Knowledge of other relevant regional languages an advantage.
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been
identified as key to success in the job.
Successful candidates are
expected to demonstrate these competencies.
Editorial Judgement: demonstrates balanced and objective judgement
based on a thorough understanding of BBC editorial guidelines,
target audience, programme and department objectives.
Makes the right
editorial decisions, taking account of conflicting views where
Creative Thinking: able to transform creative ideas into practical
Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways
and come up with creative solutions.
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.
Planning and organisation: able to think ahead in order to establish
and 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.
Communication: able 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.
Influencing and persuading: able 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
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, as opposed to
working separately or competitively.
Leadership: able to create a vision and inspire others to realise
it irrespective of circumstances
Developing Others - is able to recognise the potential (managerial, professional, artistic or otherwise) and is willing to foster the
development of that potential.
Creates a climate in which potential
can be realised.
Resilience: manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions in
the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative
Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by
commitment, motivation and energy.
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
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Projects Manager BBC World Service Trust, Addis Ababa