Country Director Nigeria, BBC Media Action
The Country Director has overall responsible for all of Media Actions work in Nigeria.BBC Media Action is the BBCs 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 focus on health, governance and rights, and resilience and humanitarian response. We also strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure
Youll lead our team to deliver exciting and innovative media and communications projects that have impact and provide value for money, ensuring that our outputs are produced to high BBC editorial and production standards. A confident public speaker, youll represent BBC Media Action in Nigeria to key stakeholders and proactively develop and maintain positive relationships with donors, government bodies, media organisations, NGOs, academic institutions, international development agencies and the wider BBC. Youll lead team in securing significant new business with a diverse range of donors, through designing and pitching exciting new project ideas. Youll be based in Abuja with regular travel within Nigeria.
Are you the right candidate?
Were looking for a dynamic senior leader from the media or development sectors with experience of leading large, diverse teams. You have a flair for galvanising and motivating a multi-disciplinary team, recruiting high calibre staff and managing performance. With experience living in a developing country, youll know how media can be used for development, and your understanding of public service broadcasting will demonstrate your potential to acquire strong editorial skills. Youll bring your experience effectively managing complex budgets, and of the design and management of large projects. Youll have shown your ability to secure new business, present persuasively to potential partners and oversee successful proposals.
Attachment/fixed term contract – 24 months. Employees must seek the approval of their manager before applying for an attachment.
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