Senior Project Manager, Kenya and Somalia, BBC Media Action
BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses media and communications to help reduce poverty and support people to understand their rights. We do this through partnering with civil society, media and others to produce creative programmes and other outputs which inform and engage audiences on key development issues. We also strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure. We focus on health, governance and rights, and resilience and humanitarian response. As Senior Project Manager, you’ll strengthen our work through the management and delivery of existing and new innovative projects.
Reporting to the Country Director, you’ll manage a diverse team of project managers and project staff tackling the issues of health, governance and resilience. So, you’ll take managerial leadership of new and existing projects, ensuring they operate to time, budget and to our highest editorial standards. You will also seek new project funding to increase and diversify our portfolio of work. Naturally you’ll take responsibility for the quality and cohesion of project output and so you’ll set up robust review systems whilst identifying any staff training needs. Therefore, you’ll link with our staff in country and in London and more widely, you’ll establish effective relationships with broadcasters, NGOs and international development agencies.
The Ideal Candidate
We need your senior level experience in large-scale project creation and management in a developing country context, preferably in Africa. You’ll therefore show a proven record in international development and in this context; experience of using the media and working within governance, health or resilience sectors would be highly advantageous. Alongside your excellent budgeting and financial management experience, you’ll also show a proven track record in donor reporting and securing donor funding. In addition, you’ll bring experience of managing local and international staff, demonstrating experience in developing and leading on systems and processes.
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