Section 154 of the Constitution stipulates that the Clerk of Parliament and other Staff of Parliament are appointed on terms of conditions of service approved from time to time by the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders (CSRO) and are Public Officers, distinct and separate from the Public Service. These appointments are on an open, performance based contract subject to the provisions of the Officers of Parliament (Terms of Service) Regulations, 2018, as amended from time to time.
Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified and experienced Zimbabwean citizens below the age of fifty (50), with a clean security, disciplinary, criminal record, to fill the permanent establishment vacant position of Hansard Editors. Candidates with a good knowledge and practical application of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in particular ISO 9001:2015, will have a distinct advantage.
Grade : 8
Location : Hansard Department
Reports To : Director Hansard
Reporting to the Director Hansard, the successful candidates will be responsible for, among other duties, the following:-
17.1 Preparing, rewriting and editing transcripts to improve readability in line with the Hansard Manual
17.2 Reading copy or proofs to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
17.3 Allocating print space for story text, photos, and illustrations according to space parameters and copy significance, using knowledge of layout
principles in the relevant procedures.
17.4 Planning the contents of publications according to Parliament’s style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements.
17.5 Verifying facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
17.6 Reviewing and approving proofs submitted by composing room prior to publication production.
17.7 Developing texts or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.
17.8 Overseeing publication production, including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements.
17.9 Reading, evaluating and editing manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and confer with Hansard Reporters regarding changes in content, style or organization, or publication.
17.10 Reading material to determine index items and arrange them alphabetically or topically, indicating page or section location.
Minimum Qualifications, Person Specifications and Experience
- An Honours Degree in English and Communication Studies / Journalism
- Knowledge of at least three local languages, will be a distinct advantage
- Computer literacy;
- Assertiveness and good communication skills; and
- Two (2) years relevant working experience.
In return, Parliament of Zimbabwe offers a comparatively competitive public sector remuneration package which will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates.
Candidates with a good knowledge and practical application of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in particular ISO 9001:2015, will have a distinct advantage. Applications, together with fully detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certified educational and professional certificates, and three contactable referees, clearly showing which job is being applied for, should be hand-delivered and / or sent to:
The Clerk of Parliament
Corner Third Street & Nelson Mandela Avenue
P.O. Box CY 298
Alternatively, submissions can be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Canvassing and CV fraud will lead to automatic disqualification.
The closing date for receiving applications is Monday, 14th MARCH, 2022