Thursday, May 21, 2015

Information Technology (IT) Intern: CARE International in Zimbabwe

Position Code: PS- ITI15
Job summary The Information Technology (IT) Intern will be based in Harare reporting to the IT Officer. The incumbent will be responsible for monitoring the internet link and recording downtime as well as providing maintenance services on printers, desktop computers and photocopiers.
Key duties and responsibilities Checking antivirus system for virus detections and exceptions; Generating weekly system and network availability reports; Providing technical support to users on various IT related requests; Participating in server configurations for network services; Participating in hardware installations and development, hardware maintenance and optimisation; Performing daily backup procedures; Checking power on server and network devices in the server room.


Qualifications, skills and experience Recent graduate with a Degree in Computer Science/Information Systems or equivalent; Hardworking and flexible; Able to communicate effectively at all levels; 1 year work related learning experience
To apply Interested and qualified persons can send their Curriculum Vitae and Application Letters quoting the position code on the subject for email applications to:
The Human Resources Manager CARE International in Zimbabwe 8 Ross Avenue Belgravia Harare

Projects Manager

Civil Construction, Mining & Property Development
Vacancy Notice
An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen at Tarcon Africa. The post requires a competent and results oriented individual. A highly competitive package designed to attract the right calibre of candidates is on offer.
Projects Manager

Duties include:
  • Effective project management from initiation to closure
  • Development of full scale project plans and relevant communication documents
  • Effective and timely communication of project expectations to team members and stakeholders
  • Liaising with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Producing project budgets and cash-flows needed to achieve project goals
  • Effective resource mobilisation and demobilisation
  • Delegation of tasks and responsibilities to team members
  • Effective management of staff in order to achieve project deliverables
  • Tracking project milestones
  • Troubleshooting
  • Coaching, mentoring and motivating team members
  • Supervision of subcontractors
  • Producing monthly accurate contract reports


The incumbent will report to the Projects Director. This is a highly challenging post and key to successful project implementation.
The person must have:
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification
  • A post graduate qualification in Project Management is an added advantage
  • Experience in use of relevant project software such as MS Projects is essential and knowledge of AutoCAD is an added advantage
  • A minimum of 8 years experience in the civil engineering field covering such areas as road construction, earthworks, water and sewer reticulation, dam construction and property development
  • Strong site and project management skills,
  • Proven ability in contracts management with a keen appreciation of the commercial aspects of projects (pricing, tendering and claiming process)
  • Strong people management skills and the ability to perform under pressure, must be assertive and be an effective communicator.
  • Ability to complete projects under strict deadlines

Method of application
Interested candidates should email detailed CVs to info[at] no later than 29th May, 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Supply Officer

United Nations Children’s Fund
Zimbabwe Country Office - Vacancy Notice
Please note that UNICEF does not charge a fee or require personal banking details at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training or any other fees).
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 180 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls and the protection of children from violence, exploitation and AIDS.
Vacancy Notice No. Zim/2015/07 Supply Officer, NOB Level(Fixed Term Post).

Purpose of the Job
Under the direct supervision of the Supply & Procurement Specialist, the incumbent administers the supply operations of a relatively repetitive nature and moderate impact, requiring sound professional technical expertise in support of operations and programme objectives. Responsible for effective planning, contracting, procurement, distribution, and logistical management of UNICEF's supplies, in support of the Country Programmes and operations.
Key result areas
  • Provide rapid and relevant responses to evolving supply needs and situations facing children and families, including emergency situations, with a priority on achieving value for money.
  • Support logistics/supply planning through co-ordination with Operations/Programme Sections.
  • Provides technical support in preparation of appropriate documents, and input on specifications and supply and logistics arrangements, facilitating cost-effective efficient procurement, coordinate clearance with logistics team and programmes, storage and distribution of supplies and equipment to project sites, in support of the country programme implementation.
  • Ensure sound, accurate supply/procurement management systems, procedures and documentation as well as regular, accurate reporting to maintain the highest level of integrity. standards and accountability.
  • Maintain effective working relations and contact with the Supply Division, Copenhagen, to confer on supply and procurement policies and procedures. Advise the country office on policies and procedures impacting on offshore and local procurement and delivery. Maintain link with Copenhagen on transnational shipments, deliveries. claims and appropriateness of supplies.
  • Responsible to co-ordinate with programmes sections input in annual supply plan for goods procurement, ensuring regular update during the procurement cycle. Generate weekly, monthly supply status report to be shared with supervisor: Preparation/ compilation of the supply status reports, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, appeals, etc.
  • Possess sound current market knowledge on commodity and keeps abreast of local market development.
  • Identify bottleneck in supply chain and escalate when required to supervisor with propose remedial action.
  • Undertake field visits to project sites and monitor inventory and supply inputs and propose corrective actions to improve logistical procedures.
  • Conduct local procurement through issuance of tenders. bid adjudication and contract management.
  • Identify and recommend potential local suppliers and maintain data on and evaluate local supply sources' overall performance, (competitive pricing, product quality and timely delivery).
  • Monitor progress of offshore and/or regional procurement through regular contacts with the Action Officers).
  • Communicate and report quality issues with respect to supplies and/or service agreements.
  • Co-ordinate with the Programme Section on supply planning, providing technical support on procurement specifications and supply administration as well as providing advice on supply requirements in the development of the supply component of the Country Programme.
  • Assists in the identification of training needs and plan training activities in supply administration for
  • UNICEF's staff/consultants and counterparts, to improve supply delivery.
  • Supervise staff to ensure appropriateness of documentation, i.e. supply requisitions, bid documentation, tabulation and draft purchase orders while ensuring systematic filing is undertaken for completeness.
  • Conduct and monitor effective procurement. local, regional and/or offshore, with a goal to attain lowest cost without sacrificing quality as applicable.
  • Maintain partnership and collaborative relations with UNICEF, Government, UN and bilateral counterparts in supply and logistics activities, including distribution and monitoring supply inputs and inventory


Qualifications and Competencies
  • Advanced Degree in Supply and Logistics Management, Business Administration, Management or a related technical field.
  • Two years of relevant professional work experience with both national and international work experience in supply, logistics, purchasing contracting and/or other related field.
  • Work experience in emergency duty station is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of specialized and standard technical processes of essential Supply Management, Purchasing and Contracting procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
  • Competencies required: Communication, Drive for Results, Working with People, Applying Technical Expertise, Following Instructions and Procedures, Planning and Organizing.

If you have experience of working in a similar capacity, meet the above profile and want to make an active and 
lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send your application letter together with resume to  the address below. All applications must have a cover letter and a C. V. and applications without cover letters will not be considered. If sending via email quote "Vacancy Notice No. Zim/2015/07 Supply Officer, NOB Level (Fixed Term Post)," as subject heading. Please email application information or apply in person.
This advert is a correction to the earlier advertised talent pool vacancy announcement. Applicants who applied to the earlier announcement are still under full consideration and need not re-apply.
Human Resources Manager
(Vacancy Notice: Zim/2015/07J
UNICEF, 6 Fairbridge Avenue,
or email: hararevacancies[at]
Applications should be received by 3rd June, 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff, and equal opportunities for people living with disabilities. Well qualified candidates, particularly women and people living with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Carpenter x3

Carpenter x3
Skills and Competencies.
  • Experienced in concrete works shuttering preferably with steel shutters for concrete formwork for columns and foundations

Person Specifications
  • Trade tested with Class 1 or 2.
  • Traceable experience.
  • Able to translate drawings as required.
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months.


If you meet the above criteria, submit your application with a detailed CV at Number 1 Union Avenue, Third Block, Third Floor or email to info[at] on or before 22nd May, 2015, 10am.

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