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Governance

In line with the organization’s constitution the JHWO board consists of technical experts with skills and expertise ranging from medical, legal, social work and accounting among other key expertise. As well as the involvement of the Child advisory board to ensure children advise on how the organization should plan and implement child based activities.

Functions of the Board

Duties of the executive committee

  1. The executive committee shall determine policies, procedures and operational systems to be persuade within Jointed Hands Welfare Organisation.
  2. The executive committee shall ensure that such policies are being transmitted through out Jointed Hands Welfare Organisation.
  3. The executive shall provide for and determine the general allocation of resources and be the custodian of all assets of Jointed Hands Welfare Organization.
  4. The Executive shall employ the directorate to run the day to day activities of the organization
Key Expertise Member’s Profiles

Medical

Dr Viola Matunhu is a holder of a PhD, a Master’s of Science in Human Resources Management, a BSc in Nursing Sciences (Health Services Management and Community Health and several health related diplomas and certificates. She has worked for Midlands State University since 2001 and has risen through the ranks to the position of Dean of Students.

She sits on several professional committees and is a member of the Zimbabwe Nurses Association, the International Commission on Occupational Health and the SADC-National University of Lesotho HIV and AIDS Project. She is a multiskilled cadre who has, set up the Midlands State University peer educator programme, Initiated and developed the Midlands State University HIV/AIDS Policy, Founded the Midlands State University Young Women Leadership Association, Established the Health Information Centre, established a Health Magazine for the University, Initiated the formation of the University/Colleges Community Nurses Association, Co-organizer of the December 2013 SAYWHAT- Midlands State University International Conference on Sex and Sexuality among Students in Tertiary Institutions.

Legal

Alaska Mafuka is a practicing paralegal practitioner with Legal Resources Foundation for 5 years. He is a holder of certificates in negotiation, mediation and mobilization. Mafuka comes in with a wealth of experience in handling cases that occur in various communities. He sits in district committees in Gwanda such as the District AIDS Action Committee, Social services and Child Protection Committee

Child Youth

Kudakwashe Chihota is a member of the Zimbabwe junior parliament he serves as the Junior Chief Justice. He brings to the JHWO board child leaderships skills & enhances the voice of child participation in both the organisational & the national structures.

Ex- Officio Directorate

The Director is the current and inaugural Chairperson of the Southern Africa TB in Mines regional Coordinating Mechanism, representing Zimbabwe, sits on the CCM representing NGOs in HIV and AIDS, and is Chairperson of the CCM TB committee and sits in the Management, HR and Ethics Committee, he is the outgoing Chairperson of Zimbabwe AIDS Network, and led its turnaround, he is in the NANGO board representing the Health and HIV sector and is the Chair and co- founder of the Advocacy Core Team – a group of organisations that meaningfully engaged PEPFAR in the COP processes since 2010, leading to significant changes in the impact of the PEPFAR grants. He has participated in the strategic plans of the country and was part of the core writing team for the TB concept note and the HIV incentive funding Concept Note under the Global Fund supported country grants. Also co-authored the Swaziland HIV/TB concept note, and led the Civil Society advocacy charters in Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Zambia and Malawi, while leading country dialogues in Zimbabwe and Swaziland. At local level, he is the Vice Chairperson of the ECOZI and Treasurer for the ZNCWC.

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Upcoming Events

Positive Action: PMTCT Feb - May

Feb - May

JHWO will be conducting trainings in the following wards in Lower Gweru 1,2,3,4,5 and Gwanda wards 1 to 24.
 

Positive Action: PMTCT May - Nov

May - Nov

Join JHWO as it conducts Focus group Discussions in Lower Gweru wards 1 to 5, Gwanda 1 to 24.
 

Day of the African Child

June 16

JHWO joins the rest of the continent in honoring those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976
 

16 Days of Activism against G.B.V

November 25

JHWO shall participate in the 16 days of activism against G.B.V at district , provincial and national level
 

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