BACKGROUND

Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission is a Constitutional body whose mandate is to promote, protect and enforce human rights in Zimbabwe. The Commission seeks to consider suitably and qualified candidates for the following ‘Permanent and Fixed term contract positions;

1. FINANCE DIRECTOR (1) Permanent                                                                                          

To make strategic decisions on issues regarding the running of the Finance Department in line with generally accepted Accounting principles and the applicable legislation.

  • Provide financial input to the strategic planning process.
  • Maintain effective internal control systems that foster financial stewardship.
  • Craft budgets that are aligned to strategic objectives.
  • Manage cash flows to address the financial needs of the Commission.
  • Generate financial reports and management accounts in compliance with Financial Regulations and Policies.

COMPETENCIES

  • Must be a holder of a degree in Accounting, Commerce or Business Studies Management.
  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent.
  • Chartered membership to an Accounting Professional Organization such as ACCA, CPA, C.A
  • Eight (8) years relevant experience in an Accounting or Finance environment with at least five (5) years managerial exposure at a senior management level.
  • Conversant with Computerised Accounting Systems.
  • Good appreciation of IFRS, IPSAS, PFMS, GAAP.
  • Strategic and creative thinking
  • Good communication and networking skills.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Negotiation skills

2. ICT OFFICER (1) Permanent

To implement the Commission’s ICT strategy for efficient delivery of its mandate

KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Website design and management.
  • Maintain network availability at optimum levels.
  • Secure data and ICT equipment.
  • Participate in ICT assets procurement process.
  • Provide User support service.
  • Troubleshoot system and network problems, diagnosing and solving hardware or software faults.

COMPETENCIES

  • Must be a holder of a University degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other relevant disciplines from a recognized institution.
  • At least three (3) years solid hands-on relevant working experience is required.
  • Analytical skills.
  • High computer literacy.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Paying attention to detail.

3. PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER (1) Permanent

To create a positive public image for Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission and coordinate public events that promote the Commission.

KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Coordinate public relations events (exhibitions).
  • Relationship management (media and other stakeholders)
  • Implements communication strategy for the Commission (newsletter and social media).
  • Website Management (content development)

COMPETENCIES

  • Must be a holder of a degree in Public Relations, Media and Journalism or related fields from a recognized institution.
  • At least three (3) years relevant working experience is required.
  • Analytical skills
  • computer literacy
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Photography and editing skills

4. HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER- COMPLAINTS HANDLING & INVESTIGATIONS (2) Permanent

To receive, investigate and conciliate complaints from the public concerning allegations of violations of human rights and maladministration.

KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Receive complaints of human rights violations and maladministration.
  • Investigate and conciliate complaints of alleged human rights violations and maladministration.
  • Prepare accurate and factual complaints handling reports on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

COMPETENCIES

  • Must be a holder of a basic degree in one of the following: Law, International Law, Human Rights Law or Development studies from a recognized institution.
  • At least three years’ experience in human rights and development work.
  • Have an understanding of the legal framework governing human rights institutions.
  • Knowledgeable and conversant with international human rights treaties, international human rights systems including continental, regional and national human rights protective mechanisms.
  • Must have strong report writing skills.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Aptitude for working with computers.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

5. HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER- EDUCATION, PROMOTION AND RESEARCH (1) Permanent                                                                        

To provide effective education, promotion and research of human rights and administrative justice issues in order to fulfil the Commission’s constitutional mandate.

KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Education of various stakeholders on human rights and administrative justice.
  • Promotion of the Commission’s work to various stakeholders.
  • Conduct research on emerging human rights and administrative justice issues.
  • Prepare accurate and factual reports.

COMPETENCIES

  • Must be a holder of a basic degree in one of the following: Law, Social Work or Development Studies from a recognized institution.
  • At least three years’ experience in human rights and development work.
  • Have an understanding of the legal framework governing human rights institutions.
  • Knowledgeable and conversant with international human rights treaties, international human rights systems including continental, regional and national human rights protective mechanisms.
  • Must have strong report writing skills.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Aptitude for working with computers.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

6. HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER- MONITORING AND INSPECTIONS (1) Permanent                                                                           

To monitor and inspect observance and enjoyment of human rights.

KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Monitoring of human rights observance as per Constitutional requirements.
  • Inspect places of detention, children’s homes, refugee camps and mental health institutions.
  • Monitor and report on elections.
  • Prepare accurate and factual reports on monitoring and inspections done.

COMPETENCIES

  • Must be a holder of a basic degree in one of the following: Law, Social Work or Development Studies from a recognized institution.
  • At least three years’ experience in human rights and development work.
  • Have an understanding of the legal framework governing human rights institutions.
  • Knowledgeable and conversant with international human rights treaties, international human rights systems including continental, regional and national human rights protective mechanisms.
  • Must have strong report writing skills.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Aptitude for working with computers.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

7. NATIONAL INQUIRY PROJECT COORDINATOR (1) Fixed Term Contract

To manage the national inquiry project activities and reporting issues. 

KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Develops, maintains and monitors national inquiry plans, schedules, budgets and expenditures.
  • Undertakes research in key elements of the national inquiry.
  • Provides administrative and secretarial support to the national inquiry.
  • Organises, attends and participates in all inquiries.
  • Contributes to the national inquiry visibility through raising awareness.
  • Compiles reports in line with monitoring and evaluation framework of the project
  • Supervises the work of subordinates.

COMPETENCIES

  • Must be a holder of a Basic Degree in one of the following: Law, International Law, Human Rights Law from a recognized institution.
  • A Master’s Degree in Business Administration or relevant Management discipline essential.
  • Five (5) years relevant experience in project management, team leadership and hands-on operations management related experience.
  • Very good knowledge of research methodology and reporting.
  • Experience in handling human rights complaints/ violations and investigations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Sensitivity and diplomacy to interact with partners, especially with local and   national government agencies and structures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in   a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, team spirit.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good organiser and manager.
  • Report Writing and Documentation skills.
  • Analytical Skills.
  • Research methodology skills;
  • Computer literacy.

8. PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR (1) Fixed Term Contract

To provide logistical, financial and administrative support to the National Inquiry project.

KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Monitor implementation of project activity plans versus budget.
  • Organise procurement for the project.
  • Coordinate expenditure and reconciliations for the project.

COMPETENCIES

  • A degree in Accountancy / Business Studies or related discipline.
  • At least 3 (three years) in a similar role within a private institution.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication abilities with all levels of staff.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as an active member of a team.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Good report writing and minute taking skills.

9. DATA CAPTURER (2) Fixed Term Contract

To capture, record, compile, clean and analyse data collected for the national inquiry.

KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Capture and record data accurately in the database.
  • Check data accuracy.
  • Transcribe qualitative data (audio and video).
  • Store data securely.
  • Compile reports.

COMPETENCIES

  • HND diploma in Information, Communication and Technology or Computer Studies.
  • At least 2 (two years) in data collecting and capturing.
  • Excellent ability to enter, transcribe, record, maintain data in written or electronic form.
  • Analytical skills.
  • High computer literacy.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Paying attention to detail.

10. DRIVER (1) Fixed Term Contract

To provide safe and timely transport services for goods and staff of the National Inquiry.

KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Ferry goods and staff.
  • Deliver and collect mail.
  • Maintain the vehicle in good order.

COMPETENCIES

  • 5 ‘O’ levels including Mathematics and English, and a class 4 driver’s license.
  • At least 3 (three years’) experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Pay attention to detail.
  • Advanced driving skills.

11. LIBRARIAN (1) Fixed Term Contract

To manage and maintain all Commission owned information resources and associated content.

KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Develop and implement cataloging system.
  • Preserve the freshness and accuracy of cataloged items.
  • Store, archive and ensure taxonomical layout of information resources are consistent.
  • Assist clients in locating reading material and media.

COMPETENCIES

  • A degree in Library Management or related discipline.
  • At least 3 (three years) in a similar role within a private institution.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication abilities with all levels of staff.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as an active member of a team.

Applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, proof of qualifications and experience should be forwarded to:

Human Resources Director                                                                     Human Resources Director

Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission                                              Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission

144 Samora Machel Avenue                                                                   49 J.M Nkomo (between 3rd and 4th Ave)

Harare                                                                                                                  Bulawayo

                                                                                Or

e-mail to humanresources@zhrc.org.zw.  All applications should reach us no later than the close of business on 9 November 2018. Only those meeting the above requirements will be responded to.

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission is an equal opportunity employer which practices gender and human rights based approaches to recruitment.