2 x Programmes Assistants (MEAL, Research; Social & Economic Development Projects)

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2 x Programmes Assistants (MEAL, Research; Social & Economic Development Projects)

  • Post Date:June 16, 2022
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  • Career Level Assistant
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Duty Station: Masvingo Zimbabwe with possibilities of travel
Organizational Unit: Programmes Unit
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term, with possibility of extension based on performance
Starting Date: with immediate effect

A Local NGO operating in Mat South, Midlands, Masvingo and Manicaland is looking for a qualified and experienced incumbent to fill in the volunteer vacancy as indicated above.

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


  • 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.

Interested prospective applicants send a motivational letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of certificates to [email protected] with the subject line VOLUNTEER APPLICATION.

Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 20 June 2022