Youth Employment, BondNotes | Gango Edition 27 | 13 April 17

Youth (un)Employment, Effects of Bond Notes, #NotTooYoungToRun and Justice Malaba Appointment
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Healthcare Provision in Rural Areas...

Provision of healthcare remains stagnant in Zimbabwe especially in the rural areas

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Six Key Tasks for Zimbabwe's Opposition Parties

Analysing Zimbabwe’s opposition political parties is to arrive at a precarious opinion and position.

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Youth Employment Agenda in Zimbabwe: What is the Missing Link?

Youth employment is one of the fundamental issues affecting not only Zimbabwe but the world as a whole. In Africa, the challenge may appear daunting, yet the continent’s vibrant youth represent an enormous opportunity, particularly now, when populations in much of the world are aging rapidly. According to the United Nations Population Fund, 2014 report, Africa’s population is fast growing and relatively young with approximately 200 million people falling in the youth bracket ages of between 15 and 35 years. These youth not only need jobs, but also create them.

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RECAP: Our Predictions of Bond Notes Effects from 2016

In November 2016, just before the introduction of the controversial Bond Notes by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, we interviewed a number of people on their views and predictions on the effects of Bond Notes. Now, 5 months down the line, we have all seen the effects of the bond notes on the economy, and their purpoted rate with the United States of America Dollar (US$), a rate of aone as to one. We decided to bring you the voices from 2016, both the optimistic and the pessimistic, so that you can listen and judge for yourselves on who was right and who was wrong. Also, remember to leave a comment in the comments nbox below on how you think the bond notes have been affecting the economy.

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VIDEO: Working Document on the Zimbabwe Youth Manifesto - Digital Version

The Zimbabwe National Youth Manifesto (Working Document) is an advocacy tool that seeks not to challenge the National Youth Policy, but rather provide the youth perspective to the aspirations of young people, and help inform government and other stakeholders on youth perspectives to addressing their salient issues.

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Storify

STORIFY: Chief Justice Malaba Appointment - Are we in the Right Direction?

Last week Justice Malaba was appointed and swon in as Chief Justice, replacing Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku who relinguished power after the expiry of his term of office. Chief Justice Chidyausiku have been at the helm of the judiciary. Justice Malaba's appointment was met with mixed feelings, others thought he will sanity in the judiciary while others still believe he is no different to his predecessor.

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Africa in Focus

Nigerian Youths Rally for Political Inclusion

“We are young but we are not too young to run”

Nigeria’s political history is rapidly changing. Before our eyes, its next chapter is playing out. Young people in Nigeria are saying that their voices matter and they have a right to fully participate in the political processes of their country. They are taking action and demanding that there is nothing about them, without them.

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Feature

Women’s Participation and their Challenges

Participation in every decision making and political processes is a fundamental right; it is one of the guiding principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, the participation of women in such processes in Africa, particularly Zimbabwe remains notably low. Their male counterparts dominate in every sphere, leaving them (women) with no choice but to play a second fiddle to the male.

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Community based Organization

Youth Ahead Zimbabwe

Youth Ahead is a community organisation based in Bulawayo which works towards ending the spreading of HIV/AIDS amongst young people through behavior change communication dialogues and activities. The organisation advocates for open dialogue on sexual reproductive health and youth development issues as a way of affording young people an opportunity to take the lead in the planning and implementation of programs related to youth development.

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Communities in Action

Man Gets His house Back Years After Being Evicted

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Alfred Ncube, the Gwanda man who had lost his house.

A Gwanda man last week Thursday went a happy man after he was finally given back his house that was taken long back by the Gwanda Municipality. Alfred Ncube, (76) of ward seven (7) had been involved in a long a battle with the Gwanda Municipality over ownership of his house, which was taken away from him soon after the death of his wife. The wife was a council worker.

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Opportunities

Program Officer, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Overview:

CHAI is looking for a Program Officer to provide direct day to day support to the provincial malaria team (PEDCO, PEHO, and other team members) and support execution of malaria strategies and activities that further the province's malaria elimination agenda. The incumbent should have strong analytical skills to support analytics and mapping activities related to malaria elimination efforts within the province.

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GENERIC CONSULTANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - SOCIAL POLICY & RESEARCH SECTION, Harare, Zimbabwe

Closing date: Monday, 24 April 2017

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Zimbabwe

Categories: Social and Economic Policy, Consultancy

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

The Social Policy and Research Programme focuses on the upstream level to increase equity through advocacy that places the rights of the poorest and underprivileged children at the centre of Zimbabwe's political, economic and social agendas, and in close partnership with Government, civil society, the private sector and private foundations, as well as with children and young people themselves as agents of change.

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Position: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Manager (World Vision)

Position Summary

To provide leadership and ensure the design and application of programmatic monitoring, evaluation and accountability and Learning frameworks that contribute to program excellence and achievement the IGATE Transition project outcomes. The MEAL manager will be expected to lead in donor reporting as per the grant agreement in all result areas and generate evidence and influence decision making. The manager will strengthen the capacity of the AM&E team, and the wider project implementing staff and will be responsible for ensuring the relevance and application of M&E and accountability products in project design, quality management and accountability to donors and project stakeholders.

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POSITION: PROTECTION COORDINATOR (World Vision)

Purpose of the Position

The protection coordinator will serve as the technical lead and coordinator responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive child protection and safeguarding strategy for the girls’ education program.

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Vacancy: District Coordinator X 7 (World Vision)

District Coordinator X 7 (Binga, Lupane, Nkayi, Mangwe, Insiza, Beitbridge, Gokwe South)

Purpose of the Position

Ensure compliance to project implementationstandards and guidelines, coordinate, account for, and lead the implementation of all project district activities in the district of operation according to Fund Manager and WV guidelines and policy standards.

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Financial Controller

Organization: GOAL
Country: Zimbabwe
Closing date: 17 Apr 2017

The aim of the role is to manage the financial function of the GOAL programmes in Zimbabwe, ensuring proper financial reporting, financial controls and financial systems are in place and in line with the specified GOAL Ireland procedures. This will include preparation of monthly management accounts, budgets for proposals, donor status reports, monitoring levels of GOAL expenditure, year-end accounts etc.

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Technical Director, Orphans & Vulnerable Children

Organization: FHI 360
Country: Zimbabwe
Closing date: 03 May 2017

The Technical Director will be responsible for the technical oversight of the project and is specifically responsible for the implementation of evidence-based, high quality, multisectoral interventions to strengthen the capacity of families and communities to appropriately care for children affected by HIV/AIDS. The Technical Director will also work to ensure strong linkages and collaboration among health and social service providers, to strengthen the continuum of care for children.

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VIDEO FILMING AND DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION

The main objectives of the documentary is to document community voices on the changes and impact of mining activities to their human rights , livelihoods and environment as well as showcase both positive and negative changes in communities and environment as a result of mining activities ie- environmental landscape , infrastructure etc. More details are provided on the Terms of reference provided. The Zimbabwe Country Programme is looking for qualified media consultant to assist in the following capacity

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United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Fellowship Program

 

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to launch the Call for Applications for the 2017 edition of its Fellowship Program. The Call is open to participants between 25 to 35 years old, from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America, with a strong interest in intercultural exchanges. The theme of the Fellowship 2017 being “The role of civil society and the media in combatting hatred and fostering inclusion” , candidates must also be able to present professional achievements in these fields.

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The University of Sheffield Southern Africa Student Scholarship Fund (SUSASSF)

In partnership with SUSASSF, the Department of Geography are pleased to offer a scholarship for a taught postgraduate student from Southern Africa.

Scholarship Award

The scholarship offers the following support:

  • A full tuition fee waiver
  • Maintenance for University accommodation and a monthly stipend
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The Technical Director will be responsible for the technical oversight of the project and is specifically responsible for the implementation of evidence-based, high quality, multisectoral interventions to strengthen the capacity of families and communities to appropriately care for children affected by HIV/AIDS. The Technical Director will also work to ensure strong linkages and collaboration among health and social service providers, to strengthen the continuum of care for children.