Senior Communications Officer

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

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About Us

Copper Rose Zambia (CRZ) is a youth-led non-governmental organization with a mission to build a conducive environment for young people to thrive in all aspects of their lives. We envision a world where every young person is happy, healthy, and living to their full potential. CRZ is not just like any organization; it is a powerful movement led by a dedicated team of skilled and passionate young professionals, focusing on critical areas such as health and wellness, gender equality, and youth development and leadership, actively addressing challenges like HIV/AIDS/STIs, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equity, and youth development and skills development.

You can read more about us on our website www.copperrosezambia.org

Job Title: Senior Communications Officer

Location:
Lusaka, Zambia

Reports to:
Head of Strategy and Partnerships

Expected Travel: National travel may be required (25%), including to remote districts.
Position Overview 

The Senior Communications Officer (SCO) will be in charge of developing all our communications strategy, including preparing press releases, marketing materials, and media reports. S/He will have to manage the organization’s communications channels and digital platforms, including email, website, and social media accounts. S/He will supervise and provide direction to junior communication staff and quality assure their deliverables to ensure they align with the organization’s mission and vision. This is a dynamic position that includes fundraising, branding, and business development responsibilities.

The ideal candidate should have superb organizational, communication, and leadership skills, and must be tech-savvy and proficient with different project management, email automation, and analytics tools. Having previous experience working in a nonprofit organization is a huge plus.

Main Duties

Overall Communications and content management

  • Develop internal communication and marketing strategy that aligns with our organization’s objectives and image.
  • Create a content plan for various organizational communication channels, including social media, newsletters, websites, and other platforms.
  • Collaborate with team members to gather information and insights for content creation.
  • Research to ensure the accuracy and relevance of content before it is published.
  • Write compelling and well-structured articles, stories, and reports.
  • Edit and proofread content to ensure clarity, consistency, and adherence to brand guidelines.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in content creation and digital marketing.
  • Write press releases and maintain a good relationship with journalists and other media members.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the communication strategy using relevant KPIs, such as website analytics, surveys, and email click-through rate
  • Supervise the entire process of content publication—from writing and editing to proofreading and publishing.
  • Manage the content distribution across all marketing channels, including social media platforms and email.
  • Track web analytics to measure the success of our communications and content marketing campaigns, identify areas for improvement, and formulate better strategies to improve engagement and revenue.
  • Write and design internal reports, including mid and annual reports.
  • Assist with coordination of updates & improvements on CRZ’s website.
  • Contribute and write stories and articles on the work of the organization in different programs.
  • Coordinate presentations, logistics, and messages for internal and external meetings for CRZ.
  • Assist with grant applications and reports, as well as integrating communications components in existing and new program grants.
  • Coordinate/assist with outreach efforts as determined by programs and management.
  • Work with staff to identify potential media opportunities and stories.
  • Coordinate photography/videos for/of events, and activities for use in publications, media, etc., and ensure appropriate releases are signed and filed; maintain videos, graphics, and photo files.

Marketing and Branding:

  • Develop and monitor the CRZ marketing strategy, including a comprehensive social media strategy.
  • Effectively support the development and implementation of organizational and program-specific internal and external communications strategies, plans, policies, directories, templates, and tools.
  • Creating communication tactics for new projects, events, and initiatives
  • Develop communication campaigns that raise awareness and promote our organization’s services to the target demographic/communities and donors.
  • Managing and overseeing the creation of marketing and communications deliverables
  • Establishing internal communications processes to ensure everyone is in the loop and updated on the status of each project/initiative.
  • Creating and maintaining connections and working with different internal stakeholders to develop and execute communication strategies.
  • Executing digital fundraising and engagement campaigns via email, website, and social media
  • Creating and delivering monthly newsletters to internal and external stakeholders, notifying them of successful projects/initiatives and providing an outlook for the following month
  • Efficiently lead in the preparation and execution of high-profile visitor events and conferences.
  • Perform thorough daily media monitoring to identify risks and opportunities to CRZ.
  • Effectively support fundraising activities, including preparation of supporting documents, maintenance of the funder database, facilitating events, mail-outs, film-making, and other identified activities.
  • Any other duties assigned by the CEO, Supervisor, program managers, or any other duly authorized staff.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in mass communication or related field.
  • A master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Certification in Digital Marketing/Content Creation
  • Exposure and expertise in graphic design principles, e-communications, social media, internet, and Journalistic skills will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years of work experience with an NGO or Communications Agency
  • Interest in youth engagement, health systems, sexual reproductive health and rights advocacy is key.

Application Process

For all interested candidates, please apply with this link.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM Wednesday 20th March 2024.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Copper Rose Zambia Provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. We also strive to achieve equal employment opportunities through continuing diversity enhancement initiatives. We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and with diverse experiences to apply. We are committed to evaluating applications fairly.


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