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Jobs in Tanzania 2021: New Job Vacancies at BBC Media Action Tanzania, 2021
Job Title: Producer-Presenter – Tuyajenge
Reports to: Senior Producer
Duration: 12 months
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are the BBC’s international charity, and we believe in the power of
media and communication for good. We work across more than 20 of the
world’s poorest and most fragile countries, supporting the independent
media essential to democracy and development. Each year, our projects
and programmes reach 100 million people facing poverty, inequality and
insecurity with information they can trust, helping to improve health,
bridge divides, challenge prejudice, and save and change lives. We are
independently funded and rely on the valued support of our donors and
partners. We deliver a portfolio of media projects in Tanzania and we
work to ensure that our projects are delivered on time to the highest
possible standard, in accordance with BBC editorial values and BBC Media
Action best practice.
The Broadcasting for Change project
provides a unique space in the national media for young people to
discuss important issues on their own terms and in their own language.
The project focuses on supporting young women and girls to make informed
decisions regarding their social, economic and political rights. It
aims to build women’s and girls’ agency and contribute to long-term
social and behaviour change around the rights of women and girls in
Tanzania. It aims to do this by; increasing the audiences’ understanding
of women’s rights and the benefits of gender equality, building
people’s confidence and motivation to support women and uphold their
rights, increasing the use of existing support services and challenging
discriminatory and harmful gender norms.
Project outputs include:
weekly national radio programmes focused on women’s rights and gender
equality produced for young women and men, with corresponding social
Capacity-strengthening with young reporters and
producers from partner radio stations, to build their capacity to design
and create gender-transformative media content that supports the
social, economic and political rights of young women and girls
to help us understand the barriers that young people (and particularly
young women and girls) face to participating fully and actively in civic
life in Tanzania
Seeking to establish connections with locally
available resources and services that support the social, economic and
political rights of women and girls.
Alongside the existing
outputs, the B4C team has the exciting opportunity to launch a new
national radio show aimed at young men and women aged 25-35 and other
influencers of social norms and attitudes in Tanzania. This new show is
called Tuyajenge (Let’s Build It) which seeks to replicate the sound and
feel of Niambie, but with its own style of presentation and distinctive
We are looking for an
experienced, creative and dynamic young radio producer-presenter. S/he
will become one the main voices of the Tuyajenge radio show and will
represent the programme and the work of BBC Media Action at events,
outside broadcasts and while recording content. The successful candidate
will be expected to produce and present the weekly programme in
Kiswahili and to ensure it continues to meet the highest editorial,
production standards in line with the BBC’s editorial values and
The role is open to applicants aged
18-26, holding a diploma in journalism or equivalent qualification.
Young women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Main duties and responsibilities:
the Tuyajenge radio show and other media content in an engaging style
that appeals to its young audience and attracts new listeners – helping
the show to grow and improve and cementing a trusted relationship with
- Plan, script, produce and edit programme items and some full editions of the programme
ideas and create content for programmes, stories, features and
interviews, both on radio and digital platforms and other media content
as the project develops
- Gather, and verify the accuracy of,
content for a range of programme formats through interviews, and
collaboration with the Content Researcher and gender equality experts
within the office
- Assist the Senior Producer to plan programme topics and production trips and events
and critically review content from the Niambie project and – at times –
content from other BBC Media Action projects in Tanzania and elsewhere
diplomatically, energetically, and strategically Tuyajenge show and BBC
Media Action as a whole at external events such as workshops,
conferences and launches including championing gender equality as a
concept and in practice
- Learn, stay up to date with, and
consistently apply the BBC’s editorial policies and values, production
standards, and approach to safeguarding vulnerable people
- Assist with other production and project management tasks as required.
- Understand and comply with BBC Media Action’s Safeguarding policy and the staff Code of Conduct.
- Participate in relevant mandatory training on Safeguarding and Respect at Work.
- Report any Safeguarding concerns immediately, either to the Country Director, or using the Whistleblowing Policy.
Essential knowledge skills and experience:
least one year’s experience of working as a presenter, producer and/or
on-air journalist with an international or reputable Kiswahili
broadcaster – essential
- A recognised journalistic qualification from a reputable university or college – essential
- Proven commitment to the principles of gender equality – essential
good command of English, in order to be able to use BBC Media Action
systems, communicate with colleagues in London and other offices and
contribute to reports – essential
- Experience of working on behaviour-change communication projects, preferably gender transformative work – desirable
of developing entertaining, memorable and editorially acceptable
programme topics and formats with experience of working in a similar
role could bring
- Knowledge of computer software for audio or video editing and uploading content to a range of digital platforms – desirable.
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role may involve working with groups of vulnerable children and adults.
For the successful candidate, mandatory training will be provided on
BBC Media Action’s safeguarding policy and staff code of conduct. A
police background check may form part of the recruitment process. BBC
Media Action operates a zero-tolerance policy concerning all forms of
abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people.
MODE OF APPLICATION:
Interested qualified candidates should submit
their CV with cover letter (in English, PDF or Microsoft Word format)
which outlines their experience and suitability for the role by email
to: email@example.com – please include the title of the
position applied for in the subject line and send by 5pm on 23rd May, 2021.
Only applicants with separate cover letter will be considered.
Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Only shortlisted
candidates will be notified.