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.
BBC Media Action in Kenya seeks to fill the following positions, pending funding:
1. Research Manager
At BBC Media Action, our work is built on insights from our research and engagement with communities. For this reason we seek to recruit a Research Manager to support this process.
The Research Manager leads on the delivery of innovative media and development research to support Media Action’s work in Kenya and Somalia.
S/he leads the design and delivery of research, preparation of reports and delivering of research presentations in line with project requirements.
S/he will manage all aspects of audience research activities conducted to inform the strategy, content and quality and to evaluate the impact of Media Action’s projects in Kenya and Somalia.
2. Project Manager
The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management and delivery of a range of diverse media projects including, securing funding for new projects.
S/he will oversee financial management of projects and report on editorial and operational progress.
The Project Manager will occasionally represent Media Action in country to key stakeholders and ensure effective relationships and partnerships with a wide range of partners including broadcasters, NGOs, international development agencies and others.
3. Broadcast Mentor
The Broadcast Mentor will be responsible for combining direct/remote support and in situ development of radio programmes to our broadcast partners.
The Mentor will train and support broadcast partners in technical areas, editorial practice, programme planning, content management, production and programme design, in accordance with agreed plans.
S/he will also monitor the progress of broadcast partner staff throughout the capacity building programme, and assist in research and evaluation as needed.
We are recruiting for 2 Broadcast Mentors.
One Broadcast Mentor will work with our partner stations in Baringo and Samburu.
While the other Broadcast Mentor will be based in Kilifi on a part-time basis.
We are not offering relocation costs for any of the positions.
Ideally, we seek candidates that are already located in the specific areas.
The full job descriptions for these positions can be downloaded at: BBC Media Action Jobs in Kenya
Candidates should send their CV and a covering letter which outlines their experience and suitability for the role to:, with the name of the position applied for in the subject line by end of day Friday – 7th August 2015.
These are local posts applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Kenya.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.