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Country: Somalia
Organization: BBC Media Action
Closing date: 25 Jul 2020


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BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity. We use the power of media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights. Our aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the world. We work in partnership with broadcasters, governments, non-governmental organizations and donors to share reliable, timely and useful information.

We seek to recruit the following position for a new COVID 19 project, designed to contribute to combat the spread of the new coronavirus which causes the COVID 19. The successful candidate will be based in our office in Hargeisa and travel around Somaliland and Somalia as required.

The role will be offered 11 months contract.

The role may involve working with vulnerable adults. For the successful candidate, mandatory training will be provided on BBC Media Action’s safeguarding policy and staff code of conduct. A police background check may form part of the recruitment process. BBC Media Action operates a zero-tolerance policy concerning all forms of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people.

Title: Audio/video content Producer

Reports to: Deputy Country Director

Based: Hargeisa, Somalia

Job Purpose

The function of this role is to lead all aspects of audio/video production for BBC Media Action’s COVID 19 project. Working with the project team on every stage of the production process including research and pre-production, audio/video recording and post-production. S/he will be responsible for producing high-quality audio/video public service announcements (PSAs) in Somali focusing on the new coronavirus and COVID 19. S/he will work within the project team to ensure that outputs are delivered on time, to budget and in accordance with BBC Media Action’s high creative standards and editorial requirements.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Script, storyboard, budget, allocate resources, set deadlines and select optimal PSA ideas for projects collaborate closely with BBC Media Action colleagues in these processes
  • Work closely with BBC Media Action’s researchers to understand the audience’s knowledge, attitudes and practices and use this data to plan suitable media content
  • Work independently, as well as part of a team, to establish project deliverables
  • Collaborate closely with other producers and freelancers to create high-quality audio /video contents.
  • Create and develop multimedia (audio/video) content on COVID 19, in line with BBC Media Action guidelines

· Use audio, video, lighting and mixing equipment with to produce high quality audio and video PSAs

  • Plan video shoots; scout, select and reserve shoot locations
  • Develop production schedules
  • Reserve and book recording equipment
  • Record and edit video and sound projects, including selecting PSA format for final output, capturing/importing media, organizing raw media, editing footage and sound files, creating and inserting static and motion graphics, titling, adding music/voice-over/sfx, statements and archiving project media
  • Manage video library
  • Analyse social media analytics and develop new content accordingly

· Work closely with the project team to ensure the project is meeting donor requirements and relevant reporting information is being systematically captured. Ensure all media outputs to align with project objectives

· Work closely with audio technician to make sure output is editorially and technically well prepared, recorded and edited and support exercising editorial judgment in close collaboration with the Deputy Country Director

· Appreciate the importance of safeguarding and comply with all BBC Media Action’s safeguarding procedures

· Work with BBC Media Action’s finance and administration team to ensure proper accounting and follow all finance procedures

· Comply with BBC Media Action’s risk assessment processes

· Willingness and ability to travel within Somaliland and Somalia

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

· Fluent in Somali and English

· Strong track record in producing high quality audio and video programmes in the studio and on location

· Significant recent experience as audio video Producer or Journalist with a good knowledge of production techniques in the context of Somalia

· Higher education in a relevant field, such as journalism, development communications, etc

· Strong understanding of and commitment to issues of health

· Effective planning and organising skills, ability to concentrate on several areas of work at one time, prioritising, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities

· The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure to meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances

· An understanding of health and safety procedures and how they apply to broadcasting

· Good computer skills with knowledge of professional sound/video editing software and an excellent use of a range of video, audio/video and digital equipment

Relevant competencies

· Planning and Organising skills-Ability to plan, organise and manage several things simultaneously

· Achievement-Have the necessary determination and tenacity to complete high-quality work, overcoming obstacles caused by conflicting priorities, lack of resources or difficult or demanding situation or under consistent high pressure

· Analytical Thinking-Ability to prioritise and take important timely and quality judgement/decisions based on an assessment of the impact and implications of the likely outcomes

· Flexibility-Ability to adapt to and work with a variety of situations, individuals and groups, as well as willingness to learn/improve own skills, plan, take initiative and organize work independently

· Entrepreneurship-Ability to formulate new ideas or to adapt or use existing ideas in a new or unexpected way to solve problems, thereby increasing effectiveness of our work

· Self-Awareness-Have an understanding of own strengths, limitations, emotions, etc and how it impacts on others

· Teamwork-Ability to establish harmonious work-relationships with colleagues in a multicultural environment

· Communication-Ability to present, discuss and explain coherently and logically in Somali and English both in writing and verbally

How to apply:

To apply for any of this job

Submit your CV and a covering letter by email to info@so.bbcmediaaction.org not later than 10 PM of 25th July 2020

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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