Jobs vacancy at BBC Media Action in Kenya 2013

Job Title: Humanitarian Lead

BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, BBC Media Action partners with civil society, local media and governments to:

Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and engage audiences around key development and humanitarian issues.
Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing organisation with programmes in both Kenya and Somalia. We seek experienced professionals to fill the following core roles.

Working with a wide range of figures within the humanitarian relief and media communities, the Humanitarian Lead will develop and drive BBC Media Action’s preparedness and response strategy for humanitarian crises in Kenya and Somalia. The successful candidate will inform, develop and, in some cases, execute training and provide consultation to humanitarian actors with respect to communications for beneficiary populations, and the use of a variety of media formats, inc radio and mobile telephony. The role will also lead on developing communications in local languages for programming during the acute phase of an emergency.

Required Skills and Experience:

At least five years experience with an INGO in a similar role, ideally with specialisation in humanitarian communications and relevant higher education qualifications.
Strong interpersonal skills, a capacity to engage with diverse internal and external stakeholders and an aptitude for creating connections across teams.
Strong project management, time management and leadership skills.
Experience developing and delivering training plans with an emphasis on interactive learning.
Strong writing skills and proven capacity to provide clear written analysis on relevant issues.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 1st February 2013

How to Apply:
Candidates must be Kenyan citizens. Candidates who meet the specifications should submit a covering letter and CV in one document to Please note that applications which do not include both the covering letter and CV in one
document will not be considered.

This is a re-advertisement and earlier applicants should not reapply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 1st Feb 2013

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