Business Development and Communications Officer

Global Health Corps
Lusaka, Zambia
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The Business Development and Communications Officer will be based in Lusaka and will provide support to Akros’ portfolio development in a broad range of sectors, focusing on knowledge management and proposal development.

The officer will work with the Director of Business Development and business development specialists to maintain in-country and regional networks, lead efforts in obtaining new work for Akros, and guide non-business development staff in contributing to this work. In this effort, the officer will liaise with in-country implementing partners, funding agencies (e.g., UN, USAID, DfID), and Akros field officers with a broad range of technical backgrounds. The officer will provide Akros with advocacy and communications support through gathering relevant stories depicting and describing Akros’ work to their clients and general audiences. Skills and prior experience in communications (written and verbal) will be necessary.


Write business development proposals
Manage proposal writing projects
Collaborate with health informatics team to develop concept notes for distribution
Work with Akros management and directors to explain solutions to clients
Gather client stories for advocacy and communications work
Contribute to digital platforms such as the company website and social media accounts
Organizational knowledge management support

Skills & Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Bachelor’s degree*
Preferred: Bachelor\’s or master’s degree in relevant field
Experience working in a communications and/or partnership development capacity*
Excellent written and verbal communication skills*
Experience in proposal and concept note writing*
Excellent presentation skills*
Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills*
Familiarity with health information management systems such as District Health Information Systems 2 (, ODK, or other open-source data collection and aggregation systems
Experience working in communications for technology companies/non-profits
Experience in advocacy, policy, journalism, and/or communications
French (written and spoken) abilities would be helpful
Knowledge of global health issues
Willingness to travel
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Self-starter who will thrive through exemplifying ownership and initiative
Ability to work in a multicultural environment with individuals with diverse backgrounds
Demonstrated ability to work well against complex and challenging delivery schedules

Additional Information

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