Simukai Trust
Based in Mutare, Zimbabwe
Six-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.

The Progressio Development Worker will enhance the capacity of the Simukai Trust in fundraising and knowledge management to effectively implement and sustain its livelihoods and child protection interventions in the Manicaland Province, and deliver on its objectives. S/he will assist the Simukai Trust in mobilising adequate financial, human and material resources in order to ensure the sustainability of the organisation and delivery of high quality programming, as well as to leverage its current programmes for visibility and strategic alliances.

The successful candidate should have a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Knowledge Management, Communication, Journalism, or other relevant disciplines.

A minimum of five years’ work experience in livelihoods and child protection with local civil society organisations in an advisory/support capacity, and a successful track record in securing funding from institutional donors, and implementing sound knowledge management and documentation systems is essential. You should have direct experience in training/facilitation, specifically in resource mobilisation and knowledge management, and of working in a resource poor environment, where access to technology is limited.

Understanding of capacity building techniques and methods and the ability to share skills/mentor staff; proven ability in designing and implementing fundraising strategies; strong working knowledge of the funding mechanisms and priorities of a range of institutional donors and current funding trends, and proven ability to design and set up project planning and management systems is also essential. You should also have documentation skills (e.g. report writing, stories of change and case studies); a wide understanding and application of knowledge management and learning theories and concepts, as well as demonstrable knowledge of best practices, including the ability to introduce new concepts and ideas and to develop best practices and lessons learned, and knowledge on child protection and sustainable livelihoods.

Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of people in a a clear and effective manner; the ability to work well as part of a team; to plan and implement own work with limited support, and a willingness to undertake road travel within Zimbabwe is also required.

Closing date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014