Hivos Southern Africa Hub aims towards an open and green society, inspired by humanist values such as freedom, dignity and responsible citizenship. Our objective is that every person can live in freedom and dignity on a planet that is sustainable. We pride ourselves as upholding the principles of Social innovation of generating new ideas and approaches that resolve existing social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges for the benefit of people and planet.
The Strong in Diversity, Bold on Inclusion programme, is a consortium of partners, bringing together African LGBT+ networks, research institutes, international NGOs and linking pins to multinational corporations. With support from UKAid Connect, the programme aims to ensure that LGBT+ communities are more resilient and experience greater soci-economic and well being with people and institutions that acknowledge and respect the human rights of LGBT+ people and societal leaders that safeguard and ensure the socio-economic inclusion of LGBT+ people. The project will be implemented in five African cities across east, southern and west Africa.
Hivos is seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Communication Officer (Fixed term contract-full time). The Communication Officer will be the responsible communication person for The Strong in Diversity, Bold on Inclusion programme.
The Communication Officer develops communication strategies, linking and learning strategies, organises online and offline communication activities (e.g. conferences, seminars), develops and disseminates communication materials and enables the Hivos community and the Consortium members to communicate effectively.
Responsibilities are as follows:
- Project Communication plan development and implementation
- Linking and Learning Strategy development
- Online strategy and content development
- External positioning
- Engagement of project teams
- Quality improvement
- Network development
You are a qualified individual with strong analytic skill and an ability to translate analysis into meaningful interventions. You have a proven track record in Communication, relationship management, linking and learning and planned working. You are a good networker with a proven ability to mobilize your network in support of the programme objectives. You are a capable process manager, sensitive to social and political environment and trends in the African environment, able to transform ideas into tangible solutions; and have experience in co-creation and managing multi-stakeholder projects.
- A relevant bachelor or master’s degree in Communication or another relevant discipline.
- Should be creative go-getter who is able to communicate information clearly and concisely.
- Knows how to manage relationships with people on all levels of an organization.
- Excellent communication and social interaction skills, both verbally and in writing in English. Should be tech-savvy and very familiar with all kinds of online communication.
- Should be an experienced project manager with excellent coordination and facilitation skills.
What we offer
Hivos offers a challenging position in an international environment. The Regional office is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. This position will be based either in Zimbabwe, Malawi, or Zambia. Hivos welcomes international and regional applicants but can only offer a position to only those with a valid work-permit in the country in which they want to work in, and can only offer employment on local terms and conditions.
How to apply
If you meet the above mentioned qualifications, send a letter explaining your motivation and your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 February 2020. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.