Public Relations Officer : Health Professions Authority Zimbabwe (HPA) Health Professions Authority Zimbabwe (HPA)

Job Summary

The Health Professions Authority Zimbabwe (HPA) is the apex health regulatory body in Zimbabwe whose mandate is to coordinate the functions and operations of all health professions councils in Zimbabwe, entertain appeals that relate to the same councils, while also inspecting, registering and regulating all health service providing institutions in Zimbabwe. The following vacancy has arisen in the Authority:

Public Relations Officer

The Public Relations Officer will report to the Secretary General who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Duties and Responsibilities
1. Coordinating all public relations activities, including communicating Authority's goals.
2. Planning promotion, publicity and campaign strategies.
3. Developing a media relations strategy.
4. Handling media interview requests, enquiries from the public and the press.
5. Creating content for media coverage, key note addresses and presentations.
6. Publishing news-letters and magazines, as required by the Authority.
7. Organising workshops, conferences and exhibitions.
8. Preparing publicity brochures, handouts, leaflets, promotional videos and photographs.
9. Updating and maintaining information on the Authority's website.
10. Maintaining a keen understanding of health trends affecting the industry.

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications and Experience
1. Degree or Diploma in Public Relations / Communications / Journalism I Media Studies
1 Marketing or a related discipline.
2. Proven 3 years working experience in public relations, print or broadcast media.
3. Strong relationships with local and national media outlets.
4. Exceptional communication skills orally, in writing and editing.
5. Skilled in broadcast or print media interviews and presentations.
6. Computer literate, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to prioritise and plan.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and a detailed CV not later than 15 April 2021 to:

The Secretary General
Health Professions Authority of Zimbabwe
7 Ross Avenue, Belgravia
P.O. Box A410, Avondale
OR E-mail:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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