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Job Title: Research Coordinator, Tanzania
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Special Requirements: Right to work in Tanzania
Reports to: Research Manager, Tanzania
Contract: 24 months (with possible extension)
Salary: Highly competitive within Tanzanian, NGO market rates
Closing date: by 5pm on Monday 3rd February 2020
BBC Media Action
BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development organisation, uses the power of media and communication to inform, connect and empower people around the world, helping them to shape their own lives. BBC Media Action is independent from the BBC, but shares the BBC’s fundamental values and has partnerships with the BBC World Service and national broadcasters that reach millions of people in developing countries.
Overview of the role
BBCMedia Action is seeking a Research Coordinator to support the efficient delivery of research projects in the next 24 months. While the role will involve working on multiple projects, the main piece of work will fall under the Niambie 2 project, which aims at empowering young women including girls and young men to make their own decisions regarding their social, economic and political rights across Tanzania. The Niambie 2 project is currently in an inception phase, during which research is being carried out to lay solid foundations for four further years of mass media programming.
The Research Coordinator will be tasked with maintaining agreed workplans and logistical and procurement management of all research activities carried out by staff, freelancers and vendors on Niambie 2 and other projects in the BBC Media Action portfolio. The Research Coordinator will be expected to work flexibly across a range of projects and research methodologies in line with business needs, irrespective of their own area of specialism. As a member of a global team of research and communications practitioners, the Coordinator will also have the opportunity to contribute to the Research & Learning Group’s work on the synthesis and analysis of research findings.
Main duties & responsibilities:
Research Management Support
Research Delivery Oversight
Research Strategy Development
Skills, knowledge and experience requirements:
Both academic and professional experience in managing research teams and outputs, with a track record of delivering research findings to deadline.
An understanding of communication strategies, media production and/or media-for-development approaches.
Familiarity with media communications research approaches and methodologies (advertising and/or brands and/or marketing).
Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English by email to: [email protected]
Please include the title of the position applied for in the subject line and send by 5pm on Monday 3rd February 2020. Only applicants with separate cover letters will be considered.
Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate cover letter will not be considered. These are local posts applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania and national terms and conditions will apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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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