Zambia: Chief of Communication (Re-advertised), P4, Lusaka, Zambia (For Non Zambians Only)

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 07 Dec 2017

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child,hope…

The UNICEF Programme in Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the triple threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.

In response to the combination these threats involve the Programme supports national efforts to improve service delivery in the key areas of: child health and nutrition and HIV and AIDS, quality basic education, water, sanitation and hygiene education, child protection and social policy, advocacy and communication.

To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, click here

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the Country Representative, the incumbent is accountable for developing, managing, co-ordinating, implementing and monitoring an advocacy and communication strategy and associated products and activities on on-going basis with public audiences, with the objective of promoting awareness, understanding, support and respect for Children’s and women’s rights, and support for UNICEF’s mission, priorities and programmes in the country office/regional office/media hub, and at a global level and those of the UN Country Team.


  • Communication strategy
  • Ensure that the Country Office has a clear communication strategy and associated work plan to support the country programme objectives and get children’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.

    Duties & Tasks

  • Develop, maintain and update the country advocacy and communication strategy and associated work plan. Strategy and work plan include: an environmental and stakeholder assessment; objectives; target audiences; messages and media mix; resources; specific actions, activities and products; monitoring and evaluation of impact; success and opportunity for improvement; ongoing refinement of the strategy.
  • Ensure optimum leverage and impact of communication activities on programme, policy and advocacy activities.
  • UNICEF’s rights- and results-based programming approach is appropriately reflected in the communication strategy, work plan and products.
  • Maintain close collaboration with Regional Communication Advisers and HQ Communication Officers for effective overall coordination.
  • Media relations
  • Ensure that the Country Office has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web etc. – and a successful process of communicating and maintaining regular contact and close collaboration with the media to communicate the story of UNICEF’s cooperation to a wider audience.

    Duties & Tasks

  • Promote a better understanding of, respect and support for children’s and women’s rights and issues by carrying out media, information and education activities in support of UNICEF-assisted development programmes or humanitarian efforts in the country.
  • Develop, maintain and update media relations contact list/database.
  • Establish, document, review and refine process of communicating with media contacts, including press conferences and events, issuing of media materials etc.
  • Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media, National Committees, NGOs, the field and other appropriate audiences.
  • Identify, develop, distribute and evaluate variety of media materials in multiple, appropriate formats. Ensure or enhance the quality, appropriateness of country specific communication materials, activities, processes and messages transmitted to the press, partners and public.
  • Collaborate with mass media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.
  • Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials and share results and findings.
  • Maintain close collaboration with Regional Communication Advisers and HQ Communication Officers for effective overall coordination.
  • Networking and partnerships
  • Ensure that the Country Office has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives of the communication strategy.

    Duties & Tasks

  • Develop, maintain and update partners contact list/database.
  • Establish, document, review and refine process of working collaboratively with partners, including meetings, joint projects, information sharing etc.
  • Ensure or enhance the quality, consistency and appropriateness of country-specific communication materials, activities, processes and messages shared with partners.
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen the capacity of partners through appropriate advocacy and communication training, access to information, supplies and equipment and through knowledge sharing.
  • Monitor, evaluate and share results and findings with partners.
  • UNICEF to be a reliable partner in national programme planning and development, pursuing gender mainstreaming and principles of gender equity.
  • Celebrities and special events
  • Ensure that the Country Office has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of appropriate, nationally-known personalities who have been identified, engaged and support UNICEF’s effort and who actively participate in special events and activities that support country programme goals.

    Duties & Tasks

  • Develop, maintain and update celebrities contact list/database.
  • Establish, document, review and refine process of working with celebrities, including special events, media opportunities, field trips etc.
  • Participate in global advocacy activities by planning visits of Goodwill Ambassadors, National Committee representatives, Executive Board members etc. including preparing information materials (e.g., press releases, programme summaries, country fact sheets and media kits), and necessary logistic arrangements. Highlight the achievements of the country programme. Maintain close collaboration with Regional Communication Advisers and HQ Communication Officers for effective overall coordination.
  • Global priorities and campaigns
  • In addition to local/national campaigns, ensure that the Country Office Hub has an effective process in place for integrating and taking action on UNICEF’s global communications priorities and campaigns, both disseminating these elements in a locally-appropriate way, as well as providing/enabling coverage of the work in the country for global use.

    Duties & Tasks

  • Support the UNICEF global communications objectives and strategies through development of complementary country specific and local community materials and activities. Work plan should anticipate the inclusion of work on global priorities and campaigns.
  • Develop and deploy country office communication capacity to gather/facilitate the content and coverage of relevant country efforts. Use the opportunity to identify/highlight effective programme activities and results.
  • Ensure regular communication and co-ordination with relevant communication focal points in regional offices and headquarters divisions.
  • Resource mobilization support
  • Ensure that country level fund-raising activities are supported by effective advocacy and communication strategy and activities.

    Duties & Tasks

  • Mobilize country office communication capacity to support and gather/facilitate the gathering of content and coverage of relevant country efforts. Use the opportunity to identify/highlight effective programme activities and results in support of fund-raising.
  • Mobilize resources for fund-raising support by regular communication and co-ordination with relevant communication focal points in regional offices and headquarters divisions.
  • Management
  • Ensure that human resources (the communication team) and financial resources (budget planning, management and monitoring) are both effectively managed and optimally used.

    Duties & Tasks

  • Develop a work plan for communication activities, monitor compliance and provide support and guidance to ensure objectives are met.
  • Plan and monitor the use of communication budgetary resources. Approve and monitor the overall allocation and disbursement and liquidation of funds. Take appropriate actions to optimize use of funds.
  • Identify, recruit and supervise staff, technical resources and consultants as necessary. Conduct and Implement effective performance planning, monitoring, performance development programme as required.
  • Ensure communication effectiveness, efficiency and delivery as well as a rigorous and transparent approach to planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensure that communication baselines are established against which the achievement of objectives of the communication strategy are regularly evaluated; analysis is undertaken to continuously improve the effectiveness of communication strategy, approach and activities; results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.

    Duties & Tasks

  • Provide technical support to ensure that a set of communication performance indicators is identified and adjusted as necessary, and these communication indicators are incorporated or fed forwarded in the Annual Management Plan, Annual Work Plan, etc.
  • Conduct timely and accurate monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure the communications objectives are met and the strategy is effective.
  • Undertake lessons learned review of successful and unsuccessful communication experiences and share observations/findings with country, regional and HQ communication colleagues so that best practices benefit UNICEF’s communication work.
  • Capacity building and support
  • Ensure that the Representative and the country programme team are provided with professional expertise and advice on all aspects of external relations communication as required; opportunities are identified and addressed for building communication capacity among country communication team, media and other relevant partners.

    Duties & Tasks

  • Advise UNICEF management, colleagues and staff on media strategy and implications for action and policies proposed.
  • Support communication activities through knowledge management, information exchange and building capacity of the country communications team. Enable appropriate advocacy and communication training, access to information, supplies and equipment, and developing training and orientation material.
  • Assist the Programme Communication Officer in the development of communication tools and/or strategies.
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen the capacity of partners through appropriate advocacy and communication training.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have to have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations (or an undergraduate degree plus at least 10 years of demonstrated professional experience in the field of Journalism, Communications, External Relations, Public Affairs, Public Relations or Corporate Communications.)
  • A minimum of 8 years progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media.
  • International andnational work experience.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish).
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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    Zambia: Business Pursuit Manager Zambia and Malawi

    Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
    Country: Zambia
    Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

    Role overview

    The Business Pursuit Manager (BPM) is part of the Global Business Pursuit Team and is charged with providing business development leadership and coordination for VSO Country Offices in Zambia and Malawi. The BDM is responsible for optimizing income generation and business development from a diverse range of institutional donors (e.g. EU, UN, DFID, USAID etc.) in support of VSO’s programmes and regional operations.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, passionate about social justice and inclusive development, knows how to be creative and persistent to achieve results, demonstrates consistent leadership and can work independently in a variety of changing circumstances. The ideal candidate must have experience of securing funding from a range of institutional donors and direct experience of producing compelling project proposals and designing and implementing successful business development strategies. The candidate should also have experience of living and working in developing countries and will bring a well-established knowledge of the funding landscape in Southern Africa. Candidates should enjoy extensive travel and working with diverse and geographically dispersed colleagues.

    VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply:

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    Zambia: Individual Consultant to Lead the FYNEP Final Evaluation

    Organization: Concern Worldwide
    Country: Zambia
    Closing date: 01 Dec 2017

    1. Background

    Concern Worldwide Zambia (CWZ) has been implementing the Zambia Female Youths Livelihood and Nutrition Enhancement Project (FYNEP) since July 2015 in collaboration with World Bank with Funding from the Japanese Social Development Fund. The Project’s development objective is to improve access to livelihood opportunities and nutrition among selected female youth in targeted project areas of Limulunga and Kaoma Districts of the Western Province of Zambia. The Project is working with 7,043 direct beneficiaries and is indirectly benefit 24600 people from within the project areas.

    The project is implemented in close coordination with government at the Provincial and District level and through a National level Steering Committee chaired by the National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC)

    The intervention consists of four main components:

    a. Health interventions aimed to increase awareness and demand for health services and the uptake of intermittent iron/folic acid supplements, deworming and other anemia prevention measures such as consumption of iron-rich foods and use of mosquito nets as well as improve access to reproductive health services.

    b. Nutrition interventions aimed to improve adolescent, maternal and child nutrition practices and increase uptake of growth monitoring and promotion services

    c. Agriculture and livelihood interventions to promote diversified homestead food production in order to increase the year-round availability of and access to micronutrient foods at the household level and livelihoods interventions linked to the same

    d. Life skills interventions to build skills and competencies of female youth across the three main categories of life skills (critical thinking/decision making, interpersonal/communication skills and self-management skills). A financial literacy component will also form part of the life skills component.

    One of the core components of FYNEP is to gather evidence and document lessons learned about the delivery of such interventions in Zambia with a view to influencing and promoting good practice with both government and non- governmental organisations. The project has a results framework and a full baseline survey was undertaken in 2016. Other data available includes registration data, situational analysis, workshop and other reports and monitoring data including a mid-term review report and meeting minutes. The final evaluation should demonstrate not only progress against the results framework but examine elements of the project design and operations and consider them against the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) criteria (relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, impact), presenting learning for future implementation and possible scale up.

    Key questions identified during project implementation have been identified but more may become apparent during the planning for the evaluation. Some important areas are:

    · Has the wider community engagement been sufficient and effective in providing support for the girls participation and empowerment? Has the engagement of traditional leaders led to any changes within communities.

    · How has the role of the Peer Leaders developed? Do they have the capacity to perform their roles and have there been any additional benefits of these positions?

    · Have the girls clubs been successful in strengthening the social capital of the girls?

    · Has the project enabled beneficiaries to make better decisions in their lives and how? Has there been a change in status or negotiating power of the female youth?

    2. Objective of the Consulting Assignment

    FYNEP will end in June 2018 with all field work concluded by the end of March 2018. The objective of this consultancy is to design a mixed methods evaluation based on the results framework and the learning areas that have been identified during project implementation. Data collection would be conducted by firms procured by Concern and in line with the instruments and TOR developed by the consultant. The consultant would then analyse the data generated in order to conduct an impact evaluation of the project based on the results framework and DAC criteria on the relevance, sustainability, efficiency, effectiveness, and impact of the project.

    3. Scope of the Work

    · Document review to understand project context including a complete review of the baseline survey data and instruments,

    · Interviews with key informants (Members of the National Level Steering Committee, World Bank) to understand scope of the evaluation and potential areas of interest for documentation and lessons learned.

    · Develop a methodology for the evaluation including two Terms of Reference for the quantitative and qualitative data collection with criteria for the selection of firms or individual consultants.

    · Additional consultants/consulting firms will be contracted to conduct data collection based on the design and the consultant will participate in technical evaluation of bids for the end-line data collection.

    · Review and develop the tools for the quantitative data collection including the sampling frame.

    · Finalise key questions and areas of learning for the qualitative data collection

    · Review inception reports from the end-line data collection consultants/firms.

    · Lead on the analysis of data from the endline surveys.

    · Produce draft evaluation report and present key findings of the survey to Concern Worldwide, National Steering Committee and World Bank. Format in line with World Bank guidelines.

    · Produce and submit final report based on feedback from Concern Worldwide, National Steering Committee and World Bank.

    4. Capacity Building and Transfer of Knowledge

    The consultant will prepare a final report to share with World Bank, Government of Zambia and other stakeholders, distilling learning from the project results and implementation.

    5. Reports and Schedule of Deliveries

    · Inception report including tools and TORs for the data collection required by 15th January 2018.

    · Feedback on technical bids and reports related to end-line data collection expected within 10 working days of receipt of documents (February 2018)

    · Final report draft expected with 20 working days of receipt of all end-line data (May 2018).

    · Final report expected within 10 working days of receipt of feedback (June 2018)

    · Travel to Zambia can be considered in the proposal.

    · The consultant daily rate must be quoted in EURO and should be inclusive of 20% Zambian Revenue Authority (ZRA) Witholding Tax (WHT) which will be deducted from all consultant payments (also to be paid in EURO)

    1. Data, services, personnel, and facilities to be provided by the Borrower

    Concern Worldwide will provide all data, services and facilities to support the consultant to carry out this assignment including transport, office access, internet and accommodation if the consultant is required to travel to Zambia. Once the initial TOR has been developed Concern will procure the consultants or firms to conduct the quantitative and qualitative end-line surveys. Concern will not provide IT equipment or software.

    7. Institutional and Organizational Arrangements

    The Consultant will report to the Country Director and will work closely with the FYNEP Project Coordinator and the World Bank.

    8. Duration

    The overall consultancy work will commence in January 2018 with a visit and follow up later in 2018. The consultancy will span the period December 2017 to June 2018. No more than 30 days are available for this work.

    9. Consultant’s Qualifications

    · Post graduate degree in related area (M&E, Heath, Nutrition, Development Studies or Agriculture, for example).

    · Demonstrable experience in designing and conducting similar evaluations with experience in working with World Bank standards and guidelines strongly preferred.

    · Familiarity with the Zambian context preferred.

    · Experience working with governments and government system strengthening.

    · Knowledge of statistics and statistical packages essential. Excellent computer skills and experience in editing, formatting, and polishing large documents

    How to apply:

    10. Applications

    Please submit a technical and financial proposal along with CV and at least 3 professional references to with copy to No later than Friday 1st December. Please put FYNEP evaluation consultant in the subject line.

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