23 Sep 2021

Media and Communications Coordinator at Children in Crossfire

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Job Description


Children in Crossfire

Children in Crossfire is a registered charity in Ireland that facilitates International Development and Development Education/Public Engagement activities. Our vision is a compassionate world where every child can reach his or her potential. We work in partnership with local organisations in Tanzania and Ethiopia to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged young children, with a particular focus on Early Childhood Education. By improving childhood care we are changing lives and empowering young children and their communities to build a better future. More information can be found at: www.childrenincrossfire.org

Children in Crossfire recently secured funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to deliver an ambitious three-year project championing ECD policy and programming advocacy in partnership with the Tanzania ECD Network (TECDEN) and the Union of Tanzania Press Clubs (UTPC). The new project to be more popularly known as ‘Mtoto Kwanza!’ will provide lead support to the government of Tanzania and wider ECD stakeholder ecosystem to raise the profile of ECD policy and programming in Tanzania, including supporting the roll-out of the anticipated landmark National Multisectoral ECD Programme at national and sub-national levels. The project will support civil society engagement with national monitoring mechanisms as well as establish a network of local civil society organisations (CSOs) across all mainland regions of Tanzania to effectively engage regional and local government in ECD programming. Community engagement will be enhanced via a network of ECD champion journalists reporting on all ECD domains across all regions nationwide.

We are recruiting for key roles to lead successful implementation of this unique and exciting project:

Media and Communications Coordinator:

Based in either Dar es Salaam or Dodoma, the Media and Communications Coordinator will perform the Children in Crossfire focal point for providing supportive supervision to the strategic partnership with UTPC, working closely with the UTPC Secretariat and directly supporting the network of ECD champion journalists as well as establish structured collaboration with community radio across all regions nationwide. The role will also take on a wider organisational remit to support implementation of Children in Crossfire’s Communications Strategy.

Detailed JOB DESCRIPTIONS and APPLICATION FORMS for these exciting positions can be downloaded from: https://www.childrenincrossfire.org/stay-connected/join-our-team

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Method of Application

All applicants are required to complete a Children in Crossfire Application Form and email to: [email protected].

Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 6th October 2021






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