The African Media Initiative Jobs

 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 implement its ambitious programme of activities, AMI is looking to employ a Director of Strategy & Programmes. The incumbent will report to the CEO.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for the overall coordination of the implementation of AMI's programmes. The incumbent will work closely with the CEO and consultants to make sure that programme activities are deployed on time and on budget making sure that the core strategy of improving the media landscape to empower people remains at the center of AMI. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

1.       Maintain the Overall Strategic Focus and Performance of AMI

2.       Programme development, management and delivery including strategy and establishing advisory panels and experts

3.       Define criteria for implementing partners selection

4.       Lead preparatory work on Improving Finance priority area

5.       Deputise for the CEO

6.       Select Resource and Partnership Mobilisation

7.       Oversight of program fellows and consultants


The ideal candidate should possess a minimum of 10 years experience in programme management in Africa, preferably in the media development sector. The incumbent must have strong analytical abilities, excellent knowledge and experience of the African media industry as well as a good understanding of private sector development. He/she must demonstrate an ability to achieve under challenging circumstances including but not limited to hostile audiences.

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 Friday, 10 June 2011: jobs@africanmediainitiative.org Please include "AMI Director of Strategy & Programmes Search" in the subject line.

The successful candidate is expected to take up the position as soon as possible. She/he will be based in Kenya where AMI is headquartered. The salary package will be negotiated based on experience and current salary level.

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