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4 Nov 2022

Press and Communication Officer at French Embassy in Tanzania

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Job Description



Place of work: French Embassy in Tanzania – 7 Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road – DAR ES SALAAM

Job Title: Press and Communication Officer

Reporting Line: The recruited person will report directly to The First Counselor of the French Embassy.

Composition of the working team: Expatriate agents and Local Engaged Staff (LES)

Date of commencement: January 2, 2023

Qualifications required:
At least a Bachelor’s degree or Advance Diploma in Journalism, Mass Communications or related field. Must possess a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in a communications role

Proficiency in writing, reading, speaking Swahili, French and English.

Information Technology skills:
Knowledge of Information Technology (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), ease in crafting an effective social media contents in multiple platforms.

Main duties:

1/ Press:
a/ Prepare a daily Press Review
– Follow-up of latest developments of news on the ground in English and Swahili media – Follow-up of audiovisual and social media platforms

b/ Organize and coordinate Embassy events in close cooperation with media:
– maintain an updated directory of Tanzanian journalists and government authorities
– contacting reliable media and organize their participation in press conferences, interviews and follow the coverage – prepare regular press evaluation reports of current affairs
– writing press releases in French, English and Swahili
– translating official documents: French to Swahili or French to English or English to Swahili
– Proof-reading documents intended for media, and, if necessary, rewriting the news story – monitoring of the budget allocated to the Press Department activities

2/ Communications:
a/ managing the embassy’s communication platforms – animation of the social networks of the embassy
– update of the Embassy’s Website

b/ Be a content hub that feeds social networks:
– Content creation
– Create and execute a communication plan for Embassy departments

The list of activities above is indicative and may change according to needs.
The successful candidate must be able to integrate new tasks related to his job.

Know how:
Positive attitude
Problem solver, organizational and planning skills

Personal qualities / qualities observed in professional situation
Can handle multitask, works well under pressure in a busy environment Attention to detail
Able to work in a culturally diversified environment
Excellency communication skills
Be independent and initiative taker
Rational sense

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DURATION OF EMPLOYMENT: Fixed-term contract of 12 months, after a trial period of 4 months.

REMUNERATION: Average salaries of locally engaged staff of embassies accredited to Tanzania

Contact : [email protected]

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