Project Officer

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Project Officer

  • Post Date:May 16, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
Job Description

Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Project Officer that has fallen vacant within the organization. This is a full time position requiring someone with more than 5 years’ experience advocating for and defending rights of communities affected by extractive industries in Zimbabwe. The position requires a candidate with deep understanding of human rights, climate change, environmental laws and the extractive landscape of Zimbabwe. Further, the ideal candidate must have contemporary knowledge of the effects of extractive industries on the economy, environment and community. The position reports to the Programs Manager.

Job description

Under the guidance and supervision of the Program Manager, the Project Officer will contribute to the Mineral Resource Governance and Climate Change strategic pillars of the organization. The Project Officer will work with teams involved in various pillars of the organization; Primary responsibilities include:

  • The facilitation of field activities, guided by project implementation plans;
  • S/He will participate in organization’s lobbying and advocacy work which involves research, stakeholder engagement, networking, campaigns, civic education and participating in policy dialogues;
  • The Officer will carry out the following duties: Facilitating workshops or trainings for communities affected by extractive industries to empower these communities to defend their environmental, economic, social and cultural rights;
  • Conceptualizing and developing tools for interventions designed to improve natural resource governance in project areas;
  • Writing project reports for submission to the Programs Manager;
  • Producing in-depth analytical documents for publication on internet-based platforms such as organizational website, online forums and social media;
  • Assist project teams to complete tasks and implement project plans to ensure that the organization’s goals and objectives are achieved;
  • Representing the organization at workshops and conferences, and participating in project update meetings with the donor and strategic allies;
  • Taking up additional tasks as may be directed by the Programs Manager.

Qualifications, skills and competences

  • Degree in Political Science / Governance / Environmental / Natural Resources studies or related field;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in advocacy, human rights, or governance programming preferably in a position that overlapped with mitigating effects of extractive industries;
  • Good investigative and report writing skills;
  • Ability to generate knowledge from field experiences so as to contribute to the growing body of knowledge on impact of extractive industries on host communities;
  • Knowledge of energy economics, climate change adaptation and resilience;
  • Experience in programming of international donor-funded projects;
  • A good understanding of extractive industries operations in Zimbabwe as they pertain to the rights of communities;
  • Ability to engage and network with relevant stakeholders in the extractives value chain;
  • Excellent presentation skills.

To apply

Submit your curriculum vitae and application letter to [email protected] clearly highlighting the position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Closing date for receiving applications is 18 May 2022