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Deputy Director Public Relations - Office of the Auditor-General

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Expires: 28 Jun 2024

Full Time



job Description

Applications are invited from highly competent and qualified persons to fill the following position(s) which have arisen in the Office of the Auditor-General.

Deputy Director Public Relations (1)
Reporting to:Director Legal/ Corporate Secretary

Job Summary
The incumbent will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing Office’s communication strategy, operational plans and stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

Communication strategy
• Coordinates and supervises the development and implementation of the communication and public relations strategy consistent with OAG mandate and corporate plans.
• In liaison with Deputy Auditor-General Administration, identify the stakeholders of the Office.
• Manage development of department annual plan and budget for effective communication in line with Office strategy.

Enhancement of Office’s Corporate image
• Articulate the mandate, vision, mission and values of the OAG to the stakeholders
• Oversee creation, maintenance and monitoring of strong corporate image using tools that include logo, colours, type fonts among others.,
• Oversee the development and dissemination of information, education and communication (IEC) materials for all channels including print, and electronic and social media.
• Manage establishment of process to continuously collect feedback from the stakeholders and implement actions to strengthen the corporate brand.

Media Relations Management
• Oversee development of interventions to promote, protect and build OAG’s reputation with media houses.
• Oversee management of engagements between Office and media to allow for a cordial relationship.
• Assess the media perception of OAG by conducting surveys, feedback and media reports and analyse the trends.
• Act as a spokesperson to media with specific approval of the Auditor-General on any particular subject matter.
• Oversee and measure effective media campaigns and coverage.
• Develop and implement crisis communication media strategy, to manage crisis within the organisation.
• Manage press conferences during report submission, dissemination of audit key findings to stakeholders,
• Packaging messages to be disseminated through different media channels and facilitate effective media coverage.

Corporate Social Responsibility
• Oversee and report progress on development and implementation of the corporate social responsibilities strategy and policy.
• Manage the OAG corporate social responsibility programs, corporate sponsorship, corporate advertising and corporate events.
Performance Management
• Provide supervisory leadership to the department and lead in the implementation of the performance management in the unit.

Annual Work Plans, Budgeting & Reporting
• Develop and review annual work plans and annual budgets for the department
• Public relations and communication skills.
• Networking skills.
• People management skills.
• Interpersonal skills.
• Organisational and time management skills.
• Computer Literacy.

Qualifications and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, or equivalent.
• Membership of a recognised professional body will be an added advantage.

• Five (5) years’ experience in a Public relations and communications role with a reputable organisation.

How to Apply

If you are qualified and interested, please submit your application with a detailed Curriculum Vitae not later than June 28, 2024, to the following email address [email protected]
or hand deliver to No. 48 Burroughs House, Corner George Silundika and Simon Muzenda Street (4th Street).

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  • Job Type

    Full Time

  • Expiry Date

    28 Jun 2024

  • Date Posted

    20 Jun 2024