Cardno Emerging Markets USA Ltd
Posted Job
about 2 years ago

Communication Specialist

Job Description

Purpose

  • LR Program aims to restore and improve the livelihoods of the people who have been displaced by the
  • activities of the Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation, and Drainage Project that is expanding and upgrading the drainage and sewage systems in northern Lusaka.
  • The program aims to provide these people with new skills and knowledge that will enable them to run viable businesses, which the aim to provide them and their families with a level of income that is better than when they were previously farming.

Objective of the assignment

  • The Communication Specialist will work in close collaboration with the training manager and the M and E specialist in planning, designing, implementing communication activities.
  • S/he will draft information, content and/or products for PAPs.
  • She will act as a main link between LRP and the communication specialist at MCAZ and seek approval for publicity and communications materials.
  • Specific tasks
  • Create effective communication strategies for PAPs to understand LRP Program and activities.
  • Design communication tools and package massages in a format that is easy to understand for PAPs.
  • Translate education and communication materials in Nyanja and Bemba.
  • Facilitate community mobilisation for meetings, training sessions and the business fair.
  • Build relationships with influencers and key stakeholders in target communities.
  • Serve as a facilitator and provide solutions for peaceful resolution of disputes.
  • Facilitate linkages between PAPs and institutions that’s may help them in the line of business or livelihoods skills.
  • Conduct regular visits to PAPs and ensure that they are implementing agreed programme and provide reports as required.
  • Weekly and quarterly report.

Desired qualifications

  • The Communication Specialist is expected have:
  • A university degree in Mass communication, Development studies, Social work or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in community projects in improvement or financial inclusion.
  • Ability to travel to field sites in Lusaka
  • Fluency in Bemba and Nyanja (Verbal)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Previous work on similar development projects/studies desirable
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiating

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a (i) letter of interest and (ii) CV by email to the Livelihood Restorations Consultancy services addressed to:

Application deadline
31 Jul
Email applications to
emmanuel.mupeta@lrpzambia.com

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