Senior Mentor/Trainer, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

JOB TITLE:                   Senior Mentor/Trainer (Media Management & Marketing)
REPORTS TO:               Partnerships Development Manager
LOCATION:                   Tanzania (25% Dar es Salaam, 75% field-based)
DURATION:                   12 months (with possible extension)

How to apply
Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English by email to: recruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.orgwith the title of the position applied for in the subject line before 5pm on Sunday 12th February 2017. Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate cover letter will not be considered. These are local posts applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania and national terms and conditions will apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Overall Purpose of Job
The purpose of the Senior Mentor/Trainer (Media Management & Marketing) role is to increase the sustainability and financial independence of Media Action’s Tanzania-wide network of broadcast partners. It is envisaged that greater sustainability and financial independence will be achieved through the strengthening of partners’ business management skills and systems, and the development and implementation of robust profit-generating advertising, marketing and sales strategies. The Senior Mentor/Trainer (Media Management & Marketing) will be primarily field-based (approximately 75%), rotating between the broadcast partners across Tanzania, with the remaining time (approximately 25%) based at BBC Media Action’s office in Dar es Salaam.
Person Specification - Qualifications, Experience & Skills
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Management or a closely-related field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in marketing and/or advertising in Tanzania including personally developing and implementing broadcast advertising and/or marketing and/or sales campaigns.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a management role in a marketing or advertising environment.
  • Proven experience of planning and delivering training in marketing and/or advertising and/or business management and interest in developing further skills in this area.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken Kiswahili and English and experienced in preparing detailed reports in Kiswahili and English.
  • Good working knowledge of the MS Office suite.  
  • Experience of working in the media sector in Tanzania, particularly local radio, would be strongly desirable.
  • Experience of working with an NGO (or as part of a donor-funded activity).
  • Knowledge and understanding of key development issues in Tanzania, particularly governance issues.
  • Experience of working remotely.
Main Duties
Working closely with the Partnerships Development Manager and the other members of the mentoring team:
  • Develop a Media Management & Marketing training and mentoring strategy for BBC Media Action in Tanzania;
  • Undertake marketing, advertising and management skills capacity and needs-assessments at broadcast partners;
  • Develop training tools and materials covering (but not limited to) advertising, marketing, media planning and sales, local private sector mapping, business planning and strategy, and media-house management;
  • Deliver training and provide advice to broadcast partners in how to realize long-term increases in revenue and profitability;
  • Deliver training and provide support to broadcast partners to build management capacity and develop stronger internal systems;
  • Deliver media-house management and marketing training to the wider BBC Media Action projects’ and capacity-building teams;
  • Submit training reports, workplans and budgets to the Partnerships Development Manager as agreed in advance;
  • Contribute to donor narrative and financial reports, including drafting media management and marketing sections in English and Kiswahili;
  • Deliver any other tasks related to this role as required by the line manager.
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.
  • Analytical thinking
    • Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically.
    • Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.
  • Decision making 
    • Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. 
  • Planning and organisation
    • Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others.
    • Prioritizes and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.
  • Resilience
    • Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, set-backs or when dealing with provocative situations.
    • Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
  • Influencing and persuading
    • Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others.
    • Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
  • Communication
    • The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
  • Managing relationships
    • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
  • Self-development
    • Is able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development.
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