The HALO Trust is hiring a

Programme Officer - Zimbabwe

Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom

The HALO Trust is the world’s oldest and largest humanitarian mine action NGO. In Zimbabwe we have been operational since 2013, working in Mashonaland Central Province to clear and destroy all landmines and explosive remnants of war remaining from the conflict. Our work enables rural families to live, farm and go to school in safety.


The Programme Officer (PO) is based in HALO’s Harare country headquarters with regular trips to our field operational sites, and reporting directly to the Programme Manager (PM). The Programme Officer is integral in all phases of projects from planning and securing funding, to team and partner coordination, to data gathering, analysis, reporting, and feeding back achievements and lessons learned. The primary role of the PO is to manage donor contracts, to mentor and manage community outreach teams who conduct mine risk education and socio-economic surveys, and to coordinate the monitoring and evaluation efforts for all programme activities. Specific duties include:

  • Researching and writing donor funding proposals.
  • Management of donor funding grants and partner sub-grant agreements, ensuring compliance against performance and reporting requirements.
  • Project-related monitoring and evaluation reporting, in line with donor and HALO requirements.
  • Production of reports, including periodic updates to donors, HALO HQ and stakeholders.
  • Beneficiary case studies, documenting the positive impact of HALO’s work.
  • Media, communications and fundraising activities, commonly under the guidance of HALO HQ.
  • Support to programme-level planning, management and improvement, and policy compliance.
  • Engagement with local Humanitarian Actors and partners relevant to HALO’s operations in the Programme.
  • Stay abreast of development projects in HALO’s area of operations and collect data on local socio-economic issues, land use, etc.
  • Support the Programme Manager and Operations Manager with other tasks as needed.

All staff are expected to:

  • Work within the framework of HALOs core values and standards.
  • Undertake the role in a manner appropriate to the cultural context and within the local legal framework
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.

Applicants are required to submit their CV (2-page max) and a covering letter (1-page max). The covering letter must explain your skillsets, experience and qualities relevant to the requirements for this role. Applications for this role will close on Sunday 12th July 2020. It may close earlier, dependent on the caliber of the applications. Desired start date is Mid-August 2020.


  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Education to at least bachelor degree level.
  • Strong numeracy and IT skills essential, and proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • Effective communication skills, able to produce high quality written and presentation products appropriate for intended readership or audience.
  • A self-starter able to organize and manage their own time.
  • A practical and adaptable person who is capable of living and working in challenging and basic environments.
  • Prior experience of working in challenging conditions and working an unconventional work routine would be an advantage


In addition to salary:

  • Accommodation and food
  • Monthly living overseas allowance
  • All international staff are automatically covered by HALO’s comprehensive insurance package including: Personal accident and medical expenses insurance; Death by natural causes insurance and access to 24-hour medical assistance including evacuation and repatriation.
  • 7 weeks annual leave rising to 8 with service
  • Three return flights home per year

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