JOB OFFER - Communication Officer (ZCCB)

JOB OFFER - Communication Officer (ZCCB)

Job Title

Communication Officer (ZCCB)



Lusaka, Zambia


Job Purpose

The Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops is an umbrella body of the Catholic Church in Zambia. Its secretariat is located at Kapingila ZCCB Guest House in Kabulonga residential area. The Catholic Secretariat urgently requires a hard working individual and a practicing catholic to undertake the role of Communications Officer.


Key Task

To work with the ZCCB Communications Executive Director to empower the Catholic Church in the use of modern communication in its evangelisation mission. The Communications Officer shall be responsible for disseminating latest information from the Bishops and the entire Catholic Church to the faithful and concerned citizens both locally and universally. The Communications Officer shall also be responsible for the production of documentaries and on-spot audio-visual Catholic programmes ready for broadcast.


Person Specification

The ideal candidates required are those that:

  • Have excellent skills in journalism abilities and aesthetic judgment, be able to handle breaking catholic news and live shots with ease and be able to dig deep into a variety of catholic topics for compelling
  • Are proficient in internet, database and computer assisted reporting techniques and on social media platforms
  • Have creative communications and writing skills with physical stamina and curiosity for news
  • Have to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology
  • Are knowledgeable of Catholic ‘s doctrines and practices
  • Possess advanced understanding of current legal and ethical issues impacting journalism and communication.


Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Full grade 12 certificate with at least 6 credits [Including English]
  • Diploma in Journalism and/or media studies
  • 3-5 years hands on experience in media related environment
  • A professional certificate in Computer Software and Hardware maintenance and radio-TV broadcasting  will be considered as an added advantage
  • Radio-TV background, familiarity with news reporting, editing and overall news production
  • Mastery of radio –TV editing with Adobe premiere, Adobe auditing, Adobe creative suites, including after Effects
  • Worked in news production including script writing
  • Having Knowledge of  news photography
  • Proficient in operating computer including trouble shooting of any hardware or software malfunction



Contract Duration

  • This appointment of Communications Officer shall be on a Two [2] years contract basis with an option for a second contract based on satisfactory performance and good conduct
  • A competitive remuneration package commensurate with the advertised position will be offered.


To Apply:

Candidates who meet the above requirements are encouraged to submit their applications which must include letter of application, certified copies of qualifications, curriculum vitae and references to the address below

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Deadline :  13th September 2023


Vacancy Physical Adress

The Human Resources Officer
Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops
Catholic Secretariat
Kapingila ZCCB Guest House
PO Box 31965


About Caritas Zambia

Caritas Zambia is a Catholic Organisation that is an integral structure of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). The Conference of Bishops is a permanent grouping of Bishops of a given nation or territory that jointly exercises certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of their territory. This is done for the sake of effective evangelisation. To promote the principle of the common good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programmes of the apostolate which are fittingly adapted to the circumstances of the time and place, is the role of Bishops.