Communications Public Relations Jobs at Amref Health Africa Zambia and People in Need

Deadline of this Job: 30 December 2022

Amref Health Africa is the largest international health development organisation based in Africa. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa’s vision is to bring lasting health change in Africa and is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems. With headquarters in Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Africa and West Africa providing services to over 30 countries. Employing over 900 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $100 million, Amref Health Africa is a knowledge resource for donors and partners. For more information on Amref Health Africa, please visit
Amref Health Africa in Zambia is inviting suitably qualified applicants for the following position to be based at the Head Office in Lusaka.

This communications internship is a 6-month, full-time paid internship. This role requires an energetic, dedicated and detail-oriented person who can manage multiple tasks. This individual should be a team-player, willingness to learn and ability to manage multiple tasks while adapting to shifting priorities.
Depending on skillset, this individual will assist with communications tasks including, but not limited to: writing and editing, photo and video production and editing, web and social media analytics, social media content, graphic design, media relations, digital asset management, event coordination and other communications and administrative support tasks as assigned.
The ideal candidate is a recent graduate (graduated within the past year) or an undergraduate/graduate student in journalism, communications, public relations, marketing, digital filmmaking, digital media, graphic design or a development-related field.

Applicants will provide support in the following areas. As no single applicant is likely to have all of the following skills, applicants with experience in at least 2-3 of these areas, and a willingness to expand their skillset should feel comfortable applying.

Social Media
1. Draft and organize social media content to promote Amref Health Africa in Zambia blogs, videos and media coverage on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram
2. Contribute to social media quantitative and qualitative analytics reporting.
3. Create and coordinate content for social media campaigns and observances
4. Monitor and research influencers, trending topics and tools.
5. Source content from staff around the world and at events.
6. General social media planning, research, reporting and coordination as assigned.

Writing and Editing
1. Corporate bios
2. Photo captions
3. Blogs
4. Project descriptions
5. Interviewing
6. Copyediting
7. Press releases and media advisories
1. Photo, Video and Graphics:
2. Edit and format photos and videos for social media and web
3. Photo, video, and audio editing
4. Photography and videography
5. Infographics
6. Gifs, animations, and graphics
7. Digital asset management

Media Relations
1. Help compile and update media contact lists
2. Prepare media reports on assigned subjects
3. Identify and research opportunities to share Amref Zambia stories with relevant journalists and media outlets.
4. Assist with press release/media advisory writing, editing, distribution, and media outreach
5. Assist with media interview scheduling and coordination
6. Assist with scheduling and coordinating of photo/video shoots
7. Miscellaneous Communications and Administrative Support:
8. Taking notes during meetings
9. Create and manage PowerPoint presentations
10. Report preparation for meetings and presentations
11. Event planning and coordination
12. General administrative and communications support as assigned.

Deadline of this Job: 07 January 2023

People in Need works in Zambia since 2017 delivering lifesaving and development assistance to vulnerable people in the sectors of nutrition, livelihoods, WASH, environment and good governance.
We are looking for a young, energetic individual with passion for developing communication and visibility content, ready to assist our teams in the field.

Key responsibilities;
• Producing case studies, press releases, blog pieces, articles and other communications material about PIN’s overall activities, projects and beneficiaries directly in the field or in close cooperation with PIN teams.
• Creating short videos, photos and managing the photo archive of PIN projects and activities and assisting in the production of videos and photos prepared by external contractors
• Sharing collected materials with CD, PMs, HQ Communication & Advocacy Department on a regular basis
• Networking with journalists and actively pitching stories to national news outlets and journalists, providing information about the programs and coordinating between the media and project staff, and accompanying journalists (national and international) on field visits
• Maintaining the journalist contact list
• Managing PIN Zambia Facebook page, by creating and sharing engaging content regularly and enhancing visibility
• Assess new social media channels
• Assisting with other project-related tasks as assigned by the line manager
• Creating PIN visibility materials such as t-shirts, banners and publications while ensuring they comply with donor requirements (i.e. disclaimers, size and type of logo, etc.) in collaboration with project staff and logistics department
• Manage communication with vendors and designers
• Work in cooperation with Communication department of HQ based on pre-agreed tasks
• Regularly reviewing and drafting project visibility and communication plans in close collaboration with program managers and project staff
• Creating and updating information materials (brochures, leaflets, annual reports, etc.) about PIN’s work in collaboration with project teams and ensuring they are in line with PIN’s brand.
• Organizing promotional, communications and other key events for PIN and secure the presence of the media. This may include acting as moderator.
• Identifying innovations and best practices and provide regular training and advice to PIN staff in regards to visibility and communication (e.g. good/bad practices in visibility and communication, speaking to the media, case study information gathering, etc.)
• Submitting a report to the line manager outlining updates and highlights each week.
Skills and Qualifications expectations/skills
• Demonstrates excellent ability to write, take photos and communicate orally with accuracy and professionalism
• Growing experience in public relations, communications or using basic advocacy tools
• Knowledge of social media (usage and features)
• Ability to instruct colleagues working in the field regarding communication tasks
• Ability to outsource graphic designers or videographers
• Excellent use of English writing, knowledge of Lozi is an advantage
• Flexibility and availability to travel to the field, in remote areas with Program team

• Contributions of Health Insurance (Nhima) as by Law.
• Accident insurance for all injuries during work time.
• National pension scheme contributions as by law
• Extensive Capacity Building program, both internal and external trainings – Induction training.
• internal online opportunities, such as access to e-learning platform and webinars
• Monthly phone tariffs
• Annual Staff retreat
• International environments with opportunities to learn from other country programs
• Breastfeeding breaks for nursing colleagues
• Per diem for working and sleeping outside of duty town depending on the location.
• Friendly and fair environment in small collective structure where everyone knows each other.
• We have lunch break with meals available at the office
• 2 health breaks twice per day.
• Salaries are according to People in Need Salary scale and shortlisted candidates to be informed about the salaries.

Important Note:
• Women and people with special needs are encouraged to apply.
• People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at: