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In line with UNFPA’s “One Voice” global initiative and UNFPA Zambia’s Communications and Advocacy Strategy (2018-2021), the Communications Consultant will facilitate/support all Strategic Communications and Advocacy functions of the Office of the Representative and the Country Office.

This includes scaling-up external and internal communication functions across all programmes; while strengthening UNFPA’s corporate brand and reputation as the thought leader in sexual reproductive health and rights.


External Communications

  • Facilitate ongoing implementation of the UNFPA Zambia Communications Strategy (2018-2021); as well as provide support to the consultant undertaking the review of the Strategy.
  • Work with technical staff to ensure timely and effective implementation of COVID-19 risk communication; in particular supporting the consultant undertaking the COVID-19 KAP survey as well as partners undertaking COVID-19 SBCC activities.
  • Maintain close collaboration with media, as well as other partners whose support is essential to the achievement of communication objectives under the GRZ/UNFPA 8th Country Programme.
  • Working with technical staff, facilitate the compilation of the 2020 annual report; human interest stories; press releases; and other advocacy/information materials;
  • Ensure UNFPA Zambia website, Facebook and Twitter pages are dynamic and interactive platforms - making full use of available strategies to attract, broaden and engage audiences;
  • Coordinate with programe staff to support the commemoration / undertaking of key events; including ensuring media coverage on internal and external platforms.
  • Facilitate the promotion of UNFPA and donor visibility - including graphic designs, page layouts, templates, banners and logos - in line with UNFPA and donor branding guidelines.

Internal Communications

  • Coordinate with programme teams to prepare monthly environmental scanning reports, monthly COVID-19 Situation Reports, briefing notes, talking points and speeches


3 months


  • Master’s Degree in Communications; Public Relations; Development Studies or any related social science.
  • Minimum 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in managing communication programmes for development agencies/organizations
  • Familiarity with approaches for planning, executing, and monitoring communication strategies;
  • Knowledge of current developments in the fields of Reproductive Health, Population and Development and Gender.
  • Ability to research; analyze, evaluate and synthesize information.
  • Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Experience working with UN agencies and Government is an added advantage


Interested applicants should send electronic copies of their Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of academic qualifications with the subject clearly marked as Consultancy Assignment to the email address below by 23 September 2020 close of business.

                                      To: The Human Resources Manager

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