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20 Janvier 2020 Il y a 4 years

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Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Contract type: Fixed term contract with local terms and conditions.  Must have the right to work in Tunisia.  

Duration: To end March 2022 (with extension subject to funding)

Reports to: Senior Project Manager, North Africa

BBC Media Action is the independent international charity of the BBC. Our mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives in developing and transitional countries through innovative use of media. To achieve this, we partner with civil society, local media and governments around the world to a) Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and engage audiences around key development issues and b) Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure. Our work is focussed around four key themes: governance and rights, health, resilience, and humanitarian emergencies. BBC Media Action requires a dynamic manager with solid project management and media experience to ensure the successful delivery and development of the BBC Media Action programmes in Libya, Tunisia & Algeria, working largely on media development and governance projects.

BBC Media Action has zero tolerance of all forms of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. All staff are required to undergo safeguarding training and maintain behaviour that is consistent with BBC Media Action’s code of conduct. Staff roles involving working with children or vulnerable adults may require a background check.

Purpose of the Job

The Project Manager is responsible for the development, management and evaluation of BBC Media Action’s projects with a current focus on Tunisia and Algeria.  The complete management cycle for BBC Media Action projects typically includes capacity-building, multiplatform media production, research (M&E) and policy development activities. The Project Manager ensures that these activities are designed and delivered on time, within budget and to the highest quality standards in accordance with BBC editorial values and BBC Media Action approaches and guidelines. 

The Project Manager supports business development for the region with a current particular focus on Algeria and Tunisia. S/he leads on the proposal-writing process, working in conjunction with the London-based project team to ensure that proposals are realistically budgeted, creatively and editorially compelling and in line with the country strategy.

This is a demanding role in a challenging work environment but it is also deeply rewarding. The Project Manager is expected to develop a close and supportive working relationship with local partners and stakeholders in Tunisia and Algeria, such as public service broadcasters, civil society organisations and local NGOs, as well as with key international players and diplomatic missions. S/he is expected to manage a Project Assistant and any other project support staff that may be required.  The role involves a great deal of day-to-day autonomy as well daily work in English, French and Arabic-speaking environments within office or on location. The Project Manager may at times be required work long hours, on weekends or on public holidays.

Main duties

  • Responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing BBC Media Action’s Algeria and Tunisia project(s) activities and ensure these activities are delivered on time, within the agreed budget and  to the highest standards.
  • Ensure projects are legally and financially compliant and in line with BBC editorial standards and BBC Media Action approaches and best practice. 
  • Manage project and organisation risk, including the development of contingency plans.
  • Follow BBC safety requirements and instructions, especially in relation to risk assessments, travel, production, emergencies and hostile environments.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and management of coherent training and development programmes as required, in line with project(s) objectives. This includes identifying and sourcing trainers/consultants, as required.
  • Work closely with local and international project(s) partners to coordinate the implementation of 

consultancies, training/capacity building and outreach activities as well as production of media outputs.

  • Produce narrative and financial reports for donor(s) and internal audiences using agreed templates as required.
  • Prepare monthly reforecasts of project(s)’ budget(s) and activity plan(s), working with local and headquarters finance teams.
  • Review trainers/consultants’ reports within agreed timelines and communicate them appropriately to partners.
  • Support Senior Projects Manager and Country Director in identifying business development opportunities, assessing local development needs, holding discussions with donors and partners, designing new projects and writing proposals and budgets as required.
  • Actively contribute to country strategy development and implementation.
  • In coordination with Senior Projects Manager and relevant London-based teams, ensure visibility of project(s) in North Africa and internationally, which may include ensuring the development of visibility outputs in English, Arabic and French.
  • Represent BBC Media Action at international and local stakeholder’s coordination meetings and engage in discussion with international donors in Tunisia, as required.
  • Deputise for the Senior Projects Manager as required.
  • Line-manage the locally based project team as required. 

Support induction of new staff and carry out other agreed tasks as assigned by the Senior Projects Manager.

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Experience of successful project management, ideally in the media development field, including developing, delivering, monitoring and closing projects.
  • Experience in coordinating complex project activities and implementing training and capacity building programmes with international components.
  • Good understanding of core BBC values.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the varying needs and interests of audiences and beneficiaries in North Africa, Algeria and Tunisia in particular.
  • Demonstrable experience of writing successful proposal documents for different donors and in producing internal and donor reporting.
  • Experience in developing and managing international projects budgets.
  • Experience in developing and leading small teams from different backgrounds both on site and remotely.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with proven track record in forming effective relationships with a range of local and international partners.
  • Willingness to contribute to the ongoing development of BBC Media Action’s strategy for the region.
  • Experience of delivering project activities in a constantly changing environment and willingness to adapt activities and methods to changing local context and needs, assessing and mitigating risks as relevant.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Able to work in Arabic and/or French to a high standard
  • Readiness to work in office or on location and to work long hours, on weekends or on public holidays as reasonably required.
  • Desirable: Experience living and working in North Africa or the Middle East, ideally in the development and/or media field. Experience in media and production (television, radio and digital/social media).
  • Relevant Competencies Strategic Thinking – Can identify a vision along with the plans which need to be implemented to meet the end goal. Evaluates situations, decisions, issues, etc. in the short, medium and longer term. 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 change or easily accept changes in one's own organisation or job requirements. Analytical Thinking – Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts and explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships and construct frameworks for problem solving and/or development. Leadership – Able to create a vision and inspire others to realise it irrespective of circumstances. Decision Making – Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made. Imagination/Creative Thinking – Is 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 – 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. Resilience – Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, set-backs 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 agreements 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.

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