Zambia: Advocacy and Communications Officer

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Advocacy and Communications Officer will be based in Lusaka and will work to document stories and activities from the front lines of malaria elimination. This individual will be responsible for creatively sharing the work of PATH and its support of Zambia’s national program. The fellow will have an opportunity to work on the development and distribution of materials and messages in this effort, making malaria stories and strategies accessible in the national context and connecting them to global efforts to control and eliminate malaria.

Responsibilities:

Storytelling and Content Development

  • Capture and appropriately package stories for different audiences, including communities/districts pursuing elimination, local and national publications, and those reached through various forms of social media (including management of the MACEPA Instagram account)
  • Promote consistent collection and submission of stories and footage from field staff
  • Assist Zambia’s national malaria program, as needed, to document and showcase their work and personnel on their platforms (e.g. website and newsletter)
  • Contribute regularly to MACEPA program blog and newsletter ‘Making Malaria History’ and facilitate content for the Making Malaria History website
  • Identify the most powerful pieces of information to emphasize to policy and funding decision-makers and to partners, including the private sector for resource mobilization
  • Contribute to advocacy, policy, and communications strategy development with the local team. Help identify, plan, and implement strategies for reaching key target audiences

Training

  • Develop training and educational materials for community health workers and community members, as well as maintaining a calendar of materials production. Participate in trainings and partner meetings for documentation, as needed

Video Production

  • Develop innovative ideas for video content for trainings and promotional material. Work closely with the Ministry of Health to write scripts, shoot, and edit videos for use

General Support

  • Support the range of PATH projects as needed for a better understanding of the breadth and depth of health challenges and opportunities in Zambia

Desired Skills and Experience:

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two to three years of background in advocacy, policy, journalism and/or communications*
  • Ability to work effectively with a broad range of local and national partners, and in a team environment
  • Strong writing, presentation, and computer skills (MS Office suite)
  • Able to work independently and take initiative in a fast-paced environment
  • Proactive, self-starter and creative problem solver
  • Able to translate complicated public health and medical information for a lay-audience
  • Familiarity with photography and filming; design and editing software experience a plus (Adobe Creative Suite)

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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