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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Social Marketing & Communications Advisor, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives.
PSI's core values are a belief in markets and market mechanisms to contribute to sustained improvements in the lives of the poor; results and a strong focus on measurement; speed and efficiency with a predisposition to action and an aversion to bureaucracy; decentralization and empowering our staff at the local level; and a long term commitment to the people we serve. PSI has programs in 67 countries. For more information, please visit
PSI seeks candidates for the position of Social Marketing & Communications Advisor. The candidate will provide technical support on social marketing, including a strong health communications component, in accordance with PSI guidelines and procedures. The position is based in Dar es Salaam with travel as necessary, reports to the Director of Technical Services and supervises a team in the head office.
Develop and disseminate a strategic process for designing, implementing and monitoring social marketing interventions (with a focus on health communication) at head office and in the field
Identify and develop social marketing process templates and guidelines (e.g. for creative briefs, creative agency evaluations, creative agency relationship management guidelines) and disseminate and train head office staff in their use
Design and implement annual capacity building plans for social marketing (including but not limited to DELTA and P Promo, media channel selection/media mix, creative briefs development and agency selection, prioritizing research results) for HQ and field staff and pretest the tools developed
Contribute to the development and implementation of program logframes and marketing plans and help set and achieve against annual DALY targets. Contribute to achieving 'Business in a Box' targets under the Tanzania Social Marketing Program (TSMP)
Develop, disseminate and train head office and field staff in below-the-line (BLT) intervention guidelines
Coordinate with Program and Operations Directors on support supervision and monitoring, capacity building for social marketing, and developing implementation guidelines
Contribute to the development of study designs, brand guidelines, strategic documents, and other materials as needed in collaboration with the research, operations, and program teams
Maintain regular and strong Government, stakeholder and partner relations and engage in relevant fundraising activities, including strategizing and proposal writing. Contribute as needed to the development of donor reports. Participate in relevant technical working groups as needed
Ensure compliance of the Social Marketing Department to all HR policies and procedures including guidelines for recruitment and performance management as well as adherence to the employee manual
Assist the Country Representative with other duties as necessary.
Bachelors Degree in Marketing and/or Communications or related field
Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience in related field preferred
Minimum 4 years international experience with a health or marketing organization
Minimum 2 years demonstrated staff management and project oversight
Experience developing and managing budgets and work plans essential
In addition to marketing/communication capacity, technical expertise in research analysis and implementation preferred
Knowledge of public health issues (HIV, maternal and child health and reproductive health) strongly preferred
Fluency in spoken and written English
Knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Office
Excellent writing and presentation skills essential
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work effectively with a variety of audiences and organizations essential
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Tanzania or other countries in the region. The successful candidate will have innovative ideas and must demonstrate a true passion for marketing.
This position is contingent upon funding.

How to apply
Please Apply online at:
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals
regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.
Reference Code: RW_8BSL44-33

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