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New Job Opportunity at Economic and Social Research Foundation

New Job Opportunity at Economic and Social Research Foundation

New Job Opportunity at Economic and Social Research Foundation


1. Introduction/background

The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) – an independent policy research
think in Tanzania, undertakes, and facilitates research aiming at enhancing the
understanding of policy options for development management in Tanzania. In addition to
policy analysis, the mandate of ESRF also includes capacity development of intellectual
resources of both producers and users of knowledge. ESRF’s third core function is
knowledge management which deals with handling of knowledge including such aspects
as capturing, processing,packaging, and dissemination of information. The Foundation
implements the three afore mentioned functions with an objective of influencing policy
making in Tanzania and beyond through active policy engagement processes. Against this
background, the ESRF is hereby pleased to announce an internship opportunity for one (1)
fresh and dynamic graduate at a position of Assistant Communications Officer.

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2. Roles and responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of Senior Communication Officer, the candidate’s main role is
to support the institution in communicating its knowledge products and strategic policy
engagements with diverse actors in research and policy eco system. Specific tasks of the
candidate include the following:
(a) To work closely with research departments in ensuring that relevant research
outputs (including research reports, reports of research workshops, policy briefs etc)
are developed and well disseminated.
(b) To assist researchers in ensuring that some relevant research and policy
engagement activities are strategically communicated.
(c) To assist in preparation of key communication and/or branding materials such as
annual reports, newsletters, calendars, banners, etc.
(d) To assist in the organization of research workshops, policy seminars, conferences,
meetings, and other events.

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(e) To assist in collecting, collating, packaging and dissemination of outputs and events
through digital tools and social media platforms including Website, Facebook, Twitter
and LinkedIn.

3. Qualification and experience

This is an entry level position ideally relevant for fresh graduates with not more than two
years of work experience. The ideal candidate should therefore possess the following skills
and qualifications.
 At least bachelor’s degree in mass communications, public relations or other
closely related professional discipline. A master’s degree is an added advantage.
 Proven knowledge and experience in the use of digital tools and social media
platforms in communication.
 Excellent written and oral English and Kiswahili languages.
 Proven knowledge and experience in graphic design/infographics is an added
4. Duration of the Work
The contract period for the internship is one (1) year.
5. Duty Station
The duty station for the job is ESRF Head Office, 51 Uporoto Street, Ursino Estates, Dar es

6. How to Apply

Interested applicants should make their application by submitting the following documents: (a)
application letter, (b) curriculum vitae and (c) copies of relevant education

The applications can be submitted online through internship@esrf.or.tz
Should there be any inquiries, applicants are encouraged to reach out the ESRF through contact
details available on the website www.esrf.or.tz
The deadline for receiving applications is Friday 18th November 2022


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