Communication Officer

WorldFish, Lusaka, Zambia

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationMonitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st July, 2015


Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop internal and external communication strategies
  • Oversee the implementation of these strategies
  • Monitor and evaluate communication activities
  • Develop communication materials that support policy influencing
  • Raise awareness of the project and its outputs with policy makers, partners and funder
  • Conduct capacity strengthening on communication for influencing policy

Skill Requirements:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in Communications or Journalism
  • More than 4 years relevant work experience in communications, media relations, journalism or development communications
  • Strong English language and editing skills required (Please submit writing samples)
  • Media relations experience preferred, with focus on communications for policy influence
  • Experienced in developing working relationships with a range of stakeholders at the local and national level
  • Able to work within tight deadlines and deal with pressure situations
  • Sound judgment, effective decision-making and personal accountability
  • Possess the ability to identify potential issues and provide solutions
  • Reliable, confident and enthusiastic with excellent organizational skills
  • Highly collaborative and team oriented

Desired

  • Knowledge of how gender relations influence the effectiveness of communications in Africa
  • Ability to work in French and/or Portuguese
     

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