Sunday, July 16, 2017



Mwananchi Communications Limited, publishers of the leading Tanzania newspapers, Mwananchi, Mwanaspoti and The Citizen is looking for motivated and highly experienced individuals to fill the positions of:


Job Purpose:
To plan and procure goods and services and ensure adequate utilities are provided cost effectively based on the approved budgets for the Company operations.

Main Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key result areas:
• Receives, reviews and approves IPRs within authority limits.
• Gets approval from Section Managers and MD for IPRs above authority. 
• Prepare annual procurement plan and monitor its execution.
• Coordinate purchases for major expenditure through tender board.
• Negotiate commercial terms with suppliers.
• Ensures that IPRs are promptly issued for goods and services and LPO!FPOs are approved.
• Follow up and ensures that goods and services ordered are actually delivered as per specifications.
• Monitor consumption, stock and re-order level.
• Ensure that all returns, printed waste, miscellaneous disposable assets and materials are sold in accordance with the approved procedure.
• Liaise with user departments to ensure that all office utilities are readily available and cost effectively used.
• Monitors all insurance matters to ensure adequate cover, settlement of claims and up-date records.
• Perform annual' supplier's evaluation and. communicate feedback for improvements.
• Manage supplier relationship,

Qualifications and Experience:
• Academic - Basic University Degree in Procurement and Supplies from Reputable Institution.
• Professional Accredited certification of Procurement.
• Experience: 3 - 5 years' work experience in a similar role in a reputable organization.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills;
• High degree of integrity and honesty;
• Knowledge of SAP Materials Management module will be an added advantage.

Sub Editor Sports

Job Purpose:
To edit stories, write captions, place pictures and write headlines in conformity with journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style within set deadlines.

Main Responsibilities:
• The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key result areas:
• Checking and correcting editorial copy allocated by the Chief Sub-Editor for facts, accuracy, libel, taste, house-style, language use, clarity, details, objectivity and spelling
• Subs copy to fit allocated space without distorting facts or dispensing with the salient points.
• Re-writes the copy as necessary for simplicity, Clarity and house-style.
• Writes or rewrites the appropriate headline for the copy, ensuring it reflects the overriding message of the story.
• Edits the pictures selected by the Chief Sub Editor to fit the allocated space, and writes/rewrites appropriate caption taking care not to merely state the obvious details.
• Designs the editorial pages as directed by the Chief Sub Editor.
• Checks all headlines, captions, pictures, copy text and page logos and all other page elements to sign the pages within set deadlines. 
• Checks the printed soft copy and corrects any errors and signs off the pages to go to press
• Submits the edited copy within set deadlines.
• 'Editing stories aimed to be used on the social media platforms developed for breaking news to web stories.
• Adhering to Social Media Policy as updated from time to time.

Academic Qualifications:
• University Degree/Diploma in Journalism/Mass Communication or equivalent.
• At least four years' experience in journalism. part of
• which as a sub editor
• Excellent communication skills.
• Mastery of English and Swahili grammar

WEB EDITOR - 1 POST (For Mwananchi Publication)

This position requires a dynamic and result-oriented computer-savvy individual who is familiar with using the internet. Candidates with experience in blogging and other social media tools will have an added advantage.

Main Responsibilities:
• The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key result areas:
• Retrieve, compile, edit and upload articles and relevant photos and other visual content to Mwananchi website - to - on a daily basis.
• Actively moderate comments on MCL websites to filter out hate speech, profanity, personal attacks or any other uncouth language/behaviour.
• Promote audience engagement and drive web traffic by pushing stories out on social media (Facebook/Twitter and media sharing via Instagram and other social media outlets).
• Revise headlines and rework story leads (particularly breaking stories) to ensure they suit web presentational requirements.
• Scour news sites, blogs and forums for breaking stories and liaise with news desks and field reporters to verify potential leads.
• Write up, edit and revise breaking stories for the Web and 'continuously review websites for language clarity and presentation.
• Ensure the presentation of content on our websites is in line with Mwananchi Communication Limited's house style and editorial policy.
• Meet all deadlines as set by the working schedule.
• Deadlines control: Zero tolerance
• Take a lead in live streaming of events through websites and other social media sites .
• Customer service: 24 hour turnaround for resolutions of complaints

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
• University Degree/Diploma in Journalism/Mass
• Communication or equivalent.
• Excellent communication skills.
• At least 2 to 3 years working experience.
• Good background in journalism, computer and internet skills.
• Familiarity with Social Media networks such as facebook and twitter.
• Self-motivated and result oriented.

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing a detailed cv and copies of professional certificates, and a day time telephone contact by July 28, 2007 to:
Human Resource Manager
Mwananchi Communication Ltd
P.O.Box 19754
Dar Es Salaam