Amref Health Africa Communication Officer Jobs in Tanzania

Amref Health Africa Communication Officer Jobs in Tanzania

Amref Health Africa is a non-profit public health organization supporting the Government of Tanzania to address public health issues including maternal and child health, HIV, TB, Malaria and Nutrition in Tanzania since 1987.

Amref Health Africa is teaming up with University of Maryland in Baltimore (UMB) to complement each other’s extensive expertise to execute a robust HIV care and treatment clinical cascade project aiming to accelerate the achievement of the current 95-95-95 goals for HIV epidemic control in Tanzania.

The project which is funded by The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through CDC Tanzania, branded as Afya Kamilifu Project will be implemented in Tanga region and Zanzibar Islands in collaboration and guidance from the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Zanzibar Ministry of health and President’s Office Regions Authority and Local Government (PORALG).

With this Amref Health Africa Tanzania is announcing the following positions to be filled for this project:

The Communications Officer is responsible for supporting the efficient delivery of Amref Health Africa’ communication strategy.

This includes coordinating and organizing various organization events, project documentation activities, photography and publication, brand and visibility plan, media and public relation progression, social media administration and other communication related activities.

Is the perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic and confident individual who wishes to expand upon his/her knowledge across a wide range of skills and expertise particularly in Communication, branding, Fundraising and events related activities.

The communication officer will be involved in various department activities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work in collaboration with the Communications Manager to ensure good publicity and high reputation for the organization is attained and maintained
  • Contribute in the production of a range of publications including Newsletters, Annual Reports, social media posts and projects IEC materials
  • Work with the Communications Manager to develop, implement and evaluate internal & external communications strategies.
  • Package, communicate and promote organization activities to the public and stakeholders through relevant platforms.
  • Work in collaboration with relevant staff to create and implement specific publicity strategies and effective participation and engagement in various project meetings and events
  • Assists with gathering and packaging the agreed information for publications and meetings.
  • Prepare and distribute organization statements and press releases for Amrefs’ proceedings
  • Work with and across units
    to enhance and promote effective communication; promote cross-unit programs; and ensure consistency and quality in communication related documents
  • Contribute in coordination of organization events in a manner which promotes and encourages participation from a range of stakeholders, partners, funders, beneficiaries and general public.
  • With support from the Manager, develop and update organization annual events plans and calendar
  • Strengthen links with relevant stakeholders including government communications departments and other from not-for-profit organizations.
  • Prepare accurate and timely communications reports, presentations and activity plans as directed by the Communications Manager.
  • Assists the Unit manager with day to day liaison roles across other units and out of the office
  • Other ad hoc duties as assigned by the supervisor


  • Good writing skills and experience on newsletter and annual report preparations
  • In depth understanding on branding and principals in organization communications activities
  • Experienced in events planning and coordination process.
  • Demonstrated skills on sketching quality and striking ideas of promotional materials
  • Ability to develop quality content, articles and testimonies from the project beneficiaries
  • Demonstrated ability to implement internal and external communication strategy
  • High skills and knowledgeable on Photographing using a professional cameras
  • Capable of engaging with and communicating to audiences of different diversities
  • Creativity and ability to work with own initiatives and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated good administrative and IT skills (including Microsoft Outlook, Word & Excel)
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communications skills
  • A pro-active with “can-do” attitude, even when working under pressure
  • Excellent team payer
  • Bachelor Degree or advanced diploma in Journalism ,Mass Communications or allied field
  • At least 3 years of Experience working in communication related field
  • Knowledge and skills on quality photographing, short video recording & Graphics design
  • Experience in social media pages management , posts writing and updating
  • Previous experience in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience on Script writing and audiovisual production is an added advantage

    How to Apply

    If you meet the criteria given above and interested in the vacancies, please send an application letter and CV combined in as one document indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of two referees.

    To be considered, your application must be received by October 30th. 2018. All correspondence should be directed to: Email:

    For more information and job application details, see; Amref Health Africa Communication Officer Jobs in Tanzania

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