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x2 Volunteer Programme Assistants (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Research; Social and Economic Development Projects) - National NGO

Location: Harare
Alert: Application Deadline Expired


A national NGO operating across Zimbabwe is looking for a qualified and experienced incumbent to fill in the volunteer vacancies as indicated above. The organization coordinates diverse membership of NGOs across the country.    

Type of Appointment: Fixed-term, with possibility of extension based on performance

Starting Date: With immediate effect        

Expected functions and responsibilities

General functions: 

  • Under the direct supervision of the Programmes Lead, in coordination with Program; the successful candidates will be expected to work on a contract-based basis during the assigned period.
  • Among other administrative duties, he/she is expected to:Assist in researching, designing and develop Social and Economic Development programmes /projects in close coordination with the relevant units;
  • Draft project documents, log frames and budgets for submission to donors in coordination with the Programmes Lead; 
  • Assist in the implementation of the existing Social and Economic Development projects within the organization;
  • Provide key support to the organization and its members on strengthening the coordination of Civil Society Initiative in the area of Poverty Reduction and; Social and Economic Development; Participate in coordination meetings with partner NGOs, Government and the donors, as may be required;
  • Represent the organization at high-level dialogue and engagement fora and meetings with the key stakeholders from the public sector, private sector and civil society;
  • Help in preparing and submit timely, quality routine, special reports and briefings as required; Provide operational and logistical support towards the implementation of project activities and the fulfillment of obligations; 
  • Perform any other duties as may require that commensurate with the post holder’s abilities and responsibilities.

Preferred competencies Professionalism:

  • Strong communication and analytical skills and ability to rapidly process and integrate diverse information from various sources
  • Proven ability in advocacy, management, writing and editing to meet tight deadlines
  • Thorough knowledge of development issues, understanding of, and experience in, dealing with the media


  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors’ language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Desired qualifications and experience

  • A first-level University Degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced University Degree.
  • The Preferred qualifications in the areas of Development Studies, Social Work, Economics and Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in development including experience in management of development projects is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience of working with and through NGOs and familiarity with local and international NGOs will be an added advantage.

How To Apply

Interested prospective applicants send a motivational letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of certificates to: with the subject line Volunteer Application. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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