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Policy Officer

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinates and undertakes policy development, providing analysis and advice, to support Agency and/or Government policy initiatives and commitments; Initiate and develop strategic policies that guide program and member service development to address the needs of members and stakeholders; Provide leadership, guidance, support and a point of contact for business unit staff on organizational policies that impact business unit operations; Deliver on multifaceted policy projects and processes within agreed upon deadlines and quality standards; Liaise and work across organization’s divisions and non-government stakeholders to ensure effective interface between policy development, program development, planning, service design and policy implementation; Work effectively with team members towards mutual continued development and to provide feedback to each other on policy research and analysis undertaken; Develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy; Media monitoring, tweeting, contributing to press releases, updating the website, writing blogs; Internal communication with members and affiliates, for example compilation and sending of newsletters; Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with key stakeholders; Take the lead on drafting letters and policy briefings.

The ideal candidate should have the following minimum qualifications and attributes:

A degree in Agriculture Economics BSc or MSc/Development Studies or related field; Have at least 4 to 5 years’ experience in a relevant field; Ability to analyze and formulate policy positions; An excellent communicator with the ability to tell, write and edit compelling stories that bring the impact of work to life; Proven experience in project management with an emphasis on policy and research project; Clean Class 4 driver’s license is mandatory; Must be computer literate with excellent knowledge of IT and social media

How to apply

Interested persons should submit applications with detailed CVs not later than Tuesday 26 March 2019 and to commence by the 2nd of May 2019 to: [email protected] or hand deliver to ZADF Office, 46 Lawson Avenue, Milton Park, Harare.

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