Union for the Development of Apostolic Churches in Zimbabwe, Africa (UDACIZA)

Project Officer-Good Governance and Development Officer

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Job Description

Duty Station: Midlands
Deadline: 15 May 2024 5pm (CAT)
Union for the Development of Apostolic Churches in Zimbabwe, Africa (UDACIZA) is a leading and reputable
umbrella organization of Apostolic Churches in Zimbabwe. UDACIZA was formed to champion spiritual and
socio-economic development of Apostolic members and ensuring an improved quality of life, social justice and
equality for Apostolic Church members. UDACIZA is a member of the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian
Denominations (ZHOCD).

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Technical Support to ZHOCD Church groups:
 Providing technical support to ZHOCD to carry out research on governance issues and engage
with responsible authorities to demand unavailable services as a way of reducing poverty in
 Assisting the ZHOCD to identify pertinent governance issues in communities in Midlands.
 Through trainings and workshops the action will specifically improve the technical capacity of the
targeted ZHOCD members in demanding and promoting good governance.
 The action is will assist in the training of ZHOCD members on social accountability, policy
analysis and citizen monitoring and accountability within the context of the Devolution
Framework of Zimbabwe.
 Support technical capacity building of the ZHOCD partners so that the church and its alliances
play a leading role as actors of good governance and development by promoting transparency
and social accountability processes within the targeted district
 Support training of ZHOCD members, community leadership, and members of women, youth
and PWD-centred organisations on transparency and accountability.
 Assist in empowering citizens to monitor and advocate for change in institutional policies and
practices within the context of the devolution process to realise their rights and entitlements
and hold duty-bearers to account
 Assist in integrating church structures with provincial risk mitigation, preparedness, and
response structures in the Midlands province.
 Mentor and guide ZHOCD churches in planning, implementation, documentation, and monitoring project
 Build and maintain excellent working relationships with government, like minded CSOs and relevant
Learning and Knowledge Management:
 Coordinate project activities through planning, training, delivery, and evaluation
 Provide logistical support for trainings
 Participate in shared learning spaces with colleagues in the ZHOCD structures.
 Compile case studies, most significant change stories and provide content demonstrating the impact
of the project for donor reports and other publications.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
 The project will use a participatory results-based management system for planning,
monitoring, and evaluation. The action will use a systematic approach to Monitoring,
Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
 In coordination with management the Project Officer, will compile timely and accurate M&E plans to
ensure that project outcomes remain on track and aligned to the project outcomes and targets
 Provide guidance and support to the community and the ZHOCD churches on M&E tools, data entry, data
analysis and reporting.
Other :
 Participate in organisational quarterly meetings, programme review meetings and any other meetings
as required
 Undertake any other responsibilities assigned by the Program Manager

Qualifications and Experience

A qualification in any of the following is a pre-requisite:
 Bachelor’s degree in Humanitarian and Development Practice
 Bachelor’s degree in History and Development,
 Bachelor’s degree in Development studies, or related social science degree
Experience in good governance, M & E programing including prevention and response strategies
Minimum three years working in a development organisation
(Experience of working in a faith-based institution is an added advantage).
Excellent interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills, particularly in relation to facilitating trainings on
good governance, transparency and accountability; Highly organised, with excellent planning, prioritisation and
problem-solving skills; Excellent report writing skills and an aptitude for designing projects and proposals;
Competent in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and with internet/email; Demonstrate a
commitment to gender equality and an ability to influence and engage others to support good governance,
gender issues; Capable of working efficiently under tight deadlines; Spoken and written fluency in English.

How to Apply

To apply
The applicant/s will adhere to UDACIZA’ values and commit to UDACIZA’s Code of Conduct, Adult and Child
Safeguarding Policy. UDACIZA is an apostolic institution and candidates with a Christian background are
encouraged to apply. Please send your detailed CV with 3 traceable referees (max 3 pages) and application
letter to udacizaorg@gmail.com by 5 pm 15th of May 2024
NB. Candidate should be prepared to start ASAP.