VACANCY – REQUEST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES

TORS: DEVELOPMENT OF A WILDLIFE AND FORESTRY CRIMES INVESTIGATIONS AND PROSECUTION MANUAL

Subject: Type of Contract: Organisation Contract
Contracting Authority: ZPWMA
Duration: 20 Days
Application Deadline: 5 April 2020

1. Background
Zimbabwe is rich in flora and fauna which need to be protected. Appropriate conservation practices need to be implemented to ensure sustainable utilization of these resources. However, the country faces multiple threats in the protection of wildlife and the environmental heritage. Such threats include deforestation, poaching, illicit wildlife trade and the adverse effects of climate change. About 40% of Zimbabwe is covered by woodlands and forests. According to the Forestry Commission, the rate of deforestation has accelerated from 1000ha per annum in the 1990s to 327,000 ha per annum (1.9%) between 2000 and 2010. Deforestation is the highest driver of land degradation and habitat loss in Zimbabwe.

Poaching has become more and more prevalent due to the high demand for wildlife products such as rhino and elephant horns as illicit trade in wildlife is fast becoming a global underground business. Zimbabwe has lost significant revenue as a result of poaching in recent years. The overall economic loss from this activity has been estimated to be between US$ 99-100 million between 2009 and 2016. Furthermore, such illegal hunts pose a threat to wildlife populations and are driving threatened species to extinction.

Several measures have been put in place to ensure protection of wildlife and better management of wildlife resources. These measures include publication of manuals on wildlife and forest crimes investigations and prosecution for law enforcement officers.

2. Scope of Work, Responsibilities and Description of the Proposed Analytical Work
The Consultant will use their expertise and experience in assisting the PWMA to:
• Identify and consolidate all forestry and wildlife crimes according to Zimbabwean laws in particular Parks and Wildlife Act and Forestry Act.
• Develop and publish a Wildlife and Forestry crimes manuals. The manuals should include the following
i. Wildlife crime definition and background
ii. Intelligence and evidence gathering
iii. Registration of cases
iv. Search and seizure of exhibits
v. Arrest of suspects
vi. Investigation and complaint
vii. Prosecution of cases in court
viii. Roles and responsibilities of officers
ix. Post-trial actions

3. Expertise Required
The successful organisation or individual must:
• Lead consultant must hold an LLB degree.
• A Master’s degree in a related field will be an added advantage.
• Possess knowledge in Environmental law, Conservation and Wildlife law.
• Possess knowledge of law enforcement and anti-poaching
• Have at least five years’ experience in Conservation, Environmental governance or Wildlife management.
• Demonstrate experience in the drafting of legal documents and working with high level institutions.
• Excellent written and oral English communication skills and command of any other local language.
• Previous professional experience in Environmental and conservation issues is an added advantage.

4. Confidentiality and data ownership
All information, products including Intellectual property arising from the execution of obligations created by this contract shall be exclusively owned by ZPWMA.

5. Deliverables
The consultant will be required to deliver the following:
i. Deliverable 1: Produce a manual of all forestry and wildlife crimes handling to cover
a. Investigation of Forest and Wildlife Crime
b. Prosecution of Forest and Wildlife Crime (to include preparation for litigation, that is, from crime scene to court)
ii. Deliverable 2: Publish and print three hundred manuals for distribution. (Manuals to be submitted in both hard and soft forms.)

Apply by submitting the following:
• Proposed detailed methodology. (max 2-3 pages)
• Curriculum Vitae:  educational background, work experience, skills, references.
• Financial Proposal
The proposal will be evaluated against the criteria detailed below:
• Technical Background
• Evidence of experience in the drafting of legal documents and working with high level institutions.
• Financial proposal
Submit applications to the following email: parksgef@gmail.com

VACANCY – NURSE AIDE – HWANGE CLUSTER X 1 Grade (B5)

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NURSE AIDE – HWANGE CLUSTER X 1 Grade (B5)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the above position at Hwange Cluster –Main Camp Clinic. The incumbent will be reporting to the Sister In- charger Hwange Main Camp Clinic.

Duties (Responsibilities)

Ø Ensure safe and clean environment for patients

Ø Escorting patients to Hospital from Clinic

Ø Autoclaving instruments

Ø Wound dressing and observing sterile procedures

Ø Dispensing of medicines

Ø Controlling of medicines stock

Ø Providing health education on prevailing conditions

Ø Conducting home visits

Ø Doing any other duties as assigned by the Sister-in charge.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Ø At least five Ordinary levels

Ø Certificate in nurse aid,

Ø Has knowledge of Parks Estate environment and basic knowledge and understanding of the behavior of wild animals.

Ø Strong interpersonal skills, professional, mature, openness and collaborative skills,

Ø Should be physically fit.

Interested candidates should submit their written applications together with detailed CVs to:

The Cluster Manager – Hwange Cluster

Attention: Senior Human Resources Officer

Stand number 704 Baobab

Hwange

Or email: mmufwamba@zimparks.org.zw/m mmfwamba@gmail.com or hand deliver to Hwange Cluster Registry Office on or before the 12th of April 2020 .

VACANCY – FINANCE, HR and ADMIN OFFICER

UMFURUDZI PARK PRIVATE LIMITED

EXTERNAL ADVERT

Finance, HR and Admin officer

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the above position that have risen in Umfurudzi Park. Umfurudzi Park is located in Shamva District Mashonaland Central Province, approximately 150 kms from Harare. The incumbent will be reporting to the Park Manager.

Duties (Responsibilities)

Preparing monthly, quarterly and yearly financial reports

Preparing and avail weekly financial update as requested by Park Manager

Managing the company’s assets and liabilities

Payroll processing for Umfurudzi Park staff

Preparing annual budgets for the park/company

Managing the company’s accounts receivables and payables

Identifying and addressing account discrepancies within the company

Maintaining employee records according to the HR policy of the company /Park

Reviewing employment and working conditions to ensure compliance with labour laws

Support the management of disciplinary and grievances issues/procedure

Actively involved in recruitment, training and placement of employees

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

BSC in Financial Accounting or equivalent from a recognised institution

Proven work experience as finance assistant or similar role for at least 2 years

Hands on experience with accounting software like QuickBooks and Sun System

Good understanding of bookkeeping procedure

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Understanding of labour laws and disciplinary procedure

Knowledge of HR issues a must

Clean class 4 driver licence(must)

Interested candidates should submit their written applications together with detailed CVs to the Park Manager on the following email : hrumfurudzi@gmail.com by 12 April 2020

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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.