Wetland Awareness, Research and Access to Information Manager

Harare Wetlands Trust
Harare Wetlands Trust is a locally registered umbrella trust incorporating Civil Society Organizations, Community Based Organizations and concerned individuals promoting the conservation of Harare`s Wetland Ecosystems to ensure sustainable provisioning of water for Greater Harare.

The City of Harare is built within the head waters of the Upper Manyame Catchment Basin, a wetland ecosystem located at the top of the watershed that provides many essential and highly valuable services such as water provisioning, water purification, water storage and regulation, flood mitigation and carbon storage; a habitat that supports wetland biodiversity, fresh air, recreational space and more to the citizens of Harare. The wetland ecosystem forms the primary water catchment area for the City feeding water into the dams downstream and replenishing and purifying the underground water table. It is an extensive single natural ecological system within the catchment basin.
Unregulated infrastructural developments as well as cultivation are taking place on wetlands at an unprecedented rate causing their degradation which are adversely affecting the overall functioning of this fragile ecosystem with immediate and serious implications for the Harare Metropolitan area running out of both ground and surface water to supply to several million inhabitants.
Harare Wetlands Trust is seeking a Wetland Awareness, Research and access to information Manager
Job Title: Wetland Awareness, Research and Access to Information Manager
Location: Harare
Nature of Employment: This is a 70% level of effort position for 18 months

Working under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Wetlands Awareness, Research and Access to Information Officer will contribute to the operation of accessing information, producing documentation, coordinating and disseminating information in support of the HWT Programme.
The principal responsibilities include knowledge management, research support, network development, and liaison with key internal and external programme staff (M&E and Communication Officers) and beneficiaries.
The incumbent prepares and coordinates programme documents such as HWT position papers, ecological surveys, documents needed for high level engagements, programme information memoranda, programme reports or briefings, reports of meetings for the programme team, and in response to specific requests
• Acts as the first point of contact for enquiries about the programme
• Makes recommendations about the content and operations to improve the work of the M&E and Communications Officers
• Coordinates the implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans and the communications strategy for the programme
• Prepares minutes and meeting reports to ensure discussions and decisions are well documented
Knowledge Management
• Tracks and monitors research outputs and liaises with M&E staff to ensure that this documentation is properly filed and catalogued
• Participates in the self-assessment of the program as part of the external review process and in the preparation of the end-of-cycle report
• Contributes analysis about programme outcomes based on an overall programme perspective to contribute to team learning and discussions on future programming
• Compiles programme results and other outputs as well as lessons learned for wider dissemination
• Researches specific topics of interest to the programme to enrich the knowledge of team members and to move the program forward
• Plays a key role in the application of PCR content within the team, including dissemination of PCRs, information sharing, integration of team-based learning, and required reporting based on lessons learned from PCRs
• Collects and analyses information from a wide variety of sources to investigate aspects of issues relevant to the programme and its development with PM and M&E Officer
• Communications
• Participates in the development of a communication strategy for internal and external audiences and coordinates its implementation
• Prepares reports and briefing notes on programme outputs for different audiences (technical, academic, policy as well as the general public)
• On occasion, makes presentations at selected meetings, conferences, workshops or seminars
• Generates and provides information as requested, often on an urgent basis, for both internal and external audiences


Methods of checking work How frequently
The incumbent will report on attendance and timesheet matters, and on organisational and programme matters.
The incumbent will consolidate and forward comprehensive reports
The incumbent will have meetings with the Project Manager and identified team members to discuss activisms progress, impact, strategy and programme dynamics.


Listed below are the typical work-related problems that may be experienced in this position:

• Ensures compliance with programme deadlines
• Deals with programme-related risks


The incumbent must:

• A track record in a research and development environment
• Excellent communication and organisational skills
• Excellent report writing and presentation skills
• Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment
• Experience supervising/mentoring M&E and Communications Officers
• Experience with outreach events
• Be interested in environmental protection


The position is for an immediate start

Applications will close on Friday 4 October 2019

Applications should include `HWT Wetland Awareness, Research and access to information Manager ` in the subject line and should be forwarded by email to: hararewetlandstrust@gmail.com

Created: September 28, 2019
Category: Ngo, Social Services, Kubatana
Location: Harare
Expiry Date: Oct. 4, 2019

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