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Community Mobilizer, Multiple positions

Chipinge (Zimbabwe)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Chipinge (Zimbabwe)
  • Grade: LICA-5, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-16

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Background Information - Job-specific

The World Bank funded Zimbabwe Hurricane Idai Recovery Project (ZIRP) requires Community Mobilizers to facilitate the following outputs associated with the Community Infrastructure projec;

  • Labour Intensive Reconstruction works
  • Community led community infrastructure development
  • Engineering intensive Community Development
  • Large scale asset engineering

The Community Mobilizers will be a key member under both projects under the guidance of the respective Project Managers, and direct supervision of Lead Engineer and the Environment and Social Officer. S/he will be tasked to assist in the implementation of the various community led initiatives and plans and help ensure that outputs/deliverables as spelled-out in their plans are delivered on time and contribute to the achievement of outcomes, and prepare reports/feedback for management’s actions and decisions.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance in designing the community awareness strategy and materials to be used for/by the Community and direct the communicating of information to affected communities identified by the project teams.
  • Provide assistance in terms of coordination with appropriate Community representatives and other relevant stakeholder to coordinate ZIRP activities and get their support and participation;
  • Provide support in monitoring and follow-up the implementation community led initiatives and compliance with the provisions and tasks and responsibilities under the project.
  • Provide assistance in implementation of all aspects of the community awareness operations in the project area.  
  • Assist the project team for the identification of beneficiaries.
  • Assist in the implementation of the awareness and information activities through close coordination with community liaison teams.
  • Notify the Project Manager about anticipated delays or any project related community concerns.
  • Assist in operations management; transportation, security, internal communications, planning checking land ownership/property documentation of selected beneficiaries or selected sites.
  • Assist in drafting and preparing press releases and other communication materials for onwards approval by the PM, also the briefs and talking points for discussions with partners in relation to the project.
  • Any other duties requested by the PM and Lead Engineer and the Environment and Social Officer .


  • Secondary Diploma in any relevant field. Higher secondary school certificate plus 2 years of work experience would be considered as equivalent to Diploma.


  • At least 3 years of experience in community coordination/ community mobilization/engagement is required.
  • Previous working experience in development projects with NGO/UN experience an advantage.
  • Experience in working with Local authorities and local communities is added advantage.


  • Fluency in written and oral English language is required


Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Additional Considerations

  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

The position is based in a family duty stations

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contrator Agreement
Contract level: LICA 5
Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: 

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

About Project

Following devastation caused to life, livelihoods and property by tropical storm Idai in March 2019, the WB has allocated up to US$ 75 million to finance a recovery project for Zimbabwe. The project addresses both early and mid-term recovery needs in multiple sectors (livelihoods, health, education, agriculture). UNOPS has been requested to establish a project team to deliver a US$ 23 million community infrastructure project in areas affected by the tropical storm.
Background Information - Zimbabwe The Project will fall under the purview of the UNOPS KEMC (Kenya Multi Country Office) Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMC sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and Southern Africa. This includes a large portfolio of Infrastructure, procurement and project management service projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and several Island states. 2019, the WB has allocated up to US$ 72 million to finance a recovery project for Zimbabwe and the African Development Bank has allocated US$ 25 million to finance socioeconomic recovery in Zimbabwe.

 2 Community Mobilisers will be required for the above mentioned projects (1 based in Chimanimani and 1 based in Chipinge)  

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