Job Title: Digital Engagement Officer
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract Type: Part time (2.5 days per week), fixed term contract through ACA (our fiscal host organisation), extendable by mutual agreement and subject to available funds.
Salary: A competitive salary will be offered commensurate with skills and experience
The Fight Inequality Alliance Zambia is seeking a strong and dynamic Digital Engagement Officer with excellent digital organising skills and knowledge and a passion for socio-economic justice and fighting inequality to fill a newly created part time position. The Digital Engagement Officer will help shape and implement a digital engagement strategy to contribute to achieving FIA Zambia’s vision and strategy.
Who is Fight Inequality Alliance Zambia?
The Fight Inequality Alliance Zambia (FIA Zambia) is a coalition of organisations – among them rural, youth, labour, climate justice, women’s rights, urban, artists, land rights and social justice movements fighting inequality in Zambia. FIA Zambia works on the premise that the gap between the rich and poor adversely undermines access to social services and the protection of fundamental human rights. FIA Zambia was founded in Lusaka (at the Global Platform Zambia) in September 2018, with the objective to collectively advocate for a more equal and fair Zambia. The most affected; women, youth, persons living with disability, indigenous groups, and urban poor are on the frontlines of inequality and are at the forefront of our movement. The status quo needs to be reversed for us to achieve the just, equitable and sustainable country we need. We are coming together to organise for collective solutions to the root causes of the inequality struggles we face, and to leverage our collective strength to #fightinequality. FIA Zambia is building a movement to challenge privilege, counter the excessive concentration of power and wealth in the hands of a small elite, and advance a more just, equal and sustainable world.
The place of work is Lusaka, Zambia with travel to other parts of the country whenever necessary. The post holder will work from home and from the offices of host and/or member organisations of Fight Inequality Alliance based in Lusaka by mutual agreement.
Leads the shaping and implementation of FIA Zambia’s social media strategy. Scales up engagements on FIA Zambia’s content on all digital platforms and contributes to building a community of online activists fighting inequality. The person ensures that the work of the alliance has the social media profile it needs to enable it to shape online conversations around inequality as well as influences policy. Involves planning, creating content, optimising and reviewing FIA Zambia’s digital platforms. S/he brings the voices of grassroots activists and allies to the fore, paying attention to feminist principles and telling real stories of the marginilised in new and provocative ways.
Reports to: National Coordinator, FIA Zambia
A commitment to FIA’s values, including:
SAFER RECRUITMENT: FIA is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour in the movement including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. FIA expects all staff to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. Offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks.
How to Apply:
Applications should be submitted via email to email@example.com with ‘Application for position of Digital Engagement Officer’ in the subject line.
Applications must include only:
1. A motivation letter of no more than 2 sides that indicates: a) why you are interested in this position and what inspires you about fighting inequality; and b) aspects of your background that demonstrate the required competence for this role;
2. A detailed CV with three references; and
3. Two examples of your past work that best show your suitability for the role (for example videos, campaigning material, media work, how you grew social media engagement etc).
Please ensure that your application, as a whole, speaks to the required experience, person specification and key roles and responsibilities. Please do not apply if you do not meet the required experience. Kindly indicate in your application when you would be ready to start work in an event that you got the job.
Closing Date: 23rd April 2021
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.