Communications Officer

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Communications Officer :

  • Harare
  • Full Time

Job Summary

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) is a statutory body mandated to ensure the provision of a level playing field for safe, reliable and sustainable energy supply through effective regulation. ZERA seeks the services of a highly competent, professional and results oriented individual who is able to take the organisation to a higher level in the following role:

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Key Job Functions of this position will be to
• Conceptualise and manage corporate communication strategies and annual work plans informed by the Authority's strategic plan and national energy priorities
• Develop and manage corporate communications, stakeholder engagement, corporate social responsibility, digital media policies and procedures
• Coordinate the identification and management of corporate social responsibility programs
• Facilitate and coordinate energy related conferences, exhibitions, workshops and engagements at all levels
• Inculcate corporate journalism within the department to ensure timeous coverage of developments within the Authority and across the energy sector
• Develop and manage a robust internal communication strategy
• Manage and populate digital and online platforms with appropriate and up to date content
• Provide strategic and creative editorial direction for all corporate publications and audio visual awareness productions
• Develop and facilitate annual media engagement programs
• Coordinate and manage the execution of periodic, sector specific and National Energy Stakeholder and Client Satisfaction Surveys

Qualifications and Experience

Key Job Requirements:
The successful candidate for this position should meet the following criteria:
• BA/BSc Communications/Media/Journalism/English
• An advanced degree such as MSc/MA in Journalism and Media Studies or MSc/MA in International
Relations or MBA is an added advantage
• 10 years' experience in corporate communications, media, public relations and advocacy fields with five years in a managerial position
• Appreciation of Energy Sector

How to Apply

Application Procedure
Prospective candidates for this position should email their CVs to [email protected] by no later than 16 July 2021.

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