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JOB VACANCIES: Programme Assistant– Advocacy & Engagement at Policy forum (PF),Tanzania

- April 15, 2017

Programme Assistant– Advocacy & Engagement

1. Who are we?

Policy Forum (PF) is a network of 76 civil society organisations brought together in their interest in poverty reduction, equity and democratization and pursuit to enhance and augment the voice of ordinary citizens in national policy processes. The network focuses on governance and public money accountability at both central and local levels. PF wishes to recruit a Programme Assistant – Advocacy & Engagement.

2. Programme Assistant– Advocacy & Engagement

Supporting Manager – Advocacy & Engagement

Assist in implementing the Policy Forum Communication and Advocacy Strategy including the systematic distribution of publications; updating the Policy Forum website and social media sites; translating and editing of publications (English/Kiswahili); responding to basic correspondence on policy-related issues; organising internal and external meetings; and eventually producing initial drafts of Policy Forum published materials.

What skills are we looking for?

Awareness of and demonstrated interest in critical issues in the Tanzanian policy environment at local and national level.
Good basic analytical skills.
Ability to function well in teams and to work productively in a multidisciplinary environment with diverse groups of people.
Good communication skills, verbally and in writing, in Kiswahili and English.
Ability to deliver high quality results within strict deadlines.
Basic IT and social media skills.
Demonstrated interest in working with civil society in Tanzania on policy issues.
What key qualifications and experience are we looking for?

Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience in social sciences, journalism, public relations, mass communication, law, public policy, governance, or a related field.
Demonstrated understanding in one or more of the following: 1) public sector reform 2) management of advocacy strategies 3) public policy implementation strategies 4) working with the media on policy issues.
Experience in working with Tanzanian civil society on policy advocacy issues would be a distinct advantage.

Expiration Date:
Thursday, April 27, 2017
How to apply

If you fit the above criteria, you are invited to submit the following: (a) a cover letter clearly stating in 200 words why you want this job and consider yourself suitable for it, (b) an updated CV which includes your complete contact details and 2-3 referees (not more than three pages) and (c) 1 sample (no more than 2500 words) of your written work in Kiswahili or English. The application deadline is the 27th April 2017. Application materials will be retained by Policy Forum and cannot be returned.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply!

Interested candidates should submit an application by E-mail to the following address:

Email: info@policyforum.or.tz

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