Communications Partner Relations Specialist at Peace Corps
Dar es Salaam
Personal Services Contractor (PSC) Vacancy Announcements:
These are Personal Service Contract (PSC) positions, to be based at Peace Corps’ office in Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam. They are full-time, 40 hours per week positions. The schedule may vary, based on operational requirements and may include evening, holiday and weekend work. The anticipated contract will be for a base period, with up to four option periods, exercisable at the unilateral option of the Peace Corps based on satisfactory performance, continued need for the position, and availability of funds. Preference will be given to personal services candidates who are citizens of Tanzania at the time of application.
Communications Partner Relations Specialist: The Communications Partner Relations Specialist is under the supervision of the Director of Programming and Training (DPT) and is responsible for overseeing the communications related to the mission, programming, protocol, and partner relations for Peace Corps Tanzania. S/he leads staff and volunteers to establish a culture and practice of responsible and respectful communications based on ethical storytelling principles, as well as supporting PTE in administrative areas as needed.
Qualifications and Evaluations:
Applicants must address each qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
- University/college degree required in any subject, with a preferred background to include international relations, journalism, media and/or communications.
- English Level IV (fluent) and Swahili Level IV (fluent) in speaking/reading/writing is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both languages required.
- A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant professional work experience.
- Experience working with Tanzanian government agencies and/or NGOs and other voluntary agencies.
Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations in English and Swahili, create correspondence, develop promotional materials, and coordinate activities/events
- Ability to create professional public relations materials, including press releases, pamphlets and brochures, and an annual report.
- Skills in social media management to include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the program’s website.
- Demonstrated savviness with IT skills required, particularly Power Point
- Basic skills in graphic design, photography, and videography.
- Demonstrated skills and experience as a translator in Kiswahili and English.
- Contract offer is contingent on availability of funds, reference checks, background check, medical examination, submission of proof of required vaccinations or other medical information.
- All applicants must identify in the application whether or not they have ever served Peace Corps as a Trainee or Volunteer (including Response), or as a staff member(USDH, PSC, or FSN), and if so, to identify the position location, position type, title, and starting and ending dates.
Procedures for Employment Applicants:
- Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position.
- This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies.
- If you have ever worked for an intelligence agency, you are NOT eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment.
NOTE: Peace Corps reserves the right to withhold an offer of a personal services contract to an individual that is a relative or household member of a current Peace Corps staff member.
Peace Corps reserves the right to not evaluate or to withhold an offer of a personal services contract to an individual that has a history of poor past performance or conduct as a Peace Corps Trainee, Volunteer, or staff member(USDH, PSC, or FSN).
The individual selected will be required to follow any workplace health and/or safety rules indicated for their position – including complying with any medical and/or training requirements specified for their position in accordance with public health and/or occupational health or safety policies.
Peace Corps will not discriminate against an applicant because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older, except when the applicant is beyond the mandatory retirement age in the country of assignment), disability, or genetic information.
The individual selected may be asked to complete one or more temporary duty assignments at other Peace Corps posts, transfer to another Peace Corps post, or to complete a detail with another USG Agency, a Peace Corps Headquarters office, or with a post other than the post of assignment. As part of an approved detail, the individual may be requested to perform work that may be specifically in line with or may add to the duties stated in the contract.
For Further Information:
The complete position descriptions for all three (3) positions listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by sending an email to TZ-DMO@peacecorps.gov.
How to Apply:
Individuals meeting the minimum qualifications should submit a cover letter with one-inch margins in Times New Roman font size 12, justifying your qualifications and proven track-record for the position. Also submit a maximum two-page Resume (even if your experience exceeds two pages, summarizing your qualifications).
Communications PR Specialist applicants – send both items to the following email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Reference No. (for example PC 23-02)_Position Title_Last Name_First Name.
Shortlisted applicants will be convened to sit for a written test.
NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.