Projects Manager BBC World Service Trust, Addis Ababa

BBC World Service Trust

Reports to: Regional Director (Africa or Asia)

Skills, Knowledge and Experience required

  • Sound editorial judgement and understanding of core BBC values of impartiality, independence and accuracy.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the varying needs and interests of audiences in Africa or Asia.

  • Significant Experience of having worked in media and/or development in Africa or Asia.
  • Demonstrable experience of raising funds for projects and/or programmes of activity and of managing budgets.

  • Developed understanding of quality programme-making and the use of media for development, particularly as it pertains to the World Service Trusts thematic areas.

  • Ability to work on own initiative and to organise time effectively within a range of often conflicting deadlines.

  • Capacity to juggle competing priorities and a busy programme of work while working to an agreed strategy.

  • The ability to think strategically and analytically. The interpersonal skills to establish confident and effective working relationships with BBC staff at a variety of levels, and with external agencies.

  • Proven experience of managing others in a successful and productive manner.

  • Ability to communicate well in English (spoken and written) and to negotiate tactfully and effectively.

  • 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 necessary.

    Creative Thinking: able to transform creative ideas into practical reality.

    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 behaviour change.

    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 situations.

    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 requirements

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    Projects Manager BBC World Service Trust, Addis Ababa

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