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Expert 2: Communications Expert
Expected start
17 November 2020
240 working days
8 November 2020
Aylin Alpagot (

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The global objective of the assignment is to enhance the communication and visibility of the IAEREP, LTDRP and KDRP Actions, of which this Specific Contract will be part, with a focus on integrating the various information, communication and visibility (ICV) activities of each Action into a coherent ICV framework. The communication and visibility activities should demonstrate, in an efficient and effective way, the benefits of the Actions and of the EU grant funding. Communication and visibility support shall also take into consideration the cross-cutting objectives of the EU funded actions such as environment and climate change, rights-based approach and gender equality.

The specific objectives of this evaluation are to:

  • Create cohesion and synergies between visibility measures of individual implementing parties;
  • Raise awareness on how the EU and/or other partners involved in the Actions is/are working together to support Zambia (and Zimbabwe, for Action 3) and instil public confidence in the Actions by ensuring transparency of communication and accountability to the general public;
  • Provide inclusive, efficient and effective communication and support (including trainings/capacity building) to promote the Actions, disseminate results and give visibility to EU funding;
  • Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation of the ICV activities, including the existing CVPs for the 3 concerned projects, to improve efficiency and effectiveness, for accountability and learning purposes.


Qualifications and skills:

  • At least a taught Master’s Degree in one of the following areas: public relations, communication, digital marketing, journalism, advertising or related field, or equivalent general professional experience of 3 years, in addition to the years set out in the general experience plus a Bachelor’s Degree or relevant technical or professional qualification in one of the afore-mentioned areas (minimum requirement);
  • Good computer skills in standard office packages and main computer operating systems and interfaces (desirable);
  • Fully versatile on social media, connectivity and social networking and PowerPoint, Photoshop, graphic design or similar applications/softwares (desirable);
  • Strong research / analytical skills (desirable);
  • Experience of having implemented web communication work (desirable) – please provide at least one example where the expert has been in the lead (if applicable);
  • Knowledge and understanding of Monitoring & Evaluation tools/techniques used to assess the impact of C&V plans/activities (desirable);
  • Knowledge of the Zambian media scene (desirable).

General professional experience:

At least 6 years of proven experience in public relations, communication, digital marketing, journalism, advertising or related field (minimum requirement).

Specific professional experience:

  • Proven experience in implementing communication and visibility campaigns, and the production of promotional publications (desirable);
  • Proven experience in conducting at least 1 thematic campaign (desirable);
  • Experience in conducting communication campaigns in the energy/water/environment sectors (desirable).

Language skills:

Fluency (proficiency level C1) in both written and spoken English (minimum requirement), Knowledge of one of the languages widely spoken by local population in Zambia (desirable).