The position provides leadership, direction, vision and financial/resource accountability to the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission for effective execution of its Constitutional mandate. KEY RESULT AREAS Administrative head of the Commission. Attends Commission meetings as ex officio member. Provides competent advice to Commissioners on policy issues relating to the Commission’s mandate. Provides strategic guidance to all technical staff of the Commission. Ensures all corporate policies and strategies are uniformly understood and properly interpreted and administered by all technical staff at the Commission. Attends meetings at various fora to give input into high level decisions concerning human rights. Sets benchmarks and standards for the Programmes and Administration units. Monitors performance to ensure that the Commission’s strategic objectives are met. Identifies training and support needs in Commission staff members Directs the preparation and review of annual work plans and budgets for the Commission. Monitors annual work plans to ensure that expected results are achieved.
COMPETENCIES Must be a holder of a Master’s Degree in Human Rights / Humanitarian Law, or Basic Degree in one of the following: Law, International Law or Human Rights Law from a recognized institution. Qualification to practise as a legal practitioner in Zimbabwe and at least seven years practising experience. At least five (5) years’ experience in a senior managerial position having had a stint in both public and private sectors. Conversant in the working of government institutions and legal framework governing such institutions. Have an understanding of the legal framework governing human rights institutions. Knowledgeable and conversant with international human rights treaties, international human rights systems including continental, regional and national human rights protective mechanisms. Must have strong report writing skills. Able to work under pressure.
Applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, proof of qualifications and experience may be hand delivered at any of the following addresses: Human Resources Director Or Human Resources Director Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission 144 Samora Machel Avenue 49 JMN Nkomo Street (between 3rd &4th Ave) Harare Bulawayo Or e-mail your application together with a detailed CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications should reach the Commission no later than close of business on 30 September 2019. Only those meeting the above requirements will be responded to. Salary and benefits for this position to be disclosed only to shortlisted candidates.