Monday, November 26, 2018

Job Opportunity at Foundation for Civil Society, Marketing & Communication Executive

Job Opportunity at Foundation for Civil Society, Marketing & Communication Executive
Foundation for Civil Society is a Tanzanian non-profit organisation that supports civil society organisations through delivering grants and capacity building initiatives. This is done in order to enable the CSOs to mobilise citizens to engage effectively in poverty reduction efforts as set out in Vision 2025, and the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty.

As part of its Strategic Plan 2016 — 2020, the Foundation for Civil Society aims to nurture a strong civil society that is creative, imaginative, sustainable and accountable. Thus Foundation sees this as vital to the achievement of its overall goal of ensuring that Tanzania achieves its 2025 vision for growth, reduction of poverty, improved governance and a better quality of life for all its citizens.

FCS is inviting applications from qualified, dynamic and motivated Tanzanians to fill the following vacant positions in its offices in Dar es Salaam. These positions offer an excellent opportunity to work with and learn from civil society organizations from all over the country.

POSITION: Marketing & Communication Executive
REPORTS TO: Business Development & Partnership Manager

The incumbent is responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of the Organization's marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal. The position oversees development and implementation of support materials and services for FCS in the area of marketing, communications and public relations.
Directs the efforts of the marketing, communications and public relations staff and coordinates at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the Organization.


  • Responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of: a comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations program that will enhance the Foundation's image and position within the marketplace and the general public, and facilitate internal and external communications; and, all Foundation marketing, communications and public relations activities and materials including publications, media relations, client acquisition and so forth. 
  • Ensure articulation of Foundation's desired image and position, assure consistent communication of image and position throughout the Foundation, and assure communication of image and position to all constituencies, both internal and external. 
  • Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all Foundation publications.
  • Coordinate media interest in the Foundation and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests. 
  • Act as the FCS's representative with the media. 
  • Coordinate the appearance of all Foundation print and electronic materials such as letterhead, use of logo, brochures, etc.
  • Develop, coordinate and oversee programs, technical assistance and resource materials to assist the Foundation in the marketing, communications and positioning of its activities. 
  • Provide counsel to units on marketing, communications and public relations. Ensure that the Organization regularly conducts relevant market research and coordinate and oversee this activity. Monitor trends. Leads projects as assigned, such as cause-related marketing and special events.
  • Responsible for the achievement of marketing/communications/public relations mission, goals and financial objectives. Ensure that evaluation systems are in place related to these goals and objectives and report progress to the Supervisor 
  • Develop short- and long-term plans and budgets for the marketing/ communications/ public relations program and its activities, monitor progress, assure adherence and evaluate performance. 
  • Recommend short- and long-term Foundation goals and objectives to the Supervisor 
  • Develop, implement and monitor systems and procedures necessary to the smooth operation of the marketing/communications/public relations function. 
  • Develop and coordinate means to seek regular input from the Organization's key constituencies regarding the quality of programs and services and the Organization's relevance. 
  • Act as an internal consultant to bring attention and solutions to institutional priorities. 
  • Regular updates of FCS website with current information to keep the readers and stakeholders at large with up to date information. 
  • Participate in Risk Management process 
  • Carry out any other functions assigned by the Supervisor 


  • Academic and/or Professional Qualifications & Experience 
  • A Minimum of 3 years' experience in marketing, communications or public relations with demonstrated success, preferably in the not-for-profit or association sector. Bachelor's degree in journalism, marketing, public relations preferred. Graduate degree in a related field is desirable. 


  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations activities. 
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and personal sales skills. 
  • Experience developing and managing budgets 
  • Demonstrated successful experience writing press releases, making presentations and negotiating with media. 
  • Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications. 
  • Computer literacy in word processing, data base management and page layout. 
  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams. 
  • Strong oral and written communications skills. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time. 

Closing date for all applications will be 3rd December 2018. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Executive Director 
Foundation for Civil Society, 
7 Madai Crescent Ada Estate Plot 154, 
P.O. Box 7192, 
Dar es Salaam.



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