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Zimparks – Mana Pools Tourist Guide (Booklet) is now out…

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Mana Pools National park is amongst the world’s greatest natural splendours and is one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. The wilderness, the freedom, the beauty, together with the incredible animals, birds and plants, all conspire to provide our visitors with unforgettable experience that will remain in their hearts forever.

The Mana Pools booklet is now out…download poster for more information.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced personnel for the above position which has become vacant at Mushandike College of Wildlife Management which is 37 km from Masvingo town along Mashava Road.The incumbent will be reporting to the College Principal.

Duties of Position: shall include the following:-

  • Organising knowledge and information in the library for access and retrieval through cataloguing, classification, and abstract narration and indexes periodicals,
  • Maintaining and updating the library data base using procite software package,
  • Ensuring that library collection is built according to the requirement in the policy,
  • Removing obsolete materials from circulation to create room for new and relevant materials,
  • Providing current information service through the use of reference sources in and outside the library,
  • Ensuring that materials are loaned out properly to avoid theft, and that the correct record of loan is kept,
  • Ensures security of information and library property
  • Draft budgets for the college library.

The Person:

The ideal incumbent should possess the following:-

  • 5 ‘O’ levels including English Language,
  • Higher National Diploma in Library and Information Science/Degree in Library Information Sciences or equivalent,
  • At least two years relevant experience,
  • Computer literacy, good leadership skills, high professional conduct and experience.

Interested candidates should submit their written applications including up to date CVs with certified copies of academic and professional certificates to:

The Principal

Mushandike College of Wildlife Management

  1. Bag 9036


On or before the 31stof July, 2018.


The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority seeks four innovative, vibrant interns to join the Information Technology team on a 1 year Internship programme. The primary role involves the following responsibilities:


  • Development, implementation, support and customization of it systems and databases including information security
  • System testing, user support and training
  • Troubleshooting of network related issues nationwide and maintenance of hardware
  • Work as a team member in the ICT contact and support centre
  • Windows server administration

Qualifications & Attributes

The suitable candidates sought are recent graduates from reputable institutions with excellent communication and IT skills and a passion for learning and action.

The candidates should have:

  • Honors degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills/Public Relations, presentation skills
  • Highly proficient in the use of computers

Interested candidates should submit their written applications together with detailed CVs and certified copies of academic and professional certificates to:

The Human Resources Manager & Chaplaincy

            Parks and Wildlife Management Authority

            P.O box CY 140



 Or hand deliver to Head Office’s Registry Section on or before

Zimparks Umtsibi Capture Unit collars A Bull Elephant



Zimparks has recruited its own Wildlife Veterinary surgeon, a quite experience Dr Columbus Chaitezvi. He is not new to the Authority activities as he was always involved with us for the last 10 years also. He came to reinforce  and complement the Umtsibi Capture Unit led by Mr Ray Makwehe. Here we can see them collaring and elephant bull in Mana Pools on the 26th of June 2018. The expertise is now from Parks Personnel only and the operation party funded by China Zimbabwe Wildlife Group. Zimparks has a vision of gradually and steadily capacitate its Veterinary and Capture Unit into a formidable force which will meet not only its needs but also the whole wildlife industry. Supporting laboratories are also expected to be opened.


The Pafuri-Sengwe inaugural Joint Park Managers Committee (JPMC) met on the 14thof June 2018 at Swimuwini Camp, Mabalauta, Gonarezhou National Park. The JPMC comprised of officials from Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. It is a combination of managers from Protected Areas and local communities’ representatives. The forum is an attempt by the GLTP Joint Management Board to facilitate interaction of the three GLTFCA partner countries at a local level. The JPMC is expected to become the conduit to joint operations and law enforcement, tourism and community development.

At this meeting, it was noted that the creation of an enabling policy environment is a key in implementing joint operations and unlocking tourism potential of the TFCA. It was also highlighted that the success of this forum rests on the official gazetting of a border crossing point between Zimbabwe and South Africa in the GLTFCA region.


Zimparks nabs two cyanide smugglers

Two serial cyanide smugglers and a habitual poacher were nabbed last week by a crack-unit of game rangers from Zimparks aided by members of the police force. Through intelligence, the crack-unit first apprehended one of the country’s most wanted poachers followed by the cyanide smugglers within a period of two days.

Zimparks spokesperson Mr Tinashe Farawo confirmed the development.
“We raided them at Guruve Hotel in Mashonaland Central province, Daniel Chidawo and Meadow Kamuchenje (ages not given) were found in possession of 7kg of cyanide poison,” he said.

“Jabulani Ndengeza (age not given) was arrested early this year after being found in possession of 20kg of ivory,” he said.

Insert from Herald  – Itai Mazire  

Vacancy – Risk Officer (D3)


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced personnel for the above challenging position.

 Duties of the Position

The position which reports to the Internal Audit Manager and is based at Head Office requires a person with the following attributes:-

  • University degree in Commerce and or Accounting, Auditing  and Risk Management or Equivalent qualification,
  • A Professional  qualification such as CIS,ACCA,CIMA or CIS,
  • Risk Management experience (minimum of three years) part of which include the ability to identify new risks facing the institution  with significant management responsibilities,
  • Experience in Strategic and Business Planning, rollout of a risk management methodology and
  • Use of tools and techniques for the evaluation ,presentation and maintenance of strategic and operational risks  workshops and interviews,
  • Candidate must be matured and be able to handle highly confidential information,
  • Good interpersonal and leadership  skills,
  • Proficiency in MS Office,

Key Responsibilities

  • Spearhead the Authority’s risk management function
  • Manage the implementation of all aspects of the risk  function including processes, tools and systems to identify ,assess, measure, monitor  and report risks,
  • Formulate standards ,design ,conducts , and coordinaterisk programmes,
  • Participates in identification of potential risks to the organisation and advises management in order to safeguard company assets,
  • Manages or conducts performance reviews ,operational ,financial, information technology and compliance audits,
  • Prepares and monitors budgets for the Risk Department
  • Any other duties as assigned by superior.

Interested candidates possessing the requisite specification are invited to submit their applications including up to date CVs to:

Human Resources Manager

Parks and Wildlife Management Authority

P O Box CY 140



Or hand deliver to Records Section on or before 22ndJune 2018

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Zimparks guns down hippo in Nyanyadzi

August 31, 2017August 31, 2017
Inset from Zimpapers. THE Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority last week shot dead a hippopotamus that was damaging winter wheat in Nyanyadzi. The hippo, which had a calf, is believed to have escaped from Save Conservancy. ZPWMA ordered the shooting of the hippos after traditional leaders in the area reported that it was damaging crops and endangering lives. ZPWMA officer, Mr John Danfa, said they were still hunting for the calf which is believed to have found habitat along Save River. “Usually hippos move up and down rivers during the rainy season. We believe the two escaped from Save Valley Conservancy. They were both females and they do not usually click if there is no male. “They are believed to have separated. We received reports from traditional leaders in Hot Springs and Nyanyadzi that these hippos were feeding on wheat and crops in their fields.” “People’s lives were endangered so the authorities ordered its killing. The first time we attempted to kill it, it was in the company of so many cattle and could not do anything. Our officer teamed up with villagers to track it until last week when it was shot down in Nyanyadzi”. The officer is said to have fired 12 shots before the hippo died. The meat was shared by villagers. One of the villagers in Dirikwe village, Mr Tapiwa Munyati, said: “This hippo was becoming a threat to human lives in the area. It was being spotted near homes at night. “There are vegetable gardens along one of Save River’s tributaries where it was being spotted.“We were told that hippos do not like light and the danger was that lives would have been lost.” “A villager survived death by a whisker recently when the hippo strayed into his homestead.“He went out of his house to investigate when his dogs were barking. He had a torch and the hippo advanced towards him. “Fortunately he managed to escape the attack and notified other villagers and the village head. We are appealing to the responsible authorities to make sure that the remaining one is also killed,” said Mr Munyati.