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.