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Manager Social Media

Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe
July 19, 2018

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Chakanetsa R. Ruzvidzo

***** **** * **** ***********

Harare, Zimbabwe

MOBILE: +263-***-***-***

Email address: or

Personal Profile

A result driven non-profit making organization’s programmer, with vast experience in developing innovative programmes. I am deeply committed to improving the lives of girls and women through male and other related stakeholder’s involvement with proven ability to provide team leadership, driving performance, programme improvement and quality initiatives. Competent in Project Management, Communications, Monitoring and Evaluation, ICT and Creative Designing.

Achievements Awards and Responsibilities

1. One of the children who enabled Betty Makoni of the Girl Child Network to win the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child in 2007 through my appearance in the Globe Magazine.

2. Led and planted male feminist boys clubs in all schools in Chitungwiza for PADARE within 6 months when I was still in high school.

3. In 2005, I became a Junior Councillor as well as Junior Town Treasurer for the Chitungwiza Junior Council – where I was one of the pioneers for the Child Friendly National Budget Initiative, resulting in the Zimbabwe national budget prioritizing children’s issues that year.

4. Appointed to be a member of the inaugural National Young People’s Network on HIV and AIDS in 2008 where I represented young people who are gender advocates in the light of HIV and AIDS.

5. Through my work at the organisation that I am currently engaged with, I managed to coordinate as well as write grant proposals and concept notes which received funding from Egmont Trust, PEPFAR(United States Embassy), Amplify Change, Amnesty International, Higher Life Foundation, UNFPA as well as corporate partners such as local business people and Steward Bank Zimbabwe.

6. I have also led a team at Shamwari Yemwanasikana that was awarded Best Teen Development Organisation at the inaugural Zim Teen Awards in 2017.

7. My efforts in information documentation and dissemination saw the Founding Director of Shamwari Yemwanasikana, Ekenia Chifamba being awarded as a Teen Development Activist 2017, Giraffe Hero 2016, nominated amongst 100 Great Zimbabweans and awarded for Civil Activism 2017, and nominated Phenomenal African Woman 2017.

8. Developed communication and fundraising material for Shamwari Yemwanasikana as well as seasonal publications.

9. Coordinated and led the implementation of campaigns and programs at Shamwari Yemwanasikana such as the Safe Cities for Women and Girls Campaign, Men As Role Models Campaign, Churches Uniting to Fight Against Rape among others.

10. Have been producing the Annual Reports and other important publications for Shamwari Yemwanasikana since 2016.

11. Developed an Advocacy Centre – which is a central library that stores vital information on women and girls for the benefit of the locally based girls in the community.

12. Designed and produced the Good and Bad Touch series of manuals by Girl Child Network. These assisted young girls to be able to know their anatomy and prevent sexual abuse.

13. Appeared on various media platforms including the Voice of America and in newspapers championing the cause of girl child and women’s empowerment.

Education and Training

Professional Qualifications

1. Currently studying Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with University of the People – an accredited online American University

2. Also studying Diploma in Project Management with ALISON

3. National Foundation Certificate in Electronic Data Processing (HEXCO)


4. Certificate in Raising Your Voice with the Women Thrive Alliance, 2017

Academic Qualifications

“A” LEVEL November Examinations “3” A Level Passes, 2006

“O” LEVEL November ZIMSEC Examinations ‘’7’’ O Level Passes, 2004

Employment and Work Experience

Programmes Development and Fundraising Manager (Volunteer) – (Shamwari YeMwanasikana- Friend of the Girl Child) current

•Preparation of Proposal Checklist and Donor checklist

•Designing of implementation work plan and close monitoring of implementation of events on the calendar of events

•Ensure development and maintenance of donor/partner cultivation plans for all key donors and partners, delegating to other members of the Management team as required and keeping track of progress.

•Ensure that all contractual donor requirements are met and delivered to the highest standard including financial and narrative reporting.

•Coordinate the donor reporting process, to ensure high quality reports are submitted on time that demonstrate impact and programme learning

•Coordinating and ensure a strong, distinct public brand for SYS with the media, the public and stakeholders.

•Oversight of website and online content, activities, meetings and events to raise the profile and visibility of the organisation as the youth-led development experts in Zimbabwe.

•Build relationships with local media to showcase our work.

•Coordinate production of annual report, quarterly newsletter as well as other publications and research.

•Training and mentoring of staff in private sector partnership, fundraising, grant management, marketing & communications, project cycle management and relationship-building.

•Coordination of all staff in private sector partnerships, fundraising, partnerships and marketing efforts.

•Conducting monthly line management meetings and performance management reviews (as required) with staff managed


January 2016 – December 2017 (VOLUNTEER)

-Program design and implementation

-Proposal writing

-Staff management

-Department Monitoring and Evaluation

-Project management

-World’s Children’s Prize Foundation Project Implementation

Senior Master (Sunrise Academy) - a privately owned college

16 June 2015 to 31 December 2015

- Responsible for overall student affairs including handling disciplinary matters as well as curriculum implementation and evaluation.

School Teacher (Edu-Saints College) - a registered privately owned college

1 October 2014 to 31 December 2014

- Mainly responsible for curriculum implementation and evaluation.

Communications Manager (Shamwari YeMwanasikana- Friend of the Girl Child) -a donor-funded, non- profit making, non-governmental and community based developmental organization that seeks to promote the rights and empowerment of the girl child in the home, school and community.

1 June 2013 to 30 September 2014

- Core duties included producing a monthly magazine, writing donor project proposals and reports, managing the organizational social media, being the brand manager for the organisation, being the official spokesperson for the organisation, developing I.E.C. materials, managing the organisational website and all communication channels including the media.

Program Officer: Education and Basic Needs (Girl Child Network-GCN Zimbabwe)

1 October 2010 to 11 April 2012

Duties included:

- Conducting school needs assessment for girls leading to the identification of orphaned, underprivileged and vulnerable girls as well as survivors of child rights violation so as to provide or increase access to education.

- Developing and updating school fees, school uniforms, school stationery and subsistence Databases for over 500 beneficiaries (girls) nationwide.

- Documenting departmental data including monthly and annual statistics.

- Writing and presenting departmental and donor reports.

- Developing departmental Monthly Work plans and Calendar of Events.

- Offering guidance and counselling to beneficiaries and their families/guardians.

Information Documentation and Dissemination Officer (Girl Child Network-GCN Zimbabwe) GCN Zimbabwe is an internationally acclaimed and accredited non-profit making, non-governmental organization whose main mandate is to identify girls who are at risk of abuse, orphaned, vulnerable, underprivileged and survivors of child abuse as well as child rights violation particularly the right to education and justice who are below the age of 18 years so as to effectively assist them accordingly.

1 February 2007 to 30 September 2010

Duties included:

- Producing a monthly newsflash.

- Information gathering and research.

- Documentation of organizational information.

- Updating the organizational website

- Monitoring and responding to media coverage of gender, child abuse, HIV and AIDS.

- Publicizing the organization to different stakeholders through representation in seminars, workshops, meetings and different gatherings.

- Planning and facilitating of HIV and AIDS, Gender and Sexual Abuse awareness campaigns and workshops for target beneficiaries in society.

- Production of information dissemination materials such as pamphlets, T-Shirts, brochures, etc.

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy listening to music, reading, socialising with friends and travelling


The Founding Director

Shamwari Yemwanasikana – Exclusive Friend of the Girl Child

Ms. Ekenia Chifamba

5 Chesterfield Road Avonlea Marlborough Harare


Tel: +263*********

The Programmes and Policy Manager

Action Aid International Zimbabwe

Ms Betty Sithole

20 Divine Road Milton Park Harare Zimbabwe


Tel: +263 4 788122-5

Mobile: +263***-***-***

The Regional Students Quality Assurance Manager Zimbabwe Open University

Mr Douglas Gasva

Bulawayo Zimbabwe


Tel: +263-***-*****/21808

Mobile: +263-***-***-***

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