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Country: South Sudan
Organization: BBC Media Action
Closing date: 9 Nov 2021

BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses media and communications to help reduce poverty, address development goals, and support people to understand their rights. We do this through partnering with media, civil society 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 of local media organisations in the countries in which we work.

BBC Media Action delivers a portfolio of projects in South Sudan. It seeks to expand this portfolio of work, but also to ensure that existing projects are delivered on time, on budget, to the highest standards and in accordance with BBC editorial values as well as Media Action methodologies.

This exciting and influential role will be responsible for the overall management and delivery of a range of development projects which use the power of media to tackle issues of health, resilience and governance. The Senior Projects Manager will oversee a diverse, multidisciplinary team to ensure the agreed targets and objectives are met; and will ensure the quality and cohesion of project outputs. Maintaining relationships with donors and ensuring accurate and timely financial and narrative donor reporting will be a key part of the role, as will identifying further funding opportunities related to meeting development priorities in South Sudan and taking the lead on writing successful proposals.

The Senior Projects Manager will be responsible for overseeing the overall delivery and budget management of projects, and for reporting on progress to the Country Director, partners and donors. Upon request of the Country Director, the Senior Projects Manager will represent Media Action in country to key stakeholders and will ensure effective relationships and partnerships with a wide range of partners including broadcasters, NGOs, international development agencies and others.

Note that all of South Sudan is considered a High Risk location for security purposes. International staff are subject to movement restrictions including curfews. Staff need to possess high levels of personal resilience to thrive in this environment..
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How to apply:

For more details, and to apply, please visit the BBC Careers Hub:
https://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Senior-Project-Manager-BBC-Media-Action/56397

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