NAFASI ZA KAZI-World Vision International, Senior Communication Officer

Position: Senior Communication Officer

Purpose of the position:
This new role is designed to support donor communications for Grant Acquisition and Management within World Vision Tanzania’s (WVT), Sub-Office based in Dar es Salaam. This is an opportunity for a seasoned communications practitioner to work alongside WVT’s dynamic programme and communications team to support the growth and visibility of the WVT grant projects brand, awareness-building, engagement and resource mobilization efforts.

Under the overall guidance of the Director Innovations & Strategic Partnerships and direct supervision of the Communications Manager, the Senior Communications Officer – Grants will assist in developing, executing and coordinating the communications Strategy and Annual Work Plan to deliver high quality outputs in communicating WVT’s grants development impact.

To strengthen alignment and coordination to World Vision communications policy the incumbent will work closely with the WVT Communications Officers. He/she will also be expected to collaborate with other WVT programme clusters, WV support offices, media and development partners to communicate development results of the grants.
The incumbent will also observe the mission and core values of World Vision and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support development of WVT’s communications strategy with emphasis on refining the grants project communications component and develop and implement communications/media plans for all grant projects.
  • Develop public information materials to profile and promote WVT grant projects mission and project activities to all stakeholders (fact sheets, progress reports, bulletins, project profiles, media releases.
  • Establish the use of GIS, video, social media, blogs, twitter and other tools to raise awareness on grant projects to internal and external audiences including WVT Support Office donors and donors at national level.
  • Oversee the application of WVI communications branding policy across all internal and external project products, build strong brand presence and assist staff in implementing the brand guidelines as appropriate.
  • Produce impactful human interest news articles, features, success stories, case studies on grants projects for sharing across the wider internal WVI partnership and WVT external platforms.
  • Work with print and broadcast media to generate proactive and positive news coverage for important media opportunities and interviews that promote and protect the public image and ministry of WVT. Also build the capacity of WVT grant projects staff to work with the media

Other Competencies/Attributes:
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Minimum Qualification required: BA in journalism or communication/public relations.
  • Experience: Three years working experience in the field.

Preferred Qualification: 

  • Technical skills/Abilities
  • English language fluency (written and verbal)
  • Excellent writing skills, with photographic and video skills also preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with knowledge of desktop publishing software
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and public
  • Demonstrated experience in using website programs
  • High level of confidence and confidentiality

Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field
Travel: 30% Local travel is required.
On call: 10%
Location: Dar es Salaam
Deadline: 18th September, 2019.


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