Audio/Visual Information Assistant - US Embassy Tanzania

Published by Jobstanzania on 10:45:00 am

The US Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Audio/Visual (A/V) Information Assistant and Photographer in the Public Affairs Section.


The AV Information Assistant and Photographer is responsible for all A/V support for the Public Affairs Section (PAS). This includes setting up sound systems, microphones, podiums, computers, props and other equipment as needed for a variety of public events both at the Embassy and at other locations. This also includes serving as the PAS photographer and videographer, and working with other PAS staff to apply those photos and videos to create public diplomacy products such as the website, social media, videos and various publications. In addition, the A/V Information Assistant advises the PAS staff on the maintenance and selection of A/V equipment and materials.


40% of time

Plans, organizes, sets up and dismantles all audio-visual equipment at venues of mission activities and is responsible for the maintenance and storage of audio-visual equipment; keeps a current inventory and replacement schedules and advises when new acquisitions are needed.

25% of time

Conduct photo and video shooting for Mission public diplomacy programs, edit photos and videos for placement on the Embassy website, social media, local television and for other products.

15% of time

Provide technical assistance for public diplomacy programs involving electronic communications, such as webinars, electronic dialogues, televised press conferences, Digital Video Conferences (DVCs), and the Internet.

10% of time

Design and develops power point presentations, social media postings, podcasts, electronic photo albums and other audio/visual products in support of public diplomacy programs.

10% of time

Liaison with the staff of the Embassy’s Information Programs Center to address computer and television-related needs and support for public diplomacy programs. Serve as point of contact for and accompany the IBB TVRO Contractor Engineer during visits to VOA Affiliates around Tanzania.


All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

    Education: Completion of Secondary School (form VI) is required.

    Prior Work Experience: Three years’ experience in communications media, photography, radio or TV broadcasting, information and communication technology (ICT), audio-visual programming, or other related field is required

    Language proficiency: Level IV (fluent) in English and Kiswahili (writing, reading and speaking) is required.

    Knowledge: Strong knowledge of photography, information and communication technology and audio/visual equipment is required.

    Skills and Abilities: Ability to operate and utilize electronic A/V equipment; use information technologies and Internet media to advance Embassy outreach goals; obtain quality photograph for a variety of purposes; and to oversee the setup and breakdown of A/V equipment for public events. IT software skills required.


When fully qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and US Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.


    Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.


Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:

    Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174). A hard copy of the application form (DS-174) is also available at the American Embassy, gate 3; or

    A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or

    A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus

    Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.

    Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

    A. Position Title
    B. Position Grade
    C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
    D. Dates Available for Work
    E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
    F. Date and Place of Birth
    G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
    H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
    I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
    J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
    K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
    L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class / Type
    M. Days available to work
    N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
    O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
    P. Education
    Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
    R. Language Skills
    S. Work Experience
    T. References


American Embassy
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 9123
Dar es Salaam


Telephone: (255-22)229 4000, Ext: 4137/4148/4233/4024
Fax: (255-22)229 4726


An Equal Opportunity Employer.

The US Mission in Tanzania provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

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