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District Operations Officer

District Operations Officer

Camfed envisions a world, in which every child is educated, protected, respected and valued, and
grows up to turn the tide of poverty. As the most effective strategy to tackle poverty and inequality,
Camfed multiplies educational opportunities for girls and empowers young women to become leaders
of change. Our focus is on girls and young women in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. This is where
girls face acute disadvantage and where their empowerment will have a transformative impact.
Camfed’s Model sees girls’ education as the starting point for social change. It shows that partnering
with communities to unlock the leadership potential of groups of girls and women at the margins of
society creates a multiplier effect like no other, delivering the only sustainable and scalable way of
addressing the world’s problems with the urgency required.

Job purpose:
As District Operations Officer, guided by Camfed‘s organisational policies and procedures, you are
responsible for supporting the CDC’s operationalization of the Camfed Strategic Plan in the
designated district. This will include coordinating planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and
reporting of all Camfed Operations in the district towards our core mission: to multiply educational
opportunities for marginalised children (especially girls) and to develop the CAMA network as a
vehicle for young women’s empowerment.

Specific Accountabilities:
 Promotion, implementation, observance and adherence with the Camfed Child Protection Policy in
all district operations
 Administration of outlined support to targeted recipients i.e. clients, alumnae members, schools,
communities and committees
 Coordinate support to structure governance and activities i.e. Teacher Mentors, Parent Support
Groups, School Based Committees and CAMA Chapters
 Records maintenance for the Camfed operations in the districts these include correspondences
within, to and from the district, reports and minutes of activities conducted within the district or
involving residents of the district e.g. Letters from schools, CAMA, beneficiaries, CDC minutes etc.
 Facilitating the preparation and submission to National Office of budgets, expenditures and
financial statements on Camfed operations in the district e.g. for CDC meetings, community
outreaches, monitoring trips etc.
 Promotion, implementation, observance and adherence with the Camfed Procurement Policy
 Logistical arrangements/support for all district operations in the district
 Supervising any support to volunteers (to include CAMA Guides and interns)
 Coordinating the production, distribution and regular review of a district termly calendar of events
 Production of district monthly operations report against the provided for format
 Participate as a Camfed staff member in provincial, national, regional and International
engagements as requested
 Other duties as assigned from time to time.

The Essential requirements of the person are:
Educated in Social work, social sciences, administration and finance to Diploma level as a minimum
with sound knowledge of Office programmes including Word, Outlook, Power Point and Excel.
Knowledge of relevant database systems and a sound knowledge of operational and internal control
systems. Must have written and spoken ability of English and local languages, dependable,
trustworthy self-motivated, focused and persistent. Must exercise good customer service skills to both
internal and external stakeholders.

Desirable:
A degree in Social Work, Development Studies, social sciences and or finance is added advantage.
Knowledge of administration and financial processes and experience in producing and analysing data
is highly valued. Possession of a clean class 4 driver’s license is highly desirable.
Further information:
This is a fixed term contract of 12 months. 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.

How to apply:
Please forward your application to [email protected] by 9am on Tuesday 27th August, 2019 or
send to Camfed Zimbabwe, 26 Campbell Road, Pomona, and Harare or by post to P.O. Box 4104,
Harare. Attaching a detailed CV, names of two contactable referees, a motivation letter, certified
copies of academic and professional qualifications. The subject of the e-mail should clearly state
‘District Operations Officer’. Responses and disclosure of the remuneration package will only be to
shortlisted candidates. If you do not receive a response within 14 days of the closing date of this
advertisement, consider your application unsuccessful.

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