MDI Programme Manager Vacancy

Deadline: 8 August 2014

Location: EU or one of the Project countries

Salary: Dependent on Skills and Experience

Berber_Camel_Driver_MoroccoThe Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is looking for an experienced and professional Programme Manager to run its Regional Programme which covers Morocco, Algeria, Mali, Libya and Mauritania. The Programme Manager is expected to oversee and implement all elements of MDI’s programme ‘‘Inclusive Voices for Conflict Prevention and Democracy Building in North Africa: bringing the voices of the Sahara into the public sphere”. The main goal of the programme is to set up and run an online news/feature agency with citizen journalists based in the Saharan region.

The successful candidate must have an in-depth understanding and commitment to inclusion and human rights, as well as excellent contacts in both the media and civil society in the programme countries.

MDI Programme Manager will coordinate with UK and local programme staff and local partner organisations, in accordance with programme plans and budgets. In addition, the Programme Manager will act as an ambassador for MDI in programme countries, as well as regionally, representing MDI at events and during fundraising opportunities.

Applicants should be:

  • highly organised and able to manage a heavy, diverse workload
  • speak fluent French and English (a knowledge of Arabic is desirable)
  • be proficient in report writing
  • have excellent communication and leadership skills
  • have the ability to work well with colleagues from different cultures and backgrounds

The duration of the project is 23 months, with a potential for extension depending on funding. See the full job description here.

Interested candidates should contact for further information on how to apply. Deadline for applications is the end of the working day on 8th August 2014.

Interviews will take place in the second week of August for those shortlisted.

References are essential.