Public Relations Officer (x1)

Zambia Gold Company Limited

Zambia Gold Company Limited (Zambia Gold) was incorporated on 10 January 2020. Zambia Gold (the ‘Company’) is co-owned by ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc with a 51% stake and the Ministry of Finance owning the remaining 49% stake. Zambia Gold is mandated to lead the development of the gold sector in Zambia by undertaking commercial activities for the benefit of all stakeholders. In order to achieve this mandate, Zambia Gold Company will broadly undertake the following activities:

i) Acquire exploration licences and carry out mineral exploration with a focus on gold (either directly or in partnership with other entities)
ii) Develop and operate mines for gold and other precious minerals
iii) Refining, grading, producing, cutting and processing of gold and other precious minerals
iv) Buying and selling of gold and other minerals
v) Support artisanal mining operations and transforming these into commercially viable activities
vi) Pursue value addition opportunities in the precious metals sector

The Company invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals who are innovative, energetic and performance driven to fill the following positions:

Public Relations Officer X 1

Location : Lusaka
Department : Public Relations
Report to : Chief Executive Officer

Job Purpose

To develop, manage, co-coordinate, network, implement and monitor a public relations and communication strategy and associated products and activities on an on-going basis with various public audiences, with the objective of promoting awareness and understanding of the Company and its activities. He/she will develop a data base of key media outlets and maintain close collaboration with them to facilitate wider dissemination of undertakings by the Company.

Main duties

a) Develop a work plan for communication activities, monitor compliance and provide support and guidance to ensure the set objectives are met;
b) Plan and monitor the use of communication budgetary resources
c) Ensure communication effectiveness, efficiency and delivery
d) Advise the Chief Executive Officer, management and staff on media strategy and implications for any action/development;
e) Develop communication tools and/or strategies (knowledge management, information exchange, etc.)
f) Provide technical advice and support in planning and developing relevant information and communications products.
g) Provide input to all major departmental documents, including strategies, and other technical documents, to ensure they are well written.
h) Promote a better understanding of the company and ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the general public, media and other appropriate audiences.
i) Initiate and organize press and media briefings both local and international.
j) Collaborate with mass media through activities such as organizing site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.
k) Monitor, evaluate and advise on the use and effectiveness of media materials and share results and findings.
l) Help establish, document, review and refine process of working collaboratively with various stakeholders, including meetings, joint projects, information sharing etc.
m) Ensure or enhance the quality, consistency and appropriateness of communication materials, activities, processes and messages shared with various publics.
n) Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and experience

a. Professional:

  • Full Grade 12 Certificate
  • Bachelor Degree in Mass Communications, Public Relations or any relevant field of study
  • Professional membership with relevant bodies in Public Relations

b. Minimum Relevant Pre-Job Experience:

  • 5 years experience in a similar position.
  • Work experience in the Mining sector will be an added advantage.
c. Skill Specifications:
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Computer literate.
  • Media skills
  • Knowledge in use of media equipment and photography.

d. Other Attributes (Personality Traits)

  • Outgoing; Eloquent; Persuasive.

e. Valid Driver’s license

Zambia Gold Company Limited provides equal employment opportunities to all Zambians on merit without discrimination on the basis of age, gender, colour, tribe, disability, or religion.

Interested, suitably qualified and experienced persons should send their application together with certified copies of Academic and Professional certificates; a detailed Curriculum Vitae with traceable references and copy of the NRC should reach the undersigned not later than Friday, 5th February, 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Head Human Resources and Administration
Zambia Gold Company Limited
Subdivision F/377a/30/B
Kudu Road, Kabulonga

Email: [email protected]

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