Communications Specialist

Published by Jobstanzania on 6:25:00 pm

The HDIF program is recruiting a Communications Specialist for the head office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 

Duration: 2 years contract- possible extension

HDIF is a 5 year DFID funded programme to utilise innovative responses to the challenges of the quality, efficiency and sustainability in service delivery for the Health, Education and Water & Sanitation sectors. HDIF aims to incentivise responses by new technologies and the involvement of the private sector to these issues. 

The role
The Communications Specialist will provide technical guidance and delivery of key marketing and communications activities, in addition to contributing to the HDIF Knowledge Management strategy design and implementation. 
The Communications Specialist will utilize traditional and more innovative messaging concepts (including, but not limited to, social media, corporate marketing, and design thinking). 

· Undertake an audit of the programme and key stakeholders to evaluate the existing communications tools and resources contained within relevant stakeholders, HDIF team members and consortium partners.
· Outline the processes, systems, products and platforms needed for the HDIF to disseminate key knowledge and information during programme implementation. 
· Promote HDIF’s objectives, activities, achievements, learning and best practices utlising the programme’s online channels and new technology, as well as traditional publications; ensure timely dissemination of information to all stakeholders (internal and external) and liaise appropriately with the GRM programme office on all publications and developments.  
· Manage programme website, social media and other potential online tools to ensure regular publication of accurate and useful information to all stakeholders.
· Identify, recommend and utilise appropriate new technologies in the management of the HDIF brand with the aim of gaining a wider coverage and instituting more effective and efficient means of managing the communications and knowledge management function.
· Facilitate coverage of intervention success stories; including conducting field interviews, taking photographs, and production of short videos.
· In collaborations with the M&E Specialist, manage the knowledge management activities of the programme ensuring progress and achievements are documented, stored in an accessible manner and disseminated to relevant internal and external audiences (both at national and international levels) in an appropriate and timely manner.
The Communications Specialist will be contracted for a 2 years period, with possibility of extension for full programme life. He/she will be required to start working on 15th September 2014.

Minimum education and experience required

· Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as business, communications, public health, education or journalism
· Minimum of 4 years in marketing or communications experience, preferably with some experience within the corporate sector
· Strong experience designing, operationalizing and managing Communications and/or Marketing Strategies.
· Previous experience with social and web media.
· An energetic, risk-taking / entrepreneurial / willing-to-fail approach to work and life
· Experience working with entrepreneurs or businesses a plus.
· Strong experience with corporate marketing and/or behavioural communication.
· Proficient in use of all Microsoft Office software. Experience in use of design and photo editing software desirable.
· Strong representation and (internal and external) communication skills in English (verbal and in writing).
· Experience in Tanzania preferred; experience in East Africa required.
· Excellent organisational skills.
· Results orientated.
· A team player.

Applicants must have eligibility to work and live in Tanzania.

To apply, please submit your CV through the GRM International Careers Page (http://www.grminternational.com/jobs). 

Applications close on Friday, 5th September 2014



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