District Field Officer

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level Qualified / Experienced
  • Experience 3 Years
  • What we do NGO / NPO & Charity
  • Qualifications Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society is a voluntary organization and a member of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Established to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable communities, they are an auxiliary to the government as mandated through the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society Act of Parliament No 30 of 1981.

With branches nationwide, they actively respond to both natural and man-made disasters, providing disaster relief and support. Joining their team means making a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need.

The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society is seeking a dedicated District Field Officer to join their dynamic team in Harare. As a District Field Officer, you will play a crucial role in the implementation of the DG ECHO funded Integrated Strategy for Cholera Risk Elimination and Mitigation project.

This project aims to prevent the spread of cholera in urban areas of Zimbabwe, enhance response capacities, and scale up efforts to tackle larger outbreaks. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to public health and community welfare while working alongside a committed team. The position offers a competitive remuneration package and attractive allowances.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning and implementing the activities of the Integrated Strategy for Cholera Risk Elimination and Mitigation project, ensuring adherence to project plans, donor specifications, and agreements.
  • Providing field-level technical support to Red Cross volunteers, staff, and external stakeholders, ensuring the implementation of activities according to accepted standards and approaches.
  • Leading the planning and execution of all field-level activities related to the project, coordinating with the project coordinator to ensure timely implementation as per the project plan.
  • Monitoring, reporting, and accurately documenting all project activities in a timely manner, aligning with ZRCS and back-donor requirements, as well as relevant guidelines and procedures.
  • Supporting the financial monitoring of project activities and assisting in the development of activity budgets.
  • Ensuring proper procurement and logistics of project materials, adhering to ZRCS procurement guidelines and donor requirements.
  • Overseeing the implementation of field-level activities and assisting in the preparation of activity, quarterly, annual, and donor reports.
  • Promoting the integration of cross-cutting themes such as protection, gender and inclusion, environment/climate sustainability, and RCRC fundamental principles.
  • Coordinating with government stakeholders and NGO partners involved in cholera preparedness and response activities, fostering effective collaboration between projects.
  • Assisting the DG ECHO Project Coordinator in engaging with cholera coordination platforms in Zimbabwe to provide updates on project activities, plans, and milestones.
  • Representing ZRCS at relevant Cluster and Technical meetings at the field level, ensuring effective positioning and keeping the organization well-informed.
  • Aligning the project with other DG ECHO funded actions in Zimbabwe, with a focus on actions implemented by the movement.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • An undergraduate degree in Water and Sanitation or Public Health; postgraduate qualifications are advantageous.
  • Strong familiarity with WASH programming and experience in implementing DG ECHO funded projects, including monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and learning.
  • Experience in implementing cholera-focused WASH, Health, or Public Health-related programming in Zimbabwe.
  • Good understanding of the Movement and its approaches to WASH/Cholera Preparedness is advantageous.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience working in a humanitarian/development organization, with a focus on urban WASH or Public Health.
  • Experience working on DG ECHO funded projects.
  • Strong familiarity with cholera response and preparedness in Zimbabwe.
  • Project management experience, including monitoring, evaluation, narrative reporting, and financial monitoring and reporting.
  • Experience in coordinating with national-level government agencies, coordination platforms, and partner organizations.


  • Strong familiarity with WASH programming in Zimbabwe.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficiency in conducting training and capacity-building activities.
  • Strong time and task management skills.
  • Possession of a Class 4 driver’s license with a minimum of two years of driving experience.

Interested candidates should email their application letter and CV to The Secretary General, on or before 2 February 2024.

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