BBC Media Action uses media and communications to help people improve their lives and support them 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.
The Senior Project Manager will ensure all agreed project targets and objectives are met and will also ensure the quality and cohesion of project outputs. S/he is responsible for overseeing his or her staff’s delivery of existing projects, including resolving finance, legal and HR issues. The post-holder is directly responsible for the recruitment, induction, task management, performance management and professional development of the Project Managers.
Are you the right candidate?
It is essential that you have a strong technical understanding of the communications for development sector as well as extensive experience managing complex projects in the media sector. This includes strong organisational, budgeting and financial management skills as well as an understanding of international donor contracts and compliance issues. You will also have a strong understanding of the political situation in the Middle East, especially the Syrian crisis. This role requires you to have senior-level experience managing a large team and addressing performance issues. You will also have an excellent track record in securing project funding from a wide range of institutional donors. Finally, you will have a thorough understanding of BBC editorial guidelines, target audience, programme and departmental objectives. Fluency in Arabic would be desirable.
Grade: 9 Proposed Band D
Contract: Start 01/05/18 – 31/12/19 – This is Subject to Funding
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Job share and part-time applications are welcome for this role. Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.
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