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The African Media Initiative (AMI) is a Pan African media organisation that seeks to improve the media on the continent.

It achieves this through the following core pillars: strengthening the media community, spearheading the advent of digital media and innovation, facilitating access to funding and financing and the emergence of an ethical cadre at the highest echelons of media.

Deputy Director Programmes and Knowledge Management

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work directly under the Director of Programmes and Knowledge Management (DPKM)
  • Provide strategic advice on knowledge sharing and communication to the DPKM
  • Promote regular sharing of experiences across programmes, facilitate seamless sharing of ideas, knowledge and experiences
  • Improve and implement collaborative processes and tools for pooling and consolidating internal knowledge, promote innovative approaches in sharing knowledge and best practices
  • Manage all the internal and external communication for the organisation under the supervision of the DPKM
  • Provide support for the establishment and nurturing of communities of practice such as capacity building programmes and other types of workshops
  • Establish and nurture relationship with key stakeholders
  • Organise knowledge forums and meetings in which invited knowledge leaders speak on identified issues / themes
  • Ensuring that the DPKM receives required information on time
  • Establish formal reporting, control and management criteria for programmes
  • Manage and oversee content update and monitoring of AMI website

    Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  • A minimum of a Masters Degree in Media / Communication /Journalism Studies
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in Programme and or Knowledge Management
  • Excellent mastery of English both written and oral. Knowledge of French would be a clear advantage
  • Proven skills in research techniques / methods
  • Excellent personality and ability to represent AMI at international meetings, specialised expert gatherings etc
  • In-depth knowledge of contemporary Africa/ the world and the media sector
  • Ability to initiate, follow through and prioritize diverse tasks
  • Ability to work in team

    Application Process:

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    Interested candidates should submit electronic applications, consisting of a letter of interest (two pages or fewer) and complete curriculum vitae, in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF Format, to the following AMI email address by close of business on Tuesday, 30 April 2013: jobs [at]

    Please include the job title in the subject line.

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