Executive Director: Local NGO

Executive Director: Local NGO
Deadline: 13 February 2017

A local women's economic empowerment organization is looking for an Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration and implementation of the organization's Strategic Plan. Other key duties include organizing capacity building programs, networking functions, fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Trustees.

Professional qualifications
A Masters Degree in Business Administration, Development Studies, or any related field; Transparent and high integrity leadership; Five or more year’s senior non profit management experience; Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting; Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation; Ability to convey a vision of  the organisation strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors; Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to non profit sector; Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers; Strong written and oral communication skills; Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups; Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff; Strong public speaking ability

Job responsibilities
Planning and operation of annual budget; Administer employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the organization; Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the state and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the organization’s Mission; Report to and work closely with the Board of Trustees to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the Foundation throughout the State; Supervise, collaborate with organization staff; Strategic planning and implementation; Oversee organization Board and committee meetings; Oversee marketing and other communications efforts; Review and approve contracts for services; Other duties as assigned by the Board of Trustees;

To apply
Salary and benefits to be discussed with the successful candidate. Application detailing suitability and CV should be emailed to:

Programme Officer: Christian Aid

Programme Officer: Christian Aid
Deadline: 1700 30 January 2017

Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists that the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life free from poverty. We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes. Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality.

About the role
The role is key in providing technical support to the Zimbabwe Christian Aid partners and programme through effective management. The role ensures that various institutions, government and other civil society organisations respond to the issues of inequality resource distribution and environmental stewardship.  A key delivery area for this role is to document evidence of change brought about by the interventions using a robust MEAL framework.  The role will support implementation of Christian Aid in Zimbabwe’s gender strategy and also engage in communication and fundraising with institutional donors as well as representing Christian Aid in relevant forums.

Essential requirements
Graduate in social sciences or other relevant discipline; Experience working with institutional donor funding, compliance and reporting; Understanding of financial controls and procedures; Understanding of issues of Faith, gender and working with men; Familiarity with programme cycle management approaches and tools – including participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation; Direct experience of partner appraisal, monitoring and evaluation and of developing partners’ capacity; Experience supporting partners to incorporate inclusion, gender and accountability; Understanding of advocacy, campaigning and lobbying; Experience of facilitation, training and network building; Class 4 Driver’s licence with at least 5 years’ experience

To apply
This is a fixed term contract of 12 months, renewable depending on performance and funding availability. The role requires applicants to have the right to work in Zimbabwe. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from all sections of society irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion or belief.

Closing date is 1700hrs. 30th January 2017.

To access the full application package and apply online please visit:

For enquiries regarding this vacancy, email:

CVs will not be accepted.

Senior Technical Expert: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)

Senior Technical Expert: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)
Deadline: 24 January 2017

The position is a full time post on a Fixed Term Contract for the duration: 1 February 2017 to 31 December 2017

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) is a federal enterprise to support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. The GIZ Urban Water & Sanitation Project supports four towns (Gweru, Kadoma, Kariba & Chinhoyi) in improving water and sanitation services. One component of the project aims at the stabilisation of water supply in Kariba, Chinhoyi, Gweru and Kadoma. This should be achieved through an increase of both pumping and water storage capacities. Moreover necessary repairs of leaking water mains which supply water to high density areas populated by the poor and vulnerable groups needs to be conducted. This particular work stream will come to an end in December 2017.

Key tasks
The Senior Technical Advisor will support the following activities: Across the four partner local authorities, Gweru, Kadoma, Kariba and in Chinhoyi, the Senior Technical Advisor shall develop, organize and conduct on-the job trainings for: pipe repair works, in order to respond to and reduce water losses in the reticulation networks; making more water available for storage, supply and revenue; pressure monitoring, in order to reduce high pressure especially during night hours  when there is low water consumption; but also to control a minimum pressure needed for equalizing distribution; leak detection, in order to prepare LA’s WLR-teams to use specific tools, to enable them to produce programs and to prepare reports; valve and bulk meter installations, in order to be able to control and steer the flow in the reticulation networks (and finish priority DMA’s); giving priority to main pumping lines to storage tanks; data collection, registration, analysis and reporting, in order to produce printed GIS-information for monthly management meetings.

The Senior Technical Advisor should ensure utilisation of adequate training methods to equip the target group with skills and knowledge to conduct repair tasks without any external assistance. It is also important that the Senior Technical Expert is able to explain to the target group the “big picture”, i.e. how they contribute to service delivery of the local authority which they represent and serve. The senior expert is expected to be able to stimulate and encourage professional work-ethics.

Required qualifications, competences and experience
University Degree in Civil Engineering (BA/MA); Registered as Engineer with Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers (ZIE) at the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe (ECZ); A minimum of 15 years of professional experience; Out of which at least 5 years were obtained by managing plumbing contracts and procurements; Working experience with any of our 4 partner authorities a distinct advantage; Detailed knowledge of water supply systems, sectored district metered areas and water distribution efficiency, including pressure management; Detailed knowledge of mobile metering equipment for training purposes, including relevant ICT and GIS components such as ultrasonic flowmeters, pressure data loggers, leak detection correlators & acoustic leak detection, bulk meter data logging.

Other knowledge, additional competences
Good computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Ability to work as part of a culturally diverse team in a German organisation

Duration of contract: 1 February 2017- 31 December 2017

To apply
Those who meet the above requirements should send an application letter and a detailed CV in tabular form to:

GIZ Office Harare
1 Orange Grove Drive, Highlands, Harare
Attention: Ms S Ndhlovu
Finance and HR Officer
Phone: 04-496723/4
Fax: 04-495628

GIZ is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. Only candidates meeting the requirements should apply.

NB Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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