Communications/Public relations Jobs at Zambeef Products Plc and Chilanga Cement PLC

Deadline of this Job: 12 September 2022
WWF-Zambia is seeking to employ a Communications Officer under the Women Leaders for Climate Action program. (WLCA). WLCA comprises a group of Influential Women from different social & economic fields who play a critical role in supporting and influencing the delivery of sustainable and climate resilient futures for communities, businesses, and ecosystems. Through this program, the women intend to close the ever-growing gap of unsupported, under-funded climate action initiatives delivered at community level while creating a pipeline of investable climate projects for the Women Leaders to tap into at individual or organizational level.
This is a two-year term position, with the possibility of renewal. Its core responsibility is to support communications for innovative conservation delivery across the office with a specific focus on our sustainable finance and generally biodiversity conservation program activities. This position is designed to support the implementation of strategic communications to raise the ambition of WLCA conservation advocacy in Zambia.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
In collaboration with the Communications Manager and the Conservation program teams:
• Support the Program Manager in the process of developing a clear communications strategy and plan that will deliver communications impact and market widely the WLCA Brand.
• Develop and implement a clear communications work plan with clear objectives for undertaking all communications activities.
• Develop a clear media network for supporting WLCA communications work, working with national and locally based media houses in Zambia
• Create, review & edit content for publication across various platforms (print, digital, electronic mediums).
• Manage WLCA social media channels to maintain & increase digital presence
• Initiate and implement creative social media campaigns in support of key WWF campaigns
• Lead the participation of WLCA in key commemorative events related to conservation
• Support the development of key communications assets for fundraising purposes
• Support the monitoring of media mentions for WLCA and generate monthly reports for showing coverage
• Manage the production of content for WLCA media engagement. This will include the design of communication tools &production materials.
• Manage digital content on WLCA’s website
• Plays a key role in producing monthly and quarterly newsletters
• Secure media space on new and existing platforms to ensure maximum coverage for WLCA

Working Relationships:
Internal: Interacts regularly with members of WLCA
External: Interacts with government departments, research centers, universities, and others.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in communications or marketing in any related field. Master is an added advantage
Preferred Experience:
• At least 5 years’ experience in managing creative / production processes and preferably experience with successful 360-degree campaigns (including; ATL, BTL, video, TV, radio, media, PR, digital, budgets)
• Strong planning and coordination skills for effective communications
• Excellent writing skills and ability to produce past articles written by candidate
• Excellent public speaking skills with a good command of English and knowledge of the Zambian language
• Video production skills and knowledge of the process
• Proven knowledge of working effectively across a range of media platforms and networks
• Demonstrated interest and commitment to sustainable natural resource management;
• Computer literacy and graphic design skills
• Driver’s license.

Required Skills and Competences:
• Demonstrated project management experience and the ability to work independently and/or with minimal supervision
• Ability to perform in a deadline-driven, high-pressure environment
• Solid written and grammatical skills, and strong attention to detail
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to network, develop and maintain strong relationships with the private sector, government officials, and donor agencies
• Experience working effectively in partnership arrangements
• Knowledge of Microsoft applications.
• Demonstrable editorial judgement in posting and packaging content, and in developing online activities that elicit desired actions by target audiences and are aligned with an organization’s brand.
• Experience in identifying communication opportunities that enhance the organization’s reputation and build stronger connections with the community and stakeholders.
• Knowledge and interest in the environment, conservation and sustainable development, and experience in working for an organization in one of these fields. In particular, at least 3 years’ experience in developing content that makes complex content clear, informs conservation action and/or influences the conservation agenda.
• Good understanding of copyright and intellectual property laws regarding others’ online content.
• Up to date with the latest technologies regarding digital communications including online community platforms, CRM systems, email lists, social channels, multimedia, online events, and content management systems.
• Good troubleshooting skills to ensure access to digital platforms and solve compatibility issues across publishing platforms
Embodiment of WWF Global behavioral competencies:
Strive for Impact
• I am results-driven.
• Everything I do, the way I think, plan and implement is driven by a relentless search for impact.
Listen Deeply
• I go beyond my point of view and strive to see the bigger picture from different perspectives. I stay curious and listen deeply to what others have to say.
Collaborate Openly
• I’m a global citizen working for a living planet.
• I am constantly thinking of how with others, together, we can be more impactful.
• I work across boundaries, openly ask for help, and share what I know, both internally and externally.
Innovate Fearlessly
• I take risks to find better solutions.
• I measure progress and learn from mistakes. I share both success & failures. I encourage others to do the same.

Deadline of this Job: 01 September 2022
Chilanga Cement is the leading supplier of building materials and major construction solutions provider in Zambia and the regional market. The Company operates a network of facilities, which includes two integrated Cement plants (with a combined capacity of 1,500,000 tonnes per annum) in Chilanga and Ndola, and distributes by road and rail to all corners of the country and southern Africa.
Joining Chilanga Cement means being part of a successful organization that builds its business strategy around product innovation. For Chilanga Cement, People Development is an investment in the future. Training and skills development means employees can take control of their own careers; everyone builds their own rich and diversified career portfolio. You hold the keys to your success!
Chilanga Cement, Ndola Plant, is looking to recruit a dynamic, motivated, enthusiastic and qualified individuals to take up the roles of;
Safety Officer (X1)
Overall Mission of the Role: To implement and manage the health safety and environment management system (HSMS), as well as conduct safety inspections and audits, ensure the organisation complies with Chilanga Cement, local Authorities and Statutory regulations. The position will report to the Health, Safety and Environment Manager.

Main Responsibilities:
• Perform workplace audits of Chilanga Cement Health Safety Management system.
• Conduct section Health Safety Environmental inspections on a daily basis.
• Conduct site inductions for employees and contractors as well as other trainings as required for Employees.
• Assist with the provision of site emergency services including prevention, preparedness and response, and participation at training exercises including drills.
• Preparation and conducting of safety and toolbox meetings and HSE committee meetings
• Conduct hazard identification, risk assessments, audits and workplace random alcohol and drugs screening.
• Monitor and review incidents and review recurrent events and assist in development and implementation of remedial actions.
• Participate in all incident investigations and identify areas for improvement, and ensure relevant alerts are sent for circulation to all Chilanga Cement employees.
• Facilitation of all Health and wellness programmes such as women and men health clinics as well as Covid 19 prevention programme implementation.
• Key in health, safety and environmental projects identification, planning and implementation.
• Facilitation and engagement of external and internal stakeholders.

Qualifications and Experience:
• Degree in the field of Occupational health and Safety Management, Environment & Natural Resources Management, Environmental Health, Mechanical Engineering & or any related fields.
• 2 years’ experience.

Technical Skills
• Knowledge of cement production process, & the plant equipment
• Knowledge of sampling technique
• Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Package
• Conversant with the local occupational health and safety and environmental legislation.
• Know the methods for health and safety performance monitoring
• Familiar with the local legislation and the norms specific to each type of equipment.

Other Skills Required For The Roles:
• Knowledge of work and safety rules and regulations.
• Sound mechanical knowledge (rigging, fitting and others).
• Good aptitude for field work, strong motivation to “dirty his own hands” and attention to cleanliness.
• Disciplined and respectable in the eyes of the peers.
• Effective written and verbal skills.
• Ability to make sound decisions based on the available information.
• Team building skills/consensus builder.
• Ability to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.