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Partnerships Manager, Tanzania at BBC Media Action

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Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies at BBC Media Action Tanzania, 2023


BBC Media Action Tanzania Jobs, 2023

Partnerships Manager, Tanzania
Job title: Partnerships Manager
Contract: Fixed-term
18 months (with possible extension)
Reports to: Country Director
Tanzania (with regular travel around Tanzania)
Special requirements:
The right to live and work in Tanzania. Fluent in English and Swahili
with ability to write reports and scripts in these languages.

should send their CV and a cover letter (in English, PDF or Microsoft
Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the
role by email to: – please include the
title of the position applied for in the subject line and send by 5pm
on 31st January 2023.
Only applicants with separate cover letter
will be considered. Please do not send certificates or other
attachments. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

BBC Media Action:
Media Action is the BBC’s international development organisation, and
we believe in the power of media and communication for good. We work in
more than 20 countries around the world, supporting the independent
media essential to democracy and development. Each year our projects and
programmes reach over 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 follow the editorial standards and values of the BBC, but we rely on
funding from donors and partners to carry out our work.

Job purpose:
to the Country Director, the partnerships manager will sustain and grow
BBC Media Action Tanzania’s relationships with current and potential
broadcasters; local and national radio station partners;
media-development / media-for-development partners including CSOs, NGOs,
and social enterprises; and relevant government bodies such as the
TCRA. The Partnerships Manager will also work closely with the Country
Director and Senior Projects Manager to develop and maintain
partnerships with current and potential donors and consortium partners
as part of wider business development initiatives.



Partnerships Manager will also oversee BBC Media Action’s
capacity-strengthening team, working with the senior mentor-trainer to
ensure that programme activities are on time and on budget, reflect BBC
editorial values and make a measurable difference to the professional
capacity of the individuals, teams, and organisations we work with.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintain
    existing, and develop new, relationships with broadcast partners across
    Tanzania in close coordination with the Projects and Production teams.
    Maintain a database of such existing and potential partnerships and the
    records of all associated formal paperwork.
  • Maintain existing,
    and develop new, relationships with development partners, NGOs, CSOs,
    social enterprises and government bodies with an interest in the
    development of the media and/or media-for-development sector in
    Tanzania. Where relevant, coordinate BBC Media Action’s work with these
    actors to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the sector.
  • Working
    with other departments, ensure that BBC Media Action is suitably
    represented in media, CSO, and other relevant spaces and forums,
    including for national commemorations and sector-wide events.
  • Monitor
    and anticipate trends in the media sector, and advise the organisation
    accordingly on how to adapt to new trends and retain relevancy and
    effectiveness. Regularly update Senior Management Team on emerging
    opportunities for media, communication and development partnerships and
    advise on strategic direction in this area in Tanzania.
  • Develop
    and implement an overall partnerships strategy that takes into account
    the needs of the capacity strengthening, production, and project teams.
  • Line-manage
    the senior members of the capacity-building team and, with the active
    participation of all mentors, develop and implement a strategy for the
    capacity-building activities of BBC Media Action in Tanzania. Working
    with the Senior Mentor-Trainer and the London team, build the technical
    expertise of the capacity strengthening team.
  • Manage the capacity strengthening and partnerships budgets in line with donor requirements and organisational policies.
  • Ensure
    safeguarding, child protection, and other relevant policies are fully
    integrated into the organisation’s partnerships and capacity building
  • Understand and comply with the 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
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Required skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social science or a closely related field.
  • Proven
    ability to forge effective and trusted working relationships with
    media-house managers, editors, NGOs and CSOs, and government staff.
  • Proven
    track-record of working with media and communications to achieve
    development goals with a focus on capacity-building and content
    production and an understanding of formative, audience and impact
  • Proven track record of effective senior management in a
    development context, preferably in Tanzania and within the CSO and/or
    media sector.
  • Experience of directly managing teams of at least four staff.
  • Strong
    financial management skills, with proven experience of managing budgets
    of over ÂŁ250,000 per year, including accurate and timely financial
    reporting to donors.
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative and organise time effectively within a range of conflicting deadlines.
  • Proven ability to juggle competing priorities and a busy programme of work while working to an agreed strategy.
  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken Kiswahili and English.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of regional and international current affairs.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with BBC editorial guidelines.
  • Experience of working in one-or-more of these development sectors: governance, health, resilience and humanitarian assistance.
  • Existing
    relationships with media-development and/or media-for-development
    organisations, and relevant Tanzanian government ministries.
  • Experience of working in, or with, networks of organisations.


Key competencies
following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been
identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are
expected to demonstrate these competencies.

  • Managing
    relationships and teamwork – able to build and maintain effective
    working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with
    others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or
    competitively. Values individual’s differences and demonstrates a
    commitment to knowledge sharing and informal learning, for the benefit
    of the team.
  • Strategic thinking – able to identify a vision and
    create plans for implementation of that vision to meet the end goal.
    Evaluates situations, decisions, and issues in the short, medium and
  • Leadership – ability to inspire others to realize an identified vision.
  • Analytical
    Thinking – able to simplify complex problems, processes, or projects
    into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to
    identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks for problem
    solving and/or development.
  • Change Management – able to
    understand and anticipate the need for change and to build frameworks
    for planning and managing the continuous process of change.
  • Planning
    and Organisation – able to think ahead in order to establish an
    efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others; planning
    of activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors
    such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.
  • Resilience
    – can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the
    face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations.
    Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment,
    motivation and energy.
  • Decision Making – able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.

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Closing date: 31st January, 2023.
Deadline for applications: 31 January, 2023.

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.
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