Program Associate

  MOBY Group
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1992
Date Posted:Apr 5, 2017
Closing Date:Apr 29, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Media
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90

About MOBY Group:


Founded in 2003 MOBY GROUP operates in South & Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Headquartered in Dubai, the group employs over 1,200 individuals across 16 businesses. MOBY has been widely recognized for its role in bringing news and entertainment to underserved populations. It serves over 300 million people through its activities in broadcasting, digital & online, production, strategic communications, publishing, music, sports and research. MOBY’s local-language content in English, Farsi, Pashto, Hindi, Arabic and Amharic spans a range of genres including dramas, reality television, lifestyle and music shows, sports, news & current affairs and children’s programs. For more information please visit our website

Job Summary:

Program Associate will focus on assisting Program Managers in all aspects of programs, planning and coordinating with production and creative teams for the effective, quality and timely implementation of programs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

 Develop strategic, innovative solutions to client briefs in an fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
 Support the design and implementation of work plans, timelines, risk assessments, budget reports, etc.
 Coordinate and marshal internal and external resources to drive results on time and on budget
 Support business development through sourcing opportunities and developing communications strategies, creative approaches, budgets, results frameworks, and monitoring and evaluation methodologies
 Liaise with Lapis strategy, creative, media, and research verticals towards strong program alignment
 Raise Lapis/MOBY’s profile by contributing to articles, white papers, and online content

Job Requirement:

 B.A. and strong academic record required, preferably in a related field
 1-3 years of relevant work experience required
 Written and spoken English and Dari proficiency strongly preferred
 Written and spoken Pashto an asset
 Enterprising, business-savvy self-starter constantly seeking to add value
 Strong intellectual curiosity, with balanced strategic thinking and analytical prowess
 Strong ability to manage multiple detailed projects in a fast-paced, high-stakes environment
 Excellent relationship-building skills across cultures, both remotely and in person
 Exceptional written and oral communications skills
 Deep enthusiasm for developing innovative and realistic approaches to multifaceted challenges
 Commitment to and passion for positive change through the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia
 Excellent MS Office, including Excel
 Strong working understanding of the sociopolitical landscape in Afghanistan preferred
 Strong understanding of donor and global funding environment preferred
 Robust sense of humor and humility required

Ability to work well in a team

Professionalism and maturity

Can-do positive attitude

Ability to take initiative and be proactive

Good verbal and written communication in English and Dari/Pashto

Excellent planning and organization skills, including effective time management

Problem solving skills and analytical thinking ability

Flexibility in order to meet deadlines and goals

Commitment to the job

Familiarity with political and social context of Afghanistan

Computer literate, especially in MSWord, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel.

Excellent ability to build strong relationships

Cross cultural empathy

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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