Programs Graduate Trainee

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Description :

Local NGO

Deadline: 10 September 2021

Location: Masvingo

Start date: To be communicated with successful applicant

Duration of contract: One year with the possibility of extension (based on performance and availability of funding)


A local NGO working in the area of promoting and advancing women’s rights, including women with disabilities is looking for a programs graduate trainee. The organisation aims to empower women in their diversities economically, politically and socially through amplifying their voices in all local and national processes, creating platforms for engagement, capacity building and advocacy.

Job description

The programs graduate trainee shall ensure the project makes sound and evidenced based analytical approaches in policy dialogues with well-focused advocacy agenda for raising the profile of the organisation amongst the women and persons with disability; Provide programme and administrative support to the programme team in the preparation of various programme documents, such as work plans, budgets, reports and proposals on programme implementation arrangements; Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops, and/or trainings for the purpose of providing or receiving information, recording minutes, and supporting the needs of the attendees and Programme Manager; To harmonize and collate various policy and program related organisation issues for the women and persons with disability as well as experienced by various project partners and stakeholders; Assist and work with project team, Programs Manager and stakeholders to produce high quality and rigorous policy analysis with recommendations for changes in policy and practice; Identify opportunities to influence key political figures and other stakeholders by keeping up to date with policy on all key areas of interest; Supervise and provide policy analysis support to organisation projects in Zimbabwe to ensure projects are well packaged, targeted, evidence based and timely; Identify and analyse policy related issues that the organisation and partners will work on to develop an advocacy agenda for the project, through evidence generated from the project; Identify policy research needs and opportunities and develop evidence based advocacy messages and materials, in consultation with program development and strategic information officer. Liaise and inform key stakeholders and others on a regular basis by writing and disseminating briefings, submissions, articles, parliamentary questions and presentations as necessary; Provide reports for both internal monitoring and for external donors and supporters. Collaborate with colleagues, particularly the Communication Officer to disseminate well analysed and evidence-based policy-related information through meetings, publications, website and the like; In collaboration with Program Manager, project staff and organisation theme leaders, identify fund raising opportunities and work with the management to develop proposals for funding to support policy and program activities.

Key result areas

Quality of Contribution Made in Completing Projects; Quality, timeliness and adequacy of support provided to Programme Manager; Turnaround time in responding to assigned tasks and responsibilities; Number of complaints arising from handling assigned tasks and responsibilities; Soundness of judgment and initiative in resolving difficulties arising from assigned tasks and responsibilities; Concepts notes for future projects are written; Strong relationship with key stakeholders; Possible partners and possible donors are identified, relationships are built for future proposals.

Job specifications

Recent graduate holding a degree in Social Work, Development Studies or equivalent; Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and projects to meet deadlines; Work related learning experience in an NGO is an added advantage; Strong computer skills in a Microsoft Windows/Office environment; Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality; Good interpersonal skills: ability to establish harmonious and effective working relationships with people from different backgrounds and positions Integrity, honesty, and accountability to both the organisation team and the community; Candidates should maintain a positive attitude under pressure, exhibit a strong work ethic, and enjoy working with a wide range of personalities; At least one year work experience in a similar role in a reputable not-for-profit organization.

To apply

To apply

If interested in the above mentioned opportunity, please submit your application including qualifications and CV to [email protected] Please indicate the subject as PROGRAMS GRADUATE TRAINEE.

NB: We believe in equal opportunities thus qualified women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference.

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