Job Alternatives at The BBC World Service, Nigeria

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The BBC is a world multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, on-line and social networks with a weekly world viewers of 320 million. As a part of an historic multi-million pound growth of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is introducing a variety of recent and thrilling language and regional content material to serve African and world audiences.

We’re recruiting to fill the positions beneath:



Job Title: Software program Engineer (Net Developer)

Job Reference: BBC/TP/653414/51628
Location: Nigeria
Job household: Technical Techniques & Supply
Grade: Native phrases and circumstances
Division: (Africa) Hub
Studies to: Senior Broadcast Journalist Digital, (Nairobi) Hub
Contract Sort: Fastened time period
Enterprise Unit: Information – W2020 Africa
Job Class: Expertise, Techniques & Supply

Job Goal

  • Liable for implementing efficient software program and instruments for given designs.

Key Duties and Accountabilities

  • Develop efficient software program that meets given specs
  • Write acceptable checks utilizing automated test-driven methods for guarantee code high quality
  • Combine the software program with monitoring and help instruments
  • Assist system integration in its working surroundings
  • Write and evaluate technical documentation
  • Assist to troubleshoot and resolve points all through the product life cycle
  • Take part within the workforce’s agile planning and supply course of
  • Successfully take part within the groups software program growth methodologies, comparable to pairing, code and documentation reviewing and steady supply
  • Be taught new applied sciences and preserve abreast of present applied sciences.

Information, Expertise, Coaching and Expertise

  • Demonstrable expertise writing and sustaining strong manufacturing software program
  • Competence in a number of mainstream growth languages and frameworks
  • Competence with a number of mainstream growth and deployment software chains (IDE, SCCS, CI)
  • Expertise of database design and use in software program functions
  • Information of the net structure and key applied sciences (HTTP, DNS, distributed design)
  • Competence take a look at pushed growth
  • Competence in creating for operational issues (monitoring integration, efficiency testing, safety issues)
  • Expertise of undertaking working software program growth processes, together with agile.


  • Labored in an enterprise surroundings on a number of tasks (together with expertise in testing, design and launch)
  • Expertise of releasing their software program to a manufacturing use case
  • Participated in opinions and inspections of code (sat with a peer or somebody extra senior reviewing your code)
  • Software program Engineering or Laptop Science Diploma or equal.

Job Influence
Determination Making:

  • Studies to Principal Software program Engineer or Software program Engineering Supervisor
  • Duties are allotted to the job holder by the workforce lead
  • Undertakes duties independently
  • Independently writes checks to examine high quality of code
  • Assesses suggestions from opinions and incorporates as acceptable
  • Troubleshoots independently or with the help of others the place essential
  • Contributes to the groups iterative and collaborative design and implementation selections.


  • Finance: No monetary duty
  • Line Administration: No line administration duty
  • Advert-hoc Groups: Participates in departmental hack days and exterior ad-hoc occasions (sometimes 5 to 20 members)

Extra Job-specific Duties and Accountabilities
Key Duties:

  • Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary workforce and to proactively shepherd new options to reside.
  • To jot down world class HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • To jot down server aspect code (primarily NodeJS, expertise of Ruby/PHP desired)
  • To work to present good software program growth practices.
  • To jot down unit and integration checks utilizing automated take a look at frameworks.
  • To work effectively in a workforce context based on the workforce’s shared practices.

Important Attributes:

  • Wonderful front-end internet growth expertise:
    • HTML. Semantic markup patterns for versatile reuse and accessibility.
    • CSS. Good understanding of recent methods comparable to Responsive Net Design, latest CSS advances comparable to flexbox but additionally supporting legacy browsers.
    • JAVASCRIPT. Wonderful JavaScript programming expertise, with data of creating massive, modular functions. Potential to write down in ES6, and an appreciation of backwards-compatible / cross-browser JavaScript.
    • BUILDING ROBUST EXPERIENCES. Utilizing progressive enhancement and cellular first approaches to create experiences that work in every single place and for everybody.
  • Accessibility – help all browsers with core content material, guarantee compliance with display screen readers, in accordance with WAI requirements, and so forth
  • Nice understanding of UX issues. We would like sensible devs who can present priceless suggestions to designers to enhance wireframes and designs.
  • Potential to create manufacturing prepared code with checks in one in all: PHP, Ruby, Python or NodeJS (coaching might be supplied if you happen to don’t know PHP or NodeJS).
  • Understanding of Service Oriented Architectures and consuming RESTful internet companies through HTTP.
  • Expertise of working in an agile or collaborative means.
  • Familiarity in utilizing GitHub workflows
  • A degree of familiarity with AWS or comparable Cloud Infrastructure and related tooling.

A Large Plus Would Be:

  • An enthusiasm for Information.
  • Wholesome curiosity in rising platform degree applied sciences – queues, microservices, caches and so forth.
  • Understanding of CI, expertise with utilizing a CI system (Hudson, Jenkins).
  • Information of methods to enhance efficiency (HTTP caching, language greatest practices).

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Notice: There could also be sub-sets of the generic job described above which require extra technical expertise. This appendix to the generic job description will be developed to cowl such conditions.




Job Title: Social Media Visible Artist

Job Reference: BBC/TP/653414/51630
Location: Nigeria
Studies To: Service Senior Broadcast Journalist Digital
Enterprise Unit: Information – W2020 Africa
Contract: mounted time period till September 2021
Division: BBC Africa

Context / Imaginative and prescient

  • Right here the imaginative and prescient is simple- be a part of a brand new African digital innovation workforce of multitalented journalists and content material creators with the mandate to innovate.
  • The BBC World Service has grown its multimedia operations in Africa by doubling the variety of language companies from six to 12 and investing in fashionable TV and digital manufacturing amenities. The BBC’s digital journalism in Africa is a rising discipline and our ambition is to succeed in underserved audiences – comparable to youthful audiences. A rise in girls’s audiences and a extra various demography throughout Africa are amongst our key goals. Your position as Social Media Visible Artist will play a key position in serving to our content material attain underserved audiences – comparable to youthful, extra feminine and extra various demographics in Africa.
  • We now have an thrilling alternative to create new types of digital storytelling and journalism that reaches 111 million folks in Africa. As a Social Media Visible Artist you’ll be a part of a brand new multi- disciplinary digital workforce in Lagos made up of stories gatherers, designers, software program builders and social media specialists who might be working with journalists working throughout 12 language companies (English, French , Pidgin, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa)
  • BBC Africa goals to make clarify and join African and world tales by offering a novel perception into the principle tales of the day in authentic codecs. The African service digital provide consists of internet sites, cellular websites and social media with all companies offering multimedia content material in textual content, video, interactive and audio for radio, on-line, TV, cellular and social media platforms.


  • To supply and develop illustrations/cartoons complementing the day’s tales in social media-friendly codecs
  • To current visible storytelling concepts for particular tasks and long run collection
  • To use editorial judgement when illustrating tales of a delicate/controversial nature and search recommendation the place acceptable.
  • To indicate agility reacting to breaking information tales or trending tales as and when acceptable
  • To work with different visible artists and social media groups throughout areas – figuring out themes and alternatives for collaboration
  • You’ll be based mostly in Nairobi and can report back to native Senior Broadcast Journalist Digital and work with a social media editor in World Service languages.

Expertise, Information and Expertise

  • Demonstrable ability and expertise in visible storytelling – illustration and or cartooning.
  • The perfect candidate may additionally have the flexibility to make use of movement graphics software program, comparable to Adobe After Results, to create easy 2D animations for social media platforms
  • Understanding of social media platforms together with Fb, Twitter and Instagram, in addition to a way of what makes enticing visible design
  • Creativity and aptitude
  • A transparent understanding of the wants and profile of the audience and the flexibility to translate these into imaginative and compelling design concepts
  • Curiosity in information and present affair
  • The flexibility to plan and organise time and sources successfully and meet deadlines set
  • The flexibility to work shortly, precisely and beneath strain.

The next competencies (behaviours and traits) have been recognized as key to success within the job. Profitable candidates are anticipated to display these competencies:

  • Editorial Judgement – demonstrates balanced and goal judgement based mostly on a radical understanding of BBC editorial pointers, audience, programme and division aims. Makes the precise editorial selections, taking account of conflicting views the place essential. Potential to take public feedback on board and to make acceptable editorial adjustments to content material.
  • Artistic Considering – capable of rework artistic concepts into sensible actuality. Proof of innovation and the flexibility to plot artistic options by creating novel concepts or adapting present ones in new methods. Proof of a need to create stunning, high quality content material.
  • Planning and organisation – capable of assume forward with the intention to set up and environment friendly and acceptable plan of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans actions considering all of the related points and components comparable to deadlines, staffing and sources.
  • Communication – capable of get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a variety of types, instruments and methods acceptable to the viewers and the character of the data. In addition to the flexibility to inspire and deal sensitively with individuals who could also be working to tight deadlines
  • Influencing and persuading – capable of current sound and well-reasoned arguments to persuade others. Can draw from a variety of methods to influence folks in a means that ends in settlement or behaviour change.
  • Managing relationships and workforce working – capable of construct and keep efficient working relationships with a variety of individuals. Works co-operatively with the flexibility to work with different groups in creating instruments, options and companies.
  • Resilience – manages private effectiveness by managing feelings within the face of strain, setbacks or when coping with provocative conditions. Demonstrates an method to work that’s characterised by dedication and motivation.
  • Flexibility – adapts and works successfully with a wide range of conditions, people or teams. In a position to perceive and admire totally different and opposing views on a difficulty, to adapt an method as the necessities of a state of affairs change, and to vary or simply settle for adjustments in a single’s personal organisation or job necessities.

and certified candidates ought to:
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Job Title: Senior Journalist, Gist

Job Reference: BBC/TP/653414/51827
Location: Nigeria
Contract: attachment / mounted time period contract for 9 months
Job household: Journalism
Enterprise Unit: Information – W2020 – Africa
Division: Gist Nigeria
Studies to (title): Omotola Adebanjo

Organisation Construction

  • The Senior Journalist will report back to Omotola Adebanjo, our lately appointed Gist Editor.
  • Primarily based within the BBC’s Lagos Bureau on Nigerian phrases and circumstances of employment this position will help The GIST division.
  • Gist is a co-production of BBC Africa with Channels TV in Nigeria to co-produce a full of life, weekly present affairs programme for Nigerian audiences. It options an in depth have a look at sturdy African tales, have a look at points that contact the lives of Nigerians at residence and overseas, ship authentic storytelling and hard-hitting studio discussions and interviews.

Job Goal

  • Liable for an space of output, together with editorial management, reporting, choice and compilation of fabric, manufacturing, main groups and planning and implementing efficient use of sources.

Key Duties and Accountabilities

  • Liable for originating and producing tales which can embody scripting, modifying, outputting, filming and presenting content material throughout a variety of BBC output.
  • Fee and choose related supplies making certain they meet expectations of our audiences and cling to the BBC’s editorial pointers.
  • Could also be required to undertake on-air reporting, could also be required to movie and edit materials for broadcast the place acceptable.
  • Could embody the manufacturing and presentation of reside or recorded programmes.
  • Could also be required to current reside or recorded content material on radio, TV or on-line.
  • As required, to allocate work to a workforce and examine progress; make sure the skilled contribution of workers and the standard of output.
  • Search methods to extend range in our workforce and to make sure that our output displays the audiences we serve.
  • Ship journalism of the very best customary and throughout the required timeframe utilizing out there sources.
  • To behave as a facilitator of change, clearly speaking and distributing greatest practices between groups.
  • Delivering to tight deadlines whereas sustaining the very best editorial requirements.
  • Always to hold out duties in accordance with the BBC well being and security coverage.

Information, Expertise, Coaching and Expertise

  • A excessive customary of editorial judgment, writing means and manufacturing expertise based mostly on substantial
  • broadcast journalism expertise.
  • Maximises alternatives supplied by present and rising applied sciences to their fullest extent.
  • Potential to work successfully as a member of a couple of workforce. Resolving conflicts as essential.
  • Potential to handle sources, workers, technical amenities and budgets, with the intention to make difficult
  • broadcasting in probably the most cost-effective method.
  • Demonstrates a dedication to enhancing range within the BBC and understands how particular person variations can profit the BBC.
  • Prioritises and plans actions considering all of the related points and components comparable to deadlines, staffing and sources.
  • Potential to write down creatively in an enticing method, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, readability and elegance acceptable to differing audiences and types of media appropriate for multimedia output.
  • The pliability and adaptableness to maintain efficiency, notably beneath strain to satisfy deadlines and altering priorities and circumstances.
  • An understanding of well being and security procedures and the way they apply to broadcasting.

Job Influence
Determination making:

  • Important degree of duty. Makes use of initiative however seeks steering the place essential.
  • No line administration duty however might mentor extra junior workers.


  • A senior journalist masking a variety of journalism exercise, with vital expertise and duty for programme/content material creation.

Extra Job-specific Duties and Accountabilities

  • Fluent in English, each in written and spoken kind, means to speak successfully on a excessive degree.
  • Distinctive data of stories, particularly information that appeals to a Nigerian viewers and good news contacts.
  • Expertise working throughout all platforms together with TV, Digital and Social.
  • Confirmed expertise in creating TV information programmes or visible information content material to highest requirements.
  • Robust digital understanding and consciousness.
  • A full command and updated data of tales and points regarding the West Africa area.
  • Expertise of labor in an identical place in a information surroundings.
  • Huge and up-to-date familiarity with the goal space and an in-depth understanding of Nigeria historical past, politics, social points and tradition in addition to the altering wants of WA audiences.
  • Intensive data of the media state of affairs within the goal space and the best way it’s creating.
  • An intensive understanding of the most recent developments in storytelling.

and certified candidates ought to:
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Notice: This job description is a written assertion of the important traits of the job, with its principal accountabilities, incorporating a be aware of the abilities, data and expertise required for a passable degree of efficiency. This isn’t meant to be a whole, detailed account of all points of the duties concerned


Essential Notes

  • The above statements are meant to explain the final nature and degree of labor to be carried out by folks assigned to this job.
    They aren’t to be construed as an exhaustive listing of all duties, duties and expertise required of personnel so labeled.
    All personnel could also be required to carry out different duties along with these specified every so often, as wanted
    • We don’t cost any utility, processing, coaching, interviewing, testing or different price in reference to the applying or recruitment course of. Must you obtain a solicitation for the cost of a price, please disregard it. Moreover, please be aware that emblems, logos, names and addresses are simply copied and reproduced. Subsequently, you might be suggested to use specific care when submitting private data on the internet
    • We’re an equal alternative employer and worth range inclusion. We don’t discriminate on grounds of color, race, nationality, faith, age, ethnic origin, incapacity, gender, marital standing, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
    • Our persons are all equally gifted in distinctive methods: we come from various traditions, private experiences and factors of view. And we wish to embody yours, Are you able to encourage us along with your concepts?
    • We encourage all candidates to use and doesn’t observe any discrimination in any recruitment course of.
    • Functions submitted after the deadline is not going to be thought-about.
    • As a result of urgency of the place, we’ve got the precise to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile earlier than the above deadline
    • Solely certified candidates might be invited for interview

Software Deadline  24th January, 2021