Programme Officer (Research Analysis and Documentation): Women In Politics Support Unit (WiPSU), a feminist Non Governmental Organisation

Posted on 04/12/2010


Deadline: 8 December 2010

Reports To: The Programmes Manager

Responsibilities: To Oversee and carry out the research objectives and programs that keep WiPSU better informed regarding the pursuit of women in increased political participation.

Main Duties:

1. Carry out research in line with political emancipation among and for all women constituencies.
2. Compile comprehensive research reports for the organization and the target groups.
3. Prepare and present an annual work plan, monthly work plan and weekly plan to ensure an effective, efficient and smooth running programme
4. Network and collaborate with relevant women’s groups/organizations, NGOs and work closely with them in connection with Constituency Effectiveness Programme activities.
5. Maintain a comprehensive database and individual profiles of women in the different constituencies, who make up the CCFs.
6. Give necessary support to female parliamentarians and councillors when required in liaison with the relevant program officer.
7. Support the Technical Capacity Building of the women constituents in the different Women MPs constituencies.
8. Assisting the Programmes Manager in proposal writing for the Research Analysis and Documentation programme
9. Plan and budget for the research programme.
10. Compile monthly reports (and other reports upon request) on the programme to submit to the Programmes Manager.
11. Conduct gender analysis of all bills to enable the MPs to give informed input in parliament and other relevant forums
12. Any other duties assigned by the Programmes Manager.

Job Specifications:
–    Two or more years experience in Rural/Community development, training and adult education.
–    A degree in Social Studies/Law or any other relevant degree a prerequisite.
–    3-5 years experience and commendable knowledge in research.
–    Must be well conversant in gender and feminist issues.
–    Good communication skills and well conversant in Shona/Ndebele a must.
–    Computer literate.
–    Must have a driver’s license.
–    Must be familiar with CEDAW, BPFA, SADC Declaration on Gender and Development of 1997, AU Protocol, Section 23 of the Zimbabwe Constitution.

Applications may be sent to:

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