Regional Knowledge Communications Officer

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time Applications have closed

We Effect, Regional Office of Southern Africa (ROSA), is looking for an experienced Regional Knowledge Communication Officer. The preferred candidate has an extensive network, in-depth understanding and skills in knowledge management, operational and strategic communications contributing to improved knowledge management and increased brand awareness of We Effect in the Southern African region.
We Effect is a development organisation founded in 1958 by the cooperative movement in Sweden. We work in more than 20 countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, and collaborate mainly with member-based organisations consisting of women and men who live in poverty. We work in the thematic fields of sustainable rural development and adequate housing. Our values are respect, transparency, and together.
We Effect in Southern Africa is present in and implements country development programmes in Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Regional Office is based in Lusaka, Zambia. For more information, see
As Regional Knowledge Communications Officer, you are responsible for communicating about We Effect’s work in the region to key stakeholders. Key stakeholder who are institutional donors partner organisations, the Swedish public. The role involves independent, proactive operational and strategic communication aimed at increased brand awareness raising and knowledge of We Effects work among target audiences. The purpose is to contribute to an increased and diversified funding base, and visibility of our work and results, and to effective advocacy in the region and Sweden. As Regional Knowledge Communications Officer you are also responsible for contributing to improving, We Effect’s efficiency and documentation of knowledge and experience within the organisation by defining, structuring, retaining and sharing it within an organisation.
As Knowledge Regional Communication Officer your duty station is the Regional Office in Lusaka while at the same time you are part of the Marketing Department in the head office in Sweden and responsible for developing information material and other deliverables requested by the Marketing Department. In the region, you have the responsibility to support staff and partner organisations with knowledge and communication activities. The role requires the ability to work autonomously and flexible to ensure that all communication and knowledge work is in line with the budget, strategies, regulations and project-specific requirements. The role also requires close collaboration with the Regional Programme Director, Regional Resource Mobilisation Coordinator and Regional PM&E Officer.
As a Regional Knowledge and Communications Officer, you are independent and mature in your profession. As your tasks are divided between the regional and the Swedish context, it is of great importance that you are responsive and able to adapt your approach and priorities. You need to have the ability to communicate to different target groups and understand the wants and needs of the same. You need to have excellent organisational, scheduling and planning skills and the ability to meet deadlines. As a person, you are positive and curious; you enjoy new challenges and working in a dynamic and always changing environment. You are interested in current affairs and share We Effect’s vision of a sustainable and just world free from poverty.
Degree in communication, journalism, media studies, public relations, marketing or related field.
Master’s degree will be added advantage
Minimum of 3 years’ professional experience working with communications, public relations, marketing, events promotion, journalism trades, media or similar.
Membership or affiliation to a relevant professional network.
Experience working with communication for an NGO/INGO or similar.
Experience adapting your communication for international target groups.
Experience in knowledge management.
Advanced written and spoken knowledge in professional English.
Experience in media platforms, digital, social media, printed etc.
Experience in training and capacity building of adults
Strong skills in layout, formatting and development of figures, and graphs.
Awareness of current political and social affairs in the region.
Experience in working with resource mobilisation/fundraising.
Experience working with Adobe Creative Suit and
Good knowledge and experience in handling web-based management systems
Established network and capacity to maintain strategic relationships with media and development cooperation actors.
Experience producing content for the Swedish audience.
Knowledge of the Swedish context and development cooperation.
Ability to work independently with a high level of confidence and confidentiality
Knowledge in Portuguese
Apply through this link by 20th December 2020
The employment is a one-year fixed-term contract at the national level, with the possibility of prolongation. The Conditions of Employment in the country you are employed will apply.
We Effect strives for diversity in the organisation and welcome applicants regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religious belief, or disability.
For more information
Maria Taddesse, Regional Director,