Media and Communications Officer

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Media and Communications Officer

  • Post Date:January 26, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Location: Bulawayo

About

Youth Innovation and Transformation Trust (YITT), is a community based organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. YITT’s aim is to help young people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives, which last and spread without on-going support from the organisation. To achieve this aim, the organisation engages in long term development work and seeks to address the root causes of extreme poverty. YITT has been working in Zimbabwe as an informal group since 2015, but was formally registered as a Trust in 2020.

Job description

  • Contribute immensely towards media, digital and communication as part of advocacy development in all programmes;
  • Support Programme Officers in building Networks to carry out advocacy on livelihoods, Market Access and Youth Participation;
  • Design and produce training and educational materials on media and communication for marketing YITT programs;
  • Develops work plans, individual development plans, and regular reports to the Program Director;
  • Support programme partners in media and communications related capacity building and ensuring that this is integrated within programmes;
  • Supports in identifying potential new strategic media partners for YITT and develop strategies for working with them;
  • Have responsibility for the monitoring and supervision of media as part of advocacy related partner activities and plans;
  • Document and publish YITT’s learning in Zimbabwe by contributing articles briefing notes, media publications and case studies for campaigns;
  • Maintain contact with key civil servants, ministries and parliamentarians (MoY, Industry, Local authorities, etc) for information and feed these into YITT’s national media and advocacy work;
  • Frequently update our social media outlets (Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc.) and ensure we disseminate information about our program on a weekly basis;
  • Ensure adequate media coverage for all programme activities, functions and press releases / press statements.

Qualification

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies or any related program;
  • Ability to work without supervision.

To apply

Interested candidates to send in their CV and cover letter to: [email protected] and indicate the post on the subject.

Deadline: 28 January 2022