3 New Job Vacancies at BBC Media Action Tanzania | Deadline: 24th June, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania 2019: New Jobs at BBC Media Action Tanzania | Deadline: 24th June, 2019
AJIRA TANZANIA 2019 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2019
Job Title: Senior Research Officer, Tanzania
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Special Requirements: Right to work in Tanzania
Reports to: Research Manager, Tanzania
Contract: 9 months, with the possibility of extension
Salary: Highly competitive within Tanzanian NGO market rates
Closing date: 24th June 2019

BBC Media Action in Tanzania
BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, uses the power of media and communication to support people to shape their own lives. Working with broadcasters, governments, other organisations and donors, BBC Media Action provides information and stimulates positive change in the areas of governance, health, and resilience and humanitarian response. This broad reach helps to inform, connect and empower people around the world.

We deliver a portfolio of media projects in Tanzania. We work to ensure that our projects are delivered on time to the highest possible standard in accordance with BBC editorial values and BBC Media Action best practice.

Overview of the role
The Senior Research officer (SRO) will play a key role in leading research work for a range of projects delivered by BBC Media Action in Tanzania. You will work with the Research Manager to plan and implement research activities for projects focusing on the three thematic areas in which BBC Media Action works, namely governance, resilience and health.

As a member of a global team of research and communication practitioners, the SRO will have the opportunity to contribute to the organisation’s work on the synthesis and analysis of best practice for Media Action’s projects throughout the world.
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The successful candidate is likely to work on BBC Media Action’s new Unicef-funded project, focusing on responsible parenting and family care (RPFC). The project will form part of Unicef’s work to implement its new national RPFC strategy, aiming to address major social and behavioural issues relating to parenting.

Main duties & responsibilities
• Working on a range of research projects and employing different research methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative)
• Working closely with the project management and production teams locally, and with researchers based at headquarters, to ensure research continually informs our work
• Developing and refining research instruments, such as questionnaires and discussion guides, and managing the piloting and implementation of these instruments
• Selecting and commissioning research agencies to undertake quantitative reach and impact surveys, and sometimes, qualitative research
• Overseeing and monitoring data collection
• Processing and analysing both quantitative and qualitative data, and reporting in line with organisational and donor requirements
• Conducting and overseeing the collection of qualitative data using, for example, in-depth interviews and focus groups
• Recruiting and training local guides and research assistants, as required
• Forecasting and monitoring expenditure of the research budget
• Managing pre-testing of media content among target audiences and reporting results to production teams
• Ensuring research is conducted to a high standard within the specified time frame and budget
• Explaining complex ideas and findings in a way that can be easily understood by the project team as well as other stakeholders
• Keeping up to date with developments in policy and social issues, as well as innovations in qualitative and quantitative research methods

Skills, knowledge and experience requirements:
• Ability to operate effectively in a difficult environment
• University degree in Social Studies, Development or any other related field of Study
• Experience in development and research work, with demonstrable experience in research design and implementation (mixed methods)
• Experience delivering large quantitative surveys and qualitative studies in Tanzania
• Familiarity with standard software packages, preferably including SPSS
• Demonstrate administrative, problem-solving and decision-making abilities
• Excellent communications and people skills
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• High degree of personal organization
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to work under pressure
• Strong commitment to, and understanding of, development issues (governance in particular) in Tanzania
• Fluency in oral and written English and Swahili
• Knowledge of the BBC’s values and willingness to apply them
• Right to work in Tanzania

Job Title: Mentor/Producer-Presenter

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Special Requirements: Right to work in Tanzania
Reports to: Senior Trainer Mentor
Contract: 9months, with the possibility of extension
Salary: Highly competitive within Tanzanian NGO market rates
Closing date: 24th June 2019

BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, uses the power of media and communication to support people to shape their own lives. Working with broadcasters, governments, other organisations and donors, BBC Media Action provides information and stimulates positive change in the areas of governance, health, and resilience and humanitarian response. This broad reach helps to inform, connect and empower people around the world.

We deliver a portfolio of media projects in Tanzania. We work to ensure that our projects are delivered on time to the highest possible standard in accordance with BBC editorial values and BBC Media Action best practice.

Overview of the role

As a Mentor/Producer-Presenter you will deliver in-depth mentoring on radio production to staff at a number of our radio partner stations throughout the country. The training and ongoing support aims to build their capacity to produce varied, high-quality and editorially robust radio programmes.

You will work closely with the Senior Trainer Mentor and Partnerships Development Manager to develop training plans that meet the needs of radio producers in line with a range of project objectives. The Mentor/Producer-Presenter will deliver training on location at the partner stations’ studios and during centrally-organised training events. You will also provide communications and media training, as required. The Mentor/Producer-Presenter will provide ongoing support to our partner organisations and their staff, with the goal of improving the quality and capacity of the media sector in Tanzania, and fostering stronger links between NGOs and the media.

The post holder will be required to spend at least 80% of their time in the field, working with radio producers at partner stations throughout Tanzania.
The successful candidate is likely to work on BBC Media Action’s new Unicef-funded project, focusing on responsible parenting and family care (RPFC). The project will form part of Unicef’s work to implement its new national RPFC strategy, aiming to address major social and behavioural issues relating to parenting.

Main duties & responsibilities
• To develop and deliver the partner training and capacity-building elements of BBC Media Action’s Responsible Parenting and Family care (RPFC) project: to reach the highest standards in terms of quality, effectiveness, impact and relevance, meeting objectives clearly defined in the project proposal
• To work with the senior trainer Mentor and Partnerships Development Manager to design a formal and on the job production training guide for partner radios and to independently deliver these trainings to radio producers at assigned partner station. This document will guide the entire period of mentorship and serve as a frame of reference for evaluating the trainer/mentor’s performance
• To deliver a series of training workshops and events, using agreed training guide
• To deliver one-on-one mentoring to young reporters and journalists at assigned partner organisations. The trainer/mentor will provide constructive feedback at the end of each assignment
• To work closely with radio partner producers on all aspects of training and programme production to ensure maximum ownership
• To ensure that findings from research and audience feedback are used to refine and improve projects outputs
• To submit weekly reports and work plans
• To support all trainers coming to train our partner organisations
• To ensure all project activities meet BBC standards, as well as delivering the projects development objectives
• To provide technical linkages between NGO experts and local radio partners in development of radio products and manage relationships between both
• To generate new project ideas and relate up to management level
• Perform any other duties that may be assigned
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Skills, knowledge and experience requirements:
• A recognized Journalism/Mass Communication Degree from a reputable University or College
• Fluent in English and Swahili with ability to write reports and scripts in these languages
• Strong editorial judgment and substantial radio production experience within Tanzania is essential (3 years minimum, with a reputable organisation)
• Experience in training journalists is an added advantage
• Excellent interpersonal skills, communication & influencing skills
• Ability to work in teams
• Strong understanding of and commitment towards BBC editorial values
• Strong understanding of the role of media and communications in development
• Knowledge of the BBC’s values and willingness to apply them
• Right to work in Tanzania

Job Title: Project Manager, Responsible Parenting and Family Care project
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Special Requirements: Right to work in Tanzania
Reports to: Senior Project Manager, Tanzania
Contract: 12 months, with the possibility of extension
Salary: Highly competitive within Tanzanian NGO market rates
Closing date: 24th June 2019

BBC Media Action in Tanzania
BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, uses the power of media and communication to support people to shape their own lives. Working with broadcasters, governments, other organisations and donors, BBC Media Action provides information and stimulates positive change in the areas of governance, health, and resilience and humanitarian response. This broad reach helps to inform, connect and empower people around the world.

We deliver a portfolio of media projects in Tanzania. We work to ensure that our projects are delivered on time to the highest possible standard in accordance with BBC editorial values and BBC Media Action best practice.

Overview of the role
The Project Manager will be responsible for managing and delivering all aspects of BBC Media Action’s new Unicef-funded project, focusing on responsible parenting and family care (RPFC). The project will form part of Unicef’s work to implement its new national RPFC strategy, aiming to address major social and behavioural issues relating to parenting.

These include:
• Increased mobility, driven by economic needs and incentives, leaving family members isolated from traditional social networks and support
• Inequality placing pressure on families, leading to young people taking additional risks to access material gains and goods not available in the home
• High rates of teen pregnancy and associated gaps in good child-rearing practices, relating to early stimulation, nutrition and response to disease
• Widespread violence and high acceptance of gender-based violence and the use of violence to discipline children

BBC Media Action will create and broadcast multimedia content focusing on these issues, encouraging audiences to consider the impact of each one and exploring alternative approaches to parenting and family care. The content will take the form of a centrally produced radio drama, which will be broadcast by a network of regional and national partner stations, and a discussion programme that the partners will produce themselves.

Main duties & responsibilities
• To deliver the project on time, to budget and to the highest standards in terms of quality, effectiveness, impact and relevance, meeting objectives clearly defined in the project proposal
• To take responsibility for the co-ordination, planning, budgeting, reporting and general management of all aspects of the project. This includes working with BBC Media Action staff in Tanzania and London to define and develop programme direction, strategies and activities
• Work closely with production, research and training teams to ensure that project objectives are being met
• Maintaining external relationships with project partners, donors and other stakeholders, representing the RPFC project to the highest professional standards
• Ensure all project activities are fully compliant with Unicef regulations, and BBC and BBC Media Action policies and editorial guidelines
• Support the project and production teams to understand issues related to parenting and family care, and the role of media and communications in this sector
• Work closely with the research team to ensure activities (including formative research, monitoring and evaluation of outputs and baselines and end line quantitative data) are in line with project objectives
• May include line management of a project officer
• Prepare donor and internal reports on project progress and impact and lesson learning data
• Commission, write and manage the production of multimedia content on project progress, lessons learned and impact

Skills, knowledge and experience requirements:
• At least three years’ experience in international development, with proven professional experience or educational background in parenting and family care and/or related themes
• Experience of directly managing all elements of the project budget cycle – design, budget development and management, work planning and schedule building, implementation of activities, monitoring progress against objectives, reviewing and reporting
• Provable experience of directly managing budgets of at least $100,000 per year
• Experience of working on UN-funded projects, with knowledge of their rules and regulations will be an advantage
• Ability to make sound judgments on editorially sensitive programme issues
• Experience in line management of staff
• Strong commitment to, and understanding of, development issues in Tanzania
• Experience working with, or understanding of, child protection regulations desirable
• Strong interpersonal skills, with a proven track record in forming effective relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders
• Excellent attention to detail
• Excellent written communication skills, including experience writing project briefs, reports, terms of reference and other project documents
• Fluency in English and Swahili and ability to write reports in those languages
• Knowledge of the BBC’s values and willingness to apply them
• Right to work in Tanzania

How to Apply
Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English by email to: [email protected].org with the title of the position applied for in the subject line before 5pm on Monday 24th June 2019. Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate cover letter will not be considered. These are local posts applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania and national terms and conditions will apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.