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Communications Officer

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

Purpose of the job:

The Communication Officer position aims to boost and maintain SNV Zambia’s information and profiling to clients, partners and donors. The officer will also be responsible for providing information at request and proactively to staff and external parties through the Country Director, aligned to the Communication strategy, aimed at high quality and consistent positioning of SNV Zambia in the external world and media. Furthermore the communication officer will also support the projects in developing their communication plans and developing publicity materials.

Summary of main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Communication Management
  • Content Management
  • Online Communication
  • Support Communication
  • Media/ Donor relations

Qualifications

  • Academic & professional qualifications, Knowledge and Experience:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor degree in mass communications, development studies or other appropriate degree
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Familiarity and interest in development in Zambia
  • Good knowledge and skills in editing, writing, proof reading, design including web design
  • Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing English
  • Good communication and relational skills.
  • Good computer literacy skills including use of Microsoft and Adobe (Publisher, InDesign, Illustrator, or Adobe Photoshop)
  • Additional information

Competencies, Capabilities and Attributes: (Skills/behavioural (Special Training or Competence):

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Excellent communication (writing and oral) and editing skills, with experience in profiling an organization in an international setting
  • Proficiency in IT, with a good understanding of web design techniques and the use of various social media channels
  • An eye for design.
  • Knowledge of photo editing or design programmes is an asset.
  • Collaborative, proactive, outgoing and ability to work independently and in a team.

Method of Application

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