Democratic Republic of the Congo: Media Business Advisor

Internews

About the organization

Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.

Internews provides communities the resources to produce local news and information with integrity and independence. With global expertise and reach, Internews trains both media professionals and citizen journalists, introduces innovative media solutions, increases coverage of vital issues and helps establish policies needed for open access to information. Internews programs create platforms for dialogue and enable informed debate, which bring about social and economic progress. Internews’ commitment to research and evaluation creates effective and sustainable programs, even in the most challenging environments.

Duties

Under the supervision of Internews' Senior Journalism Advisor, the Media Business Advisor will oversee developing strategies and implementing activities aimed at strengthening the sustainability of Congolese media outlets. They will train and support Congolese media managers on financial management, marketing, and organizational development to improve management structures, revenue collection and financial independence of partner media outlets.

This position requires strong technical knowledge and skills in the areas of media management, organizational development, planning and strategy, finance and administration.

For more, please visit our Careers page https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=1244

Qualifications

Academic qualification in management or related field, MBA or related degree preferred;
Professional training experience in organizational development an asset;
At least 5 years of experience in media business management or supporting the strengthening of media business models, including radio and online media, in Sub-Saharan Africa;
Extensive experience in strategic business management, organizational capacity development (finance, administration, marketing, organizational governance);
Extensive experience in strategic market analysis;
Good knowledge of online audience monetization tools;
Experience organizing and conducting training sessions;
Previous experience working on programs funded by international donors (preferably USAID);
Fluency in French and English an asset;
Ability to motivate, coach and manage individuals from a large range of backgrounds and expertise;
Excellent analytical, training, oral and written communication skills;
Excellent teamwork skills;
Strong IT skills, working knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint essential.

Application instructions

To apply, please visit our Careers page: https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=1244

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