Head of Operations, Admin and HR at BBC Media Action

BBC Media Action was founded in 1999 by the BBC as its international development charity. We apply the editorial standards of the BBC, build on its values and often work closely with the BBC World Service and other BBC departments. However, we are legally and financially independent and work to a distinct mission. Originally known as BBC World Service Trust we changed our name to BBC Media Action in December 2011.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Head of Operations, Admin and HRLocation: Abuja, Nigeria Department: Operations, Admin and HRReports to: Country DirectorStart Date:  ImmediateType of Contract: Fixed TermJob PurposeWe require a dynamic manager with extensive experience, a highly developed understanding of media and development, and excellent management skills to lead our Operations, Admin and HR department.This is a senior management team role, reporting directly to the Country Director, responsible for the effective functioning of BBC Media Action’s operations, administrative affairs and human resources. This includes overseeing logistics, IT, business and government relationships, staffing and other aspects that may be required for the day-to-day operation of the office and to support the activities of other departments.The Head of Operations, Admin and HR will also be responsible for office and staff security, health and safety, and will work with the Country Director to ensure our activities are carried out in line with BBC’s health and safety protocols.In addition, this post will be responsible for overseeing co-operation between BBC Media Action and the relevant authorities in Nigeria and ensuring best practice in the BBC’s compliance with local regulations.Main DutiesProvide leadership of the Operations, Admin and HR Department in the Nigeria office, with overall responsibilities for logistics, IT, security, health and safety, physical infrastructure, equipment, business and government relationships, and compliance with all local regulations.Supervise a team of managers, administrative staff, IT staff, transport officers, HR staff and office assistants and arrange their job responsibilities to ensure efficient functioning of the office in all areas in charge.Take a holistic view and work across all other departments of BBC Media Action in Nigeria to ensure they get the necessary logistic, technical and HR support needed to effectively carry out their work.Oversee the security of the office, staff and property and ensure our activities are carried out in line with BBC’s health and safety protocols, including risk assessments for all travel.Take responsibility for overseeing the maintenance of office vehicles, equipment and property, and for ensuring appropriate health and safety gadgets are in place in the office.Advise and support the Country Director and other senior staff to manage risk related to all aspects of our work.Supervise the HR team to ensure that staff recruitments comply with BBC rules and local regulations, and that proper HR records and paperwork are kept on file.Ensure that our agreements with suppliers and contractors are compliant with local regulations and BBC standards, meet the needs of our work, and provide good value for money.Build and maintain relationships with relevant government bodies in line with local requirements and BBC standards and protocols.Support professional development of all staff, including strengthening capacity, building skills and delegating authority to support professional growth.Participate actively in BBC Media Action Nigeria’s country senior management team and encourage maximum collaboration across all departments to help ensure our work in Nigeria achieves its intended impact. 

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