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Job opening at BBC Media Action: Country Director

Organisation: BBC Media Action
Closing date: 1 September 2013
Job type: Paid
Salary notes: £Competitive

Reference: BBC/TP/7174/345

About the role

You will lead BBC Media Action’s Cambodia team to deliver exciting and innovative media and communications projects with development impacts. This role requires you to provide editorial leadership, ensuring all outputs adhere to BBC standards. You’ll be managing over 50 staff, including production, research, training and finance personnel. You’ll oversee the team’s strong financial management and effective project delivery. You will develop and implement the vision for Media Action’s future in Cambodia, including recruiting staff when needed. You’ll lead the team to secure significant new business, through designing and pitching exciting new project ideas. In this you will develop strong relationships with funding agencies, stakeholders and partners.

About you

A dynamic media or development professional, you’ll bring to this role strong leadership and sound management experience. You’ll be committed to international development and know how media can be used for development. The role requires you to be committed to public service broadcasting, and to show the potential to acquire strong editorial skills. You will have designed and managed high quality projects, including managing complex budgets in line with donor requirements. You’ll have experience of managing diverse teams. You will bring outstanding interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work diplomatically and engage effectively with people whose first language is not English. You’ll have a proven track record of developing and securing new business, including writing proposals and presenting to donors. You will have lived and worked in a developing country.

About the benefits

We care about our people, and take our responsibilities towards them very seriously. As well as fair terms and conditions, we offer really impressive benefits including 26 days annual leave, a defined contribution pension scheme, life assurance, and interest-free season ticket loans.

About us

BBC Media Action is the BBC’s 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 also strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure. We focus on health, governance and rights, and resilience and humanitarian response. As Country Director, Cambodia, you’ll lead and expand BBC Media Action’s work in the country.

Closing date: 1st September 2013

How to apply
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Further details
Region: 9. Rest of the world
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Area of work: Media and communications

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