Friday, July 14, 2017

EAST AFRICA DAIRY DEVELOPMENT II REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (RCO) AT HEIFER INTERNATIONAL

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Heifer International is a global non-profit, humanitarian development organization founded by Dan West in 1944 dedicated to ending hunger and poverty and caring for the Earth by empowering smallholder farm families around the globe become self-reliant and attain sustainable livelihood through economically viable animal agricultural enterprise. The global headquarters is located at 1 World Avenue, Little Rock Arkansas, USA.
Heifer lnternational's mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For more than 70 years, we have provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. And we continue to make incredible progress toward that mission in the 30 countries which we work. Over the course of the past year, we have set a refined goal within the context of our original mission: to help 4 million families, within the communities where we work, achieve living income by 2020
One the recent projects in its program portfolio is East Africa Dairy Development II (EADD II), an ambitious five year program designed to transform the lives of resource poor farming families through a competitive and inclusive dairy value chain in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. EADD II in Tanzania is targeting to reach 35,000 farm families, and 200,000 dairy stakeholders in the dairy value chain. The program is implemented in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania.
The following vacancy have arisen:
Job Title: East Africa Dairy Development II Regional Communications Officer (RCO)
Reports to: Regional Operations Director
Location: Mbeya, Tanzania.
Closing Date: 29th July, 2017.
FUNCTION
The Regional Communications Officer is responsible for development and implementation of the project communication strategy in the East Africa region. This includes developing, managing and disseminating project information, education and communication materials using appropriate communication tools to target project beneficiaries and stakeholders in conformity with Heifer lnternational's objectives, systems and procedures. He or she will establish and manage relationships with media in East Africa to increase exposure in press and electronic media publications and programming. S/He will also ensure project information is packaged, disseminated and utilized by appropriate users in conformity with East Africa Diary Development (EADD ll 's) agenda, systems and procedures. S/He will support staff capacity building in communications and generate annual and quarterly progress reports.
a) Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, or related field, plus five (5) years of related experience.
b) At least two (2) years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.
c) Experience working in a commercial business - preferably FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) marketing and communications - for at least 2 years, having worked with design, advertising, and media houses.
Preferred Requirements:
a) Master's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, or related field.
b) Working experience iri Dairy or Food sector.
Most Critical Proficiencies:
a) Good analytical skills and ability to verify information.
b) Excellent qualities and management, communication and interpersonal skills.
c) A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and environment, and knowledge of the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
d) Ability to promote the vision and strategic goals of EADD.
e) Computer proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail and Internet software (Microsoft Office preferred). Knowledge of design tools like Illustrator, Photoshop will be an advantage.
f) Strong organizational skills.
g) Skilled at strategic thinking and anticipating future developments and trends to incorporate them into organizational plans.
h) Demonstrated proficiency in English and Kiswahili - oral and written, with knowledge of other East African language(s) a plus.
How to Apply:
Kindly send your documents to E mail Esther.Mbaka@heifer.org
Only shortlisted ,candidates will be contacted.
Heifer International is an equal opportunity Employer