Project Officer Gender at BBC Media Action December, 2019

Project Officer – Gender, Tanzania

Job Title: Project Officer- Gender

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Special Requirements: Right to work in Tanzania

Reports to: Project Manager, Tanzania

Contract:  Full-time, 24 months with possible extension

Salary: Highly competitive within Tanzania, NGO market rates


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BBC Media Action

BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development organisation, uses the power of media and communication to inform, connect and empower people around the world, helping them to shape their own lives. BBC Media Action is independent from the BBC, but shares the BBC’s fundamental values and has partnerships with the BBC World Service and national broadcasters that reach millions of people in developing countries.

Overview of the role

The weekly Niambie radio programme has almost two million youth listeners. It provides a platform for young Tanzanians to examine the big questions and challenges they face. The programme seeks to enhance dialogue between young people and leaders, as well as examining opportunities for young Tanzanians to engage positively in community life and influence change in wider society. The project is now moving into an exciting new phase in which it will design new formats and content to help build women’s and girls’ agency and decision-making power and contribute to long-term social and behaviour change around the rights of women and girls in Tanzania.

We are looking for a Project Officer – Gender to support the day-to-day running of the project, with a specific focus on delivering gender equality investments across all its components.

Main duties & responsibilities

  • Plan and manage events relating to gender equality, likely to include (but not be limited to) training events for staff and partners delivered by the Senior Policy Adviser or other expert(s).
  • Participate in – and sometimes lead – the design and management of media production events on gender equality topics.
  • Support the Project Manager in ensuring the design of production plans, media content and training materials maintain a consistent focus on building gender equality and contribute ideas for maximising the project’s wider contribution to gender equality.
  • Support the Project Manager in tasks such as the co-ordination, planning, budgeting and reporting on all aspects of the project, logistics and procurement planning (including drafting ToRs for consultants), and managing the overall project’s detailed workplan.
  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of available literature and analysis of gender dynamics in Tanzania and assist in communicating this to the project staff, partners and regular freelances.
  • Maintain and manage the Niambie project information database.
  • Lead on the development of detailed budgets for project events such as gender equality trainings.
  • Maintain an accurate and complete electronic filing system for important documents relating to the project.
  • Understand and comply with the Safeguarding policy and the staff Code of Conduct.
  • Participate in relevant mandatory training on Safeguarding and Respect at Work.
  • Report any Safeguarding concerns immediately, either to the Country Director, or using the Whistleblowing Policy.

Skills, knowledge and experience requirements:


  • At least one year’s experience of working on a donor-funded gender equality project in Tanzania.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing safe, effective and efficient events.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing relationships with external partners.
  • Experience drafting clear project briefs, reports, Terms of Reference, contract details and other professional documents.
  • Experience of supporting a project teams administrative, procurement, logistical and operational needs.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili.


  • Experience of planning and delivering training focused on gender.
  • Experience of working in the media sector in Tanzania.
  • Understanding of and commitment to, international standards of health and safety and safeguarding vulnerable people.

Closing date: 22nd December 2019

Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English by email to: [email protected]– please include the title of the position applied for in the subject line and send by Sunday 22nd December 2019. Only applicants with separate cover letters will be considered.

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