Zambia Development Agency
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Manager – Communications and Public Relations

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The Zambia Development Agcncy (ZDA). established under secuon 4 of the ZDA Act Number 11 of 2006 is an organization responsible for fostering economic growth and development by promoting trade and investment in Zambia.

The Agency is seeking high ly qualified and self-motivated individuals to fill the following vacancy:

  • Reporting to the Director General he/she will ensure to develop and enhance the image of ZDA to internal and external stakeholders by planning, implementing and monitoring public relations programs and activities of the Agency.
  • Define and implement functional communications plans, implement the corporate communications strategy, in order to maintain and enhance the visibility for and reputation of the Agency, and support networking activities, ensuring alignment with Agency’s strategy:
  • Provide advice and support and contribute to the design and implementation of the Director General Office plans, ensuring compliance with wider Agency’s and communications strategy and taking into account the national context and audience to develop appropriate, effective communications
  • Plan and execute communications campaigns that favourably impact the views of the public, opinion leaders and government in order to raise Agency’s profile and support service activities
  • Ensure effective design and delivery of communications products that effectively convey the desired message to targeted audience(s) and prepare press releases, media briefs, talking points and Agency visibility materials reports and maintain and update information on the ZDA website.
  • Oversee a contact list or journalists and media outlets, and ensure a regular flow of news/information about Agency’s work is distributed to the media, reputation risks are identified and managed, media enquiries and information is explained in a compelling way
  • Facilitate and oversee the generating of a range of specific visibility content including, text, photos, videos and audio for use across arrange of integrated online platforms
  • Build and maintain effective partnerships and collaborations (internally and externally) through extensive networking to align activities, and enhance understanding and support for Agency programmes: and
  • Evaluate opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships and advertising on an on-going basis.

Qualifications / Experience/ Skills:

  • Degree in Mass Communication; Marketing or equivalent professional qualification
  • Additional qualification in Economics or Branding:
  • Six (6) years’ experience, three of which should have been at management level:
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing, proofreading and editing skills
  • Drive, competence, flexibility and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent organisational and tune management skills with the ability to multitask and cope with pressure
  • Creativity, imagination and digital skills: creative ability to devise communication strategies.
  • Familiarity with information technology, especially digital and video means of communication, is essential: and
  • Good teamwork, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Method of Application

All applications must be clearly marked and accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of qualifications and provide at least three referees, and send to:

The Acting Director Finance and Administration,

Zambia Development Agency,

Privatisation House,

Nasser Road,

PO Box-30819,

Lusaka.

Or

Email:

Application deadline
5 May 15:00
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