Career Opportunities at BBC Media Action

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Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Career Opportunities at BBC Media Action

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Reports to: Head of production and training
Contract: Fixed-term employment
Duration: 12 months

Job Description:
  • The social media manager will work with the head of production and training, and other senior producers, to produce and schedule digital content on BBC Media Action social media platforms (in Hausa and English / Pidgin).
  • The role will also be primarily responsible for the posting of social media content on BBC Media Action digital platforms in line with daily/weekly schedules.
  • This includes: taking the lead in deciding the most appropriate digital content to produce, determining the best times to post, and mining insights with the view to achieving the highest levels of traction, reach and engagement possible on BBC Media Action’s social media platforms.
  • The social media manager will lead in the analysis of referral and in-platform metrics and give insight into the behaviour of our social media communities.
  • The post-holder will ensure the use of appropriate digital marketing technology tools for the distribution of content across the web, and track emerging trends in social media.
  • This is a crucial role in our editorial teams, responsible for identifying trending editorial topics and trends on social platforms.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the effective implementation of BBC Media Action’s digital strategy.
  • Schedule digital content on BBC Media Action social media platforms [in Hausa and English/Pidgin].
  • Lead in the posting of social media content on BBC Media Action digital platforms in line with the daily/weekly schedules.
  • Work towards achieving the highest levels of traction, reach and engagement possible on BBC Media Action’s social media platforms.
  • Lead in the analysis of referral and in-platform metrics and give insight into the behaviour of our social media communities.
  • Contribute to the evolution of BBC Media Action’s vertical digital strategy by providing innovative ideas and concrete insights into content performance.
  • Create social content, including production of original video, multimedia assets and BBC Media Action editorial content.
  • Provide periodic feedback on performance and engagement with BBC Media Action featured content on social media platforms and organic share metrics.
  • Ensure that all content or language published to BBC media Action social media platforms adheres to BBC editorial guidelines.
  • Provide insight into emerging platforms, trends or behaviours on the web that will be advantageous to meeting BBC Media Action vertical key performance indicators.
  • Supervise producers as they pitch, write, report, record and edit original BBC Media Action digital content.
  • Ensure that deadlines, budgets, and project objectives are met and adhered to.
  • Ensure that all content or language published on BBC Media Action digital platforms adhere to BBC editorial guidelines.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Interested candidates should possess relevant qualifications and work experience.
  • Demonstrable understanding of BBC editorial values and sound editorial judgement.
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills, including the ability to adapt, react and respond to crises, and to evaluate risk.
  • Experience in producing content for the web or social media.
  • Creativity and innovation in the implementation of strategies for individual posts and management of digital platforms.
  • A clear, fluent writing style and an ability to produce strong headlines, summaries and promotional texts in English and Pidgin English. Fluency in written Hausa will be an added advantage.
  • A strong visual sense and experience in picture research and image editing skills using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Video editing skills and fluency in Adobe After Effects or Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Strong attention to detail and an ability to work within established deadlines.
  • A self-starter excited by the potential of working in a small, dynamic and growing team.
  • Sound knowledge of social media best practices and the social media landscape.
  • Sound understanding of BBC Media Action’s audience and relevant market and the BBC Media Action brand.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or interest in digital trends in media, entertainment, and emerging technologies.
  • Participate in a mandatory briefing on Respect at Work, and ensure compliance with the staff code of conduct and its related policies.
  • Report any Safeguarding concerns immediately, either to the line manager or using the Whistleblowing Policy
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to BBC editorial values.

Special Requirements:

  • Candidates must have the right to live and work in Nigeria.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Pidgin English is also required.

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Assistant Producer / Presenter

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Reports to: Senior producer – Factual
Contract: Fixed-term employment
Duration: 12 months

Job Description:
  • The assistant producer / presenter will play a key role in planning, conducting and recording interviews, discussions and other content for BBC Media Action’s factual radio, digital and TV productions.
  • The assistant producer/presenter will also play an important part in shaping the voice of the output, helping provide its on-air identity, being involved in scripting cues and editorial discussions on the content of each edition.
  • This role will be responsible for sourcing guests and contributors for the outputs and securing suitable venues for recording.
  • The successful candidate will conduct content research on themes and ensure all content information is accurate, clear and in line with the theory of change strategies of BBC Media Action.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To present designated outputs in a clear, exciting and engaging manner.
  • To prepare for and conduct interviews with specialists, guests and include a variety of voices from across the country on a wide variety of topics including health and governance.
  • To contribute across the range of editorial/production activities within a team programme, ensuring high journalistic standards and compliance with BBC editorial guidelines at all times.
  • A sharp awareness of the needs and interests of a national audience.
  • To use all available technical resources to realize radio and other multimedia programme ideas as effectively and as efficiently as possible.
  • Edit interviews and other content to meet programme needs and deliver finished items on time.
  • Work with other members of the production and training team to ensure that all recordings and content meet BBC editorial guidelines.
  • Develop a broad understanding of major development [including health] and social/economic issues and trends across Nigeria.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Interested candidates should possess relevant qualifications and work experience.
  • Ability to create original ideas and tell compelling stories.
  • The ability to write scripts and cues to an acceptable standard of journalism.
  • An authoritative and engaging broadcasting voice and developed interviewing skills.
  • Ability to analyse information and uncover engaging stories.
  • Ability to work well with colleagues and a diverse range of contacts.
  • Demonstrate creativity developing and presenting programme formats.
  • A resilient, flexible and adaptable approach in the face of rapidly changing circumstances within a pressurized environment.
  • Experience planning, conducting, recording and editing interviews and other factual media content.
  • Evidence of a strong interest in health, governance, development, and socio/economic issues in Nigeria.
  • Ability to keep an open mind on a range of diverse opinions and experiences, and work closely with a diverse team.
  • A sharp awareness of the needs and interests of a national audience.
  • Sound editorial judgment and decision-making skills, including the ability to adapt, react and respond to crises, and to evaluate risk.
  • Strong attention to detail and an ability to work within established deadlines.
  • A self-starter excited by the potential of working in a small, dynamic and growing team.
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Fluency in written and spoken Hausa will be an added advantage.
  • Interest in developing stories, trends in news and development sectors especially in Nigeria.
  • Participate in a mandatory briefing on Respect at Work, and ensure compliance with the staff code of conduct and its related policies.
  • Report any Safeguarding concerns immediately, either to the line manager or using the Whistleblowing Policy.
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to BBC editorial values.

Special Requirement:

  • This is a local role and candidates must have right to live and work in Nigeria.
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Operations Manager

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Reports to: Head of operations
Contract: Fixed-term employment
Duration: 12 months

Job Description:
  • This role will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administrative support functions across the organization.
  • The operations manager will coordinate the use of resources and assets in the organization in line with donor requirements and organizational policies.
  • This will include ensuring transparency in all procurement activities and mitigating any conflict of interest with vendors engaged by the organization.
  • Human resources support functions will also be carried out by the operations manager and this will include ensuring that activation of staff benefits are regularly carried out and updated.
  • The operations manager will be responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements that impact our operations and will work with such bodies and stakeholders that are involved in the process.
  • BBC Media Action works to ensure that everyone we work with remains safe during their time with us.
  • The operations manager will support the Head of Operations in ensuring that safeguarding is factored into interactions with vendors, regulators and other parties we engage with, and due diligence is conducted with any such bodies that may be working with vulnerable adults or children as part of our projects.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and regularly update logistic systems and ensure their usage and standardization across the organization.
  • Provide logistics support to different departments as well as ensuring appropriate deployment of logistics officers across outputs.
  • Work closely with various departments and assist line managers to understand and implement office policies and procedures.
  • Monitor all invoices, utility bills, and supervise and acknowledge job completion by contractors and suppliers.
  • Coordinate the production and/or supply of office items supplies and ensure proper monitoring of usage and check validity of all administrative support requests received.
  • Oversee the office administrative support functions such as cleaning, the driving pool and prompt response to all support requisitions.
  • Manage relationships with regulatory bodies and ensure compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Process expatriates’ work permits and visa applications and ensure that applicable laws are strictly followed.
  • Keep abreast of any new rules that might impact business operations and raise same with management as soon as possible.
  • Support in managing all staff related issues and benefits including medical, group life and pension.
  • Assist in updating HR staff records including updating staff contracts, recording annual leave, sick leave, compassionate leave etc.
  • Coordinate the induction for new staff.
  • Support in managing the dispatch of outputs to our partners and coordinate a seamless delivery process.
  • Manage a comprehensive and accurate asset register for the organization and ensure all assets are regularly accounted for.
  • Manage all official travel requests including driver deployment, flight and hotel bookings.
  • Provide effective line management support for staff managed and staff development
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Interested candidates should possess relevant qualifications and work experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of regulatory requirements for business operations in Nigeria.
  • Excellent record keeping skills including database management.
  • Proven ability to forge strong working relations quickly and gain the trust of internal and external publics.
  • Demonstrable understanding of BBC editorial values.
  • Confident public speaker with experience of presentations to colleagues, partners and stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to build consensus and inspire different teams or departments to work together to achieve goals.
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills, including the ability to adapt, react and respond to crises, and to evaluate risk.
  • Experience working on own initiative and organizing time effectively within a range of often conflicting deadlines and demands.
  • Excellent knowledge of database development and management using excel.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Participate in a mandatory briefing on Respect at Work, and ensure compliance with the staff code of conduct and its related policies.
    Report any Safeguarding concerns immediately, either to the line manager or using the Whistleblowing Policy.
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to BBC editorial values.

Special Requirement:

  • Candidates must have the right to live and work in Nigeria.

Project Manager

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Reports to: Senior projects manager
Contract: Fixed-term employment
Duration: 12 months

Job Description:
  • The BBC Media Action office in Nigeria is looking for a project manager to lead and manage one or more of our projects, making sure the agreed targets and objectives are met while ensuring the quality and alignment of project outputs align with overall organizational objectives.
  • The project manager will also ensure that all relevant departments are kept abreast of project commitments, timelines, strategies and changes to ensure adequate resource allocation and successful project implementation.
  • The project manager will also be responsible for overseeing financial management of the project and reporting on progress to the senior projects manager.
  • S/he will coordinate with key stakeholders and will ensure effective relationships and partnerships with a wide range of partners including broadcasters, NGOs, international development agencies, government coordinating bodies and others.
  • The role reports to the senior projects manager (SPM) in Nigeria and will work closely with other implementing teams and the senior management team.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the planning and implementation of all activities for the project(s) s/he is assigned to and manage in accordance with project budget and timelines.
  • Manage project budgets (including budget forecasting) to ensure the full and successful delivery of project outputs in accordance with the budget and in line with BBC Media Action’s financial procedures and the funder’s operating guidelines. Working closely with the SPM and finance department to identify and resolve any potential financial issues.
  • Monitor project activities – working closely with relevant heads of department and other teams to deliver all project and donor commitments while aligning with BBC editorial standards, values and BBC Media Action’s best practice.
  • Negotiate and/or mediate conflicting views and priorities arising within the project or across departments/teams, to ensure solutions meet the needs of the project and BBC Media Action.
  • Participate in the design and coordination of monitoring, evaluation and feedback/learning sessions, and work with relevant teams to adjust project delivery based on learning.
  • Contribute to the articulation of a project’s theory of change and ensure that key research findings are fed into project design and delivery and support the development of media content – ensuring it links to the project ‘theory of change’ and intended development outcomes.
  • Lead on reporting of project progress, both to donor, internally to BBC Media Action in Abuja and London, and externally to other stakeholders around the world.
  • Support the development of relevant project management tools that aid the effective design and implementation of project activities, to include but not limited to theory of change, logframe/results framework and workplans.
  • Contribute to the development of specific new business development activities; including proactively identifying and contributing new ideas, opportunities and partnerships which fit within the overall strategic direction of the organization.
  • Contributing to the development and writing of new proposals, or working as part of a larger team responding to international and sub-regional funding opportunities.
  • Support the development of knowledge management systems and processes that help to collect, organize, store and share BBC Media Action Nigeria’s information/knowledge assets in a manner that such can be readily accessible and effectively used for the benefit of the whole organization.
  • Coordinate with other relevant project managers and BBC Media Action departments to build synergy between projects, to deliver the highest quality work at best value for the donor.
  • Build and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with partners and organizations for the benefit of the project, in line with BBC Media Action values.
  • Ensure that project activities comply with BBC Media Action and donor standards around safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. The role will also lead or support to ensure that relevant safeguarding due diligence is conducted with any local partner organizations that may be working with vulnerable adults or children as part of the project and where any risks are identified, ensure that projects are designed to mitigate these risks.
  • Support recruitment and induction of project staff as needed as well as support capacity building for other members of staff as required.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the SPM or BBC Media Action to achieve project and organizational objectives.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Interested candidates should possess relevant qualifications and work experience.
  • Demonstrable experience managing complex project activities effectively.
  • Experience managing activity budgets and reporting/providing updates against scheduled activities and/or spend.
  • Proven ability to build consensus and inspire different teams or departments to work together to achieve goals.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and organize time effectively within a range of often conflicting deadlines, juggling competing priorities to meet project needs and objectives.
  • Ability to forge strong working relations quickly and gain the trust of colleagues and partners, for example in other international NGOs, in government, in media houses, and elsewhere.
  • Demonstrable business development skills.
  • Experience at developing and articulating theories of change and other relevant project management/implementation tools.
  • Strong technical understanding of and experience of working in the media/communications and development sectors, including media development and communications for behavior and social change.
  • Adequate knowledge of the context/country of work, it’s development issues and needs to support the role.
  • Experience mainstreaming disability inclusion into projects addressing diverse themes or managing projects solely focused on disability inclusion.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and confident public speaker with experience of presentations to colleagues, donors and stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Participate in a mandatory briefing on Respect at Work, and ensure compliance with the staff code of conduct and its related policies.
  • Report any Safeguarding concerns immediately, either to the line manager or using the Whistleblowing Policy.
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to BBC editorial values.

Special Requirement:

  • This is a local role and candidates must have the right to live and work in Nigeria

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Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidate for “Career Opportunities at BBC Media Action” should send their CV with Cover Letter in English (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role, and availability status to: hr.recruitment@ng.bbcmediaaction.org using the Job Title as the subject of the email. (Tip: Learn how to write a Professional CV)

Note

  • Only applicants with a separate cover letter will be considered.
  • Please do not send certificates or other attachments.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 
  • BBC Media Action is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • This role may involve working with groups of vulnerable children, youth, and adults.
  • For the successful candidate, mandatory training will be provided on BBC Media Action’s safeguarding policy and staff code of conduct. BBC Media Action operates a zero-tolerance policy concerning all forms of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people.
  • A police background check may form part of the recruitment process.

Deadline: December 20, 2021

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