1. Interns x2

The Commission is looking for attachment students or interns in the Law/Development studies for Harare Office (2)

Candidates should submit CVs through email to humanresources@zhrc.org.zw or hand deliver or post on 144 Samora Machel Avenue, Harare or 49 J.M Nkomo (between 3rd and 4th Ave) Bulawayo.

2. Human Rights Officer- Monitoring & Inspections x 3

The main purpose of the job is to visit, inspect, monitor, and assess prisons, places of detention, refugee camps and other related facilities to ensure observance of human rights and freedoms in Zimbabwe

Key Result Areas

  • Monitor the enjoyment of human rights and freedoms in Zimbabwe.
  • Monitor Government’s compliance with International and Regional Treaties and Agreements that it is party to.
  • Produce reports on the human rights situation in Zimbabwe.
  • Inspect prisons, places of detention, refugee camps and related facilities and places where mentally disordered or intellectually handicapped persons are detained.
  • Ensure facilities conform to national, regional and International human rights standards.
  • Produce reports on inspection visits with specific recommendations to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Monitor and observe elections and produce reports with recommendations.
  • Organize events to capacitate Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission staff on monitoring and inspection work.
  • Contribute to the promotion of human rights, freedoms and social justice.
  • Assist in conducting research on issues relating to human rights, freedoms and social justice
  • Provide assistance to assigned Thematic Working Group
  • Develop concept notes and budgets for Monitoring and Inspections unit.
  • Prepare Monitoring and Inspection reports on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.


  • 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 (3) 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.
  • Ability to speak at least two local languages will be a distinct advantage.

3. Driver x 1
The main purpose of the job is to support the effective functioning of the  Commission through provision of safe and timely transport services and the care  and maintenance of vehicle(s) managed by the Commission.

Key Result Areas

  • Driving and operating vehicles in service as instructed.
  • Ensure the on-going transportation of Commission staff and authorized stakeholders as per instruction in a safe and lawful manner.
  • Maintain the safety and legislative requirements of the vehicle.
  • To inspect and maintain the vehicle in a clean and safe condition in line with the Commission standard operating procedures for vehicles.
  • Prepare monthly reports on deliverables set for the position.


  • Must have 5 ‘O’ levels including English Language.
  • Clean Class 4 Driver’s license.
  • Defensive driving certificate a must.
  • At least 5 years of work experience as a driver in an NGO, or donor funded organization with a safe driving record.
  • Must have basic skills in vehicle maintenance; knowledge of logistics and health and safety.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to multi task.
  • Must have good report writing skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.

Applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, proof of qualifications and experience should be forwarded to Human Resources Director, Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission, 144 Samora Machel Avenue, Harare or  49 J.M Nkomo (between 3rd and 4th Ave), Bulawayo


E-mail your application together with a detailed CV to humanresources@zhrc.org.zw. All applications should reach us no later than the close of business on 2 October 2017. Only those meeting the above requirements will be responded to.