BBC Media Action Recruitment (Graduate & Exp) [5 Positions]

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19 Dec, 2016

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Finance Jobs in Nigeria, Media Jobs in Nigeria

The BBC is the leading international broadcaster in Africa reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million on Radio, TV, Digital (language sites and bbcafrica.com), Mobile and Social Media. We broadcast to Africa in English, Hausa, Somali, French, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Kiswahili & Arabic. We are committed to broadcasting to and from the continent in a style that meets the demands of our growing audience and as well as our language services, our presence in the region is also defined by our bureaux, special correspondents and bilingual reporters. We are committed to delivering news and information to people across Africa and insights from Africa to audiences around the globe.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

Job Title: Business Development Associate, West Africa
Location:
Lagos, Nigeria
Reports to: Business Development Manager, Southern
Grade: Local Recruit
Slot: 2

Overall Purpose of the Job

  • To help maintain and enhance business activities in Nigeria, reporting to the Business Development Manager, Southern and West Africa. This includes starting, maintaining and developing partnerships across all platforms promoting English, Pidgin and Igbo/Yoruba content. To ensure that these partnerships build the BBC’s audience and that partners are given great customer service.

Main Duties

  • To take responsibility for day-to-day partner management, including updating partners with programming information and schedule changes, co-ordinating marketing activity and working on new initiatives.
  • To liaise with partners on day-to-day queries, content placement, publicity and, where appropriate, invoice payments and debt collection.
  • To help implement the strategy for exploiting market opportunities, including the identification of appropriate targets for business development.
  • To work with the Business Development team for Southern and West Africa to deliver the Business Development Plan with accountability for agreed audiences, traffic and partner acquisition objectives for the market.
  • To be a media market expert, understanding and sharing key media market insights and changes, highlighting the activities of competitors, and recommending appropriate action to influence the regulatory environment in the BBC’s interest.
  • To work closely with partners in Nigeria and implement and maintain a strong client-focused plan.
  • To work with BBC lawyers and the Business Development team, assisting with contract negotiations wherever required, enabling the BBC to form long- term relationships and secure distribution outlets that make BBC journalism more widely available without compromising the BBC’s reputation, independence or editorial integrity.
  • To maintain and manage appropriate information and finance systems, reporting periodically on performance against targets. To be responsible for market and partner updates in the CRM system.
  • To work closely with World Service English, appropriate language services, Marketing and Distribution & Transmission to ensure broadcasting and online partners receive the best possible service.
  • From time to time to help organise specific BBC-led projects, training and events.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Considerable experience of working in a sales and marketing, business development and/or editorial environment.
  • Experience in sales techniques including negotiating, influencing and networking skills
  • A deep understanding of Nigeria’s media and telecoms environment and distribution/delivery systems with a strong contacts book and a detailed appreciation of likely market developments.
  • A demonstrable ability to maintain and manage information and finance processes and systems.
  • Demonstrable track record of delivering results to agreed timetables.
  • First class presentation skills.
  • Ability to liaise authoritatively both within the BBC and with outside organisations, covering a range of editorial and business interests.
  • Ability to gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of BBC Commercial and Editorial Guidelines and the BBC’s international strategy.
  • Good knowledge of relevant BBC World Service output in all media.
  • A high standard of written business English and fluency in English, Igbo/Yoruba and Pidgin.

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:

  • Judgement – demonstrates balanced and objective judgement based on a thorough understanding of BBC editorial guidelines, target audience, programme and department objectives. Makes the right decisions, taking account of conflicting views where necessary.
  • Analytical Thinking – Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.
  • Decision Making – His ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
  • Imagination / Creative Thinking – His able to transform creative ideas/impulses into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions.
  • Planning and Organisation – His 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Change Management – Can understand and anticipate the need for change. Builds frameworks to plan and manage the continuous process of change.
  • Business Management – His able to understand commercial imperatives and trading relationships, appropriately applies business principles in terms of costs, the market and added value.
  • Managing relationships – Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
  • Self-Development – His able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development.

Application Closing Date: 5th January, 2017.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Head of Finance
Location:
Abuja
Reports To: Country Director
Duration: 1 year (renewable)

Job Purpose

  • Reporting to the Country Director- Nigeria, with a dotted-line management reporting into the Head of Project Finance based in London, and working with the Project Accountant based in London, the Head of Finance will be the focal point for accounting processes, financial controls, donor compliance for restricted funding, and legal and statutory compliance for BBC Media Action’s work.
  • S/he will lead the Finance Department and a team of 4 to 6 staff, and will also be required to develop and deliver training to other staff on financial management elements.
  • The Head of Finance will ensure that all BBC Media Action financial transactions are compliant with the principle of value for money.
  • S/he will act as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and ensuring close coordination between the Finance Department and other SMT members and their teams.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Financial Management of BBC MediaAction office in Nigeria:

  • To oversee the management of all BBC Media Action bank & cash accounts ensuring that reconciliations are carried out monthly and that all necessary financial controls are in place;
  • To ensure that there is consistency in the use of Organisational account codes and integrity of financial information in Dimensions accounting software;
  • To ensure that the office submits its monthly cash-flow request to HQ on time;
  • To ensure the office submits its monthly financial returns in country and to HQ on time and with all necessary supporting documentation;
  • To contribute to the quarterly reforecasting process with the programme teams;
  • To ensure that a record is kept of all legal contracts, MoUs and agreements in the office and that these are kept up to date and complied with;

Financial Management of Projects (restricted funds):

  • To participate in the preparation & review of budgets for new restricted fund projects;

Financial Management of Projects (restricted funds):

  • To participate in the preparation & review of budgets for new restricted fund projects;
  • To ensure that financial reports on all projects are prepared & submitted in a timely manner;
  • To ensure that project audits on all projects are arranged in line with the donor contract;
  • To ensure that all projects are correctly closed down including disposal of assets, closure of bank accounts and finalisation of reports;

Financial Risk Assessment:

  • To maintain financial risk assessments of all projects in Nigeria, ensuring that key risks are identified & clear recommendations are presented to the Country Director and SMT;
  • To support any internal and or external audit as required by corporate processes;

Other Tasks:

  • To develop and deliver relevant financial training to BBC MediaAction staff as required:
  • To act as a member of the SMT supporting the strategic direction and management ofthe organisation;
  • To undertake any other task assigned in line with the position, by the Country Director.

Essential skills and experience

  • Qualified accountant and/or MBA/MA Degree holder preferably an Accounting major with minimum of 8 years experience in the finance sector with 4 at management level.
  • Experience of working with audit firm and international donors and a working knowledge of donor compliance for major donors (eg. DFID, EU, USAID, UN).
  • Proven experience in managing all aspects of finance in a development context.
  • Excellent computer skills with experience of operating computer-based financial management systems. Competent to advanced level in Microsoft Excel,
  • An excellent knowledge of the English language, written and spoken and the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.
  • Experience in and proven track record of developing and managing budgets.
  • High attention to detail and the ability to raise issues and solve problems
  • Ability to guide BBC Media Action team to achieve highest standard of financial integrity and accountability.

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.
  • Analytical Thinking: Able to simplify complex problems, process projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically.
  • Strategic Thinking: Can identify a vision along with the plans that need to be implemented to meet the end goal.
  • Decision Making: Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
  • Influencing and Persuading: Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others.
  • Planning and Organising: Is able to think ahead in order to establish an effective and appropriate course of action for self and others.
  • Managing Relationships: Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Team working.
  • 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.
  • Problem Solving: Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Flexibility: Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups.
  • Resilience: Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations.
  • Leadership – Ability to create a vision and inspire others to realise it.

Application Closing Date: Monday, 9th January, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should email their CV’s to: [email protected]

 

Job Title: Broadcast Journalist (Video), BBC Hausa Service
Job Reference: BBC/TP/672267/19137
Location: Abuja
Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
Job Category: Journalism
Reports to: Editor Hausa Service
Grade: Local terms & condition Grade 7
Working pattern: Continuing Contract

Job Description

  • Are you a creative and versatile journalist, with a strong understanding of what makes good digital video and how video is consumed on digital platforms? We’re looking for journalist who is passionate evangelist about digital video storytelling.
  • You’ll have eye for a good story and the ability to tell the digital stories in Hausa and English. It would advantageous if you also boasted language skills in Igbo, Pidgin or Yoruba.
  • All candidates will be expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of digital platforms as well as video editing skills.

Main Duties

  • Work with other members of the Hausa team and the wider BBC Africa newsroom to identify and produce creative and innovative video news content.
  • Re-version BBC material with a mobile audience in mind.
  • Research, storyboard and produce stories.
  • Create headlines and video teasers to promote our stories and reach as wide an audience as possible.
  • Contribute ideas and angles to meetings on how to cover the main news of the day.
  • To show visual creativity in the use of pictures and graphics to illustrate and explain fast-moving events and complex stories.
  • Understand the video requirements of different social platforms.
  • Working to short deadlines for breaking and developing stories.
  • All staff may be required to work with or move to other teams, and to have the ability to work across a range of skills and in a flexible manner, and to carry out these responsibilities in accordance with the BBC’s overall standards and values.
  • The job holder will be expected to work and think collaboratively at all times -both within World Service and across the wider BBC.

Skills and Experience

  • A full command and up to date knowledge of written and spoken Hausa
  • Experience of video production, editing and storytelling.
  • In depth understanding of digital and social platforms -the BBC’s and others -and the different ways audiences are consuming news in Africa
  • Experience of using video editing software similar to Q-edit or FCPX.
  • A good knowledge of English including complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Wide and up to date familiarity with the area/s to which the Service broadcasts including Africa and an in-depth understanding of the area/s history, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience. An extensive knowledge of the media situation in the target area and the way it is developing.
  • Ability to work well with other producers, reporters and teams.
  • Proven editorial judgment and flair, able to make sound decisions quickly.
  • Knowledge of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines and commitment to the editorial aims of BBC News.
  • Ability to work well with other producers, reporters and teams.
  • Must be able to work well and calmly in a live newsroom environment; handle a rapidly changing news agenda, and have the temperament to enjoy the process.
  • Must be able to demonstrate sense of visual awareness as well as technical aptitude.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety policies and practices.

Competencies
Decision Making:

  • Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decisions made.

Imagination / Creative Thinking:

  • Translates news and current affairs into high quality video content through a detailed understanding of the requirements of digital and social media and possession of the necessary writing, directing and reporting skills.

Planning and Organizing:

  • Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others.
  • Prioritizes and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.

Resilience:

  • Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterized by commitment, motivation and energy.

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 behavior change.

Managing relationships and team working:

  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
  • Works cooperatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively.

Editorial Judgment:

  • Makes the right editorial and policy decisions based upon a clear understanding of the BBC’s distinctive news agenda, the requirements of news and current affairs coverage as well as those of the programme departments.

Application Closing Date: 28th December, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Senior Broadcast Journalist (Social Media)
Job Reference: BBC/TP/672267/19138
Location: Abuja
Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News: W2020
Reports to: Editor BBC Hausa
Department: Hausa

Job Description

  • You must have demonstrable experience of working on social media platforms, along with excellent editorial experience and strong writing skills. You will lead the day-to-day running of the BBC Hausa social media platforms.
  • The successful candidate will be helping to grow our audience reach and engagement, as well as referrals to our content across all platforms.
  • You will work with the BBC Hausa digital team with a reporting line to the BBC Hausa Editor and Bureau Editor. You will provide best practice guidance for the teams social media activity, using feedback from performance data to drive success.
  • The Senior Social Media Journalists task is to use social media effectively to spot the news as it breaks, curate and cultivate user generated content, identify viral content, develop and manage onsite communities and offsite social presences, with the aim of maximising reach and awareness.
  • You will ensure that the social offer is engaging, coherent, upholds BBC Newss editorial values and further establishes BBC Hausa as a ground breaking interactive site especially amongst young audiences.

Role Responsibilities

  • To lead and develop a fresh and innovative creative approach to curating, publishing and editing stories for BBC Hausa social media platforms.
  • To create content for social- videos, online, gifs, pictures, Facebook lives , instagram Stories, etc
  • To manage the interactive offer across all social media platforms.
  • To be up to date with the new trends on social media and react accordingly.
  • Test and provide feedback on new social tools. Provide training where necessary.
  • You’ll be working with colleagues in the regional service but you’ll also be expected to produce stories that have global and pan African appeal
  • Ensure all content published and commissioned adheres to BBC’s Editorial Guidelines and commitment to the editorial aims of BBC News.
  • You’ll be expected to represent your service and can be called on to share regional knowledge across BBC outlets, including on air
  • Contribute to regular service audits with colleagues and stakeholders to review core output

Requirements
The Ideal Candidate:

  • You will have a proven and successful record of working in an online production environment with demonstrable experience and enthusiasm for social media and interactivity, an excellent knowledge of developments in social media and related areas.
  • Youll have an eye for a good story, the ability to tell digital stories in Hausa and English and have video editing skills. It would advantageous if your language skills extended to Igbo, Pidgin or Yoruba.
  • You must have strong editorial judgement and a solid understanding of journalistic ethics and libel laws.
  • You will have the ability to create new form/short form content from the development of an idea through to editing and publishing and have experience producing content specifically for social platforms like Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.
  • You must have a self-learner approach to new technologies and an understanding of their potential is essential.

Key skills/Experience required:

  • Excellent written and spoken Hausa language skills
  • Enthusiasm and curiosity for and an in-depth understanding of digital and social media, above all with regard to global journalism.
  • Experience of creating high quality copy and create assets (images, gifs, video) that can be used across social media channels in accordance with channel priorities.
  • An understanding of the broader digital landscape in Africa and a proven interest in keeping up to date with developments in social media.
  • Proven record of using social media effectively to engage audiences
  • Good knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter particularly around posting formats and best practice, engagement and technical issues.
  • Evidence of sound editorial and community judgement as well as an understanding of the power of online communities.
  • Strong editorial judgment and a solid understanding of journalistic ethics and libel laws.
  • Experience of working on youth content
  • Good knowledge of social media optimization, analytics and newsgathering tools used by the BBC
  • The ability to plan and organise time and resources effectively and to manage projects to conclusion according to deadlines.

Competencies
Editorial Judgment:

  • Makes the right editorial and policy decisions based upon a clear understanding of the BBC’s distinctive news agenda, the requirements of news and current affairs coverage as well as those of the programme departments.

Decision Making:

  • Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and take responsibility for the outcomes of the decisions made.

Imagination / Creative Thinking:

  • Translates news and current affairs into high quality programming through a detailed understanding of the requirements of the broadcast media and possession of the necessary writing, directing and reporting skills.

Planning and organizing:

  • Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others.
  • Prioritizes and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.

Resilience:

  • Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations.
  • Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by professionalism, commitment, motivation and energy.

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 behavior 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.

Application Closing Date: 28th December, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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