Communications and Media Programme Officer

22 November 2007
Responsibilities:As a key member of the TNRF Secretariat, you will take a lead in developing and implementing an effective bilingual communications strategy and plan which will include: External communications
  • working with programme officers and their working groups to develop regular policy briefs
  • developing a regular newsletter
  • working with colleagues to develop other dedicated communications materials as the need arises
  • developing TNRF's public image and public relations materials as guided by the Steering Committee
  • providing technical communications support to ad hoc advocacy and information campaigns
Internal communications
  • improving and facilitating communications between members, the secretariat and steering committee
  • improving the provision of services and information to members
  • developing and expanding activities and points of engagement for members on a demand-driven basis
Qualifications:TNRF is looking for a hard working and exceptional professional who has the following qualities and skills:
  • A highly articulate and innovative communicator with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Strong experience in developing and rolling out effective communications programmes;
  • An understanding of environmental, natural resource and governance issues;
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in both Swahili and English;
  • Good familiarity with website design and content management;
  • Proficient experience in desktop/graphic design and publication content development;
  • A self-starter willing to take initiative, be self-evaluative and learn quickly;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
Terms:A two year renewable contract with a four month probationary period, based in Arusha. A strongly competitive salary and benefits package is available. The successful candidate should be prepared to start no later than 1st February 2008. ApplicationsTo apply, please send a letter of application by e-mail stating clearly why you are interested in the position by 23rd November 2007, together with a full curriculum vitae and the names of two referees to: The Coordinator, Tanzania Natural Resource Forum, P.O. Box 15605, Arusha. TNRF IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER - WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO APPLY
How to Apply: 
Please see above.