African Media Initiative seeks Director of Communications & Knowledge Management, and more executive positions

The African Media Initiative (AMI) seeks to strengthen the media sector, from an owner and operator perspective, so that it can play its full role in promoting social development, economic growth and in empowering citizens to hold governments and other institutions to account.

AMI is incorporated in the Republic of Kenya as a non-profit, nongovernmental organization and enjoys the benefits of a Host Country Agreement with the Government. To strengthen its institutional building, AMI is looking to employ a Director of Communication & Knowledge management. The incumbent will report to the CEO.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for the overall coordination of AMI's content production destined to improve the knowledge and capacity of its members; organize and implement AMI's corporate communication towards its members, supporters, stakeholders and other civil society and government entities. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

•Identify and provide relevant content to help improve media owners' knowledge Conduct AMI and AMLF press relations Lead AMI, AMLF and associated project websites content management and act as liaison with websites contractor
•Prepare AMI materials and publications and ensure efficient distribution
•Coordinate AMLF and other events planning including C level seminars and media owners' voice leverage Participate actively in coordinating the process of defining the Leadership & Guiding Principles Code

The ideal candidate should possess a minimum of 10 years experience in a similar position in Africa working with media owners and operators from around the continent. The incumbent must have a strong Knowledge and experience in media development on the continent and a clear understanding of the challenges facing the industry. He/she must demonstrate a solid track record in delivering pilot projects in view to scale them.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit electronic applications, consisting of a letter of interest (two pages or fewer) and complete curriculum vitae, in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF

Format, to the following AMI email address by close of business on Wednesday, 1 June 2011: jobs@africanmediainitiative.org - please include "AMI Director of Communications & Knowledge Management Search" in the subject line.