Progressio Jobs 

Location: Africa.

 Country » Zimbabwe

Progressio Jobs: Progressio works to help people in developing countries gain power over their lives and overcome barriers that keep them poor.

The following position is being recruited for:

1. Governance Specialist


  • Master degree level qualification in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Public Administration, Development Studies, Social Sciences, or related fields.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience of advocacy work as well as relevant work experience in national policy reform issues are essential, as are previous experience working in, and with, NGOs/faith based organisations in an organisational development capacity.
  • Developing and delivering training materials and group sessions/workshops on the themes of this placement, and working with the Catholic Social Teachings.
  • You should have a sound understanding of the Catholic Church structures and its Social Teachings; the fundamentals of good governance and human rights as development issues.
  • Capacity building techniques and methods, with the ability to share skills/mentor staff, and an understanding of gender implications in programme design and management
  • Maturity, sound political judgement, negotiation and mediation skills, and the ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in a politically sensitive and rapidly evolving environment.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and networking skills, and an ability to promote good working relationships; excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent project management, self-organising and prioritising skills, and the ability to explore potential donors for governance-related work and to support fundraising efforts are also key.
  • You also need to have initiative and proactivity.
  • Excellent command of both spoken and written English.
  • A preparedness to work and engage with people from different Christian denominations with a variety of theological backgrounds and understandings, and demonstrable commitment towards the aims and objectives of CCJPZ.

    For more information and application, see: Governance Specialist

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