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Vacancy: Country Representative CIIR, Zimbabwe
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 
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-
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 (see section "jobs @ CIIR?).
Closing date: 14th October 2005 
Interviews: End November 2005
CIIR is an equal opportunities employer
Mariona Centellas
Recruitment & Selection Team
Unit 3, Canonbury Yard
190a New North Road
London N1 7BJ, UK
Tel: +44-20-7288-8600 (Switchboard)
Fax: +44-20-7359-0017>

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