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Deadline: 18 Aug 2017
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Location: Africa , Tanzania , Mwanza
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Education: Masters
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Employer: AFRICARE
About Company: Founded by Africans and Americans amidst the Sahelian drought of the early 1970s, Africare has grown to become a leader in aid to Africa ― pioneering various types of self-help development programs and noted for our close partnerships with the people and leaders of Africa.
Phone: 1-202-462-3614
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• A Graduate or Post Graduate qualifications in Mass Communication, Public Health, Marketing and Public Administration,
Journalism, Public Relations or any other related subject.
• +2 years of working experience in communications with multiple stakeholders groups and a vested experience of working
in a public relations agency.
• Sufficient experience in communications, social media, public relations messaging and media relations.
• Outstanding communication skills (both verbal and written), including the ability to answer questions and write on behalf of
• Well developed report writing, publications, research and consultation skills.
Well developed IT skills: advanced knowledge of excel and specialist software, e.g SPSS; experience of online
consultation and webpage development.
• An ability to use working tools such as Photoshop, picture designing etc
• In accordance with plans developed by senior managemenUdepartment managers, develop, implement and evaluate an
annual communications strategy;
• Working with and obtaining input from senior management, and other departments regarding communications messaging;
• Work with the senior management to determine goals and critical success factors;
• Ensure the communications budget is in conjunction with organizational budget;
• Develop, implement and evaluate the annual social media strategy;
Provide professional writing and communications in support of MBNP's internal and external communications;
• Responsible for creating thought leadership pieces like op-eds and biogs;
• Collaborate, write, edit and provide expertise in developing organizational brochures, web content, press releases and
other print materials;
• Build internal relationships to gather information on important events within the organization;
• Assist with maintaining consistency with respect to the MBNP's goals and vision;
• Provide input on tactics and action items needed to meet agreed upon MBNP goals;
• Work with the Management team to determine goals and critical success factors;
• Ensure content is updated as per established standards;
• Backup support staff in the management of the website;
• Make recommendations concerning website usage, 'look', potential content, and other considerations as they arise;
• Keep up-to-date on new marketing strategies, website designs, event planning techniques, etc
• Look for efficiencies and recommending changes as necessary;
• Ensure alignment of communications and events plans with organizational objectives;
• Participate in team and organizational meetings and activities, and events;
• Writing, editing and distributing press releases. Monitoring, maintaining and responding to public media inquiries;
• Tracking, monitoring, measuring and disseminating, both social and traditional, media mentions;
• Assist in development and preparation of department projects - both internal and external (writing, project management,
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