Communications and Campaign Manager

27 December 2007
The Tanzania Forest Working Group (TFWG) is hosted by the Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF). The TFWG is seeking to employ a Communications and Campaign Manager to lead a new communications and advocacy campaign. The initiative will support forest-adjacent communities to become aware of the economic value of forest resources and to begin to seek and receive benefits arising from sustainable forest management. The initiative will also work to ensure that key forest governance issues are recognised and addressed through increased stakeholder awareness and the adoption of appropriate stakeholder actions focused on stopping the illegal timber trade and promoting best practices in forest management. Responsibilities:The Campaign Manger will provide overall coordination and management of the initiative including:
  • Liaison and project inception with the initiative's partners
  • Liaison and project inception with government and development partners
  • Campaign development and management:
  • Overall implementation of the campaign including the nature and timing of content according to the project document;
    • Proper management of contractors;
    • Facilitation and coordination of implementing Partners;
  • Proper administration of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) including reporting, procurement and office management;
  • Financial management and accountability including implementation of TNRF's financial procedures.
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;
  • A sound track record of rural extension and communications practice;
  • Strong experience in developing and rolling out effective communications programmes;
  • A successful track record in working with government institutions and programmes;
  • A proficient understanding of environmental, natural resource management and governance issues;
  • Advanced writing and speaking skills in both Swahili and English;
  • Experience in desktop/graphic design and/or film and/or radio production, and/or theatre and/or publication content development would be an asset;
  • A self-starter willing to take initiative, be self-evaluative and learn quickly;
  • Excellent organizational, team leadership and time management skills;
Terms:A two year contract with a four month probationary period, based in Dar es Salaam. A strongly competitive salary and benefits package is available for leading candidates. The successful candidate should be prepared to start on 11th February 2008. Deadline:To apply, please send a letter of application by e-mail stating clearly why you are interested in the position by 28th December 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. NOTE: Applicants should be prepared to travel to Arusha for interview on 8th January 2008. TNRF IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER - WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO APPLY
How to Apply: 
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