BBC News Group is entering a period of significant change with numerous projects and change programmes running simultaneously. In the international bureaux, the focus is on building BBC audiences and users towards the 500 million target and the integration of News teams, with more shared resources and technology, new ways of working to support digital output and new management support structures to drive efficiency, especially in the ‘back office’
You will report in first instance to the International Hub Bureau Manager for the day-to-day running of the BBC Nairobi Bureau’s administration. You will support administrative affairs for all parts of BBC News group in Kenya.
In doing so, your will have to work with the IB teams, as well as local suppliers where necessary. You will be supporting the administration of strategic initiatives, and best practice in the BBC Nairobi bureau and BBC Monitoring office in Karen and will work closely with the International Hub Bureau Manager and the Editors, East Africa in Kenya, providing proactive support for planning and deployment decisions, as well as providing purchasing assistance. You will also have support from and close contact with the International Manager responsible for the Africa & Middle East region.
Within the context above, the International Bureau Administration Assistant will be responsible for timely and effective day-to-day co-operation between the Nairobi Bureau and BBC Monitoring office and the relevant authorities in Kenya, ensuring best practice in the BBC’s compliance with local regulations governing such areas as, media and employment law.
The Ideal Candidate
You will have the ability to prioritise, to use initiative and to work effectively under pressure without close supervision. An effective communicator with a range of people and at all levels of the BBC. You will be good at planning and organising skills and ensure you can meet deadlines, often under pressure. You will come with the practical knowledge and skills in using a range of packages, including Word and Excel. You will have experience of producing timely and accurate information and reports including the ability to work with attention to detail and accuracy. Experience of and ability to work flexibly and pragmatically in an operational environment.
You will have a lively interest in the broadcast news, online news and wider media environment and appreciation of the particular demands it may place on administrative work.
Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili is essential.
Job Title: International Bureau Administration Assistant
Base: Nairobi Bureau
Start Date: Early April 2017
Reports to: International Hub Bureau Manager
Hours: 40 hours (including lunch hours)
How to Apply
Interested and qualified? Go to career website on careerssearch.bbc.co.uk to apply