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  • Post Date: December 17, 2020
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Job Overview

A leading network representing various stakeholders that work to provide an interface between transitional justice stakeholders and the official transitional justice processes in Zimbabwe, has an exciting new opening for a Coordinator. The Coordinator will lead programming of the network, including helping in developing and guiding the implementation of all programmes. The ideal candidate shall have a minimum Masters’ degree in Law or Social Sciences. He or she must possess excellent research and analytical skills, extensive knowledge of transitional justice and human rights as well as excellent coordination skills. The candidate must have demonstrable experience in national, regional and international lobbying and advocacy, working for or extensively engaging with the state actors and civil society. We are looking for someone who is a leader, with strong interpersonal skills and passionate about transitional justice. He or she must be a team player, able to work with membership and keen on engaging in public advocacy and working in a collaborative way to deliver high quality work on time.


Reporting to the Programmes Coordinator, the Coordinator will take charge of coordinating the work of the network’s secretariat and the network itself, as follows:

  • Work closely with the Programmes Coordinator and the Executive Director on fundraising for the program activities of the network;
  • Coordinating the membership and implementing strategies to strengthen, inform and motivate the same;
  • Provide thought-leadership on strategic direction and technical advisory in development and implementation of programmes;
  • Provide oversight on, and the actual implementation of programmes activities by the projects staff;
  • Maintain close liaison with stakeholders and membership of the network;
  • Ensure compliance with network policies and national laws; Monitor the impact of the network’s work and make sure that it remains relevant and strategic;
  • Supervising the planning and implementation of all the programmes activities, ensuring that outputs are accomplished and delivered according to the agreed work plan/s and timeframes;
  • Providing guidance and leadership in ensuring that all the programmes activities are aligned with network objectives and contribute to the mission and vision of the network;
  • Providing guidance in ensuring that the implementation of project activities is aligned to the objective of the respective grant, and that the implementation is in accordance with the rules and regulations of the respective funding partner;
  • Spearheading all network programmatic activities, including monitoring, research and advocacy; citizen engagement; engagement with government and independent institutions and ensuring compliance with reporting requirements of all the grants;
  • Represent the network in engagements with critical stakeholders, including government, civil society, funding partners and the diplomatic community;
  • Draft periodic reports as may be required;
  • Spearhead the monitoring and evaluation of programmes activities, assessing impact and sustainability;
  • Carry out other appropriate responsibilities as requested by the Executive Director, the Chairperson and/or the Programmes Coordinator.


Education and Experience

  • A University Degree in Law or relevant Social Science Degree;
  • A holder of a postgraduate degree such as LLM, MBA or equivalent relevant qualification;
  • A minimum 5 years relevant experience in human rights advocacy including working in civil society, 2 years of which must have been at a senior managerial level;
  • Experience in research and reporting.

Critical or technical competencies required

  • Demonstrable commitment in transitional justice and human rights;
  • An excellent appreciation of local and global transitional justice issues and trends;
  • Demonstrated experience in working in the civil society and understanding the function in the broader political, social and economic process;
  • Excellent legal and political judgment and proven ability to develop and carry out innovative transitional justice and human rights advocacy strategies;
  • Strong research and analytical skills, and demonstrated excellent analytical and writing competency;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice of advocacy techniques and strategies;
  • Sound organizational skills and the ability to manage conflicting demands and to meet deadlines;
  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility;
  • Works well in a team and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multicultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well;
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to ensure that the financial aspects of the network (strategic budgets, financial systems) are appropriately managed, and, to implement and supervise control systems and ensure transparency and accountability;
  • Must be able to manage a heavy workload, frequent travel, and irregular work hours;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs;
  • Should not be affiliated with any political party, nor holding any government position.

To apply

Applications should be addressed, with CV, a cover letter and the names and contact details of at least three referees to Chairperson of the Human Resources Committee; Ref: Coordinator – Network or By email: vacancies@hrforum.co.zw

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Deadline: 22 December 2020

Job Detail
  • Career LevelOther
  • QualificationDegree
  • Experience5-10 Years
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