Project Management Specialist – US Embassy – Deadline 7 April 2017

US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission to Zimbabwe 

Mission Notice No: 17-10

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Open to:

All Zimbabwean citizens or legal Zimbabwean permanent residents, with the required visa/permit to work and live in the country (proof of paperwork will need to be provided)

Official Title:             Project Management Specialist

Working Title:           Food Security and Livelihood Specialist

Office:                       Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience Office,                                                                USAID/Zimbabwe

Position Grade:         FSN-11

 

Salary Range:            US$53,351 – US$77,361 basic salary grade range in accordance                                     with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan

The US Mission in Zimbabwe provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Opening Date:             March 3, 2017

Closing Date:              April 7, 2017 (1700 hours local time)

Work Hours:               Full time; 40 hours per week

 

BASIC DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:

The Food Security and Livelihood Specialist will operate in the Office of Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience (HAR) within the USAID/Zimbabwe Mission and be responsible for the proper, transparent application and use of United States Government (USG) emergency and development food security resources provided to Zimbabwe through World Food Program (WFP) and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) partners.  HAR has one of the largest portfolios within the Mission and provides both humanitarian food assistance as well as development food security activities.  Primary objectives of the position will be to manage and monitor development and emergency food security programs; analyze and report on the food security situation across Zimbabwe; and represent the USG in food security meetings and discussions. The Food Security and Livelihood Specialist will also ensure that food security resources are being targeted and distributed effectively and equitably in order to combat hunger and malnutrition and address the underlying causes of food insecurity.  The position will be based in Harare but will involve extensive travel.  The incumbent should expect to spend a significant amount (40%) of time visiting project sites outside Harare.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Manage up to $20 million annually in USG Title II development food security resources. This will require extensive project monitoring, both on-site and through close review of project activity reports, and follow-up to ensure high-quality project implementation. Close coordination with senior-level managers at implementing partner organizations required. Work closely with the Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) in Washington to ensure that development food security activities are implemented in accordance with USAID regulations and project award agreements. Regular reporting directly to the AOR will be required (copying relevant Mission parties). 40%
  2. Collect food security data from across Zimbabwe and provide food security analysis to USAID/HAR Office, USAID Mission Director, USAID/Washington AOR, and other interested parties including USAID/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), and U.S. State Department.  Make recommendations for addressing food security concerns and work with HAR Team to develop response initiatives. Draft report briefings and cables as necessary.  20%
  3. Represent USAID in meetings with mid- to high-level United Nations (UN) staff, particularly with the World Food Program (WFP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). NGO engagement is also necessary at a senior level including with Chief of Parties and key NGO implementing personnel to discuss implementation of food security activities. Represent USAID to a wide range of Government of Zimbabwe (GOZ) officials including ministerial directors at the national level, Provincial and District Administrators, and representatives from multiple ministries at the management, technical and administrative levels.  Represent USAID among donors and in technical working group meetings around issues of food security. 20%
  4. Monitor and report on the targeting and distribution of emergency food assistance resources to ensure that food assistance is effectively reaching those most in need and is not being misappropriated, misallocated or misused.  20%

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Education:  A Masters degree in agriculture, nutrition, or a related field.
  2. Experience:  A minimum of five years of work experience in the implementation and monitoring of humanitarian assistance programs in Zimbabwe or implementation of livelihood activities.
  3. Language Proficiency: Level IV fluency in English and either Shona or Ndebele.
  4. Knowledge:  Knowledge of basic principles of food insecurity, malnutrition, and resilience and understanding of household targeting is required. Extensive geographic knowledge of Zimbabwe.
  5. Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated analytical skills; Ability to effectively communicate findings from field assessments, both verbally and in writing, and develop recommendations for address issues that arise from field visits; Skills in the use of basic word processing and spreadsheet software, including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Applicants who meet the above Minimum Qualifications will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Evaluation Criteria below.

EVALUATION CRITERIA:

The following factors are listed and will be the basis for evaluation of all applications.

  1. Technical Knowledge and Food Security Program Management Experience (40 Points)
  2. Experience in managing or implementing humanitarian and/or development food security activities in Zimbabwe.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of approaches to building resilience among vulnerable populations;
  4. Experience working on livelihood asset creation.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of community and household targeting for humanitarian assistance programming and modalities for humanitarian assistance.
  6. Demonstrated experience in collecting and analyzing food and/or nutrition security information in Zimbabwe;
  7. Experience in participation on food security assessments.

B.  Communication Skills (30 Points)

  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (Level IV) and Shona and/or Ndebele (Level IV).
  2. Demonstrated ability to provide high-quality verbal or written briefings or reports on issues related to food security, nutrition, agriculture, resilience-building, and humanitarian/emergency assistance.
  3. Demonstrated experience in providing high quality representation at food security meetings, workshops, or conferences with high-level donor, United Nations, and non-governmental organization officials.
  4. Demonstrated Teamwork (30 Points)
  5. Demonstrated ability to work with tact and diplomacy in a team environment and proactively work to achieve consensus on policy, project and administrative matters.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work independently as needed and with minimal supervision to contribute to overall team goals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to develop productive working relationships at many levels and establish a high level of trust among beneficiaries, other donors, government officials, and implementing partner organizations. 

Total Possible Application Points:  100 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to write a brief appendix to demonstrate how prior experience and/or training addresses the required Minimum Qualification and Evaluation Criteria listed above.

Scoring of the selection criterion detailed above will be done through an oral interview with written exercises.

TO APPLY:

Interested applicants must address all the above qualifications in their application.  An application should be addressed to the Human Resources Office and include:

  1. An application letter, detailing how the applicant meets the above qualifications and selection criteria.  Please type in the letter your response to each item, e.g. Education, and state how you meet the requirement.  Failure to do this will result in you not being shortlisted.
  2. A current resume relevant to the position (no more than 2 pages)
  3. Any other documentation that addresses the qualification requirements of the position listed above.

SELECTION PROCESS: 

After an initial application screening, the best qualified applicants will be invited to a testing process, which includes a written exercise and oral interview.

A conditional letter offer will be extended pending medical and security clearances.

Please note: only short listed candidates will be contacted with the results of the final selection.  If you do not hear back from us by April 21, 2017 you were not shortlisted.  Due to the great number of applications received, we are not able to contact each applicant. 

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION:

Only email applications will be accepted.  Please submit email applications via email to: zimrecruit@usaid.gov.

Please note:  Applications should not be more than 1mb in size if emailed.

Please indicate Reference: 17-10 Project Management Specialist (Food Security and Livelihood) in the subject line of the application email and in the subject line of your application letter.

Applicants who fail to follow all the application requirements stated above will not be short listed. 

Applications should be received no later than 1700 hours (local time), April 7, 2017.

For any queries, contact the HR Office on 252420 Ext. 235 or 256.

MEAL Coordinator – OXFAM – Deadline 23 March 2017

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty. In Zimbabwe, Oxfam work spans across women’s rights, sustainable food systems, policy & advocacy work as well as responding to humanitarian crisis as part of the Southern African region family. This work is made possible by committed people working in the various functions that make up the country program (Programs, Programs Support, Business Services and Human Resources). The Zimbabwe Country Programme is looking for qualified staff to fill the following post:

 

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Coordinator. 

About this position:

 The MEAL Coordinator will work closely with the connectors and country programme staff to catalyse the growth and development of our programme through improving quality, effectiveness and funding, in line with Oxfam in Zimbabwe’s Programmatic Strategic Framework 2016 – 2020, through developing sound MEAL frameworks to enhance our ability to demonstrate the impact of our work.

This position will be responsible for undertaking/commissioning organised reviews, research and analysis and spend time in reflective consideration to develop a comprehensive understanding of how program quality can be achieved across country programs. The MEAL coordinator will also work with the program coordinators to ensure quality, coherence and impact of the Zimbabwe program through monitoring and evaluation (plays an advisory and oversight role) of the impact of the various components of the program and critically analysing program strategies and approaches and facilitate appropriate change to ensure program outcomes are sustainable. The MEAL Coordinator, over and above the responsibilities described herein, is part of the first line of Oxfam responders in the event of a CAT 1 or CAT 2 humanitarian crisis being declared, therefore can be assigned to support and/or lead the response as part of our organisational commitment to saving lives while ensuring commitments to donors and beneficiaries on ongoing work.

 

What We Are Looking For:

  • Advanced degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences or relevant field
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience in similar position
  • Ability to support contextual analysis (including power, gender and political economy analysis)
  • Experience designing or managing programming in fragile or conflict affected contexts.
  • Knowledge of donor environment, understanding of funding issues in relation to Northern and Southern NGOs work in emergencies and development
  • Familiarity with Oxfam’s business rules and programme quality processes is an asset.
  • Sufficient knowledge of Oxfam’s priorities and development and humanitarian programme work an advantage

 

To find out more about this role and how to apply online, please visit our web page.

 Deadline for Applications – Thursday 23 March 2017.

 NB: This is a national post and it is only open to individuals with the right to reside and work in Zimbabwe. We particularly encourage applications from people living with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged groups. While we value all applications received, we unfortunately can only respond to shortlisted candidates.

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

Finance Officer/Intern, Project Officer X2, Media Officer – Bulawayo – Faith Based Organisation

Jobs Information

The following vacancies have risen within a Bulawayo Faith Based Organisation.
Deadline: 28 March 2017
Email: hrchrist2017@gmail.com

Candidates should be committed Christians who are able to work across denominational lines.
Applicants must submit application letter, curriculum vitae and reference letter from church minister or pastor to the email above.

1. PROJECT OFFICER x2

Job Purpose
Successful implementation and completion of activities in project areas.

Key Result Areas (KRA’s)
• To implement workshops in project areas.
• To conduct peace building and governance workshops for church leaders
• To co-ordinate Healing of Memories programme
• Event Planning and Implementation
• Strategic Networking, Lobbying and Promotion
• Record Keeping, Documentation and Reporting
• Team / Programme Integration and Support.

 

Working Circumstances:
• Decision making is with reference to the Programmes team leader
• Work Pressure and Routine includes standard Office hours of 8.00am – 4.30pm.
After hours work is required in instances of meetings, workshops and seminars.
• High levels of work pressure associated with key Workshops and events.
• Narrative Reports are provided monthly to the Programmes team leader.

The Candidates must have:
• Degree in Social Sciences Studies
• Three years’ experience in peace building work and training within church environment/NGO environment will be an added advantage
• Good written and oral communication skills. Fluency in Ndebele, Tonga and Nambya will be an added advantage.
• Computer literate
• Candidates should be committed Christians who are able to work across denominational lines.

2. MEDIA OFFICER

Job Purpose :

To assist the programmes manager to implement all communication, media and public relations activities in support of achieving the vision, mission and strategies of the organization.

Reporting :

• Reports to the programmes manager
• Takes direction and advice from programmes manager

 

Key Result Areas :
• Gather and write news stories for the organisation’s Newsletter
• Write reports and press statements
• Develop social media strategy and implement it for the organisation
• Organize press conferences
• Organize training workshops
• Design and Produce campaign materials
• Public identity and image building
• Media Presence And Prophetic Communications
• Media Relations
• Maintain Websites
• Strategic networking
• Supporting Media Policy Team ( Board )

The Candidates must have:
Degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies
At least three years media experience
Computer literacy preferable with desktop publishing skills
Good written, oral and social media communication skills
Experience in working in mainstream media.

3. Finance Officer/Intern

Job Purpose
To provide administrative and financial support to the organisation in support of the objectives of the Finance & Administration department.

Reporting :
Reports to the Finance & Admin Manager

 

Key Result Areas (KRA’s)
• Preparation of payment requests and disbursement of funds.
• Data capturing.
• Prepare bank reconciliations.
• Ensure proper coding of assets, requests and vouchers.
• Obtain approval/authority signatures.
• Establish and maintain documentation and archiving system.
• Any other duties to support efficient administration.

The Candidates must have:
Accounting Degree or Diploma OR Studying towards a degree in Accounting or Advanced Diploma.
Computer literate
Pastel knowledge and experience will be an added advantage

Job Application Email
hrchrist2017@gmail.com
Deadline: 28/03/2017