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Communications and Advocacy Officer: OVC Project - Christian Blind Mission

Location: Harare
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

Job Description

Job Summary

The purpose of the position is to enhance the visibility of the consortium through publications, social media, web-based platforms and other media outlets. The Communications and Advocacy Officer will support networking and stakeholder engagement as part of the OVC Project branding and visibility. He/she will support the program team in documenting stories of significant change. The Communications & Advocacy Officer will report to the Program Officer OVC Project

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Support development of communication plans and activities.
  • Develop newsletters and other publications.
  • Facilitate stakeholder engagement and networking.
  • Work closely and support the team in coordinating stories of significant change and supporting the consortium on communication and documentation.
  • Drafting and editing materials that speak about the Consortiums activities
  • Collecting data and maintaining the consortiums communications database.
  • Drafting and editing communications copies (press releases, publications)
  • Organizing and coordinating networking events (particularly disability- related events)
  • Support IEC and training material development, ensuring the materials are accessible and meet branding guidelines and expected quality
  • Provide support to advocacy work disability-inclusion

Qualifications And Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Media and Society Studies, Communications, International Relations or related field
  • Proven experience in communications, media relations
  • Three years’ experience working in a Communications & Advocacy related role
  • Familiarity with disability-inclusive development work
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (word, excel, PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Flexible, proactive and resourceful with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities and meet tight deadlines in a rapidly changing environment
  • Appreciation of communication materials in accessible formats

How To Apply

Submit your Curriculum Vitae and application letter via email to: recruitment.zimbabwe@cbm.org clearly indicating “Communications and Advocacy Officer’’ on the subject of the email. Indicate expected salary in the application letter. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 13 October 2022

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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