Thursday, December 27, 2018

Job Opportunity at Internews, Program Officer

Other Dar es Salaam District Dar Es Salaam

Job Title: Program Officer

Location: Tanzania

Reports to: Media and Communications Director

Supervises: Project staff, as assigned

Duration: 1 year

Anticipated Start Date: February 1, 2019


Internews Tanzania is part of Internews Network, an international NGO based in the USA that operates with local media in more than 100 countries. It has been working in the country since 2015, helping media outlets and journalists to work more professionally.

Together with local partners such as universities and other non-profit organizations, Internews has supported the development of thousands of media outlets worldwide, including radio and television stations, newspapers, mobile news networks, and online news sites. Internews works to ensure access to trusted, quality information that empowers people to have a voice in their future and to live healthy, secure and rewarding lives. Since 2015 Internews Tanzania has trained journalists to produce balanced stories and also to include more of women and youth voices.

The organization has launched a five- year Boresha Habari project funded by the USAID that aims to support an open, inclusive environment for media and civil society to provide high-quality information that promotes participation inclusion and accountability.


S/he will work with relevant stakeholders to facilitate curricula design, ensuring that they are locally relevant. S/he will also manage an intensive training activity in various locations, and ensure that trainers, participants are effectively engaged. S/he will work closely with the M&E Specialist and IE team to collect and incorporate feedback to make trainings more effective and responsive to the needs of beneficiaries. S/he will also work closely with the M&E Specialist and Media and Communications Director to collate information and draft reports on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis as required.


  • Support the Media and Communications Director in planning and execution of project training activities.
  • Assist with the selection of media trainers
  • Work with trainers and monitors to ensure that training is done in accordance with the manual provided and reports are submitted to Internews in a timely manner.
  • Manage training logistics in Mwanza, Zanzibar and Dar es salaam
  • Maintain close contacts with Universities responsible for the training
  • Be the first point of contact for the evaluation team
  • Collect content produced for impact evaluation (control group and training participants).
  • Maintain close contacts with trainees to ensure their participation in evaluation and other feedback needs from around the country
  • Organize ToT for trainers in Dar-es Salaam and maintain close contact with trainers during training delivery
  • Provide inputs to the COP in the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports
  • In liaison with Finance team, Prepare contracts and initiate payments for trainers, monitors, students
  • Assist in delivery of equipment for training
  • Ensure comprehensive reports are compiled on impact evaluation training activities including participation records and other M&E data as required
  • Establish and maintain an active database of trainees
  • Help establish and support an internship program for training participants (post training)
  • Undertake any other related duties as requested by the Media and Communications Director

Qualifications and Skills

  • A Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or Mass Communication or any other relevant field of study
  • Fluent in English and Swahili
  • Very good report writing skills
  • Very good computer skills
  • At least 2 years’ experience in working in the media or higher education field
  • Solid management skills and extensive management experience
  • Very good people skills
  • The Program Officer should have excellent English and Swahili communication skills, both verbal and written, excellent interpersonal skills, an experience in working effectively in a team environment, good public relations skills, self-motivation, motivating leadership, excellent problem solving and decision making skills.

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