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Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf), a communication for development organisation based in Lusaka, Zambia, is looking for a suitably qualified Zambia-based candidate for the position of Programme Officer under its Media Development and ICTs Programme.

Post:  Media Development and ICTs Programme Officer

Station: Lusaka, Zambia

Reporting to:  Programmes Manager


Key Performance Areas

  • Effective programme planning and implementation in line with the PSAf Strategic Plan, and institutional and project level Programme of Work and Budget.
  • Organization and execution of Programme activities such as meetings, workshops and field monitoring among others.
  • Conduct regular and required engagements with programme stakeholders for identified tasks.
  • Support other Programme team members in the implementation of relevant tasks.
  • Generate progress narrative reports on Programme operations on a regular and timely basis, in line with the PSAf Results Management Framework.
  • Participate in profiling PSAf and its work through offline and online platforms.
  • Identify opportunities for programme development and implementation.
  • Actively participate in routine monitoring and evaluation of activities, in line with Programme goals.
  • Conduct regular policy and regulatory analysis of the media and ICTs sector in the country and the Southern African region.


Qualifications and Experience:

Diploma or a Degree in Media Studies, Journalism, Mass Communication or related discipline, with at least 3 years’ working experience.


Skills and Competence

  • Experience working in / with the mainstream or community media.
  • Ability to work with marginalized groups such as the rural poor, and other disadvantaged communities like children, youths, women, and persons with disability.
  • Knowledge of human rights-based programming
  • Proficiency in the use of social media platforms, especially Twitter and Facebook.
  • Knowledge of the media and ICTs sector, with good contacts in the community, mainstream and online media
  • Knowledge of the socio, political and economic context and environment in Zambia and Southern Africa
  • Ability to develop and facilitate media relations
  • Ability to conduct media training and journalists’ mentorship
  • Proven ability to produce reports, feature articles and/ or broadcast media programmes
  • Ability to work under pressure and quick turn-around timeframes
  • Familiarity with PSAf methodologies i.e. radio listening clubs, oral testimonies, production of high-quality literature, media fellowships etc.
  • Good interpersonal communication and influencing skills.



Suitably qualified persons should send their application letters, detailed CVs with traceable references, and copies of certificates to: The Executive Director, Panos Institute Southern Africa, P.O. Box 39163, Lusaka, Zambia.

All applications must be submitted by email to:, and copy


Closing Date:

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Wednesday, 5th August 2020, at 17:00hrs. Applications received after this date will not be accepted.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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