Senior Mentor/Trainer for Media Management and Marketing

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Senior Mentor/Trainer for Media Management and Marketing, Tanzania

Location: Tanzania(25% Dar es Salaam, 75% field-based)

Reports to:  Project Manager, Governance

Contract duration: 12 months (with possible extension)

Job Purpose:

The purpose of the Senior Mentor/Trainer (Media Management and Marketing) role is to increase the sustainability and financial independence of the Tanzania-wide network of local radio station partners. Project 'A National Conversation' intends to achieve greater sustainability, strengthening partners’ business management skills and systems, the development and implementation of robust profit-generating radio advertising, marketing and sales strategies.

The Senior Mentor/Trainer (Media Management and Marketing) will be primarily field-based (75%) rotating between the partner radio stations across Tanzania with the remaining time (25%) based at BBC Media Action’s office in Dar es Salaam.

Main Duties:

Working closely with the Project Manager and Senior Training Advisor, the Senior Mentor/Trainer (Media Management and Marketing) will:

    Develop a media management and marketing training as well as a mentoring strategy for the ‘A National Conversation’ project
    Undertake marketing, advertising and management skills capacity and needs assessments at the local radio station partners
    Develop training tools and materials covering (but not limited to) local-radio advertising, local-radio marketing, media planning and sales, local private sector mapping, business planning and strategy, and local-radio management
    Deliver training and provide advice to local radio station partners in how to realise long-term increases in revenue and profitability
    Deliver training and provide support to local radio station partners to build management capacity and develop stronger internal systems
    Deliver media management and marketing training to the wider BBC Media Action projects’ and training teams
    Submit weekly and monthly training reports, work plans and budgets to the project management team
    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

Required knowledge, skills and experience:

    Minimum Bachelor’s degree in either Marketing or Advertising or Business Management
    5 years’ experience in marketing and/or advertising in Tanzania
    3 years’ experience in a management role in a marketing or advertising environment
    Experience of developing radio advertising and/or radio marketing and/or radio sales campaigns
    Experience of planning and delivering training in marketing and/or advertising and/or business management
    Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
    Must be fluent in both written and spoken Kiswahili and English
    Experience of preparing detailed narrative reports in Kiswahili and English
    Good working knowledge of MS Office
    Experience of working in the media sector in Tanzania, particularly local radio stations
    Experience of working with an NGO (or as part of a donor-funded project/activity)
    Knowledge and understanding of key governance issues in Tanzania
    Experience of working remotely


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 to explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.
    Decision making – Ready and able to use initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
    Planning and organisation - 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 relevant factors e.g. deadlines, staffing and resource 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 – 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 – Able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development.

Application instructions:

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: tzrecruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org with the title of the position applied for in the subject line.

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.

Application deadline:  Friday 27 February 2015 by 5pm



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