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Zimbabwe Centre for High Performance Computing (ZCHPC)

The Zimbabwe Centre for High performance computing (ZCHPC) was created through Statutory Instrument 168 of 2019, the Manpower Planning and Development (Zimbabwe Centre for High Performance Computing), Regulations, 2019

Job Vacancies April 2023

The ZCHPC is recruiting the following:

  • Accountant x 1 Post
  • Research Scientist – Weather and Climate Modelling x 1 Post


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all accounting transactions
  • Prepare budget forecasts
  • Publish financial statements in time
  • Handle monthly, quarterly and annual closings
  • Reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Ensure timely bank payments
  • Compute taxes and prepare tax returns
  • Manage balance sheets and profit/loss statements
  • Report on the company’s financial health and liquidity
  • Audit financial transactions and documents
  • Reinforce financial data confidential and conduct database backups when necessary
  • Comply with financial policies and regulations

Qualifications, experience and attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent;
  • Minimum 2 years’ of accounting/finance experience;
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel);
  • Ability to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions;
  • Ability to work well with management and staff at all levels
  • Goal oriented, organise team player


Primary responsibilities will be to assist researchers to use the ZCHPC cluster for their research projects. The Research Scientist will interact with researchers, university students and staff throughout the cycle of research to provide technical and scientific computing support in Weather and Climate modelling domain. The successful candidate will be a continuous learner, preferably someone currently working on a computing intensive research which needs HPC usage.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing support necessary to researchers’ projects, data processing, analysis, and modeling requirements;
  • Working with researchers to understand portions of their research dependent on, or could be improved by usage of the ZCHPC cluster;
  • Effectively mentoring and communicating HPC related information and knowledge to all related researchers;
  • Following weather and climate modelling global trends in HPC research and tailor them to suit our needs as a nation;
  • Developing a growth plan and program for research carried out using the ZCHPC system to scale research to solve Zimbabwe’s socio-economic challenges;
  • Identifying users’ training needs; design and teach workshops as needed;
  • Identifying of potential collaborations among researchers and areas where HPC usage would make notable improvements;
  • Creating and maintain ZCHPC documentation, user guides, FAQs relevant to the Weather and Climate modelling domain;
  • Identifying and recommend system policy changes in order to effectively offer optimal level of user environment and experience;
  • Install, monitor and maintain user requested HPC software;
  • Leading support for parallel and serial programming, libraries, utilities, code porting, debugging, and optimization.


  • Master’s or doctorate degrees in Weather and Climate modeling or equivalent;
  • Ability to collaborate with scientists, engineers, and sponsors;
  • The ability to conduct independent and significant research and a demonstrated research capability with a publication record in the Weather and Climate modelling area;
  • Experience in software development in the area of research;
  • Flexibility in research assignments and the ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms;
  • Previous experience mentoring students and/or postdocs in parallel computing.


The Director

Zimbabwe Centre for High Performance Computing

High Performance Computing Centre Building

University of Zimbabwe

630 Churchill Avenue,

Mount Pleasant,



or email to:

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews.

For further Information about the posts and how to apply use the following link:

Closing Date for for applications is 20 April 2023


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