Communications Specialist

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Job Description

Overview

Purpose;

The Communications Specialist will provide technical input in developing and implementing a communication and branding strategy for the Project and partners as applicable. The position will require a very flexible, innovative and experienced person in promoting communications to steer behavioural change and adoption of best practices in unique market settings.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a communications and branding strategy in line with marking and branding guidelines and ensure communications consistency among different stakeholders.
  • Liaise with the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Director of MEL, and the Institutional Strengthening Lead and Specialist to identify and design key communications materials and disseminate them to identified audiences.
  • Manage outreach campaigns. S/he will collaborate with Communications, subcontractor, on communications campaigns and social media engagements.
  • Lead the design and development of creative communication and marketing products – presentations, briefings, etc. that will support outreach campaigns, support Project objectives, and contribute to the desired market changes.
  • Support technical activities related to social behavior change communications advocacy with communications and social media outreach.
  • Provide support to the Project team in developing technical written deliverables for submission to including quarterly and annual reports.
  • Additional communications support as required.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Postgraduate degree in communications, journalism, or related, relevant subject7+ years’ work experience and at least 5 years of demonstrated experience in the Communication component of a development program, markets systems program, private enterprise, or media house.
  • Ability to transform technical / research/M&E reports and other program documents into lively, attractive products as blogs, newsletters, photo journals, success stories, press materials, quarterly reports, and briefs.
  • Experience collaborating and communicating to public sector and Industry Association Organizations to promote use and adoption of best practices.
  • Excellent and demonstrable communication and presentation skills in English (written and spoken)

Method of Application

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Precision Recruitment International (PRI) is a privately owned recruitment company with offices in Zambia, Zimbabwe (HQ) and Mozambique. It has positioned itself to provide high quality recruitment services by acquiring the best possible prospects and placements. It does this by pro-actively building relationships with people in developing industries in the various regional countries. PRI uses a wide range of techniques that include specified 'search and selection' methods and contingent-based recruitment techniques.