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Production Coordinator (BBC/MacArthur Foundation Project)

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Job Introduction

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation based in United States. It makes grants to support non-profit organizations in approximately 50 countries around the world. In Nigeria, its activities involve promoting transparent and efficient use of public resources in basic education with emphasis on the Universal Basic Education Commission's matching grant fund and the School Feeding programme. It is also bringing together regulators and other stakeholders in the electricity sector to raise consumer awareness and pilot new approaches to improving transparency in electricity distribution. The foundation is also working to promote accountability in governance in Nigeria. The BBC World Service is teaming up the MacArthur Foundation to produce and publish a series of multimedia content around these key areas.

We are recruiting a Production Coordinator to join our small but friendly project team based in the BBC Abuja Bureau.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the  Assistant Editor, your role is to provide a high level of administrative and organisational support for the project by scheduling and budgeting of the production/content in line with divisional requirements and relevant BBC frameworks, guidelines and policies.

You will prepare documents, organise travel arrangements, manage purchase orders and invoices and support the onboarding of new project team members.  You will maintain a good working relationship with key project stakeholders in Nigeria and act as a central point of contact. 

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in production coordination, with excellent time management and organisational skills.  You will have knowledge of working with a range of stakeholders and have excellent communication skills.  The ability to present information clearly and concisely is essential.  An understanding of effective corporate reporting and management information is important.  You must be able to handle highly confidential information with discretion at all times.  A recognised qualification in project management would be desirable.  Knowledge of handling project budgets would also be beneficial as would a working knowledge of Hausa.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 12 month contract 
Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Abuja, Nigeria

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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