View Vacancy - Communications and Engagement Officer (12/23 DAR)

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

Main purpose of the job:

To support delivery of the UK government’s communication objectives in Tanzania through in-depth understanding of the media landscape in Tanzania and creation of digital assets.  The successful candidate will lead on producing high-quality, engaging digital content while leading on media monitoring, reporting of daily on trends and identifying opportunities to support the policy work of the British High Commission through media.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Monitor Tanzanian and international mainstream, specialist and social media, to maintain a daily awareness of the key issues in the country and the long-term media trends. 
  • Produce tailored  written reports for the British High Commission on the relevant issues in the media, updating based on feedback and providing further information as required. 
  • Brief in-person the High Commission leadership team every day on the key issues. 
  • Provide analysis  on British High Commission communication activities and messages, to help identify the most impactful opportunities for external communications.
  • Monitor the High Commission’s social media presence, report on the impact of our content, advising on improvements through evidence and data backed suggestions.
  • Capture and edit high-quality graphics and assets for use on social media, print and at events that effectively communicate the UK-Tanzanian partnership.
  • Publishing to UK government website (training provided) and on social media platforms.
  • Assist the communications team with general admin and contribute to corporate life at the High Commission.
  • Excellent written, verbal, & interpersonal communications
  • Strong research skills
  • Thorough understanding of the media (traditional and social media) environment in Tanzania
  • Experience capturing and editing high quality and innovative visual content for impactful digital communications campaigns.
  • Highly skilled at photography, videography, and editing, including experience using Adobe Premier or equivalent.
  • Practical knowledge of using digital platforms and analytics tools, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google Analytics.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • An understanding of digital campaigns.
Communicating and Influencing, Managing a Quality Service, Seeing the Big Picture, Working Together
14 November 2023
Executive Officer (EO)
35.5 hours per week
United Republic of Tanzania
Dar Es Salaam
British High Commission
TZS 42,060,191.06 per annum
1 January 2024

Learning and development opportunities:

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

  • 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 / Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position. 
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission / Embassy are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law. 
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.  
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to: 
    • Obtain the relevant permit 
    • Pay fees for the permit 
    • Make arrangements to relocate 
    • Meet the costs to relocate  
  • The British High Commission / Embassy does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.  
  • 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. 
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  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates. 
  • Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’.  If during the reserve period of 12 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate”. 


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