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Communications Officer

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Communications Officer

  • Post Date:June 23, 2023
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

SECTOR: Health
LOCATION: Zimbabwe
FULL TIME/ PART TIME: Full Time
CLOSING DATE: 25-Jun-2023

Background

The Health Resilience Fund (HRF) 2022-2025 is a pooled health fund that is continuing to build on the gains obtained through the Health Development Fund (HDF) 2016-2021, with the support of the European Union (EU), UK Department for International Development (DFID) now Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Government of Sweden, Government of Ireland, and The Global Alliance for Vaccines (Gavi). The programme aims to support the MoHCC in the context of the National Health Strategy 2021-2025 to achieve its goal of improving the quality of life of its citizens, through guaranteeing every Zimbabwean access to comprehensive and effective health systems and structures for appropriate services at all levels. The purpose of the HRF is to safeguard gains achieved through the Health Transition Fund/ Integrated Support Programme for Sexual Reproductive Health (HTF/ISP) and HDF. The HRF will invest strategically to End Preventable Deaths; consolidate the country’s Global Health Security, health systems strengthening while embracing the humanitarian/development nexus in line with hazards faced by the country. The programme will take targeted health system strengthening actions while advocating for enhanced allocative and operational efficiency, and mainstreaming climate change, gender, women and girls’ empowerment, human rights, disability, and safeguarding approaches.

Purpose for the job

The Communications Officer will provide overall leadership for communication issues of the HRF Programme Management Unit (PMU) within the MOHCC. This role will be responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the communication and visibility strategy for the HRF to get the programme’s issues into the public domain, and enhance the programme’s credibility and brand.

Key Responsibilities

Communication materials

  • Ensure that the production of communication products and materials is timely executed and followed up to support programme communication and visibility strategy:

Media relations

  • Effective and timely professional assistance and support are provided in developing, drafting, and maintaining contact information, materials and relationships with journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web etc. – in the country, to communicate the HRF story to a wider audience.

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Regular monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken according to the work plan to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of programme communication efforts.
  • Ensure results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis

Partners and Special Events

  • Help organize and generate public support for special events and activities to promote programme goals.

About you

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, or a related field.
  • Masters degree would be an added advantage

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media, working in public or private sector
  • Experience working with Government, UN, and civil society organizations in relation to capacity strengthening in a development context.

About us

You’ll be working with Crown Agents which is a high impact social enterprise passionate about transforming the future for millions of people. Since our creation in 1833 we have worked across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Our expertise is finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. We work with and train leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing on our insight and experience.

Crown Agents is committed to diversity and will promote diversity for all candidates at all times as well as a business culture that reflects that belief. Crown Agents will treat everyone equally irrespective of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation, and places an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy. Crown Agents shall not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidates are selected for interview, or in any terms of employment, and will ensure that each candidate is assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the role. Crown Agents is committed to being an organisation enhanced by diversity and encourages applications from anyone who shares our values and commitment to improving the lives of communities affected by poverty or conflict.