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Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Job Vacancies at BBC Media Action Tanzania, 2022
BBC Media Action Tanzania Jobs, 2022

BBC Media Action:
Media Action is the BBC’s international development organisation,
working in more than 20 countries and reaching more than 100 million
people a year. We support independent media and share trusted
information that protects health, bridges divides, challenges prejudice,
and saves and changes lives. We follow the editorial standards and
values of the BBC, but we rely on donor funding to carry out our work.
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Project assistant, Tanzania
Job title:
Project assistant
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reports to:
Project manager
Duration: 8 months
Special requirements: The right to live and work in Tanzania. Fluent in English and Swahili with ability to write reports in both languages.

Job purpose:

project assistant will be expected to provide administrative
coordination support to the project team and staff at partner radio
stations with whom BBC Media Action is collaborating to deliver the
UNICEF-funded responsible parenting and family care (RPFC) project. The
project aims to improve communication between parents and children,
encourage greater male involvement in parenting and strengthen systems
for reporting child abuse or neglect at the community level.

successful candidate will be based in the BBC Media Action office in
Dar es Salaam with frequent travel to the project’s focal regions of
Mbeya, Iringa, Njombe, Songwe, Kigoma and Zanzibar.

Main duties:

  • Manage
    communication with all partner radio stations to ensure timely
    production and broadcast of project radio shows and provide reports to
    the project manager to measure the shows’ impact. Facilitate payment of
    production stipends to partner radio stations and ensure that relevant
    information has been submitted to the finance team to make payments on
  • Keep an accurate record of equipment issued to staff at partner stations and maintain communication on proper usage
  • Coordinate plans for training sessions and workshops in line with BBC Media Action procurement policies and procedures
  • Work
    closely with the operations team to ensure all project procurement is
    in line with BBC Media Action guidelines and donor requirements
  • Manage logistics for project activities, including visits by BBC Media Action staff, partners and donors
  • Maintain a database of project information and reports
  • Compile information for monthly reporting and donor reporting
  • Ensure documents and reports relating to radio production and training are stored appropriately on the office shared drive
  • Maintain regular contact with key staff at partner radio stations to ensure timely delivery of project and research information
  • Contribute to the preparation of activity budgets as requested by the project manager
  • Understand and comply with BBC Media Action’s Safeguarding Policy and the staff Code of Conduct
  • Participate in relevant mandatory training on safeguarding and respect at work
  • Report any safeguarding concerns immediately, either to the Country Director, or using the Whistleblowing Policy
  • Perform any other duties as maybe required

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Required skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Degree or diploma in a relevant field (such as project management, international development, social sciences)
  • Two years’ experience working with international donors
  • Fluency in English and Swahili
  • Good
    interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with
    BBC Media Action staff in country and the UK and other key stakeholders
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation
  • Conversant with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Willingness to take the initiative in identifying problems and suggesting and implementing solutions
  • An eye for detail and a concern for accuracy, together with the ability to keep sight of the broad picture
  • Ability to work to short deadlines.

Head of production
Job title:
Head of production
Location: Tanzania
Reports to: Senior project manager and editorial lead
Duration: 12 months (with possible extension)
Special requirements:
The right to live and work in Tanzania. Fluent in English and Swahili
with ability to write reports and scripts in these languages.

Job purpose:
The head of production will lead a young,
dynamic team of media producers to create editorially-sound, high
quality, digital and radio content. The successful candidate will take
on editorial and technical responsibility for the delivery of all BBC
Media Action content in Tanzania and will be expected to manage
production teams in producing content in line with the highest
production standards, BBC editorial guidelines and project objectives.

successful candidate will be expected to work on all BBC Media Action’s
current and upcoming projects in Tanzania and to ensure systems are in
place to support all aspects of production at every stage from design to
broadcast/publication. Working closely with the senior projects manager
and editorial lead, the head of production will also be responsible for
building the capacity of the production team on technical and editorial

The head of production will have strategic input into
organisational development as well as the development of new projects
and the expansion of the country office.



Main duties:

  • Take
    overall responsibility for the delivery of all broadcast outputs of BBC
    Media Action Tanzania, ensuring editorial integrity, quality,
    value-for-money and timeliness of all output.
  • Work with senior
    producers, the senior projects manager and editorial lead, the country
    director and the global editorial development team to resolve any
    editorial issues. Ensure production teams fully understand the BBC
    editorial guidelines and values.
  • Work closely with the project
    team to ensure that programmes meet project goals, the production team
    understands these goals and outreach activities link with broadcasts.
    Also work closely with the research team to ensure programmes reflect
    research findings and are effectively monitored and evaluated.
  • Creatively
    shape the concept of all new productions, or changes in productions,
    using knowledge of the local context to ensure outputs reflect the
    reality of life in Tanzania
  • Ensure complex themes such as
    gender, climate change, governance and youth are treated sensitively and
    creatively across all media outputs
  • Ensure BBC Media Action
    policies and codes of conduct are understood and implemented throughout
    the production process, with particular attention to the organisational
    Safeguarding Policy, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, and BBC
    Editorial Guidelines.
  • With support from central teams, ensure
    that BBC Health and Safety Guidelines are observed on all productions
    and that relevant staff are trained and briefed to manage risk
    effectively during production.

Staff management

  • Lead the production team, including the line management of specific members of the team
  • Ensure
    systems are in place for the effective operation of the team, including
    scheduling, workplans, 1:1s and appraisals, and editorial and
    performance review meetings
  • Build the management capacity of
    senior producers and production co-ordinators to enable them to carry
    out their management responsibilities effectively
  • Build the capacity of all production staff to deliver outstanding content.

Organisational management

  • Ensure
    systems are in place to manage production resources, including all
    production equipment, edit suites and production facilities
  • Oversee
    production budgets for all relevant projects and ensure that production
    complies with BBC Media Action’s finance and administration guidelines,
    as well as donor requirements – in particular that it provides
    excellent value-for-money and can be reported clearly and accurately
  • Support
    the country director, the senior projects manager and their teams, in
    writing production-related sections of reports for donors, colleagues
    and the public
  • Represent BBC Media Action with development partners, broadcast partners and other media stakeholders
  • Advocate
    the needs of broadcast teams to the senior management team and ensure
    office and project policies and procedures are relevant and workable to
    meet the needs of broadcast teams
  • Support the Country Director
    in taking strategic decisions about current and future operations, based
    on a solid understanding of the risks and opportunities in the
    media-development sector.

Safeguarding responsibilities 

  • Understand and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and the staff Code of Conduct.
  • Participate in relevant mandatory training on safeguarding and respect at work.
  • Report any safeguarding concerns immediately, either to the country director, or using the Whistleblowing Policy.


Required skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • At least seven years’ experience in radio production across a range of formats and media platforms
  • At least three years’ experience in an editorial leadership position
  • Demonstrable creative ability, with a proven track-record in designing, developing and making programmes
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and leadership skills and significant experience of
    leading and managing diverse talent and production teams
  • Experience of project planning with proven experience of successful project management against tight deadlines
  • Experience of setting up systems for managing production resources
  • Experience of developing written plans and reports for internal and external audiences
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in English and Swahili (verbal and written)
  • Experience of building and influencing high-level external relationships
  • Experience of designing or commissioning training and learning for production teams.


  • Experience of working in a developing-country media context, preferably in East Africa
  • Understanding of the principles of behaviour change communication
  • Experience of overseeing a multi-platform media production project
  • Understanding of BBC health and safety requirements and how these can be applied in developing country contexts
  • Knowledge of BBC editorial values, aims and objectives and an ability to apply these to media development projects.
Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter (in English, PDF or
Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability
for the role by email to: – please
include the title of the position applied for in the subject line and
send by by 5pm on 18 September 2022.

Only applicants with separate cover
letter will be considered. Please do not send certificates or other
attachments. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. BBC Media
Action is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.
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The role may involve working with groups of vulnerable children and
adults. For the successful candidate, mandatory training will be
provided on BBC Media Action’s safeguarding policy and staff code of
conduct. A police background check may form part of the recruitment
process. BBC Media Action operates a zero-tolerance policy concerning
all forms of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people.

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