Documentation and Communications Officer

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Position: 4 – Documentation and Communications Officer

Department: Programmes

Location: National Secretariat

Reports to: Programmes Manager

Employment period:

3 years, renewable subject to performance

Key responsibilities and tasks

Coordinate information dissemination on the bursary Program

Manage Information on programmes related issues

Coordinate stakeholder and public relations with regards to the organisation

Participate in the design, formulation, management, execution, monitoring and evaluation of a communications strategy

Identify and develop content for media stories for the programme.

Work with programme leads to identify case studies/ success stories and other content for media and documentation.

Contribute to the content and design of FAWEZA’s communication, visibility and promotion materials such as flyers, newsletters, posters and similar materials.

Develop relationships with local/national/regional/international media outlets and journalists in order to increase the visibility of the program.

Ensure consistent language and messaging across all FAWEZA’s output and communication channels.

Develop radio broadcasts / pod casts as well as videos for TV and social Media.

Deliver training on communications to employees as necessary

Report on communication activities and impact to senior management

Design and widely disseminate the programme Newsletter

Provide real time material for upload on all information outlets, including the organizational website, facebook, twitter, etc

Draft timely press releases on matters relating to all programme activities for management approval and dissemination

Produce reports detailing media appearance under programmes

Qualifications and competencies

At least five years experience in a similar role in an NGO environment

Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or related discipline.

Excellent writing and editorial skills

Demonstrated skills in newsletter design added advantage

Excellent analytical, communication skills as well as problem identification and solving skills.

Ability to organize own work and work independently

Strong interpersonal and team-player skills.

Proficiency report writing, excel and computer skills

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should send their cover letters and CVs demonstrating suitability for employment with three traceable referees

Addressed to: The Executive Director, FAWEZA National Secretariat, Plot 6680 Chiwalamabwe Road, P.O. Box 37695, Lusaka. Applications should be sent by EMAIL ONLY. At this stage DO NOT attach academic qualifications.

FAWEZA is an equal opportunity employer.

Application deadline
29 Feb 15:00