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Intern: Communication Unit Job at UONGOZI Institute - Career Opportunity in Tanzania
UONGOZI Institute 582 Days Ago
Job Type: Internship
Job Category: Junior Job/ Fresh Graduate/ Entry Level
Posted: 29-11-2018
Deadline of this Job: 30th December 2018
Duty Station: Tanzania
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Start Publishing: 29-11-2018
No of Jobs: 1
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 29-11-2065
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Job Description

Vacancy title:
Intern: Communication Unit

Jobs at:
UONGOZI Institute

Deadline of this Job:
30th December 2018

Duty Station:

Date Posted: 29th November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

UONGOZI Institute seeks to inspire leaders and promote the recognition of the important role of leadership in sustainable development within Africa.
Located in the President's Office, United Republic of Tanzania, UONGOZI Institute provides training to leaders from Tanzania and beyond, organizes high-level policy forums and dialogues. and carries out research on leadership and sustainable development.

The role of the Communication Unit (CU) is to support the development and implementation of the Institute's communication strategy in aid of realizing the institute’s Strategic Plan in strengthening leadership for sustainable development in Africa. The CU therefore plays a supporting function to the key departments of the Institution, namely,’ CEO's Office, Research and Policy Department, and Executive Education Department in achieving this goal.

The Communications Intern for UONGOZI Institute (UI) will therefore assist the institute’s communications team in the day-to-day operations of a communications unit. He/ She will work closely with the institute’s Communications Officer and report directly to Communications Manager.

Scope of the Assignment

  • Assist infrequently updating the institute’s website.
  • Assist in maintaining an online presence on the Institute's social media accounts: Twitter. Facebook.LinkedIn and YouTube.
  • Assist in updating the mailing list.
  • Assist in drafting press releases, media briefs and other communications materials for external stakeholders.
  • Assist in maintaining internal communications.
  • Assist in proofreading, fact-checking and editing communication materials.
  • Assist in processing requisitions for goods services provided by different vendors.
  • Assist in transcribing and translating audio and/or video files for communication materials.
  • Assist in planning and organizing national and regional events (meetings. forums and workshops).
  • Assist in taking newsworthy photos at events and functions.
  • Assist in branding at different UONGOZI events.
  • Assist in performing print, broadcast and online media monitoring.
  • Assist in identifying. planning. and implementing new communication strategies, platforms and tactics.
  • Assist in the compilation of stories for the Institute's newsletter (s). Any other relevant duties as directed by the supervisor.

Expected Outcome

  • Up-to-date email database of UCJNGCJZI Institute stakeholders.
  • Frequently updated website and other online platforms such as UONGOZI Blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
  • Bank of transcribed and translated audio and/or video for communication materials.


  • Must hold a bachelors degree in Mass Communications, journalism. Public Relations, Marketing or any other related discipline.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. both in English and Swahili.
  • Ability to operate a semi-professional camera. Digitally savvy –online/social/mobile.
  • Proficiency in MS-Word. Excel and Internet search tools.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part ofa team.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Volunteering experience is preferred. although not required. Duration
  • The Intern will be provided with a three-month contract. Some assignments will require travel..

Job application procedure
Interested candidates should submit their applications via recruitment@uongozi.or.tz  with the following subject line “Communications Intern". The application should include a Curriculum vita (CV) with contact details of three referees and a motivation letter, submitted by December 30th. 2018.

Note: UDNGDZI Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We regret that we will not be able -I to contact unsuccessful applicants.

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