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Advocacy and Private Sector Linkages Specialist - Bantwana Zimbabwe

Location: Harare
Hiring Organisation: Bantwana Zimbabwe
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

Job Description

The Advocacy and Private Sector Linkages Specialist is responsible for advocacy and private sector engagements for sustainability in OVC programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To broaden the BZ project’s private sector networks and create new public-private partnerships (PPPs) that can contribute to the sustainability of OVC programming and services during and after the project.
  • Implement evidence-driven advocacy activities aligned with the OVC program.
  • Develop a private sector engagement plan in the context of the OVC program and specific inputs into the project portfolio where opportunities for private sector engagement exists.
  • Build and maintain relationships with private sector.
  • Create a systematic, process-driven approach to partner outreach and relationship management with governments, development partners, industry and other civil society organizations.
  • Collaborate with the different thematic leads to conceptualise, implement and report the results with a focus on communications and advocacy.
  • Set up and run the affairs of a national advisory group of industry captains and philanthropists.
  • Identify key policy gaps for forming socially-oriented public- private partnerships and recommend changes.
  • Identify external and internal stakeholders, including the mass media and deliver a communication strategy using key channels and messages to engage these audiences in respect to the Project’s outcomes and objectives as well as reporting on its activities.
  • Represent Bantwana Zimbabwe at various district and national level technical working group meetings
  • Organization of publicity, advocacy, knowledge-sharing events and promotional opportunities.
  • Engage key stakeholders/partners, donors, and decision makers, in high-level policy and advocacy, forums, meetings and events.
  • Champion report writing for project progress
  • Identify, document, and share best practise and success stories

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in Communications, Advocacy, Public Relations or related fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in advocacy, communication and private sector engagements.
  • Proven experience in leading advocacy work is desirable.
  • Strong working knowledge of social media platforms, websites and communication processes is desirable.
  • Previous work experience in USAID/PEPFAR funded projects is an added advantage.

How to Apply

To apply for these positions, please submit a cover letter, CV, and three references (including name, organization, phone number, and email address) with position title in the subject line to link: 

BZ is an equal opportunity employer. The application deadline is 29 November 2022. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

BZ has a zero tolerance policy on child abuse, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment and any form of discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, age and any other such distinguishing characteristics.

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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