Friday, April 17, 2015

Administrative Assistant - Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender And Community Development

Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender And Community Development

Administrative Assistant
(Duty Station: Gweru, Zimbabwe)
One year contract with possibility of renewal
Expected. start date - 1 st May, 2015

The Ministry with support from UNFPA and in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Child Care has established a One Stop Center (OSC) at Gweru Provincial Hospital. The OSC provides all key services required by a GBV survivor under one roof.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Provincial Development Officer of Midlands Province the Administrative Assistant will effectively co-ordinate services of the different service providers. The Assistant will be responsible for ensuring partners are available to offer services and that survivors receive the required services at the OSC. He/she will responsible for receiving Survivors, administering the registration process. The incumbent would also be responsible for referring survivors to the relevant service provider according to survivor's needs. Data collection, filing, writing. and submitting reports on time are some of the key responsibilities for this post. Other responsibilities aligned to this role include; the general smooth running of the OSC and ensuring that offices are always presentable. The Assistant will be responsible to maintain the Ministry'S visibility as the owners of the OSC.

To apply, candidates will need the following qualifications, skills and competencies:
  • Degree in Social Sciences
  • Knowledge of data collection
  • Certificate in counselling
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely especially report writing
  • Experience in GBV programming
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members, Implementing Partners, and other line Ministries especially Ministry of Health and Child Care were the OSC is located.
  • Fluency in English and Shona/ Ndebele

Please submit applications in a sealed envelope marked "Administrative Assistant for the Gweru One Stop Centre" no later than 24th April, 2015 to:

The UNFPA Country Representative
Reference: Administrative Assistant for the Gweru One Stop Center
Block 7, 1 st Floor, Arundel Office Park,
Mount Pleasant
P.O. Box 4775

Or by email to unfpa[at]

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. UNFPA offers attractive compensation package commensurate with experience but reserves the right to appoint at the indicated or lower grade. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Qualified Female Candidates Are Strongly Encouraged To Apply

Climate change governance and evaluation specialists

Chemonics seeks climate change governance and evaluation specialists for short-term and potentially long-term assignments under the USAID Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments project. The specialists will provide technical leadership on evaluative issues of climate change risk and appropriate response. They will help increase the ability of USAID and country partners to develop programs that reduce the vulnerability of people, places, and livelihoods (or countries and communities) to climate variability and change. They will help shape critical areas of inquiry for project study, select appropriate methodological tools to inform assessment, and work with activity specialists to articulate activity findings and recommendations. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Responsibilities include:
  • Supervise and coordinate activity teams for model assessments and thought leadership tasks
  • Lead efforts to identify governance issues for sectors subject to activity assessments (e.g., health, agriculture, decentralized governance), and test and document evaluation approaches to appraise the interplay between climate risk and activities in these sectors
  • Work with project partners to develop toolkits and online training guides for tested assessment methods
  • Work with USAID staff and project partners to support the preparation of analytical studies that identify innovative methodologies and best practices to integrate climate adaptation elements into key USAID development sector programs, with special focus on readiness and capacity evaluation of key stakeholders
  • At workshops, facilitate well-synchronized participatory stakeholder consultation processes to support tool development
  • Together with project members, coordinate efforts across USAID missions, implementing partners, participating USAID bureaus, and technical experts, to convey preliminary findings using online platforms; jointly discuss and address challenges in using various assessment methods and share innovations to improve data collection, analysis, stakeholder engagement and ownership, and gender integration
  • Work with a gender specialist to build gender-inclusive methodologies and ensure sex disaggregated data in assessment design and implementation
  • Advanced degree in a social science field of study, with professional experience on issues of climate change, environmental policy or management, urban management, economics or related field
  • Ten years of relevant experience in the international development field, with knowledge of international development governance and evaluation practice related to climate risk and climate adaptation response
  • Three years of project management experience, with a progressive increase in responsibility
  • Experience translating scientific data and analytical results into tangible program interventions using decision support tools/frameworks
  • Ability to design and provide technical oversight on a range of activities and provide thought leadership on assessment methodologies and tools and on mainstreaming of climate adaptation into development programming
  • Familiarity with a wide range of evaluation methodologies and ability to assemble appropriate teams to carry out assessments using specific methodologies
  • Familiarity with one or more high-profile USAID sectoral activities in agriculture (e.g., Feed the Future and Food for Peace), global health, and infrastructure financing and development
  • Professional experience in Sub-Saharan Africa and in South and Southeast Asia preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to form and manage complex programs and diverse interdisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of research techniques and ability to apply these techniques flexibly for international development planning and programming
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Please submit CV and cover letter to by April 25, 2015. Please include "Climate Change Governance and Evaluation Specialist" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification formand submit it separately to with only "Climate Change Governance and Evaluation Specialist – Worldwide" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
​​​​Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics


The Bank for International Settlements is an international organisation which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation via wide-ranging banking, economic research and policy coordination activities.

Experienced Economists
Basel, Switzerland
The BIS has a number of openings for experienced economists in its Monetary and Economic Department. The positions are in a variety of areas, including financial markets, financial systems and regulation, and in the secretariat of the Committee on the Global Financial System (CGFS).
You will prepare policy analysis of global financial and economic issues for senior central bank officials, and undertake research relating to financial stability and monetary policy for BIS publications and professional journals.
You have a PhD and experience gained at a central bank, an international policy institution, or in academia. You combine a strong research background with solid experience in applying economic analysis to real world situations. You have excellent drafting and communication skills in English.
This is your opportunity to work at the hub for central bank cooperation. We offer competitive conditions of employment and the chance to work in an international environment alongside colleagues from more than 50 countries.
To find out more about this opportunity and to submit your CV (in English), please visit
Deadline for applications is 10 May 2015
Supporting global monetary and financial stability

Director, Member Services and Promotion

The International Social Security Association (ISSA) is seeking an experienced and motivated marketing and engagement professional to guide the ISSA’s transformation to a knowledge-based service organization for its global membership of social security administrations.
The Director supports the ISSA’s innovative Centre for Excellence, which offers members exclusive access to products and services that promote good governance, high performance and service quality in the delivery of dynamic social security for the benefit of populations worldwide.
Key areas of responsibility include the development of highly-responsive relations with member organizations across multiple channels based on the implementation of ISSA Guidelines, support for capacity building and coordination of an international recognition programme. The Director manages member communications, including a dynamic web presence, a multilingual publications programme, and oversees a range of professional events.
The successful candidate will have the required academic qualifications and a minimum of fifteen years of relevant professional experience, including significant international responsibilities in the field of marketing, communications, member services or donor relations. The position, based in Geneva, is a renewable contract at the D1 level in the UN system.
The deadline for applications is 10 May 2015.
For further information, please consult the ISSA website.

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