Tuesday, 30 October 2018


Jobs in Dar es Salaam at High Commission of Canada

Job Ref:2766
Job Title: Political, Economic and Public Affairs Officer
Salary:48, 306, 915 TZS
Vacancy type:Indeterminate
Location:Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Closing date :12-11-2018

Summary of position:
Reporting to the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service (FPDS) Program Manager, the FPDS Political and Public Affairs Officer leads on advocacy strategy development and is a key pillar in the successful delivery of the FPDS program in three countries of accreditation (Tanzania, Seychelles and Comoros) as well as to the East African Community (EAC). This includes research, analysis and
high-quality reporting of complex socio-economic and political domestic and regional dynamics. The officer will design and deliver communications strategies and advocacy campaigns and manage social media, the mission internet and media relations. S/he will prepare information products, including briefs, social media content, and news releases. The officer will monitor local Swahili-language media and provide translation. S/he will attend public events conducted primarily in Swahili, at times providing support to the FPDS Manager and Head of Mission (HoM). The officer will develop and maintain networks of working-level contacts in government, media and civil society, critically evaluating these organizations, conducting outreach and providing recommendations for FPDS Manager and HoM. The position is also responsible for providing high-quality top-level support to incoming visits. The officer will have strong skills in analysis, interpersonal relations, and the Swahili and English languages

Essential qualifications:

Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.


Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a major in a discipline related to the job requirements e.g. political science, international studies, economics, modern history or a similar field
Fluency in English (written and spoken)
Fluency in Swahili (written and spoken)
• At least 3 years of recent* experience working in an embassy, international non-governmental organization (NGO) or government environment with a main duty of political/economic reporting
• Previous experience working in public affairs (advocacy / communications strategy; event planning, working with partners, media relations)
• Previous experience using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and/or Hootsuite in a professional setting

*Recent is defined as in the last 5 years.

The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.
• Knowledge of political, social, and economic issues in Tanzania, as well as regional and international security issues affecting Tanzania
• Knowledge of key stakeholders involved in Tanzania’s political and economic situation (including government institutions, international organizations, non-governmental organisations, and media)
• Knowledge of managing the financial aspects of programming e.g. working with budgets, tracking expenditures, and analyzing financial reports and budgets
• Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook) and other software products
• Ability to analyze information and make recommendations
• Ability to establish and maintain a network of contacts
• Ability to work independently, manage time, prioritize and meet deadlines
• Effective interpersonal skills
• Effective interactive communication skills both oral and written
• Exercise sound judgment
• Demonstrate adaptability and flexibility
Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.
• Familiarity with Canada’s foreign policy priorities with regard to Tanzania
• Familiarity with Canada’s bilateral relations with Tanzania
• Knowledge of the French language
• Graduate degree in the subject areas listed under Education

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Occasional overtime will be required
• Some travel may be required
Condition(s) of Employment:
• Tanzania citizenship, holder of a valid Tanzanian work permit or otherwise legally able to work at the High Commission (please note the High Commission of Canada in Dar es Salaam does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly).
• Before an offer of employment can be made, candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in the specific city, region or country so that if selected, it will appear on the offer letter.
• Obtain and maintain a reliability rating (security clearance) from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period. This includes a criminal and credit background check.

Area of selection:

Open to internal and external applicants who are legal residents or citizens of Tanzania, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date.
Important Notes:
How to apply

• Applications will only be considered when received through the Career Opportunities website using the link at the end of this advert, and a completed online application form for the above referenced position.
• Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a covering letter in English or in French. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to:
RSCEMA.PERSONNEL@international.gc.ca prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block this type of email).
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The High Commission of Canada in Dar es Salaam does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• If candidates need any special accommodation for exams or interviews, please let us know in advance of these assessments.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the High Commission of Canada in Dar es Salaam which may arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to RSCEMA.Personnel@international.gc.ca



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