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2 (Two) x Project Officers
Deadline: 9 July 2021
Location: Shamva District and Zvimba District
Contract Period: 6 months with possible extension depending on funding availability
- FOST is looking for suitably qualified persons to fill in 2 vacancies that have arisen within the organisation. FOST is a local NGO registered in 1997 as a Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO 3/97) with the aim to build capacity of communities to respond to the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe with particular attention to those in farming communities.
- FOST maintains a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
- The Programme Office will be responsible for the promotion of the organisation vision and goals at community level. S/he should be experienced, enthusiastic and committed to the welfare of OVC. The person must have good communication skills in Shona and English and must have a clean class three (3) driver’s licence.
The duties and responsibilities of the Programme Officer
- To monitor the work of the Community Facilitators (CFs) in terms of quality of work and targets;
- To mentor and nurture the CFs so that they can do their work in spite of difficulties and hardships in the field; To keep the management informed of the implementation of the Self Help Group Approach activities; Sensitisation of communities on the situation of orphans and vulnerable children and helping communities to identify and implement potential care models for the children;
- Awareness raising and advocacy with relevant partners regarding the situation of vulnerable households in communities, the scale of the crisis and potential strategies to mitigate the problems faced by OVC and their caregivers;
- Identification and selection of project beneficiaries in accordance with the organisation and project requirements;
- Training of project beneficiaries as well as volunteers;
- Supervision and evaluation of all beneficiary projects;
- Documentation of activities done in the project area including writing reports;
- Assessing and monitoring the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of orphaned and vulnerable;
- children in project area; Establishment and maintenance of good communication channels with all partners; Liaison with the Rural District Council and other relevant district offices on FOST programmes
The Project Officer should have a degree level qualification, or equivalent, in a related field such as Social/Development Work and at least three years’ experience of work in the NGO sector, preferably working with women groups.
Send your application letter outlining expected salary & benefits, indicating the district of preference, and CV, with three traceable referees to [email protected]