Communications Specialist Job Opportunity – Deadline 9 November

The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The following employment opportunities are now available at the American Embassy, Lusaka.


  • Incumbent develops and implements a comprehensive communications program for CDC Zambia
  • Promotes public understanding of CDC programs and accomplishments
  • Plans and coordinates the dissemination of information relating to the organization’s programs, objectives and functions through various media
  • Provides communications support for multiple public health programs, including but not limited to PEPFAR, Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI), immunizations, and global health security (GHS)


  • Master’s Degree in public health, communications, journalism or marketing is required
  • Five years progressive experience in communications or public affairs is required
  • Level IV English fluency in speaking, reading and writing is required. (This will be tested.)
  • Excellent ability to clearly and concisely write full range of informational and promotional materials, brochures, fliers, press releases, announcements, reports, letters and other items as assigned
  • Able to speak to the press on programmatic matters is required
  • Other skills including keyboarding, word processing, graphics, photography, interpersonal are also required
  • An in-depth understanding of overall communications principles, guidelines and procedures related to the management of public relations is required
  • Knowledgeable of governmental protocols, procedures and public relations strategies, and Zambia’s health programs is also required

How to apply
Submit applications to:
The American Embassy,
Human Resources Office,
Eastern end of Kabulonga Road,
Ibex Hill,
PO Box 320065,

For more information

+260 211 357000