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Job Opportunity: Information Officer - SAfAIDS
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Southern Africa AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) is 
looking for an Information Officer to join its team.

The Information Officer needs to be a dynamic, creative individual 
who makes use of all resources and systems available to them to ef-
fectively communicate information about HIV and AIDS in the region. 
The IO will be a team player who will work with every programme unit 
at SAfAIDS to develop and coordinate the dissemination of HIV/AIDS 
information via the Internet, e-mail, publications and presentations. 

Based in Harare, Zimbabwe, the IO will be responsible for:
a) Coordinating and managing the content of SAfAIDS web site;
b) Responding to information requests;
c) Monitoring and evaluating information requests and the use of the
   web site as a tool for disseminating information;
d) Researching new IT developments and build SAfAIDS capacity to dis-
   seminate information.

Qualifications:
The Information officer needs to have a relevant degree with five 
years experience in journalism or communications.

Specific skills required include:

Presentations
1) Highly skilled in the development and delivery of multi-media 
   presentations for a range of activities, seminars, workshops and
   conferences;
2) Extensive knowledge and experience using MS PowerPoint.

Internet and E-mail 
1) Extensive knowledge and experience using the Internet;
2) Knowledge and experience using email and email discussion forums 
   as communication tools;
3) Sufficient knowledge of computer networking and ISPs to allow for
   troubleshooting;
4) Experience and ability to facilitate and build the capacity of
   other staff members and individuals to use the Internet and e-mail
   as communication tools.

Writing Skills and Web Publication 
1) Excellent writing skills and ability to develop brief reports,
   newsflashes, e-mail forum postings. Experience using computer
   software programmes such as MS Office 2000;
2) Proven experience and skills in web design and web maintenance.
   Preferred experience with Web Design Applications like Frontpage
   Express. Knowledge of Publishing tools (DTP) and Graphic Design
   Techniques;
3) Knowledge and experience in marketing and evaluating web sites; 
4) Experience in database management and database hosting via the 
   World Wide Web;
5) Ability to speak Portuguese would be an added advantage.

Competitive salary and benefits offered. (Please note no relocation 
benefits will be given) To apply: please send a one-page cover letter 
and a concise CV (max. six sides of A4), information about your cur-
rent salary and benefits, and contact details for three references 
to: 

SAfAIDS
PO Box A509, Avondale
Harare, Zimbabwe
mailto:lindiwe@safaids.org.zw

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted. 
Deadline for applications is 13 July, 2001.

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