Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Job Opportunity at Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF), Executive Director

New Job Vacancy at Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF), Executive Director  | Deadline: 12th April, 2019



Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF) works towards a strong, independent and diverse media sector in Tanzania. From July 2019 TMF will begin to implement a new strategic plan, Media that works! TMF’s focus for the next five years will be on facilitating media transformation by promoting learning, creativity and innovation. It’s media development approach is human-rights based and driven by a firm belief in and commitment to freedom of expression and the right to information.

Purpose of the role
The purpose of this role is to manage TMF’s day to day activities on behalf of the TMF Board of Directors, in order to ensure the successful achievement of the organisation’s strategic and operational objectives. The executive director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the implementation of Board directives. He/she does so by taking a lead in key areas such as development and implementation of TMF’s strategic plan, administration, financial and human resource management, resource mobilisation, partnership engagement and public, government and donor relations. He/she is responsible for supervising and providing strategic guidance to senior management.

Employment category: The successful applicant will be employed on a renewable contract basis subject to work performance and availability of financial resources. Starting date: 1 July 2019

Educational/Professional Qualification:
Masters in management, business administration, international development, mass communication or other relevant field.

Key characteristics, skills, experience and competencies
 Minimum of 10 years work experience in a relevant field
 In-depth knowledge of the media sector
 Thorough understanding and knowledge of development issues such as governance, gender, rural development and poverty
 Visionary with strong leadership and teambuilding skills as well as knowledge relevant to non-profit organisations
 Innovator and change champion with high levels of integrity
 Programme, financial, resource mobilisation and human resource management skills
 Diverse network and networking capabilities
 Experience in grant management and capacity building
 Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in both English and Swahili

Mode of application
Interested candidates should address their applications to The Board Chairperson, Tanzania Media Foundation, P.O. Box 38634, Dar es Salaam through the email Your application should include cover letter explaining your suitability for the position and how your qualifications, education, skills, experience and competence fit the purpose of the job. Updated CV must be attached and must include at least three referees and their contact details.
Detailed specific duties and responsibilities Interested candidates are encouraged to read ‘Executive Director vacancy announcement and detailed description of role and main duties’ on before applying.

Application deadline: Deadline for submitting an application is 12 April, 2019
Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted
applicants will be contacted.