Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ActionAid ,Experienced Roving Communication Advisor for ActionAid Tanzania & Burundi

Closing date: 20 May 2015

ActionAid Tanzania and ActionAid Burundi seek an experienced Communication Advisor, who is able to provide efficient roving capacity development support to both national staff at the ActionAid office and with local partner organisations of ActionAid. An overall objective of the placement is to ensure that more rights based stories on challenges and achievements in re
lation to accountability and land grab issues are shared globally within the ActionAid federation. The Advisor will be based with ActionAid Tanzania and provide roving support to ActionAid Burundi. The Communication Advisor will thus be supporting AA Tanzania and ActionAid Burundi at multiple levels and different areas within communication to support this overall objective. More specifically the Advisor will:
  • Support both ActionAid offices to establish strategic communications systems with relevant partners and stakeholders.
  • Support a development of campaign strategies and ensure a better alignment between communication and the advocacy activities carried out by the organisations
  • Enhance the effective production of communication products in general, particular focus on enhancing the writing and storytelling skills of partners in writing rights based stories
  • Provide cross federation support, by ensuring that relevant rights based stories are shared globally within the federation and by participating in communities of practice on Action Aid’s right’s based work. This includes ad hoc request from AA Denmark, which funds the placement
  • Inspire and motivate by introducing new methodology and skills
Qualifications required:
  • Minimum of 5 years post graduate professional experience in communication or journalism, experience researching, and gathering and placing stories
  • Strong experience in written communication (journalistic writing and writing for websites)
  • Experience in developing and implementing a communications and campaigns strategies.
  • Previous experience on communications work in low-technology, developing country context
  • Proven experience and success in production of content and use of social media & technical editing/video production skills
  • Good knowledge of development issues, especially in relation to East Africa region.
  • Good advisory, training and capacity building skills and experience
  • Ability to inspire and facilitate rather than leading processes
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English and French
  • Danish proficiency strongly desired
For more detailed information on the placement, please, download the attached job description, which entails a comprehensive overview of the job tasks as well as the qualifications required for this position.
The Communication Advisor is placed through the People4Change program, which is a people-to-people programme providing development support to ActionAid and her partner organisations. As People4Change is a cross-national programme, aiming at building tolerance, respect and expertise across cultures and borders, this position is not available for permanent residents of Tanzania or Burundi. If you are a permanent resident of Tanzania or Burundi and find this job interesting, please note that similar Advisor placements in other countries are regularly advertised at:
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with roving support to ActionAid Burundi
****More Information****
A comprehensive job description can be found on ActionAid's jobsite. It includes thorough information about the job content, salary, and background for the placement. All interested candidates are strongly recommended to go through the detailed job description before applying. For more information on the People4Change programme, please visit the ActionAid Denmark website: For information on ActionAid or ActionAid Tanzania & ActionAid Burundi, please
****For further questions, please contact:****
Wamilika Gama, HROD & Support Services Manager at ActionAid Tanzania via email at
How to apply:
****Application deadline and procedures****
Applications must include a letter of motivationand an updated CVin English. Applications should be forwarded by email to ******** with a subject line: Application for Roving Communication Advisor Tanzania & Burundi.
****Deadline for submission is: May 20th 2015.****
Contract start is subject to approval of work and residence permit. The expected start date is August 1st. 2015. The assignment is for 18 months, with the possibility for renewal.
As it is not possible to provide feedback for all applications, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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