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Opportunity For Zimbabwean Youth:KP REACH National Programme Officer (1)

Opportunity For Zimbabwean Youth:KP REACH National Programme Officer (1)

The ideal candidates must be self-motivated, energetic and highly organised with a deep and holistic understanding of the multi-layered issues facing organisations working on HIV/AIDS and Key Populations.

This is a full time position – initial 12-month contract, with a potential to extend for up to two years. Applicants must either be nationals of the countries above and internationals with a valid residence and work permit are eligible to apply for this position.


  • Reporting to the KP REACH Regional Programme Coordinator, the KP REACH National Programme Officer will be responsible for
  • Providing coordination and support towards effective implementation of the KP REACH programme in-country.
  • Providing CAL with information needed for planning, and programme management.
  • Strengthening internal and partners’ capacities to conduct effective programme management.
  • Contributing to the KP REACH Communications Working Group (CWG).
  • Attending various stakeholders’ meetings including the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM).
  • Producing good practice case studies.
  • Managing the programme budget and ensuring that the programme achieves its objectives within the funds available and the project timeline.
  • Managing and coordinating scheduled reporting to meet institutional donor reporting requirements.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with key contacts in strategic partner organisations.
  • Developing ideas and projects for formal collaboration with targeted development agencies, policy, and research organisations.
  • Contributing to relevant policy debates and discussions ensuring that CAL has increasing policy influence in-country.

Formal Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Social Sciences, Human Rights or Law from a reputable tertiary education institution.
  • Minimum of five years of working experience and track record of programme management work.
  • Knowledge and experience of working on advocacy and human rights.
  • Experience in providing human rights training.
  • Experience in primary research (interviewing), preferably on human rights violations.
  • Understanding of the human rights international and national legal system.
  • Experience in national and international advocacy.
  • Experience in writing research and/or advocacy documents.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Experience in managing computerized information management systems.

Personal attributes and knowledge:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the Coalition of African Lesbians values.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the Coalition of African Lesbians values.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues of human rights, social justice, with a passion for community development, understanding and concern for issues affecting KPs.
  • Displays strong cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Experience of managing and delivering training and capacity strengthening of staff of differing skills and abilities.
  • Highly organised, efficient, methodical and ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work alone, take initiative, and manage diverse teams with a transparent accountable and consultative style.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and deliver tasks on time.
  • Participate effectively in a team.

To apply:

Submit a CV (max 3 pages), a motivation letter (max 2 pages) to:

The Office Administrator:

*Do not send copies of certificates.

*Qualified and experienced persons from the Key Populations mentioned are strongly encouraged to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 14th March 2016

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