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Communication & Advocancy Officer

Zambia Association of Gynaecologists & Obststricians

This is a Full-time position in Lusaka, Zambia posted 03/05/2021.

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Zambia Association of Gynaecologists & Obststricians



JOB TITLE: Communications & Advocacy Officer SALARY SCALE: ZAGO/02

Application Deadline: 7th May 2021
Start Date: 1st June 2021
Station: Lusaka
Duration: Eleven month (11) Contract, subject to extension depending on


Since October 2019, the Zambia Association of Gyaecologists & Obstetricians
(ZAGO) has been implementing a project on advocacy for the prevention of
unsafe abortion. The project is called the “Zambia Prevention of Unsafe
Abortion Project”. This is a three (3) year multi- country capacity building
project. It is funded by International Federation of Gyaecologists &
Obstetricians (FIGO). The project is based on the country’s needs assessment
on challenges of unsafe abortions. The country needs assessment on unsafe
abortion advocacy was conducted in 2018 by KIT on behalf of ZAGO and FIGO. The
needs assessment was aimed at understanding ZAGO’s capacity to undertake a
safe abortion advocacy project.


To provide sound advice and services in dealing with substantive matters
concerning Public information operations. Develops and implements a creative
approach to major communications campaigns and ensures effective design and
delivery of information products in accordance with overall objectives and
policies of ZAGO. Serves as an effective spokesperson, and forms strong
partnerships with relevant parties involved to engender support for and
advance the organizational objectives.


Strategy, Planning and Implementation Takes the lead in strategy, planning,
development and implementation of projects campaign; works with various
partners such as Health Facilities, NGOs, private sector, and affected
communities -to implement the projects and incorporate the campaign and themes
of FIGO /ZAGO into all relevant events and products across the Country
Media Outreach

Takes the lead in organizing media outreach; arranges all media contacts,
press briefings, and interviews; provides taking points and other materials as
needed for senior staff; responds to media inquiries quickly and effectively.

Strategic Partnership Develops strategic partnerships with key constituencies
to elicit support for and maximize impact of promotional objectives; serves as
a spokesperson/principal communications and advocacy liaison to media
organizations, governmental bodies, national groups, private sector
organizations, educational organizations, international organizations, etc.

Production Coordinates production of a diverse range of information products
(including audio/visual communications) in support of the ZAGO programs


Provides advice and expertise to managers, senior officers and other public
information staff on a range of advocacy and outreach issues, methods, and
approaches; anticipates and resolves communications/ public relations
Communication Drafts communications and advocacy material for ZAGO, including
newsletters, reports, promotional materials, and talking points for senior
Public Relations Co-ordinates effectively public relations functions in order
to provide information to the public and promote the image of the ZAGO

Evaluation and Networks Evaluates results and impact of communications
activities; reports on developments, trends and attitudes regarding the
FIGO/ZAGO activities and establishes metrics for gauging impact.
Builds information networks; plans and oversees maintenance of publicly
accessible information materials on the health trends; plans and develops
outreach activities.


(a) Reports to:
Project Focal Person
(b) Number and levels of immediate Subordinates:
(c) Contacts

(i) Internal Contacts:

ZAGO Project Team and , specialists
(ii) External Contacts: FIGO, Non-Governmental Organizations, Government
Ministries, Bureau Chiefs, Editors, Journalists for major news media.


(a) Safety and Health of Others:
Ensures adherence to safety and health regulations
(b) Responsibility for ZAGO Resources:
Responsible for all resources in the Organisation
(c) Level of Authority and Decision Making:
Makes Operational and Technical Decisions

(d) Consequence of Error:
Incompetence on the part of the jobholder would lead to disruption of
operations and misinformation and adversely affect the image of the ZAGO


(a) Minimum Secondary :
Full Grade 12 Certificate or its equivalent
(b) Minimum Professional Qualifications:

> Degree in communication, journalism, public relations, social sciences, international relations, or related field.
> Master’s degree in any of the above fields will be added advantage

A first-level University degree in combination with 4 years qualifying
experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
(c) Minimum Relevant Pre-Job Experience:

> 5 years working experience of which 2 should be in management
> Proven working experience in Public Project Management
> Excellent Client – facing and internal communication skills
> Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
> Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

7\. Core competencies

> Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
> Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
> Self-development, initiative-taking;
> Acting as a team player and facilitating work;
> Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
> Creating synergies through self-control;
> Managing conflict;
> Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others;
> Informed and transparent decision making.

Interested candidates to submit their cover letter and CV to:

The Presidnet by 7th May 2021 before close of business or drop their
application at ZAGO secretariat in Woodland at UCZ Synod building, 8 Mosi-o-
Tunya Road on 1st floor southern wing.


Application received after the closing date will not be considered and only
short listed candidates will be communicated to. Should you not hear from us
by 1st June 2021, consider your application not considered.

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