Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC)

Chief Knowledge Management And Research Officer (Grade: G2)

Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC)
Feb. 26, 2023
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Job Description

Applicants are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the vacant post that has arisen in the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission.

Reports To: Director Education, Promotion, Research And Advocacy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops research and knowledge management policy for the Commission.
  • Identify areas for research in line with the ZHRC mandate.
  • Plan, undertake and direct human rights research for the Commission.
  • Coordinate baseline surveys with critical stakeholders on human rights.
  • Conduct quarterly trend surveys and disseminate research findings to the relevant department and internal stakeholders.
  • Prepare research papers for national and international conferences or seminars.
  • Document and develop knowledge products, innovative practices and lessons-learnt documents for the Commission.
  • Manage the implementation of knowledge management and research activities of the Commission.
  • Collect and synthesizes program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making.
  • Prepare advocacy papers in liaison with the Director.
  • Represent the Commission as necessary at meetings, conferences.
  • Establish and develop human rights resource centres/libraries in line with best practices.
  • Appraise, supervise and offer advice to subordinates.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Social Science degree, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), or any relevant qualification from an accredited tertiary institution.
  • A relevant Master's degree is an added advantage.
  • Aminimum 13 years' experience conducting research.
  • Excellent research and knowledge management skills.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills and strong analytical skills
  • Ability and tenacity to work with Government and other stakeholders
  • Must be a person of high integrity, professionalism, assertiveness and innovation.
  • Proficient in Microsoft packages.
  • Proficiency in at least one statistical software package e.g. Excel or SPSS
  • A clean class four (4) driver's license. 


How to Apply

Applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, proof of qualifications and experience should be addressed and forwarded to: 

The Human Resources Director,

  • Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission, 144 Samora Machel Avenue, Harare OR
  • Bulawayo office, 46 Park Road, Suburbs, Opp. Bulawayo Polytechnic Main Gate, Bulawayo OR
  • Mutare Office, 59 Second Street, PREMCO Building, 2nd Floor, Mutare OR
  • Masvingo Office, Chiefs Hall, Masvingo.


E-mail application to: zhrchumanresources23@gmail.com

NB: Only shortlisted candidates meeting the above requirements will be responded to. NB: Applicants should indicate the post applied for on the envelopes and email subject. "The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission is an equal opportunity employer which practices gender and human rights-based approaches to recruitment. Qualified women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply". 

Deadline: 26 February 2023.

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Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC)

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) is a national human rights institution which was established under section 242 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe. It is an independent Commission whose main mandate is to protect, promote and enforce human rights.

Website: https://www.zhrc.org.zw/

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