Communication Specialist Volunteer Job Mwanza at VSO Tanzania | Deadline: 22nd October, 2018

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Jobs Tanzania: Communication Specialist Volunteer Vacancy Mwanza at VSO Tanzania | Deadline: 22nd October, 2018
Location: Mwanza
Job Title: Communication Specialist
Application Deadline: 2018-10-22
Overview: VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. As a VSO volunteer, you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lifting themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead, we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty. 

Role overview
The Communications Specialist is responsible for maintaining internal communications channel to keep project beneficiaries and partners informed of Lake Zone Youth Empowerment project presence, information and events. The Specialist will also ensure the production of quality communication materials and information. If you are passionate about using your communication skills to demonstrate the positive change VSO is doing in Tanzania, you are the ideal candidate! 
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Skills, qualifications, and experience
Competencies and Behaviour
At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
• Ability to be open-minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge  

Equal Opportunities
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
• Bachelors or Master’s Degree in communications, public relations, journalism or a similar discipline.
• Several years of relevant professional experience in a comparable position.
• Proven experience in developing and implementing communications strategies.
• Strong writing, editing, and communications skills, next to experience in developing print and digital communications materials.
• Fluent in speaking and writing in English
• Proven ability in delivering relevant content to digital and social media
• Strong in expressing creativity in all different communication channels and the ability to quickly switch between them. 

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home. 

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.