DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR – COMMUNICATION AND ADVOCACY


CARE, an International Non-Governmental relief and development organization with various projects in Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Northern, North-western, and Southern provinces of Zambia.  As part of the effective implementation of the SCALE project, CARE International in Zambia is looking for a focused, energetic, and well organised professional to fill up the Vacancy of Development Coordinator – Communication and Advocacy
POSITION: Development Coordinator – Communication and Advocacy
WORK STATION: Lusaka
JOB SUMMARY
The successful candidate will be responsible for gathering, documenting and sharing evidence on impact of SCALE project in the four (4) covered districts.
Specific deliverables
  • Review and manage an effective communication strategy for SCALE by assessing the key information dissemination needs of the main stakeholder groups.
  • Identify the most appropriate communication medium, frequency, audience and content and coordinate and facilitate its implementation.
  • Ensure timely, regular and easily accessible communication and work with M&E to ensure that up to date information and lessons learnt are documented and communicated/shared.
  • Be responsible for spearheading the development, testing and dissemination of SCALE communication materials and ensure these are continuously refined
  • Maintain a close link with CARE partners including local NGOs by arranging feedback meetings on appropriate project results materials to disseminate to the public.
  • Respond to the wide variety of information requests from stakeholders including government ministries, and assist in the organization of workshops and meetings
  • Develop and manage an effective advocacy strategy for SCALE project issues in consultation with partners and ensure its implementation
  • Conduct capacity building initiative for partners on developing and implementing community advocacy initiatives.
  • Ensure timely implementation and coordination of planned activities and ensure effective and timely reporting
  • Be responsible for the development of the SCALE training curriculum and facilitate the adaption of materials as need may arise as well as facilitate the preparation of training schedules
  • Support the preparation of project briefs and the establishment of a repository of key documents.
  • Support project self-assessment processes and help develop project work plans and budgets as well as assist in the monitoring of expenditures.
  • Assist M&E in the development and management and continuously refining of an information management and tracking system for the project in consultation with partners
QUALIFICATIONS/ EXPERIENCE
  • University degree in social sciences or related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in advocacy work with a bias on social protection.
  • Experience with logical framework approach and other strategic planning approaches.
  • Ability to facilitate learning oriented analysis sessions of communications and advocacy with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience with information analysis and report writing
  • Understanding of social protection issues with focus on participatory processes and joint management
  • Familiarity with processes of strengthening and building local capacities for self management
  • Ability to make persuasive and well-reasoned presentations to project audiences and communicate effectively with the press as required.
  • Ability to generate timely, well-written and logically presented project reports that comply with donor requirements.
  • Demonstrated computer skills
Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Suitably qualified and interested members of the public are invited to apply. Application letters accompanied by detailed CVs, with day time telephone numbers should be sent to:
Director – Program Support Services, CARE International in Zambia, Plot 9, Chitemwiko Close, Kabulonga, P.O. Box 36238, LUSAKA;
Closing Date: 12th April, 2016
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