Sunday, 29 October 2017

3 Job Opportunities at BBC

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Project Manager, Tanzania
Job Purpose:

The Project Manager will be responsible for managing and delivering all aspects of BBC Media Action Tanzania’s new upcoming primary education project. The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management of the project, in particular ensuring the project has the maximum possible impact with audiences and  partners with a continuous focus on learning, monitoring and improving how we support education in Tanzania.

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Reports to: Senior Projects Manager

Contract duration: 15 months, anticipated start date in November 2017 subject to funding
HOW TO APPLY

Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English by email to: recruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org with the title of the position applied for in the subject line before 5pm on Wednesday 1 November 2017.

Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate cover letter will not be considered. These are local posts applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania and national terms and conditions will apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Main Duties:

To deliver the project on time, to budget and to the highest standards in terms of quality, effectiveness, impact and relevance, meeting objectives clearly defined in the project proposal;
Responsible for the co-ordination, planning, budgeting, reporting and general management of all aspects of the project. This includes working with BBC Media Action staff in Tanzania and London to define and develop programme direction, strategies and activities;
Work closely with internal production, research and training teams to ensure that project objectives are being met;
Maintaining external relationships with project partners, donors and other stakeholders, representing the Tusome Pamoja project to the highest professional standards;
Ensure all project activities are fully compliant with USAID regulations, and BBC and BBC Media Action policies and editorial guidelines;
Support the project and production teams to understand issues related to education and literacy, and the role of media and communications in this sector;
Work closely with Research team to ensure research activities (including formative research, monitoring and evaluation of outputs and baselines and end line quantitative data) are in line with project objectives;
May include line management of a Project Officer;
Prepare donor and internal reports on projects progress and impact and lesson learning data;
Commission, write and manage web and communications related information on project progress, lessons and impact;
Generate new project ideas and proposals to further strengthen the impact and reach of BBC Media Action’s portfolio in Tanzania;
Perform any other duties that may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience required

At least 3 years’ experience in international development, with demonstrable experience in project planning and management of systems;
Experience managing the project budget cycle – project design, budget development and management, work-plan and schedule building, implementation of activities, monitoring progress against objectives, reviewing and reporting;
Experience of working on USAID funded projects, with thorough knowledge of USAID rules and regulations will be an added advantage;
Experience in managing education/literacy, media, and training activities in Tanzania a distinct advantage;
Experience of project fundraising, including networking with donors and drafting project proposals a distinct advantage;
Ability to make sound judgments on editorially sensitive programme issues;
Experience in line management of staff;
Strong commitment to, and understanding of, development issues in Tanzania;
Experience working with, or understanding of, child protection regulations desirable;
Strong interpersonal skills, with a proven track record in forming effective relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders;
Excellent attention to detail;
Excellent written communication skills, including experience writing project briefs, reports, terms of reference and other project documents;
Fluency in English and Swahili and ability to write reports in those languages.
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:

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 – Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made;
Planning and Organization – 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 own 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;
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;
Managing relationships – Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
Self-Development – Is able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development.
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Research Officer, Tanzania
Job Purpose:

The Research Officer will support the Research Manager in the coordination and implementation of research as part of an upcoming Maternal and New born Child Health (MNCH) project. The project aims to reduce the number of maternal and neonatal deaths as well as increase community awareness and demand for quality Reproductive, Maternal and New born Child Health (RMNCH) services in Mbeya and Songwe regions. The Research Officer will liaise with local partners and programme participants to support the design, coordination and implementation of research activities to inform and evaluate the project. He/she will make sure that all activities are implemented in a timely and effective manner.

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Reports to: Research Manager

Contract duration: 6 months, anticipated start date in November 2017 subject to funding

To apply: 

Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English by email to: recruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org with the title of the position applied for in the subject line before 5pm on Wednesday 1 November 2017.

Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate cover letter will not be considered. These are local posts applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania and national terms and conditions will apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Main Duties:

To support the design of research for training projects and mass media programming, comprising formative research, pre-testing of media materials, and impact evaluation.
To support in the commissioning and monitoring of all research inputs (e.g. quantitative surveys, focus group sessions, case studies, etc.), working to budget and deadline requirements.
To conduct literature reviews across a range of issues/ themes and ethnographic studies in the field.
To conduct fieldwork, including focus group discussions and in-depth interviews in the field.
To conduct pilots and pre-testing of content and media output in the field.
Liaise with in-country field agencies monitoring quality control and the timely delivery of research projects.
To support the Research Manager in overseeing quantitative and qualitative research activities
To support the analyses of qualitative and quantitative data and report research findings to a range of internal and external stakeholders
To support Research Assistants in delivering high quality research on time and within budget.
To coordinate field work activities, including preparing budgets, recruitment of participants and fieldwork logistics

Knowledge, Skills and Experience required

University Degree in social sciences, development or any other related field of studies
 Fluent in English and Swahili with ability to write reports and scripts in these languages
At least three years of experience in working for an international development organisation and/or in the field of research.
Demonstrable experience designing, implementing and reporting qualitative research (focus groups, interviews etc) and/or quantitative (surveys) research techniques.
Demonstrable experience managing fieldwork logistics in Tanzania, including ensuring ethics, monitoring of staff, recruitment of participants, and liaison with officials.
Demonstrate a command of statistical software especially SPSS with the ability understand the dataset and run some average analysis and reporting.
 Practical IT skills, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately both to senior internal and external stakeholders and to research participants
Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work speedily and accurately under pressure
Ability to think logically, take an analytical approach, critically evaluate ideas and interpret information from different sources
Ability to build and maintain relationships with partner organisations
Ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues and work as a member of a team, demonstrating good interpersonal skills
Self-motivated and willing to learn using own initiative, demonstrating a proactive approach and ability to deliver on time and brief without close supervision
Excellent organisational and administrative skills: responding flexibly to rapidly changing priorities, planning and prioritising activities and tailoring outputs effectively taking into account deadlines and resources
Excellent diplomatic skills: ability to conduct business at high levels of government and media
Ability to operate effectively in a difficult environment
Ability to travel up to 50% of time
Desirable

An understanding of, or enthusiasm to learn about, communication strategies, media formats and journalism
Strong and varied research background, with the ability to distil complex information into simple and actionable recommendations
Experience of working closely with a media production team in applying research findings to media formats and outputs
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:

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 – Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made;
Planning and Organization – 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 own 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;
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;
Managing relationships – Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people;
Self-Development – Is able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development.
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Field and online producer, Tanzania
Job Purpose:

BBC Media Action is looking for an experienced, creative and dynamic individual who understands BBC editorial standards and how to implement them within programming output. The field and online producer is responsible for producing a three minute version of Haba na Haba to air weekly on Fridays in BBC Amka.

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Reports to: Senior Producer – Haba na Haba

Contract duration: 6 months (with possible extension)

To apply: 

Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English by email to: recruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org with the title of the position applied for in the subject line before 5pm on Wednesday 1 November 2017.

Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate cover letter will not be considered. These are local posts applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania and national terms and conditions will apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Main Duties:

Collecting content for radio and online platforms from the field;
Producing a three-minute version of Haba na Haba;
Working closely with the Senior Producer and Content Researcher during content planning;
Gather and verify factual information for topics through interviews, observation, and production research (depending on the format);
Working hand in hand with the Haba na Haba production team on assigned plans/ topics for social media output;
Working with the Senior Producer in preparing the weekly/monthly topics for the three-minute version of Haba na Haba;
Assisting production staff in preparing content for the overall Haba na Haba programme’s multimedia platforms;
Producing video/audio for social media;
Facilitating and coordinating field production for special events or debate programmes for Haba na Haba.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience required

Gathers and verifies factual information for weekly topics through interview, observation, and research;
Organizes material, determines news lines, according to prescribed editorial style and format standards;
Works cooperatively with the production team on assigned stories, if one is assigned;
Prepare the episodes of the programme;
Assist production staff in preparing content for the show’s multimedia platforms;
Good editing skills.
Desirable

Experience in behaviour change communications projects, preferably in the health, governance or resilience/livelihoods sectors;
Prior experience with reputable Swahili broadcaster;
Good with editing skills.
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:

Ability to generate original ideas, and to think creatively about how to produce them from the field for radio and social media platforms;
Ability to build and develop communications within Tanzania;
Determination and tenacity;
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to draw information from people while in the field;
Knowledge of the radio and social media market, different stations and programme styles, field production techniques and audience demographics;
Ability to work independently but also as part of a team;
Self-motivation and adaptability;
Ability to work effectively under pressure, react quickly, and meet tight deadlines;
Knowledge of the law, ethics and industry regulation as they affect radio and social media production;
Adequate knowledge of recording equipment for radio;
Ability to produce live while out on the field and coordinating a range of simultaneous technical activities during recording;
Ability to conduct effective internet research, use relevant computer software for audio editing and upload similar content for use online;
Fluent in English and Kiswahili.
Source: The Guardian 26 October 2017 
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