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Economic Governance Officer – Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA)

Economic Governance Officer

Key relationships

Internally: Director, Deputy Director, Senior Programs Officer Programme Officers, Environmental Lawyers; Externally: CBOs, Community committees, local NGOs, various networks, international stakeholders, donors, providers of consultancy services and external evaluations.


  • Assists the organization in designing and implementing strategic and innovative programme ideas on economic and financial aspects in the extractive and natural resources sector;
  • Carries out economic policy research and advocacy on mining, natural resources, and environmental governance;
  • Develops effective methodologies and tools on how best the organization can engage in high-level dialogue on economic issues with government, communities, mining companies and donors on extractive, natural resources, and environmental sector issues;
  • Trains community groups, civil society, government departments, parliamentarians and other stakeholders on economic aspects of the natural resources sector;
  • Engages relevant stakeholders on economic aspects of the natural resources sector to influence economic and financial policies;
  • Guides the organization in responding innovatively to any new economic developments in the natural resources and extractive sector;
  • Advise the organization and implement projects related to international trade in natural resources;
  • Completes any assignments or duties that you may be requested to do by the Senior Programs Officer, the Deputy Director and the Director;
  • Assists other project officers in implementing specific project activities within your competencies.

Qualifications and experience

  • Economics or Accounting degree;
  • 3 years’ experience;
  • Must be analytical (have business acumen);
  • Must have research skills;
  • Must be an effective communicator; Must be innovated;
  • Must have effective writing skills.
  • Preferred and added advantage
  • Social accountability tools; Emerging trends on tax evasion and avoidance

Personal attributes

  • Excellent command of the English language – both written and verbal;
  • Assertive personality but team player;
  • Analytical approach;
  • Good problem-solving abilities;
  • Solution-focused; Attention to detail;
  • In control of deliverables; Proactive

To apply

Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should send their applications and CVs to: [email protected] and cc [email protected]

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