BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international charity. We support the independent media essential to democracy and development; and support people facing insecurity, inequality and poverty with information they can trust – to protect health, bridge divides and challenge prejudice. With our partners, we reach millions through creative communication and trusted media, helping people have their say, understand their rights, responsibilities and each other, and take action to transform their own lives.
We are now looking for an experienced senior programme manager to lead our programme support team.
The role leads a team providing support to our country offices in areas such as programme design, quality of delivery, donor compliance, logistics and business development. Working closely with our regional directors and country teams around the world, you and your team will also support the collection and sharing of good practice from projects across regions and facilitate knowledge sharing connections between countries. The role also plays a key role in identifying and helping to address organisational barriers to effective delivery of programmes and helps to connect country teams to expertise across BBC Media Action and the wider BBC.
The Ideal Candidate
You’ll have strong experience in international development in a project design or delivery role, preferably with direct experience of projects involving both media and international development. You will have excellent writing skills; be an experienced people manager; and be comfortable working with and supporting a wide range of colleagues, including remotely in different countries. Your communication skills will be strong, with the ability to quickly and effectively form relationships with a range of local and international partners.
Band: D (or equivalent on local salary scale if appointed outside the UK)
Contract type: Continuing
Location: The role will be based in one of BBC Media Action’s offices in Africa, Asia or London.
Applications are welcome from anyone with the existing right to work in any of those countries. The successful applicant will be employed and based in their home country, with salary set according to BBC Media Action’s pay scales in that country.
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.
The role may involve working with groups of vulnerable children and adults. For the successful candidate, mandatory training will be provided on BBC Media Action’s safeguarding policy and staff code of conduct. A DBS or other appropriate background check (depending on the country of residence) will form part of the recruitment process. BBC Media Action operates a zero-tolerance policy concerning all forms of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people.
(Current BBC Media Action offices are in the following cities. The role could be based in any of these cities, subject to the prevailing security situation at the time of appointment. Abuja, Addis Ababa, Dar Es Salaam, Delhi, Dhaka, Freetown, Hargeisa, Jakarta, Juba, Kabul, Kathmandu, London, Lusaka, Nairobi, Phnom Penh, Tunis, Yangon)
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