Programme, Information and Communication and Training Assistant

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Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled

Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled is a regional organization coordinating and strengthening organizations of Disabled People in ten (10) countries within SADC region.

It is now entering a new Phase of development through designing of a project on disability research and development.

Three vacancies have arisen in SAFOD on the following posts:

Programme Assistant (Volunteer)

Job Purpose

To assist in carrying out day-to-day administration and maintaining the research programme information, documentation and evaluation of the research programme.

Key Results Areas

  • Setting up databases, data analysis and data capturing.
  • Ability to collect information and draft reports.
  • Participate in out-reach and mobilization programmes on disability research and related advocacy.
  • Drafting necessary forms, information and materials to be used on specific research activities / programmes.
  • Designing – drafting and implementing research programme.
  • Coordinating research programme stakeholders.

    Person Specification

  • Diploma or Degree or experience in the related field of research.
  • At least two years experience in related field.
  • Capacity to draft reports and written out puts.
  • Knowledge of a non-discriminatory society and that disability does not mean inability.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills to work and communicate with people of varied disability origins.
  • Strong background and commitment to community based research methodology

    Information And Communications Assistant (Volunteer)

    Job Purpose

    To assist in developing and maintaining efficient information and communications systems documentation, and programmes.

    Key Results Areas

  • To develop database of information and stakeholders.
  • Information dissemination.
  • Develop resource center.
  • Back-up service in Newsletter publication

    Person Specification

  • Diploma, Degree or experience in Communications and Information Management.
  • Knowledge in website and data base design.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills to work and communicate with people of varied disabilities.
  • Computer literacy and Internet experience.
  • Knowledge of non-discriminatory society and that disability does not mean inability.

    Training Assistant Volunteer

    Job Purpose

    To assist in conducting and carrying out internal evaluation on the efficiency and effectiveness on all research training.

    Key Results Areas

  • To assist in conducting training needs analysis.
  • Training of trainers.
  • Liaise with departments and the Secretariat, national assemblies, programme officers and other stakeholders on training needs and render expert advice.
  • Developing any other training programmes / courses deemed necessary for individuals and organizational development.

    Person Specification

  • Diploma or substantial experience in related research field, a Social Science Degree is an added advantage.
  • Sensitivity to disability issues.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills to work and communicate with people of varied disability origins.

    Competed individuals who enjoy working with disabled people and are keen to work in Zimbabwe will travel to other countries within the Southern Africa Region.

    The position involves working in the research department of Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD).

    The research programme will run for 4.5 years.

    The candidates should have the capacity to assist in the development and running of the research programme

    Application letters together with detailed curriculum vitae including referrals to reach the undersigned by e-mail:

    The Director General

    E-mail safod [at] netconnect.co.zw or info [at] safod.org

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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