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British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Recruiting

Date Posted: 01/Dec/2013
Deadline: 10/Dec/2013


Background BBC Media Action is the international development charity of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), working in over 25 countries across the world. BBC Media Action works in partnership with local media agencies, civil society organisations, and governments to achieve long term development goals. We produce creative media content to inform and engage audiences, and strengthen the media sector by building professional skills and technical capacity. The BBC Media Action is looking for interested/motivated candidates to join the Team as:

  1. Producer/Trainer - (Salary range from N250,000.00 gross per month)

The position is Abuja based with frequent travel. The contract duration is for one year with possibility of renewal subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance. The start date is February/March 2014 with a probation period of 3 months for each of the position.


This role requires a dynamic trainer or mentor with a background in radio production and experience developing the capacity of media professionals. The position will be based in Abuja, though may spend up to one month at a time away from base delivering training and mentoring activities for radio stations and other partners across Nigeria, with a particular focus on Kebbi state.

The position will play a principal role in the capacity building elements of a new project that focuses on improving media treatment of childhood illnesses. The successful candidate will train and support media professionals in a wide range of programme production skills and take responsibility for designing training materials and methods of evaluation. The candidate will offer on-going mentoring support to trainees when in S/he will ensure coordination of activities with other members of the BBC Media Action training team.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Under the guidance and direction of the Head of Training, conduct and coordinate training activities in Kebbi state for a new project on childhood illness. • Design and deliver trainings that meet the project’s development objectives and meet the highest BBC standards, including developing workplans, facilitating training logistics, creating training materials, and identifying and documenting lessons from project activities. • Coordinate closely with other departments to guarantee that training plans are drawing on, and informing, other activities as appropriate and in compliance with all BBC Media Action policies and procedures. • Travel regularly within Nigeria when necessary and - if required - at short notice. • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience required • Extensive production background at a senior level, preferably in the area of interactive radio/television, behaviour change communication spot production and Health related journalism. • Experience mentoring or training media professionals. • Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills, including the ability to enthuse trainees, give constructive feedback and facilitate learning in a focused and friendly atmosphere. • Proven ability to analyse and critically evaluate editorial content, identifying strengths and weaknesses in programme content and driving constant improvement in output. • A proven track record in the careful management of budgets. • Evidence of full conversance with the latest production-related technology.

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION • A good university degree in any related field but preferably in Mass Communication or Social Sciences. • A minimum of 2 years experience in training media practitioners on program production A minimum of 2 years experience in electronic media program production especially in development issues COMPETENCIES Editorial Judgment; Knowledge Sharing Planning and Organization; Managing relationships and team working; Resilience; Influencing and Persuading.

How to apply:


Interested candidates should please send in their application/cover letter with an introduction and capability statement stating capability for the job, a detailed curriculum vitae (word document please) with names and addresses of at least 2 professional referees (including their telepone, fax and email addresses) not later than 10 December 2013 to [email protected] with the position applied for clearly stated on the application cover letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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