Radio Craft Officer - Zambia

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Country: Zambia
Organization: Farm Radio International
Closing date: 29 Jan 2021

Reports to: Manager, Radio Craft

Works Closely With: Project Coordinator, Digital Innovation Team, Knowledge Management Team, Broadcaster Resources Department

Start Date : Immediate Requirement – Contract to February 28, 2022


  • Execute Radio Craft (RC) responsibilities for all impact projects in your country 85%

  • Support Broadcaster Resources (BR) activities 10%

  • Other 5%

1) Execute RC responsibilities for all projects

Under the supervision of the Manager, Radio Craft and the Project Coordinator, ensure that all Radio Craft components of Farm Radio International (FRI) Impact Projects (IPs) are delivered effectively and to the highest standards.


  • Plan, Deliver and Evaluate design workshops/processes for FRI Impact Projects using the latest design method

  • Ensure that design documents and in-station training plans are discussed and/or reviewed by the Radio Craft Team Lead

  • Write design workshop and training reports

  • Collaborate with the Digital Innovations (DI) team to ensure that all interactive components (ICTs) of IPs are planned, implemented and monitored


  • Assess the skills of radio stations involved in FRI impact projects

  • Plan, Deliver and Evaluate training to IP stations following the latest FRI training method

  • Provide distance coaching to stations involved in FRI impact projects

Quality Assessment

  • Monitor radio programs and offer follow up information to FRI impact project stations

  • Share lessons learned and insights from RC activities in Tanzania for continuous improvements of FRI methods

  • Contribute to establishing, supporting and liaising with listening groups and advisory groups

  • Regularly travel within the country with periodic travel outside of the country according to health and safety protocols

2) Support Networking and Broadcaster Resources (BR) activities

Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator and in collaboration with the Director of Broadcaster Resources and the Manager, Radio Craft:

  • Support the BR department in subscription and distribution activities

  • Plan and facilitate BR orientation sessions

  • Monitor the use of BR

  • Liaise with BR member stations and broadcasters

  • Support impact project stations to adapt and use BR

3) Other

  • Collaborate with other teams and departments

  • Contribute to annual work plans activities

  • Contribute to knowledge sharing activities


  • Degree in Radio Journalism or a related field or the equivalent work experience in a relevant field

  • 3+ years experience in interactive and participatory training, facilitating and coaching

  • 3+ years experience in Radio and/or Communication programming

  • 3+ years experience in project management and reporting

  • Strong capacity for facilitating participatory, multi-stakeholder initiatives

  • High level of knowledge related to gender, women and girls’ empowerment preferably in the agricultural and food security sector

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken)

  • Willingness to travel according to health and safety protocols

  • High level of skills using the Google suite (Gmail, calendar, documents, Hangouts/Meet, etc.) and the Windows packages.

How to apply:

Farm Radio is an affirmative action employer. Women, people of colour and members of equity-seeking communities are strongly encouraged to apply.


FRI is an equal opportunity employer. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. **

To submit your application, send your CV to No phone calls please.

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