New Job at Heifer International Tanzania, Communications Officer | Deadline: 31st May, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania 2019: New Job Vacancy at Heifer International Tanzania, Communications Officer | Deadline: 31st May, 2019
Job Title: Communications Officer
Tracking Code 658-752
Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

The position is responsible for establishing and managing relations with media representatives within Tanzania, including providing background information, Heifer Tanzania Program intervention information and facilitating media to access Tanzania Program information in order to increase its exposure in press and electronic media publications and programming. She/he will Liaise with the HQ office Communications Department to coordinate and amplify messages and communications. The position is also responsible for ensuring that project information is packaged, disseminated and utilized by appropriate users in conformity with Country ‘s program agenda, systems and procedures.

Analytical, pragmatic, self-motivated, attentive to details and team player

Communication and coordination (30%)
• Communicate and implement a communication networking strategy for Heifer programs.
• Collect and share program information including program background, post to the Heifer’s website information, successful stories, media reports and publications, etc.
• Coordinate donor and volunteer activities, including regular communications, visits, events, study tours, etc.
• Develop connections with media representatives for directing their interests to Heifer accomplishments in Tanzania.
• Provide recommendations to senior management staff on media strategies, public statements and other information matters.
• Develop and nurture good working partnerships and linkages with NGOs, government agencies, local institutions and other like-minded organizations to advance the mission of Heifer

• Timely disseminate information.
• Good working relationship and linkage is maintained with Government, media, NGO’S and other stakeholders.
• Annual, quarterly, and monthly report are produced in a most professional attractive way.
• Systems of information flow and communications is established and maintained.
• Communications materials are produced in the most accurate attractive way.
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 Promotion (30%)
• Design, write, edit, produce and distribute simple and/or complex communication products (e.g. newsletters, annual report, short note series, brochures, Web sites, photos) to communicate consistent and coherent strategic messages about Heifer and its activities.
• Prepare promotion materials and Promote Heifer through Effective channels.

• Heifer activities and successful stories are known to farmers, government, stakeholders and the community at large through production and distribution of promotional materials

Project support (20%)
• Document and communicate project activities such as POG ceremonies, monitoring and evaluation activities, launch and closeout of projects.
• Provide technical guidance on documenting project activities/ events.

• Project activities and events are documented in a most accurate and professional manner.
• Support in gathering information for report as required.

Managing of Communication materials (15%)
• Maintaining communication materials such as photographs, films (both soft and hard Copies) and recording materials such camera.
• Develop and maintain a stakeholder database.

• Communication and information materials are well managed in google one drive and remain in best quality at all times.
• Maintaining and updating communication and networking files.
• Assets are safeguarded and well managed.

May perform other job-related duties as assigned (5%)

• Carry out other duties that may be assigned to you in interest of Heifer International.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s in public Relations, Mass Communications, Development Studies or related field, plus Five (5) years of related experience.

Preferred Requirements
• Master’s degree in the similar field, with at least 4 years of practical working experience in communication and networking. Work experience in NGO world is an added advantage.

Required Experience
Most Critical Proficiencies
• Good analytical skills and ability to verify information.
• Excellent qualities and management, communication and interpersonal skills.
• A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and environment, and knowledge of the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
• Ability to promote the vision and strategic goals of Heifer
• Computer proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail and Internet software (Microsoft Office preferred).
• Strong organizational skills.
• Skilled at strategic thinking and anticipating future developments and trends to incorporate them into organizational plans.
• Demonstrated proficiency in English and Kiswahili oral and written

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
• Preparing and presenting documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
• Ability to lead teams effectively and exhibit strong conflict resolution skills.
• Proven team and customer care skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in several locations.
• Demonstrates integrity by modeling Heifer’s values and ethical standards.
• Openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
• Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues both within and outside of Tanzania.
• May require constant sitting and moving; working at a computer for extended periods.
• Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
• Performing multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
• Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds (9 kilograms) floor-to-waist.
• Willingness to work with a flexible schedule.
• Willingness to travel both locally and internationally.

Job Location Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Position Type Full-Time/Regular
Job Level Specialist
Client Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date 5/31/2019