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In-Country Communications Coordinator at African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • 000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: 000

African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), is seeking a dynamic junior Communications Specialist to fill the role of In-country Communications Coordinator in Zambia. The selected candidate will collaborate with a continental team located Ghana, Uganda, Malawi, and Mozambique, and coordination from the AFAP headquarters in South Africa. AFAP is looking for passionate individuals with exceptional communication skills, adaptability, and a knack for thriving in both independent and team environments.

Join AFAP and play a vital role in shaping Africa’s agricultural future!


AFAP is embarking on an ambitious continental Communications Strategy, aimed at highlighting our activities both locally and continent-wide. We’re seeking talented candidates to join our in-country teams, collaborating closely with the Country Manager and reporting to the Communications Officer at our Johannesburg HQ. As an In-Country Communications Assistant, you’ll be a vital part of the AFAP Communications Committee, facilitating the execution of our communication strategy at national, regional, and continental levels.

Your primary tasks will encompass curating AFAP information, documents, and data at a country level, while effectively communicating with local stakeholders and supporting content development for a continental audience. Furthermore, you’ll be entrusted with the creation of engaging local content, designing and executing communication activities, and developing innovative products that contribute to departmental revenue generation. In essence, we’re seeking driven individuals who can seamlessly intertwine local needs with a broad continental vision, furthering AFAP’s impact across Africa.


Content Development & Design (Essential Functions):

  • Content Creation: Assist in creating engaging content for various platforms, including publications, brochures, newsletters, and digital media, aligning with AFAP’s mission.
  • Copywriting and Editing: Write and edit content for documents and publications to effectively promote AFAP’s activities at both local and continental levels.
  • Graphic Design: Provide creative input in designing marketing materials using Adobe Design Software, enhancing AFAP’s communication efforts.
  • Digital Management: Manage online platforms, including AFAP websites on WordPress, intranet, and digital systems, ensuring seamless information curation at the country level.
  • Media Monitoring: Monitor media coverage and trends relevant to AFAP’s activities, providing key insights to support continental-level content development.
  • Media Relations: Collaborate in developing media relations materials, such as press releases, to bolster AFAP’s public relations efforts.
  • Research and Analysis:Research media outlets for industry news, trends, and coverage opportunities, contributing to ongoing enhancements of AFAP’s Communications
  • Running Campaigns: Develop and execute marketing campaigns at the in-country level to promote AFAP’s initiatives and engage with key stakeholders.

Event Organizing (Essential Functions):

  • Event Planning and Execution: Collaborate in planning and executing a variety of events, including press conferences, customer events, and public gatherings, ensuring their successful implementation.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Assist with event hosting activities under the guidance of the Communications Officer to engage with stakeholders effectively and expand AFAP’s reach.
  • Logistics Management: Manage event logistics, including venue selection, vendor coordination, and attendee registration, to ensure seamless and impactful events.
  • Press Events: Coordinate press events and interviews to facilitate effective communication with local stakeholders, enhancing AFAP’s visibility and engagement.
  • Special Event Support: Provide support for special events that showcase AFAP’s impact on a larger stage, contributing to the organization’s broader goals.
  • Revenue Generation: Execute administrative tasks, including the development of innovative products, to contribute to departmental revenue generation through events.


Educational Requirements:

A completed Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related field. Creative Design expertise will be a plus.

Work Experience:

Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar position, demonstrating a robust understanding of corporate communications.

Essential Skills:

1. Exceptional writing aptitude, including proficient copywriting and editing skills, coupled with experience in creating content for diverse mediums, both print and digital.

2. A discerning interest in communications, public relations, and journalism, with a specific focus on corporate communications.

3. Proficiency in social media tools, including but not limited to Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

4. Familiarity with creative design software, particularly the Adobe Design Suite.

5. Exemplary organizational skills, showcasing meticulous attention to detail.

6. Demonstrable ability to take initiative and work independently, showcasing leadership and problem-solving abilities.