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Monday, December 13, 2010

Public Relations & Communications Officer job in Tanzania

Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) is established in Tanzania by an Act of Parliament as a voluntary Non-Governmental Humanitarian Organization.

Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) is looking for a reputable Public Relations and Communication Officer whose functions will support TRCS through all forms of media and communication to develop, implement, maintain and evaluate effective public relations and communication strategies aiming at promoting and enhancing the Society's image/reputation in order to create good-will and build credibility to the public bodies or services, business and voluntary organizations and the general public. Monitoring the implementation of humanitarian services and identifying, capturing and documenting innovative approaches and best practices for the purposes of disseminating and sharing experiences to promote repeat applications and/or scaling-up with different communities

Requirements: 1. Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications, Journalism or equivalent qualifications plus membership to professional public relations and communication bodies

• Over three (3) years demonstrated experience in developing and implementing corporate communications program in line with strategic objectives

2. Key Competencies

• Working knowledge of international humanitarian and disaster response laws including the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement

• Ability to compose and produce a variety of communications materials and website updates for release to media and other stakeholders

• Ability to use computer software packages and internet formatting languages

• Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with the media, government officials, employees, donors, stakeholders and the general public

• Working knowledge of mass media operation and its proper utilization for dissemination of information

• Ability to communicate and make presentations to special interest groups, donors, development partners, stakeholders and the general public

• Operating knowledge of information and communication equipment such as cameras (photo and video), sound systems, multi-media projectors etc.

• Ability to conduct media research and to provide practical training in communication strategies, methods and techniques to staff and other stakeholders.

• Ability to provide practical training in PR/communication strategies, methods and techniques

• Ability to make Public speeches, carry out negotiations, lobbying and advocacy.

3. Tenure of office

The qualified PRCO will initially be granted a two years contract with possibility of renewal as per TRCS staff services regulations

Age Limit Must be between 25 and 40 years

4. Remuneration: Salary scale of RPS1

5. Mode of Application:

Application should be accompanied with a well typed Cv, copies of relevant testimonial certificates, names of three (3) referees, contact address during daytime (Postal address, Telephone and Fax), Application through emails will not be considered. Application should be forwarded

Closing Date: 15 December 2010

Contact Info: Secretary General
Tanzania Red Cross Society

Secretary General, Tanzania Red Cross Society PO.Box 1133, Chole Road; Mrokao Street - Masaki, Dar es Salaam

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