Sunday, February 12, 2012

Manager, Legal, Compliance and Procurement:BBC Media Action

External Job Posting
Job Title: Manager, Legal, Compliance and Procurement
BBC Media Action – Dhaka
Duty Station: Dhaka
Reports to  : Head of Operations
Duration: Two years (Contingent on completion of three-month trial period and probable extension on availability of funds)
Joining Date :  01 April 2012 (earlier if possible)
Posted:  11 February 2012
Deadline: 21 February 2012


The BBC Media Action (is new name for BBC World Service Trust) uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, the Trust partners with civil society, local media and governments to:

  Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and engage audiences around key development issues.

  Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.

BBC Janala (‘Window’) is part of English in Action, a groundbreaking initiative launched to raise the language skills of 25 million people in Bangladesh by 2017. Funded by UK Aid from the Department for International Development (DFID), English in Action has been contributing to the economic growth of Bangladesh by providing communicative English as a tool for better access to the world economy.

BBC Janala utilises the media and mobile phones to improve perceptions of learning English and provide access to low-cost learning materials for those who have missed out on quality provision at school. Over 26 million people have already accessed learning on television, mobile, web and through lessons in national newspapers. BBC Janala uses innovative formats such as drama and game shows. The popular drama series Bishaash, for instance, is South Asia's first supernatural detective series

Over half our target audience are from socio-economic group D, meaning they live on a household income of less than 10,000 Taka (£100) a month.

Bangladesh has a developing media environment, particularly in television and mobile, and the Trust has developed good relations with broadcasters, mobile phone companies and development partners. Besides English in Action (EIA) project, BBC Media Action is going to implement DFID Health and Climate Asia Project.


  •  Responsible for checking that all procurement is conducted following BBC Media Action Procurement Policy.
  •     Responsible for checking all legal contracts for compliance with local laws & regulations and BBC policies and for liaising with the London legal team to ensure UK legal compliance.
  •     Responsible for checking and ensuring that all BBC policies and operations comply with local law & regulations.
  •     Ensure policies and operations are compliant with donor agreements
  •     Be part of the policy development / reviewing team.
  •     Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develop/implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provide general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future
  •     Responsible for communicating with BBC Legal in London on contract issues to take advice and to ensure compliance to UK law where advised.
  •     Responsible for supporting the Country Director to represent BBC Media Action in any Legal Court or in the office of any legal authorities in case of any lawsuit arises in  Bangladesh for the operations of BBC Media Action.
  •     Working close with the Human Resources and other department as appropriate to develop an effective legal & compliance training program, including appropriate introductory training for new employees as well as ongoing training for all employees and managers


  •     Minimum qualification should be masters or equivalent in Law or Business Law.  Preference will be given for professional degrees, partly qualified ICMA or CA, or completed Chartered Accountancy article ship with any reputed professional firm.
  •     Minimum five years of working experience in the field of legal, contracting and procurement in reputed international organization.
  •     Demonstrable knowledge of local laws and regulations, legal procedures, operational process and policies.
  •     Experience with Bangladesh Public procurement Regulations (PPR).
  •     Demonstrable leadership and communication skills.
  •     High proficiency in English and Bangla language.
  •     Possess good communication, negotiation and people skills.
  •     Must be dynamic, analytic, proactive and assertive.

  •     Strategic Thinking – Can identify a vision along with the plans that need to be implemented to meet the end goal. Evaluates situations, decisions, issues, etc. in the short, medium and longer-term.
  •     Analytical Thinking – Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development.
  •     Decision Making – Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
  •     Imagination / Creative Thinking – Is able to transform creative ideas/impulses into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions.
  •     Planning and Organisation – Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.
  •     Resilience – Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
  •     Influencing and Persuading – Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
  •     Communication – The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.

Interested applicants should send their CVs along with Cover Letter detailing (in 1000 words or less) how their qualifications, skills, abilities and experience meet the specific requirements of the role, as outlined in the job description. Please send applications to HR, BBC Media Action, Dhaka at mentioning the position in the subject field. The deadline for receiving applications is 21 February 2012.
The BBC is an equal opportunity employ

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