Editor at Soma Biblia Tanzania, February 2018
NAFASI ZA KAZI/AJIRA SOMA BIBLIA TANZANIA FEBRUARY 2018Soma Biblia is an Evangelical Lutheran Literature Ministry registered in Tanzania. We focus on publishing, distributing and selling Christian literature all over the country through our book centres and mobile distribution network.
We are looking for a dynamic and focused evangelical Christian to be our next Editor.
• Developing and editing of our pastoral magazine Riziki
• Editing and proofreading work of all Soma Biblia publications
• Daily leader and instructor of our Bible correspondence course
• Performing other duties as may be assigned by the Publishing Manager
• University degree in Theology
• Excellent, creative writing skills
• Profound experience in all Microsoft Applications
• Good communication and negotiating skills in both Swahili and English
• Editing experience preferable
• Personally, you are innovative, flexible and solution oriented. You can manage your time and thrive on team work
• As Christian you love Jesus, follow him by faith in a dedicated life and share our call to spread the Gospel through literature
Place of work will be Sakina area, Arusha. Interested applicants who meet the mentioned qualifications are invited to submit a CV and a covering letter to:
Soma Biblia Arusha
P.O. Box 2696,
Phone: +255 787 392 951
Closing date for applications is Friday 9th February 2018.
Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Source: Mwananchi January 29, 2018
ABOUT US If we look back at the history of Soma Biblia society, we find two quite different, yet engaging, parallel stories:
The first story can be traced all the way back to a couple of sleepless nighst in Kansay, Tanzania mid-70s. A Norwegian missionary couple; Mr. and Mrs. Jon and Kjellaug Jossang had served as missionaries through Norwegian Lutheran Mission in Tanzania for two decades, when mzee Jossang one night was unable to sleep. He had seen so many Tanzanians being baptized, but he did not have anything in writing to help the baptized continue to learn about their new faith. So together with another Norwegian missionary, Ingebjorg Boe, he developed two pamphlets (Hubiri Habari Njema and Tufundishe kwa Furaha) to help evangelists and sundayschool teachers in their work. That was the beginning.
But the main literature work began after Mzee Jossang had heard the name Voi another night he could not sleep. And that is where they went; to Voi, Kenya. A small bookshop was placed next to the bus station. And Wazee Jossang developed tracts, books and also a Bible correspondence course. A literature base was also created on the NLM compound in Nairobi. Two magazines were founded, Riziki and The Brief.