Basic Info

Blessing Marawu

8 years

Harare, Zimbabwe

Bachelor's Degree

Manager

Work Experience

Program Cordinator at Restless Development

Experience Details

Program Cordinator

Project/Program Management

Manager

Coordinate programme design, implementation and review – engaging all
stakeholders in each stage;
 Working with young people to identify viable projects to implement to
improve the lives of young people in the district;
 Coordinate relevant programmatic partnerships in the districts to deliver on
key strategic areas for the organisation, contribute to National priorities and
development agenda
 Engage relevant stakeholders (government, NGO, CBO and community) to
ensure young people are consulted on key issues that affect them
 Deliver relevant training to young people that will empower them to make
informed decisions on issues that affect their lives and their communities
 Build capacity of relevant stakeholders in programme management for
sustainability


Company Details

Restless Development

Harare, Zimbabwe

51-100 employees

Non-Profit Organizations

www.restlessdevelopment.org

Feb 2013 to Sep 2016 (3 years 7 months)
Field and Extension Coordinator at Fintrac and Capsicum Company

Experience Details

Field and Extension Coordinator

Education/Teaching, Training/Instructor

Manager

• Manage and extension all areas of farmer plots and loan management
• Co-coordinating field programming- Resource allocation and personnel activities
• Facilitating training of trainers (TOT’s) involved in farmer training for sustainable implementation at local level (AGRITEX/Lead farmers)
• Monitor farmer food security and gross margin per unit of land economy among other indicators
• Providing technical and extension services to farmers on bean and paprika contract farming
• Market linkages with other stake holders who are interested in buying excess produce


Company Details

Fintrac and Capsicum Company

Gwanda, Zimbabwe

51-100 employees

Agriculture/Fishing/Farming

www.fintrac.org

Jan 2012 to Dec 2012 (11 months)
Agriculture Project Manager at CARITAS Harare

Experience Details

Agriculture Project Manager

Project/Program Management

Manager

• Curriculum development in business, technical and leadership.
• Agricultural advise to IDPs projects
• Water and sanitation program management in IDP camp
• OVC feeding program management
• Enhancing farmer market intelligence through leaders’ tours to market.
• Farmer exposure through look and learn tours
• Market partner identification and selection
• coordinating livestock and seed and input fairs
• Documentation-MSC stories, videos and radio programs


Company Details

CARITAS Harare

Goromonzi, Zimbabwe

11-50 employees

Agriculture/Fishing/Farming

N/A

Jan 2011 to Dec 2011 (11 months)
Agronomist Area Manager at Ministry of Agriculture Zimbabwe

Experience Details

Agronomist Area Manager

Project/Program Management

Manager

• Collaborate with clients (e.g. farmers, agricultural businesses, rural industries) in order to identify and evaluate business and technical requirements.
• Advise clients in areas such as feeding and health maintenance of livestock, growing and harvesting practices, choice of machinery and equipment, etc.
• Solve problems (e.g. nutrient disorders in plants and livestock, management of weeds and plant diseases) and create solutions, including organizing and conducting field trials.
• Assist clients with business planning, planning applications, government grant applications and new business ventures.
• Schedule and make regular visits to clients.
• Collect and analyse data, crop yield and financial reports to measure clients' performance.
• Gather relevant information (e.g. as requested by clients) and keep up to date with any relevant developments.
• Conduct classes or deliver lectures, presentations and demonstrations on subjects such as farming techniques, business management and new regulations.
• Prepare and distribute leaflets, pamphlets and visual aids for educational and informational purposes.


Company Details

Ministry of Agriculture Zimbabwe

Seke, Zimbabwe

501-1000 employees

Agriculture/Fishing/Farming

www.moa.gov.zw

Oct 2005 to Jan 2011 (5 years 3 months)
Field Officer at Humana People to People

Experience Details

Field Officer

Project/Program Management

Entry Level

• Providing technical and extension services to farmers
• Work with local partners and government officials to implement the project
• Involved in the projects implementation, monitoring and evaluation
• Helping farmers to present their produce at agricultural shows
• Assessing farmer’s knowledge on major agricultural issues and identifying their training needs.
• Distribution of inputs to beneficiaries
• Creating a database for beneficiaries
• Vocational training


Company Details

Humana People to People

Shamva, Zimbabwe

501-1000 employees

Agriculture/Fishing/Farming

www.humanapeopletopeople.org

Oct 2003 to Apr 2004 (6 months)

Education

BSc in Horticulture

Education Details

BSc

Horticulture, Agriculture

Womens University in Africa, Zimbabwe

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

communication plant biology pest and pathogens soil science Agriculture biochemistry Genetics horticulture crop production statistics entomology Breeding Olericulture floriculture

Fruit and plantation production Plant nutrition Marketing Small business development and entrepreneurship Extension methods managerial decision making weed science seed science and technogy

Womens University in Africa
2006 - 2009
Vocational in National Certificate in Horticulture

Education Details

Vocational

National Certificate in Horticulture

Chipinge College of Horticulture, Zimbabwe

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

Principles Of Horticulture Pla

N/A

Chipinge College of Horticulture
2004 - 2005
High School - Other

High School Details

Other

Bumburwi High School

Zimbabwe

2001

C / Good / 65 - 75%

English Language Integrated Science geography Agriculture Woodwork Shona Mathematics

Bumburwi High School
2001

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

National Foundation Certificate Ornamental Horticulture

Dec 2003

Ponesai Vanhu Technical College

Ornamental Horticulture floriculture lawns shrubs Hedges

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Self-assesed Skills

Languages

English

English

: Fluent

: Advanced

: Advanced

: Advanced

Tools and Technologies

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

: Advanced

: High

:

3-5 years

Fields of Expertise

Agriculture

Agriculture

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Horticulture

Horticulture

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

3-5 years

financial managenment

financial managenment

: Intermediate

: High

:

3-5 years

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