Organisational Development Adviser
The National Faith-Based Council of Zimbabwe (NFBCZ)
Harare, Zimbabwe Three month placement (with the possibility of renewal)
Please note that for this placement we are only able to consider applicants who are fluent in Shona and/or Ndebele and able to start before 31 March 2013.
The National Faith-Based Council of Zimbabwe (NFBCZ) is a coalition of five umbrella Christian faith-based organisations that have come together under one coordinating body as a way of enhancing the effectiveness of faith-based development interventions, specifically with a focus on prevention, mitigation and control of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) and the HIV and AIDS pandemic.
The Progressio Development Worker (DW) will work as an Organisational Development Adviser with the NFBCZ in the development, capacity building and implementation of its Gender-Based Violence programme. S/he will provide technical support in the development and implementation of organisational development systems to enable the NFBCZ to effectively carry out gender-empowerment programmes, psychosocial and counselling support programmes for victims of gender violence, policy analysis, advocacy, and documentation and information dissemination on SGBV, HIV and AIDS and related issues from a faith perspective.
The successful candidate should have a degree the area of Gender, Development, Project Planning and Management, Social Sciences, or in any other relevant discipline.
A minimum of three years’ work experience in Gender and HIV and AIDS development work with Christian faith-based organisations (FBOs) and civil society organisations, in an advisory/support capacity is essential. You should also have proven experience in training methodologies and direct experience of training in organisational development, documentation and information dissemination, project planning and management, the relationship between Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and HIV and AIDS, and governance in development organisations.
You must have an understanding of the role Christian FBOs play in responding to gender-related aspects of development; an ability to design and set up project planning, management, administrative, financial and operational systems; a good knowledge of gender as a development and human rights issue, and policy analysis skills. Good interpersonal, communications and report writing skills; team building skills and a consensus-led approach to work; organisational and time management skills, with the ability to work on own initiative and meet deadlines, and theological literacy and the ability to effectively manage inter-denominational diversity within the Christian faith are also essential.
A willingness to work with people from different Christian denominations with a variety of theological and pastoral approaches and to undertake road travel in Zimbabwe is also required.
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