Wednesday 23 August 2023

Communications Specialist at Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) August, 2023

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Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies at Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA), 2023
Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) Opportunities 2023
TAHA is an apex private sector member-based organization mandated to develop and promote horticulture (flowers, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and horticultural seeds) in Tanzania. TAHA’s goal is to improve the growth and competitiveness of horticultural industry in the country for social and economic gains. TAHA is a unified voicing platform for Tanzania horticulture, representing farmers at all levels, processors, exporters and service providers in the horticultural industry in Tanzania.

Activity Background
TAHA is currently implementing a 5-year USAID funded project called USAID “Tuhifadhi Chakula” activity. The purpose of the Project is to reduce food loss and waste and resultant climate effects for improved food security and livelihoods. The project is focusing on reducing food loss and food waste by addressing postharvest handling issues within key value chains with a major contribution to Tanzania food security basket. The project will implement interventions around four (4) main thematic areas, which improve food handling, storage and value addition at producer and commercial levels, facilitate market access to ensure agricultural good reach consumers, inform and promote policy and regulatory frameworks that reduce food loss and waste and strengthen local organizations capacity to lead on post-harvest management.

TAHA is seeking for motivated and highly experienced applicants to implement this project in job positions described below....
All applicants are strongly advised to adhere to application instructions and guidance provided.

Communications Specialist
Communications Specialist at Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) August, 2023
Reporting to: The Deputy Chief of Party
Duty station: Arusha, Tanzania

Position summary
The Communications Specialist will be responsible for creating communication materials, managing project branding and visibility, coordinating media relations, and engaging with partners and beneficiaries to promote awareness and understanding of the project’s goals and achievements.

Scope of work
• Develop and execute a comprehensive communication strategy that aligns with the project’s objectives and effectively reaches target audiences by their categories.
• Develop a detailed communication plan encompassing various activities and timelines to ensure consistent and impactful information dissemination.
• Create compelling communication materials, including newsletters, press releases, articles, success stories, social media content, videos, and other promotional materials.
• Collaborate closely with technical teams and partners to gather accurate and relevant information for packaging and dissemination.
• Ensure that all project communication and branding activities are in line with the Project’s Branding Strategy and Marking Plan.
• Oversee the production of branded merchandise and promotional items to reinforce project visibility.
• Foster relationships with media outlets, journalists, and influencers to facilitate coverage of project activities and accomplishments.
• Coordinate media engagements such as interviews and press conferences as required.
• Manage the project’s online presence, including its website and various social media platforms, ensuring regular updates and meaningful engagement.
• Monitor TAHA social media channels for feedback and inquiries, promptly responding to queries.
• Organize and manage project events, workshops, and conferences designed to amplify project objectives and achievements.
• Prepare and produce communication materials for events, including banners, brochures, and presentations.
• Interact with project partners, beneficiaries, and stakeholders to comprehend their communication preferences and needs.
• Conduct communication workshops and training sessions to equip partners and beneficiaries with effective communication skills.
Track and evaluate the efficacy of communication initiatives, delivering regular reports to the project management team.
• Collect and analyse data related to communication outreach and impact.

Specific Requirements:
• Will require a high level of professionalism, eloquence and trustworthiness. • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in local languages is a plus
• Ability to manage tasks crossing multiple functions.

Qualifications and skills
Degree Level

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, International Development, or a related field.
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• At least nine (9) years of experience working experience in communications, public relations, or media relations, preferably in the context of development projects.
• Demonstrated success in devising and executing communication strategies and campaigns.
• Proficiency in crafting compelling written content for diverse audiences, conveying complex information in an accessible manner.
• Adept in managing websites, social media platforms, and digital communication tools.
• Experience in event management and media relations.
• Familiarity with USAID branding and communication guidelines is advantageous.
• Familiarity with the agriculture especially horticulture industry and Tanzania’s media landscape is advantageous.

Key Skills
  • High level of leadership, interpersonal, technical, communication, networking and analytical skills including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders.
Application Procedure
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should send their applications enclosing detailed;
• Application letter
• Curriculum vitae (not exceeding 4 pages)
• Copies of qualification certificates

The cover letter to be addressed to;
Human Resources and Administration Manager
P.O. Box 16520, ARUSHA.
Application Instructions.

1. Submission: All applications must be submitted via email to the following address:
2. Format: Please compile your application into a single PDF attachment. Ensure that all required documents are included in the PDF.
3. Subject Line: In the subject line of your email, clearly state the position you are applying for. For example: “APPLICATION FOR SENIOR PROJECT ACCOUNTANT POSITION.”
4. Focus on One Application: Applicants are requested to apply for one specific vacancy only. Multiple applications for different positions will not be accepted.
5. Deadline: The deadline for submitting your application is Tuesday, 12th September, 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
6. Adherence: Please carefully adhere to all instructions provided above. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in your application not being reviewed.
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The successful candidate will be remunerated according the TAHA salary scale, and in alignment with the candidate’s qualifications and professional experience. Other employment benefits will be as per the organization’s policy

Please note: TAHA is an equal opportunity employer that welcome all qualified candidates to apply for the open positions. TAHA is committed to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and respected.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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