Business Development & Partnership Manager, El Kul
Job Title Business Development & Partnership Manager, El Kul
Reports to Editor, North Africa
Location Tunis, Tunisia
Contract Type Fixed term to end March 2022
Must have Right to work in Tunisia
Contract Local fixed term contract
Over the past four years, El Kul has developed into a reputable social media platform through support, mentorship and guidance from BBC Media Action. Now, El Kul is looking to transition into its own, independent entity, and we expect to see it operating independently from 2022. We are seeking a Business Manager to act as a representative of El Kul, identifying business opportunities and securing funding to support El Kul’s transition. The role will also involve managing resources, developing office systems and human resources. You will be working closely with the finance and project teams to manage budgets and ensure business strategies are being met. The goal will be to ensure the success of our El Kul’s activities to drive sustainable development and long-term success in attaining their future independence as an entity.
This role is specifically for the development of EL Kul which is a Libyan focused digital platform however the role will be based in BBC Media Action’s North Africa office in Tunis and will be offered on a local Tunisian contract basis in line with local labour law.
BBC Media Action has zero tolerance of all forms of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. All staff are required to undergo safeguarding training and maintain behaviour that is consistent with BBC Media Action’s code of conduct. Staff roles involving working with children or vulnerable adults may require a background check.
Design business strategies and plans that meet El Kul’s goals and that strive for its sustainable independence.
Lead El Kul’s planning, management of resourcing and budgeting activities. This will involve keeping our financial information up to date and working closely with the project and finance teams.
To lead the proposal development process for El Kul bringing in project and finance teams where necessary.
Responsible for all donor narrative and financial reports.
Working with the BBC Media Action Project Manager and wider BBC Media Action, to manage projects which have an El Kul element in them – ensuring all projects adhere to funder requirements and meet project objectives and guidelines.
Assess and identify new opportunities for El Kul’s growth in current and prospective markets.
Ensure that El Kul’s work is compliant with local laws and regulations.
Ensure that El Kul registration process and other required activities are completed in line with the El Kul business plan.
To be aware of HR, safeguarding, procurement, data protection and other BBC MA policies and guidelines and to ensure that projects activities are compliant with them.
Working with the El Kul Editor to be responsible for effective staff management within the team, providing guidance and support to the broader team on contractual issues, inductions, staff performance issues, appraisals and team structural changes.
Working with the El Kul Editor to have a key responsibility for ensuring team development, leading on the planning and delivery of staff training and development of competencies.
Are you the right candidate?
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:
Strong record in business development from international development donors.
Proven experience in business management and strategy development for a local NGO, CSO or organization.
Sound financial management and planning skills, with some experience in a financial/operations support environment
Experience in managing project budgets, including tracking and forecasting spending
Experience producing and checking contracts and other legal documentation
Experience in conducting or overseeing recruitment
Strong IT skills, particularly in using Microsoft Excel (advanced level)
Strong administration, planning, project management and co-ordination skills
Team player with excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to engage appropriately with others.
Excellent written and fluent spoken English/Arabic. French desired
Ability to plan and conduct work with minimal supervision.
Proven knowledge of the Libyan context.
Substantial marketing and communication skills.
Familiar with the Libyan social media landscape and how media development can engage audiences.
“If you are interested, please send your Resume and Cover Letter (both in English) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Midnight Wednesday the 5th February 2020, with reference: “Business Development & Partnership Manager – BBC Media Action” .
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