Saturday, 12 August 2017

Job Opportunity at Africare Tanzania, Communications Specialist


                                   Careers at Africare Tanzania

Communications Specialist - Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program

Reports to: Chief of Party
Position Summary
To scale up Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program's (MBNP) impact through
program communication and advocacy. The Communications Specialist will
be responsible for setting up and achieving program communications
targets and contribute to, and monitoring, their implementation. In
particular, s/he will produce and disseminate materials for
communicating information about the projects and their activities;
coordinate content of Africare Tanzania website social media and the
production of a periodic newsletter; disseminate project's reports and
publications; and maintain an updated database of contacts and effective
communication system.

• In accordance with plans developed by senior management/department
managers, develop, implement and evaluate an annual communications strategy;
• Working with and obtaining input from senior management, and other
departments regarding communications messaging;
• Work with the senior management to determine goals and critical
success factors;
• Ensure the communications budget is in conjunction with organizational
• Develop, implement and evaluate the annual social media strategy;
• Provide professional writing and communications in support of MBNP's
internal and external communications;
• Responsible for creating thought leadership pieces like op-eds and blogs;
• Collaborate, write, edit and provide expertise in developing
organizational brochures, web content, press releases and other print
• Build internal relationships to gather information on important events
within the organization;
• Assist with maintaining consistency with respect to the MBNP's goals
and vision;
• Provide input on tactics and action items needed to meet agreed upon
MBNP goals;
• Work with the Management team to determine goals and critical success
• Ensure content is updated as per established standards;
• Backup support staff in the management of the website;
• Make recommendations concerning website usage, 'look', potential
content, and other considerations as they arise;
• Keep up-to-date on new marketing strategies, website designs, event
planning techniques, etc
• Look for efficiencies and recommending changes as necessary;
• Ensure alignment of communications and events plans with
organizational objectives;
• Participate in team and organizational meetings and activities, and
• Writing, editing and distributing press releases. Monitoring,
maintaining and responding to public media inquiries;
• Tracking, monitoring, measuring and disseminating, both social and
traditional, media mentions; Assist in development and preparation of
department projects - both internal and external (writing, project
management, event coordination etc.).


• A Graduate or Post Graduate qualifications in Mass Communication,
Public Health, Marketing and Public Administration, Journalism, Public
Relations or any other related subject
• + 2 years of working experience in communications with multiple
stakeholders groups and a vested experience of working in a public
relations agency.
• Sufficient experience in communications, social media, public
relations messaging and media relations
• Outstanding communication skills (both verbal and written), including
the ability to answer questions and write on behalf of MBNP.
• Well developed report writing, publications, research and consultation
• Well developed IT skills: advanced knowledge of excel and specialist
software, e.g SPSS; experience of online consultation and webpage
• An ability to use working tools such as Photoshop, picture designing etc
Applications should include a resume and cover letter. In the cover
letter (of no more than two pages) the applicant should briefly describe
his or her motivation for the position and highlight relevant
experience. Please, include "Communications .Specialist - MBNP." in the
subject line when submitting through the email address provided.
All applications should be submitted by email, ONLY to  not later than 16:00 hours Friday, 18th
August 2017.

Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications that we receive,
we will not be able to respond to each individual candidate. Please
observe Africare's no phone calls policy. 
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