The Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress (ORAP) is a leading local NGO involved in development and relief (emergency) work in rural communities in Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South and Midlands provinces. It exists to fight all forms of poverty among the rural and urban grassroots communities of disadvantaged women, men and youth through the empowerment of people by facilitating their development in their diverse cultural contexts.
The position is for a duration of twelve months with a possibility of an extension. The incumbent reports to the Deputy Chief of Party and will be based in Bulawayo with extensive travel to Matabeleland North Districts.
The CV Lead, under the anticipated Food For Peace Program, will lead an ongoing shared visioning process for collective action in which community actors can contribute their perspectives, articulate aspirations, define individual and communal strengths and hoped-for contributions, voice concerns, and highlight successes. They will also promote vibrant civil society engagement in community planning, government engagement, and program implementation.
- Bachelor’s degree in social sciences; At least (7) seven years of demonstrated experience in community visioning and social mobilization;
- Particular experience in facilitating transformational leadership and shared visioning with communities;
- Strong understanding of local cultural practices, social networks, and gender and age dynamics strongly preferred;
- Knowledge of agricultural, livelihood, and/or food security programming is preferred;
- Experience with international donor projects required, experience with USAID and Food for Peace preferred;
- Strong oral and written English skills required, knowledge of local languages (Ndebele, Tonga, Nambya) preferred.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an ability to write good reports, clearly and meet a deadline;
- Highly effective supervisory skills and techniques;
- Knowledge of software packages such as MS Office, Excel and PowerPoint;
- Ability to input, retrieve and analyse data;
- Hands-on commitment to getting the job done;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
To apply for this position please send your comprehensive CVs, application letter and certified copies of relevant qualifications, with clear marking or subject line DFSA Community Visioning Lead to;
The Human Resources Manager;
16 Boone Avenue;
Or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suitably qualified female applicants (in line with affirmative action) and those who are differently able are encouraged to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 19 June 2020
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