BBC Media Action is looking for Assistant Projects Manager – North Africa

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BBC Media Action is looking for

Assistant Projects Manager, North Africa

Job purpose:
The Assistant Project Manager will play an important and proactive role in supporting the Project Management team who work to ensure our projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest standard possible in accordance with BBC editorial values. Tight deadlines are common. Attention to detail is vital, as well as a can-do attitude and extremely strong relationship management skills. This role supports our North Africa office working on Tunisia, Libya and Algeria projects.

Main Duties:
Provide support to country-based project teams by managing aspects of a portfolio of projects, as directed by Projects Manager.
Ensure that project outputs are achieved by effective management of resources and processes, monitoring schedules, and deadlines for project deliverables.
Support smooth running of project activities and coordinate with planning, schedules and documentation such as risk assessments as required.
Assist in the creation of analytical donor reports to meet deadlines.
Work closely with trainers, trainees and BBC Media Action staff to organise and coordinate project activities (including capacity-building and production activities) in line with agreed objectives.
Support in selecting trainees for projects where relevant and monitor their progress and support their learning.
Help coordinate monitoring and evaluation activities with the Research team, for example trainer and trainee evaluation of training and production.
Follow BBC safety requirements and instructions and support project /country office teams to comply with BBC Media Action procedures, such as health and safety guidelines, financial management procedures and procurement guidelines as required.
Contribute to the editorial quality and compliance of all programmes and materials produced, with support from in-country and London teams.
Support the assessment of future project needs and engage in discussions around work beyond current project.
Ad hoc English and Arabic and/or French translation tasks as required.
Be available to work in office or on location, and may be required sometimes to work long hours, on weekends or on public holidays.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience:
Evidence of supporting projects.
Excellent organisational and administrative skills to prioritise workloads, meet deadlines and respond flexibly to rapidly changing priorities.
Solid administrative skills and knowledge of computer packages (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
The ability to work independently and proactively.
Attention to detail and the ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure.
Good communication skills, the ability to deal confidently and effectively with staff at all levels, as well as external contacts, both in person and on the telephone.
Experience of working as part of a team and dealing with a wide range of people including donors, financial managers and consultants.
Experience of working in either media or development.
Knowledge and understanding of the varying needs and interests of audiences and beneficiaries in North Africa, particularly Tunisia, Algeria and Libya.
Knowledge of/ interest in media landscape in North Africa, particularly Tunisia, Algeria and Libya.
Strong communication skills including the ability to write well in English.
Fluent in English and also able to work in Arabic and/or French to a high standard.
Excellent attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal skills.

Experience living and working in North Africa or the Middle East, ideally in the development and/or media field.

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.  
Managing relationships  – Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team. Values individual’s differences and demonstrates a commitment to knowledge sharing and informal learning, for the benefit of the team.
Creative Leadership  – Ability to lead a diverse production team, identify and nurture talent, and inspire others to realize an identified vision.
Planning and Organization  – Able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others; planning of activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.
Developing Others  – Able to recognise 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.
Decision Making  – Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
Strategic thinking  – Able to identify a vision and create plans for implementation of that vision to meet the end goal. Evaluates situations, decisions, and issues in the short, medium and long-term
Analytical Thinking  – Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks for problem solving and/or development. Change Management  – Able to understand and anticipate the need for change and to build frameworks for planning and managing the continuous process of change.

To apply:
You should send your CV / resume and a cover letter in English which outlines your experience and suitability for the role (PDF or MS Word format) to with the title of the position in the subject line. Applications received after this date will be automatically rejected.
Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered. Please only apply if you meet the essential knowledge, skills and experience criteria. National terms and conditions will apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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