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Showing posts with label BBC Media Action. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BBC Media Action. Show all posts

Tuesday

Media Trainer/Mentor at BBC Media Action


BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, Media Action partners with civil society, local media and governments to:

Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats, based on robust research, which inform and engage audiences around key development issues.
Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.

BBC Media Action delivers a portfolio of media projects in Tanzania. It seeks to expand this portfolio of work, but also ensure that existing projects are delivered to time, to budget and to the highest standards, and in accordance with BBC editorial values as well as Media Action methodologies.

Job purpose:

BBC Media Action is seeking a media trainer/mentor to deliver in depth training/mentoring to our partners and their staff in order to raise partners’ capacity to produce varied, high quality and editorially robust media output (including both ‘traditional’ and ‘new’ media). In particular, the post holder will develop training a curriculum which meet the needs of our partners and deliver against our wider project objectives.  The trainer/mentor will deliver the training in-situ at our partners, and at centrally-organised training events. The trainer/mentor will provide ongoing support to our partner organisations and their staff, with the goal of raising practices, quality and capacity across the media sector in Tanzania, and fostering stronger links between NGOs and the media.

Job Title: Media Trainer/Mentor

Department/Business Unit: BBC Media Action, Tanzania

Reports To: Senior Trainer/Mentor         

Contract length: 6-month fixed term contract


Main Duties

  • To develop and deliver the partner training and capacity building elements of BBC Media Action’s projects so that partners reach high standards in terms of quality, effectiveness, impact and relevance and meeting objectives for the relevant project(s).
  • To work with more senior colleagues in the mentoring team to design relevant on the job production training guides for partners and to independently deliver these trainings to assigned partners. These documents will guide the entire period of mentorship and serve as a frame of reference for evaluating the trainer/ mentors performance.
  • To deliver training workshops and events, using the training curriculum.
  • To deliver one on one mentoring to our partners. The trainer/ mentors will provide constructive feedback at the end of each assignment.
  • To work closely with partners’ staff on all aspects of training and media production in order to ensure the staff have the maximum sense of ‘ownership’ of the media produced.
  • To introduce and continue regular editorial meetings to support output.
  • To ensure that findings from research are used to refine and improve projects’ outputs.
  • To submit weekly reports and work plans.
  • To support all international trainers coming to our partners.
  • To ensure all project activities meet BBC standards, as well as delivering the projects’ development objectives.
  • To provide technical linkages between NGO experts and partners in development of products and manage relationships between both.
  • Where necessary, to work with partners’ management to build and maintain a technical advisory board of NGOs/CSOs at the partners and to advise on programming.  
  • To generate new project ideas and relate up to management level.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned.


Required skills, knowledge and experience                     

  • Fluent in English and Swahili with ability to write reports and scripts in these languages.
  • Strong editorial judgment and substantial media production experience within Tanzania is essential (3 years minimum with a reputable organisation).
  • Experience in training is an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication & influencing skills.
  • Ability to work in teams.
  • Strong understanding of and commitment towards BBC editorial values.
  • Strong understanding of the role of media and communications in development.

Key competencies
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.

Analytical Thinking – Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.

Decision Making – Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.

Planning and Organisation – Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.

Resilience – Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.

Influencing and Persuading – Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.

Communication – The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
Managing relationships – Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.

Self-Development – Is able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development.

To apply:
Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English by email to: recruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.orgwith the title of the position applied for in the subject line before 5pm on Tuesday 29th May 2018. Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate cover letter will not be considered. This is a local post applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania and national terms and conditions will apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Thursday

Broadcast Journalist (video) BBC Swahili Service


Designation: Broadcast Journalist (video) BBC Swahili Service (Kiswahili)
Division: BBC World Service
Reports to: Senior Digital Journalist and Editor Swahili Service
Grade: Local terms & condition Grade7
Location: Dar Es Salaam
Working pattern: Continuing Contract

Job Introduction
The BBC World Service remains the leading international broadcaster in Africa, reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million across all platforms and Social Media. We also broadcast to around 20 million listeners in Eastern and Central Africa and have three daily live radio shows broadcast from Nairobi and Dar es Salaam and a daily award-winning television programme, Dira ya Dunia TV from London with comprehensive coverage of the regional and global agenda.
Africa’s media landscape is changing. It is one of the fastest developing news markets in the world with mobile technology transforming lives, internet connectivity increasing, the radio market remaining relatively strong and Television migrating from analogue to digital.
Are you a creative and versatile journalist, with a strong understanding of what makes good digital video
and how video is consumed on digital platforms? We're looking for journalist who is passionate evangelist about digital video storytelling. As the digital landscape is changing you would need to be as nimble as the technologies. You’ll be leading the digital video effort and you need to be able to produce content that works for digital platforms. All candidates will be expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of digital platforms as well as video editing skills.
You will need sound editorial judgment, understanding Africa news agenda in particular the East Africa region, someone who has the ability to tell complex stories in an engaging way, sharp editing skills and the ability respond to breaking news. Candidates should enjoy working under pressure and bring plenty of story and treatment ideas to the role.

MAIN DUTIES
 Work with other members of the Swahili and East Africa team, and the wider BBC Africa newsroom, to identify and produce creative and innovative video news content.
 Re-version BBC material with a mobile audience in mind.
 Research, storyboard and produce stories.
 Create headlines and video teasers to promote our stories and reach as wide an audience as possible.
 Contribute ideas and angles to meetings on how to cover the main news of the day.
 To show visual creativity in the use of pictures and graphics to illustrate and explain fastmoving events and complex stories.
 Understand the video requirements of different social platforms.
 Working to short deadlines for breaking and developing stories
 All staff may be required to work with or move to other teams, and to have the ability to
work across a range of skills and in a flexible manner, and to carry out these responsibilities in accordance with the BBC’s overall standards and values.
 The job holder will be expected to work and think collaboratively at all times - both within
World Service and across the wider BBC.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
 A full command and up to date knowledge of written and spoken Kiswahili
 Experience of video production, editing and storytelling.
 In depth understanding of digital and social platforms - the BBC’s and others - and the
different ways audiences are consuming news in Africa
 Experience of using video editing software similar to Q-edit or FCPX.
 A good knowledge of English including complete comprehension of written and spoken
English and the ability to communicate effectively.
 Wide and up to date familiarity with the area/s to which the Service broadcasts including
Africa and East African affairs and an in-depth understanding of the area/s history, politics,
social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience. An extensive
knowledge of the media situation in the target area and the way it is developing.
 Ability to work well with other producers, reporters and teams.
 Proven editorial judgment and flair, able to make sound decisions quickly.
 Knowledge of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines and commitment to the editorial aims of BBC
News.
 Ability to work well with other producers, reporters and teams.
 Must be able to work well and calmly in a live newsroom environment; handle a rapidly
changing news agenda, and have the temperament to enjoy the process.
 Must be able to demonstrate sense of visual awareness as well as technical aptitude.
 Knowledge of Health and Safety policies and practices.

COMPETENCIES
Decision Making
Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decisions made.

Imagination / Creative Thinking
Translates news and current affairs into high quality video content through a detailed
understanding of the requirements of digital and social media and possession of the necessary writing, directing and reporting skills.

Planning and organizing
Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritizes and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.

Resilience
Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is
characterized by commitment, motivation and energy.

Influencing and persuading
Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behavior change.

Managing relationships and team working
Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works
cooperatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively.

Editorial Judgment
Makes the right editorial and policy decisions based upon a clear understanding of the BBC’s
distinctive news agenda, the requirements of news and current affairs coverage as well as those of the programme departments.


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Senior Broadcast Journalist (Digital), BBC Swahili Service






Job Title: Senior Broadcast Journalist (Digital), BBC Swahili Service (Kiswahili)
Reports to: Editor Swahili service
Location: Dar Es Salaam
Working pattern: Continuing Contract

At the BBC you will be have a chance to work on ground-breaking content which will be seen and used by millions of people.

Job Introduction
BBC Swahili is part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, the world’s largest public broadcaster. In Africa the BBC reaches a weekly audience of more than 90 million people on Radio, TV, Digital, Mobile and Social Media. We currently broadcast to Africa in English, Hausa, Somali, French, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Kiswahili and Arabic.
In this role you’ll be leading the BBC Swahili digital effort.  So we are looking for an experienced digital journalist to provide the creative leadership and vision needed to deliver a mobile, social and online strategy which ensures that our editorial impact in Africa and beyond remains the best.

Role Responsibility
We are looking for a senior digital journalist to shape digital editorial development and delivery across all our digital platforms. They’ll be expected to help influence the growth of digital skills and approaches across the whole of the BBC Swahili team. Our ambitions are high for BBC Swahili and that includes expanding our digital footprint globally. You’ll be expected to lead our push in our key market, Tanzania were your role will be based.
Above all else, you’re a journalist. One who finds great stories and content that the world needs to know. In this role, you’ll be expected to retain your news instinctand using your skills at digital storytelling, come up with new ways in which our digital audiences can consume that content. That will, more often than not be a mobile first approach. It will be snappy, it will be on demand, it will be intriguing; without ever losing sight of the authority and presence that a BBC news story carries.
We’ll also want you to ensure that your colleagues work in the same way, and truly understand the vision you hold. So influence, authority, creativity and delivery will be essential to your success in this role.


The Ideal Candidate
It goes without saying that you will be an innovator, who is always looking for the next best way that our audiences can consume their media, but you will still need to make sure we are looking after our current digital platforms. How can you visually represent a story in a few pictures? How can you create a quick video that is easy to digest and delivers the facts?You tell us how you can do all that and we’ll give you the tools to make it happen.
You will bring demonstrable experience in a previous paid journalist role, as well as first class written and spoken Kiswahiliand English.
You will need sound editorial judgment, understand the African news agenda with particular specialist bias towards the East and Central Africa region. Candidates should enjoy working in a busy newsroom and bring plenty of story and treatment ideas to the role

MAIN DUTIES
·     BBC Swahili thinks mobile first and you will be expected to use your extensive knowledge about the user experience to deliver exciting, visual journalism. You will be responsible for ensuring we continue to deliver best practice. You will have ideas about the mixture of content, frequency, packaging and discoverability for the mobile audience.
·      You will be expected to produce content that will prove to be sharable for online and social - including text stories, picture stories and videos. In order to do that you will have accurate editing and writing skills in Kiswahili and also be able to reversion English text into Kiswahili
·     To be responsible for a moving story, amending and updating material as required. To think through and take a lead around editorial problems, developing realistic alternative strategies and approaches for yourself and others.
·         To line manage staff, give regular feedback and engage in their development.
·       The BBC has been one of the global leaders in experimenting with the latest social and digital tools in journalism. We’re looking to you to help us continue our development but also push the innovation further.
·         You’ll be expected to work with the Africa Digital Editor to identify the latest apps, trends and digital story treatments which BBC Swahili should be using.
·       To engage with audiences, often through close collaboration with other teams in BBC Swahili as well as the wider BBC. To make the best use of data in order to drive and inform tactical decisions about the type, format and timing of content produced and posted as well as tracking how content performs.
·      As a senior digital expert to the service, you will be a main point of reference for supporting training needs for your team and the department.
·         To identify or create highly shareable BBC content and compose posts, including pictures and video where relevant, to drive high level engagement, and referral back to BBC Swahili output.
·         To co-ordinate coverage of major events across all output. To be responsible for wider planning and coverage.
·         To liaise with overseas BBC offices and reporters.
·         To offer ideas for stories and items, programmes and series, take a lead in pre-production and planning meetings as required. To suggest new angles and formats on existing stories in order to bring them to life for the audience. To take a lead in tri-media production which includes producing and reversioning material for radio, TV and online.
·      To travel inside and outside the East Africa region at short notice on reporting or field producing trips and assignments.
·         To deputise for the Swahili Editor in their absence as required.


SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
We are looking for an exceptional digital journalist who has the following skills, knowledge and experience:-
·         A full command and up to date knowledge of spoken and written Kiswahili as a first language.
·         A good knowledge of English including complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
·         Significant recent experience as a digital journalist both in originating ideas and material and in editing the work of others.
·         Excellent news and editorial judgment.
·         Ability to supervise the journalistic work of others and manage staff including assisting in their training and development. A good understanding of how to manage and motivate others.
·         Demonstrable track record of imaginative and advance understanding of social media and mobile platforms.
·         Wide, thorough and up to date familiarity with the target areas and an in-depth     understanding of its news and current affairs, history, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience.
·         Visual editing experience in either editing video or creating social media content
·         Experience of managing digital communities and the ability to communicate diplomatically with audiences.
·         Understanding and appreciation of the aims of the BBC World Service.
·         Flexibility and willing to learn and work if needed on other media platforms.


COMPETENCIES:
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.

·         Editorial Judgement - demonstrates balanced and objective judgement based on a thorough understanding of BBC editorial guidelines, target audience, programme and department objectives. Makes the right editorial decisions, taking account of conflicting views where necessary.
·         Imagination/Creative Thinking - able to transform creative ideas into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions.
·         Strategic Thinking - can identify a vision along with the plans which need to be implemented to meet the end goal. Evaluates situations, decisions, issues etc. in the short, medium and longer-term.
·         Planning & Organisation - able to think ahead in order to establish and efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
·         Communication - able to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
·          Influencing & Persuading - able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
·         Managing Relationships & Team Working - able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively.

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Monday

Journalist/Producer - BBC Media Action, Tanzania


Position: Journalist/Producer, Tanzania

Location: Tanzania

Reports to: Senior Producer

Duration: Initially, 7 months

BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, BBC Media Action works with civil society organisations, local media and governments in order to:

    Produce creative programmes in multimedia formats, based on robust research, which inform and engage audiences around key development issues;
    Strengthen the media sector through building professional their capacity and infrastructure.

BBC Media Action believes 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 world.

We’re passionate about people getting the information they need and, in turn, being able to communicate to good effect with those in power.

BBC Media Action delivers a portfolio of media projects in Tanzania. We seek to expand this portfolio of work and to ensure that existing projects are delivered to time, to budget and to the highest standards, and in accordance with BBC editorial values as well as BBC Media Action best practice.

Purpose of the role
The producer/journalist is an experienced, creative and dynamic individual who understands BBC editorial standards and how to implement them in programming output. The producer is responsible for sourcing content from partner stations, selecting and inviting studio guests to productions and works closely with the executive editor and senior producer to achieve the objectives of the programme.

The post holder is expected to produce a programme of high editorial and technical quality and, with the senior producer, will encourage partner stations to rebroadcast the national programme.

Main duties
  •     Participate in producing the weekly Haba na Haba radio programme;
  •     Assist with producing a 3 minute version of Haba na Haba;
  •     Work closely with the senior producer and content researcher during content planning;
  •     Gather and verify factual information for topics through interviews, observation and production research (depending on the format);
  •     Work with the Haba na Haba production team on social media plans;
  •     Work with the senior producer to prepare the weekly and monthly  topics for the programme;
  •     Assist production staff in preparing content for the show’s multimedia platforms;
  •     Produce video and audio for social media when required.

Required skills, knowledge and experience
  •     Able to gather and verify factual information for weekly topics through interview, observation and research;
  •     Able to organise programming material and able to determine slant or emphasis according to prescribed editorial style and format standards;
  •     Ability to work cooperatively with the production team on assigned stories.
Desirable but not required skills
  •     Experience in behaviour change communications projects, preferably in the health, governance or resilience/livelihoods sectors;
  •     Prior experience with internationally reputable Swahili broadcaster.
Key competencies
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.

  •     Analytical thinking.  Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.
  •     Decision making.  Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
  •     Planning and organisation.  Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.
  •     Resilience.  Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
  •     Influencing and persuading.  Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
  •     Communication.  The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
  •     Managing relationships.  Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.

Application instructions:

You should send your CV/resume and a covering letter, which outlines your experience and suitability for the role, in English to: tzrecruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org by 10 August 2015

This is a local post applicable only to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania.  Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Wednesday

Senior Mentor/Trainer for Media Management and Marketing


Senior Mentor/Trainer for Media Management and Marketing, Tanzania

Location: Tanzania(25% Dar es Salaam, 75% field-based)

Reports to:  Project Manager, Governance

Contract duration: 12 months (with possible extension)


Job Purpose:

The purpose of the Senior Mentor/Trainer (Media Management and Marketing) role is to increase the sustainability and financial independence of the Tanzania-wide network of local radio station partners. Project 'A National Conversation' intends to achieve greater sustainability, strengthening partners’ business management skills and systems, the development and implementation of robust profit-generating radio advertising, marketing and sales strategies.

The Senior Mentor/Trainer (Media Management and Marketing) will be primarily field-based (75%) rotating between the partner radio stations across Tanzania with the remaining time (25%) based at BBC Media Action’s office in Dar es Salaam.

Main Duties:

Working closely with the Project Manager and Senior Training Advisor, the Senior Mentor/Trainer (Media Management and Marketing) will:

    Develop a media management and marketing training as well as a mentoring strategy for the ‘A National Conversation’ project
    Undertake marketing, advertising and management skills capacity and needs assessments at the local radio station partners
    Develop training tools and materials covering (but not limited to) local-radio advertising, local-radio marketing, media planning and sales, local private sector mapping, business planning and strategy, and local-radio management
    Deliver training and provide advice to local radio station partners in how to realise long-term increases in revenue and profitability
    Deliver training and provide support to local radio station partners to build management capacity and develop stronger internal systems
    Deliver media management and marketing training to the wider BBC Media Action projects’ and training teams
    Submit weekly and monthly training reports, work plans and budgets to the project management team
    Contribute to donor narrative and financial reports, including drafting media management and marketing sections in English and Kiswahili
    Deliver any other tasks related to this role as required by the line manager

Required knowledge, skills and experience:

    Minimum Bachelor’s degree in either Marketing or Advertising or Business Management
    5 years’ experience in marketing and/or advertising in Tanzania
    3 years’ experience in a management role in a marketing or advertising environment
    Experience of developing radio advertising and/or radio marketing and/or radio sales campaigns
    Experience of planning and delivering training in marketing and/or advertising and/or business management
    Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
    Must be fluent in both written and spoken Kiswahili and English
    Experience of preparing detailed narrative reports in Kiswahili and English
    Good working knowledge of MS Office
    Experience of working in the media sector in Tanzania, particularly local radio stations
    Experience of working with an NGO (or as part of a donor-funded project/activity)
    Knowledge and understanding of key governance issues in Tanzania
    Experience of working remotely

Competencies:

The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.

    Analytical thinking – Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts to explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.
    Decision making – Ready and able to use initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
    Planning and organisation - Able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all relevant factors e.g. deadlines, staffing and resource requirements.
    Resilience – Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
    Influencing and persuading – Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
    Communication – Ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
    Managing relationships – Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
    Self-development – Able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development.

Application instructions:

Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English by email to: tzrecruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org with the title of the position applied for in the subject line.

Please do not send certificates or other attachments.  Applicants with no separate cover letter will not be considered.  These are local posts applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania and national terms and conditions will apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Application deadline:  Friday 27 February 2015 by 5pm

Project Manager


Project Manager, Resilience, Tanzania

Location:            Tanzania

Reports to:         Senior Projects Manager            

Duration:            10 months (with possible extension), anticipated start in April 2015

Salary:                Highly competitive within Tanzanian NGO market rates



Job purpose:

The Project Manager, Resilience will be responsible for managing and delivering all aspects of BBC Media Action’s Radio for Resilience project. The project aims to strengthen the ability of community radio, civil society organisations (CSOs) and local government to contribute to increase accountability and support ordinary Tanzanians to build their resilience to climate change. Key activities include mentoring and training of community radio stations to produce high quality content on climate related issues and supporting and enabling relationship building between radio stations, CSOs and local government.

Reporting to the Senior Projects Manager, the post holder will be responsible for the overall delivery of the project; in particular ensuring the project meets its objectives, constantly strives to learn, monitor and improve based on impact data and is delivered on time, within budget and to the highest possible standards.

Main duties

To deliver the Radio for Resilience project on time, to budget and to the highest standards in terms of quality, effectiveness, impact and relevance, meeting objectives clearly defined in the project proposal. Specifically:

Responsible for all aspects of the project management cycle; including:

    Planning project activities in line with project objectives and management of activity implementation
    Overall management of the project budget, including timely budget reforecasting and constant monitoring. This includes tracking monthly expenditure against targets and accurately forecasting and delivering against agreed budgets
    Developing and managing external relationships with project partners, including the wider BBC, local broadcasters, NGOS and the project donor
    Writing monthly internal project progress reports and regular external donor reports
    Line management of the project assistant and two project journalist trainer/mentors
    Work closely with BBC Media Action’s research team to support and oversee the design and evaluation of project research activities. Ensuring research tools to monitor and evaluate programme output and audience feedback as well as data analysis are in line with the project objectives
    Liaise with BBC Media Action’s production team to ensure the journalist trainer/mentors receive necessary support, in turn strengthening the support they can give to the radio station partners to produce an air content that is high quality and meets editorial standards
    Liaise regularly with the Africa Project Manager based in London to ensure the project adheres to all legal and contractual requirements
    Support the Senior Project Manager with business development for resilience projects, including liaising with potential donors and supporting with proposal and budget development

Required skills, knowledge and experience:    

    At least 3 years’ experience in international development, with demonstrable experience in project planning and management systems
    Experience managing the project budget cycle – from conception, through budget building, to implementation, monitoring, reviewing and reporting/accounting
    Experience in line management of staff
    Strong interpersonal skills
    Strong commitment to, and understanding of, development issues in Tanzania
    Experience writing project briefs, reports, terms of reference and other project documents
    Fluency in English and Swahili and ability to write reports in those languages

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

    Experience in building resilience to the effects of climate change and/or agriculture and livelihoods a distinct advantage
    Experience in radio and/or television production either from a media or a communications background. Applicants with extremely sound ideas, but little production experience will be considered on evidence of creativity and potential
    Experience of project fundraising, including networking with donors and drafting project proposals
    Ability to make sound judgments on editorially sensitive programme issues

Key competencies:

The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.

    Analytical thinking – Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.
    Decision making – Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
    Planning and organisation – Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.
    Resilience – Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
    Influencing and persuading – Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
    Communication – The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
    Managing relationships – Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.

Application instructions:

Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English by email to: tzrecruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org with the title of the position applied for in the subject line.

Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate cover letter will not be considered. These are local posts applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania and national terms and conditions will apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Application deadline:  Friday 27 February 2015 by 5pm

Friday

Research Officer at BBC Media Action Tanzania


Position: Research Officer, Tanzania
Reports to: Research Manager
Contract duration: 6 months (with possible extension)
Salary: Competitive within Tanzanian NGO market rates

Job purpose:
The Research Officer will support the Research Manager in the co-ordination and implementation of research on governance and accountability. As a member of a global team of research and communications practitioners, the officer will have the opportunity to contribute to the research and learning group’s work on the synthesis as well as the analysis of best practice for BBC Media Action’s projects around the world.

She/he will liaise with local partners and programme participants to design, coordinate and conduct research activities and will have primary responsibility for local research administration. Activities will include conducting interviews/audits of media organisations, moderating focus groups, analysing qualitative and quantitative data, reporting and disseminating information, and evaluating the impact of the project. He/she will be expected to work flexibly across a range of genres and across all media, irrespective of their area of specialism, in line with business need and to positively develop their understanding of the wider media development environment. He/she will make sure that all activities are implemented in a timely and effective manner.  

Main Duties:

  • To support in the design of research for training projects and mass media campaigns, comprising of formative research as well as pre-testing of media materials, and impact evaluation.
  •  To support the commissioning and monitoring of all research inputs (e.g. quantitative KAP studies, focus group sessions, case studies, etc.) whilst working to budget and deadline requirements.
  • To conduct focus group discussions, listener group sessions and in-depth interviews in the field.
  • Liaison with in-country field agencies to monitor quality control and the timely delivery of research projects.
  • To support the Research Manager in overseeing quantitative and qualitative research activities. To support the analyses of qualitative and quantitative data research findings to senior managers of BBC Media Action, in-country Project Managers, donor organisations, government agencies.
  • To work closely with the Research Manager to liaise with project audience research teams and field agencies in-country to oversee the implementation of studies, monitoring quality control, budget and timely delivery of research outputs.
  • To support the implementation of any ad hoc quantitative and qualitative research for the research project under the supervision of the Research Manager.

 Required skills, knowledge and experience:                   
  •  Fluent in English and Swahili with ability to write reports and scripts in these languages
  •     Experience in working for an international development organisation and/or in the field of research.
  •     Knowledge of and a willingness to learn about qualitative research (focus groups, interviews etc.) and/or quantitative (surveys) research techniques
  •     Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately both to colleagues and research participants.
  •     Excellent attention to detail with the ability to work swiftly and accurately under pressure
  •     Ability to select relevant data, identify key trends, issues and solutions.
  •     Ability to think logically, take an analytical approach, critically evaluate ideas and interpret information from different sources
  •     Ability to build and maintain relationships with partner organisations
  •     Ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues and work as a member of a team, demonstrating good interpersonal skills
  •     Good IT skills, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ideally statistical software such as SPSS
  •     Self-motivated and willing to learn using own initiative, demonstrating a proactive approach and ability to deliver on time and brief without close supervision
  •     Excellent organisational and administrative skills: responding flexibly to rapidly changing priorities, planning/prioritising activities and tailoring outputs effectively taking deadlines and resources into account
  •     Excellent diplomatic skills: ability to conduct business at high levels of government and media
  •     Ability to operate effectively in a difficult environment

 Desired skills, knowledge and experience:
  • In-depth working knowledge of nutrition issues in Tanzania, especially in the field of behaviour change communication
  • An understanding of/or enthusiasm to learn about communication strategies, media formats and journalism
  •  Data analysis knowledge and experience - ideally including multivariate analysis and segmentation experience
  •     Strong and varied research background, with the ability to distil complex information into simple and actionable recommendations
  •     Experience of working closely with a production team in applying research findings to media formats and outputs

Key competencies

The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.
Analytical thinking – Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts to explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.
Decision making – Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
Planning and organisation – Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.
Resilience – Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
Influencing and persuading – Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
Communication – The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
    Managing relationships – Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
Self-development – Is able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development.

Application instructions:
Candidates should send their CV and a covering letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English to tzrecruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org. The name of the position applied for should be included in the subject line of the email.

Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate covering letter will not be considered. Please only apply if you meet the basic criteria under the person specification. This is a local post applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania. 'National terms and conditions will apply'.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Application deadline: Friday 9 January 2015 by 5pm

Finance Intern, BBC Media - Tanzania


Position: Finance Intern, Tanzania

Location: Tanzania
Reports to: Finance Officer
Contract duration: 6 months (with the possibility of extension)

Job purpose:
Reporting to the Finance Assistant, the Finance Intern will gain work experience by supporting the finance functions of BBC Media Action in Tanzania. This will involve being responsible for basic accounting functions including, but not limited to, accounts receivable, accounts payable, grant reporting, tax reporting, and audit compliance. S/he must be a university graduate with proven experience or interest of working in the field of Accounting.

Main duties:

  • Support the payment processing team in preparing and recording accounts payable vouchers
  • Create spreadsheets
  • Scan, copy, and file documents
  • Research and answer vendor inquiries on payments
  • Assist with month-end and year-end financial reports
  • Post journal entries
  • Help with accounts receivable, payable and bank-statement reconciliation
  • Assist with audits
  • Work with the finance team on periodic reforecasting
  • Data entry

Required skills, knowledge and experience:

  • A recent university graduate with proven experience or interest of working in the field of Accounting
  • Fluency in English and Swahili (Spoken and Written)
  • Good interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Willingness and ability to take the initiative not only in identifying problems, but also in implementing solutions
  • Excellent IT skills with experience of operating computer based financial management systems
  • An eye for detail and a concern for accuracy

Key competencies:

  • The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.
  • Analytical thinking – Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts to explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.
  • Planning and organisation – Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.
  • Resilience – Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
  • Communication – The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
  • Managing relationships – Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
  • Self-development – Is able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development.


Application instructions: 
Candidates should send their CV and a covering letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English to tzrecruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org. The name of the position applied for should be included in the subject line of the email.

Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate covering letter will not be considered. Please only apply if you meet the basic criteria under the person specification. This is a local post applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania. 'National terms and conditions will apply'.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Application deadline: Wednesday 10 December 2014 by 5pm

Thursday

Finance Assistant, BBC Media Action - Tanzania


Position: Finance Assistant, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania
Reports to: Finance Officer
Contract duration: 12 months (with possible extension)

Job purpose:
Reporting to the Finance Officer, the Finance Assistant will support the finance functions of BBC Media Action in Tanzania. This includes processing supplier invoices and payment vouchers, issuing cheques for accounts due, assisting with the annual audit, maintaining the finance filling system, assisting with month-end and year-end returns and tracking funds requests ensuring they are processed accurately and efficiently.

S/he must be a university graduate with at least two years of work experience with an NGO or equivalent type of organisation. Experience of working with and reporting to international development donors would be an advantage.

Main duties:

  • Assist with monitoring the financial system in order to ensure that BBC Media Action finances are maintained in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Maintain supplier accounts
  • Processing supplier invoices
  • Process payment vouchers
  • Issue cheques for all accounts due
  • Assist with the annual audit
  • Assist with maintenance of our finance filing system
  • Assist with month end as well as year-end returns
  • Tracking all the funds request submitted to finance ensuring that they are timely processed
  • To be responsible for cash management such as managing Petty Cash

Required skills, knowledge and experience:

  • First Degree in Accountancy or equivalent – with original copies of qualification documents.
  • A minimum of two years professional working experience at the level of Finance Assistant or above level within a recognised NGO or INGO.
  • Experience of working with and reporting to international donors.
  • Good interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with financial and non-financial staff within BBC Media Action.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation.
  • Excellent IT skills with experience of operating computer-based financial management systems.
  • An eye for detail and a concern for accuracy

Key competencies:
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.

Analytical thinking – Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts to explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.
Planning and organisation – Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.
Resilience – Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
Communication – The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
Managing relationships – Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.

Application instructions:
Candidates should send their CV and a covering letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English to tzrecruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org. The name of the position applied for should be included in the subject line of the email.

Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate covering letter will not be considered. Please only apply if you meet the basic criteria under the person specification. This is a local post applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania. 'National terms and conditions will apply'.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Application deadline: Wednesday 10 December 2014 by 5pm

Executive Editor, BBC Media Action - Tanzania


Position: Executive Editor, Tanzania

Location: Tanzania
Reports to: Country Director
Contract duration: 12 months (with possible extension)          

Job purpose:
The Executive Editor will lead a young, dynamic team of media producers. S/he will be editorially and technically responsible for all radio and any other media production within BBC Media Action’s operations in Tanzania across a breadth of projects which include magazine, discussion and potentially drama programmes.

Areas of responsibility include ensuring all media outputs are compliant with BBC guidelines as well as meeting project goals. The Executive Editor will maintain and develop effective working relationships with broadcasting partners. The role is vital to maintain continuity and consistency across a range of outputs and in future projects as well as ensuring that innovation and creativity really does lie at the heart of all our media outputs. Ensuring systems are in place to support all aspects of production and every stage from project design to post-production will be an important part of the role.

The Executive Editor is a member of the Senior Management Team, reporting directly to the Country Director and will have strategic input into organisational development such as developing new projects and the expansion of the country office.

Main Duties:
Production:

  • Take overall responsibility for ensuring the delivery of all broadcast outputs of BBC Media Action Tanzania, ensuring editorial integrity, quality, value-for-money and timeliness of all outputs.
  • In taking editorial responsibility for all production outputs, to work with Senior Producers, the Senior Projects Manager, the Country Director and the Editorial Development team (as relevant) to resolve any editorial issues. Ensure Production teams fully understand the BBC Editorial guidelines and values.
  • Work closely with the Senior Projects Manager to ensure programmes meet the projects’ goals, the production team understands these goals, and outreach activities link with broadcasts. Also work closely with the Research Manager to ensure programmes reflect research findings, and are effectively monitored and evaluated.
  • With support from central teams, ensure that BBC Health and Safety guidelines are observed on all productions and that relevant staff are trained and briefed to manage risk effectively during production.
  • Creatively shape the concept of all new productions, or changes in productions, using knowledge of the local context to ensure outputs reflect the reality of the context in Tanzania. Support the development of programme proposals for donors, production plans, and the recruitment of staff and freelancers as required.
  • Lead on developing and maintaining positive external relationships with broadcast partners, other public and private broadcasters, and relevant government ministries.


Staff management:

  • Lead the Production team. Ensure systems are in place for the effective operation of the team, including scheduling, work plans, 1:1s and appraisals, and editorial and performance review meetings.
  • Build the management capacity of Senior Producers and Production Coordinator(s) to enable them to carry out their management responsibilities effectively.
  • Build the capacity of all production staff to deliver outstanding content.

Organisational management:

  • Ensure systems are in place to manage production resources including all production equipment, edit suites and production facilities whether specific to one project or shared.
  • Oversee the production budgets for all relevant projects, and ensure that all production complies with BBC Media Action’s finance and administration guidelines as well as donor requirements – in particular that it provides excellent value-for-money and can be reported clearly and accurately.
  • Effectively represent BBC Media Action with broadcast and development partners.
  • Support the Country Director in taking strategic decisions about current and future operations, based on a solid understanding of the risks and opportunities in the media for development sector.
  • Support the Country Director, and the Senior Projects Manager and their team, in writing production-related segments of reports for donors, colleagues, and the public.
  • Participate actively in BBC Media Action Tanzania’s senior management team. Advocate the needs of broadcast teams within senior management and ensure office and project policies and procedures are relevant and workable to meet the needs of broadcast teams.


Required skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least seven years of experience in radio production across a range of formats, and preferably also other media platforms
  • At least three years of experience in an editorial leadership position
  • Demonstrable creative ability with a proven track record in designing, developing and making programmes
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and significant experience of leading and managing diverse talent and production teams
  • Demonstrable experience of managing budgets of over TZS100 million (or the equivalent in another currency)
  • Experience of project planning, with proven experience of successful project management against tight deadlines
  • Experience of setting up systems for managing production resources
  • Experience of developing written plans and reports for internal and external audiences
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Experience of building and influencing high level external relationships
  • Experience of designing or commissioning training and learning for production teams
  • Please note: we can only accept applications from applicants who are citizens of Tanzania or who hold a current visa and whose status allows them to work and reside in Tanzania with no restrictions.


Desired skills, knowledge or experience:

  • Swahili-language fluency is highly desirable
  • Experience of working in a developing country context, preferably in Africa
  • Understanding of the principles of behaviour change communication
  • Experience of overseeing a multi-platform media production project
  • Understanding of BBC health and safety requirements and how these can be applied in developing country contexts
  • Knowledge of BBC editorial values, aims and objectives, and an ability to apply these to media development projects
  • Key competencies


The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.

Managing relationships and team work - Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team. Values individual's differences and demonstrates a commitment to knowledge sharing and informal learning, for the benefit of the team.
Strategic thinking - Able to identify a vision and create plans for implementation of that vision to meet the end goal. Evaluates situations, decisions, and issues in the short, medium and long-term.
Leadership - Ability to inspire others to realise an identified vision.
Analytical thinking - Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks for problem solving and/or development.
Change management - Able to understand and anticipate the need for change and to build frameworks for planning and managing the continuous process of change.
Planning and organisation - Able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others; planning of activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.

Application instructions: 

Candidates should send their CV and a covering letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English to tzrecruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org. The name of the position applied for should be included in the subject line of the email.

Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate covering letter will not be considered. Please only apply if you meet the basic criteria under the person specification. This is a local post applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania. 'National terms and conditions will apply'.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Application deadline: Wednesday 10 December 2014 by 5pm

Senior Adviser, Governance and Rights at BBC Media Action, London


JOB TITLE: Senior Adviser, Governance and Rights

Job Reference:  BBC/TP/139984/9498

REPORTS TO: Senior Adviser, Governance and Rights

LOCATION: London, White City then other London location

GRADE: 9

DURATION: 12 months fixed term (maternity cover)


CONTEXT:

BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international charity, working with media to inform, educate and empower people living in poverty to help improve their lives. BBC Media Action has operations in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.  Its work focuses on three main thematic areas:  governance and rights, health and humanitarian response and resilience.

The Advisory and Policy team of BBC Media Action is responsible for supporting regional and country teams in the design, development (including strategic business development) and implementation of projects and programmes; on enabling greater strategic clarity, coherence and excellence in thematic portfolios across BBC Media Action; and in representing the thematic work of BBC Media Action to external audiences, including donors, academic institutions, institutional partners and others in relevant sectors.

BBC Media Action’s governance aims to provide access to information and create platforms to enable some of the poorest people in the world to take part in community life, and to hold those in power to account. A focus on supporting inclusive discussion and debate also encourages communication across political, ethnic, religious and other divides in society. BBC Media Action’s governance programming was watched by over 109 million people last year. BBC Media Action’s governance programme comprises three overlapping areas of focus: accountability, peace/conflict and inclusion. A heavy emphasis is placed on research and evidence, and in practice being rooted in sound and current theoretical principles.

JOB PURPOSE: 

The Senior Adviser, Governance and Rights works with the other Senior Adviser and an Adviser in the Governance and Rights team to lead development of internal policy and organisational learning on governance and rights, supports the development and implementation of governance projects and represents BBC Media Action externally.

Key Accountabilities

The role has influence across the whole organisation (450 staff). The post will involve external engagement including with a range of development, policy and research actors.  Key accountabilities include:

  • · Leading in development of internal strategies, theories of change and knowledge resources in governance and rights, ensuring appropriate organisational engagement.
  • · Engaging with other teams – particularly Country Programmes, Research and Learning and Communications – to improve the quality of organisation-wide thinking and project delivery.
  • · Supporting organisational learning in governance and rights, including through the provision of face-to-face support and training. Support inter-country cooperation and document organisational experience and learning.
  • · Working intensively on development of specific projects - including drafting key parts of funding proposals as agreed under the leadership of the relevant Country Director and other parts of the organisation in London.
  • · Acting as lead / principal focus point on proposal development that is pan-organisational in nature, or which cuts across different regions, or when proposal development is not easily amenable to management at country or regional level.
  • · Representing BBC Media Action externally in thematic areas – including at high-level meetings and public presentations - bringing learning back into the organisation and sharing BBC Media Action experiences within the sector.
  • · Forging relationships major external partners, stakeholders and funding bodies, acting as the focal point for the maintenance of these relationships.
  • · Producing relevant thought-pieces, articles and policy papers.


SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

Essential 

  • · Extensive experience of working with media and communication to improve governance and human rights.
  • · Capacity to exercise intellectual leadership in governance and rights.
  • · Extensive contacts and network within the field of governance and rights.
  • · Strong understanding of the international development system, particularly of major political and social accountability initiatives.
  • · Capacity to understand and engage with relevant external research and policy agendas and a capacity to link these creatively to the programming and thinking of BBC Media Action.
  • · Strong project management and leadership skills.
  • · Sound editorial judgement.
  • · Strong writing skills and attention to detail.
  • · Strong interpersonal skills, a capacity to engage with diverse internal and external stakeholders and an instinct/aptitude for creating connections across teams.
  • · Strong communication skills and ability to present to large audiences.
  • · Understanding of and experience working with monitoring and evaluation frameworks and tools; experience of using the logical framework approach would be particularly advantageous.
  • Desirable
  • · Experience managing international development projects.


Qualifications

· Degree level education is essential; a post-graduate qualification in public policy, conflict, international development, comparative politics, human rights and/or media and communications is desirable.

RELEVANT COMPETENCIES:

Strategic Thinking – Can identify a vision along with the plans that need to be implemented to meet the end goal. Evaluates situations, decisions, issues, etc. in the short, medium and longer-term.

Analytical Thinking – Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.

Imagination / Creative Thinking – Is able to transform creative ideas/impulses into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions.

Planning and Organisation – Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.

Resilience – Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.

Influencing and Persuading – Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.

Communication – The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.


Applications for part time arrangements may be available.

Application instructions: 
Candidates should send their CV and a covering letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English to tzrecruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org with the name of the position applied for in the subject line.

Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate covering letter will not be considered. Please only apply if you meet the basic criteria under the person specification. This is a local post applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and only if a donor application is successful.

Please note that the availability of this position is dependent on the success of an outstanding application to a donor.


Closing Date 03 December, 2014

Senior Mentor/Trainer, Tanzania


Location: Tanzania
Reports to: Niambie Project Manager
Contract duration: 12 months (with possible extension)

Job purpose:
To lead the capacity-building of various media organisations as part of the new and dynamic ‘Niambie’ project in Tanzania.

Main Duties
The Senior Mentor/Trainer will:
• Implement the Niambie mentoring strategy at partner radio stations.
• Provide in-depth and on-going support to partner radio stations as per the objectives of the project.
• Identify training needs for existing and new partners in order to facilitate the design of suitable training and mentoring packages.
• Deliver training as necessary to support station development, and oversee where needed the delivery of training packages and other formats to other media organisations.
• Conduct private sector mapping exercises and determine how the private sector can be used for reinforcing Niambie radio programme and training goals.
• Spot-check and analyse the Niambie radio programme in order to provide feedback to production teams
• Contribute to narrative and financial reports on project implementation.
• Deliver internal training to BBC MA staff when needed
• Contribute to the general development of BBC Media Action training manuals and curricular.
• Deliver any other tasks related to this role as required by the line manager


Required knowledge, skills and experience
• Minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Mass communication or any relevant qualification
• Experience of behaviour change communications and using mass media approaches to influence positive behaviour uptake
• Significant experience of planning training courses and implementing training to journalists in Africa
• Minimum 5 years’ experience as a journalism/media trainer.
• Experience of operating effectively in difficult, highly politically sensitive and often fluid environments
• Strong editorial judgement
• Strong skills in radio production, including production of audience participation formats and youth political programming
• An awareness of the importance of new media and how it affects journalism and a willingness to learn the skills required to deliver journalism training using online means
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
• Good working knowledge of computer packages and social media platforms
• Technical knowledge on radio programme editing
• Must be fluent in both written and spoken Kiswahili and English (non-negotiable!)
• Ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made


Desirable knowledge, skills and experience

• Experience of working in the media sector, especially local media houses, in youth and/ or governance radio programming
• Experience working with an international organisation
• Experience working with a charity or NGO
• Knowledge of BBC Editorial Guidelines (Radio). Demonstrable interest in youth- and governance-issues in Tanzania
• Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change


Key competencies
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in this job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.

• Analytical Thinking – Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.
• Decision Making – Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
• Planning and Organisation – Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.
• Resilience – Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
• Influencing and Persuading – Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
• Communication – The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
• Managing relationships – Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
• Self-Development – Is able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development

Application instructions: Candidates should send their CV and a covering letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English to tzrecruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org

The name of the position applied for should be included in the subject line of the email.

Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate covering letter will not be considered. Please only apply if you meet the basic criteria under the person specification.

This is a local post applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania. 'National terms and conditions will apply'.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Application deadline: Thursday 10 April 2014


Driver


Location: Tanzania
Reports to: Administrative Assistant
Contract duration: 12 months (with possible extension)
Salary: Highly competitive within Tanzanian NGO market rates

Job purpose:
To provide effective transport facilitation for BBC Media Action country office staff in order to attain the objectives of organisation.
In order to successfully fulfil this role, the driver must be able to effectively communicate the BBC Media action purpose and demonstrate quality of commitment and integrity that serves as an example to others.

Main Duties 
• To drive BBC Media Action vehicles in safe courteous manner at all time as assigned by the BBC Media Action Standard procedures.
• To observe BBC health and safety standards.
• Responsible for the proper use and security of BBC Media Action vehicles and equipment assigned.
• To ensure that the vehicle is clean at all times.
• Compliance with working hours as instructed. Driver must work in accordance with the operational requirements of BBC Media Action in Tanzania
• Perform daily vehicle inspections for the vehicle.
• Check vehicle for safety (tyres, puncture, engine oil, water dashboard lights and battery component) before use each day and see it that Insurance and Registration are done on time.
• Responsible for all vehicles equipment (jack, spare-wheel, first aid box, fire extinguisher, triangle reflector, tools and spanners, Radio and Cassettes compacts and supported by vehicle inventory card/sheet inside the vehicle.
• Refuelling the vehicle on time.
• The driver makes sure the vehicle is taken for service when due.
• Filling in the log book is very important for any trip approved. No trips are permitted without approval.
• Report all defects immediately to BBC Media Action Administrative Assistant.
• Responsible for maintain BBC Media Action procedures, rules and regulations regarding the vehicle.
• Traveling up country with BBC Media Action staff on program for Program activities.
• To indicate the vehicle fuel and service costs.
• To ensure all vehicle reports are done on a monthly basis and submitted on or before the scheduled date.

Academic qualifications, Knowledge and technical skills:
• Minimum of secondary school education is preferred.
• Must have a clean and valid driving license of classes B, C and E; and certificate of good conduct.
• Should have a minimum of two years of experience in driving.
• Basic computer skills, especially in word processing and spread sheet will be an added advantage.
• Good interpersonal, communication (English and Kiswahili written and spoken) a must.
• Road safety certification will be an added advantage.
• NIT certificate is a must.

Character/Qualities
• Able to work in a team
• Ability to work extra hours
• High Degree of integrity, discretion and personal conduct
• Self-motivated
• Excellent interpersonal skills 

Key competencies
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies. 
• Must be mature, respectful and honest person of high integrity that is able to work in a team and make a meaningful contribution to the team objective
• Must be flexible and able to adopt to abrupt changes at short notices
• Must clearly demonstrate ability and willingness to articulate BBC Media work ethics and values while at work and out of work, as a living testimony of the organization commitment to sustainable community
• Good communication and sound report-writing skills will be an added advantage
• Should be quick in understanding, keen in taking instructions and able to work with minimum supervision
• Should be willing, ready and able to perform other duties as delegated to him/her by the immediate supervisor.

Application instructions: 
Candidates should send their CV and a covering letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English to tzrecruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org, with the name of the position applied for in the subject line by end of Friday 20 December, 2013.

Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate covering letter will not be considered. 

Please only apply if you meet the basic criteria under the person specification. This is a local post applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Application deadline: Friday 20 December 2013



 


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