29 Feb 2024

Communication Manager at Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania

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Job Description


Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) is a pioneering organization situated in the heart of Tanzania, dedicated to transforming the agricultural landscape through organic farming. Collaborating closely with small-scale farmers, universities, corporate entities, and government extension officers, SAT adopts a holistic approach which is anchored in an Innovation Accelerator for Agroecology structured around four core pillars: dissemination, research, application/marketing, and networking.

We are on the lookout for a Communication Manager to lead our vibrant and rapidly expanding team. This role presents an unparalleled opportunity within a bustling, high-energy, yet supportive environment. It’s perfectly suited for an organized, professional individual who boasts a keen passion for organic agriculture, community upliftment, an exceptional eye for detail, and an unwavering team spirit.

SAT seeks a dynamic, highly motivated, and creative Communication Manager with a profound passion for storytelling. This role is ideal for someone who finds joy in crafting inspiring narratives using words, images, and video clips to highlight SAT’s impactful work and to propagate knowledge and insights about organic agriculture.

As the voice of Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania, the Communication Manager will play a pivotal role in broadcasting SAT’s endeavors and accomplishments within the organic movement and to other pertinent stakeholders. This encompasses managing internal communications within our expansive network of over 20,000 farmers, as well as external communications aimed at fostering and amplifying partnerships both within Tanzania and internationally.

The mission is to steer the Communication Department towards enhancing SAT’s visibility and influence, promoting awareness about organic agriculture, informing farmers and organizations about our training programs at the Farmer Training Centre, and showcasing SAT as adynamic entity to stakeholders, interested parties, and the general public. Through various channels, including our website, social media platforms, and newsletters, the Communication Manager will highlight organic farming success stories, advertise SAT’s services, secure grants to support small-scale farmers in Tanzania, and nurture communication among SAT staff and farmers. Working closely with the Executive, the Communication Manager will be attuned to the organization’s pulse, ensuring excellence in all communication efforts.

Responsibilities

Public Relations:

Elevate SAT’s visibility and engagement through strategic use of social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube), an up-to-date website, and e-mail newsletters.
Manage contacts with relevant journalists, handle media inquiries, and prepare press materials including statements and press kits.
Promote SAT’s Farmer Training Courses, FairCarbon4Us, and other services to a broader audience.
Conduct research, draft speeches, and develop presentations on relevant topics to further SAT’s mission.
Fundraising:

Foster relationships with private donors through personalized communications, including thank-you letters, photographs, updates, and phone calls.
Assist in the preparation of compelling proposals to secure grants, awards, and fellowships for SAT.
Reporting:

Stay informed about SAT’s activities by attending meetings and reviewing project reports.
Take responsibility for the compilation of the annual report, highlighting SAT’s achievements and impact.
Planning and Monitoring:

Develop and implement a comprehensive annual communication plan, including a budget, to guide the department’s activities.
Formulate internal and external communications strategies and policies to enhance SAT’s messaging and outreach.
Regularly monitor and evaluate the progress and effectiveness of the communication department’s initiatives and adjust strategies as necessary.
This role demands a proactive, creative, and strategic thinker who can effectively articulate SAT’s vision and achievements, driving awareness and support for sustainable agriculture in Tanzania and beyond.‍

Skills and Qualifications

Educational Background: A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field is required.
Professional Experience: Prior experience in a communication manager role within a reputable organization is essential.
Track Record: A proven history of successful communications/marketing campaigns and fundraising initiatives will be considered an advantage.
Passion for Sustainability: A deep commitment to and enthusiasm for sustainable agriculture is crucial.
Team Collaboration: Must possess outstanding team collaboration abilities, demonstrating effectiveness in working within team environments.
Language Proficiency: Excellent command of both English and Swahili is necessary for effective communication.
Strong Digital Competence: Proficiency in social media platforms and basic graphic design software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and web design tools (e.g., Shopify, Webflow) is required.
Multimedia Skills: Skills in photography and videography are highly desirable.
Attention to Detail: Exceptional proofreading skills to ensure accuracy and clarity in all communications.

Deadline of application is 10th March 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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Closing Date : 10th March, 2024.







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