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Senior Projects Manager

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Job Introduction

BBC Media Action uses media and communications to help improve health, reduce poverty, and support people in understanding their rights. To achieve this, it partners with civil society, local media and governments to:

  • Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and engage audiences around key development issues; and
  • Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.

The work of BBC Media Action focuses on three thematic areas:

  • Health
  • Governance and rights; and
  • Humanitarian and emergency preparedness

Role Responsibility

At present, BBC Media Action in Nigeria has several large multi-year project addressing governance and health issues using both drama and factual outputs.   We will be looking to develop new projects in 2014-15. We require a dynamic senior manager with a highly developed understanding of media and development together with solid management skills to ensure delivery of our projects.

You will be responsible for the overall management and delivery of the projects involving the delivery of a range of diverse media projects.  The Senior Projects Manager will ensure the agreed targets and objectives of country projects are met while ensuring sound financial management and the quality and cohesion of project outputs. This will include managing project managers as well having dotted line responsibility to media production, training, and research teams who will be producing content and other outputs for the projects.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have strong experience of  project management, in a developing country context, preferably in Africa with demonstrated capacity to manage large-scale projects and budgets effectively. As well as effective line management skills and strong financial management skills, including accurate and timely reporting to donors,  you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to knowledge sharing and informal learning for the benefit of the team. You will have a strong track record of managing relationships with a wide range of development donors (DFID, UN agencies, USAID, etc).

The successful candidate will be able to support project managers to create detailed project implementation plans and budgets which can deliver against contractual requirements. You will have a good working knowledge of using logical frameworks. You will be able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. The successful candidate must have the ability to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decisions made.

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

Package Description

24 Months Fixed Term Contract

Grade 9

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