Radio Training Manager

  BBC Media Action
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1618
Date Posted:Apr 27, 2017
Closing Date:May 12, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Media
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About BBC Media Action:


BBC Media Action BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, we partner with civil society, local media and governments to: strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity, and produce creative media outputs which inform and engage audiences around key development issues. Background: BBC Media Action has been working in Afghanistan for over 20 years, delivering media and communications projects on governance and health themes. We are in the start-up phase of a three-year project funded by Global Affairs Canada, ‘Her Voice, Her Rights’. The project will, through media, support women and girls to claim their rights and take part in public discourse. It involves capacity-strengthening of provincial radio stations and civil society organisations and will be delivered in partnership with a national media and a women’s empowerment organisation.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, the Radio Training Manager will be responsible for training and mentoring radio producers and other partners. The post holder will work with the research team to understand the training needs of partners. He or she will then develop a detailed training plan, working with colleagues in Afghanistan and the UK to use the insights from research into training needs, and expertise on best practice in building the capacity of media organisations. The Radio Training Manager will then implement that plan, using his or her own expertise and the skills of consultants. He or she will identify suitable consultants, and support and oversee their work in Kabul.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Work to the project plan to organize training workshops and sessions in Kabul and in regional and provincial locations.
2. Provide regular mentoring to radio station partners to ensure they can produce high-quality content which addresses the needs of women and girls and supports them to take part in dialogue and debate.
3. Travel regularly to all provinces of Afghanistan in which the project is working, subject to security advice from the Logistics and Security Manager (arrangements for travel may be discussed at interview).
4. Work with the Senior Project Manager to develop terms of reference for national and international training consultants.
5. Identify and assess training needs of partner organisation, in consultation with partner organization heads.
6. Devise an overall or individualized training and development plan that addresses needs and expectations for each partner.
7. Deploy a wide variety of training methods.
8. Monitor the training programme’s effectiveness and successes regularly, and report regularly on activities and impact.
9. Maintain a keen awareness of developments in radio production and training.
10. Resolve any specific problems and tailor programs as necessary.
11. Manage training and mentoring budget.
12. Other tasks or responsibilities, as directed by the Senior Project Manager

Job Requirement:

Key competencies
1. Creative Thinking - able to transform creative ideas into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions.
2. Managing relationships and team work: able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works cooperatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively. Values individual's differences and demonstrates a commitment to knowledge sharing and informal learning, for the benefit of the team.
3. Influencing and persuading. Influencing and persuading - able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behavior change.
4. Planning and Organisation: Able to think ahead 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.
5. Resilience: Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterized by commitment, motivation and energy.
6. Decision Making: Able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
1. An impressive track-record in an editorial role as a radio editor, producer or journalist
2. Proven experience of and enthusiasm for training and mentoring.
3. Experience of leading, managing and inspiring radio or TV production teams.
4. Demonstrable creative ability, with a proven track-record in coming up with innovative ideas for content
5. Familiarity with a wide range training methods (mentoring, coaching, on-the-job, in classroom training, e-learning, workshops, simulations etc.)
6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
7. Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively.
8. Strong report writing and record keeping ability.
9. Good computer and database skills, including experience of audio editing software and Microsoft Office.
11. Fluency in Dari, Pashto and English

Desirable skills and experience:

1. Previous experience of working in a training and mentoring role for an international organisation.
2. Familiarity with the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines
3. Experience using research and analysis to support development training and mentoring activities
4. A journalism or communications qualification.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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