Country Director Job at BBC MEDIA ACTION In Kabul Afghanistan

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  • Post Date : August 21, 2023
  • Apply Before : September 10, 2023
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 117285
  • Experience 2 Years
  • Gender Both
  • Degree Bachelor Degree
  • Province or State Kabul
  • Duration 2 year
  • Vacancy Number 0015/2023

Job Description


A compassionate and inspirational leader, you’ll bring substantial experience in the management, motivation and development of diverse teams of staff, including recruitment, management, discipline and professional development.

As important will be your ability to manage large-scale, donor-funded projects in complex and challenging contexts, preferably in fragile settings, with strong and proven ability to deliver high-quality projects to deadlines and within budget and highly developed skills in security and risk management.

Your ability to form and cultivate effective relationships and partnerships with a range of local and international stakeholders and partners at all levels, including at the highest levels of government and media, will be key to your success. You will be able to manage effective teamwork between partners and stakeholders, including those with differing agendas.

Experience developing and securing funding for international development or media projects will be critical, including the ability to develop new project ideas and present these persuasively to potential partners and funders, and write successful proposals.

Beyond these critical, core areas of skills and experience, you will also have:

  • Significant budget management experience, demonstrating effective use of resources and responsibility for large budgets.
  • Experience managing security planning, including overseeing processes to understand and minimize risks to staff, and ensuring security and safety training for staff.
  • Considerable experience of working in the media or development sector (preferably both) and demonstrable knowledge of the development and/or media context in Afghanistan.
  • Confident public speaker with experience of presentations to colleagues, donors and other stakeholders.
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills, including the ability to adapt, react and respond to crises, and to evaluate risk.
  • Experience working on own initiative and organising time effectively within a range of often conflicting deadlines and demands.
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to international development, including the use of media for developmental goals.

Ideally, you will also bring:

  • Experience working in Afghanistan, preferably including after August 2021.
  • Understanding of written and spoken Dari and/or Pashto.
  • Experience working in one or more of BBC Media Action’s key thematic areas: governance, media ecosystems, health (e.g. maternal and child health, nutrition, epidemic/pandemic response), mine action, humanitarian response.
  • Demonstrable editorial judgement skills and understanding of BBC editorial values, or demonstrable potential to acquire strong editorial skills in order to help make sensitive editorial judgements at a senior level.

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