HWT Community Liaison 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 Community Liaison Manager
Job Title: HWT Community Liaison Manager
Location: Harare
Nature of Employment: This is a 40% level of effort position for 18 months

The Community Liaison Officer (CLO) will report to the Project Manager (PM) and will be responsible for facilitating the active involvement of communities and Community Based Organisations in the Programme and assisting communities to promote stewardship by communities of the City`s water source i.e.wetlands

• facilitating training and sensitization of communities in issues to do with wetland preservation
• providing timely inputs to the PM and M&E Officer for the planning processes
• Assisting communities to promote wetland stewardship and assist in the evaluation of social and economic impact using participatory approaches
• Liaise with City of Harare and Local Authorities
• Work with the wetland education officers to assist communities develop plans for wetland area restoration
• Performing any other duties that may be assigned by PM


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 to the Project Manager and participate in the Programme Monitoring and Evaluation Programme
The incumbent will have meetings with the Project Manager and identified team members to discuss 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
• Conflict resolution

The CLO is expected to have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology or Rural Development or in a related field with relevant programme experience working with rural communities and in the application of participatory methods. Proficient computer skills are required. Administrative and management competence would be an asset. Good written and oral communication skills are required.

The incumbent must:

• Have demonstrated capacity and experience in community management, motivation and oversight
• Preferably be tertiary qualified in a relevant field
• Be experienced in working at community level and with local authorities
• have demonstrated excellence in report writing
• Be interested in environmental protection
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes high-pressure environment


The position is for an immediate start

Applications will close on Friday 4 October 2019

Applications should include `HWT Community Liaison 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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