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Vacancy: Country Representative CIIR, Zimbabwe
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The Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR) has 
been a UK charity for more than forty years, working towards 
sustainable development by placing development workers and advo-
cating policy change. We work with people of all faiths and 
none.
 
We are looking to recruit a candidate from Zimbabwe or from the 
Southern Africa region to be our:
 
Country Representative, Zimbabwe
24 months contract
Based Harare, Zimbabwe
 
We are looking for a highly motivated and resourceful individual 
with a genuine commitment to development and advocacy, seeking 
to work in a cutting edge development agency. The postholder 
will be responsible for managing the programme in Zimbabwe, en-
suring the delivery of programme plans. S/he will have pivotal 
role in defining development policy and priority areas for 
CIIR's work in the country, working together with partners, de-
velopment workers and other stakeholders. Within the context of 
CIIR?s work of skill-sharing and advocacy, the postholder will 
oversee and direct a participatory process of strategic planning 
of CIIR?s work in Zimbabwe for 2005 to 2010.
 
Educated to a degree level in a relevant field, the postholder 
will have a minimum of five years of direct experience in NGO 
management, strategic planning and project appraisal, as well as 
financial management. In addition, s/he should have experience 
of fundraising and recruitment.
 
The successful candidate will have particular knowledge with the 
socio-political and socio-economic reality of Zimbabwe and also 
sound knowledge and analysis of Southern Africa?s political and 
economic contemporary context. Good understanding of interna-
tional development issues, and the role of civil society organi-
sations and multilateral bodies in development are also re-
quired.  
 
It is essential to have experience of working with civil society 
organisations, including church-based organisations and under-
standing of CSOs and NGO networks in the region and the key is-
sues involved.
 
S/he will be a good communicator with influencing, representa-
tional and negotiating skills, plus experience of relationship 
and network building. Well-developed project cycle skills, cul-
tural sensitivity, the ability to work with diverse groups, and 
sound grasp of gender analysis and dynamics are also required.
 
The postholder should be committed to racial and gender equal-
ity, have an understanding of the structure of the Catholic 
Church and be willing to work with faith-based constituencies.
 
Ability and readiness to travel by car frequently and widely 
within Zimbabwe and willingness and ability to travel outside 
Zimbabwe for periods of up to 1 - 3 weeks per year is required.
 
Experience of being managed and of managing people in remote 
sites/distance management, ability to speak Shona and/or Ndebele 
is desirable.
 
Complete the application form in full, even if you are including 
a CV, as very specific information is required and will be used 
to decide whether or not you will be shortlisted for interview.
 
For further information and an application form visit 
http://www.ciir.org (see section "jobs @ CIIR?).
 
Closing date: 14th October 2005 
Interviews: End November 2005
CIIR is an equal opportunities employer
 
 
Mariona Centellas
Recruitment & Selection Team
CIIR/ICD
Unit 3, Canonbury Yard
190a New North Road
London N1 7BJ, UK
Tel: +44-20-7288-8600 (Switchboard)
Fax: +44-20-7359-0017
mailto:Mariona@ciir.org>
http://www.ciir.org
 

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