitudes of health providers, extended waiting times, and geographical barriers like long distances between residences and health facilities. Rural women are at a significantly higher risk of dying from pregnancy when compared to women living in urban settings [11, 12]. Adolescent pregnancy remains a major contributor to maternal and child mortality. Zimbabwe’s government in April of 2021 reported nearly 5,000 teenage girls became pregnant in January and February and about 1,800 entered early marriages during the same period, which is concerning considering the maternity mortality rates. Complications relating to pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death for girls aged 15-19.

The main purpose of this study is to describe the utilization of antenatal and maternal services and identify and describe factors that will promote the utilization of antenatal and maternal services by pregnant adolescents and rural women in selected District, Zimbabwe. Factors that affect the underutilisation of antenatal and maternal services by pregnant adolescents and rural women in selected districts in Zimbabwe will also be identified and described. This information will be used to recommend ways in which the antenatal and maternal services in selected districts in Zimbabwe will become more accessible to pregnant adolescents and rural women. 

Objectives of the study 
The objectives of the study are as follows: Describe the policy and legal framework and related gaps that support the utilization of prenatal and maternal services by pregnant adolescents and rural women in selected districts in Zimbabwe; Describe the utilization of prenatal and maternal services by pregnant adolescents and rural women in selected districts in Zimbabwe; To document the obstacles adolescent girls and women face in seeking prenatal and maternal care; Document the barriers that keep health practitioners from adequately caring for pregnant women; Document the factors that keep women from advocating for maternal health; Identify possible barriers that may prevent pregnant adolescents and rural women from utilizing the antenatal services; Proffer recommendations and strategies that will promote antenatal and maternal service usage by pregnant adolescents- and rural women  in selected districts in Zimbabwe; 

Methodology
This study seeks to use feminist storytelling and other qualitative approaches as a methodology

Research questions
The following research questions will direct this study: What is the policy and legal framework and related gaps that support the utilization of prenatal and maternal services by pregnant adolescents and rural women in selected districts in Zimbabwe? What are the factors that promote adequate utilization of antenatal and maternal services by pregnant adolescents and rural women in Zimbabwe? What have been the experiences in accessing adequate utilization of antenatal and maternal services by pregnant adolescents and rural women in Zimbabwe? What are the barriers that prevent pregnant adolescents and rural women from utilizing the antenatal services? What are the challenges faced by pregnant adolescents and rural women in advocating for adequate access to antenatal and maternal services? What are experiences and the barriers that keep health practitioners from adequately caring for pregnant women? What strategies could be developed that will promote antenatal usage by pregnant adolescents?

Deliverables
The Consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables: A detailed research paper that includes narratives of  the experiences by pregnant adolescents and rural women in accessing experiences that adequate utilization of antenatal and maternal services can be utilized in lobbying; A compilation of case studies or narratives of the experiences of health workers in providing of antenatal and maternal services to pregnant adolescent and rural women; A policy brief paper that can be used for lobbying; A position paper that can be used for lobbying; PowerPoint presentations and ability to present finding to multi-stakeholders.

Duration
This assignment is for 4 weeks from date of engagement

Skills and qualifications
Consultant must possess a Master’s degree and a background working experience on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and appreciation of maternal health rights; have 10 years’ experience in conducting similar work. The Consultant must also submit a CV and Maximum 3 pages proposal including 1 samples or reference of previous works either as files or links which were previously produced by the bidder/consultant; Proposed work plan; Proposed fee.

To apply     
The complete bidding proposal documents should be submitted to communications@wlsazim.co.zw on or before 8 April 2022.



Call for Proposals to Implement Nationally Representative Farmer-level Surveys on Iron Beans and Vitamin A Maize in Zimbabwe: Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Deadline: 11 April 2022


About
HarvestPlus is a CGIAR program based at IFPRI, with the mission of tackling hidden hunger on a global scale by breeding vitamins and minerals into everyday food crops. In partnership with Michigan State University (MSU), HarvestPlus plans to implement farmer level surveys to estimate adoption rates, use and impact of biofortified varieties (of iron beans and vitamin A maize) in selected provinces in Zimbabwe. We are requesting an expression of interest and budget estimate from prospective partners who can provide this service in an efficient and cost-effective way. Submissions must include the following: i) Expression of interest: Brief capability statement on your experience conducting farmer/rural household surveys and any specific examples of this experience that relates to the country of interest (experience in the crops of interest a plus). Details on the scope of the survey are below. Please detail your capabilities/proposed activities against this scope. This should not exceed three pages. ii)Budget estimate and narrative: Include a detailed budget estimate in Excel that shows the cost estimates by line items. Also, include a budget narrative for each budget line (as an additional column within the Excel table). If your organization has a policy of charging overheads or indirect costs, please include them as a separate line item. IFPRI will require documentation of such policy. iii) References: Provide contact information (email, phone, company) of two referees who know about your capabilities implementing these types of surveys.

Background
In Zimbabwe, delivery of high nutrient dense crop varieties (biofortified varieties) of maize and beans started in 2015 under the Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition (APN) component of the FCDO-funded Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP). The programme was managed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and implementation was led by a consortium of implementing partners (IPs) in 12 districts in four provinces. HarvestPlus was a strategic technical partner to FAO, and led the biofortification component of the LFSP. Further, HarvestPlus worked in collaboration with key maize and bean value chain actors such as developmental agencies, government research institutions, private seed companies, and agro-dealers, food processors, and retailers, to promote the delivery, production, processing, and consumption of Vitamin A Orange maize (VAM) and iron bean varieties. HarvestPlus plans to carry out a rigorous study to assess / evaluate the adoption, utilization, and overall impact of these biofortified varieties, given the efforts invested by several stakeholders since 2015. We are seeking the services of a highly experienced implementing partner to lead the design and implementation of nationally representative farmer surveys for the two crops.

To apply
Get full information and application details here



Mid-Term Evaluation Consultant: Welthungerhilfe
Deadline: 14 April 2022


Project Number: ZWE1116

About
Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest German non-governmental organizations in development co-operation and emergency relief. Primarily in cooperation with local partner organizations, our task is to contribute to the improvement in nutritional and income base for the low-income populations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Welthungerhilfe has been implementing projects in Zimbabwe since 1980. Sector focus is on Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Food and Nutrition Security, Livelihoods and when necessary, Emergency Response.

Background 
Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest, privately held, non-denominational and politically independent German non-governmental organizations in the area of development co-operation and emergency relief. Primarily, in cooperation with local partner organizations, it is tasked with contributing to the improvement of the nutritional and income status of the poorest rural populations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Welthungerhilfe has been implementing projects in Zimbabwe almost continuously since 1980. Currently, the organization together with its partners is having projects in all provinces in Zimbabwe. Sector focus is in Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Food and Nutrition Security, Livelihoods and when necessary Emergency response. 

The Multisectoral Approach towards Nutrition Adaptation (MANA) project is a BMZ funded project being implemented through Community Technology Development Organization (CTDO).CTDO is a local Non-Governmental Organization that seeks to contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable development of marginalized communities through gender sensitive and people centered work in the area of agricultural biodiversity management; livelihoods; food and nutrition security; technology development; environmental management and related policies through research, capacity building, advocacy and collaboration.

Project summary 
Multisectoral Approach towards Nutrition Adaptation (MANA) project adopted the Linking Agriculture and Natural Resource Management towards Nutrition Security (LANN+) approach, Farmer Field School, Care-group Approach; to strengthen the capacity and resilience of rural households and communities to combat and prevent malnutrition, improve overall food and nutrition security. MANA project builds individual, household and community capacity to absorb information, adapt and transform to improve livelihoods.  The project promotes improved nutritional diets, increase diverse agriculture production, natural resource management behavior change and hygiene promotion. The project is being implemented in six wards per district that is ward 1,5,6,10,17 and 18 in Tsholotsho district (Matabeleland North Province) and ward 7, 8, 16, 17, 18 and 30 in Nyanga district (Manicaland Province) of Zimbabwe. To date, the project has reached 6864 households (1683 males, 5181 females) against a target of 7200 vulnerable households.

To apply
Get full information and application details here



Sales Lead Consultant - Agricultural Digital Innovation Business: Welthungerhilfe
Deadline: 15 April 2022


About
Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest German non-governmental organizations in development co- operation and emergency relief. Primarily in cooperation with local partner organizations, our task is to contribute to the improvement in nutritional and income base for the low-income populations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Welthungerhilfe has been implementing projects in Zimbabwe since 1980. Sector focus is on Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Food and Nutrition Security, Livelihoods and when necessary, Emergency
Response.

AgriShare is a mobile-based digital innovation marketplace that allows farmers to list and rent farming resources providing small-scale farmers access to agricultural resources via a simple smartphone, giving convenience and access to affordable and large variety of agricultural resources including machinery and labor. For implementation of the projects we seek to recruit the following

Position summary
Welthungerhilfe is seeking for a Sales Lead-Agricultural Digital Innovation Business, who will be responsible for the overall transaction and revenue generation of our agricultural digital innovations in Zimbabwe, AgriShare

Responsibilities
Accountable for meeting and exceeding set business goals and targets: Leveraging sales processes, lead coach and develop the product team to increase / achieve revenue generation and drive mobile based transactions; Develop and implement new sales initiatives, strategies, and promotional ideas to increase User registrations and improve Active to Registered Users ratio; Increase number of resource listings and introduce new innovative services and products supporting the business model; Lead team to build strong B2B and relevant NGO stakeholder partnerships; Accountable for controlling sales and operational expenses for the business; Engage in opportunities for self and team to excel in terms of career growth; Serve as an industry expert to educate decision makers on emerging markets shifts and latest trends to break down barriers and close sales; Liaise with other team members in the Global Innovation team to align on project objectives and ensure achievement of sales objectives; 

Desired experience & skills
A university or polytechnic degree in a relevant field like business administration, international management or rural development; Proven sales experience in the agribusiness sector in Zimbabwe; Work experience in the private sector and with digital start-ups or other digital businesses is an asset; Broad knowledge and skills in start-up methods, private sector development, business management and executing business models for digital technologies; A proven track record of achieving and exceeding goals in a sales mobile-based solution; Experience in leading and managing a team that is committed to exceeding business sales goals on a monthly basis; Experience in developing relationships and partnerships with B2B businesses and other industry stakeholders; A team player with the ability to work / learn in fast paced environment in a multicultural setting; Ability to mobilize farmers and experience within the field will be an added advantage; The contract will be issued for an initial 6 months as service contract paid against performance indicators as deliverables

To apply
Applications including a motivational letter, CV and daily rate should be sent to lea.murdter@welthungerhilfe.de cc Lucy.Oduor@welthungerhilfe.de

During the application process, WHH will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered. WHH is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status and or physical handicap. Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.



Business Trainer: Rotary Club of Highlands
Deadline: 15 April 2022


Job responsibilities
The purpose of this position is to assist clients in business creation and expansion of small businesses, with a focus on creating sustainable and profitable businesses.
 
Duties
Develop and execute annual work plan to meet grant funding requirements; Prepare programme schedules: Establish criteria for program participation; Meet with programme participants; Develop and deliver trainings on a bi-weekly basis; Monitor client feedback and maintain a commitment to continual programme improvement and high levels of client satisfaction; Compile reports on a monthly basis and submit to the Rotary Club of Highlands Project Champion; Maintain up-to-date information regarding emerging services, trends, issues and opportunities related to small business initiatives; Record activity in client records as required by grant guidelines; Develop and actively monitor annual work plan to deliver hours required to meet grant funding requirements; Engage, and consult with local District Council officials, and community leaders as and when necessary.
 
Skills and qualifications
A minimum of five (5) years as a successful business trainer; Previous experience working with business start-ups, expansions and turn-around problem solving; Experience owning a business and a solid understanding of the life cycles of a successful business; Experience in working local communities in sustainable economic development initiatives a must.

Preferred skills
Analytical approach to problem solving; Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; Excellent training and meeting facilitation skills, including the ability to effectively present information to a wide variety of audiences; Ability to write reports, business correspondence and contribute to training publications; Computer literacy MS word and Excel; Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business information; Preferred Education & amp.

Experience
Bachelor’s degree or diploma in business or related field; O Level English and Maths; This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position; It is not intended to be an entire list of all activities, tasks, and skills required of people in the position.

Duration of assignment
This will be a specific term assignment the duration of which will be discussed with the successful candidate.

Fees
This is a global grant assignment. Fees and terms of the assignment will be discussed with the successful candidate.

To apply
Interested persons must submit their applications to rchighlandszimbabwe@gmail.com by no later than 15 April 2022.



Senior Consultant: Practical Action
Deadline: 25 April 2022


We are an international development organization putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world. We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big. We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone. (see Job Profile)

About the role 
The Senior Consultant will be a member of Practical Action’s Global Distributors Collective (GDC) team. The GDC provides a collective voice for distributors to ensure their voice is 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. This is a unique and highly strategic role in the GDC team focused on designing, managing and implementing GDC projects. The GDC undertakes a range of projects across functions (particularly research, communications, training and business model innovation). The specific projects that the Senior Consultant will manage will be varied, dependent on business needs as well as the skills and expertise of the successful candidate, so flexibility and adaptability is key. The Senior Consultant will: - Design and manage last mile distribution projects with partners (35%) - Lead and provide technical input into a suite of projects, in close collaboration with the wider team and other stakeholders (60% of the role). - Work with others in the core GDC team to provide strategic input into the overall direction of the GDC (5%).

To qualify
Significant experience working with low-income consumers and markets, ideally in the field of last mile distribution – otherwise in a relevant field such as inclusive business; energy access; and/or social entrepreneurship. Significant experience managing complex projects in an international environment with multiple partners, including reporting to institutional donors Exceptional written and oral communication skills Exceptional relationship management skills.  Strong quantitative analysis skills, Strong M&E skills, Financial literacy.  Understanding of, or a willingness to learn about, gender dynamics within inclusive business Experience working with networks, membership organizations or communities of practice

To apply
Get full information here

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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Programmes Assistant: Zimbabwe National Network of PLHIV (ZNNP+)
Deadline: 8 April 2022


Location: Gwanda
 
About 
ZNNP+ is an umbrella body that represents the interests of people living with HIV in Zimbabwe in their diversity. The organization is represented in support groups and community-based organizations at all provincial, district and ward levels of Zimbabwe. ZNNP+’s mission is “An environment where people live positively.” 
  
Position summary 
Under the overall guidance and the direct supervision of the Provincial Coordinator, the Programme Assistant will support programme activities on behalf of ZNNP+. Will support the ZNNP+ TASQC programme efforts to strengthen community response and performance reporting, which includes providing support to district level ZNNP+ staff and health facilities. The position will contribute to overall improved quality of programs outputs by the districts, improved HIV monitoring & evaluation systems. 
 
Job description 
Provide support to ZNNP+ Provincial and District Coordinators as well as community cadres on programme implementation, monitoring and reporting; support concepts and community systems strengthening; Ensuring that all activities are implemented successfully within prescribed time intervals; Preparation of provincial reports;  Maintaining a calendar of reporting deadlines for provincial office; Assisting the capacity building of community structures of PLHIV; Overseeing the coordination of relevant programme meetings and workshops in line with standard guidelines; Preparing and presenting to management the consolidated annual work plans and training programs; Monitoring actual programme performance against plan and budget and taking necessary corrective measures where necessary. 
 
Qualifications and experience 
University degree in Social Sciences; Minimum two (2) years of professional experience in community development and/ or implementation health / HIV projects; Demonstrated analytical ability and understanding of local context, with the ability to think creatively to develop appropriate activities; Personal commitment and drive for results, efficiency, flexibility, respect for diversity, analytical capability required to respond to evolving programme demands and current events; Be culturally sensitive and empathetic to others, with a ‘can do’ attitude. 
  
To apply 
If you meet the above criteria and you have the drive, send your application and CV with three contactable referees to: The Human Resources, No 28 Divine Road, Milton Park, Harare or via email jobs@znnp.org 

PLHIV and women who meet the set criteria are strongly encouraged to apply. 



2 (Two) x District Coordinator: Zimbabwe National Network of PLHIV (ZNNP+)
Deadline: 8 April 2022


Location: Bulilima, Zaka

About
ZNNP+ is an umbrella body that represents the interests of people living with HIV in Zimbabwe in their diversity. The organization is represented in support groups and community-based organizations at all provincial, district and ward levels of Zimbabwe. ZNNP+’s mission is “An environment where people live positively.”

Position summary
Under the overall guidance and the direct supervision of the Provincial Coordinator, the District Coordinator will support ZNNP+ TASQC programme efforts aimed at strengthening community response and performance reporting within specific districts and health facilities.

Job description
Supervise and offer support to community cadres within the district namely Community HIV and AIDS Support Agents (CHASAs), Community Health Agent (CHAs), Mentor Mothers and Expert Clients; Establish and maintain a district membership database inclusive of individuals, support groups, community based organizations (CBOs) and networks of people living with HIV (PLHIV); Participate in resource mobilization for district HIV activities; Establish and nurture groups of PLHIV and ensuring that they have capacity to sustain themselves; Establish and maintain contact with key strategic stakeholders and / or partners for the benefit of membership and the TASQC Programme; Implement  and provide timely reports on all activities within agreed time spans and in line with ZNNP+ and donor guidelines and standards; Create significant and substantive awareness of ZNNP+ within the district by playing a key role in district capacity building, networking with partner and donor organizations; Liaise with all stakeholders (including provincial coordinator and members) in mobilizing for the development of advocacy issues; Represent ZNNP+ and PLHIV at meetings and workshops at community and district levels; Provide secretariat services to the District Executive Committee, ensuring meetings are convened at least quarterly; Perform any other duties as required by the Provincial Coordinator.

Qualifications and experience
University degree in Social Sciences; Developmental Studies or similar; Minimum three (3) years of professional experience in the field of community development with increasing levels of responsibility; Experience in community participation and health / HIV projects; Demonstrated analytical ability and understanding of local context, with the ability to think creatively to develop appropriate activities; Situated in or familiar with specific districts; Be culturally sensitive and empathetic to others, with a ‘can do’ attitude.

To apply
If you meet the above criteria and you have the drive, send your application letter specifying District of interest and CV with three contactable referees to: The Human Resources, ZNNP+, 28 Divine Road, Milton Park, Harare or via email jobs@znnp.org


PLHIV and women who meet the set criteria are strongly encouraged to apply.


Legal Projects Associate: Local NGO
Deadline: 8 April 2022


Background
A human rights organization is seeking the services of a highly motivated Legal Projects Associate to join a small team of high impact researchers and lawyers for its Harare office. The ideal candidate for the position must be a lawyer who understands the Zimbabwean context and is eager to make an impact in human rights promotion and protection. The Legal Projects Associate must be someone who understands human rights promotion and protection both locally, regionally and internationally. S/he must believe in all human rights for all people, in justice and accountability for all, and must be willing to go an extra mile to ensure that the goals of the organization are achieved.

Overall job purpose
Under the supervision of the Team Leader: Public Interest Litigation Programme, the Legal Projects Associate will assist the specialists in knowledge production and management for the Programme as well as advancing the civic and human rights education portfolio.

Duties and responsibilities
The Legal Projects Associate will assist the Specialists in the following key duties and responsibilities: Human rights litigation; Policy reform campaigns, including development of model laws and policies, policy briefs and analysis on topical human rights issues; Preparation of education, awareness as well as advocacy materials; Liaising with members on human rights protection, education and promotion activities; Social media promotional campaigns; Mobilizing civil society and communities around human rights programmes including training, capacity building and civic education; Organizing training of members and other stakeholders on human rights promotional activities; Preparing periodic reports on human rights promotion issues; Offering protection services to victims of human rights violations; Preparation and filing of pleadings; Documenting the processes in the Programme and producing informative and analytical reports of the work of the PIU Programme; Ensuring proper filing of all pleadings and updating of the electronic filing system; Any other duties as may be allocated from time to time.

Qualifications, skills and experience
A Bachelor of Laws degrees from a recognized university; Registration as a legal practitioner is a must; At least two year’s post registration experience; Previous experience in a similar environment desirable; Personal Competencies: Good knowledge of constitutional law and human rights; Excellent researcher; A team player who respects diversity, flexibility, adaptability and has strong communication skills.

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



Information and Technology Coordinator: Plan International
Deadline: 8 March 2022


Location: Manicaland Program Area

About 
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. In Zimbabwe, we have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 31 years. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.

Position summary
Reporting to the Country IT Specialist with a working relationship with the Program Area Manager, the IT Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of IT operational plans and overseeing IT service management covering Mutare,Chipinge and Chiredzi Program Areas based in Mutare.

To apply
Get more information and application details here



COVID-Go Clinical Psychologist: Organization for Public Health Interventions and Development (OPHID)
Deadline: 8 April 2022 (4pm)
 

Reporting to: COVID-Go Program Manager 
Location: Harare
Type of Contract: Part Time / Locum

About  
The Organization for Public Health Interventions and Development (OPHID) PVO 31/16 develops and implements innovative approaches and strategies to strengthen HIV Care and Treatment services in Zimbabwe, by providing enhanced access for communities to comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment. OPHID works with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) in implementing these interventions. OPHID is looking for suitably qualified and motivated individuals to fill the following post:

Position summary 
The Clinical Psychologist is responsible and accountable for overseeing the scale up of mental health services for health care workers under the COVID-Go Program.  The overall goal of the project is to support the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) to scale up services to achieve national vaccination targets and respond to impact of COVID-19 in communities.  Specifically, the clinical psychologist will work with implementing partner, Friendship Bench to establish a dedicated mental health support hotline service and self-care materials and services for health care workers working in OPHID areas of operation highly affected by COVID-19. The clinical psychologist will be responsible for ensuring achievement of project outputs and outcomes, monitoring and reporting to the COVID-Go program under the mental health objective, in close collaboration with the COVID-Go Programs and SIE Managers.  The Clinical Psychologist position is based in Harare, will report to OPHID’s COVID-Go Program Manager and also work closely with the OPHID Target, Accelerate and Sustain Quality Care (TASQC) Strategic Information and Evaluation and Programs teams at central, provincial and district offices, in addition to relevant MOHCC, implementing and donor agencies.

Key responsibilities  
Facilitate a technical working group of relevant MOHCC and local mental health experts to provide input and technical oversight of COVID-Go materials and activities; Co-develop / adapt existing evidence-based tools and resources to support Health Care Workers mental health activities under COVID-Go, including but not limited to: i) COVID-19 related counselling prompts and scripts addressing unique mental health needs of Health Care Workers on a dedicated Friendship Bench Openline platform to provide; ii) Self-Care Materials and Social Media tools for Health Care Workers through adaptation of Friendship Bench ‘Tools to Thrive’ for Health Care Workers; Co-design innovative dissemination strategy of materials through workbooks, social media, self-care app, and expansion of the Friendship Bench ‘Community Minds’ website targeted to health care workers; Timely and high quality documentation and reporting all program activities, outputs and outcomes of MH activities in line with COVID-Go program objectives, funder requirements and OPHID policies; Organize and arrange logistics for training activities of existing mental health professionals / Openline counsellors, in coordination with Friendship Bench; Support training of ten Clinical Psychologist Interns on a dedicated Friendship Bench Openline platform for Health Care Workers; Train and manage six Senior Psychologists working in ‘COVID hotspot’ locations (areas with highest COVID-19 case rates) to provide locum services for stepped-care referrals for clients calling Openline with red-flags or in need of one-on-one counselling; Oversee and support implementation of COVID-Go mental health support and referrals for health care workers on Openline platform; Support management of Friendship Bench COVID-GO Health Care Workers Openline interns through weekly meetings and data review; Monthly meetings with Friendship Bench Senior management to review activities and performance to target; Conduct a mental health referral mapping in OPHID-supported Provinces through engagement with mental health professionals’ network and MOHCC; Identify and engage seven senior psychologists in the COVID-Go MH program to provide one-on-one counselling for clients referred for red-flags on the Openline platform; Support Friendship Bench to design and implement strategies to reach Health Care Workers in Zimbabwe with awareness and access to self-care resources to manage stress and build resiliency and health self-care behaviours; Support the co-design, production and dissemination of Self-Care Workbooks for health care workers; Co-design curriculum for and manage the implementation of facilitated self-care therapy sessions in COVID-19 hotspots; Working together with OPHID COVID-Go SIE and Friendship Bench, design and implement a monitoring and evaluation framework for Health Care Workers MH activities; Manage reporting timelines and routine performance monitoring using electronic dashboards of mental health cascade indicators; Design concepts and oversee implementation and reporting of embedded data-driven deep dives, process and outcome evaluations of COVID-Go MH activities; Produce and submit weekly activity reports to COVID-Go management; Extract, clean, verify and enter data on select routine indicators; Submit data to program managers within specified format and timelines; Coordinate with relevant Ministry units, partner organizations and donor technical working groups to share lessons and evaluation findings; Prepare the project annual budget and workplan in consultation with the Deputy Executive Director; Oversee the use of organizational resources in line with OPHID’s policies, the donor agreement, and in compliance with the donor’s rules and regulations as applicable; Compile and submit monthly projections and monitor expenditure against budget, explaining any variations thereof; Submit timely requests and acquittals for resources in line with financial management policies and other relevant SOPs to support program implementation; Oversee the timely submission of all administrative documents and reports (vehicle log books, asset verification checklists, petty cash certificates etc) in line with relevant SOPs.

Qualifications and experience 
Master’s in Clinical Psychology or better; Trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Minimum 5 years’ experience as a clinical psychologist; Experience in a program management / supervision of other mental health professionals; Fluent Shona and / or Ndebele speaker; Previous research experience; Good communication and interpersonal skills; Knowledge and experience of COVID-19 and mental health policies, services and routine indicators in Zimbabwe; Good written and oral English; Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint); Added Advantage is: Advanced training in public health; Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification; Experience in facilitating stakeholder discussions; Experience in working with electronic platforms for provision of health information and / or data collection.

Knowledge and skills
Ability to work in a team and form productive, supportive and professional relationships with all colleagues; Organized self-starter, proactive and able to work with minimal supervision; Honest, conscientious and reliable; Strong work ethic coupled with enthusiastic and passionate approach to work; High degree of professionalism and integrity and ability to demonstrate good judgment, discretion and confidentiality at all times; Good problem solving skills, with attention to detail; Well organized and able to plan effectively and efficiently

To apply
Step 1: Complete online form here

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

OPHID and its Consortium partners are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, political affiliation, religion, tribe, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, health status (including HIV status) or age. OPHID does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, technical test, oral interviews, processing, training, or any other fees).

While OPHID may from time to time engage external consultants for the facilitation of the recruitment process, only OPHID has the right to offer employment to candidates. No third parties have been authorized to offer employment on behalf of OPHID. Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to. If you do not receive any communication within a month from the date of closing, consider your application as unsuccessful.



Administrator: Trócaire Zimbabwe
Deadline: 8 April 2022
 

Department: Trócaire Zimbabwe Office
Reporting to: Finance and Admin Manager
Managing: (Individuals / Team) Gardener / Cleaner
Contract Type: Fixed
Grade and Scale: Zimbabwe Local Staff Salary Scale
Location of Position: Harare, Zimbabwe

Trócaire works in partnership with local and church organizations, supporting communities in over 20 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to bring about lasting change. Trócaire envisages a just and peaceful world where; people’s dignity is ensured and rights are respected; basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably; people have control over their own lives; those in power act for the common good. Zimbabwe is one of 17 countries globally where Trócaire has a country presence.  

The Administrator, reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager will assist in the administration functions needed for the Zimbabwe office and programmes. Specifically the role covers the following broad responsibilities either as accountable, consulted, informed or responsible: procurement; Managing the reception area, Fielding phone calls and welcoming visitors; Managing the cleaner / gardener; Management of meeting needs and preparing meetings and workshops; Inventory control; Fixed asset control; Internal systems and processes; Logistics for visitors and travel; Coordination of relevant meetings, workshops, and trainings; Managing the IT needs of the office.

Duties
Procurement
Initiation of all the purchase requisitions and bid analysis linked to this role; Preparing of payment vouchers linked to this role; Maintaining and updating a database of the suppliers; Following up on invoices and receipts in liaison with the Finance Officer; Vetting all suppliers / vendors; In liaison with the Gardener / Cleaner ensure that the office has adequate consumables and supplies.

Reception management
All reception duties include management of the reception area of the office; Managing the intercom facility of the office; Operating the switchboard and maintaining the incoming and outgoing mail register.

Human resources
Managing support staff to include the driver and cleaner / gardener; Assist in the recruitment and induction process for new staff as requested; Assist in training the country team in areas relevant to the role.

Logistics for visitors and travel
Managing logistics for visitors from Head Office to the Zimbabwe office; Ensuring that visitors receive copy of security briefs prior to coming to Zimbabwe; Supports applications for Temporary Work Permits for expatriate staff as requested; Manages all applications for visas for team overseas travel; Coordinating air travel arrangements of the country team including insurance. 

Inventory control
Managing all office stationery and promotional materials including purchasing and issuing out of such materials; Managing the First Aid needs of the office; Managing all maintenance issues for office; Maintaining the inventory lists for the office and expatriate accommodations.

Fixed asset control
Maintain the fixed asset register of the Country office including additions and disposals; Carrying out asset counts; Ensuring all fixed assets are tagged;

Internal systems and processes
Assist the Finance Officer in processing entries in Agresso as required.

Coordinating of relevant meetings and workshops
Ensuring timely preparation of meeting rooms and refreshments ahead of meetings with staff, partners or external stakeholders as agreed with the chair of such meetings; Supporting the Trócaire Team with logistics and administration for meetings and workshops including bookings; Typing correspondence and reports and taking minutes as relevant and/or requested.

IT support
IT support, troubleshooting and management of Internet accounts in liaison with outsourced support and the IT unit in Head Office; Backup of IT infrastructure; Supporting Programme teams in uploading documents on Trócaire’s web based Management Information System and auditing of same; Reporting to Head office as appropriate; Leading on new system roll out and procurement of IT software and hardware in liaison with HQ IT; Data champion for the Country Program.

Other responsibilities
Maintaining the Directors’ diary as required; All filing relevant to this role; Any other related duties assigned by Country Director, Finance Officer or Finance and Admin Manager.

Qualification    
Relevant Degree in Administration; IT qualification would be an added advantage; Experience in Administration and exposure to IT management; Experience  in line management; Excellent communications skills (oral, presentation and written); Fluent in speaking English; Ability to network, form and maintain relationships, and build partnerships; IT troubleshooting; Demonstrated team player; Open, approachable and flexible; Honest and Good Team player; Commitment to Trócaire’s vision and mandate: Trócaire envisages  a just and peaceful world where people's dignity is ensured and rights are respected; where basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably; where people have control over their own lives and those in power act for the common good.’ ‘We support communities in Zimbabwe in their efforts to improve their lives, meet their basic needs and ensure their human dignity. This support is offered regardless of race, gender, religion or politics.

To apply
Interested candidates must send a detailed CV and cover letter to infozimbabwe@trocaire.org by 8 April 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Trócaire is committed to Safeguarding Programme Participants from Exploitation and Abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Global Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organizational representatives.  Any candidate offered a job with Trócaire will be expected to sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policies and Global Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. All offers of employment will be subject to pre-employment checks including satisfactory references and appropriate screening (e.g police / garda vetting, counter terrorism and anti-trafficking). Trócaire Ireland also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and all employees will be subject to this as part of contract of employment.



Public Sector Support (PSS) Coordinator: Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ)
Deadline: 8 April 2022 (1pm)


Location: Harare

About
Established in 1987, Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) and affiliate of Marie Stopes International, is one of the largest organisations providing specialised Sexual and Reproductive Health in Zimbabwe, complementing the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council. 

The role 
As part of the PSZ Programs department mandate to deliver high quality and high impact services across various delivery channels, the key functions of this role are to manage stakeholder relations and provide support to the partners within the Public Sector Support (PSS) Channel.

Key responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the following among other duties: Overall coordination of the PSS program of Population Services Zimbabwe in the region; Provide monthly supervision and supportive visits to District hospitals and clinics in the programme; Liaise with MoH&CC and ZNFPC and other important stakeholders in the provision of family planning services and other reproductive health services in the region; Conducting and facilitating clinical audits in the Region; Training Partners on Sexual Reproductive Health issues and family planning services; Work in close collaboration with the DHE to build government capacity, strengthen supply chains and procure family planning & other medical products to improve the quality of reproductive health, and other primary health care components; Coordinate PSS meetings in the Region; Coordinate with the marketing and communication department for all marketing and mobilization needs; Supervising, coordinating and ensuring a cost-effective and financially sound health programme through grant and fund management, managing budgets and outputs to produce tangible results; Facilitating the designing and formulation of assessment and monitoring tools for the PSS channel in the Region.

Qualification
To succeed in this role, you must have: A Degree in Public Health or related discipline; Registered General Nurse with a Diploma in Midwifery; Family Planning certificate ( LARCs); Good communication skills; Community nursing diploma or Degree; At least 5 years’ working experience of which 2 years must be in a supervisory role; Experience working in the public health sector will be a distinct  advantage; Must be computer literate and have excellent report writing and presentation skills; Must be able to work under pressure with remote and minimum supervision; Should be able to work in deadline driven / results orientated settings; Class 4 drivers' license.

To apply
Applications should clearly state the position being applied for on the email subject section. You should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with three (3) referees. Applications should be received by 1pm on 8 April 2022 and should be directed to email recruitment@pszim.com Early applications are encouraged as shortlisting and interviews will be on a rolling basis

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.

 

6 (Six) x Locum Drivers (Class 2): Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ)

Deadline: 8 April 2022 (1pm)


Location: Harare / Manicaland / Masvingo / Midlands / Mash West / Hwange 

About
Established in 1987, Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) and affiliate of Marie Stopes International, is one of the largest organisations providing specialised Sexual and Reproductive Health in Zimbabwe, complementing the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council. 

The role 
The driver is part of the outreach team working on provision of Family Planning services offered by PSZ. The role involves extensive travel around the assigned province.

Key responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the following among other duties: Ferries outreach teams between scheduled points; Pick and drops items and goods to locations and scheduled points; Conduct vehicle pre-checks; fluids, battery, wipers, and keep track of vehicle service dates and ensure vehicle is serviced on time; Ensures vehicle is checked daily for cleanliness’ and road worthiness; Takes all precautionary measures to ensure safety of the passengers, goods and vehicle and report any vehicle defects; Receives and warmly welcome clients at reception area and conduct data capturing roles; Participate in infection prevention, cleaning of offices, surroundings and disposal of waste; Proper filing and safe storage of records and files ensuring vehicle receipts are up to date; Assists in preparing service delivery facilities e.g pitching of tents and setting up of equipment; Conducts community sensitization sessions for demand generation and client mobilization.

Qualification
To succeed in this role, you must have: At least 3 O’ levels; Ability to communicate fluently in English and native language of area of work (e.g Ndebele, Shona & Tonga); Clean Class 2 Drivers license is a requirement; Defensive driving license a prerequisite; At least 3 years Class 2 driving experience; Computer literacy, Ms Office (Word & Excel); NGO and mobilization experience will be an advantage

To apply
Applications should clearly state the position being applied for on the email subject section. You should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with three (3) referees. Applications should be received by 1pm on 8 April 2022 and should be directed to email recruitment@pszim.com Early applications are encouraged as shortlisting and interviews will be on a rolling basis

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.

 

Laboratory MotorBike Rider (Class 3): Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ)

Deadline: 8 April 2022 (1pm)


Contract: Locum / Part time
Location: Harare

About
Established in 1987, Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) and affiliate of Marie Stopes International, is one of the largest organisations providing specialised Sexual and Reproductive Health in Zimbabwe, complementing the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council. 

The role 
The Motor Bike driver is part of the Support Office team working closely with the Laboratory Scientist and Procurement Manager to ensure delivery of goods and items between centres and the Laboratory and any scheduled delivery and messenger duties.

Key responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the following among other duties: Work at the Laboratory efficiently fulfilling all delivery and collection tasks; Ensure adequate safety of consignments; Obtain delivery signatures and ensure all consignments have accompanying documents; Clean, Oil, refuel and troubleshoot minor faults; Record all movements in the Log book; Monitor service intervals and inform the Logistics Assistant; Follow proper procedure in the event of an accident; Carry out basic cleaning in the laboratory; Any other duties as may be assigned

Qualification
At least 3 ‘O’ level; Ability to read, write and speak in English; Class 3 rider’s license; Defensive driver’s license an added advantage; At least 3 years driving / riding work experiences; Experience in working at a medical environment or NGO an added advantage; Strong interpersonal communication skills; Hardworking and able to Communicate at all levels.

To apply
Applications should clearly state the position being applied for on the email subject section. You should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with three (3) referees. Applications should be received by 1pm on 8 April 2022 and should be directed to email recruitment@pszim.com Early applications are encouraged as shortlisting and interviews will be on a rolling basis

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.

 

MEAL Officer: Green Governance Zimbabwe Trust (GGZT)

Deadline: 8 April 2022


Location: Mutare
Contract Duration: 1 Year

Job summary 
The MEAL Officer manages information, reporting processes and products to ensure professional, high quality communication about GGZT project activities; Provides guidance in monitoring and reporting of GGZT programs; The Officer will play an important role in improving information management and data quality, will work closely with the Projects Coordinator for efficient and timely submission of reports from all project; She /  He will ensure that an appropriate filing system of data and reports is maintained; S / He will work closely with Programs Officers on Design, Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting; The post will involve traveling to field for data verifications.

Qualifications and experience
Bachelor degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Information Systems, Statistics, or equivalent; Experience with a formal qualification of monitoring and evaluation, minimum of at least three (2) years of experience in design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and research; Advanced computer skills in Excel, Word processing, Database management , Good analytical, translation and packaging skills; Diligence, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.

To apply
Please send your CV and cover letter to recruits1803@gmail.com Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 



Chief Of Party USAID OVC Project: J.F. Kapnek Trust
Deadline: 14 April 2022


Reporting to : Country Director
Location : Harare

About
JF Kapnek a registered PVO 1/86 which has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1986 whose mission is to improve family health, reduce child mortality and create educational opportunities for the children of Zimbabwe through the implementation of scalable, sustainable programs. JF Kapnek is recruiting for the following positions for an upcoming USAID funded project: Sustaining Care and Support Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their Caregivers in an HIV Epidemic in Zimbabwe expected to start in October 2022.

Position summary
The Chief of Party's responsibilities are aimed at providing overall leadership management and general technical direction of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract. The selection of the applicant is subject to USAID approval. The position requires significant coordination skills, broad general and technical knowledge, experience in developing countries and skills to ensure coherence and consistency despite urgent deadlines.

Key responsibilities
Identification of issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments; Provide overall technical and management leadership and financial oversight including managing partner relations and ensuring technical and management excellence; Liaise closely with the Government of Zimbabwe and relevant ministries to promote harmonization and collaboration among ministries, the private sector and NGOs; Work with and build capacity of consortium partners providing health, social protection, education, and economic strengthening services to vulnerable children, adolescents and their families; Represent the project to USAID, Government of Zimbabwe and other key stakeholders.

Requirements
Master's Degree or higher in international development, public health, business administration, social sciences, or a closely related field;10+ years of experience designing, implementing and managing large-scale projects involving multiple partners, preferably in Zimbabwe; At least ten (10) years of management experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff and assembling teams working on multi-faceted international development programs; Experience with OVC, child protection / welfare, HIV prevention programming, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, quality improvement, or policy development; Experience interacting with government agencies and officials and international donor agencies; Excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English; additional languages such as Shona or Ndebele is a plus; Strong interpersonal and communication skills; Management experience with US Government cooperative agreements, grants, or contracts; Zimbabwean nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply
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Technical Director: J.F. Kapnek Trust
Deadline: 14 April 2022


Reporting to: Chief Of Party
Location: Harare

About
JF Kapnek a registered PVO 1/86 which has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1986 whose mission is to improve family health, reduce child mortality and create educational opportunities for the children of Zimbabwe through the implementation of scalable, sustainable programs. JF Kapnek is recruiting for the following positions for an upcoming USAID funded project: Sustaining Care and Support Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their Caregivers in an HIV Epidemic in Zimbabwe expected to start in October 2022.

Position summary
Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Technical Director will provide technical leadership and managerial oversight of the project implementation, including supervision and coordination of project staff and partners and collaboration with government and other organizations and stakeholders, to ensure effective service delivery to OVC program. The selection of the applicant is subject to USAID approval.
 
Key responsibilities
Provide technical leadership and direction to the project in alignment with PEPFAR Technical Guidelines and Zimbabwe’s COP, project objectives, technical standards and best practices, and global evidence; Strategize and lead programming efforts to improve comprehensive service delivery to OVC, ensuring program quality and responsiveness to emerging needs; Provide technical supervision and oversight of program implementation in target districts in coordination with consortium partners and key stakeholders; Liaise with government, NGO and private sector partners and stakeholders in the interest of the project; Keep abreast of research and policy developments to inform program strategy; Develop high-quality technical reports and deliverables for timely submission to USAID; Participate in sound overall management of project implementation, in coordination with other senior team members (e.g Finance and Operations Director, SIE Specialist) and leadership, and to ensure project compliance with donor requirements, policies, and regulations, including for child safeguarding.

Requirements
Master's Degree or higher in international development, public health, business administration, social sciences, or a closely related field; 10+ years of experience designing, implementing and managing large-scale projects involving multiple partners, preferably in Zimbabwe, of which at least 5 years has been spent in a senior management role; Experience with OVC, child protection / welfare, HIV prevention programming, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, quality improvement, or policy development; Excellent leadership qualities, in depth technical and management expertise, with demonstrated credibility as a program leader and manager, preferably on USAID-funded projects; Experience interacting with government agencies and officials and international donor agencies; Excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English; additional languages such as Shona or Ndebele is a plus; Strong interpersonal and communication skills; Management experience with US Government cooperative agreements, grants, or contracts; Zimbabwean nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply
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Economic Strengthening Technical Advisor: J.F. Kapnek Trust
Deadline: 14 April 2022


Reporting to: Technical Director
Location: Harare

About
JF Kapnek a registered PVO 1/86 which has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1986 whose mission is to improve family health, reduce child mortality and create educational opportunities for the children of Zimbabwe through the implementation of scalable, sustainable programs. JF Kapnek is recruiting for the following positions for an upcoming USAID funded project: Sustaining Care and Support Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their Caregivers in an HIV Epidemic in Zimbabwe expected to start in October 2022.

Position summary
The Economic Strengthening Technical Director will have responsibility for all activities associated with improving the economic stability of households caring for OVC. 
 
Requirements
Advanced Degree or higher in economic development, business, finance, social sciences or a closely related field is required; A Master's Degree or higher is desirable; At least five years of experience designing, implementing and managing household economic strengthening initiatives in / for developing countries is highly desirable; Experience in leveraging private public partnerships is desirable; Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English are also required. 

To apply
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Child Welfare and Protection Systems Strengthening Technical Advisor: J.F. Kapnek Trust
Deadline: 14 April 2022


Reporting to: Technical Director
Location: Harare

About
JF Kapnek a registered PVO 1/86 which has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1986 whose mission is to improve family health, reduce child mortality and create educational opportunities for the children of Zimbabwe through the implementation of scalable, sustainable programs. JF Kapnek is recruiting for the following positions for an upcoming USAID funded project: Sustaining Care and Support Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their Caregivers in an HIV Epidemic in Zimbabwe expected to start in October 2022.

Position summary
The Child Welfare and Protection Systems Technical Director will have responsibility for all activities associated with building the capacity of government, community-based structures, and other actors and processes that constitute child welfare and protection systems. 

Requirements
Advanced Degree or higher in social work, social sciences or a closely related field is required; Master’s Degree or higher is desirable; At least five years of experience in designing, implementing and managing child welfare and protection systems strengthening initiatives in / for developing countries is required; Experience managing child welfare and protection services, strengthening systems and processes for ensuring the welfare and protection and children, and building the capacity of government, communities and other child welfare and protection actors is highly desirable; Experience with quality improvement or policy development is desirable; Interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English are also required. 

To apply
Get full information and application details here



Strategic Information and Evaluation Specialist: J.F. Kapnek Trust
Deadline: 14 April 2022


Reporting to: Chief of Party
Location: Harare

About
JF Kapnek a registered PVO 1/86 which has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1986 whose mission is to improve family health, reduce child mortality and create educational opportunities for the children of Zimbabwe through the implementation of scalable, sustainable programs. JF Kapnek is recruiting for the following positions for an upcoming USAID funded project: Sustaining Care and Support Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their Caregivers in an HIV Epidemic in Zimbabwe expected to start in October 2022.

Position summary
The Strategic Information and Evaluation Specialist (SIE Specialist) is responsible for implementing monitoring and evaluation systems for the program and other JF Kapnek Trust programs as necessary; He / She leads the evaluation of the OVC (Orphans and Vulnerable Children) project, reporting to the Chief of Party and provides a direct mentorship and supervisory support to a team; The SIE Specialist will be responsible for building the capacity of the JFK team and the partners teams; The selection of the applicant is subject to USAID approval with experience.

Key responsibilities
Lead development of the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) plan and system for tracking and timely, accurate, and complete reporting of project performance against key indicators; Oversee and ensure adherence to project MEL reporting activities as required by the donor; Provide leadership and technical oversight in the design and implementation of data collection exercises (e.g baseline and endline surveys; regular performance monitoring, etc); Train and mentor staff and partners in various aspects of MEL and research, and assist them with using MEL systems, including data use and quality assurance; Provide support to performance evaluation processes in collaboration with USAID and the independent evaluation team; Analyze project and other relevant data to provide strategic guidance to the Project Management Team and inform project management decision-making, and to routinely share findings with project staff and other key stakeholders; Support partners to develop, capture, consolidate and report on mutually identified indicators and ensure high-quality and timely reporting of data and monitoring; Conduct supportive supervisory visits to partners and beneficiaries to observe, monitor and provide guidance and quality feedback on the use of data and indicators; Oversee operational research, qualitative studies and policy briefs to assess the impact of program activities and ensure robust and innovative dissemination of research and evaluation activity results.

Requirements
Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation and Master’s Degree in public health, epidemiology, economics, statistics or related field preferred; Minimum of seven years professional experience in a senior MEL position responsible for implementing MEL activities of large-scale international development projects, experience with USAID and PEPFAR related programming preferred; Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project MEL systems from project initiation to closeout stages; Excellent knowledge of data collection protocols for quality data collection and verification; Strong ability to analyze multiple sources of data to identify data trends and to provide recommendations on project implementation; Demonstrated experience with research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling techniques and establishing MEL systems; Demonstrated experience leading and building the capacity of MEL staff to meet project needs and deliverables strongly desired; Excellent data visualization skills, statistical analysis, English writing, oral presentation and communication skills.

To apply
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Finance Specialist : J.F. Kapnek Trust
Deadline: 14 April 2022


Reporting to:Finance and Operations Director 
Location: Harare

About
JF Kapnek a registered PVO 1/86 which has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1986 whose mission is to improve family health, reduce child mortality and create educational opportunities for the children of Zimbabwe through the implementation of scalable, sustainable programs. JF Kapnek is recruiting for the following positions for an upcoming USAID funded project: Sustaining Care and Support Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their Caregivers in an HIV Epidemic in Zimbabwe expected to start in October 2022.

Position summary
The Finance Specialist manages the review of the organizations’ finance and operations functions. The Finance Specialist leads the implementation of the OVC (Orphans and Vulnerable Children) project, reporting to the Finance & Operations Director. S/He is responsible for leading the implementation of project policies, systems, and processes for all aspects of program finance. The Finance Manager is expected to make any recommendations to the FOD on any legal, auditing and contractual responsibilities in compliance with USAID rules and regulations and JF Kapnek policies as S/He undertakes his responsibilities. S/he will recommend fraud mitigation practices and manage the systems and processes to effectively support implementation of the award.

Key responsibilities
Provide accounting and financial management services for the OVC program; Maintain and implement the electronic and manual financial management processes (chart of accounts, document flow, document stewardship, filling, retrieval, and disposal process); Work with suppliers / vendors and consultants of accounting software to continuously develop information products and reports that simplify, add value, and promote meaningful analysis of financial information, and integration with other internally developed software and systems; Lead the opening, management, and maintenance of all organizational bank accounts, and maintain regular contact with bank relationship managers to resolve any issues timely; Take part in the development of new program budgets and annual budgets for the organization, in liaison with senior management; Take part in the preparation of advance cash requests to donors, based on program projections, and oversee the correct and accurate treatment of donor income, including disbursements for internal implementation; Review organizational expenditures / payments processes to ensure correct, accurate, timely and compliant treatment of all expenses / payments; Review the accounting ledgers and the maintenance of accurate and correct accounting information in a format amenable to easy reporting, in line with policies and procedures; Check the performance of bank reconciliations and balance sheet reconciliations in line with policies and procedures; Manage the month-end closure activities and ensure all month-end outputs are timely and correctly documented to inform accurate reporting; Manage the tracking and control of expenditures within donor approved obligations and budgets through BVA meetings for the organization and make recommendations for timely corrective action; Review activities to identify, manage, and monitor fraud and corruption risks within the organization; Lead organizational tax preparation, filing and reporting to ZIMRA and USAID / other donors as guided by relevant grant agreements; Review the organizational and consortium readiness for audit, coordinate all audit activities with the compliance function and with external auditors, and champion the timely implementation of compliance and audit recommendations; Provide timely and accurate financial management / financial reporting products to internal and external stakeholders in line with organizational policies and grant agreements. Implementing the Cash Management procedures and ensuring they are respected; Ensure the availability and safe keeping of the necessary cash; Authorizing and making payment for purchases falling within the program. Implement Finance Internal Control Systems and make recommendations for change to the Finance and Operations Director. Visiting project sites to monitor progress on projects and checking on the use of funds on these projects; Make recommendations to the FD based on experiences encountered in implementing the Cash cycle; Update cash request and expenditures and request cash to ensure availability and the safe keeping of the necessary cash. Supervise and manage staff in the Finance Section of the OVC Programme; Participate in the formulation of personnel and administrative systems and policies and ensure implementation thereof; Definition of the Human Resources needs of his / her area of activity; Taking part in the recruitment of his / her teams; Organizing and leading team meetings; Developing and monitoring individual action plans for team members; Managing planning activities, the sharing and coordination of tasks; Carrying out individual evaluation interviews with his / her team member; Providing technical support to the teams; Identifying the training needs of team members; Making recommendations to HR on the development of his / her team; Managing difficulties in the team.

Requirements
Advanced Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting AND Full Professional Qualification in Accounting such as CIS, ACCA, CIMA, CA; Masters Degree in management or business related field including membership with professional bodies in Accounting is an added advantage; At least 10 years’ experience with 5 being a senior or manager level; Experience with USAID-funded contract administration; Proficiency in locating and interpreting applicable rules and regulations; Extensive knowledge of USAID financial management rules, regulations, and reporting requirements; Demonstrated experience managing sub-grants to partner organizations; Extensive financial and operations experience working with non-governmental organizations; Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

To apply
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Program & Policy Manager - Just Economies: Oxfam 
Deadline: 15 April 2022


Location: Malawi
Ref: INT8403

 Role
This is a one year fixed term opportunity to be based in Lilongwe, Malawi. You must have the right to work in Malawi by providing proof either of a work permit or national citizen. A passionate, dynamic, self-starter person with experience in advocacy and influence work in the Southern Africa region. The person will lead the development, planning, coordination of programmes in SAF in collaboration with partners and roll out advocacy and campaigns activities for Oxfam in Southern Africa

Qualification
 Relevant academic qualifications, preferably in international development, economics, politics, sociology or humanities, especially at postgraduate level: Proven experience in a complex, dispersed organization with evidence of facilitating and integrating a specific area of expertise across a wide network, providing clarity and focus of vision and impact, decision making, and the delivery of agreed results; Experience in working with partners of different types including networks, and movements; Excellent knowledge of the SAF regional environment and issues, desirably supported by personal exposure through having worked and lived there; Politically astute, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and personal gravitas to gain respect and build and maintain strong, credible relationships, with internal and external stakeholders at all levels; Strong organizational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritize work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through; Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English, and ideally Portuguese; A high level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgment, personal energy and flexibility; Strong programme management and quality knowledge, with ability to ensure consistent quality against standards and to implement effective monitoring and evaluation systems to assess and adjust performance; Commitment to and good knowledge of working with networks, coalitions and a partnership approach across the spectrum of Oxfam’s work, including innovative approaches to capacity strengthening; Good knowledge of and experience in developing advocacy and campaign strategies and plans and successfully achieving external impact and change. Some experience in undertaking media presentations; Good knowledge of and experience with donor funding environment and good financial management skills, with experience of project budgeting and controlling financial risks; Experience in working with multi-sectoral teams at different levels.

To apply
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Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Officer: Oxfam
Deadline: 15 April 2022


Re: INT8404
 
About
This is a one year fixed term opportunity to be based in any of the 4 Oxfam Southern African countries (Malawi/Mozambique/Zambia/Zambia) where one has the right to work (proof needed) or is a national citizen of that country.

Role
Working with the Program Quality team-providing support to program teams in order to improve quality and learning across the Southern African cluster.

Qualifications
Minimum requirement is a university degree or equivalent in Program development, Economics, or International Development or other relevant experience; Understanding and experience of different aspects of quality programming (for example: partnership, participation, accountability, innovation, gender and monitoring, evaluation and learning) and how these can be incorporated into different interventions; Ability to develop programme design documents – including theories of change (logic models, log-frames), contextual analyses (e.g. power, gender), budgets, MEAL plans; Ability and experience in facilitating programme development sessions / workshops; Demonstrable understanding of programme / project cycle management practices in development programming; Some experience in research, learning and monitoring and evaluation methods theory and practice; and good critical grasp of latest sector thinking, codes, standards and practice; Experience of working in, and solid knowledge of the Southern Africa region, as well as relevant network contacts; Experience of resource mobilization strategies; Strong networking, representational, and negotiation skills; Ability to work effectively with others in a team across institutional boundaries and business units; Ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary environment; Good verbal and written communications skills in English with ability to analyze and synthesize complex issues; English and Portuguese language skills strong asset; Ability to make effective, timely decisions and take prudent risks.

To apply
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Technical Director: Union Zimbabwe Trust (UZT)
Deadline: 15 April 2022


About
The Union Zimbabwe Trust (UZT) supports the national TB-HIV response in Zimbabwe largely through funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and malaria. The position of The Technical Director has arisen within UZT.

Organizational position
The Technical Director shall work under the overall direction of the Executive Director in consultation with the Deputy Director, AIDS and TB Program in the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC). On administrative issues, the incumbent shall work closely with the UZT Senior Administrator.

Duties and responsibilities
The Technical Director will be responsible for organizational technical oversight for different grants with focus on TB control; He/She must have experience in supervising technical experts, project planning / reporting, ensuring implementation fidelity and technical stewardship. 

Qualifications, skills and experience
A medical doctor with a master’s degree or higher in public health or related field; A minimum of 5 years progressive professional-level experience managing public health delivery programs; Familiarity with USAID project management is an added advantage; Understanding of and sensitivity to the major issues related to TB, DR-TB, TB-HIV and other key determinants of TB in the Zimbabwean context; Demonstrable understanding of programs and organizational aspects of major international donors, organizations, foundations and private sector organizations that support TB and other public health planning and management. 

To apply
An application letter and a curriculum vitae should be sent to the following email address: procurement@uzt.org.zw no later than Friday 15 April 2022.



Director: Mashambanzou Care Trust
Deadline: 15 April 2022


Position summary
The Director will determine and formulate policy and provide overall direction of the organization within guidelines set up by the Board of Trustees which will be in line with the funding partners agreements. The Director will also ensure Strategic Direction for the organization through coordinating both the programmatic and administrative operations at the highest level of management. The position will report to the Board of Trustees and will work closely with Donors, Key stakeholders at the highest level.

Key responsibilities 
Implement the short and long-range plans for the organization; Develop and oversee the implementation of HR, Administrative, Financial and Operational policies; Set objectives, key tasks and goals for the organization to achieve the organizational strategic objectives in line with funding agreements; Evaluate and review organizational policies and control mechanisms; Meets quarterly with the Board of Trustees to give an update of activities at the organization especially on the progress in implementation of strategy; Spearhead building relationships with key stakeholders and fundraising initiatives locally and internationally;

Qualifications and experience
A Master's degree public business administration and a related qualification in the field of community organization and management as well as Master’s degree in public health would be preferred; At least 3 years work experience at Strategic Business, Communications and Finance levels for non-profit Organization; A strong understanding of Non-Governmental Organization operational framework; Demonstrated proficiency in strategic technical and report writing and strong administrative and organizational skills; Computer skills including word, excel, PowerPoint, internet & social media; Demonstrated ability to exercise good and timely judgment in complex situations; Demonstrated ability for strong communications and influencing skills along with public speaking and writing; Demonstrated ability to develop and implement fundraising strategies at strategic level; Demonstrated ability to build and sustain community relationships / partnerships; Experience in philanthropy is a plus, but not required.

To apply
Suitably qualified candidates are requested to submit their applications via email to vacancies@mashambanzou.co.zw Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the recruitment processes. The deadline for submitting applications is 15 April 2022.



Programme Manager: Mashambanzou Care Trust
Deadline: 15 April 2022


Position summary
The Programme Manager (PM) will oversee the implementation and coordination of all projects within the organization; ensuring delivery within the constraints of scope, quality, time and cost, and according to set governance and controls. The PM will ensure programme design, development, management, administration, staff development for all projects; Lead the fundraising activities by identifying potential donors through development of project proposals. The Programmes Manager reports to the Director.

Key responsibilities
Program design, development & management in consultation with the Director; Network and coordinate with all Donors and Key Stakeholders including Government line Ministries; Review and approve beneficiary assessments as profiled by the Programme / Field Officers; Identify capacity development needs for the projects staff and establish appropriate course of action; Establish vibrant community engagements and facilitate synergies with the project teams; Ensure that the programmes are implemented in ways responsive to agreed concept documents with Donors and Key Stakeholders as well as in line with the Organization’s values and strategic plan and procedures; Develop fundraising proposals appropriate to the organization’s strategic plan context; Ensure that all project budgets are managed according to Donor framework and work plans and following organizational accounting procedures; Coordinate with the MEAL and Advocacy Communications Officers so that significant impact is realized; Ensure that all project activities are documented, disseminated, filed and backed-up; Approve, monitor and review all projects request before implementation; Draft and handle routine correspondence related to programming activities; Set up and ensure all meetings including with the external partners are recorded.

Qualifications and experience
A University degree in Public Health, Community Development, Social Sciences or any related field with at least 3 years work experience in public health and humanitarian programmes or related field; Demonstrated knowledge of key issues pertaining to vulnerable people with experience of, and commitment to, working through systems of community participation and accountability; A strong understanding of the Zimbabwe’s Non-Governmental Organization operational framework; Proficiency in strategic technical and report writing and strong administrative and organizational skills; Computer skills including word, excel, PowerPoint, internet & social media.

To apply
Suitably qualified candidates are requested to submit their applications via email to vacancies@mashambanzou.co.zw Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the recruitment processes. The deadline for submitting applications is 15 April 2022.



3 (Three) x Child Protection Technical Support Officers:  Bantwana Zimbabwe
Deadline: 15 April 2022


Location: Harare and Bulawayo

About
Bantwana Zimbabwe is a registered Private Voluntary Organization (PVO 35/20) with a proven track record of designing and implementing successful interventions for vulnerable children, youth, Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Zimbabwe. We design and implement scalable community-based models of service provision in health, education, child protection and economic strengthening, working closely in consultation with national stakeholders, including the Department of Social Development (DSD), the multi-sectoral OVC Working Party of Officials, and other key ministries. To that end BZ is recruiting to fill the following positions for an upcoming UNICEF-supported project aimed at increasing the functionality of the National Case Management System through strengthening of the social service workforce and child protection structures in the provision of essential child protection services.

Duties
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Child Protection Technical Support Officers will be responsible for: Providing technical backstopping to provincial, district and community and strengthen their capacity, including enhanced access to interactive digital child protection training materials and resources; Developing quality training materials and modules for the social services workforce, including supporting the development of content for child protection e-learning platform; Delivering training, mentorship and coaching to the social service workforce and child protection structures; Strengthening support supervision and performance management for the social service workforce; Support the strengthening of the Child Protection system to provide quality decentralized   social work services that are responsive to existing and new CP issues working closely with DSD, Local Government Authorities and other stakeholders; Coming up with strategies for advocating for increased resourcing of the Child protection System; Designing tools to assess functionality of existing child protection structures and come up with strong recommendations of how these can be strengthened; Coming up with innovative approaches and sound technical recommendations for enhancing the National Case Management System; Ensuring that child protection interventions are informed by and integrated with other core sectors, including and ensuring that issues for child protection are raised and addressed timeously; Delivering prevention and risk reduction strategies to enhance the National Case Management System; Providing recommendations and strategic advice to the Child Protection Manager; Supporting and document trend analyses and findings from the BZ initiated models; Networking and representing BZ at various child protection forums / stakeholders’ meetings; Maintaining good relations with the DSD district staff and other related partners in the project; Consolidating, reviewing, and analyzing reports. 

Qualifications, experience and key competencies required                    
First degree in Social Work and a Masters’ Degree in Social Work or any other related Social Sciences; Registration with CSW is a must; 5 years of progressive social work professional experience, 2 of which must be at middle management level; Demonstrated 3+ years’ experience in statutory social work / working with the Department of Social Development and supervision of professional social workers is a must; Proven experience in the design, implementation, and management of child protection programs at subnational levels and experience in working with different stakeholders, including experience in leading coordination efforts; Experience using digital resources and platforms to support development of professional social workers; Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; Strong writing skills; Proven ability to develop and maintain partnerships with government and knowledge of capacity building initiatives and skills transfer to government social workers; Ability to represent the organization at different levels; Talented, critical thinkers and innovators who can work independently, take initiative and leadership.

To apply
Please submit a cover letter, CV, and three references (including name, organization, phone number, and email address) to info@bantwana.org with position title in the subject line. The application deadline 15 April 2022. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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