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Hello there, 

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a young talented comedian, Clive Chigubu, who passed away last week after battling cancer, may his soul rest in peace.

In this week's 360 edition we follow Dr Alex Magaisa as he takes us through the complexities of 'Power' and 'Accountability' and how these go beyond the state to include non-state actors as well.

Keep warm or cool - who knows these days!

Ayeye,
The Kubatana Team


 
Understanding power and accountability

POWER is a complex phenomenon. If you are seeking power or trying to hold those who hold power to account, it is important to understand the nature of power.

Many people are familiar with the power that is held by the state and, consequently, by those who control the state. The system of checks and balances built into national constitutions is often targeted at controlling this type of state power.

However, less attention is paid to power that is held by non-state actors or private actors such as corporations, religious organisations, political parties, pressure groups, and even non- governmental organisations. In this article, I argue why it is equally important to subject non-state actors to accountability mechanisms. This will ensure an expanded and more comprehensive form of constitutionalism whereby both state and non-state actors are held to account.  

Repressive power

It is also important to understand the various types of power. Many people are familiar with what we may conveniently refer to as repressive power. This is a type of power that is drawn from and exercised through a vertical and hierarchical command and control structure. This type of power is repressive because it is usually accompanied by a penalty or sanctions for disobedience. Repressive power has been the dominant type of power throughout human history, usually with the few imposing their rule over the many because they have superior force.

With repressive power, the sovereign commands citizens and in turn, the citizens must obey. If they disobey, they will be punished. It is the sovereign that imposes the rules, with or without the consent of the citizens. A citizen who disobeys the rules may be arrested, tried, and jailed.

This type of power is coercive, and it is enforced by the coercive apparatus of the state such as the police, military, and prisons. The state benefits from the monopoly that it holds over the use of violence. This type of power is exercised openly to deter other citizens. For example, when citizens see political activists getting arrested and jailed, they are supposed to get scared and refrain from similar activities. The threat of force or violence is a critical element in this type of power.

Although the state is usually associated with repressive power, it is not the only one that relies on this type of power. Most entities or individuals in positions of power also make use of repressive power. It could be a boss at a company or a headmaster at a school. Where the president of a state has police to enforce his rules, the headteacher has prefects and the corporate boss has managers and security officers. A parent in the household may also use repressive power to enforce his or her leadership. The boss of a mafia gang also uses violence as an instrument of control to ensure his commands are obeyed.

There is another subtle type of power that is different from repressive power. Repressive power is based on fear of disobedience and the threat of violence. But if people lose the fear of violence they are encouraged to disobey, which places the ruling authority in a vulnerable position. It becomes very hard to control people if the only form of power that you have is coercion and the people are no longer scared of coercion.

When people revolt en masse against a dictatorship, it is because they would have overcome the fear of repressive power. At that point, the dictator realises that he does not have any other power to control his people. Many dictators find themselves vulnerable when the military and police they would have relied upon stand aside and let the people revolt. It is like a parent or teacher who uses violence to control the kids under their control. There comes a point when the kids overcome the fear of violence. At that point, with no other source of power, the parent or teacher loses control over the kids.

Besides, repressive power is expensive to maintain. You must pay police officers and soldiers that enforce repressive power. You must maintain a system of incentives so that they continue to obey you. There is always a risk that they might decide to disobey you. Many leaders have paid a heavy price for relying on repressive power.

They became so dependent on instruments of coercion that those instruments became confident of their power – that they could take the power into their own hands rather than rely on the leader. Or that they could choose their own. This is what happened to Mugabe in 2017. The military had rescued him in 2008 and he had become dependent and beholden to it. When he became a problem, it was easy for the military to remove him. This is a lesson to Mnangagwa: when you rely on repressive power, you place yourself at the risk of repressive instruments.  

Consent-based power

The costs associated with repressive power explain why it is important for leaders to rely on other sources and types of power to control the population. The other types of power are based on consent. Citizens are not forced to agree to a power held by an entity of an individual. They follow the entity or individual because they consent to do so out of free will. This ability to get people to follow you is not given to everyone. There are several reasons why people grant consent either explicitly or implicitly so that others can lead them, and they follow. Such leaders do not have to command their followers to follow them.

Indeed, as you will discover, one of the consequences of this is that one does not have to be a politician to wield enormous power and control over other people. Most of the people who exercise power by consent are not politicians. As we shall soon observe, knowing that they do not have this type of power, towards elections politicians, go the extra mile to associate themselves with these individuals and non-state entities that wield a lot of power by consent over communities.

But identifying that power is held by non-state actors also has important implications for the concept of accountability. This means just as we expect politicians and state actors to be held to account, non-politicians and non-state actors must also be held to account. The risk of abuse of power does not diminish because the holder of power is a non-state actor.  

Why do people consent to follow others? There are no easy answers, and a few theories might assist us.

Rational choice

First, if we apply the rational choice theory, the reasoning is that as rational individuals, whenever we are faced with a decision, we carry out a cost-benefit analysis. We weigh the costs and benefits of taking a particular decision. If the benefit of following a leader outweighs the costs, we are likely to take that choice. In a democratic society, citizens have a choice to decide which leader to follow from among several contestants. We express our consent by electing that individual.

However, where elections are not free and fair, the idea of consent is severely compromised. If there is political violence, a voter will factor in the threat of violence as a cost of voting and make a choice that is less likely to result in violence. When people wonder why individuals continue to vote for a party that is impoverishing them, it is probably because the voters have considered the threat of violence. This is a particular problem in rural areas that have experienced high levels of violence in the past. Therefore, opposition parties have to confront the issue of fear of violence because it is a cost of voting that rural voters do take into account when they make political choices.  

Path dependency 

Second, if we use the historical path dependency theory, it might be that people take the path that they have taken before because they are familiar with it. Humans are creatures of habit. It might not be the best path but because it is the path that has been taken before, the theory is that citizens tend to resort to that path. We might observe this many times in our personal lives, when faced with decisions people tend to go for what they are familiar with rather than exploring new paths. At the workplace, a new intern might suggest what they think is a bright idea, but the older hands will dismiss it saying this is how we have always done things here.

Applying it to leadership, citizens might give consent to what they already know not because it is the best but because it is what they have always done. Some people will vote for Zanu PF because that is what they have always done since 1980. Likewise, some people might vote for the opposition because they have always preferred the opposition. They are comfortable with the path with which they are already familiar even with its imperfections and weaknesses. Whatever the case, political parties are powerful institutions that wield control over large numbers of people. At present, the two most powerful political parties are the CCC and Zanu PF.

Tradition and culture

Sometimes consent is based on tradition and culture. Many societies that pursue the democratic path still maintain traditional authorities such as the monarchy, chiefdoms, etc. How do these societies that place such a premium value on leadership by consent still maintain institutions that are the antithesis of democracy? Kings, queens, chiefs, Lords, and headmen are unelected.

The UK House of Lords consists of unelected peers, but this is a country with some of the most robust and enduring democratic traditions. Zimbabwe’s Constitution reserves seats in the Senate for chiefs. South Africa’s Constitution also has a place for traditional leaders. This complex mix between the traditional systems of power that are based on hereditary succession and modern systems of power based on elections is based on consent. The citizens of those countries have through their constitutions consented that the unelected should have a place in their governance systems. They consent because it is part of their tradition and culture and therefore is a matter of identity.

Understanding this type of power is very important in the Zimbabwean context where traditional leaders occupy important spaces in rural communities. They command respect and obedience in the local communities. They are part of the social fabric of rural life, and nothing happens without their knowledge or authority. They are a critical part of the social and political economy of local communities. Citizens in rural communities generally submit to the authority of local traditional leaders. Therefore, political authorities, whether in the colonial or post-independence eras, have associated themselves with traditional authorities, and where traditional authorities have been difficult, they have been removed and replaced by pliable authorities.

Expertise

Power by consent can also be derived from expertise. If people think that the people they regard as experts in a field are right, they are likely to follow them. They grant their consent because they trust their expertise. We have seen during the coronavirus pandemic how scientists took on an authoritative role in political and public policy decision-making over the last couple of years. People generally consented to those decisions because they placed faith in the abilities of the experts who were recommending them. We saw how elected officials had scientific experts by their side when making important public health policy announcements. The restrictions on human rights were fortified and backed by the views of the scientific experts.  

Likewise, citizens trust economists and other professionals when it comes to matters of the economy. However, this bargain between citizens and experts only works if the experts are getting it right. When they fail, the relationship breaks down and citizens withdraw their consent. People defer to lawyers in legal matters because they trust their expertise in such areas. CSOs that specialize in specific areas and acquire a reputation of expertise in those areas may also derive consent from the citizens. People can say we trust Amnesty International to speak on the death penalty because this is their area of specialism. Or we trust Greenpeace when they speak on climate change and the environment because that is what they do.

In the Zimbabwean context, people can say “we trust ZLHR in matters of human rights” because they specialize in defending human rights and human rights defenders. More recently, Pachedu has gained a stellar reputation as an elections watchdog. The way the group has publicly critiqued and challenged Zec, the elections referee, laying bare the inadequacies of the voters’ roll, has given it a great deal of credibility among the citizens, especially on the opposition end. Its output has made Pachedu a powerful and trusted watchdog in electoral matters, but its power is not based on coercion. It is based on consent because citizens trust its expertise and output. People follow Pachedu because they believe in its expertise and activism. Pachedu’s work has produced reactions from Zec. Zec knows Pachedu is having an important influence on public opinion on electoral matters.

Social media has become a key political space in recent years with individuals drawing large numbers of followers. Some of these accounts are large and highly influential. Just one tweet can have a large impact on stock markets. Their output is followed religiously by thousands of people who believe it. Their views on issues such as coronavirus vaccines attract large numbers of followers and debate. Their opinions on politics and their explanations of political events are also followed by many people who base their decisions on them. These people have not forced people to follow them. People follow them because they want to do so. It gives enormous power over these people and entities, sometimes referred to as “influencers”.

This is why politicians who think their Twitter handles are personal are grossly mistaken. Whatever they tweet on their handles is associated with their political parties. This is also why politicians and influential figures, and groups must tweet responsibly, taking greater caution to ensure that their output is accurate. Errors are bound to happen, and politicians are prone to gaffes. That’s why in such circumstances, it is important to withdraw and apologize. Some people think apologising is a weakness, but it’s a strength that reassures followers. It is particularly important to correct errors or misleading output because millions of people rely on what social media influencers produce.  

Charisma

Consent-based power can also be derived from personal charisma. Citizens may choose to follow an individual because they are drawn by their impressive personal characteristics. Some characters have a unique ability to draw others into their orbit. The history of politics is replete with charismatic figures who have wielded enormous power over nations. Charisma is not synonymous with good leadership. Many of the charismatic leaders in history have used their talent to devastating effect, letting power cloud their judgment, building personality cults, and establishing dictatorships.

Zimbabwean has its fair share of charismatic leaders. Both Nkomo and Mugabe in their heyday were charismatic leaders. Nelson Chamisa who was more popular than his party in 2018 is widely regarded as a charismatic leader, a quality that eludes his opposite number in Zanu PF.

But it’s in the religious sector where we see the most charismatic leaders. The likes of Makandiwa, Magaya, Guti, leaders of mass apostolic sects fall in this category. They command huge followings which the politicians can only envy. The critical factor regarding these charismatic religious leaders is that their control is not based on repression. They have managed to gain control of the minds of the people but not through violence. Politicians would love to have this kind of power where they do not have to use violence to coerce people into obeying them.

Politicians could respond to the power of these charismatic leaders in one of two ways: ban them or associate with them. Some dictatorships have come down heavily on religious leaders for this very reason. They do not like the competition that poses in the market of public affection. However, banning is also a costly exercise. Since the following is faith-based, prohibition will only drive the activities underground, creating a black market of religious activities. Further, banning also antagonises the masses that follow the charismatic religious leaders.

This is why politicians choose the option of tolerating and associating with powerful charismatic religious leaders. When Mugabe or Tsvangirai attended apostolic sects’ gatherings it was not because they believed in the sects’ ways. They saw potential political dividends in associating with these charismatic leaders. When Mnangagwa and Chiwenga recently attended Makandiwa’s Easter gathering it was not because they had discovered a newfound love for Makandiwa’s church. It is a recognition of the power that is wielded by charismatic religious leaders with which politicians would like to be associated. Indeed, as if to counter that CCC senior leader and MP for the local area Job Sikhala also attended Makandiwa’s church service.

Holding power to account

Power can be put to good use but there is always a risk that it can be abused. That is why it is important to hold those who have the power to account. This is a key justification for the principle of accountability.

However, we usually focus on the first type of power, repressive power. When we talk about accountability, it is often directed at the government and how it exercises power. This is undoubtedly important because the government is an important site of power and the risk of abuse of power is high. We see it in the way the police or the military apply force in a heavy-handed manner. We see it when the state applies the law selectively.

However, as we have observed, repressive power is only one among various types and sources of power. There are several other sites of power, including corporations, civil society organizations, political parties, traditional authorities, churches, expert groups, pressure groups, and charismatic individuals. Most of the power in these sites is by consent: people willingly submit themselves to the authority without force or coercion.

This is a more potent type of power than repressive power which is based on command and control. You do not have to do much when people follow you because they want to. Their following is based on faith and belief, not on fear of punishment. This makes it easy to abuse. The people who are being abused might not even know or believe that they are being abused. Indeed, when the people or groups they follow are wrong, followers refuse to believe that they are wrong. If they don’t find another explanation, they will just bite their lip and pretend it did not happen. The denial is partly because people do not like anything that suggests that they are wrong.

But all this is the more reason why it is important to identify sites of power beyond the common types of power and to hold them to account. I often say to colleagues in the CSO sector that accountability is a two-way street: just as they demand accountability from the state, citizens must also demand accountability from CSOs.

The same applies to churches, traditional authorities, pressure groups, and even individuals and groups in the increasingly influential social media space. Accountability that focuses on state actors and excludes non-state actors is too narrow and misleading. Everyone who wields power must be held to account. Citizens must also not follow blindly. It does not matter that they are non-state actors. If they wield power, it is important to maintain vigilance and to hold them to account.


About the writer: Dr Alex Magaisa is a law lecturer at Kent University in the United Kingdom and former adviser to Zimbabwe’s late prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai.


Source: Dr Alex Magaisa, NewsHawks
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Call for applicants . . .

Participation in the Young Women’s Leadership Satellite Schools: Pepeta Africa
Deadline: 14 May 2022


About 
The Pepeta Africa network is a movement of young women feminists from the SADC region who are advocates for social justice. The network was first convened by Katswe Sistahood a feminist organization based in Harare Zimbabwe. The vibrant movement aims to bring together diverse voices and interests to drive progress for Sustainable Development Goals 1-5 as follows: i) no poverty ii) zero hunger iii) good health and well-being iv) quality education v) gender equality.

Project background
Pepeta Africa, with support from the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) through Katswe Sistahood will be implementing the writing women’s leadership in southern Africa project that aims to explore women’s leadership, participation and decision making by mobilizing a critical mass of feminist writers and researchers to contribute to the existing body of literature on women’s leadership in Southern Africa.

African women arrived on the literary scene much later than their male counterparts. Colonial impediments on women’s education accompanied with western sexism embedded in the colonial system kept young women out of the earliest missionary schools and created a significant lag between African women and men’s representation in literature. However, African women’s writing (be it historical or creative writing) arose out of the desire to introduce a female perspective to the socio-political narrative of Africa dominated by male literary sources and to address issues related to women’s subjugation and obstacles to women’s emancipation in Africa.  

The main objective of this project is to situate the many ways in which women experience leadership and/or enact it within a particular Southern African context, drawing on the principles of intersectional feminism to highlight the ways in which race, gender, religion, social class, ethnicity, sexuality, and other identities enable or constrain women’s participation and representation in various leadership positions. This project is motivated in part by the need to better understand what promotes and hinders women’s participation in various leadership positions be it in the political, academic, formal, informal and grassroots spheres, and the need to publish a publication through which young women can contribute to the existing body of writing on women’s leadership in southern Africa.  

Pepeta Africa / Katswe Sistahood is inviting applications from young women between the ages of 18 to 35 to participate in the project satellite schools where they will be capacity strengthened on feminist leadership skills. The Satellite Schools will include training on some of the following themes: Feminist Political Leadership (Feminist Theoretical Framework); Feminist Writing and Feminist Artivism (Modern Art and Culture); Feminism and Bodily Autonomy (Sex and Sexuality); Feminism and Young Women Leadership; Feminism in the World of Work; Feminist Activism and the Media (Mainstream and Social); Feminism and Environmental Justice; African Beauty and Body Image (Hair, Skin and Body Politics).

Key requirements
Applicant should be between the ages of 18 to 35 years, feminist at heart, possess interest and experience in women’s rights issues.

To apply
Prepare a short abstract of not more than 200 words detailing why you would be best suited to participate in the satellite schools training and how your participation will be of benefit to the project and the overall women’s rights movement. You will also be required to complete an additional application form that is attached to this document.

Please attach your CV and email your application to nadenemsekiwa@gmail.com cc dtmwase@gmail.com by the 14th of May 2022.
Call for suppliers . . .

Suppliers Registration: Caritas Zimbabwe - Diocese of Chinhoyi
Deadline: 6 May 2022


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Diocese of Chinhoyi is inviting suppliers and service providers in the following categories to participate in a vetting and selection process. Successful service providers will be listed on our approved suppliers list and considered for supplying our requirements during 2022 and 2023.

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Supply, Installation, Commissioning of Hybrid Solar Power Back-up: Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI) Advertisement 
Deadline: 11 May 2022 (8pm)


About 
The BRTI was registered in Zimbabwe in 1995 as a non-profit making organization under Section 22 of the Companies Act (Reg. No.1676/95). The Institute implements research projects and provides training and support services in public health, biomedicine and health research mostly focusing on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and operational research. Its mission is to promote the health and quality of life of the peoples of Zimbabwe and the Southern Africa Development Community SADC region through fostering research, training and research-informed interventions in all fields that are relevant to essential national health needs. The main role of the BRTI is to provide the support that researchers in all aspects of health need to become effective in influencing policy. Zimbabwe is a recipient of the fund (2020-2022) to implement a national program entitled, ‘Addressing gaps in surveillance of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacteria in Zimbabwe’'. The program is being facilitated by a consortium of organizations namely Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WHO.

Tenders are invited from registered and tax paying companies and individuals for Supply, Installation, Commissioning of hybrid Solar Power Back-up. Further details are highlighted in the bidding document.

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Invitation to Supplier Evaluation: Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust 
Deadline: 20 May 2022


PZAT is inviting applicants from fully registered suppliers who are interested in being registered in the organization’s goods and services suppliers list for 2022.

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Tender notice . . .

Supply and Delivery of Groceries: Caritas Zimbabwe- Diocese of Chinhoyi
Deadline: 6 May 2022


Tender Number: CAR/DC/03/2022

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Tenders are invited from suitably qualified and experienced companies for the supply and delivery of groceries. Tenders must be enclosed in sealed envelopes and endorsed on the outside with the advertised tender number, the description and the closing date and must be deposited in the tender box at the Diocese of Chinhoyi, located at number 28 Robson Manyika Drive, Chinhoyi.

Tenders must submit 3 copies of tender documents in sealed envelopes clearly marked Supply and delivery of Groceries, Caritas Zimbabwe- Diocese of Chinhoyi.

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Detailed tender documents should be collected from the procurement office at the Diocese of Chinhoyi located at number 28 Robson Manyika Drive, Chinhoyi upon payment of a non- refundable fee of USD 20 at the Accounts department.


Supply and Delivery of Latrine Building Materials: Caritas Zimbabwe- Diocese of Chinhoyi
Deadline: 6 May 2022


Tender Number: CAR/DC/02/2022

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Tenders are invited from suitably qualified and experienced companies for  the supply and delivery of Latrine building materials. Tenders must be enclosed in sealed envelopes and endorsed on the outside with the advertised tender number, the description and the closing date and must be deposited in the tender box at the Diocese of Chinhoyi , located at number 28 Robson Manyika Drive, Chinhoyi.

Tenders must submit 3 copies of tender documents in sealed envelopes clearly marked Supply and delivery of latrine building material, Caritas Zimbabwe- Diocese of Chinhoyi.

To apply
Detailed tender documents should be collected from the procurement office at the Diocese of Chinhoyi located at number 28 Robson Manyika Drive, Chinhoyi upon payment of a non- refundable fee of USD 20 at the Accounts department.


Supply and Delivery of Visibility Material: Caritas Zimbabwe- Diocese of Chinhoyi
Deadline: 6 May 2022


Tender Number: CAR/DC/04/2022

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Tenders are invited from suitably qualified and experienced companies for  the supply and delivery of visibility material. Tenders must be enclosed in sealed envelopes and endorsed on the outside with the advertised tender number, the description and the closing date and must be deposited in the tender box at the Diocese of Chinhoyi , located at number 28 Robson Manyika Drive, Chinhoyi.

Tenders must submit 3 copies of tender documents in sealed envelopes clearly marked Supply and delivery of visibility material, Caritas Zimbabwe- Diocese of Chinhoyi.

To apply
Detailed tender documents should be collected from the procurement office at the Diocese of Chinhoyi located at number 28 Robson Manyika Drive, Chinhoyi upon payment of a non- refundable fee of USD 20 at the Accounts department.
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Kgotso Development Trust is undertaking a study aimed at understanding the perceptions of motorists on outdoor air quality in the City of Harare.

All details provided are confidential and anonymised as no personal data is collected. If you would like to receive the full results of the survey please send an email to: kgotsodevtrust@gmail.com

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Research fellows wanted . . .
 
Research Fellow (Post-Doctoral) - Data Science, Climate and Maternal Health: CeSHHAR Zimbabwe
Deadline: 13 May 2022 (4.30pm)


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

About
CeSHHAR Zimbabwe is an organisation that specialises in population health research and programming, including on sexual and reproductive health and HIV / AIDS. CeSHHAR has an extensive national, regional, and international academic and community partnership network. CeSHHAR is a partner in the new US National Institute of Health (NIH) funded project, the HEAT Center. The HEAT Center is part of the broader NIH DS-I Africa program, which aims to advance the application of data science to key health challenges in Africa, as well as build data science capacity across the continent. CeSHHAR has a diverse range of funders with an annual budget of US$8 Million for the 2022 financial year. Its funders include the Wellcome Trust, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, United States NIH, UK Medical Research Council, Templeton World Charity Foundation, USAID, Global Fund for AIDS TB and Malaria, UNICEF and UNFPA. We partner very closely with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK), Zimbabwe's Ministry of Health and Child Care and international and regional centres of research excellence to evaluate national programmes and determine the impact, uptake, and cost effectiveness of novel reproductive health interventions

The HEAT Center is focused on the interaction between environmental heat and health, with sub-foci on heat and maternal and neonatal health. Key challenges to be tackled include the integration of complex and diverse health data, with geospatial and climate data (eg. satellite imagery, climate model data), in order to advance understanding of the complex interactions between human health, socio-economic conditions (e.g. housing, access to services), and weather extremes such as heat waves. The available postdoctoral Research Fellow opportunity will be predominantly focused on advancing data science and machine learning methods within the HEAT Center project on Heat and Maternal and neonatal health. However, there is scope and expectation that engagement with a variety of data science projects within the HEAT Center would take place. CeSHHAR is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the above-mentioned position.

Job role
Working as part of a team, the Research Fellow will be responsible for developing analysis proposals, conducting data analysis (including of a large Individual Patient Data (IPD) database), data management and harmonization, presenting at scientific meetings, writing manuscripts overseeing study conduct, data analysis and publication of results; It is expected that the Research Fellow will supervise PhD student(s).

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

To apply
If you are interested in the above position, please email your CV and application cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Manager and send to vacancies@ceshhar.co.zw Indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
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Social & Digital Media Intern: Discovereum
Deadline: 10 May 2022


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

Responsibilities 
Updates the social media accounts with fresh content to improve engagement and outreach; Conducts research to find articles and stories relevant to Discovereum’s mission and vision and posts on our social media platforms to invite conversation and interaction; Monitors and replies to conversation / interaction; Start a guest blogger program, identify, and coordinate with guest bloggers to post a new blog each month; Updates the website; Handles online (Info box / Google Calls) inquiries appropriately; Updates and grows the Constant Contact list; Tracks social media interaction and fanbase growth and provides communication team with monthly updates; Provides assistance with special events; Contributes to the team efforts by accomplishing related tasks as needed

Duration
This is a 6-month, unpaid internship. Intern will be expected to report for work in person 5 days a week. However, we provide a stipend to cover travel expenses.

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

To apply
If seriously interested please send a letter stating why you are interested, the time you have available as well as an example of something you have created on canva to vmm@inzifoundation.org
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Financial Viability Study of Solar Powered Irrigation Systems in Gwanda District Established under the Enhanced Agricultural Productivity and Resilience to Climate Change through Solar Powered Irrigation Project (REAP): Practical Action
Deadline: 6 May 2022


About 
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.

We are seeking the services of a qualified and experienced consultant (individual / team) to conduct a financial viability study Financial Viability Study of Solar Powered Irrigation systems established in Ganda District Zimbabwe.

Background and context
Solar powered irrigation has either been a component or focus of the majority of our agriculture sector projects in Zimbabwe in recent years.  This includes the Enhanced Agricultural Productivity and Resilience to Climate Change through Solar Powered Irrigation Project (REAP). The REAP project was designed to contribute to sustainable green economic growth in Zimbabwe by enhancing agricultural productivity with renewable energy and water efficient technologies, in Gwanda Rural District, South Matabeleland

The project goals are to impact 919 smallholder farming households enabling them to increase their incomes and yields by 100%, through participation in horticulture and other value chains, have stronger performing irrigation management and marketing committees, better access to markets and finance, and increased resilience to climate change.

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Policy Research for the Development of a Zimbabwe Farmers Union Dairy Financing Position Paper as Part of the Achievement of the Objectives of the EU Funded Transforming Zimbabwe’s Dairy Value Chain (Tranz DVC) Project (2019-2022): Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU)
Deadline: 10 May 2022 (11pm CAT)


About
A consortium consisting of the Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU), We Effect, Zimbabwe Dairy Industry Trust (ZIDIT) and Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers (ZADF) is implementing a project titled Transforming Zimbabwe’s Dairy Value Chain (TranZ DVC). The project aims to transform the dairy sector by addressing the Dairy Value Chain challenges. The project implementation commenced in 2019 and will end in December 2022. Policy research is required to identify gaps affecting financing for Dairy farmers in Zimbabwe.  The policy research output will be used as a source document to develop a position paper on dairy value chain financing. As such the research should, inter alia, assess a basket of dairy financing including, supply and demand of dairy finance, existing and potential models of financing, and policy directions for enabling the environment. Satisfying these financing issues will enhance access to appropriate finance for dairy farmers in Zimbabwe. This document provides the terms of reference for this research, for which consultancy services are required. 

Brief description of the project 
The purpose of the project is to address the root causes of underperformance in the Dairy Value Chain (DVC) in Zimbabwe by strengthening the linkages between production, processing and financing. This will contribute to the realization of the Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme (ZAGP) expected outcomes, especially increased production and productivity of the livestock sector and increased public and private investment in targeted livestock value chains. The project seeks to improve DVC economic performance through inclusive business models, DVC social performance through inclusive targeting and DVC environmental performance through the use of climate smart dairy farming and use of renewable energy. It also seeks to influence policies in the DVC, engage stakeholders and lobby for an enabling policy environment. The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the development of a diversified and efficient agriculture sector that promotes inclusive green economic growth. This will strengthen understanding and regular measurement of Dairy Value Chain (DVC) performance and enable core DVC actors, improving their performance through upgrading and / or scaling up activities. 

This will result in increased domestic milk production and reduced importation of milk, as 50 per cent of milk currently sold in Zimbabwe is imported. Overall, the project will promote improved value chain governance, vertical and horizontal coordination among DVC actors in order to support green economic growth, social and environmental sustainability.

To apply
Get full information and application details here



Takunda Adolescence Study - Request for Expressions of Interest: International Youth Foundation (IYF)
Deadline: 10 May 2022


Background
Takunda is a five-year, $55million Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) funded by USAID. The project is being implemented by CARE International and its partners, International Youth Foundation (IYF), Family Health International (FHI360), Nutrition Action Zimbabwe (NAZ), Bulawayo Projects Centre (BPC), and Environment Africa. The project implementation spans across two provinces, Manicaland (in Mutare and Buhera districts) and Masvingo (in Chivi and Zaka districts). Takunda seeks to promote sustainable, equitable, and resilient food, nutrition, and income for at-risk groups, namely: the extremely poor; chronically vulnerable; and those at risk of malnutrition. The project aims to directly impact 301,636 people in 77,211 households across all purpose areas, by increasing household gender-equitable income, nutrition status, and resilience to shocks and stressors. Gender equality, youth empowerment, and good governance are cross-cutting themes aimed at reducing disparities. The disparities encapsulate women and girls' limited access, control, or gained benefit from resources, assets, and opportunities. Additionally, the themes are intended to increase the capability of women and girls to realize their rights, determine their life outcomes, and influence decision-making at the household, community, and institutional level. As the youth technical lead for the Takunda consortium, IYF is responsible for youth engagement, inclusion, and empowerment activities across all three purposes. Adolescent girls and boys, aged 10 to 19, did not participate effectively in the initial round of studies during the refine and implement (R&I) year; hence, their voices are yet to inform the Takunda activity design. By targeting this younger demographic, the study will fill important knowledge gaps about the age and gender-related barriers and opportunities adolescents face in Takunda areas. In turn, the program will take a gender-sensitive life course approach across all three purposes: livelihoods, health and nutrition, and resilience. 

Requirements 
IYF seeks the services of a qualified consultant/team of consultants to conduct an adolescence study. The purpose of the study is to identify capacities and priorities for in- and out-of-school adolescents aged 10-19. In turn, the Takunda program will be informed on appropriate interventions that encourage continued education, access to opportunities for skills development, increased agency and informed choices, related to future careers/livelihood opportunities, health, and overall wellbeing`. This study is critical because youth constitute at least 50% of the project’s targeted population. Results of the study will inform adolescent-focused interventions and ensure Takunda has sufficiently segmented its youth cohorts, and taken a life-course approach to project activities. Please see attached scope of work for full details of the assignment;

To apply
Get full information and application details here



Baseline Assessment to Measure the Current Quality of Service Delivery for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults Living with HIV in Zimbabwe: Zvandiri 
Deadline: 11 May 2022


About
The Zvandiri programme is committed to transforming young lives through peer connections to assure health, happiness, and hope. The transformation relies not only on access to HIV medicines but also on evidence-based interventions which address their complex, evolving physical, social and psychological issues both within and beyond the health facility.  Zvandiri provides holistic care and support through combined health services, community outreach, mental health, psychosocial support and protection services, capacity strengthening programmes and advocacy initiatives.  These services are integrated within the clinical care provided by the government, as well as protection and education services. As such, children, adolescents and young adults living with HIV (CAYALHIV) are supported through a continuum of care.

Children, adolescents and young adults living with HIV are at the heart of the Zvandiri programme, taking the lead in planning and implementing services for their HIV positive peers. They are setting the standard of excellence in child participation and innovative approaches that address the HIV prevention, treatment, care and support needs of CAYALHIV. The Zvandiri programme has been recognised in Zimbabwe and further afield as a highly effective, relevant, innovative and sustainable peer model. One such recognition is the documentation as a best practice by WHO in its publication “Adolescent Friendly Health Services for Adolescents Living with HIV: From Theory to Practice.” Peer Driven Adolescent HIV Models of Care, 2019. The programme continues to innovate and lead the adaptation and implementation of the global standards for quality health-care services for adolescents by WHO / UNAIDS.

In 2021 Zvandiri received financial support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to scale up the Zvandiri model. This grant will assist Zvandiri with the provision of Technical Assistance to MoHCC across all districts of Zimbabwe as well as direct service delivery in collaboration with line ministries in 19 selected districts namely Mutoko, Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe, Kariba, Nyanga, Centenary, Mvurwi, Guruve, Chikomba, Gutu, Zaka, Bikita, Chivi, Umzingwane, Matobo, Gwanda, Insiza, Hwange, Chirumhanzu and Zvishavane. Through Technical Assistance, Zvandiri will support all districts in Zimbabwe to build their capacity to implement the Zvandiri model and deliver holistic, evidence-based, scalable services following a multi-stakeholder engagement approach. The overall goal of the project is skills transfer to government for the implementation of the Zvandiri model.

Purpose of the task
The main purpose of the baseline assessment is to identify, articulate, and document the existing gaps in the provision of quality, comprehensive health services for CAYALHIV in the health facilities and surrounding communities. The assessment will establish an empirical information base that will be used for monitoring and evaluating program implementation progress towards the set objectives, key performance indicators and targets over time of the project’s life span.

Baseline specific objectives
Identify current landscape or status of children, adolescents and young adults receiving HIV care and treatment including mental health, protection and sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) services in the targeted districts; Identify current status of implementation of the adapted WHO Global standards for quality health-care services for adolescents living with HIV; Investigate gaps and opportunities in service delivery including the implementation of adapted WHO Global standards for quality health-care services for adolescents living with HIV; Identify current status of project key performance indicators; To provide clear recommendations for intervention to enable Zvandiri model through skills transfer and collaboration to strengthen the HIV care and treatment including mental health, protection and sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) for CAYALHIV.

To apply
Get full information and application details here



Human Resource Management Software for Welthungerhilfe Offices Abroad: Welthungerhilfe
Deadline: 31 May 2022 (430pm CAT)


eTender Portal – Reference ID#:297134

Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. (WHH) is one of Germany's largest and most respected private organizations for development cooperation and humanitarian aid. As a politically and confessionally independent organization, our value-oriented actions are always based on ethical principles. Our vision is clear: "Zero Hunger wherever we work by 2030". Welthungerhilfe currently employs around 3.100 employees in Germany (headquarters) and 29 project countries worldwide.

To enhance our work to a more Efficient, Automated, Faster, and more Secure handling of HR processes in the areas of Payroll, Employee Leave and Time Management, Contract. Management, and Personnel File Management, including Archiving and Reporting, we aim at introducing data protection-compliant, digital software solutions in our Offices abroad. The Expression of Interest (EoI) process shall identify suitable / potential shortlisted candidates / suppliers who will be selected to participate in a Restricted Tendering 

To apply
Get full information and application details here


Enquiries concerning participation can be submitted through the eTender portal directly from 27th April to 17th May. 2022 @ 16:30 CET; Responses shall be submitted online through the eTender Portal no later than Tuesday 31st May 2022 at 16:30 CET; Please note that the Expression of Interest documents are available ONLINE ONLY, via our eTender Portal and NOT in Hard Copy or EMAIL.

For questions or inquiries, don't hesitate to contact Yeekor.Larkeh@welthungerhilfe.de & Till.Morbach@welthungerhilfe.de Thank you for your participation, and we look forward to hearing from you.
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Finance and Administration Officer: Local NGO
Deadline: 6 May 2022


Position summary
The Finance and Administration Officer will have primary responsibility for financial and administrative management for the project; supervision and oversight of all financial and administrative support staff; and establishment of the systems, procedures, and training of staff required to ensure compliance with grant and donor requirements and organization’s policies and systems.

Responsibilities
Finance and administration
Ensure day-to-day running of the financial, administrative and operations activities; Oversee systems for providing financial, administrative, and operational support to staff at all levels; Design, implement and maintain effective internal controls; Oversee the recording, documenting, and reporting of all financial transactions, including the
preparation of monthly financial expense reports, cash, and bank reconciliation statements, tracking of advances and liquidations, and review of monthly payroll; Prepare financial reports.

Human resources
Provide training to field staff in both offices on project procedures, including building the capacity of project staff in the area of finance, administration, and project management; Support the Director to recruit project staff as needed, participating in interviews and candidate selection; Oversee preparation of monthly paysheets, payroll, including computation of income tax and pension contributions & other fringe benefits; Monitor effective maintenance of up-to-date personnel records.

Operations and management
Lead procurement efforts of the project, including selection and negotiation with vendors, and the management of subcontractors on the project; Review purchase requisitions and purchase orders, ensuring adequate funds, expense authorization, supporting documentation, accuracy of amounts, and control over payments; Ensure the organization registration is up to date with the relevant authorities; Ensure compliance of procurement and field accounting policies and procedures, including adherence to grant and donor rules and regulations; Manage procedures and staff developing project inventory and property lists, ensuring their accuracy and timely reviews and updates; Other duties as needed.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; Minimum of two years of relevant work experience; Ability to work and travel to multi-cultural environments and build effective working
relationships with clients, subcontractors, partners, and colleagues; Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while remaining flexible; Strong attention to detail and strong organizational skills required; Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and team management skills; Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel and excellent budgeting skills required; Advanced language proficiency in English required.

The organization is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honours the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

To apply
Interested candidates should send their application letter and curriculum vitae with three contactable referees no later than 6 May 2022 to youthinitiatives9@gmail.com clearly indicating ‘Finance and Administration Officer’ on the subject of the email. Only candidates who will be shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.



Program Coordinator (DREAMS Program): Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH) 
Deadline: 6 May 2022


About 
Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the position of Program Coordinator – DREAMS Program. Zim-TTECH's activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through Center for Disease Control to implement HIV & TB treatment and care services in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control) Program. ZimPAAC DREAMS consortium comprising of three local partners implements DREAMS activities in four districts in Matabeleland North Province (Bubi, Nkayi, Tsholotsho and Lupane). The contract of employment is renewable yearly subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the candidate.

Position summary
The position reports to the Senior Program Manager and provides hands on support and monitoring of the Zim-TTECH DREAMS scope of work to support national HIV prevention strategies in conjunction with Zim-TTECH’s DREAMS Senior Program Manager, Zim-TTECH Head office staff and ZimPAAC DREAMS Consortium Partners. 

Responsibilities 
Coordinate Zim-TTECH DREAMS capacity building activities including monitoring performance of the various cadres (Program Officer, DREAMS Team Leads) to ensure layering of DREAMS activities across all interventions to ensure program implementation with fidelity at various entry points such as schools, health facilities, community inclusive of safe spaces and safe hubs and working closely with staff in the MOHCC National DREAMS program to support capacity development of various DREAMS cadres (program staff, health care workers, community health care workers and lay cadres) to provide quality layered DREAMS services; Provide appropriate and updated program input in the development and adaptation of various PEPFAR approved curricula and training material, development of monthly / quarterly and annual work plans, including identifying deliverables and tracking progress of MER, custom and supplementary indicators; Provide technical support to district and provincial level staff to ensure DREAMS program is implemented with fidelity at all service points, identifying training needs, developing Standard Operating Procedures, job aides, and conducting on the job training, coaching and guidance on quality improvement on DREAMS related services including use of national M&E tools in line with PEPFAR COP program direction and MoHCC DREAMS guidelines; Plan, coordinate and facilitate DREAMS critical meetings, representing Zim-TTECH in relevant stakeholder and TWG meetings e.g DREAMS review meetings and other relevant coordination meetings as well as PEPFAR / CDC / MOHCC organized meetings and support visits; The successful candidate plays a critical role in identifying program gaps, plan and execute corrective strategies and monitor progress, ensuring timeous submission of reports; In liaison with Zim-TTECH SIE Senior Program Manager, DREAMS M&E Manager and working closely with ZimPAAC DREAMS consortium partners Strategic Information Coordinators, track and monitor consortium  program activities in line with program objectives and set targets, providing programmatic input in program data analysis to come up with data supported program performance improvement interventions; In liaison with DREAMS SPM and ZimPAAC consortium Lead persons, develop and share program progress reports with key stakeholders-MOHCC, CDC, I-TECH / UW program staff as required. Performing any other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Qualifications, skills and experience   
Degree in Health or Social Sciences or related qualifications; Post graduate training in Public Health, Project Management, or any other relevant post graduate training is a distinct consideration; Minimum of 5 years’ experience in HIV / TB program activities- experience in one of the following areas: Implementing DREAMS program, working with key and vulnerable populations such as adolescents and young people, orphans and YWSS, implementing USG funded programs particularly CDC funded programs and working with MoHCC is an added advantage; Experience training and conducting meetings is desirable, excellent report writing and presentation skills; Excellent interpersonal skills and people management skills capable of communicating efficiently, problem-solving and sound decision-making capacity, with ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work effectively in a demanding environment; Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet and fluency in both English and main local languages; The candidate must have ability to work independently and collaboratively and be willing to travel extensively within and outside Mat North Province.

To apply
Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, and certified copies of certificates to The Human Resources Manager to: pcdreams@zimttech.org

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



Field Officer: Community Technology Development Organization (CTDO)
Deadline: 6 May 2022


Background
Community Technology Development Organization (CTDO) is a registered Private Voluntary Organization (PVO 28/12). CTDO promotes sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change, environmental management, food and nutrition security, water, sanitation, and health, and implements policy and advocacy programmes in rural communities through a gender sensitive and inclusive approach. CTDO is implementing the EFASS Project in Murewa, Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe and Mudzi Districts of Mashonaland East Province. CTDO seeks to immediately fill in the position of Field Officer which has arisen in Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe.

Position summary
The Field Officer will be based in Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe (UMP). He / she will work with government departments and local structures as appropriate at the district level. The Field Officer will be required to travel extensively to the project sites(using a motorbike), sub-office and head office if required. He / she will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and in close interaction with the Project Coordinator.

Job description
The core functions of the Field Officer include but are not limited to the following: ensure the successful implementation of the EFASS project activities, including planning and transparent procurement and distribution of project related goods and services; to work in close coordination with Project Coordinator and Technical Team on programmatic strategy including where to focus project resources, how to develop standard operating procedures and how to address programmatic challenges as they arise; monitor and supervisor activities and performance progress in the project district according to the approved implementation work plan and technical assistance by Project Team through electronic record, written feedback and systematic upgrade of information and regularly share feedback and elevate potential risks to the Project Manager; writing of work plans, weekly / monthly reports, success stories and processing financial requisitions and liquidations as guided by the organization’s policies; ensure regular office work is completed including maintaining of all project files, correspondence, photos, asset inventory and receipts for payments, facilitate and stimulate interaction and synergies between the project and other stakeholders working in the district and support mainstreaming of gender equality in project implementation process; coordinate the process of beneficiary targeting and registration as per set criteria; promote ecological farming and small-scale mechanization technologies to improve productivity and quality; train farmers on the use of small-mechanized equipment in production, processing and product value addition using farmer field schools approach (in liaison with AGRITEX)p; train farmers on farming as a business (FaaB), marketing, post-harvest handling and storage, business development and financial literacy and facilitate market linkages; facilitate the organization and holding of community-based seed and food fairs, market fairs, roadshows and awareness raising exhibitions; assist the Project Coordinator in organizing, facilitating, conducting and participating in meetings and workshops at district and community level on topics related to activities that are relevant to project goals and objectives at agreed intervals, times and dates; build strong relationships with community leaders, local authorities and beneficiaries; representing CTDO at district level meetings and serve as the project focal / liaison and information point person in the district.

Desired qualification and experience
The Field Officer must have either a University degree in Agricultural Sciences, or a Diploma in Agriculture with a recognized Agriculture College; a minimum of 5 years’  experience in a similar position, strong communication skills, self-motivated with strong people skills and be able to ride a motorbike.

To apply
Please send your CV and cover letter to admin@ctdt.co.zw copying noble@ctdt.co.zw and rmafuratidze@ctdt.co.zw; only shortlisted candidates will be notified.



Project Accountant: International Medical Corps 
Deadline: 8 May 2022


Location: Bulawayo

About
International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance. International Medical Corps began its operation in Zimbabwe in 2009 in response to the cholera outbreak and since, we have delivered quality health services, nutrition and food-security programs, and have reduced the spread of waterborne diseases by increasing access to clean water and improving hygiene practices.

International Medical Corps’ Zimbabwe mission has recently provided Nutrition, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and maternal and child health support and preparedness capacity-building. Operations have been centralized in Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South provinces and there are plans to expand programmatic coverage to Masvingo Province.
 
Job summary
The Project Accountant will be providing financial aspects of the UNICEF project portfolios, implementing and monitoring the financial aspects of assigned projects, managing financial risks and opportunities, and providing appraisal and analysis of the necessary financial aspects of proposals and reports to donor. The Project Accountant will be responsible for managing the overall finance operations with a focus on budget tracking, expenditure monitoring, reporting and cash flow management.

Job description
Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual field financial reports and submit to Finance Manager and Finance HQ Desk; Monitor expenditure, forecast and report timely; Responsible for sustainable budgets management as per cash flow projection and in compliance with finance and procurement guidelines; Manage the project funds including processing payments via petty cash and submission of approved payment requests to the Finance Manager; Ensure / Enforce compliance with grant / donor financial accountability and reporting requirements; Ensure staffs comply with financial guidelines and approval levels; Review monthly financial tracking tool for each project to ensure budget control and management; Interface with HR and Logistics on various elements of financial systems and processes related to the project activities; Ensure that IMC financial management and controls in relation to the project are in place and being followed by the team; Keenly verify expenditures and payments to vendors based on approved procurement plans and processes, purchase requisitions and purchase orders; Responsible for usage, flow and filing of pre-numbered forms and documents during transactions; Keenly analyze advances to staff, offices, and other receivables by month of origin; and make timely adjustments in the Advance Registers as per the finance system generated listings and advance register in place; Support project staff in preparation of project related budgets and reworking of budgets in keeping with changes in project plans; Ensure donor and Government compliance aspects are met in financial recording and reporting; Responsible for proper archiving of financial documents; Responsible for VAT Preparation and Submission to Donor 

Code of conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adhere to those standards. The position holder is expected to set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

Safeguarding
It is the shared responsibility and obligation of all staff to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

Equal opportunities
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate for the Project Accountant job must have relevant academic qualifications in Accounting, or Financial management or related field, (A degree in Accounting or Finance or Business Administration) and professional certification in accounting would be an added advantage; Three years of relevant professional experience in an NGO setting and donor funding such as UNICEF, USAID; Significant knowledge and experience of all core financial management activities including donor reporting; accounts payable, cash management, budget development, Statutory requirements and standard accounts; Proficiency in numeracy skills and good computer skills (Excel Especially, Word); 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; Good analytical and conceptual thinking skills with proven proactive approach; Ability to lead and motivate others, strong self-awareness and flexibility; Ability to work creatively, effectively and under own initiative; Keen attention to details and excellent personal communication skills in written and verbal English

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

Website for reporting misconduct 
www.InternationalMedicalCorps.ethicspoint.com Please do not submit your CV or application to this website, it will not be considered for review



Humanitarian Response Coordinator: Tearfund Zimbabwe 
Deadline: 11 May 2022


About
Tearfund is a Christian relief and development agency. It currently works in around 50 countries, with a primary focus on supporting those in poverty and providing disaster relief for disadvantaged communities. Tearfund wants to unlock the potential of local churches and community organizations globally to tackle the root causes of poverty, injustice and fragility in their wider communities.

Job summary
Are you a humanitarian worker who has experience in building local capacity for disaster and resilience responses? Have you worked with first responders such as the local church, and been involved in building their capacity?  Do you have experience in coordinating and working in collaboration with other agencies in humanitarian responses? You might be the person Tearfund is looking for to fill this role.
Tearfund is currently recruiting for a highly experienced Humanitarian Response Coordinator who is able to join the team to build the effectiveness of Tearfund and partner staff in Humanitarian responses.

The individual will bring a wealth of experience and learning from previous disaster response and resilience and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of environmental and economic priorities in both development and humanitarian contexts.

Duties 
Your major focus will be working closely with the Zimbabwe team to improve the humanitarian response capacity of Tearfund partner staff; This will involve capacity assessments, training, linking local partners to collaboration agencies and accompaniment to partners; The role will involve mobilizing local Tearfund partners and churches during emergency periods, undertaking assessments, guiding and advising partners, helping to develop project design, support monitoring and reporting and developing preparedness and contingency plants; Facilitating learning and exchange for Emergence response partners, making  valuable contributions to Tearfund's learning culture, participating in evaluations, coordinating and facilitating learning review, ensuring learning on humanitarian good practice is disseminated and applied; You will make representation on National Humanitarian and resilience forums and working groups; Your role will also include representation with external networks and humanitarian funding donors, INGO / NGO coordination groups and providing support in developing partner consortium's; Applicants require strong English language skills (understanding and working knowledge of local languages will be an added advantage.

Qualifications
You will be: Educated to Masters level  or equivalent and have proven and substantive field-based experience in disaster management or resilience related work; A strong team player, able to influence and bring others along with you in critical settings; Accustomed to working unsupervised and responding to tight deadlines.

To apply
Get full information and application details here



Operations Assistant (Data Processing): IOM UN Migration
Deadline: 12 May 2022


Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Classification: General Service Staff, Grade G5
Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Reference Number: VN2022/04

About
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants 
 
Context 
Since the inception of IOM in 1951, Movement Operations have been and continue to be a fundamental pillar of the Organization’s work. The organized movement of persons in need of international migration assistance is a primary mandate of the Organization and a cornerstone of IOM’s operations. This mandate has resulted in the international transport of more than 15 million migrants and refugees worldwide. Movement Operations Units in various IOM Country Offices, coordinated under the Division of Resettlement and Movement Management (RMM) in the Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) at IOM’s Geneva Headquarters (HQ), are responsible for all aspects of travel for migrants and refugees under IOM’s auspices, in accordance with the various framework agreements with resettlement and receiving Governments and partners across the spectrum of the Organization's programmes. 
 
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of Movement Operations Officer, the Operations Assistant (Data Processing) is responsible for undertaking data processing activities, with the following duties and responsibilities

Core functions / responsibilities
 Record demographic and biographic information in MiMOSA upon receipt of the request for travel while confirming receipt to third parties, such as an embassy or Resettlement Support Center (RSC). Notify the Operations Officer of the receipt of new requests for travel assistance.; Secure, and account for travel documents in accordance with the local Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); Ensure secure storage of documentation and data in accordance with IOM principles and guidelines while guaranteeing limited access to physical files.; Process exit permits in close coordination with supervisors and other IOM colleagues and relevant authorities; Ensure the issuance and timely dispatch of travel documents with Operations colleagues, from booking notifications to logistical assistance with exit processes closely coordinated; Prepare all travel-ready documentation for transfer to Field Support colleagues in collaboration and coordination with supervisors while ensuring the travel bag has all necessary documentation to depart the country; Prepare reports as requested on the receipt of documentation to time of service delivery; inform supervisors on issues which need attention and suggest corrective actions; Report any problems encountered like denials of exit permits, reasons for such denials and possible solutions; Assist in preparing regular data mining reports to ensure that MiMOSA is up-to-date, accurate and maintains the integrity of relevant Movement Operations projects; Provide regular feedback on work being accomplished to the Operations Officer and keep supervisors immediately informed of any issues that arise; Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of relevant Movement Operations SOPs and Movements-related systems and databases, as well as the ability to remain professional, impartial, and unbiased during all interactions with migrants and colleagues per the IOM Code of Conduct and instruction on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA.); Maintain and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of all relevant paperwork in line with standards of conduct and data protection rules. Alert management of any non-compliance to SOPs or codes of conduct by IOM staff members or partners; Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications and experience
Completed secondary [high school] education required and five years of relevant working experience; Three years of working experience with a Bachelor’s degree.

Experience
Prior Movement Operations or transportation experience a strong advantage; Strong computer skills – Word, Excel, and Internet; past experience with Movement Operations-related databases and systems (including, MiMOSA,) is a strong advantage.

Languages
Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Required competencies
Values 
Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible; Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules and standards of conduct; Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core competencies – behavioural indicators
Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results; Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes; Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge, and innovate; Accountability: takes ownership of achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work; Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring, and motivational way.

Other
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment; No late applications will be accepted.

To apply: 
IOM invites interested candidates to submit their applications to vacancieshre@iom.int by 12 May 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

Female candidates who are qualified and experienced are especially encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Operations Assistant – Team Leader (Field Support) : IOM UN Migration
Deadline: 12 May 2022
 

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe
Classification: General Service Staff, Grade G5
Type of Appointment:Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Reference Number: VN2022/05

AboutEstablished in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants 
 
Context  
Since the inception of IOM in 1951, Movement Operations have been and continue to be a fundamental pillar of the Organization’s work. The organized movement of persons in need of international migration assistance is a primary mandate of the Organization and a cornerstone of IOM’s operations. This mandate has resulted in the international transport of more than 15 million migrants and refugees worldwide. Movement Operations departments in various IOM missions, coordinated under the division of Resettlement and Movement Management (RMM) in the Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) at IOM’s Geneva Headquarters, are responsible for all aspects of travel for migrants and refugees under IOM’s auspices, in accordance with the various framework agreements with resettlement and receiving Governments and partners across the spectrum of the Organization's programmes.

Under the general supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of Movement Operations Officer, the Operations Assistant - Team Leader (Field Support) is responsible for undertaking movement operations activities in the field, with the following duties and responsibilities.

Core functions / responsibilities 
 Undertake field activities in an assigned area or areas, such as at an airport, transit center, third-party facility, camp-based operation, or sub-office, or in relation to transportation. As required, monitor and guide teams of Operations Clerks and Operations Assistants in completing field support activities; In coordination with the Movement Operations Officer, lead Field Support Teams as they perform airport services, as well as perform airport services when required, such as providing custodial care of travel documentation; verifying identities and documentation, including exit permissions, visas, tickets and other items in the travel bag; assisting with airport formalities, including flight arrivals, curb-side assistance, check-in, luggage formalities, immigration procedures, security screening systems and customs clearance; escorting arriving individuals to ground transportation and departing individuals to their gates; visually confirming flights have departed; ensuring individuals with special needs or equipment receive appropriate support; and, as needed, sending notifications using relevant systems; Lead Field Support Teams as they assist individuals at transit centers or third-party facilities, including upon arrival with sign-in, verification of identity, orientation, food and non-food items and room assignments; during their stay with food and non-food items, instructions, briefings, activities, and resolution of issues; and upon departure for medical appointments, return travel or onward travel with briefings, luggage support and transition to transportation. Enter and update relevant data in the appropriate systems and ensure vulnerable individuals are assisted in a manner that ensures their safety, security, and comfort; report all issues immediately to the appropriate supervisor(s); Assist in the coordination of timely and adequate services for meals, snacks, and water for individuals staying at Transit Centers, third-party facilities or during transit in airports and other locations. Work closely with the service provider to ensure meals are culturally appropriate and to reduce the level of waste while keeping the quality of the food at the highest standard; Work with units and departments and beneficiaries on pre-departure formalities including but not limited to travel loans, luggage, prohibited items, bag tags and clothing / shoes; Assist with daily discussions with beneficiaries on cleanliness, litter, and hygiene. Keep all posters and informational messages up-to-date and placed in visible locations; Assist at transit centers and third-party facilities for extended periods of up to 12 hours and during overnight periods, ensuring the needs of individuals are met throughout their stay. Communicate promptly with third-party facility representatives and / or supervisors if issues arise; Lead the coordination of transportation from consolidation points, transit centers and third-party facilities, including liaising with service providers, ensuring the identity verification, readiness and organization of individuals being transported, and providing relevant briefings; Ensure baggage sorting, tagging, and handling is done appropriately and arrange for individuals to be escorted on transportation as needed; Ensure persons with special needs are provided with appropriate services and report any issues to supervisors immediately; Provide selection mission support, exit permit support and / or interpretation services for individuals at the airport, in transit centers, camps, consolidation points and third-party facilities or during transport by air, ground or water; Provide regular feedback on work being accomplished to the Movement Operations Officer and keep supervisors immediately informed of any issues requiring their attention; Alert Movement Operations Officer or management of any non-compliance to SOPs or codes of conduct by IOM staff members or partners; Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications and experience 
Secondary [high school] education and five years of relevant working experience; Three years of working experience with a Bachelor’s degree.

Experience
Prior Movement Operations or transportation experience is a strong advantage; Strong computer skills – Word, Excel, and Internet; Mature individual who can work independently and overtime, when requested and independently; Previous working experience with NGOs or international organizations, is an added advantage.

Languages
Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Required competencies

Values 
Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible; Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules and standards of conduct; Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core competencies – behavioural indicators
Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results; Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes; Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge, and innovate; Accountability: takes ownership of achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work; Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring, and motivational way.

Other
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment; No late applications will be accepted.

To apply 
IOM invites interested candidates to submit their applications to vacancieshre@iom.int by 12 May 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. Female candidates who are qualified and experienced are especially encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Operations Assistant (Field Support): IOM UN Migration
Deadline: 12 May 2022
 

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe
Classification: General Service Staff, Grade G5
Type of Appointment:Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Reference Number: VN2022/06

AboutEstablished in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants 
 
Context  
Since the inception of IOM in 1951, Movement Operations have been and continue to be a fundamental pillar of the Organization’s work. The organized movement of persons in need of international migration assistance is a primary mandate of the Organization and a cornerstone of IOM’s operations. This mandate has resulted in the international transport of more than 15 million migrants and refugees worldwide. Movement Operations departments in various IOM missions, coordinated under the division of Resettlement and Movement Management (RMM) in the Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) at IOM’s Geneva Headquarters, are responsible for all aspects of travel for migrants and refugees under IOM’s auspices, in accordance with the various framework agreements with resettlement and receiving Governments and partners across the spectrum of the Organization's programmes.

Under the general supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of Movement Operations Officer, the Operations Assistant - Team Leader (Field Support) is responsible for undertaking movement operations activities in the field, with the following duties and responsibilities.

Core functions / responsibilities 
Undertake field support activities in an assigned area or areas, such as at an airport, transit center, third-party facility, camp-based operation, or sub-office, or in relation to transportation; Perform airport services, such as providing custodial care of travel documentation; verifying identities and documentation, including exit permissions, visas, tickets and other items in the travel bag; assisting with airport formalities, including flight arrivals, curb-side assistance, check-in, luggage formalities, immigration procedures, security screening systems and customs clearance; escorting arriving individuals to ground transportation and departing individuals to their gates; visually confirming flights have departed; ensuring individuals with special needs or equipment receive appropriate support; and, as needed, sending notifications using relevant systems; Assist individuals at transit centers or third-party facilities, including upon arrival with sign-in, verification of identity, orientation, food and non-food items and room assignments; during their stay with food and non-food items, instructions, briefings, activities, and resolution of issues; and upon departure for medical appointments, return travel or onward travel with briefings, luggage support and transition to transportation. Enter and update relevant data in the appropriate systems and ensure vulnerable individuals are assisted in a manner that ensures their safety, security, and comfort; report all issues immediately to the appropriate supervisor(s); Assist at transit centers and third-party facilities for extended periods of up to 12 hours and during overnight periods and weekends, ensuring the needs of individuals are met throughout their stay. Communicate promptly with third-party facility representatives and / or supervisors if issues arise; Assist in the coordination of transportation from consolidation points, transit centers and third-party facilities, including liaising with service providers, ensuring the identity verification, readiness and organization of individuals being transported, and providing relevant briefings. Assist with baggage sorting, tagging, and handling and escort individuals on transportation as needed. Ensure individuals with special needs are provided with appropriate services and report any issues to supervisors immediately; Provide selection mission support, exit permit support and / or interpretation services for individuals at the airport, in transit centers, camps, consolidation points and third-party facilities or during transport by air, ground or water; Provide regular feedback on work being accomplished to the Operations Assistant (Team Leader) and / or supervisors and team members and keep supervisors immediately informed of any issues requiring their attention; Maintain and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of all relevant paperwork in line with standards of conduct and data protection rules. Alert the Operations Assistant (Team Leader) or management of any non-compliance to SOPs or codes of conduct by IOM staff members or partners; Perform such other duties as may be assigned. 
 
Qualifications and experience 
Four years of working experience with secondary [high school] education; Two years of working experience with Bachelor’s degree

Experience
Prior Movement Operations or transportation experience is a strong advantage; Knowledge of US, Australian, Canadian and European IOM resettlement procedures is an advantage; Strong computer skills – Word, Excel, and Internet; past experience with Movement Operations-related databases and systems is a strong advantage; Accuracy in handling and reporting data, with attention to processes and detail; Previous working experience with NGOs or international organizations, is an added advantage; Secondary [high school] education and five years of relevant working experience; Three years of working experience with a Bachelor’s degree.

Languages
Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Required competencies
Values 
Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible; Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules and standards of conduct; Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core competencies – behavioural indicators
Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results; Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes; Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge, and innovate; Accountability: takes ownership of achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work; Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring, and motivational way.

Managerial competencies – behavioural indicators 
Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example, and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential; Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential; Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction

Other
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment; No late applications will be accepted.

To apply 
IOM invites interested candidates to submit their applications to vacancieshre@iom.int by 12 May 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. Female candidates who are qualified and experienced are especially encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Location Programme Manager: SOS Children's Villages International (CVI)  
Deadline: 13 May 2022 


Job Ref: SOS/28/4/22
Location: Bindura
Supervisor: National Programs Director
Supervisee: Location staff 

About
Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages International (CVI) is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children without parental care and those who are at the risk of losing it.

SOS Children's Villages Association of Zimbabwe is a member of SOS International - a worldwide children's social welfare organization, providing vulnerable children without homes with a family home and educational opportunities as well as strengthening families to reduce poverty.

Mission of the position 
SOS Children's Villages Zimbabwe has established Community Outreach Programmes around the country.  The Programme aims to assist and support children in difficult circumstances; in particular, families headed by a child, a grandparent or by a single parent. The Association is looking for an energetic and organized individual to support the National Association in providing leadership for the overall development and implementation of the SOS Children’s Village Programmes for the Location in accordance with the vision, mission, strategy, policies and standards of SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe.
               
Key performance areas and main responsibilities
Leads the overall development and implementation of the location’s SOS Children’s Villages Programme (CVP) in line with the vision, mission, strategies, policies, and standards of the organization; Coordinates the Children’s Village Programme activities and interventions; Ensures that CVP interventions are relevant to the local context, respond to the needs of the target group, and contribute to the development of sustainable social support systems; Represents the organization in all interactions with stakeholders in the programme location; Leads and coordinates cooperation, partnership building, and networking efforts of the CVP with local and national authorities and other external stakeholders; Leads results based - monitoring and evaluation or programme at the location; Assesses effectiveness of project activities, outputs and outcomes against agreed targets; Ensures quality and effectiveness of services and their cost-efficiency through quality assurance and optimal use of resources; Leads and supervises co-workers and ensures they are given the necessary support to perform their respective roles and responsibilities; Facilitates cooperation and information flow between National Office staff and their counterparts in the location; Participates in the recruitment, orientation, performance management and capacity building of co-workers at the location; Participates in national planning, budgeting and review meetings; Leads efforts towards self-financing by mobilizing government subsidies and public funds; Ensures accountability in the programme by implementing effective financial and administrative procedures in accordance with defined policies, guidelines and standards; Ensure that his / her programme location achieve all the required strategic and operational deliverables in line with organizational direction; Submits periodic progress reports on location CVP activities to NPD and relevant National Office functions.
        
Requirements
Demonstrable track record of success with program design, performance management, learning systems and monitoring & evaluation; Ability to thrive in a fast-moving, changing environment, with an emphasis on high-performance, teamwork, accountability and results; Able to work within a customer service framework; Refined and well-organized multi-tasking skills; Experience in prioritizing and sequencing both programmatic and operational activities; Ability to build relationships with partners and stakeholders; Highly facilitative and collaborative leadership style; Excellent adaptive problem-solver in challenging environment; Excellent analytical and Report Writing skills; Strong written and verbal communication skills and adaptability / flexibility capabilities; Project planning and management skills; Strong Leadership and People Management skills; Team Player.

Qualifications 
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business Management / Administration, Development Studies, Commerce or related field; MA / MSc degree in Sociology, management, Public Administration and other relevant social science streams will be added advantage; Seven years relevant experience in field in progressive management experience leading and implementing community development Support programmes; Holder of clean Class Four Drivers License; Strong expertise and skills in relationship building, including creating and sustaining high performing teams; Demonstrated understanding of capacity development concepts and innovative approaches to developing capacity within SOSCVZ support programmes. 
      
To apply
If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above position, please send your detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of certified academic certificates. Applications should be submitted electronically indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line and sent to the address given. All applications should be submitted not later than 13 May 2022. Please note the applications will be reviewed as they come in.

Applications that are late do not have a CV or certified certificates attached will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. E-mail applications should bear the reference number of the position in the subject line of the email. E-mail Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to Resourcing.SOS@sos-zimbabwe.org 

SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes.   

SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe is an equal opportunities employer and encourages all eligible applicants to apply without any consideration to sex, cultural consideration, disability or creed. Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security



9 (Nine) x District Coordinator: Zimbabwe National Network of PLHIV (ZNNP+)
Deadline: 13 May 2022


Location: Goromonzi, Marondera, Mudzi, Murehwa, Mutoko, Seke, Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe, Hwedza and Bikita

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 to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV in all their diversity. 

Position summary
Under the overall guidance and the direct supervision of the Provincial Coordinator, the District Coordinator will support ZNNP+ efforts aimed at developing and implementing innovative approaches and strategies to strengthen HIV care and treatment services by providing enhanced access for communities to comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment.

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; Oversee the coordination of the implementation of community HIV program activities; Provide technical support to community structures in adopting a data driven approach to resolving district level challenges affecting the community HIV program; Manage the community HIV program resources for the organization within the district; Support community service delivery platforms in identifying gaps and challenges impacting on HIV prevention; 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; Ensuring that people living with HIV have access to quality HIV and other health related services including viral load monitoring, integrated mental health and disclosure support; 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; Implement  and provide timely reports on all activities within agreed time spans and in line with ZNNP+ and donor guidelines and standards; 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: 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.



Technical Advisor: HOPE International
Deadline: 13 May 2022


Location: Harare, Zimbabwe

Job summary
The Technical Advisor (TA) will assist the Country Director with the development of a sustainable, high impact savings group program, which continues to attract the support of donors. The role will focus on quality systems and processes, innovation, meaningful relationship management (church partners, headquarters, local staff, and donors), listening, monitoring and evaluation, and expertise supporting the establishment, delivery, and continuous improvement of the savings program. The TA role will include a core group of primary responsibilities as well as a range of potential responsibilities which may be added to enlarge the role to suit program needs and / or the gifts and skills of the individual.

Qualifications
Personal confession of the Christian faith and commitment to the mission and vision of HOPE International; A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in international development (NGO), ministry contexts, or business; A Masters’ Degree in international / rural development or related discipline (social science); Skilled leader, with excellent understanding of cross-cultural communications, multicultural workplace relationships, church relations, and the ability to relate to and effectively motivate staff; Project management experience, preferably multi-sector programs in rural Zimbabwe; Experience with savings groups and or Village Lending & Savings Associations (VSLAs) will be an asset; Highly organized with strong attention to detail; Assertive self-starter with demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with a team; Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, with ability to communicate well across cultures and make analyses useful to audiences with differing levels of comfort in reading and interpreting data; Fluent in spoken and written English and major local languages; Excellent written, verbal, and computer-based communication skills; Passion to help the underprivileged to regain hope, dignity, and the ability to support themselves and their families; Demonstrated acumen in use of applicable technology systems, e.g Excel, Power Point, databases; Commitment of at least 2 – 3 years expected, preferably longer; Experience with resource mobilization and donor engagement preferred.

To apply 
Get full information and application details here
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