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Manager Communications & Public Relations

The Zambia Development Agency (ZLA), established under Section 4 of the ZDA Act No. 11 of 2006 is an organization responsible for fostering economic growth and development by promoting trade and investment in Zambia. The Agency is seeking highly qualified and self-motivated individuals to fill the following vacancies:

Job Purpose

  • The job holder will develop and enhance the image of the Agency to internal and external stakeholders by planning, implementing and monitoring public relations programs and activities of the Agency.

Duties

  • Provide advice and support and contribute to the design and implementation of the Director General Office plans, ensuring compliance with wider Agency’s.
  • Develop a communications strategy and taking into account the national context and audience develop appropriate, effective and efficient communication tools.
  • Plan and execute communications campaigns that favorably impact the views of the public, opinion leaders and Government.
  • Ensure effective design and delivery of communications products that effectively convey the desired message to targeted audience, prepare press releases, media briefs, talking points and Agency visibility materials, reports and maintain and update information on the ZDA website.
  • Support the implementation ofpromotional plans.
  • Enhance the company’s voice and presence through online and offline channels.
  • Manage media relations and requests.
  • Lead survey initiatives and analyze public opinion.
  • Facilitate and oversee the generating of a range ofspecific visibility content including, text, photos, videos and audio for use across a range ofintegrated online platforms.
  • Preparing and supervising the production of publicity brochures, handouts, promotional videos, photographs, and multimedia programmes.

Qualifications/Experience/Skills Requirements

  • BSc/BA in PR, communications, joumalism or relevant field
  • Six (6) years’ experience, three of which should have been at management level
  • Proven experience as public relations manager in similar position
  • Experience in execution ofPR campaigns and/or initiatives
  • Experience in copywriting and editing
  • Work ing knowledge of MS Office; photo and video-editing software is an asset
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook etc.)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Aptitude in presentation and public speaking
  • Proficiency in English
  • A creative yet practical mind

How to Apply

All applications must be clearly marked and accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of qualifications and provide at least three references, and sent to:

The Director Finance and Administration,

Zambia Development Agency,

Privatisation House Nasser Road,

PO Box 30819,

Lusaka.

Application deadline
10 Aug
Email applications to
hrinfo@zda.org.zm
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