Social and Economic Development Programme Officer : NANGO

Published: 15 October 2017
 Social and Economic Development Programme Officer : NANGO   

Deadline: 18 October 2017
Vacancy Notice: 2017/SEDPO1
Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe
Organizational Unit: Programmes
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term, with possibility of extension
Estimated starting Date: November 2017

General Functions
Under the direct supervision of the Programmes Manager in Harare, and in coordination with relevant units at NANGO Headquarters and Regional offices, the successful candidate will work with the Programmes Unit for the implementation of the NANGO Social and Economic Development, and Government Engagement Strategy. The selected candidate will be expected to work on full-time basis during the assigned period. In particular he/she will:

    Assist in researching, designing and develop Social and Economic Development programmes/projects in close coordination with the relevant units at NANGO
    Draft project documents, logframes and budgets for submission to donors in coordination with the Directorate
     Implement and oversee the existing Social and Economic Development projects within the Association. (monitoring, reporting and evaluation)
    Provide key support to the Association and its members on strengthening the coordination of Civil Society Initiative in the area of Poverty Social and Economic Development, Human Development and Government Engagement Strategies
     Participate in coordination meetings with partner NGOs, Government and the UN Country Team, as may be required
     Represent the Association at high-level dialogue and engagement fora and meetings with the Government of Zimbabwe and other stakeholders from the public sector, private sector and civil society
    Establish and maintain partnerships with relevant UN, NGO and government focal points in order to facilitate the work of NGOs in Zimbabwe
    Prepare and submit timely, quality routine, special reports and briefings as required
       Assist in developing and implementing appropriate capacity building programmes in Social and Economic Development for the Association, Implementing Partners and NANGO Regional staff
     Perform any other duties as NANGO may   require that commensurate with the postholder's abilities and responsibilities.

Desired Qualifications

    The incumbent should possess a Degree in Economics, Development Studies or Statistics with a major in economic modeling, a Masters Degree is an added advantage
     Possess experience and training for analytical and research skills, including monitoring and evaluation
     Sound knowledge of the human developmental needs in Zimbabwe
     Extensive geographic knowledge of Zimbabwe
     Experience of emergency work in Zimbabwe
     Knowledge of and sensitivity to gender issues
     Class 4 drivers licence

Skills and Experience

At least 5 years working within the development context, with a focus on social and economic development, applied public finance, Child rights programming, and social and economic research.

   Strong research and analytical skills
   Strong presentation and facilitation skills
   Ability to cooperate with other NANGO programmes and regional offices
   Previous experience of working with and through partners
   Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
   Experience in supervising, guiding and training people, individually or in groups
   Ability to establish good rapport with colleagues from partner organizations
   Ability to work in a multicultural environment
   Good computer skills e.g. Word for Windows, Excel, E-mail & Internet
   Ability to work effectively with limited supervision
   Familiarity with working with international NGOs, UN and other development partners.
   Ability to manage more than one project at various stages of completion
   Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of marginalized populations
   Ability to network, especially within NGO and governmental contexts


Thorough knowledge of English. Knowledge of both Shona and Ndebele is an advantage
Method of Application

All applications should be addressed to: and copy or posted to the Executive Director, 15 Boddle Road, Eastlea, quoting the above vacancy notice number.

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