Assistant Communication Officer (intern)

Published by Jobstanzania on 12:30:00 pm

Vacant posts exist in an innovative readership promotion facility and literary space in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. Applicants that wish to be considered must first and foremost be avid reader and/or persons who appreciates literature and literary discourse; with excellent sales, marketing and people skills. Knowledge and exposure to the book trade, marketing of intellectual and cultural products and a track record of quantifiable achievements in past endeavors will be given special consideration.
Job Vacancy: Assistant Communication Officer (intern--tenable in February 2016)


  • Coordinating Soma storytellers (physical) Hub, activities and events (incl. PR and media liaison, literary events organizing, promoting and scheduling , establishing and maintain updated databases of key resource people, partners and audiences, maintain a cutting edge reference resource corner and group process facilities at the Hub);
  • Day-to-day maintenance of E-platforms and media presence (incl. regular updating of Soma Webpage and other e-forums and platforms; writing, soliciting and uploading/posting news stories, events schedules, customers info packs, reports, dialogues and resource inputs on the web facebook, twitter, Whats-Up, Instagram etc. with links to relevant social media platforms,and monitoring and reporting on usage data and statistics).
  • Assist in marketing and pushing Soma Brands (incl. originating PR/advert material content + coordinating design, printing and dissemination; assist in developing and running PR campaigns and drafting press releases for events/activities; collecting, documenting and sharing for appraisal audiences/participants’ feedback /opinions and change stories).
  • Building new and consolidating existing strategic partnerships and networks (incl.monitoring, negotiating drafting MoUs with existing readership clubs/groups/forums hosted at and/or sharing platform creating mapping and outreach


  • College education (minimum Diploma) in Mass Communication or PR and Marketing or related field with knowledge and skills on how to navigate the cyberspace/social media savvy.
  • Proficient in Kiswahili and English.
  • A good communicator (ability to tell stories in different hues and media: text, images and sound); avid reader and skilled writer with good taste and humor.
  • A team player, persuasive, result oriented, able to work under pressure
  • A good listener, open minded and innovative and with integrity.

Negotiable, according to qualifications and skills development arrangements.

How To Apply:

*If you meet the required criteria for any of the posts, send us a copy of your personal profile (CV) and a motivational letter/mail addressed to:

P. O. Box 4460
Dar Es Salaam;

or somabookcafe@yahoo.com 

Telling us why you and how you will add value to the organization).



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