Communication and Public Relations Officer at EWURA

The Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) is an independent, world class regulatory authority responsible for licensing, tariff regulation and quality of service regulation of the electricity, water, petroleum and natural gas sectors. EWURA has the following vacancy for which suitably qualified Tanzanian citizens are invited to apply

Post Title: Communication and Public Relations Officer 


Duty Station: EWURA Head Office – Dar es Salaam
Reports to: Senior Communication and Public Relations Officer

Communication and Public Relations Officer will be responsible in assisting the Authority in keeping good relationship with the Public and Stakeholder.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
i) To assist in ensuring that the Authority builds and maintains good relationship with the Public and stakeholders.
ii) To assist in coordination and facilitation of issuance of press releases, prepare information media kits and develop and maintain information for uploading on internet and intranet web pages.
iii) To assist in publicizing and promoting EWURA by creating awareness through producing publicity materials.
iv) To assist in preparing and organizing special events and functions of interest to EWURA.
v) To assist in monitoring the media for news and information that either relates to or may impact the Authority.
vi) To assist in establishing and maintaining effective working relationship with media.
vii) To assist in producing in -house publicity and promotional materials, films and other video products and regulating their distribution.
viii) To undertake any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Academic Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications and experience:
i) Possession of Bachelor degree in Social Science, Mass Communication or Journalism from a recognized university;
ii) Possession of Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) applications;
iii) No prior work experience is required but possession of work experience in related field will be an added advantage; and Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Personal Attributes
In addition to the above skills and qualifications, applicants for the above positions are required to have the following attributes:
a) A very high level of integrity, honesty and sense of responsibility;
b) Ability to work under pressure and produce expected results;
c) Ability to work in a dynamic team;
d) Ability to self manage, achieve results and meet deadlines; and
e) Willingness to work beyond the call of duty.
Tenure and Remuneration
a) A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidates for the posts.
b) EWURA is an equal opportunity employer.
c) Staff will be employed on 5 years renewable contracts. Mode of Application

Signed application letter with Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail address or day time contact telephone number, together with photocopies of certificates and names and contacts of two referees should be addressed to reach the under-mentioned by 28th November 2014.
Lobbying and canvassing for employment will not be entertained and may work to the candidate’s disadvantage.

Only short listed candidates meeting the above criteria will be invited for interview and those who will not hear from us should consider themselves unsuccessful.

Application letter should be addressed to:

The Director General
Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA)
Samora Avenue, 6th Floor, Harbour View Towers(Former JM Mall Building)