Producer, Tanzania

Published by Jobstanzania on 9:14:00 pm

Producer, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania
Reports to: Senior Producer
Contract duration: 12 months (with possible extension)
Salary:  Highly competitive within Tanzanian NGO market rates

Job purpose
The producer/journalist will be an experienced, creative and dynamic individual who understands BBC editorial standards and how to implement them in programme output. The producer is responsible for accessing content from journalists of the partner stations, selecting and inviting studio guests and working closely with the presenter and senior producer to realize the content vision of the programme.

Main Duties
  • Gathers and verifies factual information for weekly topics through interview, observation, and research
  • Organises material, determines slant or emphasis, according to prescribed editorial style and format standards
  • Works cooperatively with the production team on assigned stories, if one is assigned
  • Assist the presenter in preparing the weekly episodes of the programme
  • Assist production staff in preparing content for the show’s multimedia platforms
  • Desirable experience
  • Experience in behaviour change communications projects, preferably in the health, governance or resilience/livelihoods sectors.
  • Prior experience with internationally reputable Swahili broadcaster.

Key competencies
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 ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
• Planning and organisation – Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises 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, setbacks 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.

Application instructions: 
Candidates should send their CV and a covering letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English to tzrecruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org with the name of the position applied for in the subject line.

Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate covering letter will not be considered. Please only apply if you meet the basic criteria under the person specification. This is a local post applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and only if a donor application is successful.

Please note that the availability of this post is dependent on the outcome of an application to a donor. 

Application deadline: Friday 14 June 2013



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