Director of Communications and Strategy – Zambia

Director of Communications and Strategy – Zambia

Studies to the Head of Enterprise Improvement Division. The incumbent helps the sustainability of CIDRZ, and oversees and leads the CIDRZ Communications Division. This function may also help the event and management of the implementation of the organisations’ data administration technique, and the institution of communities of apply that might be liable for supporting and reporting to the Chief Enterprise Improvement/Technique and Chief Scientific Officer. This function can also be anticipated to boost the profile and consciousness of CIDRZ by way of strategic advertising by way of acceptable social media platforms and engagement of key stakeholders.

Primary duties

  • Oversees the day-to-day actions of CIDRZ’s Communications and Communications Division staff
  • Develops and directs CIDRZ’s advertising technique together with a complete social media technique
  • Implements and studies on the CIDRZ advertising technique, attaining outlined KPIs
  • Studies on actions underneath the advertising technique to the Head of Division for monitoring and management
  • Successfully helps the event and implementation of inside and exterior organizational and program communications methods, plans, insurance policies, manuals, templates, and instruments.
  • Strictly adheres to the model emblem and communication restrictions
  • Successfully facilitates collaborative communication and media relations; acts as an data level individual; Writes press releases and different paperwork; Prepares briefings, arranges interviews, excursions and occasions
  • Effectively leads within the preparation and execution of high-level customer occasions and conferences
  • Supervises and directs communications officers
  • Communicates successfully with related CIDRZ departments to facilitate clean functioning and collaborative communication
  • Performs complete every day media monitoring to establish dangers and alternatives for CIDRZ
  • Successfully performs the division’s strategic planning and price range administration
  • Helps the event of a data administration technique
  • Coordinates the implementation of the data administration technique, and helps the recognized communities of apply. This may increasingly embody facilitating workshops and casual interactions
  • Studies on actions underneath the data administration technique to CSOs and the Head of the Monitoring and Monitoring Part
  • Coordinates and manages central institutional capability documentation
  • Helps annual studies to make sure appropriate and constant reporting on packages and focus in step with our future technique
  • Develops an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of potential native and worldwide companions and builds sturdy and dependable relationships.
  • Successfully helps fundraising actions, together with preparation of supporting paperwork, funders database upkeep, occasion facilitation, mailing, movie making, and different specified actions


  • Grasp’s diploma in Public Well being/Communication or some other associated area
  • Exhibit impeccable English expertise together with writing and grammar. A written pattern might be requested throughout the interview course of.
  • A minimum of 5 years of related work expertise in proposal growth, with lead expertise in proposal growth from cradle to award.
  • Good expertise in advertising and enterprise growth
  • Wonderful networks throughout the non-governmental and growth finance sectors might be a bonus

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