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Country Director, Indonesia

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity. We believe in the power of media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights.

Our aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the worlds. We do this through partnering with civil society, media and others to produce creative programmes and other outputs which inform and engage audiences on key development issues. We focus on health, governance and rights, and resilience and humanitarian response. We also strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure. In Indonesia we are delivering our new governance project, producing national television drama and discussion programmes, supported by social media, to help people understand and engage in the management of their country’s forests.

We’re seeking a dynamic Country Director to recruit and lead the team, open an office, oversee delivery and secure new projects

Role Responsibility

You’ll lead a recruit and lead a multi-disciplinary team to deliver exciting and innovative media and communications projects that have impact and provide value for money. You’ll ensure that our outputs are produced on time, on budget and to high BBC editorial and production standards. You’ll open a new office in Jakarta and establish systems and structures to ensure growth and delivery. A confident public speaker, you’ll represent BBC Media Action in Indonesia, proactively developing positive relationships with donors, government bodies, media organisations, NGOs, academic institutions, international development agencies and the wider BBC.  You’ll lead team in securing significant new business with a diverse range of donors, through designing and pitching exciting new project ideas. You’ll be based in Jakarta, Indonesia, and will travel nationally and occasionally internationally.  

Are you the right candidate?

We’re looking for a dynamic senior leader from the media or development sectors with experience leading diverse teams in times of change.  You have a flair for galvanising and motivating a multi-disciplinary team, recruiting high calibre staff and managing performance. Committed to international development, you’ll know how media can be used for development, and your understanding of public service broadcasting will demonstrate your potential to acquire strong editorial skills. You’ll bring your experience effectively managing complex budgets, and of the design and management of large project. You’ll have shown your ability to secure new business, present persuasively to potential partners and oversee successful proposals.

Package Description

Fixed Term Contract (3 years initially)

Band: E

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are 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.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC. 


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