PELUM Zambia
Posted Job
5 months ago

Communications Officer

This listings application deadline has expired so it is probably out of date

View all jobs →

Project: Knowledge Hub for Organic Agriculture in Southern Africa

Role: Communications Officer

Contracting body: PELUM ZAMBIA

Report to: The KH ZAMBIA Country Project Manager and work under the leadership KH SA Communication’s Manager based at the Sustainability Institute

Contract terms: [50% time] role; fixed-term contract from JANUARY 2021 to October 2021 (10) months), renewal optional (based on extension of KH activities) and performance-based

Project overview

The Knowledge Hub for Organic Agriculture in Southern Africa (KH SA) is a collaborative country-led partnership forming part of the Knowledge Centers for Organic Agriculture (KCOA) project. The KH SA project aims to scale up adoption of organic farming practices in the Southern African region over a four-year period (2019 – 2023). The KCOA comprise four other regional hubs: the North African knowledge hub, West African knowledge hub, East African knowledge hub and Central Africa knowledge hub.

This is an indicator-led development project, with the indicators provided by the KCOA project. The strategy is thus to organise activities in each country in a manner that is appropriate to the context and the needs of that country, while also addressing the regional needs and achieving the goals and objectives of the project. The objectives of the project will be achieved through the following three outputs:

  • Output 1: Validated technical and methodological knowledge for the promotion of organic agriculture, including processing, is prepared for the context of the participating countries and stakeholder groups.
  • Output 2: Validated knowledge, strategies and good practices in the field of organic agriculture, adapted to the contexts of the countries participating in the regional knowledge hubs, have been disseminated.
  • Output 3: Key actors in the organic agriculture value chains of the participating countries in the five regions are networking in an exemplary manner.
  • Southern Africa (KH SA) region is under the leadership of the Sustainability Institute who work in cooperation with in-country partners – PELUM in Zambia, the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) in partnership with the Namibia Organics Association (NOA) in Namibia, and the South African Organic Sector Organisation (SAOSO) in partnership with PGS-SA in South Africa. The in-country partner/s in Malawi will be established later in the year.
  • The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
  • In-country partner overview

PELUM Zambia: Legal form: Established in 1998, PELUM Zambia is a membership-based network of civil society and non-profit organisations, academic and research institutions and individuals. PELUM Zambia is registered under the NGO Act of 1990 (registration number RNGO/101/0719/17) as a non- profit organisation with an independent Board of Trustees.

  • Institutional goals: PELUM Zambia is part of the PELUM Association, a regional network found in 12 countries. Their main goal is to promote sustainable organic agriculture practices, sustainable use of natural resources and improved livelihoods for marginalised people. This is done through capacity building of member organisations, research, advocacy, awareness creation and networking.

Job description

Under the guidance of the PELUM ZAMBIA KH in-country Project Manager and reporting to both the SI Communications Manager, the Communications Officer will undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Develop an organisational communications strategy aligned for PELUM ZAMBIA to the existing regional strategy, including confirming key stakeholders, communication channels and messaging. This will be undertaken with support from the Communications Manager.
  • Draft a communications action plan setting out key activities, timelines and responsibilities for implementation, with support from the Communications Manager.
  • Liaise with the Communications Manager about marketing material and communication outputs related to project milestones and key activities, and implement decisions made.
  • Oversee and manage the production of key communication products developed as part of the project, their translation and dissemination
  • Undertake agreed-on daily, weekly and monthly communication activities, including social media posting, drafting of press releases, feature articles and blog posts for approval by the KH SA Project Director and Communications Manager.
  • Manage the PELUM ZAMBIA database and send regular communications through the Majestic Communications platform
  • Find ways in which to expand awareness of the project and activities/ achievements of PELUM ZAMBIA and reach key stakeholders, and on approval, implement relevant communication activities.
  • Participate in the communications hub facilitated by the Communications Manager to supply inputs on project activities and possible communication opportunities.
  • Manage all communication outputs in a central Google Drive.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated English written and presentation skills.
  • Prior working experience in the communications field, including strategy, marketing, social media and advocacy work.
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum three years’ proven work experience.
  • Good social skills, able to work in teams and be willing to travel.
  • Familiarity and working experience in the agricultural sector, including livestock and fisheries sector, in Southern Africa, with a focus on ecological organic agriculture is a decided advantage for this position.
  • The following additional skills would be an advantage:
  • Familiar with Agriculture (including livestock) of the sub-region (South Africa). Demonstrated working knowledge of ecological organic agriculture in South Africa.
  • Familiarity of Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS)
  • Command of English

Method of Application

Applicants to submit a 2-page CV plus references and motivating cover letter. All applications and queries to be sent to the email below:

Application deadline
17 Jan 11:06
You may be interested in...
Umoyo Natural Health
Umoyo Natural Health
Natural health
Health Connection Wholefoods Dehusked Buckwheat Gluten-Free  500g  image
$4.49
Buy on Shopbwana
Health Connection Wholefoods Dehusked Buckwheat Gluten-Free 500g
Seeds & Grains Food
Health Connection Wholefoods
Buckwheat is by its nature gluten-free, high in energy and a source of complete protein. These whole buckwheat kernels are delicious cooked as an alternative to rice or pasta.
Jewel of Africa
Jewel of Africa
Jewellery and watches
Yellow Gold Green Tourmaline & Morganite  Pendant image
$4,778
Buy on Shopbwana
The elegant green gem can be worn day or night. Pair with bright hues and shine in the sunlight or wear as a statement under the moonlight. Green tourmaline brings beautiful loving energy that invites happiness and peace to its wearer
Umoyo Natural Health
Umoyo Natural Health
Natural health
Health Connection Wholefoods  Cacao Chia Oats  300g  image
$6.29
Buy on Shopbwana
Health Connection Wholefoods Cacao Chia Oats 300g
Seeds & Grains Food
Health Connection Wholefoods
Quick-cooking vegan and kosher oats with a cacao flavour and creamy texture. This great tasting healthy superfood contains Oats (72%), cacao nibs (8%), chia seeds (8%), flaxseed powder, hemp powder, cacao powder.
Umoyo Natural Health
Umoyo Natural Health
Natural health
Health Connection Wholefoods  Maca Chia Oats  300g image
$6.29
Buy on Shopbwana
Health Connection Wholefoods Maca Chia Oats 300g
Seeds & Grains Food
Health Connection Wholefoods
Quick-cooking natural & vegan oats with a sweet malty flavour and creamy texture. Maca plants are typically grown at high altitude in South America. The Bulbous roots are dried and ground to produce a powder wish that has a slightly sweet, malty taste. Maca was used for centuries by the Inca peoples to enhance energy levels and stamina
Umoyo Natural Health
Umoyo Natural Health
Natural health
Health Connection Wholefoods  Stevia Tablets image
$7.19
Buy on Shopbwana
Health Connection Wholefoods Stevia Tablets
Sugar & Sweeteners
Health Connection Wholefoods
A great organic and kosher sugar replacement for your favourite beverages. Stevia is used as a non-nutritive sweetener and herbal supplement. A non-nutritive sweetener is one that contains little to no calories. Stevia is used as a healthful alternative to added sugar in many meals and beverages.
Tamboja Cake & Bake Unlimited image
Tamboja Cake & Bake Unlimited
Food and Groceries
Cafe
Bakery
Lusaka
+4 locations
Founded in 2015, Tamboja Cake & Bake Unlimited started out as a small scale supplier of baking aids for cake bakers in Lusaka. But the company soon discovered a demand for their products from all over the country, as well as a market for a number of other items related to more advanced baking - edible decoration, edible printing baking tools etc. Today, Tamboja Cake and Bake Unlimited supplies everything you might need for your home baking or your professional cake baking challenges.
Study Connect International image
Study Connect International
University
Immigration consultants
Secondary school
Lusaka
Study Connect gives straightforward advice on international study for private boarding schools through to universities, helping self-funded students secure places abroad. Complete their free assessment form to get started. Study Connect International will first understand your options, then manage your applications. They will advise on visas; provide information on accommodation and travel; and connect you with current students. Study Connect has relevant connections in UK, Australia, Canada, China, Mauritius, Netherlands, USA and more.
Walter Genius Couriers Ltd image
Walter Genius Couriers Ltd
Freight and forwarding
Postal and Courier
+2
Lusaka
+8 locations
Walter Genius Couriers offers professional freight and forwarding, customs clearance, postal courier as well as home and office removal services. The company offers international inbound and outbound freight services by road and air. Walter Genius Couriers is dedicated to delivering quality and professional services with confidence in vastly under-serviced areas. The company prides itself in offering transportation intelligence to businesses using both domestic expertise, and regional and international partnership networks.
The Tansi Kitchen image
The Tansi Kitchen
Catering
Bakery
Chongwe
Lusaka
Whether you need some quick meals-for-one or a sumptuous spread for a special occasion, secure your meal delivery slot today and let The Tansi Kitchen do the cooking for you! You can choose from a wide variety of freshly cooked artisan pastas as well as baked goods, and have them delivered to your home or office (currently Lusaka only). This company is committed to providing the most versatile and flexible selection of healthy and delicious meals. All orders have a flat delivery fee of just $5.00.
Boss Aluminium & Construction image
Boss Aluminium & Construction
Aluminium windows and doors
Property improvement
Lusaka
Ndola
UNDER CONSTRUCTION/////Designers, manufacturers and installers of a wide range of innovative, functional, and stylish aluminium windows, doors, shop fronts, partitions, ceilings, wardrobes, kitchen cabinets... These products and fittings are highly durable and unlike many other types of metals, they will not rust over time. This means you are guaranteed a product that will never rust or corrode over the years. For the doors and windows, you will receive a superior level of security, thanks to the unbreakable strength that aluminium offers. Boss Aluminium & Construction will work with you to make sure you get exactly what it is you want, optimised for the scale of production that you need.