United Republic of Tanzania: Media Business Advisor – Tanzania

Organization: Internews Network
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 20 Oct 2017


The Media Business Advisor will work with the Country Director, the Media and Communications Director, and other Internews programs staff to strengthen the financial sustainability of Tanzanian media outlets. S/he will work closely with Internews program staff and partner Audience Research Company on media business data collection, processing and dissemination. S/he will train and support Tanzanian media managers, and marketing and advertisement personnel on financial management, marketing and organizational development in order to improve their management structures, revenue collection and eventual financial independence.

This is a senior position which requires sound technical knowledge and skills in the areas of media business management/development, organizational development, planning and strategy, and finance and administration.

Note: Tanzanian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidate must have work authorization in Tanzania.


  • Provide practical advice to strengthen partner media outlets’ revenue generation capacities, in order to enable them to achieve financial sustainability.
  • Set up a Media Market Forum – a working group made up of media development implementers, media business leaders, major advertisers, public polling firms, Telecoms, ISPs, and ad agencies—that will specifically map out the ways and means through which the media development community in Tanzania can efficiently assist media outlets with audience research and measurement aimed at increasing and diversifying their revenue sources and increasing income generation.
  • Ensure regular coordination of the Media Market Forum stakeholders around matters of common interest.
  • Closely coordinate with partner Audience Research Company on the production of regular audience research and in particular establish comparability among media outlets.
  • Work with community radios on professional market studies and action plans that will enable them to systematically explore revenue generation in their immediate neighborhoods and vicinities.
  • Provide training on core business skills– such as budgeting, financial management, goal setting and tracking results–to Tanzanian media outlets and community radio stations, and work with them to articulate and follow business plans.
  • Mentor media personnel on core management issues, with the ultimate goal of supporting retention of journalists and other media professionals/workers, as well as overall editorial independence.
  • Assess and develop the capacity of Tanzanian media business trainers.
  • Coach media to interact with local, national and international businesses, for revenue generation purposes on behalf of their media outlets.
  • Guide media managers and personnel in linking market research and audience data with media programming and business operations.
  • Support program team to define small equipment grants for key independent media outlets.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Country Director/Chief of Party, the Media and Communications Director/Deputy Chief of Party, the Regional office, and HQ offices.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or related areas of study. MBA or other relevant business Masters’ Degree highly preferred. Professional training in organizational development would be an advantage.


  • Minimum five years of experience in business management in the media in Tanzania and/or other countries in Africa.
  • Previous experience working on programs funded by international donors (preferably USAID) a plus. Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations an advantage.
  • Extensive experience in strategic business management, organizational capacity development, financial and operational analysis, financial reporting, etc.
  • Experience in adult learning and/or organizing and providing training.
  • Comparative knowledge and experience in media business management and development across multiple international organizations and countries, and ability to instill and transfer best industry practices would be an advantage.
  • Experience in and excellent knowledge of capacity building of junior and senior staff.
  • Experience in applying fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of strategic business management and strategic marketplace analysis.

Skills and Abilities

  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili required.
  • Ability to motivate, mentor, and manage individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and expertise, resulting in high quality and timely work delivery.
  • Strong analytical, training, oral and written communication, and team-building skills.
  • Proficiency in financial management software.
  • Strong Information Technology skills. Working knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint required.
  • Management, organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Planning and strategy skills.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking skills, and ability to interpret market information for decision-making.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships both internally with colleagues and externally with project partners through collaboration, negotiation and teamwork.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a team.
  • A teamwork oriented person who is also able to work on his or her own initiative.
  • Willingness to travel to project areas in different locations across the country.

Benefits Information

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network’s offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our Career Center.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Strategic Partnership Advisor – HDIF

Organization: Palladium International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. HDIF is a GBP 40 million challenge fund designed to encourage innovation and support the scale up of promising approaches in the education, health and water and sanitation sectors, to achieve improvements in the quality and value for money of basic services.

HDIF will catalyse the development and testing of new models of service delivery, the use of new technologies, the involvement of new providers and the establishment of new partnerships, with a focus on the private sector and public-private partnerships.

The Strategic Partnership Advisor is responsible for coordinating key strategic relationships outside of the HDIF grants portfolio and leading our strategy to share evidence and learning from the programme with partners and stakeholders.Inspire

  • Support the Communications Specialist to design, implement and refresh HDIF’s Communications Strategy
  • Support the Communications Specialist on implementation of inspire activities to support HDIF’s Gender and Digital Approaches
  • Line management and ongoing support and direction to the Communications Specialist Catalyse

  • Identify COSTECH collaboration opportunities and planning activities including joint forums and events to bring key stakeholders for dissemination sharing of evidence and learning from the programme

  • Support the implementation of digital and gender approach activities with grantees – such as capacity building, trainings, dissemination of resources (via PMs and TAs) and onboarding of grantees Transform

  • Coordinate regular (weekly or bi-weekly) sub-team meetings on innovation ecosystem and evidence-based policy activities

  • In collaboration with the Team Leader, coordinate the Donor Partner Group – Innovation & Technology (DPG-IT) meetings and strategic engagements with the DPG IT members

  • Support implementation of HDIF’s Knowledge Management strategy and lesson learning around three key themes; gender, digital and the innovation ecosystem, working closely with the Communications Specialist, MEL and Technical Manager. This involves:

  • Working with the MEL and Technical Manager to identify learnings, and input on development and review of knowledge products to support the KM Strategy

  • Conducting field visits to identify and document learnings to support the Knowledge Management strategy

  • Planning and implementation of events and other stakeholder engagements to disseminate learnings that align with key learning themes. This includes event content planning, identifying participants and participant groups, facilitation of events, oversee documentation and reporting of the event

  • Identifying and cultivating relationships with key policy makers and funders to disseminate HDIF’s evidence and learnings through events and communications platforms

  • Oversee development of gender and digital toolkits and resources and plans for inducting existing grantees and Round 3

  • With support from the Technical Manager & Director for Finance & Administration, manage inputs from consortium and consultants to deliver the KM strategy, including identification of needs, agreeing on roles and inputs, inputting on development and renewal of TORs and contracts

  • Relevant University Degree (Business Management, Economics, Social Sciences, etc), preferably at postgraduate level;

  • At least 5 years’ experience in developing strategic partnerships working with senior level development partners, funders and government stakeholders

  • Strong knowledge of development issues, especially related to one or more of the following; Innovation, Health, Education, Water and Sanitation (WASH), Gender and Development

Key skills and competencies

  • Fluency in written and oral communication skills in English is essential
  • Negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent networking and representation skills at high-level meetings and events with government and funders.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Good team leadership, management and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to manage competing priorities.
  • Outstanding team player and willingness to learn and support learning of others.
  • Experience working outside of Tanzania.

How to apply:

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United Republic of Tanzania: Zanzibar Representative

Organization: Save the Children
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 04 Oct 2017

Zanzibar Representative

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The main role of the Zanzibar Representative is to represent Save the Children in Zanzibar under the leadership and direction of the Tanzania Country Director and the Senior Management Team. He/she is also accountable for providing management and oversight of the implementation of all the awards in Zanzibar and to build relationships and strategic partnerships through advocacy for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities with a wide range of external parties including government representatives, communities, donors, UN and other humanitarian agencies operating in Zanzibar. The Zanzibar Representative will supervise the Zanzibar team (Unguja and Pemba offices) and manage the financial and other resources of the programme.

Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered in support of Government of Tanzania priorities and policies both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, nutrition, HIV/TB and emergency response. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined programmes of SCUK, SCUS, SC Sweden to create a single operation in Tanzania. We currently have an operational presence in Dar, Dodoma, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe and Kigoma and we work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 100 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $10 million

Contract Duration: 1 year

Location: International/National

Qualifications and Experience

  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s vision, mission and values including rights-based approaches.
  • At least a Master’s Degree or equivalent from a recognized university in development studies, social sciences or similar discipline.
  • Experience in building relationships, fostering interagency coordination and experience of representing an organisation to external parties.
  • At least 4 years’ senior management experience of which at least 2 will be as manager of programmes engaged in Child-Oriented community development.
  • Strong demonstrable skills and experience in programme management, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability, working with cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results.
  • An in-depth understanding of national (Tanzania and Zanzibar) and international development issues in particular in relation to children.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience working with young people and a commitment to child participation and child protection.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence change.
  • Experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing awards from major institutional donors.
  • Previous experience with an international non-government organisation.
  • Experience of working in a Muslim context.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Kiswahili a positive asset.
  • Clean police record.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

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