View Vacancy - Communications Officer B3 (03/21 DAR)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Communications, Press and Media

Main purpose of job:

To support delivery of the UK government’s objectives in Tanzania through proactive communications. Using mainstream, specialist and social media to (a) raise awareness of UK government activity in Tanzania and (b) support the policy work of the British High Commission.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

  • Communicate the British High Commission’s objectives and messages in the Tanzanian media.
  • Work with British High Commission teams to devise communications strategy appropriate to each subject area.
  • Draft and issue press releases, social media, media lines, and advise the British High Commissioner and other senior officers on interactions with the media.
  • Lead on organising interviews, events and other media opportunities for staff.
  • Build the High Commission’s social media presence, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, through regular updating with relevant, interesting, targeted content.
  • Maintain an effective list of contacts, covering all aspects of communications work, and use this contacts network as required.
  • Lead on promotion of the Chevening scholarship programme, the UK’s flagship scholarship.
  • Use project management skills to manage finances for small-scale projects. 
  • Two years work experience in Communications
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications
  • Active listening skills
  • Strong IT skills (Word, PowerPoint, social media, basic photo editing)
  • Thorough understanding of the media environment in Tanzania
  • Fluent in Swahili and English
  • Experience of organising events / conferences / marketing etc.
  • An existing network of contacts in media
  • Bachelors degree in Communications
28 September 2021
Executive Officer (EO)
37.5 hours
United Republic of Tanzania
Dar Es Salaam
British High Commission
TZS 2,551,098.94
1 December 2021

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

Internal Communications learning and development opportunities are available. The UK government makes a wide-range of online and in-person training available.

Working Hours:

Monday – Thursday 07:30 – 15:30; Fridays 07:30 – 13:00

  • December is a provisional Start Date, the start date could be moved earlier or later for the right candidate.
  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission Dar Es Salaam are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Tanzania.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in Tanzania
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.    
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note:  Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.