Senior Trainer 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.BBC Media Action is recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Senior TrainerLocation: Abuja, Nigeria (with regular travel around Nigeria)Department: Production & TrainingReports to: Head of Production and Training                              Type of Contract: Fixed TermDuration of Contract: 6 months (with possibility of extension) Job PurposeThis role requires a dynamic trainer or mentor with a background of leading teams in radio and/or TV production and experience developing the capacity of media professionals. Experience in digital media production is an advantage. The position will be based in Abuja, though the Senior Trainer may spend up to one month at a time away from base delivering training and mentoring activities for radio stations and other partners across Nigeria.The Senior Trainer will lead a team of Producer Trainers to train and support media professionals across Nigeria in a wide range of programme production skills with emphasis on digital media. Also, she/he will take overall responsibility for the design of training materials and methods of evaluation.The Senior Trainer will lead on offering on-going mentoring support to trainees when in Abuja. She/he will ensure coordination of activities with other members of the BBC Media Action training team.In addition to the above duties, the Senior Trainer will lead on coordinating the logistics and operational aspects of BBC Media Action’s training activities, with a particular emphasis on scheduling, proper deployment of training resources, and coordinating with other teams and departments to ensure training activities are carried out as planned. Main DutiesWith the guidance of the Head of Production and Training and other relevant department heads, take overall responsibility for detailed scheduling and planning of all BBC Media Action trainings. Manage staff time and schedules, think through operational and logistical issues, ensure proper deployment of training resources.Conduct training activities in Abuja and in other states across Nigeria, and take responsibility for leading the Training team as they conduct trainings.Work with relevant BBC Media Action departments to design creative, innovative approaches to training, including setting objectives for trainings, determining the appropriate content/theme of different sessions, and establishing criteria for evaluating training impact.Design and deliver trainings that meet the project’s development objectives and meet the needs of trainees. Develop work plans, facilitate training logistics, create training materials, and identify and document lessons learned from each training.Conduct training needs assessment of partner stations and help prioritize capacity building support.Design and deliver in-house training and refresher courses for colleagues at BBC Media Action as needed.Liaise and network with a range of partners, including partner station staff at senior and junior levels.Coordinate closely with other departments to guarantee that training plans are drawing on and informing other activities as appropriate and in compliance with all BBC Media Action policies and procedures.Travel regularly within Nigeria when necessary and - if required - at short notice.Perform any other duties that may be assigned.

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