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Production Coordinator, Tanzania

05.09.2013 · Posted in Jobs in African Countries

Reports to: Senior Production Manager
Contract duration: 12 months (with possible extension)
Salary: Highly competitive within Tanzanian NGO market rates
Job purpose
The Production Coordinator will be responsible for acting as a conduit between the production department and the finance and administration teams. The postholder will provide logistical support for all radio, television and digital media production within BBC Media Action’s operations in Tanzania, including drama and discussion programmes.
S/he will support the Senior Production Manager in retaining an oversight and technical leadership role for all broadcast outputs, ensuring systems are in place to support all aspects of production, as well as every stage of the project from project design to start up, pre-production, production and post-production.
Main duties
Scheduling and coordinating local and national shoots
Maintaining episode planners and shoot lists
Meeting and maintaining production deadlines.
Sourcing and managing locations for filming/ recording and release forms.
Identifying and organising talent release forms where necessary.
Managing production contracts and travel arrangements including flights, accommodation, per diems, car hire, meal requirements and itineraries for crew and cast
Organising script templates and story research for presenters.
Picking up and delivering of equipment and or props to shoots.
Managing and organising carnets for international shoot
Support production teams to manage production budgets effectively, and to report to the Country Director and Senior Projects Manager to ensure appropriate financial management, monitoring and reporting;
Support Senior Production Manager and Senior Producers to manage risk related to production
Along with Senior Production Manager and Senior Producers, ensure that BBC Health and Safety guidelines are observed on all productions, staff are trained and briefed to manage risk in a highly challenging environment and support is provided to others to take appropriate measures to minimize exposure to perceived risks
Academic qualifications, knowledge and technical skills
Two to three years experience in radio and/or TV production; experience in digital media a plus but not essential
Considerable production budget management experience with proven experience of successful project management against tight deadlines
Experience of setting up systems for managing production resources
Excellent interpersonal leadership skills. Experience of leading and managing talent and production teams, as well as managing diverse teams
Knowledge of BBC editorial values, aims and objectives, and an ability to apply these to media development projects. Ability to demonstrate strong editorial judgement
Excellent communication skills in English and Kiswahili (verbal and written)
Key competencies
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.
• Managing relationships and team work: able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team. Values individual’s differences and demonstrates a commitment to knowledge sharing and informal learning, for the benefit of the team.
• Strategic thinking: Able to identify a vision and create plans for implementation of that vision to meet the end goal. Evaluates situations, decisions, and issues in the short, medium and long-term
• Leadership: Ability to inspire others to realize an identified vision.
• Analytical thinking: Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks for problem solving and/or development.
• Change management: Able to understand and anticipate the need for change and to build frameworks for planning and managing the continuous process of change
• Planning and organization: Able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others; planning of activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements
Application instructions: Candidates should send their CV and a covering letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English with the name of the position applied for in the subject line.
Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate covering letter will not be considered. Please only apply if you meet the basic criteria under the person specification. This is a local post applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and only if a donor application is successful.
Please note that the availability of this position is dependent on the success of an application to a donor.
Application deadline: Friday 14 June 2013

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