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Social Scientist

Mbala, Northern Province, Zambia
March 28, 2018

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Name : Cynthia Nandi Kalizinje

address :

Mbala Municipal Council,

P.O. Box 420057,

Mbala, Zambia.

Job Objective : Community/ Social Work

Profession : Social Scientist/Journalist

Date of Birth : 26th April, 1989 Email : NRC No. : 307910/66/1 Cell : +260-***-***-***

Nationality : Zambian

Sex : Female Marital Status : Married

Summary of Work Experience

Substantial working experience in Community Development, Social Work, Mass Communications, Public Relations and Gender.

2 years vocational plus 5 years Professional working experience. Both International and Local experience.

Key Qualifications

Qualified Social Scientist/Journalist, with excellent Community Development and Mass Communications skills

Eager to learn, self-motivated, dynamic and not complacent to mediocre work, dedicated, cooperative, good temperament and highly disciplined.

Excellent team player who is ready to work with anyone.

With excellent working experience in Social Work, Public Relations and Communication Management.

Good working experience in Project proposals.

Good working experience in Facilitation and Presentation.

None compromising when it comes to quality.

Relevant basic experience in monitoring and evaluation.

Good communicator; preparation and presentation of progress reports, work schedules, budgets, and minutes of meetings.

Relevant experience in research

Computer literate with excellent experience in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.) CYNTHIA N KALIZINJE ’S CURRICULUM VITAE

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2017-2019 Master of Science in Counselling, University of Zambia (Inc.) 2013 - 2016

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (Development Studies), Zambian Open University, Lusaka.

2010 - 2012

Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations, Zambia Institute of Mass Communications, Lusaka.

2005 - 2007 School Certificate with Seven O’levels, Kantanshi High School, Mufulira. SHORT COURSES

Certificate in Basic Computer Studies.

Monitoring and Evaluation Training by Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) in Johannesburg.

Communicating HIV/AIDS message through the media - mobilizing communities in Anti Retrieval Therapy- Zambia Institute of Mass Communications, Lusaka

Certificate in Psychosocial Counselling and HIV/AIDS obtained from Zambia Counselling Council.


November 2017-date

Housing and Settlement Development Officer: Housing and Social Services-Ministry of Local Government, Mbala Municipal Council

Job purpose: To undertake community mobilization in unplanned settlement in order to facilitate acceptance and participation in upgrading programmes Responsibilities:-

Household Registration: Undertake effectively the registration of households in order to ensure availability of data of a particular settlement for decision making

Re-location: Undertake effectively the re-location of persons residing in unplanned settlements in order to facilitate upgrading of the area

Plot Allocation: Undertake effectively the allocation of plots to deserving persons in order to provide decent housing

Community mobilization: Undertake effectively the mobilization of community based organisations in order to facilitate their participation in upgrading programmes CYNTHIA N KALIZINJE ’S CURRICULUM VITAE

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Project Proposal: Undertake effectively the provision of technical support to community based organisations on the development of project proposal in order to facilitate resource mobilization

Performance Management: Managers effectively the implementation of performance management system in order to improve and sustain performance

Management: Manages the human, finance, and material resources to enhance the operations of the section

December 2013 – November 2017

Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Local Government, Siavonga Town Council Responsibilities:-

Media Reports: Undertake timely compilation of media and other reports on the operations of the council in order to inform and educate the Public

Information Management: Create and manage social media accounts on behalf of the council.

Queries: Undertakes timely and accurate responses to the press and public queries in order to facilitate decision making

Publication Undertake timely production of news articles in order to disseminate information within and outside the council through Social Media and other medium.

Press Release: Undertake timely sensitization of council programmes to the masses in order to enhance awareness

Documentation: Undertake timely documentation of media reports in order to facilitate efficient storage and retrieval of information

Events Management: Organizing Council Events and serve as protocol officer.

Extra responsibility: Personal Assistant to the Council Secretary and Council Chairperson January 2013 – September 2013:

Programs Assistant, Gender Links, Lusaka, Zambia.


Monitoring and Evaluation: Administering M and E, capturing of all GMDC forms, protocol quiz and attitudes survey and uploading them online. Manual collection of forms and counting.

Writing stories for publications: Changing lives, Women in Politics and I stories.

Taking pictures/footage (‘visualization of projects’)

Photo Gallery: Uploading and captioning of photos of good quality on the GL photo Gallery.

Report writing


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Minutes writing

Website Management: Update of latest country events and reports.

P Drive: Ensure that all reports are filed according to GL filling policy. Ensure regular update of the country activity reports. Managing reports according to the Gender links filling policy

Publications Management: Distribution and regular stock counts of the GL publications in Country.

Social Media: Information management on Gender links Facebook page Ensure that Country events are advertised through the page and regular updates of Country events.

Management of finance and resources

File management

Logistics: for workshop, summits and trainings

Programme support to country manager

April 2012 – December 2012:

Internship, Gender Links, Johannesburg, South Africa. Responsibilities:-

Administering Monitoring and Evaluation forms,

Taking pictures for GL publications, uploading on social media and website,

File management,

Writing ‘Changing Lives’ Articles,

Assist in organizing Summits and Workshops,

Other relevant work experience

Data collector at Central Statistical office during the Labor Force Survey 2008.

Volunteer School Teacher at Light of Hope Community School in Ndola, 2009

Journalist at Zambia National Information Service (ZANIS) in Mufulira from April, 2010 – May 2010.

Announcer at Central Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) 2010

Journalist at Clearing and Trade News in Lusaka from May 2011 to November 2011

Researcher for UNESCO; Base Line Survey on Community radio stations in Isoka District, in August 2012.

Volunteer Gender Activist/Girl-Child Mentor-2012 to date CYNTHIA N KALIZINJE ’S CURRICULUM VITAE

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Academic Research Done:

I. Worked on a project entitled, ‘Women empowerment and its effects on national development.’ The main objective of the study was to see how women empowerment programs have helped out in terms of helping women to become self-sustained and its effects on national development and also to see how stakeholders can help out for women to access other needs like funds and land.



Fluent in English, Bemba and Nyanja

Hobbies and Interests

Travelling, Playing Chess, Playing Volley ball, Reading and Cooking. Signature: Date: MARCH, 2018 REFEREES

Philimon Nyirenda,

Former Council Secretary, Siavonga Town Council

Director Administration,

Kitwe City Council,

Cell No: +260-***-***-***


Maurice Mbolela

Local Government Executive Secretary


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Independence Avenue,Civic Centre

4th Floor,New Wing Building

P.O Box 33718, Lusaka

Cell No: +260-***-***-***

Kubi Rama

Gender Media Communication Expert and Project Manager Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Gender Links



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