Diakonia is a faith-based Swedish development organisation. We currently support more than 400 partner organisations in approximately 30 countries. Diakonia has been supporting local organisations in Zimbabwe since 2000.

Diakonia supports civil society organisations – including community based organisations, NGOs, faith based organisations, churches and ecumenical organisations – that are working to eliminate poverty. Diakonia’s support can consist of funding, capacity development and/or joint advocacy work. Several Christian Swedish denominations founded Diakonia in 1966.

The country programme in Zimbabwe focuses on peace building and gender. Our country representative is moving on to new challenges and we are therefore seeking her replacement. We are also looking to strengthen the team through the employment of a programme officer specialised in peace building. The programme officer will mainly be responsible for capacity development of local partner organisations. The duty station for both positions is Harare.

1) Country Representative

Required qualifications and experience
–    Advanced degree in development or other social sciences. A Bachelor’s degree in the related field with proven work experience may be considered.
–    Documented experience in peace building/conflict analysis/conflict and Justice methodologies. Good knowledge of Democracy and human rights.
–    Documented experience of working with a rights based approach. 
–    Minimum of ten years’ documented civil society management experience, including staff and budget responsibility. 
–    Previous experience in resource mobilisation. 
–    Strong interpersonal skills to be able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds. Strong coordination and networking skills. 
–    An interest in making a difference. 
–    Fluency in English, both oral and written, and preferably in Shona and/or Ndeble.

2) Programme Officer

Required qualifications and experience
–    A university degree in a subject relevant to the job. 
–    Ability to plan, organise, analyse and prepare reports. Ability to negotiate, communicate accurately and meet strict deadlines. 
–    Ability to communicate with and support partner organisations in various programme issues. 
–    Minimum of five years’ experience working with peace building in a civil society context. 
–    Good interpersonal skills to be able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds. Coordination and networking skills. 
–    Financial skills, including budget planning and monitoring. 
–    An interest in making a difference. 
–    Effective communication skills, both oral and written, in English, Shona and/or Ndeble.

Interested applicants are requested to send a motivational letter, CV and two references to [email protected]

Questions can be directed to [email protected]