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Human Wildlife Conflict policy development workshop

ZimPark’s recently conducting a Human Wildlife Conflict policy development workshop with Civil Societies, Academia representatives, Government and Community. The objective was to work out a framework policy that will help deal with individuals and communities affected by Human Wildlife Conflict.




Pre-entry requirements for learners theory tests for Hunters/Guides and Canoe Special paper Valid first Aid Certificate (MARS, EMRAS, St Johns, RED CROSS, and ACE Air & Ambulance)

  • National Identity Card/passport/drivers license
  • Citizenship status/Permanent resident
  • Registration fee: US$25-00 per subject (4 Subjects to be written)
  • Registration dates: 2 January  – 15 February 2019
  • Examination dates: 19 – 20 February 2019
  • Venue: Harare Exhibition Park (Showground) HALL OF COMMERCE

Pre-entry requirements for oral interviews for Learner Professional Hunters/Guides           Valid first Aid Certificate (MARS, EMRAS, St Johns, RED CROSS, and ACE Air & Ambulance)

  • Shooting certificate
  • Valid Learner Professional Hunters License
  • Two years of relevant Zimbabwean experience
  1. a) Hunter:          Five of the dangerous game to include elephant, buffalo and/ or cats
  2. b) Guide:Four of the dangerous game to include elephant and buffalo
  • Registration fee: US$30-00
  • Registration dates: 2 January – 15 February 2019
  • Examination date: 18 February 2019
  • Venue: Boulton Atlantica

Shooting Test

  • Examination dates: 17 February 2019 & 26 May 2019
  • Venue: 1 Cleveland Range Harare

Canoeing Proficiency (Lower Zambezi, Chirundu)

  • Examination Dates 4-6 May 2019
  • Registration Fee: TBA


  • Maphosa on 04 707 624-9 or 0772 465 733


  • Stephen Juwakinyu on or 0776 047 269 or 04 707625-9 or

  • Alford Matewe 707625-9 or 0774 362 632


Business Enterprise Manager X 8 (D3)

The positions of  Business Enterprise Manager have arisen in the Authority at Cluster Level. The incumbent will be reporting directly to the Cluster Managerand to the Head Office Commercial Division. The post requires a person who is a self-starter and is able to champion the Authority’s business strategy at cluster level. 

Duties of Position: shall include the following: –

  • Manage and development of the Authority’s business portfolio (consumptive and non-consumptive), including new and existing businesses and coordination of Authority Strategic Business units at cluster level.
  • Implement the Authority business strategy according to key performance indicators as stipulated in the budget and the strategic plan,
  • Managing and fostering relationships with third party commercial partners, ensuring these are always in the best interests of the Authority at cluster level.
  • Leases administration and management of Tour Operations activities. 
  • Promoting a customer focused and responsive business culture, delivering services of the highest quality and professional standards,
  • Assist to provide leadership and direction and management through active monitoring and review of business processes at cluster level.
  • Assist in provision of leadership in the marketing of the Authority’s products, facilities and services.
  • Implement the Authority marketing strategy and tourism strategy and continuously  review  the strategies according to key performance indicators,
  • Carry out periodic analytical reviews of existing and proposed cluster marketing and sales plans.
  • Promote a customer focused and responsive business culture, delivering services of the highest quality and professional standards in the cluster. 
  • Coordination of refurbishment programs in liaison with the Quality Assurance Manager.


  • The ideal candidate should be a holder of a first degree in Tourism / Business / Marketing or any other Business related Qualification. A Masters Degree level will be an added advantage.  
  • Sound understanding and knowledge of functions and management of initiating general businesses.
  • Ability to draft bankable business plans and proposals. 
  •  Knowledge of meaningful stakeholder participatory approaches and engagement
  • Superior analytical skills coupled with information seeking skills are essential,
  • Strong interpersonal skills, professional maturity, openness and collaborative skills to manage stations operations and stakeholders at cluster level.
  • Outstanding communication, presentation, relationship building and networking skills.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in leading / management in a commercial enterprise. 
  • A clean class four valid driver’s licence will be an added advantage.

Interested candidates should address their applications including up to date CVs  to:

The Human Resources Manager

Parks & Wildlife Management Authority

P O Box CY 140



The application should be sent by email on  not later than 5February 2019.


The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority wishes to invite expressions of interest for the provision of Consultancy Consortium (Architectural, Engineering Consultancy Services and Quantity Surveying Services). Consultancy services required are for works in relation to Design of Entrance Gate for Hwange Main Camp National Park:

The Individual Firms or members of the consortium must have the following;

  1. At least five (3) years of experience in their Consulting Services
  2. Proof of Registration with relevant Council.
  3. Registered with the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe

The Expression of Interest shall include the following but not limited to:

  • A letter of expressing interest to participate, addressed to The Director-General, Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority
  • Proof of Capacity to provide the required services and or Company Profiles.
  • Fee scales and or other related costs.

Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act [Chapter 22:23] and Authority procedures for the acquisition of Consulting Services.

Expression of interest shall be submitted in sealed envelopes (3 copies) clearly marked Design Services to:

The Director-General

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority

P.O.Box CY140


ORhand delivered into the trunk situated by the Reception Area at

ZIMBABWE PARKS AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY, Corner Borrowdale Road and Sandringham Drive, Botanical Gardens, Harare.

NOT LATER THAN 10:00 HRS  12 -02 – 2018.

Our Condolences to the Mupazviriho Family.

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, Board, Director General, Directorate, Management and staff would like to send its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the late Ranger Lewis Mupazviriho. We are saddened to hear of the loss of a dedicated member of staff. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


Parks and Wildlife Management Authority invites tenders from suitable and reputable suppliers.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) may be collected from Parks and Wildlife Management Authority Head Quarters upon payment of US$10.00 non-refundable. Bids in sealed envelopes should be addressed to, The Procurement Management Unit, Parks and Wildlife management Authority, P.O Box CY140 Causeway Harare or can be delivered to The Procurement Committee, Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, Corner Borrowdale Road and Sandringham Drive Harare, not later than 10.00hrs on the closing date shown below


The closing Date for submission of Bids is 4thof January 10.00am. Bidders are free to witness the opening of the tender on the closing date and time at,  Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, Head Office Lecture Theatre, Corner BorrowdaleRoad and



Cage fisheries project launched in Makonde

Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry at the launch of the Fish Cage Culture Project

Minister Retired Chief Air Mashal P. Shiri giving a speech at the official launch at the lion project at Chinhoyi Recreational Park – Lion Park.

Director General Mr. Mangwanya addressing stakeholders and residence in Mashonaland West  | Biri Dam Cage Culture launch.

A command cage fisheries project has been launched at Biri Dam in Makonde, Mashonaland West Province and will benefit Zvimba, Makonde and Chinhoyi constituencies.

The project will start off with 10 000 fingerlings, which are expected to be ready for harvesting within the next 4 to 5 months, with a projected volume of 4 tonnes.

Launching the project, the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement, Retired Air Chief Marshall Perrance Shiri described the initiative as tailored towards transforming the livelihoods of communities with a view of bridging the life styles gap between urban and rural populations.

“The command cage fisheries programme is within the framework of the national policy to diversify farming activities in the face of climate change. The Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry must therefore create conditions which allow communities easy access to natural resources within their localities,” said Minister Shiri.

The Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Cde Prisca Mupfumira urged those implementing the cage fisheries projects to work as organised groups, and pledged to peg license fees at nominal levels for communities living within the source of wildlife resources.

According to Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs Minister, Cde Mary Mliswa, such projects are important in guaranteeing food security and nutrition.

In total, the province has received a donation of about 115 000 fingerlings.

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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.