• Contract

Company Description

CARE began working in Zimbabwe in 1992 in response to severe regional drought and has since expanded programming to address longer-term development issues. Currently, an estimated 5.8 million people are facing severe food insecurity in Zimbabwe as a result of the human-made climate crisis.

Through strategic local partnerships, CARE is implementing both short-term and long-term programming to empower Zimbabwe’s vulnerable households to meet their basic needs through sustainable livelihoods. To that end, CARE’s programming in Zimbabwe is focused on the following areas: food and nutrition security, climate resilient livelihoods, economic development, education, and water, sanitation, and hygiene

The organisation seeks to recruit outstanding candidates who are known for their excellence, professionalism, integrity and who are committed to providing support to the country office. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position posted below:

Job Description

The incumbent will be responsible for developing, co-ordinating and managing the implementation of human resources systems, functions, policies and procedures in line with the Human Resources and overall organisational strategy.

Key duties and Responsibilities
•    Develops, directs and monitors the implementation of the organisation human resources management strategies in liaison with the Country Director
•    Develops, updates & implements human resources policies and procedures (includes recruitment, compensation, leave etc) in line with the labour laws of Zimbabwe.
•    Guides the organisation in the implementation of market (best practice) human resources management systems for organisational effectiveness e.g job evaluations, performance management, talent management, retention.
•    Maintains monitoring and reporting system on PSEA and Child Protection and ensures staff are trained
•    Carries out workload analysis to ensure equity across jobs and fair work loads
•    Coordinates recruitment, selection, staff orientation ensuring that the organization, (programmes and support) is resourced with adequate skills required for delivery effectiveness
•    Organizes market benchmarks on salaries, benefits and conditions of service and recommends appropriate compensation strategy.
•    Develops, updates and implements salary and benefits structures consistent with best practice, meeting internal to external equity hence promoting critical skills retention in liaison with the Country Director .
•    Reviews the payroll inputs (Terminations, engagements, relocations, etc)
•    Recommends compensation system for the organisation
•    Monitors medical service insurance to ensure that they deliver service as per agreement
•    Coordinates the functions of the Works Council including facilitating the convening of meetings and organising trainings of the members.
•    Develops, implements and monitors communication systems that promote dialogue, interaction and dissemination of information related to staff welfare.
•    Develops, implements and monitors the occupational health & safety and welfare policy ensuring compliance with country legislation
•    Trains Management and supervisory staff on CARE’s performance management systems
•    Coordinates and monitors the conducting performance appraisals at least once a year or by contract end
•    Liaises with CARE USA global HR unit to ensure that performance appraisal tools are in line with best practices
•    Oversees the management and maintenance of staff records
•    Develops staff on overall department objectives, implementation strategy, reporting systems and internal controls
•    Maintains high confidential with HR information all times.
•    Provides HR advise to line management and senior management on staff discipline, staff counselling and coaching, review of JDs, resolving conflicts, orientation of staff on the project.
•    Ensures orientation and training for new staff on CARE Zimbabwe RM Strategy (develop an RM Induction/Orientation Package in partnership with Liz and team)
•    Attends PSEA and HR Core Meeting, learn from peers on their programming, and share intel with the appropriate donor coordinators.


•    Degree in Human Resources or equivalent
•    A Masters Degree will be an added advantage
•    3-5 years working experience in Human Resources Management
•    Understanding of employment laws 
•    Knowledge and experience of working on MS Office effectively
•    Flair in communication and influencing stakeholders (written and oral)
•    Excellent Analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
•    Knowledge and experience of working on MS Office effectively