Monday, September 1, 2014

Graduate trainees opportunities in 2015 at Barclays bank - Zimbabwe

Barclays bank has started recruiting for graduate trainees opportunities in 2015.
Applications to the Graduate Programme are open 15th September 2014 for countries outside South Africa. “So, be sure to apply as soon as possible, so that you don’t miss out,” reads a part of their website
To apply, you will be asked to complete a short application form, with your personal and educational details. You may also – depending on where you apply – be asked a few short questions about why you’re applying, and be prompted to upload your CV.
After this initial stage, you may then be invited to complete some online tests. Keep a close eye on your inbox and mobile as we will be communicating with you often throughout your application process.
The process you will go through will depend on the business area and location that you are applying to, as well as the level you’re applying at.
To learn more about the programme click HERE

2014/2015 United Nations University-WIDER PhD Internship IN Helsinki, Finland

The United Nations University-WIDER  PhD Internship Programme gives registered doctoral students an opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research, and to work withUNU-WIDER researchers in areas of mutual interest.
PhD interns typically spend 2-3 months at UNU-WIDER and return to their home institution afterwards. During their time in Helsinki, PhD interns prepare one or more research papers and present a seminar on their research findings. PhD interns may also have the opportunity to publish their research in UNU-WIDER’s working paper series.

Selection criteria

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme and have shown ability to conduct research on developing economies.
  • Candidates working in other social sciences may apply but should keep in mind that UNU-WIDER is an economics-focused institute.
  • Candidates should be fluent in oral and written English and possess good quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills. P
  • reference is given to applicants who are living or working in developing countries and who are at later stages of the PhD.

Financial assistance

  • UNU-WIDER provides a travel grant, medical insurance (for medical and hospital services resulting from sickness and accident during your stay at UNU-WIDER), and a monthly stipend of EUR 1,500 to cover living expenses in Helsinki during the period of their internship
  • The programme does not cover expenses related to dependents.

Application procedure

  • UNU-WIDER only receives online applications for the PhD Internship Programme twice each year.
  • Deadlines for submission of applications are 31 March and 30 September 23:59 EET each year.
  • Short-listed applicants will be informed by email of the final decision within four weeks of the closing deadline.
  • The selected applicants must confirm their decision to take up UNU-WIDER’s offer two weeks after being contacted.
If you are interested in participating in this programme you should complete and submit the application form.
  • online application form



Jobs at Universities in Zimbabwe - Sep 2014

Universities in Zimbabwe are urgently seeking the services of Engineering Professors and PhD holders in the following fields:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mining and Geology
  • Metallurgy and Materials
  • Arts Management
  • Commerce
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial Manufacturing Engineering
  • Acturial Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Computer Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Law
  • Agricultural Sciences
    • Animal Sciences and Range management
    • Crops and Soil Sciences
    • Biometry and Statistics
    • Wildlife Resources
    • Forestry Resources Management
    • Irrigation Engineering

  1. For engineering disciplines, applicants should have extensive experience in training post graduate students and should be willing to serve for a minimum period of 3 years during which they will engage in human capital capacity building.
  2. The local universities are looking for both active and retired academics/engineers irrespective of nationality.
  3. The Institutions are offering competitive packages.


Please send your detailed CVs (listing publications) to the following e-mail.


Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates to fill the following position which has become vacant at the University of Zimbabwe:


Duties and Powers of the Dean of a Faculty are as follows:-
The Dean plays a pivotal role in the University's senior management structure, providing overall leadership and management functions to the Faculty which include administration and management of the Faculty's finances. The Dean will also be responsible for all Faculty planning and control in specific areas of human resources, budgeting, academic programmes, departmental equipment and other faculty matters.

Desired Attributes
The Dean should:
  • Have an earned doctorate
  • Be a scholar of note with credibility among his/her academic peers.
  • Offer academic leadership.
  • Be innovative.
  • Be able to plan effectively and to inspire and motivate staff in the Faculty.
  • Have a strategic vision for his/her Faculty and for the role of the Faculty in the institution.Have a strategic vision for his/her Faculty and for the role of the Faculty in the institution.
  • Have proven management skills.
The Dean will be responsible to the Vice Chancellor
In addition, the Dean will also be responsible for:-
  • Developing a sense of community for the Faculty's students, academic and support staff regardless of gender, race and religion.
  • Providing support for University-wide initiatives.
  • Developing collaboration and strategic partnerships with Faculty alumni, institutions, corporations, foundations, and government agencies.
  • Developing and/or increasing collaboration between the Faculty's departments, and between the Faculty and other Faculties in ways that enrich the training programmes offered by the Faculty.
  • Undertaking fundraising to support current academic programmes, new developments and research projects in the Faculty.
  • Marketing the Faculty undergraduate and post graduate programmes, and non-degree and certificate programmes to commerce and industry, government agencies, and the general public throughout  Zimbabwe and the world.
  • Contributing to the evolution and maintenance of a comprehensive and conducive learning environment at the University by facilitating research and technical assistance activities and partnerships with other Faculties, public agencies and private sector firms.
  • Engaging in outreach activities by involving the community, organizing summer schools, offering short courses, etc.
Conditions of Service
  • This is a full-time contract appointment, for a period of up to four years and subject to renewal on satisfactory performance.
  • The Dean shall be paid an attractive package commensurate with responsibilites and paid at a rate determined from time to time by the University Council. Full Details of the package will be made available to shortlisted candidates.

Application Procedure 
Applicants must submit six copies of applications, IDs and CVs, giving full particulars including full names, place and date of birth and six copies of academic and professional qualifications for each set of application. Applicants must give information on experience, present salary, and date of availability, telephone number, names and addresses of three referees. 

Applications should be addressed to and either hand-delivered or posted to:

Email: uz [at]


Senior Assistant Registrar

(Senior Non-Academic Staff and Short - Term Appointments)

University of Zimbabwe

P.O. Box MP167

Mount Pleasant



Our Website:

Closing date of receipt is Friday, 5 September, 2014.

Please not that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Policy Advocacy Consultant

Job Title: Policy Advocacy Consultant
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Posting Date: 08/11/2014
Deadline Date: Open until the position is filled.
JSI is recruiting for a Policy Advocacy Consultant to work with the USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities Project (APC) based in Washington, DC. The project advances and supports community programs that seek to improve the overall health of communities and achieve other health-related impacts, especially in relationship to family planning. APC provides global leadership for community-based programming and builds technical capacity of organizations to implement effective programs. APC is currently supporting the USG Local Capacity Initiative (LCI). LCl is a PEPFAR program providing direct assistance to local CSOs to increase country capacity for policy and advocacy. APC will be providing support to the local CSO’s to strengthen the policy and advocacy capacity, as well as the organizational capacity with a focus on sustainability.

An important part of APC’s work is supporting the USG Local Capacity Initiative (LCI). LCl is a PEPFAR program providing direct assistance to local CSOs to increase country capacity for policy and advocacy. In our program in Zimbabwe, APC will work with a Zimbabwean organization to build national-level advocacy for policy change and strengthen organizational capacity as well as organizational sustainability. The program will work in collaboration with the government and other stakeholders in the areas demand creation for voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), and quality of care and treatment.


Position Summary

The Policy Advocacy Consultant will work on-site in Harare, Zimbabwe with APC supporting NGO staff to identify, embed, and institutionalize tools, methodologies, and technical capacity for policy analysis, monitoring, implementation barriers, advocacy and communications, civil society engagement, accountability systems, and HIV program development and implementation. This is assignment will be implemented in phases. The first phase will have an LOE of 50% over a 30 day period. The second phase will be dependent on the needs of the NGO, which will be determined in the first phase. This consultant will be expected to support the APC and NGO staff in achieving capacity benchmarks such as building:

• Capacity of organizations to advocate for and monitor transparent, evidence-based policies/regulations
• Capacity of organizations to engage in each stage of HIV program development and implementation
• Capacity of organizations to engage civil society networks/coalitions
• Capacity of organizations to engage citizens in recognizing, and advocating for quality services
• Capacity of organizations to sustain activities beyond the life of USG funding

Key responsibilities:

• Support LCI leadership and technical staff to identify, embed, and institutionalize tools, methodologies, and technical capacity for policy analysis, monitoring, evaluation of policy implementation barriers, advocacy and communications, civil society engagement, accountability systems, and HIV/AIDS program development and implementation
• Work with LCI leadership to identify concrete capacity benchmarks and timelines to be achieved
• Provide regular reports on achievement of capacity benchmarks
• Identify opportunities to leverage policy advocacy initiatives in all sectors
• Link LCI grantees to additional capacity building resources


• Master’s degree and 10+ years of experience in policy analysis, advocacy, capacity building, and HIV/AIDS
• Knowledge of HIV/AIDS policy and advocacy landscape in Zimbabwe
• Knowledge of USG PEPFAR programming and indicators
• Understanding of capacity development, mentoring, and knowledge transfer methodologies
• Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills are required
• Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations
• Must be able to carry out the work in Harare and meet the legal requirements for working in Zimbabwe.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lake Tumba Program Manager/Landscape Leader

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent conservation organizations in the world. We are an international NGO committed to environmental protection active in almost 100 countries. WWF has been working in the Congo Basin in Central Africa since 1978.
The WWF has embarked on ambitious, field-based conservation programs across the Congo Basin. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), WWF is active in several landscape-scale sites, including the Lake Tumba Landscape. The Lake Télé-Lake Tumba Forest Landscape is the world’s largest swamp forest and the world’s second largest wetland area. It covers 126,440 km², spread over the Republic of Congo (ROC, 54,001 km²) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, 72,439 km²). Approximately 70% is swamp and seasonally inundated forest and grassland, and the remainder is terra firma forest and savanna. The landscape plays a key role in the climate and hydrology of the Congo basin and in watershed management in both the African and the global contexts. This landscape is further unique as all three (3) of Africa’s great apes (gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos) are found at high densities within its boundaries. Other species occurring in the landscape include forest elephant, hippopotamus, 16 diurnal monkey species and 7 duiker species. Over 350 species of birds have been observed including important waterbird populations. Fish diversity is striking with over 80 species identified in DRC and 50 in ROC components. The fish diversity is not solely an indicator of biodiversity, but is the foundation of the livelihoods of most communities.
The WWF seeks a Program Manager/Landscape Leader with expertise in broad-scale/landscape conservation management to direct its field program in the Lake Tumba Landscape and provide overall coordination and leadership. The Program Manager will ensure the direct management and coordination of the Lake Tumba landscape component of the Central Africa Forest Ecosystems Conservation (CAFEC) project funded by USAID as well as other sources of funding by:
  • Working closely with partners in and outside the Lake Tumba Landscape to obtain optimum conservation results;
  • Coordinating the implementation of the project with the support of the CoP (Chief of Party of the CAFEC project) and the Director of Conservation;
  • Overseeing technical, administrative and logistical staff of the program
Duration of the assignment: 2 years renewable.
Location: The position is based in Mbandaka (DRC) with frequent trips to Kinshasa.
Main responsibilities:
• Project oversight and coordination: Plans, directs and oversees project activities in accordance with the project description, work plan, budget and contractual agreements and ensures that the program is making progress towards its objectives.
• Project implementation: Manages the portfolio of projects using a participatory, adaptive management approach. Ensures that management systems are established and oversees the administration of the projects. With support from WWF, ensures that projects are in compliance with donor regulations.
• Technical leadership in major project components, including protected area management; community-based natural resource management; institutional strengthening and training; development of natural resource management plans, strategies, policies and legislation.
• Financial management: With the direct support of the Finance Manager develops project budgets for approval and monitors expenditures against budgets. Ensures establishment of financial management systems for the project(s) to adequately meet financial management needs and donor regulations and policies. Prepares and submits monthly financial reports to WWF in accordance with procedures established by WWF.
What you need:
Required Qualifications
• Minimum a MSc or diploma of engineering in an appropriate field: conservation / environment / natural resources management, etc.;
• A minimum of 10 years of experience working in conservation or development organizations, preferably in a similar biome out of which 5 in a program manager’s position.
Required skills and competencies
• Strong working knowledge of forest and wildlife ecology and natural resource management principles;
• Depth and breadth of knowledge of community-based natural resource management and rural livelihood issues;
• Strong administrative & financial management skills and excellent organizational skills;
• Fluency in French and English would be preferred;
• Excellent people and project management skills to handle complex, multi-faceted projects;
• Skills and experience in program development;
• Strong communication skills, particularly in writing reports and proposals for donor agencies;
• Familiarity with WWF, funding agencies (especially the World Bank, USAID, KfW) and Government agencies is preferred;
• Experience working with government officials and donors;
• Ability to live and work in remote and difficult conditions;
• Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
Please consult the attached job description for more information on the position.
How to apply:
Email a cover letter and CV to,
The subject should read Lake Tumba Program Manager/Landscape Leader. Deadline for applications:18 September, 2014. Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.
Female and African nationals applicants are encouraged.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce

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