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Vacancy Announcement Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation-Slbc
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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

SIERRA LEONE BROADCASTING CORPORATION-SLBC

 

The Parliament of Sierra Leone in September, 2009 passed the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation Act 2009 thereby establishing the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation as the first legally independent national broadcaster in Sierra Leone charged with the responsibility of providing information, education, entertainment and above all reflect all shades of opinion throughout Sierra Leone.

Part IV Subsections 15(1,2&3) respectively of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation Act 2009 have created (statutorily) the recruitment of other staff to fill in key vacancies in the Corporation.

The Board of Trustees and the Transitional Management Team of the SLBC is seeking competent and suitable Sierra Leoneans (Domestic or in the Diaspora) to fill in these vacancies:


POSITION
: DIRECTOR OF COMMERCIAL SERVICES

SALARY: ATTRACTIVE

 

Job Description for Director of Commercial Services


The Director of Commercial Services is part of the management team at SLBC. He / She supervises staff within the Commercial Directorate which is responsible among other things, for radio, television and news letters.  The position is a very viable one for the corporation and involves a high degree of collaboration  with staff and the general public.

Responsibilities:


Business Development


- He /She will undertake feasibility studies for new areas of business and continuous evaluation of existing business.

- Ensure that enough revenue is generated through radio and television advertisements and other company operated outlets.

- In liaison with the director of finance and administration, ensure that all business is covered by prompt collection of proceeds.


Sales Promotion and Advertising


- He / She will be responsible for organising appropriate sales /marketing  promotion  strategies and advertising campaign to meet the short, medium and long-term marketing targets of the corporation in the face of competition.

- In consultation with other functions within the corporation, negotiates in close liaison with the director of finance and administration the best terms for customers

- As the focal point for the marketing of the corporation, will be responsible for taking marketing decisions that will ensure maximum profitability at minimum cost for total quality customer service


Qualifications and experience:


- The suitable candidate must be a holder of a masters degree or equivalent professional qualification in any of the following disciplines:-  Business Administration, Marketing or Mass Communication.

- Must have business acumen

- Strong written and verbal communication skills

- Good people management skills, dedication to work  and strong emphasis on character and integrity


Metho
d of Application:

 

- Application including photocopies of degrees, diplomas and/or certificates with detailed curriculum vitae accompanied with three (3) referees and clearly marked on the envelope Application for the post of Director of Commercial Services should be addressed to:

The Secretary


SLBC Transitional Management Team (TMT)

Ministry of Information and Communication

8th Floor, Youyi Building

Freetown


All applications must reach the TMT Secretariat by close of business 17th February, 2010.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


  

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

SIERRA LEONE BROADCASTING CORPORATION-SLBC

The Parliament of Sierra Leone in September, 2009 passed the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation Act 2009 thereby establishing the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation as the first legally independent national broadcaster in Sierra Leone charged with the responsibility of providing information, education, entertainment and above all reflect all shades of opinion throughout Sierra Leone.


Part IV Subsections 13(1) and 14(1) respectively of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation Act 2009 have created (statutorily) the positions of Director General and Deputy Director General.

The Board of Trustees and the Transitional Management Team of the SLBC is seeking competent and suitable Sierra Leoneans (Domestic or in the Diaspora) to fill in these vacancies:

 

POSITION: DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL  SLBC

REPORTING TO: The Director General

DURATION: 4 Years


The Director General is in charge of implementing the mission and strategy of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation which is to deliver independent public service broadcasting to the people.  The Deputy Director General shall be the adviser to the Chief Executive Officer (the Director General) of the corporation and shall be responsible to the Board of Trustees for the day to day management of the corporation.


The Executive Office is the driving force of the Corporations activities. Apart from managing the day-to-day operations; it has to plan well ahead and be aware of the activities and initiatives undertaken by competitors as well as set priorities which must be constantly updated.


As an entity that leads the creative process, the Office must be acutely attuned to public needs and expectations. It must maintain and upgrade production standards, recruit the best talents, develop new programme formats, and strive to lead in a competitive environment.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES


Serve as assistant to the Chief Executive Officer responsible for all functions of the broadcaster including the preparation of the budget

Be the deputy Editor-in-chief with final authority over all programming matters in accordance with the Code of Practice as enacted by the IMC and the Code of Broadcasting Practice to be developed by SLBC in consultation with the Board of Trustees Should Act in accordance with the SLBC Act 2009 Represent the broadcaster on all legal issues as well as forums in the absence of the Director General Assist the Director General in the day- to-day management of the operations of the broadcaster Deliver services in line with priorities and policies set by the Board of Trustees Assist the Director General to develop a programming policy and schedule, produce and ensure the programmes produced by the Corporation satisfy the broadcasters public service remit Exercise full responsibility for programme content and editorial policy in line with legal and regulatory obligations

Develop internal editorial guidelines according to the Code of Broadcasting Practice to assist journalists and programme-makers in complying with editorial requirements  Assist the Director General prepare budgets and undertake robust financial and accounting measures and in a manner that engenders accountability and transparency

 

Recommend to the Director General the appointment and dismissal of staff subject to the approval of the Board and manage all human resources matters in accordance with the Corporations administrative procedures Perform other functions as required by the Director General and the Board of Trustees

 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES


Candidates must be of recognized professional accomplishment and personal integrity.

At least ten or more years of experience in broadcast management;

Strong managerial skills and excellent leadership skills;

Good financial management and budgeting skills.

- Good human resources management skills;

- Strong communication and public relations skills

 

DESIREABLE EDUCATION

 

University degree in media management or relevant subject.

A Masters Degree in media management or related subjects would be desirable but not required

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:


- High level of personal integrity

- Demonstrated leadership ability

- Demonstrated commitment

- Excellent communication skills: verbal and written

- Accommodating of differences

- Flexible

 

AGE REQUIREMENT


Candidates must be between 35-60 years of age

 

ATTRACTIVE REMUNERATION

FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

 

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ALL APPLICATION IS: 17TH FEBRUARY, 2010


All applications should be forwarded to:

THE SECRETARY

SLBC TRANSITIONAL MANAGEMENT TEAM

C/O MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION

8TH FLOOR, YOUYI BUILDING

BROOKFIELDS

FREETOWN

TEL: +232 76846753/ 30200637


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