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Press and Communication Officer at French Embassy in Tanzania November, 2022 Job Description
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PRESS AND COMMUNICATION OFFICER

EMBASSY OF FRANCE IN TANZANIA

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

Languages:
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

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
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.

Knowledge:
2
Know how:
Positive attitude
Teamwork
Problem solver, organizational and planning skills

Personal qualities / qualities observed in professional situation
Discretion
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
Curiosity

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 2, 2023

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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