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Project Officer – FACT

Reports to: Programme Manager /Technical Officer EVAW

Station: Harare: (with frequent travel to project districts of Murehwa, Goromonzi and

Position Summary
The Project Officer will be responsible for day to day implementation of the activities under the,
‘Voices from the Fringes – SW and AGYW Action against SGBV’ project. The project seeks
to contribute to ending sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) and promoting women’s
sexual and reproductive health (SRHR) in Zimbabwe through movement building among female
sex workers (FSW) and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). In this regard the Project
Officer will ensure that all eligible FSW and AGYW in targeted districts/sites are enrolled into
the project and are supported for self-advocacy/activism against SGBV and are enabled to access
essential SGBV and SRH services.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Technical Officer EVAW to develop strategies for rolling out of the project in
    targeted districts and at national level
  • Plan and spearhead implementation of the project’s activities particularly with adolescent
    girls and young women (AGYW) and female sex workers (FSW) and women in general
    in all implementation sites and ensure that all set targets are met.
  • Conduct or organize for trainings and mentorships for AGYW and female Sex workers
    on self-advocacy, activism and social mobilization against sexual and gender based
    violence (SGBV).
  • Facilitate training and engagements with key project stakeholders that is police, health
    facilities, government line ministries, community leadership and other service providers
    in line with project results and planned activities.
  • Ensure that all cases of SBGV/VAW received by the project are properly assisted and

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Social Work at Bachelors Level.
  • Experience in working on GBV and with key populations and adolescent girls and young women is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in NGO community work preferably on UN funded GBV related work.
  • Technical, training skills and competences in gender, HIV and AIDS programs.
  • Experience in community engagement methods and a sound, analytical report writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt and work harmoniously with people from diverse cultural settings and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the functioning of line ministries responsible for Gender, Justice, Local Government and Home Affairs (Police) across all structures and levels.
  • Clean Class 4 Driving Licence with minimum 2 years driving experience.

Interested candidates can submit an application letter together with detailed CV to : not later than 17 January 2010. Please write – Project Officer –
Voices on the subject of your email. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to

FACT commits itself to protecting children whom its staff, volunteers as well as outsiders may
get into contact with. The organisation’s mandate is to serve the best interest of all children
through protection from abuse, harm and exclusion, child participation and development in
all its programs.

NB: Only short listed candidates will be notified.

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