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NAFASI ZA KAZI UBALOZI WA MAREKANI TANZANIA



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Development Program Specialist – Development Outreach and Communication (Re-Advertised)

Closing Date of The Position: September 17, 2016

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.
  1. Education: 
    A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, English, International Relations or a related field is required.
  2. 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.
  3. Language:
    Level IV (fluent) in English and Kiswahili (writing, reading and speaking) is required. (This will be tested)
  4. Skills and Abilities: 
    Strong computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and Power Point), are required.
  5. 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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities can be obtained on our website and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office usaidtzlesapps@usaid.gov
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