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ZBIN Employment Tracker as at November 30, 2017

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Here is excellent news for Job Seekers who follow this forum, Every Monday, your favourite business forum has created an Employment List/Database which we will circulate widely. If you would like to be part of the list then register on our Facebook Page- Zim Business Ideas and Network, registration is free.

We encourage our members with businesses to take advantage of this list by engaging the services of Job Seekers on the list. The objective is to have one central database of employment seekers. This should help business owners to hire employees easily and at no cost. We will start with Zimbabwean nationals but hope to include other nationals in Southern Africa in the coming weeks.

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1.Charles Majoni Charles,Marketing,0733609476

2.Jeofry Chiz Jeofry,Finance,0773891831

3.Oberty Murwira Obert,Finance, 0733316999

4.Chloe Razemba Chloe, Customer service and Marketing 0772366094

5.Mugove Murau Mugove, Engineering/Draughting +27603395420

6.Tee Earl Tee Acuman. IT and Administration, 0717522955

7.Tariro Masanga Tariro Masanga.Enviromentalist.0773217934

8.Vidzo Tsamwaz 0778039749 Nursing

9.Nyasha Precious Mazivisa Gono Nyasha Mazivisa .ECD Teacher . 0774605334 / +27736510532

10.Providence Tapiwanashe Providence chinotimba. Bus Management & IT 0777901053

11.Howard Takura Tsvangirayi Shumirai Tsvangirai, Agriculture / Agribusiness +263773806463

12.Shelton TheWhite Muzembe Shelton Muzembe Electronic Engineer +263 772 773 594

13.Tinotenda Masakara Tinotenda Masakara Hospitality 0775299804

14.Rumbidzai Joyce Mhlanga Mhlanga Rumbidzai J, Chemical Engineering +263775229548

15.Gift Hwehwe Gift Hwehwe Accounting. 0773 500 778

16.Grace Nyagura Shylet Nyagura 0772943715 P/A or Administration

17.Emmanuel D N Dube Chipfunde Rumbidzai Agronomist/Researcher 0773587471

18. Sandra Mariwo RGN Nursing 0774341692

19.Dephine Siyapi Administration, Clerical, Customer Services -0773276925

20.Daniel Cholele Business Development/Marketing 0777755293

21.Kambudzi Jairos Kambudzi Jairos HR and Accounting 0777432288

22.Thokozile Mhlanga Fundraising and Field work– 0773409963

23.Rege Mataruse Marketing 0773753348

24.Concilia Mukwecheni PR/Journalist-0773446012

25. Fortunate Dzingai-Registered Nurse-0778 685 647

 


Jobs Available

Good day, l have come to greatly appreciate the job hunting segments. l would like to introduce the organisation l work for to individuals who are job hunting. We are Voluntary Service Overseas an International NGO that is located in Harare at number four Carslie Alex Park We recruit professionals that are well experienced in their line of work and send them to developing countries that we are running projects in. The volunteer is entitled to a living allowance month, work permit from us, international medical aid and accommodation fully paid up. For now people can visit our website www.vsointernational.org and apply for suitable positions. Concurrently l am currently looking for mechanics and nurses with degrees and training skills for a few urgent positions in Tanzania and Bangladesh. If any are qualified they can state and l will surely get back to them.We are not limited to the skills l posted above we are open to all…Thank you


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Research Associate – Demand Creation: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Deadline: 1 December 2017

CIAT, on behalf of HarvestPlus Program is seeking to recruit a Research Associate – Demand Creation, to be part of the HarvestPlus team in Zimbabwe responsible for designing a country marketing strategy which triggers widespread and sustained adoption of biofortified crops, as well as generate demand in the market. He/she will work with different key stakeholders especially farmers, extension agencies, nutritionists, seed producers, agro-dealers, food processors, retailers, consumers, media and advertisers to promote production, processing, marketing and consumption of biofortified crops. The position will report to the Country Manager.

To apply
Get the full job description and apply at this link

Research Associate – Monitoring Learning & Evaluation: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Deadline: 1 December 2017

CIAT, on behalf of HarvestPlus Program is seeking to recruit a Research Associate – Monitoring Learning & Evaluation, to be part of the HarvestPlus team in Zimbabwe responsible for designing the country M&E strategy and leading monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting
of program progress and results. The position will report to the Country Program Manager.

To apply
Get the full job description and apply at this link

Research Assistant – Seed Systems: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Deadline: 1 December 2017

CIAT, on behalf of HarvestPlus Program is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant – Seed Systems to be part of the HarvestPlus team in
Zimbabwe responsible for designing and implementing a country seed systems strategy which triggers widespread and sustained adoption and utilization of biofortified crops, as well as generate demand in the market. He/she will work with different key stakeholders especially farmers, extension agencies, nutritionists, seed producers, agro-dealers, food processors, commodity brokers, retailers, consumers and the media to facilitate production, processing and consumption of biofortified crops. The position will report to the Country Manager.

To apply
Get the full job description and apply at this link

Child Protection Officer: Local NGO
Deadline: 4 December 2017

Location: Harare

Duties & responsibilities

Mentoring of project partners
Plan, coordinate and hold regular meetings on child protection issues; provide necessary support to partners on identified child protection gaps; offer capacity building and technical support to all partners on child protection activities; work closely with the Department of Social Welfare in the implementation of the National Case Management System; Support and Supervise implementation of child protection activities at partner organization; Assist with the preparation of budgets for programme activities

Capacity building
Participate in training needs assessment and analysis; Plan for and conduct training activities for organisation partners on child protection issues; Train, mentor, supervise and support partner organizations in the implementation of all child protection related activities; Provide technical oversight over the implementation of all child protection activities; Participate in development of child protection resource materials; Distribute materials for on-going education of personnel at all levels; Provide information whenever necessary, to implementing partners and community cadres

Networking
Maintain good relations with the Child Protection partners, DSW, UNICEF and Social work institutions; Maintaining constant communication with key stakeholders through meetings; Networking with other groups and individuals that are implementing the OVC program including child protection and other services in the community; Facilitate sharing of information on child protection among stakeholders; Represent the organisation at various child protection forums/stakeholders meetings; Uphold the image of the organisation within the community; Advocate for the improvement or change of practices and policies that are a hindrance to the effectiveness of implementing child protection services; Facilitate linkages between organizations providing care and support to OVC

Monitoring and evaluation
Participate in developing monitoring tools for the OVC program; Ensure maintenance of accurate records; Coordinate and spearhead the development of appropriate child protection tools, and share with partners; Monitor adherence and implementation of child protection policies in partner organizations; Collect and analyse data pertaining to child protection activities; Present written reports to the Program Manager at stipulated times; Participate in activities to disseminate programme evaluation findings; Undertake necessary research

Minimum qualifications and experience
Advanced degree in Child Development, Psychology, Social Work or similar qualification; A minimum of five years’ experience in social work; Experience in working with communities and different stakeholders; Experience in training and facilitation in care and support issues; Good written and verbal communication skills including interpersonal skills A clean class four driver’s licence

To apply
If you are interested and meet the above requirements please send your application letter, detailed CV and copies of your certificates to: programsx13@gmail.com Please put the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Documentation Assistant: Local NGO
Deadline: 4 December 2017

Location: Harare

Required
Undergraduate degree in Media/ communication; Strong writing skills, including demonstrated experience in both drafting and editing communications content; Some experience planning and coordinating meetings and events; Website designing and updating experience; Strong analytical, business judgment, and problem-solving skills.

Desirable
Adept at using social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.); Experience in grant writing and facilitation of grant reviews.

To apply
Email cover letter and CV to: programsx13@gmail.com Please put the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant: Local NGO
Deadline: 4 December 2017

Location: Harare

Purpose of the job
The Research, Evaluation and Reporting Assistant is responsible for providing technical and professional support to efficiently and effectively plan, design, assess, monitor and evaluate the performance of programs. He/she shall have the primary responsibility to verify and consolidate progress reports, assessment reports and data to ensure adequate monitoring and evaluation of program performance indicators.

Key responsibilities
Monitoring program performance indicators; Capacity building; Data quality assessments and reporting; Assessment and thematic studies; Resource mobilisation

Duties/tasks

Monitoring program performance indicators
Assist in developing a standardised monitoring and evaluation system to track project output, outcome and impact indicators; Ensure partner MER staff are supported and mentored developing and designing data collection tools, methodologies, actual data collection, data entry, data cleaning, analysis and reporting; Prepare and participate in partner program feedback processes.

Capacity building
Assist the MER Coordinator in the training and mentoring of partner staff and volunteers to conduct field assessments, data analysis and presentation; Conduct partner monthly technical and support visits and ensure the project source data is complete, consistent and comprehensive; Support partner MER Officers in the collection of survey data, MSC stories and special studies.

Data quality assessments and reporting
Ensure accuracy and timeliness of MER data and reports submitted internal and external; Review and consolidate partner monthly, quarterly, annual, assessment reports and information presented; Develop and maintain an updated project management information system, filing and database; Appropriately present and disseminate authorized monitoring and evaluation findings to internal and external stakeholders; Appropriately represent the organisation in district, provincial and national platforms.

Assessment and thematic studies
Support beneficiary verification exercises to ensure accountability, participation and transparence in all beneficiary selection process; Assist to coordinate implement large and general MER projects such as the baseline, mid and endline assessments; intervention assessments, quality management and quality improvement assessments, comparative surveys, sustainability assessments and project phase-out approaches; Remain up-to date with national and international best-practice in monitoring and evaluation, particularly with regards to national strategic plans.

Resource mobilization
Researching potential funders including proposals; Contributing to the preparation of marketing materials and resource mobilisation; Participate in drafting funding proposals.

Minimum qualifications and experience
First degree in Health Promotion, development studies, social, or a relevant field; Diploma in monitoring and evaluation, and experience in USAID OVC an added advantage; A minimum of five years’ experience in community work, two of which should be in monitoring and evaluation and operational research; Excellent knowledge of research statistics and research methodology including skills in sampling techniques and use of computer software (SPSS, Excel, CSPro) for statistical and other relevant applications; Proven skills in critical thinking, assessment and analysis; strong competency in conceptualizing and designing strategic frameworks; Excellent communication, team building and training skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in and outside the Agency; Ability to work effectively in multi-cultural environment; Ability to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders; Clean class four driver’s license

To apply
Interested candidates can submit written applications accompanied by a detailed CV to: programsx13@gmail.com Please put the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Programme Coordinator: Young Africa Agri-Tech
Deadline: 6 December 2017

Location: Mozambique
Young Africa, a Mozambican association, aims at the empowerment of underprivileged young people. At Young Africa Agri-Tech in Dondo we offer agricultural skills training and a wide scope of community services. For the management of a new programme at Agri-Tech we are looking for a dedicated and inspiring coordinator, who reports to the Director of Young Africa Mozambique and works together with the Centre Manager of Young Africa Agri-Tech.

Personal characteristics
Working with a heart for young and underprivileged people; Effective, efficient and hard-working manager; Excellent team player; Practical, willing to implement as well as lead.

Job description
Coordinate implementation of the programme; Fulfil narrative and financial reporting requirements to the donor; Report progress to the Director of YA Mozambique; Track progress of the programme; Liaise with the Administrator on financial control of the programme; Implement the M&E tools of the programme; Public relations with partners of the programme; Organise capacity building programmes for staff involved; Raise funds for YA Mozambique.

Minimum qualifications required
Relevant licenciatura or equivalent degree (preferably in development studies); Knowledge of and practical experience in agriculture; 5 years working experience in project and international grant management level, preferably within an NGO; Solid experience with M&E; Clean class 4 driver’s license; Computer literacy; Written and spoken fluency in English (C2) and Portuguese (C1).

Working conditions, salary and benefits are comparable to similar local Mozambican organisations. Relocation to Mozambique is a must.

To apply
Motivation letters with C.V. need to be sent by email to: constance.mavura@youngafrica.org

A reference check will be part of the process, with direct questions on suitability of working with vulnerable youths.

National Coordinator: Plan International Zimbabwe
Deadline: 8 December 2017

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. In Zimbabwe, we have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 31 years. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.

Purpose
This job is needed in order to provide coordination and technical guidance in the implementation of ‘Strengthening Civil Society to Promote Gender Equality through Participatory Advocacy on Child Rights in Zimbabwe’ project with a focus on capacity building of  Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and coalitions, developing and strengthening platforms for coordination and joint advocacy as well as ensuring consultation and upwards and downward accountability between CSOs and their communities.

To apply
Get the full job description and application instructions here

Program Facilitator: Plan International Zimbabwe
Deadline: 8 December 2017

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. In Zimbabwe, we have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 31 years. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.

Purpose
This job is needed in order to provide leadership and facilitation at district level in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Strengthening Civil Society to Promote Gender Equality through Participatory Advocacy on Child Rights in Zimbabwe Project in order to achieve set objectives and targets of the project in the district. The role will also contribute towards ongoing research, learning and reflection on measuring the effectiveness of violence prevention interventions.

To apply
Get the full job description and application instructions here

Institutional Partnership Development: SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe
Deadline: 10 December 2017

SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe is a member of SOS International – a worldwide children’s social welfare organisation, providing children who have lost parental care or are at risk of losing parental care with a caring family and secure home.

Besides children in our direct care, SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe has established family strengthening programs in Chitungwiza, Bulawayo and Shamva. The Programme supports children in difficult circumstances. The Organisation works as a development partner with communities and the local authorities. SOS Children’s Villages also runs schools, kindergartens and a farm.

The Association is looking for an energetic and results orientated individual who will support and advise the National Association in the development of partnerships with institutions, in order to significantly diversify and increase the financial resources available for National Programs.

Responsibilities will include
Identifying Institutional partnership opportunities at national/ local level (from bilateral, multilateral, international organizations and embassies and foundations); Writing concept notes and full proposals for both grants and contracts under the strategic guidance of the National Programmes Director and National Director; Securing the organisation’s participation in  consortia applications and proposal development processes externally, and development of value propositions for sharing with potential  partners; Developing MOUs, pre-teaming agreements or other required documentation in relation to consortia formation and partnership development; Preparation and submission of IPD monthly updates and quarterly reports to the National Director, National Management Team  and International Office; Responsibility for Donor Contract Management (DCM) of institutional (restricted) grants, including contract preparation, development of consortia agreements, teaming agreements, MOUs and compliance with donor requirements; Developing and maintaining workspaces in the Grant management Tracking; Establishing a close working relationship with the Finance and Program Department and providing advice to ensure synergy in donor budgeting, contract management and reporting; Responding to needs from IOR (International Regional Office) on reporting in relation to grant and contract information management; Developing and implementing an institutional fundraising and partnership strategy in line with the needs of SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe and ensure this is infused within the global IPD Strategy and National plans; Building fundraising capacity within the programme team, by training staff on funding policies donor relations, reporting, contract management, etc; Documenting information on the implementation of donor-funded grants and contracts, in order to improve understanding of donor requirements and to improve SOS CV Zimbabwe’s performance; Negotiate collaboration with partner institutions and government departments in support of SOS CV Zimbabwe subject to approval from the National Director; Representing SOS CV Zimbabwe in sector level meetings (development and humanitarian/emergency) and other networking forums and use this to aggressively develop funding partnerships; Participating in regional IPD networking and training forums and contributing to development of new IPD strategies to improve practice; Developing material to help promote SOS CV Zimbabwe amongst potential donors, partners and key Government representatives, including briefings, capacity statements and presentations; Working closely with the GSC in ESAF and IO in order to ensure coordinated contact with donors; Carry out International donor scoping

Qualifications and experience
A minimum qualification of a Bachelor degree, in social sciences (social work, psychology, social-pedagogy, community development or economics; A project management qualification is a requirement; Master’s degree in Social Sciences will be a definite advantage; Minimum 7 years working experience in the field of Project Management; He/she should have 4-7 years extensive experience in planning, securing and managing funds from institutional donors as well as a thorough understanding of development programming; Must have a thorough understanding of program design and development especially in the sectors of Education, Health, Livelihoods, Gender and GBV, Child Protection; A thorough understanding of DCM, PCM training approaches is also a requirement; Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team; Commitment to address the situation of the children in our target group and their families

To apply
Detailed curriculum vitae should be submitted to: Resourcing.SOS@sos-zimbabwe.org

Both Males and Females are encouraged to apply.

“Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security”

Executive Assistant to the National Director: SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe
Deadline: 10 December 2017

SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe is a member of SOS International – a worldwide children’s social welfare organization, providing children who have lost parental care or are at risk of losing parental care with a caring family and secure home.

Besides children in our direct care, SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe has established family strengthening programs in Chitungwiza, Bulawayo and Shamva. The Programme supports children in difficult circumstances. The Organization works as a development partner with communities and the local authorities. SOS Children’s Villages also runs schools, kindergartens and a farm.

The Association is seeking an experienced, reliable and task-oriented Executive Assistant. The Executive Assistant will report directly to the National Director and will be responsible for performing a number of administrative duties including preparation of Board packs and processing of Board Minutes.

The ideal candidate should be a highly self-motivated professional, and capable of managing their work load and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced corporate environment/organization.

Responsibilities and duties will include
Coordination of executive communications, including taking calls on behalf of the National Director, responding to emails and interfacing with co-workers, children and other stakeholders; Preparation of internal and external Association documents for International Office and other stakeholders; Preparation of Board Packs and processing of  Board Minutes; Scheduling meetings and appointments and managing travel itineraries; Arranging Association events which take place outside  the work place, such as fund-raising events and other SOS events; Maintenance of an organized filing system of  both paper and electronic documents; Upholding of strict levels of confidentiality; Developing and sustaining a high level of professionalism with co-workers, management and stakeholders

Qualifications and experience
Minimum of 4+ years of experience as an Executive Assistant reporting directly to the National Director or Chief Executive; Advanced Microsoft Office skills, with an ability to become familiar with firm-specific programs and software; Proficiency in collaboration of duties; Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills with impeccable multi-tasking abilities; Exceptional interpersonal skills; A degree in Administration/Business management/Office management will be a definite advantage

To apply
Detailed curriculum vitae should be submitted to: Resourcing.SOS@sos-zimbabwe.org

Both Males and Females are encouraged to apply.

“Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security”

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer: UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa
Deadline: 28 December 2017 (midnight, Harare time)

Duty Station: Johannesburg, South Africa

Background
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking applications from nationals of South Africa for a new post of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for HIV and Health in Johannesburg, South Africa. The National Programme Officer position is at level C (NOC), with salaries being in accordance with United Nations scales. The appointment is for a period of one year with a six months probationary period, and may be extended for 2018 and beyond, subject to funding and performance. Additional information about UNESCO and its work on HIV and health education is available from the website: http://www.unesco.org/aids

Duties and requirements
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director General for Education, guidance from the Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa, and the direct supervision of the Regional HIV and Health Education Adviser, the incumbent will be responsible and accountable for the overall monitoring and evaluation of UNESCO Regional HIV and Health portfolio. The M&E Officer will lead the monitoring of programs through the internal SISTER reporting system, preparing of donor and other required result based reports, communication and advocacy of project results, experiences and lessons learned. Specifically he/she will support:

Technical support and coordination of monitoring and evaluation
Ensure that UNESCO regional programmes are monitored and results are easily measurable and reported against set indicators as per results framework with particular focus on results and impact; Provide technical support to project countries as needed to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation of their interventions; Provide technical support for the monitoring of country program activities; Analyse data needs and initiate/ coordinate operational research activities linked to the UNESCO’s Programmes for purposes of improving programme delivery; Based on need, undertake or organise regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed; Develop or refine criteria and evaluation structure for the project impact, benefit and sustainability; Facilitate, act as resource person, and join if required any external supervision and evaluation missions; Monitor the follow-up of evaluation recommendations.

Development of work plans and reporting
Contribute to the preparation of annual and quarterly work plans from an M&E perspective; Coordinate the development of quality M&E reports on UNESCO related projects both at the regional and country level as required by the UNESCO’s global M&E systems; Collate, consolidate and prepare M&E reports ensuring that they entered on the system on time. Extract lessons learnt, share knowledge and disseminate good practices, and formulate recommendations to improve overall programme planning, implementation and evaluation of UNESCO’s activities in the ESA region; Be responsible for writing project reports, such as SISTER and JPMS reports (quarterly and annual), and other on – time reports requested by UNESCO and the donor.

Provide technical support and coordination knowledge management
Support the sharing and promotion of the uptake of knowledge through the development of knowledge management methods and tools; Support National Programme Officers in documenting best practices and lessons learnt which will be synthesised and shared across countries; Support operations research and the generation of new evidence and data across the region; Identify and participate in additional networks, for example scientific or policy-based networks that may also yield lessons that can benefit project implementation.

Required Qualifications

Education
An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Statistics, Demography, Social sciences, Development Studies, Project Planning and Management or Public health. Postgraduate training in monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage.

Work experience
At least four years of relevant experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, results-based programme development and management; Experience in developing indicators, data collection tools, M&E plans and results frameworks in HIV and SRH; Ability to write clear and comprehensive reports; Experience with training in M&E; Knowledge of EMIS system desirable; Broader experience in programme management.

Skills/Competencies
Ability to work with minimal supervision; High level written and oral communications skills in English and and any other UN language; Must be a result oriented team player; Excellent analytical skills; Recent experience with result-based management methodologies; Must be able to communicate effectively (verbally and written) in cross cultural, politically sensitive environment and present complex ideas to a non-specialist audience; Extensive professional knowledge and experience on HIV and AIDS; Significant technical expertise and experience in UNESCO’s key leadership and main partner responsibilities within UNAIDS division of labour and familiarity with UNAIDS would be an asset; High level of technical writing skills on issues related to education and HIV and AIDS; Excellent organizational, networking and partnership building skills, tact and discretion; Experience in monitoring and evaluation with excellent writing skills; A key requirement is credibility and confidence, with  high  level  representational and  partnership building  skills, involving a wide range of partners (including relevant Ministries, UNAIDS Cosponsors, donors and civil society).

Languages
Excellent knowledge (oral and written) in English. Fluency in other UN languages is an asset.

Benefits and entitlements
UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars and exempt from income tax.

Please note that UNESCO is a non-smoking Organization.

To apply
Please send your application letter, UNESCO CV, in English to: vacancies.harare@unesco.org cc: sr.musindo@unesco.org
* Note you must submit your CV in the UNESCO CV format, using the template at this link

Candidates who had previously applied are encouraged to resubmit their applications.
Please note that only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.
A written test may be used in the evaluation of shortlisted candidates.
UNESCO is committed to gender equality in its programming and to gender parity within the Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
UNESCO does not charge any fee at any stage in the recruitment process.

Communications Officer: UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa
Deadline: 28 December 2017 (midnight, Harare time)

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Background
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking applications from nationals of Zimbabwe for a new post of Communications Officer for HIV and Health in Harare. The National Programme Officer position is at level C (NOC), with salaries being in accordance with United Nations scales. The appointment is for a period of one year with a six months probationary period, and may be extended for 2018 and beyond, subject to funding and performance. Additional information about UNESCO and its work on HIV and health education is available from the website: http://www.unesco.org/aids

Duties and requirements
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director General for Education, guidance from the Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa, and the direct supervision of the Regional HIV and Health Education Adviser, the incumbent will be responsible for the effective planning, implementation and monitoring of the HIV and health Communications portfolio. Specifically, s/he will be responsible for developing and implementing an advocacy and communications strategy and closely monitoring the impact of communication efforts to enhance the organisation’s credibility and brand.

Advocacy and communications strategy
Lead the development, implementation and monitoring of the HIV and Health advocacy and communication strategy; Support the development and dissemination of advocacy campaigns; Production of campaign materials, including both written materials and basic design; Production of communication products to support country and regional communication efforts, including liaison with external service providers as required; Liaise with journalists from relevant media outlets around key advocacy and communications opportunities

Report writing and design
Assistance with the design and layout of publications; Support documentation of best practices and “lessons learnt” for the HIV and Health program; Review communications materials development by countries and support their dissemination; Support content development and revision of donor reports as required; Design and finalize reports to be published and disseminated; Other communication needs as specified.

Young people today website and social media
Support on going content development/management and user-testing of the young people today website; Implement plan for young people “ambassadors” to support the work on social media/website, including engaging in other languages as well; Work closely with the HIV and Health Education team to maintain updates on the new youngpeopletoday.net website, including progress in country and events across the region; Work closely with web programmer to ensure that the YPT website is kept up to date and has a dynamic look and feel for key audiences identified; Develop special interest stories through the blog and other social media channels; Manage translation services and validation before uploading new content to the site; Utilize special UN international days – World AIDS Day, International Women’s Day, International Youth Day, etc. to develop relevant content for engagement; Build and implement a social media plan, aimed at engaging with young people across Eastern and Southern Africa. Develop messages and graphics for a variety of social media platforms.

Partner relations
Form linkages with communications personnel in partner organisations (ESA Commitment Technical Coordinating Committee and UN) to strengthen coverage; Assist countries writing articles/updates for website country pages; media release etc; Prioritize government relations communication plan, document best practices in engaging governments across the region; Prepare ESA communications materials, as relevant for different audiences i.e. presentations, newsletter, opinion pieces; Help in the administration of internal communications (i.e. database for all files, templates, etc.); Develop an integrated well-used photography asset database; Support the updates and maintenance of key stakeholders and media contact lists

Required Qualifications

Education
An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations. A first-level university degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or any that include art and design or an equivalent; in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work experience
At least four years of relevant work experience in the communications field; Experience with graphic design an asset.

Skills/Competencies
Excellent writing skills and the ability to write various types of documents including articles, press statements, position papers and information materials; Understanding of and experience with both traditional media (press, television) and social media preferred; Experience working with diverse institutions, such as civil society, multi-lateral agencies, and non-government organisations, to strengthen their capacity and opportunities to engage in dialogue/advocacy with policymakers; A key requirement is maturity, excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy, ability to multi-task, prioritize and deliver to deadline, as well as work under pressure; Credibility and confidence, with high level representational and partnership building skills, involving a wide range of partners (including relevant Ministries, UNAIDS Cosponsors, donors and civil society).

Languages
Fluency (oral and written) in English; Fluency local language.

Benefits and entitlements
UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars and exempt from income tax.

Please note that UNESCO is a non-smoking Organization.

To apply
Please send your application letter, UNESCO CV, in English to: vacancies.harare@unesco.org cc: sr.musindo@unesco.org 
* Note you must submit your CV in the UNESCO CV format, using the template at this link

Candidates who had previously applied are encouraged to resubmit their applications.
Please note that only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.
A written test may be used in the evaluation of shortlisted candidates.
UNESCO is committed to gender equality in its programming and to gender parity within the Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 


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