social ministry

Photoessay: A Methodist sanctuary for Zimbabwe’s refugees

August 8, 2013
About 1 million Zimbabweans now reside in South Africa, accounting for about 7% of the population. The Central Methodist Mission in downtown Johannesburg has offered shelter and job advice to thousands of Zimbabweans fleeing political violence. All photographs by Charlie Shoemaker for The Wall Street Journal. See related stories Welcoming the ...

What ties Zimbabwe with Singapore.. apart from Mr President’s health issues

August 7, 2013
For most Zimbabweans, Singapore may evoke the only association — Mr Mugabe’s frequent visits there for — what some say are ever increasing — health check-ups. But there is a religious link between the Asian city-state and Zimbabwe — Sister Linda Sim, 58, a Catholic nun who earned a black belt ...

Church in Zambia partners with ILO to prepare locals for UNWTO trafficking risks

July 30, 2013
Anglican Fr Emmanuel Chikoya urged residents of Zambia’s Livingstone to be vigilant as some visitors may take advantage of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly to promise them a better living but recruit them for forced labour.  Victoria Falls and Livingstone will co-host the UNWTO General Assembly from August 24 to 29, ...

Welcoming the stranger and challenging others, even leaders in my faith community, to do the same

June 18, 2013
updated on June 23, 2013 “A core value of my faith is to welcome the stranger, the refugee, the internally displaced, the other. ..I will challenge others, even leaders in my faith community, to do the same,” begins joint declaration “Welcoming the Stranger: Affirmations for Faith Leaders”  that the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and ...

Job Announcement: Finance & Admin Officer with Christian Care (Deadline: Jun 21)

June 12, 2013
2 Year ContractLocation: Masvingo & Mutare Basic FunctionsThe Finance and Administration Officer will work with the Programs Manager and collaborate with Finance and Admin Officers based in other Christian Care regional offices, in an effort to maintain a consistent approach to organisational finance and administration management across Christian Care operations.  ...

Job announcement: HIV Programme Officer with Zimbabwe Office of Trócaire (Deadline: Jun 11)

May 30, 2013
Trócaire is the Development Agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland. The Agency works in Zimbabwe under an MoU with the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference. A vacancy for a HIV Programme Officer has arisen within its Zimbabwe Office. The successful candidate will be managed by the Programme Manager and will ...

Job announcement: Head of Programs with Catholic Relief Services (Deadline: Jun 7)

May 29, 2013
Catholic Relief Services – Zimbabwe Program (PVO: 6/2002), an international humanitarian and development organization, seeks to fill the above named position. CRS Zimbabwe seeks candidates for Head of Programs based in Harare, Zimbabwe. The main role of the Head of Programs (HoP) is to lead CRS/Zimbabwe’s programming department, to ensure ...

Job Announcement: Project Assistant Food Security – Irrigation Development with Christian Care. Deadline: May 24

May 16, 2013
Duty Station: Chiredzi DistrictDuration: 1 year Job PurposeReporting to the Project Officer, the Project Assistant will plan, implement and monitor food security project in Chiredzi district according to Christian Care and the funding partner’s expectations.  Specifically, the incumbent will have the following key responsibilities– Implement planned activities in close consultation ...

Job announcement: Country Operations Advisor with Christian Aid. Deadline: May 19

May 15, 2013
Location: Harare Christian Aid, on behalf of its ‘Action by Churches Together’ ACT Alliance sister agency DanChurchAid, is looking for a Country Operations Advisor to provide support to the Zimbabwe programme, particularly but not exclusively for the DCA programme partnership arrangement responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring / evaluation, and reporting ...

When China supports Harare Mayor’s ‘Christmas Cheer Fund’

May 11, 2013
US researchers have launched the largest public database of Chinese development finance in Africa, detailing almost 1,700 projects in 50 countries between 2000 and 2011. According to UK’s The Guardian, researchers at AidData, at the College of William and Mary, have spent 18 months compiling and encoding thousands of media reports to ...
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