Media and Communications Officer

  • Full Time
  • Harare

Local NGO

Media and Communications Officer

Local NGO

Description :

Key aspects / features of the job
Developing and maintaining media contacts and network database for the organization; Responding to media enquiries, setting up interviews, managing media logistics at events and closely monitoring all media coverage of the organization; Design engaging and active advocacy campaigns to increase the publicity of our work and effectively support organizational objectives and programming to achieve change; Generating press coverage around events and specific publications through professional specialist products in digital, print and social media. You must have an eye for good news stories generated from our work and creative strategies for getting media coverage; Monitoring daily media and responding in consultation with management, including advising on reactive media opportunities; Designing and implementing an organizational media and communication strategy to engage target audiences; Promoting our organizational brand, interacting with the public and establishing productive relationships with key stakeholders; High levels of creativity and innovation in development of media content and communication materials to support the organization’s objectives including bi-monthly eNewsletter, Bulletins, brochures and promotional material; Maintaining oversight over the organizational website and updating relevant information; Provide monthly reports to management or as per request
Required skills set, experience and competence
Significant knowledge and experience working in the NGO sector as media person in Zimbabwe and the region; Knowledge and appreciation of Zimbabwe and the region in terms of political, economic, social and environmental developments as they relate to natural resources governance; Experience of and ability to represent the organization professional in the media; Experience with and understanding of natural resources governance an its linkages to democracy, good governance and sustainable development; Politically sensitivity and awareness, with ability to inspire high levels of confidence, good professional judgment and ability to negotiate effectively and positively portray organizational work in the media while protecting its image; Excellent facilitation, influencing and persuasive skills with ability to build strong, credible relationships to communicate with and transfer information to a wide audience to advance the organization’s objectives; Excellent analytical and conceptual thinking skills with good strategic perspective; able to understand complex issues and information from different sources and present this clearly and simply; Excellent personal communication skills in written and verbal English with ability to conceptualize, research and deliver compelling media stories at a high level; Excellent personal skills in training and presentations, facilitation and coaching with proven experience; Strong organizational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritize work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow through; Relevant qualifications in media, communications or related field, preferable at post graduate level is desirable
Qualifications
A degree in Media and Communications, Journalism or Public Relations; At least three years experience in a similar post

To apply
Please submit a writing sample with your application and CV together with two traceable references to plaxedes.john@gmail.com clearly marked Media and Communications Officer