BBC Media Action
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Mar 18, 2019
// BBC Media Action Job in Ethiopia   BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, the BBC 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 Ethiopia. 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. We are recruiting for three Senior Producers (Amhara, Tigray and Somali region each) to work in Addis Ababa for 12 months. Overall Purpose of Job To originate, research, prepare, produce and present items, packages, interviews, discussions, and complete programmes. To manage a team of Producers and Assistant Producers to produce a weekly radio magazine programme, PSAs or other radio programming as required. To ensure that programmes meets the standards required by the BBC. To deputize for Producer Director when needed for specific broadcasts or periods of time. Main Duties: Production 1. To ensure robust working arrangements for planning, producing, maintaining and reviewing the delivery of high quality work. 2. To find contributors and interviewees as well as other sources of material and/or actuality, as appropriate and to the required specification whilst maintaining professional journalistic standards 3. To ensure programmes are culturally sensitive and comply with the objectives of the project 4. Maintain editorial quality control of the output with due regard to BBC editorial guidelines and the aims of the program 5. To perform at the microphone with or without a script, conduct interviews, chair discussions and act as a participant in other productions, whether live, pre-recorded or on location 6. To take a lead role in script writing, liaising with Producer Director to summaries programme content in English 7. Ensure transmission deadlines are met 8. To support the Producer Director in ensuring efficient use of allocated resources and budgets 9. To contribute conscientiously to the maintenance of health and safety of staff, and of any other person who may be affected by activities under his/her control; to ensure that BBC safety requirements are fulfilled. 10. To travel as required to ensure coverage reflects diversity of your region and language. Capacity building 1. Take a lead role, in conjunction with Producer Director, in design and implementing capacity building strategies with media partners and Ethiopian relevant ministries Leadership 1. To deputize for the Producer Director when needed, managing Producers, Assistant Producers and Sound Technician, ensuring they receive adequate guidance and supervision 2. To delegate tasks clearly to team where appropriate, and ensure team unders Cooperation 1. To liaise closely with other Senior Producers and production staff in other language teams, and with contributors, media partners and government officials 2. To work with the Project Management to align project goals and outcomes 3. Co-operate closely with cross-functional departments [eg. Finance, HR & Procurement, Senior Project Management, Outreach, Research and Learning] 4. All Senior producers may be required to contribute to or work with other programme teams, principal partner organizations and to have the ability to work across a range of skills and in a flexible manner, carrying out these responsibilities in accordance with the BBC’s overall standards and values Administration 1. Support the Producer Director in ensuring the production expenditure keeps within budget 2. Support the Producer Director in ensuring that all necessary contracts, clearances or agreements under direct control are negotiated and completed. To lead on the development of the outreach strategy, including strengthening quality of training and facilitation, creating opportunities for increasing effectiveness of outreach, expanding our reach, and creating new partnerships 3. To be responsible for designing outreach activities that meet project objectives, fit the community context, are engaging, are of high quality and demonstrate learning from experience 4. To develop and manage the outreach budget ensuring the delivery of the outputs are in accordance with project budgets and in line with Media Action’s financial procedures and the funder’s guidelines 5. To oversee and support the Outreach Coordinators to deliver the outreach strategy, ensuring quality training, set-up and monitoring 6. To manage the Outreach Coordinators to meet agreed objectives, and critically, to mentor and develop their skills so that they are able to make an effective contribution to planned activities 7. In collaboration with the Head of Programmes, research and project management staff in London, over-see the design of outreach materials and tools. 8. To manage key relationships with government and other stakeholders in relation to outreach activities (e.g., regional communication and health bureaux). The post-holder will generally have substantial autonomy (under the guidance of the Head of Programmes) to make decisions regarding outreach. 9. To provide regular feedback from outreach monitoring trips to research and production teams. 10. Ensure feedback from production and research teams is considered and reflected in the outreach strategy. DURATION: 1 Year starting with a possibility of extension CONTRACT: Local terms and conditions. Only eligible for Ethiopian Nationals or those legally able to work in Ethiopia Job Requirements : Required skills, knowledge and experience  Degree in Journalism or equivalent relevant degree Demonstrate a minimum of 5 years’ full-time recent and relevant journalistic experience and production experience Thorough understanding of migration issues in the Ethiopian context Excellent knowledge of written and spoken regional language is required and English. Ability to translate quickly and accurately from English to regional language as and when required by the Producer Director Wide familiarity with Ethiopia and an in-depth understanding of the country’s health, social issues, mindsets and attitudes  An extensive knowledge of the media situation in the target area and the needs of the Oromo/Amhara audience  Knowledge of and sympathy for regional audience  Evidence of good keyboard/computer skills and the ability to acquire technical skills and to operate technical equipment.  A good broadcasting voice and the ability to acquire appropriate presentation style 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. Leadership – Ability to create a vision and inspire others to realize it irrespective of circumstances. 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 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 Managing relationships and team working – able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Work co-operatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively  Developing Others – able to recognize potential (managerial, professional, artistic or otherwise) and be willing to foster the development of that potential. Create a climate in which potential can be realized Resilience – maintain personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterized by commitment, motivation and energy  Planning and organisation – able to think ahead in order to establish and efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritise 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. Good negotiating and diplomatic skills Flexibility – adapt and work effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements Time and Stress Management – Good time management and ability to prioritize a heavy workload under pressure Self-Development – Is able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development How To Apply:   Please specify clearly the region (Somali, Tigray, Amhara) when applying for the role Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should ONLY send cover letter and CV with three names of reference to  info@et.bbcmediaaction.org  before OR on March 29, 2019. Note: copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters should not be included with your application. You will provide the documents upon request. Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities and duties. The BBC is an equal opportunity employer.
BBC Media Action Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Mar 18, 2019
// BBC Media Action Vacancy in Ethiopia   BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, the BBC 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 Ethiopia. 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. Overall Purpose of Job Reporting to the Country Director, the Logistic and IT Officer is responsible for oversight, maintenance, and strategic use of BBC Media Action physical assets and properties. This includes all logistics, repairs, and other upkeep related to office premises (including management of utilities and IT infrastructure), vehicles, generator, and other equipment. It also includes supporting the Country Director to make decisions about, allocation, and management of properties and assets. Main Duties  Assets and Property Management 1. Keep or maintain an up-to-date fixed asset register for all valuable properties 2. Confirm that all BBC fixed assets have insurance coverage, lists are updated periodically and communicated to the insurer, all insurance related documents filed properly, claims filed and settled accordingly, and the insurance contract renewed on time. 3. Monitor the identification of leases/properties for expatriate staff and negotiating terms. 4. Timely work on the accessibilities and availability of utilities, completion of office maintenance, delivery of staff supports and other queries 5. Oversee the provision of adequate services for office and other rental and maintenance. ICT Infrastructures 1. Liaise with the Information Systems and relevant offices in BBC Media Action London and seek advice on different IT related issues when required. 2. Serve as a focal person for all local and HQ queries relating to IT. 3. Support the procurement of IT equipment (e.g. printers and computers), drawing up specifications for quotes, researching and obtaining quotes, and assisting in the procurement analysis exercise. 4. Lead on ensuring each work station is effectively connected and functioning according to the IT needs BBCMA staffs. 5. Maintain all computers and equipment that could be maintained internally. Liaise with external suppliers for computers that require external maintenance. 6. Supervise the installation of all computer software and hardware. 7. Administrator the Local Area Network. 8. Maintain and administer shared drives. 9. Follow up the proper use of fixed phone lines, provision of mobiles for expats and visitors, airtimes or monthly allowances for SMT members and business versus private uses. 10. Administer and monitor the MS Outlook software, including staff address creation, common address creation, terminated staffs address denial or deletion, service quality and functionality status. 11. Maintain data and software backups regularly. 12. Ensure confidential data are filed in a much secured manner with limited and authorized access only as well as design and apply appropriate mechanisms for protecting organizational data from unauthorized users or harmful persons. 13. Maintain and ensure the proper application of copyrights for software and all BBCMA staffs compliances Logistics and Transport Management 1. Allocation of transport resources (taxi or office cars) for trips in Addis Ababa 2. The vehicles rental process for field trips. 3. Ensure the proper identification and creation of lasting work relationships with taxi and other vehicle suppliers. 4. Process payments for services Safety and Security 1. Manage relationships with appropriate sources of security information and advice, including the High Risk team in London and UNDSS in Ethiopia. 2. Oversee implementation of risk assessment practices for all office travel 3. Keep safety equipment updated and in good working order 4. Ensure that complete and accurate safety and security data are gathered, analyzed communicated and used efficiently and effectively. 5. Advise SMT on key security decisions, as needed. Employment Type: 3 months contract (Probation Period) with possibility of extension up to a year Job Requirements : Required skills, knowledge and experience: Strong experience of managing properties or assets in Ethiopian office environment, with at least 3 years’ experience in a similar role. Experience establishing and maintaining IT services and systems for an Ethiopian office environment. Proven management skills and the ability to operate effectively with middle management teams. Proven experience in procurement-related functions, with evidence of overseeing procurement processes in transparent and efficient ways. Fluency in English and Amharic. Relevant higher education (at least B.A Degree holder) preferably in IT, business management, Management and Public Relation, or other relevant educational background. High level computer and internet skills. Some experience of media work highly desirable. Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills. Commitment to the aims and objectives of BBC Media Action 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Developing others: is able to recognise the potential (managerial, professional, artistic or otherwise) and is willing to foster the development of that potential. Creates a climate in which potential can be realised. Change Management: Able to understand and anticipate the need for change and to build frameworks for planning and managing the continuous process of change. How To Apply:   Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should ONLY send cover letter and CV with three names of reference to  info@et.bbcmediaaction.org  before OR on March 29, 2019. Note: copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters should not be included with your application. You will provide the documents upon request. Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities and duties. The BBC is an equal opportunity employer.
BBC Media Action Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Feb 20, 2019
// BBC Media Action Vacancy in Ethiopia Job Title: Research Officer   BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, the BBC 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 Ethiopia. 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. Overall Purpose of Job Research is a core activity in the BBC Media Action that is used both to inform the production team and evaluate interventions. Major research activities of any projects implemented by BBC Media Action include quantitative impact and reach surveys, as well as qualitative formative research. The Research Officer is accountable for undertaking of research activities of BBC Media Action projects. Main Duties: Working one of research projects and employing different research methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative). Working closely with the project management and production teams locally, and with researchers based at headquarters, to ensure research continually informs our work. Developing and refining research instruments, such as questionnaires and discussion guides, and overseeing the piloting and implementation of these instruments. Assisting in the selection and commissioning of research agencies to undertake quantitative reach and impact surveys, and sometimes, qualitative research. Overseeing and monitoring data collection Processing and analysing both quantitative and qualitative data, and reporting in line with organisational and donor requirements. Conducting and overseeing the collection of qualitative data using, for example, in-depth interviews and focus groups. Recruiting and training local guides, as required. Conducting pre-testing of media content among target audiences and reporting results to production teams. Explaining complex ideas and findings in a way that can be easily understood by the project team as well as other stakeholders; Keeping up to date with developments in policy and social issues, as well as innovations in qualitative and quantitative research methods; Job Requirements: Required skills, knowledge and experience University degree in Social Studies, Development or any other related field of Study. Experience in development and research work, with demonstrable experience in research implementation (mixed methods) and analysis. Experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research in Ethiopia. Familiarity with standard software packages, preferably including SPSS. Demonstrate administrative, problem-solving and decision-making abilities Excellent communications and people skills Ability to work with minimal supervision High degree of personal organization Strong attention to detail Ability to work under pressure Strong commitment to, and understanding of, development issues in Ethiopia. Fluency in oral and written Amharic and English. 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. 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. 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. Planning and 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 and 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 and 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. Developing Others - able to recognise potential (managerial, professional, artistic or otherwise) and is willing to foster the development of that potential. Creates a climate in which potential can be realised. Resilience - manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy. Flexibility - adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to How To Apply: Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should send your application letter and CV with three names of reference to info@et.bbcmediaaction.orgbefore OR on March 1, 2019. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities and duties. The BBC is an equal opportunity employer.
BBC Media Action Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time