JOBS AT USAID/TANZANIA - 7/12/2016

OPEN TO:      All Interested Candidates/ All sources  
POSITION:  Development Program Specialist – Development Outreach and Communication    
OPENING DATE:  July 01, 2016  
CLOSING DATE:  July 31, 2016  
WORK HOURS:   Full-time; 40 hours/week  

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN- 10; (Step 1- TZS 49,443,118 through Step 13- 74,164,666 per annum)   Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP- 5 (steps 5 through 14)*

The US Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Development Program Specialist – Development Outreach and Communication at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION   The Development Program Specialist – Development Outreach and Communication (DOC) responsible for advancing U.S. Government strategic communications objectives through targeted outreach to Tanzanian stakeholders. S/he will bring critical expertise to the USAID/Tanzania Mission and advise the DOC Team and Mission leadership on effective strategies for promoting USAID’s work among local audiences and opinion leaders, in addition to supporting broader USAID and interagency communications efforts in Tanzania and globally.  
The Incumbent leads the DOC Team’s efforts to ensure that public-facing communications products and platforms geared toward Tanzanian audiences – including government officials, beneficiaries, media, partners, youth, and other key constituencies – advance local awareness of USAID/Tanzania’s country development strategy and programs and are grounded in a firm understanding of Tanzanian cultural and linguistic norms. S/he develops new communications tactics for reaching local stakeholders in support of the Mission’s overarching communications and outreach strategy and builds consensus on key development messages in-country by liaising with Tanzanian media, partners, and government officials as well as developing the capacity of local implementers to produce high-quality communications for Tanzanian audiences.  
The Incumbent is the primary point of contact for communications content that is published and disseminated in Kiswahili and will translate publicity materials and other products as needed.
 
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

All applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. USAID is willing to accept applicants with fewer than the required minimum number of years of experience but meeting the minimum educational requirements. These applicants may be considered for the position as trainees and begin at one grade lower. Attainment of the higher grade level is contingent upon the selected candidate successfully completing the years of experience to reach the fully qualified level, in addition to meeting agreed-upon objectives and milestones, and performing in a fully successful manner.    
a. Education:  A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, English, International Relations or a related field is required. A Master’s degree is highly desirable.  
b. Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in communications, public relations, or journalism in an English-language work environment is required. This experience should demonstrate strong writing and editing skills as well as a clear understanding of how to develop and disseminate complex information to a variety of target audiences. Experience translating communications content related to development from English to Kiswahili is required. Previous work with the U.S. Government or another international development organization is preferred, but not required.  
c. Language:  Level IV (fluent) in English and Kiswahili (writing, reading and speaking) is required. (This will be tested)  
d. Skills and Abilities:  Strong computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and Power Point), are required.  
e. Job Knowledge:  The Specialist must possess a thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, practices, and techniques of communication and good storytelling, and be able to apply such knowledge in the development and dissemination of content through a variety of media. S/he must have experience in the analysis and interpretation of data and the presentation of findings in written or oral form, and know how to determine and effectively use the most appropriate means for transmitting information and to evaluate the effectiveness of plans developed to communicate with targeted audiences is required    

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:  
1. Management will consider when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.  
2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.  
3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Employment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.  
4. The candidate must be able to obtain the local security certification.

HOW TO APPLY:  Effective immediately only online applications will be accepted via usaidtzlesapps@usaid.gov    When sending an online application, please indicate the position title in the subject line.    

IMPORTANT: Applicants MUST submit the following documents to be considered:  
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form Ds-174), which is available on our website.
2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. resume, transcripts, degrees, etc.)
3. Copy of Passport, or, National ID, or Resident/Work Permit.  
4. One sample of an English-to-Kiswahili translation and one sample of a Kiswahili-to-English translation. Each sample should be accompanied by a description of the purpose of the sample, the target audience, where it was published or disseminated, and who commissioned the translation.    
Applicants MUST follow instructions in the notice on the website.   Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.  

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age(below compulsory retirement age), disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.  

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:    · An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or  · Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and  ·  Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and  ·  Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and  ·  Is not a citizen of the host country; and  · Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and  · is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.

Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:    · A citizen of the host country; or  ·  A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or  ·  Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.
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