UZIKWASA is an independent NGO that operates in Pangani District, Tanga Region. In the 12 years since its inception, UZIKWASA has established a dynamic relationship with the local communities through integrated programs in Gender and Transformative Leadership and community-led culture and heritage promotion. UZIKWASA’s innovative model grass root interventions include a multimedia rural communication campaign with integrated media that sustain an ongoing community dialogue on key development issues. UZIKWASA runs its own community radio station Pangani FM 107.7 which is a key component of UZIKWASA’s communication efforts. The radio is also a part of a comprehensive impact and process monitoring system. UZIKWASA is looking for a committed, highly motivated and energetic Tanzanian for the position of a
Radio Program Coordinator and Presenter
• S/he coordinates a team of journalists and program makers and supports them
through strengthening their capacity in radio programming.
• S/he supervises the timely production of high quality radio programs and ensures they
adhere to professional broadcasting standards, legal requirements including UZIKWASA
• S/he provides competent leadership in the production of high quality radio programs
that re-enforce UZIKWASA overall program focus, reflecting community priorities and
• Supported by UZIKWASA program team s/he oversees the development of a dynamic
and innovative radio content through the delivery of interactive programs that stimulate
and maintain a continuous community dialogue about pressing development issues.
• Working closely with the UZIKWASA program team s/he makes sure all UZIKWASA
program activities are covered by radio programs as stipulated by program message
• S/he provides and receives feedback and encourages critical and constructive output
• Supervises the preparation of scripts, running orders and timely submission of
• S/he produces and broadcast selected programs in line with the radio work plan.
The applicant must have strong leadership and networking skills. S/he is capable of meeting
deadlines and confident in working with a creative team and able to lead others to develop their full capacity. S/he encourages innovative and creativity in program design. S/he is keen to work in an environment of shared learning and innovation and s/he is able to “think out of the box” realizing the special role that the radio has in the delivery of UZIKWASA’s unique grass root interventions.
Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication a minimum of 3 years’ experience in radio
programming. Advanced computer skills including familiarity with common editing software
such as Adobe audition are a requirement as well as proficiency in Kiswahili and English.
Applications: send hard or soft copies of your C.V and at least two letters of reference; a letter of not more than one page on your experience related to the job you are seeking, and why you want to work in this position to
Human Resources Manager,
UZIKWASA is an equal opportunity employer; female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Deadline for applications: April 29, 2016.
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