Coordinator Centre for Philanthropy and Communities

Harare, Zimbabwe


Coordinator Centre for Philanthropy and Communities 

We have an exciting position to fill: 

The goal of this Centre is to grow the field of philanthropy in through supporting, enhancing and  strengthening community-based forms of philanthropy and Providing support structures and resources to communities and individuals wishing to engage in philanthropy 

Who are we looking for? 

We are looking for someone curious, innovative and willing to explore new models of working and approaches to philanthropy in particular community philanthropy. The position requires someone with experience in working with different stakeholders/communities, has strong listening skills and can play a key advisory role. The Coordinator will manage and lead the organisation’s work in the Centre for Philanthropy and Communities. Specifically, the Coordinator will  

  • Design and lead research initiatives on philanthropy in particular mapping and scoping research to identify community foundations and community-based forms of philanthropy. 
  • Undertake research policy enablers and disablers to understand the extent to which the regulatory in Zimbabwe environment inhibits or promotes processes of local giving. 
  • Design and support an innovative policy advocacy process to enhance philanthropy across Zimbabwe 
  • Working together with others design and develop an intensive short course on philanthropy 
  • Serve as a warehouse of information on philanthropy, encouraging all relevant stakeholders to tackle bigger questions around governance, democracy, socio-economic justice and equity 
  • Develop and run the re-granting facility  

Key Competencies  

We are looking for someone who possesses the following competencies: 

  • Leadership:  demonstrate creativity in leadership by rallying all internal stakeholders around the key goals and objectives of the organization. 
  • Strategic Mindedness:  Must demonstrate a keen awareness of contextual changes   (demographic, socio-economic, socio-political etc.)   and use the contextual and data to provide relevant technical support and advocacy to enhance prospects for the achievement of the goals of the centre. 
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills: Strong communication and interpersonal skills are critical to the success of this role. This Coordinator must be effective in persuading and influencing multiple audiences in both informal and formal settings. 

Education, Qualifications & Key Experience   

Education: A post-graduate degree in the Social Sciences 

A keen interest in philanthropy and particularly African philanthropy will be an added advantage. 

Specific work experience: at least 4 years work experience in a similar mid to senior level position. 


What you need to know: 

  • The application deadline is the 30th of July 2021. After this date, we cannot guarantee your application will be reviewed for the position. 
  • Applications should be submitted to under the subject line, “Coordinator – Centre for Philanthropy and Communities - 2021”