A local NGO is seeking to engage a Project Officer, who will assist the organisation in carrying out wildlife programming activities that include capacitation of various stakeholders such as community groups and law enforcement officers on sustainable wildlife management and governance. The officer will also be responsible for contributing to the organisation’s strategic programme areas and identifying wildlife programming opportunities, and partnerships. The position requires great work organisation skills and experience in project management.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Officer will be responsible for the following,

  • Lead the implementation wildlife governance components of a project
  • Plan and carry out wildlife programming activities in line with the broad intended results under the project
  • Capacitation of stakeholders on wildlife programming and preparation of learning materials
  • Participate in the development of project concept notes, agendas, activity plan and project implementation plans
  • Produce project reports and knowledge products such as policy briefs, blogs, articles, and other publications on wildlife programming
  • Provide expect technical advice on wildlife management
  • Conduct research on wildlife governance
  • Produce analytical papers / issues papers on wildlife governance issues at the national, regional, and global levels
  • Produce concept notes and proposals on wildlife to grow the organization ‘s wildlife portfolio
  • Collaborate with team members on fundraising for the expansion and growth of the wildlife programmes
  • Brief the organization the organization regularly on trending issues in the wildlife sector
  • Initiate, build and maintain relationships with funding partners
  • Perform other responsibilities as maybe assigned by management

Technical Knowledge, Skills and Expertise Required

  • Broad knowledge and understanding wildlife governance that includes but not limited to the relevant legal, policy and institutional frameworks, human -wildlife conflict, wildlife conservation, water forestry, land tenure and land rights
  • Understanding of broad aspects of Natural Resources Governance that includes Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) and Communal Areas Management Programmes for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE)
  • Good understanding of Natural Resources Management frameworks at the global, regional, and national levels, best practices, and their implications
  • Ability to build networks at the local, national, regional, and international levels to further the organization’s work
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders that include communities, CSOs, legislators, Government of Zimbabwe, funders, and the private sector
  • Must have good writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively that is quickly, clearly, and concisely both orally and in writing

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Law or Natural Resources Management with courses in wildlife management. A Master’s Degree is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the sector working on Natural Resources Management with a bias on wildlife governance.

Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should send their motivational letter and CV to  by the 11th of April 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Terms of reference for the development of a database build into a grant management system (GMS)

development of a database build into a grant management system (GMS)

Deadline: 11 April 2022

Introduction and background

Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) is seeking the services of a consultant to help the organisation develop an institutional database that is linked to a Grant Management System (GMS). At ZELA, vast amounts of data are generated and stored manually or on various technologies such as mobile gadgets. However, the ability to generate and make sense out of the large quantities of data, considering the technological trends such as real time processing and big data, is a challenge. It has become inevitable for the organisation to embrace the new reality of digital ways of data processing, storage, and archiving. Establishing a sound database system requires a professionally tailored solution that keeps data clean, organized, secure, and easily accessible for authorized users from multiple devices. Once a good database is in place, it is easy to establish a grant management system (GMS) that feeds key stakeholders with the information required for decision making.

 It is against this background that ZELA is seeking the services of a consultant who will help the organisation develop a database that carefully packages and stores data in a secure and reliable environment that can also be optionally integrated with other data sources to reduce manual input and ensure there are linkages to GMS relevant for a Management Information System (GMS).


  • To develop a mobile and web-based database that allows for use of data in a fast and convenient way, with basic create, read, update, and delete operations, as well as rich search, filter, and reporting functionality built in a GMS.

Key deliverable

  • Development of an Institutional database and GMS for ZELA

To apply

Interested and qualified candidates should apply including the following:

  • Technical and financial proposal
  • Brief resume with at least three traceable reference organization where similar services have been provided.
  • Link(s) to previous work done by the consultant, related to the assignment.
  • A screen shot of a dashboard on previous work done

Competencies and qualifications required

  • More than 5 years of experience in database development,
  • Experience in building data management systems and software systems that facilitate management and access of organizational data and information on grants
  • Knowledge of tools such PHP, .Net, Perl, MSSQL, MySQL and MS Access to create custom software systems to allow your organization to access and retrieve its data with ease.

Interested and qualified Consultants who meet the above requirements should send their application clearly stating how they meet the requirements, methodology to be used and cost of the consultancy to: by the 11th of April 2022. The title of the consultancy should be clearly stated in the subject line.

Job advert for a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

Deadline: 11 April 2022

  1. Background and introduction

Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association is calling for applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer that has arisen within the organization.

  • Summary of Main duties and responsibilities
  • Maintain an up-to-date institutional database of ZELA project beneficiaries
  • Develop and maintain project level monitoring and evaluation plans or frameworks including indicators, theory of change, MEAL plans and risk frameworks
  • Monitor project activities, expenditures and evaluate overall progress on achievement of project results, in line with the ZELA MEAL including quality assurance frameworks.
  • Assist Project Officers in implementing the organizational MEAL System (including capacity building) and MEAL reporting to funders and within ZELA
  • Update the MEAL workplan and progress updates on all projects monthly against indicators
  • Participate in internal and external project reviews, evaluations, accountability and learning processes.
  • Carryout MEAL related field level as when required for projects or for other ZELA work
  • Participate in programme/project design ensuring that objectives and indicators are SMART using Results Based Management (RMB).
  • Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection, and evaluation procedures
  • Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annually on performance of ZELA projects against envisaged results
  • Systematic data collection and analysis of programme and project indicators
  • Assist the project personnel with M&E tools and maintain up to date institutional collection tools for all departments of ZELA with guidance from the MEAL manager
  • Compile, capture, clean and analyse institutional data using appropriate software packages such as Nvivo, Excel, Stata, SPSS etc.
  • Develop appropriate documentation and reporting formats and templates for ZELA
  • Maintain a repository of ZELA outcome harvesting information including stories of change in liaison with the Communication and Media Officer
  • Support and guide the MEAL assistant and interns
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the MEAL manager
  • Key attributes or competencies required
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent command of the English Language
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software packages
  • Good problem-solving abilities
  • Effective communicator with good writing skills
  • Team player
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a dynamic multi-cultural setting
  • Applicant requirements/Relevant qualifications

Suitable applicants should have the following:

  • A university degree in social sciences, development studies, business, statistics, economics, or related field.
  • At least have 5 years of experience in developing, implementing, and managing results-based M&E activities and systems.
  • Experience in supervising M&E assistants and interns
  • To apply

Interested qualified candidates should send an application letter and CV with at least 3 references, with the subject clearly stated as advertised, to by 11 April 2022.

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