Relief Communications Officer: Local NGO Deadline: 30 May 2022

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Description :

Location: Harare


An international human rights organization with a local office in Zimbabwe is looking for a dynamic individual with a strong track record in journalism, media and communications to support the organization for 4 months.

Duties and responsibilities

Develops and delivers an effective media relations and engagement strategy, which includes pitching the organization’s work, organizing interviews, providing media briefings, writing op eds and responding to media requests; Develops and delivers media strategies for the organization’s campaigns; Develops and delivers, with the appropriate internal teams, long-term and ongoing media, and PR strategies to engage target groups with human rights stories; Develops and delivers effective advocacy media and PR strategy to ensure the organization’s target audiences are engaged with the organization’s issues via the media; Media lead for the organization’s proactive and reactive human rights work; Develops communication plans for all organization initiatives; Develops digital campaigns content work in collaboration with the local and regional team; Manages organizational social media platforms; Produces quarterly newsletter and other IEC material for members and staff; Researches, prepares fact-checking, edits, and produces professional media and communications materials for various audiences and ensures their timely dissemination and amplification.

Skills and competencies

Excellent communication skills (oral and written); Excellent research skills; Exceptionally good technical affinity for media contexts including knowledge of a wide range of multimedia, web, and digital tools; Outstanding news writing and editing skills; Proficiency in design and publishing software; Social media and multimedia skills; Advanced understanding of the country media and communications environment; Ability to produce effective quick and reactive news lines for breaking stories.

Qualifications and experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, journalism, or related field; Master’s degree in the relevant field is an added advantage; 3 years’ experience working in communications in the NGO sector.

To apply

To apply

Interested applicants to direct their applications and CVs to [email protected]

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