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Vimbai Z Zinyama Mushongera CURRICULUM VITAE FOR VIMBAI EVA - MARGRET ZINYAMA MUSHONGERA PERSONAL DETAILS FORENAMES : VIMBAI EVA MARGRET SURNAME : ZINYAMA MUSHONGERA DATE OF BIRTH : 25 AUGUST 1974 I.D. NUMBER : 63-749188V38 MARITAL STATUS : Married NUMBER OF CHILDREN : 2 CONTACT DETAILS : 206 The Rembrandt 22 Colqhoun Harare 0772-2-243048 vemmushongera@gmail.com www.vimbaizinyamamushongera.com 1. PROFILE A highly experienced executive who has demonstrated ability to work with and lead diverse teams of all levels within the private sector and civic society organisations , from grass root organisations , professionals to policy makers . With strong technical and business qualifications as well as exceptional organising , resource mobilisation and capacity building skills and 15 years hands on experience strategic planning , budgeting , organisational development, project management, systems and strategy engineering , policy analysis, advocacy and networking between business , Labour, Government , civic society , subsistence farmers , traditional leaders and churches . Possesses critical strength to analyse, and identify deficiencies , pick opportunities and develop innovative and cost effective solutions . --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. OBJECTIVE To do business with your organisation in the areas of social sciences and developmental research , Projects or programme evaluations , preparation of concepts note and training , Material development and capacity development . 3. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1990: Barclays Bank Physical & Analytical Banking. -Data capture -Cash administration -Corporate Retail Banking -Agriculture Finance -Foreign and local dealing 1994: Barclays Bank Training Centre  -Prepared training manuals  -Facilitated training seminars  -Organised on job training activities  Organised trainings for SMEs 1994: Researcher –ZBAWU  Prepared a research document which fed into the education manual for women for FIET.  Prepared the strategies for mobilising and educating Women Bankers 1995: Research & Policy Analysis –Indigenous Business Women Organisation  Founding member and director organised groups of rural based and urban based women.  Undertook research on women’s issues and prepared submissions for  Tabling with the Parliament Portfolios Committee on Poverty and Employment Creation.  Networking and lobbying with international partners.  Facilitated meetings to lobby for provision of Separate fund for women and repealing of the Credit Guarantee Scheme.  Preparing punch lines and Slogans for headlines on Women’s Issues  Represented the organisation on the following Boards- Joy TV, Telecel  Zimbabwe Development Corporation, the Trade Fair and I.D.C. 1997: Arrow Micro Credit Scheme – Programme Manager • -Advocated for recognition of Micro-Lenders and Establishment of an umbrella body for Small scale lenders • -Designing Strategies and undertaking scenario planning for advocacy • -Host the first Micro-Credit Summit in Zimbabwe • Data Base Management Systems 2002: Commonwealth Trades Union Project Administrator (ZCTU/CTUC)  -Projects planning , budgeting and developing  Resource mobilisation  -Projects regional and international networking  -Projects financial reporting  -Audit preparation and facilitation  -Office administration  2007 Parliamentary and Advocacy & International Affairs Officer Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions  Parliament and Policy Monitoring  Facilitate Parliament and Policy Engagement  Networking with CSOs and Churches  Communicating Organisation Policy Position  Regional and International Advocacy on Issues affecting Workers and the working people  Engaging government departments & Development Partners  Strategies for establishing Policy Dialogue 4. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION 2014 - Msc Development Studies (WUA) Perspectives in Development Advanced Qualitative Research Environment and Sustainable Development Project Planning and Management Gender and Development 2011-2012 PG. Leadership for Change (Southern Africa Trust-Mauritius) Certificate of Completion Research Area- The role of Intelligence & Knowledge Management – A case for Zimbabwe Civic Society and SADC Intervention on ZIM Question. 2008-2012 BSc. Honours Business Administration & Office Technology (Chinhoyi University of Technology) Research Topic- Effectiveness of Trade Unions – A case for ZCTU 2001-2011 1990-1992 Institute of Bankers 2 213-IOBZ Diploma Economics I, II Bank Law Practice I, II Financial Accounting 1, II Financial Management I 1994 Researchers Course ILO Sources of data Methodologies Data Analysis Documentation of data Presentation of Data 1989-1990 LCCI Marketing Marketing Management Market differentiation Sales Management International Marketing Public Relations 1993 Negotiator’s Course FIET-GMB Negotiations Vs. Demand Preparations for Negotiations Managing Negotiations Tightening and Tact for Negotiations Deadlocks in Negotiations. 1999 Executive Development Programme (UZ)Z5110045 Management Programming and Programmes development Market Management Business Law and practise Strategic Management International Management 2001 Trade & Finance Policy Colloquium SAPES Trade and Development Trade and Finance Finance, Trade and poverty Trade for Social justice Trade protocols Monitoring Trade Conflicts Management 2001-2002 ACCA Diploma in Financial Management No. 0822183 Financial Accounting Management Accounting Budgeting & Resource mobilisation Accounting standards and Reporting International Financial Planning 1996 Gender & Economic Development Programme (C ERTIFICATE) Define Gender and development Gender and Development Gender programmes and Feminism Policy and politics of Gender Programming gender and Gender Activism Strategies for Mainstreaming Gender 1996-1997 Organisational Management US/ZIM-2011/1996 CIPE Origins of Organisations Research Management Policy and politics in organisation in organisation Structuring in organisations Administration and Finance in organisations Strategies, Logistics and tactics in Organisations Marketing organisations 1997 SGS –Systems International Certificate 980501933A/4954 Systems development Systems strategising Systems audit & Lead Auditor’s programme Audit Management Training and development of auditors 2003 Commonwealth Project Management Commonwealth Standard Project Management Project design and Planning Project Budgeting and Implementing Project evaluation and monitoring Project closure Project Reporting –Narrative & Financial 2004 ILO Local Employment in the informal economy Understanding Informal Economy Regulating the informal economy Social Security for informal economy Workers Mainstreaming informal Economy activities Collective Bargaining in the Informal Economy Partnership Building in the informal economy 2006 Research& Political analysis Ditsella prog Research links with Policy Research Management Data collection and analysis Programming Research Results Developing and Managing Campaigns 2005-2007 Southern Africa Trade Union Leadership Academy – Trans-forum Africa Social and economic problems for the working poor Southern Africa Social and Economic analysis The role of Trade Unions in Building the Labour Movement Building resistance and resilience for trade Union Movement Strategising and responding to Labour Market issues Designing course and Leadership programmes for TU Facilitators Course 2006-2007 ALEN-APADEP Regional Co-ordinator ZCTU Summer School facilitation Coordinator’s initiation Programme Educators Development Programme- Country Projects Material Development for Africa Labour Market Hosting Political Workshops. 2007 US Leadership Development programme History of Civic Society Organisations Development Management Political Development and role of organised Labour Lobbying for Congressional decisions Following up congress resolutions Local Development of States Ideological Campaigns Uprooting poverty Dealing with undocumented workers 2009 Project Management - Management Training Bureau Organisation Renewals Projects Management Skills MIS in Projects Management Project Quality Management Project Risk Management Practicum on Project Development 2010 Freedom House/ NANGO Policy Analysis & Advocacy Training for Consultancy Theories of the State Geo politics of Africa Political Institutes for Engagement Policy Analysis , Formulation , Implementation Advocacy & Lobbying Strategies Mobilisation of Resources Management of a Campaign Process Monitoring and Evaluations Report Writing Advocacy Manual preparation 5. OUTPUTS • Barclays Bank Training Centre Manuals • Training Manual for Trade Union Organisor- Informal Economy Workers (ILO Manual) • Trade Union /Trade Association Leadership Development • Informal Economy Organisors Course • Street-net Manual and programme for collective Bargaining in the informal economy • SATULA (Southern Africa Trade Union Leadership Academy) - Schools Manual • APADEP(A Participatory Approach to Research & Development Programme) Regional Educators Development Manual • ZCIEA (Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations) - Informal Economy Workers Rights Awareness Manual. • ZCTU(Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions) - Parliament and Advocacy toolkits and engagement material • ZCTU (Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions) Policy Guide for Transformative Transitional Justice. 6. ADADEMIC QUALIFICATION O’ Levels 6 subjects A’ Levels 3 subjects 7. SKILLS AND ABILITY Organisational Managerial A self-starter, Innovator, Team player and team builder, strong communicator Tact and logistics person and strategist and ability to work under pressure and scenario planner, Public speaking , can handle advocacy and campaigns, Good command of quality control and organisational skills . I am also flexible and rational person. Languages Understanding Speaking Writing Listening Reading Spoken Interaction Spoken Production Efficiency Shona Fluent Fluent Fluent Fluent Fluent English Fluent Fluent Fluent Fluent Fluent Ndebele Standard Go by Communication Standard Bad Portuguese Learning Learning Learning Computer Skills MS Windows, Desk Top Designing, Spread sheet, Website management , Access Awards 2001 UNIDO Africa Top 50 Innovators award 8. EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES • Vice Chairperson of the European Union –Zimbabwe Decentralisation Programme • A Captain in the Girls Brigade Movement in Zimbabwe • Advisor – Salvation Army Personnel Board • A Trustee Board Member - Zim Farmers Union Mash West • Chair-Person Salvation Army Arcadia Girls Hostel • Chair- person Harare Mayor’s Cheer Fund Committee • Salvation Army Youth Planning Committee • Board Member SALLY Institute • Basketball and Fitness Programmes • Watching soccer, and socialising • Interior designing 9. References The Country Director American Centre for International Labour Solidarity 11 Edinburg Pomona Borrowdale Harare . 263 4 -850249 , 883448 , 263 -4 -0712 616 783 The C.E.O. N.A.N.G.O. 5 Meredith Crescent Harare 263-04-708761 , 794 973 263-0712 640 221
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