Project Officer: Zimbabwe-Europe Partnership for Democracy (ZEPAD)

Deadline: 23 July 2010

The Zimbabwe-Europe Partnership for Democracy was established on the ground in 2010 as a local branch office of the Brussels-based European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), and registered as a Zimbabwean Trust. ZEPAD first took up the responsibility of a management body for civil society interventions in the constitutional reform process, originally implementing a project funded by the EU Instrument for Stability. ZEPAD serves as a coordinating body for civil society activities of (currently) 8 implementing partners, as well as a link to all-party bodies in the political society such as COPAC. The overall strategic goal of ZEPAD is to facilitate citizen participation and to promote values such as good governance and democracy in Zimbabwe.

In the framework of its programme to support civil society input into the Constitutional reform process in Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe-Europe Partnership for Democracy is seeking to fill the position of a Harare-based Project Officer. The Project Officer will work under the supervision of the National Coordinator and will be responsible for the implementation of all project related activities. Specifically, the position will involve the following:

–    Assisting in the planning and coordination of the work to be implemented by ZEPAD partners;
–    Maintaining regular contact with all partner organisations and keeping up-to-date on their work plans;
–    Arranging and attending meetings on behalf of ZEPAD;
–    Designing and following-up on a monitoring and evaluation framework for all ZEPAD and partner related activities;
–    Organizing assessments, workshops and other project activities;
–    Providing support to international and local consultants;
–    Drafting weekly reports, due each Friday at close of business;
–    Drafting other reports/position papers/briefings as necessary;
–    Maintaining detailed records of project activities and of project files;
–    Assisting in developing new project activities and identifying new opportunities;
–    Liaising with external partners; and
–    Maintaining a weekly work plan and providing updates on progress on a regular basis.

Required skills/experience

–    At least three years experience working on donor funded projects, ideally with experience working on EC-funded projects;
–    Experience working with civil society organisations in Zimbabwe, ideally on issues of democratic governance, elections and/or civic education;
–    Good knowledge of Zimbabwean political landscape;
–    Computer literate with web skills highly desirable;
–    Excellent reporting skills; and
–    Personal qualities: independent, self-starter, reliable, team player with good diplomatic skills.

Applications can be sent to: The National Coordinator, Zimbabwe-Europe-Partnership for Democracy, No. 63 West Road, Avondale West, Harare
Or email to: sibusisiwemarunda@epd.eu

One Comment

  1. Nosisa Choto says:

    Dear Sibusisiwe
    I wonder if it is possible to make an appointment to meet you at your office on Friday, 3rd September 2010. I am based in Bulawayo, but in Harare for a while. I would most grateful to meet you before going back on Sunday.

    My mobile number is +263 912 755 660

    I would be most grateful to your response.

    Nosisa

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