Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Jobs at the United Nations in Zimbabwe - 4/1/2015

Programme Officer: Christian Aid

Job Reference: ZIM/DCA-003
Christian Aid, on behalf of its ‘Action by Churches Together’ ACT Alliance sister agency DanChurchAid (DCA), is looking for a Programme Officer to provide support to the Zimbabwe programme. The Programme Officer will particularly be responsible for DCA / ACT Alliance programme consortia and partnerships arrangements. He/she will be responsible for, identification, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting of tasks as assigned by the DCA Regional Representative as well as fundraising, partner platform for Livelihood and Food Security programmes. He/she will work closely within a small team of Regional – and HQ staff of DCA.  The post holder will travel frequently to intervention sites. The interventions will primarily be Livelihoods, Food Security, DRR and humanitarian response and long-term development activities implemented in partnership with government departments, local FBO and NGO partners.
The Programme Officer will be responsible for
Lead adviser for the Livelihoods, Food Security Programme covering productive agricultural productivity, and market development; Managing and monitoring existing livelihoods, DRR and humanitarian work being implemented by DCA in Zimbabwe; Participate at local, District, Provincial and National level meetings of government, UN and NGOs Ensure poverty and market orientated approaches within the Livelihoods programmes; Technical input into programme risk management and monitoring, focusing on results and impact; Work with ACT Alliance on joint programme planning, implementation and monitoring; Intensively monitoring implementation of planned activities in collaboration with partner field staff and review progress of implementation, provide feedback, and identify problems to seek actionable solutions; Preparing field monitoring, progress and final reports of the intervention, critically analyse both the narrative as well as the financial/audited statements received from the partners, prepare and submit a narrative reports to the immediate supervisor and handling administrative and logical tasks.
The applicant needs to have the following qualifications and skills
A Post Graduate degree in Livelihood or Agriculture, Agricultural economics, Rural development and Livelihoods;
At least 3 years’ experience of working in Zimbabwe or a similar context, on livelihoods/agriculture, markets and food security;
Technical and programming experience of livelihoods and instruments that can be used to build them including agricultural productivity, building markets, providing access to financial services, the ability to analyse the vulnerabilities and insecurities poor people face, and the measures available for dealing with risk and predictable food insecurity;
Strong interpersonal and networking skills, with the ability to confidently engage in policy and strategy discussions;
Excellent analytical and communication skills, and experience of producing high quality briefings;
Ability to manage large and complex donor funded programmes;
Experience on value change interventions;
Ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-national environment;
Excellent skills in written and oral English language plus one local language (Shona/Ndebele);
Good interpersonal and inter-organizational working experience and collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders;
Ability to work remotely with minimal supervision;
Strong IT skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in team situations.
This is a fixed term contract of 24 months, renewable dependent on funding and performance. Candidates should be able to start as soon as possible after interviews.
To apply
To apply for this position, please send your motivational letter and full CV including three references to: quoting the job reference for the post.
Preference will be given to applicants who are eligible to work in Zimbabwe and can drive themselves to project sites. Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by April 17 2015, please assume your application was unsuccessful.
Application deadline: 10 April 2015

Programme Officer – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning: Trócaire

Scope of the role
This position will work with the Programme team to ensure that Trócaire Zimbabwe has a clear and effective overall M & E framework and will support partners in building their capacity in monitoring and evaluation. The MEL Officer will also be responsible for ensuring that learning is captured, documented and shared. The position is at the same level as the Thematic Programme Officers (POs) and reports to the Programme Manager. The position will also have strong links with the Strategic Impact Unit at Head Office. Key Duties and Responsibilities Programme Support: Support the development and refinement of M & E tools that can be used across programmes to effectively monitor and report on the country strategy: Support programme and partner staff in the design and implementation of all M&E activities throughout the programme cycle, providing hands-on technical assistance in the development and implementation of M&E systems and tools, logic models, results framework, proposal and report submissions, and in conducting evaluations; Coordinate the development of M & E systems and tools for the programmes that incorporate aspects on mainstreaming gender and HIV; Ensure that the monitoring systems and tools meet  Trócaire standards and institutional donor requirements; Support Programme Officers (POs) in effective data collection, entry, storage and analysis for regular programme monitoring and evaluation, and at country office level, ensure coherence across approaches and aggregate all data at a programme and country level; Capture learning as the programmes are implemented including developing partner capacity to do the same; Ensure that accountability to beneficiaries (downward accountability) and their involvement at every stage of the project cycle is the critical lens though which an M&E framework is designed.
Capacity Building: Identify training needs and support capacity development in M&E skills, including mentoring as necessary for programme and partner staff. Teamwork & Collaboration: Work collaboratively with colleagues in the country and HQ to contribute to the achievement of broader organisational goals; Participate in and contribute to the global thematic meetings Other Tasks: Meet other M&E requirements as may arise in the programmes; Undertake from time to time other mutually agreed tasks, related to Trócaire’s overall programme, at the request of the Line Manager.
Essential requirements qualification and experience
A masters degree in Social Science or relevant area; Minimum 3 year experience in M & E; Familiarity and experience with the principles and current approaches to M & E, using both quantitative and qualitative methods in all stages of the programme cycle; Demonstrate field experience in M & E and using Results Based Management; Experience in working with local partner organisations including building their capacity in M & E.
Skills and qualities
Excellent analytical and research skills; Excellent facilitation skills and experience of applying them when working with individual partners or groups of partners; Excellent monitoring and evaluation skills; Excellent written, oral and presentational communications skills; Fluent in English and local languages; Well developed computer skills including spreadsheets, statistical packages for research, database management, word etc; Ability to manage heavy workloads and to meet deadlines; Team worker with strong commitment to working with others to achieve mutual objectives but also able to work independently; Commitment to gender equality and safeguarding programme participants; A sensitive and patient approach to advising and mentoring partners; Availability to travel extensively within the country (at least 75% of the time) and to work outside normal hours when necessary.
To apply
Please submit your curriculum vitae with a motivation to Human Resources using the following email address:
Application deadline: 15 April 2015

Project Officer: Mercy Corps Zimbabwe

Mercy Corps’ Mobile Bids and Offers Serving Smallholders program seek to develop an innovative platform that allows smallholder farmers and buyers to connect in a cost effective manner. The program seeks to improve smallholder farmer access to agriculture markets to improve productivity, incomes and contribute to increased food security.
The Project Officer is responsible for implementing aspects of Mobile Bids and Offers Serving Smallholders Program.  Specifically, the Project Officer will contribute to the achievement of the project objectives through leading on concept development, working closely with system developers on designing and testing and facilitating user training and product rollout.
Qualifications and experience
A University Degree in Development studies, Social Sciences, Computer Science or any other relevant field; Minimum of 3 years’ experience implementing private sector development projects; Knowledge of ICT4D space particularly mobile technology; Software development experience an added advantage; Demonstrated ability of organizing and facilitating community meetings; Ability to work independently while being a strong team player; Strong verbal and written communication skills; Knowledge and appreciation of issues affecting smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe; Some experience with NGOs is desirable.
To apply
Please send a covering letter describing your interest, qualifications, salary requirements, references and all official documents including your CV to: or drop off your application to
Mercy Corps, 73 Harare Drive, Mt Pleasant, Harare.
Application deadline: 5 April 2015

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