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POSITION: DIRECTOR GENERAL (DG) OF NATIONAL BROADCASTER IN SIERRA LEONE
By SLBC
Feb 14, 2010, 01:16
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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 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: DIRECTOR GENERAL (DG) SLBC

REPORTING TO: Board of Trustees

DURATION: 4 Years (renewable for one term only)

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 Director General shall be the Chief Executive Officer 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 the Chief Executive Officer responsible for all functions of the broadcaster including the preparation of the budget

 

      Be the 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

 

            Manage all day-to-day operations of the broadcaster

 

            Deliver services in line with priorities and policies set by the Board of Trustees

 

 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

Prepare budgets and undertake robust financial and accounting measures and in a manner that engenders accountability and transparency

 

Appoint and dismiss staff with the approval of the Board, manage all human resources matters in accordance to the Corporations administrative procedures

 

           Develop and implement internal working practices and procedures

 

   Provide reports and other pertinent information as requested by 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: 22nd  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

OR

 

Send to the email address below:

recruitment.leone@gmail.com

 

 


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