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The Background on the National Electoral Commission of Tanzania
In 1991 the then President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Ali Hassan Mwinyi appointed a commission under the Chairmanship of the late Chief Justice of Tanzania, the Honourable Francis L. Nyalali. The task of that Commission was to collect public opinion as to whether or not to continue with the one – party system.
Following the recommendations by the Nyalali Commission, Article 3 of the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, 1977 was amended to make Tanzania a multi – party state.
The Political Parties Act, (No. 5 of 1992) was enacted to provide for the registration of Political Parties. The Elections Act, (No.1 of 1985), the Local Authorities (Elections) Act, (No. 4 of 1979) and related legislations were also substantially amended to get rid of the one – party system and to put in place appropriate procedures for the conduct of Elections under the multi – party system.
In 1993 the National Electoral Commission was established under Article 74 (1) of the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, 1977. Members of the Commission were appointed for the first time, with effect from 14th January, 1993.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) is an autonomous government institution. It was established in 1993 under Article 74(1) of the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, 1977.
The National Electoral Commission shall consist of the following members:-
A Chairman who shall be a Judge of the High Court or the Court of Appeal of Tanzania or a lawyer who qualifies to be an advocate and he/she has been with such qualifications for not less than 15 years.
A Vice Chairman who shall be a Judge of the High Court or the Court of Appeal of Tanzania or a lawyer who qualifies to be an advocate and he has been with such qualification for not less than 15 years.
A member appointed from amongst the members of the Tanganyika Law Society
Four other members who are persons possessing either adequate experience in the conduct or supervision of Parliamentary elections or such other qualifications as the President of the United Republic of Tanzania considers necessary for or pre-requisite to, the effective discharge of the functions of the Commission.
According to Article 74(7) of the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania and Section 4 (4) of the Elections Act, (No. 1 of 1985), the Director of Elections is the Secretary to the Commission and Chief Executive.
A credible Electoral Management Body in Africa.
To coordinate and supervise General and By-Elections through voters Registration, Constituencies demarcation and Voters Education in collaboration with key stakeholders to safeguard democracy.
POST INFORMATION OFFICER II – 1 POST
POST CATEGORY(S) MARKETING,MEDIA AND BRAND
EMPLOYER National Electoral Commission(NEC)
APPLICATION TIMELINE: 2021-09-10 2021-09-24
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
i. To participate in preparation of the Commission election calendar of related events and election matters;
ii. To develop and maintain good links with the media and public to promote the image and objectives of the Commission;
iii. To coordinate meeting between Commission and stake holders;
iv. To supervise production and dissemination of periodical prints such as annual calendars, election journals, newsletters, brochures and festival cards;
v. To update website and communication materials;
vi. To prepare daily media monitoring reports and advise the director of Election accordingly;
vii. To prepare Commission papers and speeches;
viii. To stock and supervise Commission’s Library; and
ix. To carry out any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor Degree or Advance Diploma in Journalism or equivalent qualifications from recognized Institutions.
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