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JOB VACANCY-Finance Officer

BBC Media Action is the international development charity of the BBC, using media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in claiming their rights. Our aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the world. 

BBC Media Action has been operating in Sierra Leone since 2007. It implements projects addressing a range of themes, including media development, girls’ education and empowerment, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. BBC Media Action produces creative programmes in multiple formats – such as radio and social media – that inform and engage audiences around key development issues. It also seeks to strengthen the media sector through capacity building partnerships, working with over 60 radio stations across the country as broadcast and/or capacity strengthening partners. 

BBC Media Action is seeking an experienced and committed Finance officer responsible for the preparation of financial reporting and ensuring financial policy and procedures are known and understood by all staff and support non-finance team members in budgeting, reforecasting, coding and other technical issues.

The Finance Officer role may involve working with groups of children and vulnerable adults and will absolutely require effective working knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures in relation to protection of children and vulnerable adults. For the successful candidate, mandatory training will be provided on BBC Media Action’s safeguarding policy and staff code of conduct. A police background check will form part of the recruitment process. BBC Media Action operates a zero-tolerance policy concerning all forms of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people.

To apply, please send an up-to-date CV and a letter of application which details why you are interested in the role and how you meet the required knowledge, skills and experience. or to the BBC Media Action office at 41i Derek Drive, off Spur Road, Freetown. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Closing date for applications for this role is 27th June 2022.