Job Title: Political, Economic and Public Affairs Officer
Salary:48, 306, 915 TZS
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
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
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
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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.
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
• 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
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
• 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:
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.
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
• 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
• 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