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Operations Manager, BBC Abuja at BBC

International News is at the heart of the BBC. BBC News Group employs approximately 800 staff in 98 international bureaux. It provides multimedia services to a global weekly audience of over 239 million in English and 27 languages around the clock, every day of the year. The bureaux react to breaking news, provide news updates and analysis and produce live programme output. In a highly competitive market, delivering to both UK Licence Fee payers and commercial partners, BBC News services must be reliable and consistent.

Key Responsibility

The Operations Manager will provide efficient functioning of the office (administration, particularly staffing, basic finances and other aspects that may be required for the smooth day-to-day operation), and to give reliable support to the editorial activity of the BBC Abuja Bureau by supervising these areas for all divisions, in compliance with the strategic priorities of all parts of the business. In addition the Operations Manager will support HR operational and administration issues across all of the BBC’s operations in Nigeria.

You will be responsible for financial control, the administration of strategic initiatives, and best practice in the BBC Abuja Bureau and you will assist correspondents and other bureau staff in the logistical management of coverage, with a view to making it as cost effective and safe as possible.

Please see the job description for a more detailed overview of this role.

The Ideal Candidate

The chosen candidate will be fluent in spoken and written English, they will have strong experience of supporting and delivering strategic objectives, sound book keeping experience, thorough knowledge of local media, labour and safety legislation and strong personal skills; having the confidence to communicate with people at all levels and from different backgrounds.

The successful candidate will have had experience of stakeholder and crisis management and demonstrated experience of introducing new, flexible and efficient working practices.

A lively interest in the broadcast and digital news and the wider media environment and appreciation of the particular demands it may place on administrative work is essential alongside a good knowledge of the West Africa media scene and future trends; sensitivity to and awareness of the role of international broadcasters in Nigeria.

Package Description

Local terms and conditions

7 month attachment/fixed term contract [Non-renewable – Maternity Leave Cover]

Open to ECOWAS nationals only

Please be aware that this role requires occasional travel both across Nigeria, West Africa and beyond as required.

Interviews will take place on or around 30 June 2017 in Abuja and the successful applicant will need to be available to start on Monday 3 July 2017.

About The Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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