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Communications/Media Specialist

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries. FHI360 currently is seeking qualified candidates for the above mentioned position for the anticipated USAID/Tanzania- Let Girls Learn Initiative (LGL-T).
The main objectives of LGL-T are to ensure girls’ increased enrollment in educational programs for girls and increased retention in educational programs for girls in lower secondary school, and to empower adolescent girls to acquire an education and skills to become positive agents for change within their communities. To achieve this, FHI 360 and its partners will implement a gender-transformative school and community-based approach that engages girls, boys, women and men in actively examining and changing entrenched, unequal gender norms that harm individuals and hinder social and economic development. At the same time, LGL-T will put adolescent girls at the forefront of programming empowering them not only to stay in school, but also to use their new leadership and other skills at home, at school and in the broader community. The project will be implemented in secondary schools in the northern regions of Tanzania including Mwanza and Tabora.

Position Responsibilities:
The position holder will provide technical oversight and assistance to the development of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC)strategy, capacity strengthening, community mobilization, media engagement, advocacy and a community-based dialogue program to address unequal gender norms in our target communities. The incumbent will also develop a dual approach to address the norms that have kept girls (and some boys) from fulfilling their potential and accessing and completing secondary school through radio programs, theatre groups and social media to share information about the importance of girls’ and boys’ secondary education. Specifically, the position:
• Ensures SBCC efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and in line with provisions of the award.
• Leads and contributes to the development of SBCC strategies for a variety of local audiences.
• Leads and contributes to the planning, design, and implementation of SBCC activities at the school and community levels.
• Engages adolescent girls and boys in the process of creating messages to impact a positive change specific to the project’s communities, respectful of culture and traditions that empowers that change.
• Develops and tests materials, working with, and providing technical direction to, creative agencies.
• Designs, drafts, tests, finalizes, places, and monitors mass and other media in support of program activities.
• Leads and contributes to creating positive media messaging within schools, communities, and families through radio, social media and other communication channels.

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent required; Master’s degree or PhD preferred, or its international equivalent in International Communication, Social and Behaviour Change Communication; Social Marketing; Education; or Social Sciences.
• Minimum 15+ year’s relevant experience in designing and managing education campaigns and activities; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience working in a USAID or other donor-funded project.
• Solid understanding and appreciation of USAID and USAID project processes, procedures, rules and regulations.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong intercultural supervisory and team building skills and experience.
• Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow.
• Relevant computer and media software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).
• Fluency in English skills highly desired.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Interested candidates may their application, curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume, photocopies of certificates and names and addresses of three (3) referees to either:
a)
Human Resources Department,
FHI360,
P.O. Box 78082,
Dar es Salaam.

b) May also register online through FHI 360's Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careercenter or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org.

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FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities
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