Corporate Communication and Partnership Manager at Benjamin William Mkapa Foundation (BMF)


The Benjamin William Mkapa Foundation (BMF) is a non- profit Trust, established in 2006 with the vision towards healthy lives and well-being for all, in Tanzania and the rest of Africa. Its strategic mission is to contribute towards the attainment of better health outcomes through innovative health and related system solutions. BMF’s Vision and Mission can be achieved through empowered workforce, which is selfmotivated, committed to growth and integrity, and the one who pursues excellence in execution. BMF seeks for innovative, self-driven, dynamic, and competent qualified candidates to fill the following vacancies: –

Positions (1) Corporate Communication and Partnership Manager

Reports to: Director of Strategy and Performance Management

Directorate: Strategy and Performance Management

Duty Station: BMF Headquarters – Dar es Salaam Contract type: Full-time

Overall purpose of the job
Responsible for implementation of the BMF internal and external communications strategy, respond to enquiries from public and media and shaping the organizations’ response to emerging partnership trends, horizon scanning, developing, and managing partnership and fundraising strategy and participating in fundraising initiatives while maximizing the BMF opportunities for external engagements.

Roles and Responsibilities

Support Implementation of the BMF Communication strategies, facilitate and lead communication activities for the Institution including projects and coordinate Public Relations activities of BMF to achieve set objectives.
Operationalize the communication strategy that includes media outreach and social media content creation and management.
Contribute to the development and production of communication tools, including publications, success stories, articles and fact sheets as well as BMF’s public reports and dissemination through various platforms for internal and external use.
Organize events, planning and management e.g. Stakeholders presentation, launches, major flagship reports and initiatives, publications and press releases, feature articles and audio-visual materials as required.
Research and write Media reports, support, and evaluate results of media coverage as well as communication campaigns if any.
Prepare Press release content for the use of the Foundation and manage effectively the BMF’s website, Infographics, blogs, and newsletters.
Build and maintain relationships with media houses, officials, editors, journalists, and key external role-players.
Liaise with BMF staff to understand changes and potential implications for internal communications
Coordinate, develop and monitor implementation of the institutional partnerships
Maintain communication and build networks with potential and current financial partners to BMF including parastatals, private organizations, and media organs.
Ensure the Institutional partners database is kept up to date periodically and engage/keep them informed on BMF related activities.
Manage and lead the implementation of the BMF fundraising strategy in line with the Strategic direction of the Organization.
Maintain fundraising data base and build on existing relationships with financiers as well as promote and coordinate periodic analysis to identify key audiences, detect market opportunities for fundraising activities.
Search and share information on new funding opportunities and host fundraising events/campaigns as well as representing BMF in national and international fundraising sessions.
Lead in the development of fundraising Concepts to parastatals, private sector and other related stakeholders, documenting related fundraising publications and communication materials
Develop the annual fundraising objectives, budgets, activities schedule and results balance as per respective audience including tracking implementation and accomplishments

Represent the Foundation in appropriate forums at all levels as assigned by your supervisor/Management.

Supervise the work of BMF outsourced consultants and suppliers on networking roles.

Qualifications & Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in mass communications, International Relations, Journalism, Public Relations, or equivalent field, Master’s Degree in related field will be an added advantage.
At least 7 years’ experience in media related, partnership management and fundraising roles. Proven experience creating targeted content including websites and social media platforms is an added advantage.

For all interested candidates send your achievement focused CV, copy of relevant academic certificates and cover letter one zipped or single file addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Benjamin W. Mkapa Foundation, via email:

The deadline for application is on 4th January 2023 at 5.00pm

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