Communications Officer

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Communications Officer

  • Post Date:February 23, 2021
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  • Career Level Officer
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Job Description

Location: Harare
Reports to: Country Coordinator


The Communications Officer manages all communications involving PELUM Zimbabwe including the development and implementation of a communications strategy and a broad and diverse range of business and marketing communications. The Communications Officer works closely with the PELUM Zimbabwe team to facilitate an effective two-way communication cycle.

Specific Areas of Responsibility

Strategy and planning:

  • Develop and implement PELUM Zimbabwe’s Communications Strategy in line with the organization’s Strategic Plan;
  • Develop and implement PELUM Zimbabwe’s annual communications action plans in line with the organization’s Strategic Plan.

Internal and external Communication:

  • Lead in the production of result based project reports, newsletters, and other advocacy and promotional materials that promote thematic areas of the organization;
  • Document success stories, challenges, case studies, lessons learnt for future fundraising, capacity building purposes and amplifying agroecology practices by PELUM Zimbabwe members;
  • Generate content for social media channels that can be shared and seeded on digital platforms;
  • Participate in project activities and support internal and external communications in close coordination with the Programmes Officer;
  • Prepare various reports that inform organisational operations, decision making and strategies.
  • Enhance the capacity of staff and PELUM members in capturing/identifying best practices and stories;
  • Coordinate all virtual and physical gatherings for the organization;
  • Build and maintain relationships with journalists and other key external role-players.

New business Development:

  • Develop and maintain a database of prospective funders for PELUM Zimbabwe;
  • Develop and maintain a schedule with calls for proposals/concept notes that are in line with PELUM Zimbabwe’s Strategic Plan;
  • Provide support in developing proposals and concept notes.


  • Participate in team and other organisational meetings or working groups as required;
  • Participate in monthly meetings and annual performance appraisals;
  • Share information through PELUM Zimbabwe information and relationship management systems;
  • Perform other duties and tasks, consistent with the skills and expertise of the Communications Officer and as assigned by the Country Coordinator.

Desired Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software;
  • Organized with attention to detail;
  • Superior ability to write in a journalistic style that is customary for corporate and external publications;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work with corporate management, employees, media, and the larger community;
  • Ability to coordinate efforts of various teams in order to present a coherent message.
  • Work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or related field;
  • Willingness to learn and grow with the organisation.

Application requirements

  • CV less than 3 pages;
  • 1 page cover letter

Application due date

All applications should be sent to [email protected]

Deadline: 9 March 2021 (12 pm)