Communications Consultant

Communications Consultant: Partners for Integrated Growth and Development (pigad)
Deadline: 11 December 2018

Starting Date: Mid January 2019

Background
Partners for Integrated Growth and Development (pigad) is a duly registered Zimbabwean Development Trust (0000997/2014). The organization was established in 2014 to empower communities through relief, rehabilitation and developmental programmes in both urban and rural communities.

Currently, pigad is implementing an agribusiness development intervention in three districts of Mashonaland East Province with a targeted outreach of 3000 smallholder poultry producers. pigad facilitated the setting up of a community based organisation, Goromonzi Smallholder Poultry Producers Union Cooperative Society, a district umbrella body representing the interests of small scale poultry producers. The programme is being facilitated by Help from Germany, supported and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Despite managing projects, the organization also offers consultancy services in poultry production trainings, research, business development, internal savings and lending schemes, and evaluations (baseline/mid/end) for livelihoods programmes.

pigad is seeking to recruit a consultant/freelance Journalist/Communications Specialist

The major responsibilities 
Institutional Documentation – compiling project/pigad fact sheets, infographics and flyers to enhance organizational visibility with stakeholders; Writing project case studies and success stories; Publishing pigad events and stories with the local media houses; Review/writing of pigad manuals and reports; To develop a functional communication strategy for pigad; Capacity building of pigad on the formulated communication strategy

Professional Knowledge and Experience
A university degree in Journalism and Communications; Knowledge and understanding of the development sector (mainly agriculture and agribusiness) will be an added advantage. Experience in working with women and youth is desired. Documented work experience in publications, success stories, case studies, infographics and organisation profiling. Excellent computer skills with command on Publisher, Powerpoint among other packages.

Desired skills: Media and communication skills; Presentation and documentation skills

To apply
Applicants should submit a detailed CV and motivational letter with 3 traceable references to reception@pigad.co.zw

NB: pigad believes in equal opportunities for all hence women and youths are encouraged to apply.
Short listing will be done as applications are received, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews

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