Baraza Media Lab – Program Manager.

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About Baraza Media Lab
Baraza Media Lab is a new and exciting space for networking, collaborating, and experimenting among Kenya’s media practitioners journalists, bloggers, writers, artists, filmmakers, cartoonists, social media experts, technologists, and other cross-disciplinary collaborators. The Vision of the Lab is to create a conducive environment for public interest
media to thrive.
Our mission is to build a strong collective voice among Kenyan media practitioners and  storytellers, providing workspaces, carefully curated events, and projects to spark cross-disciplinary collaborations, and nurturing the kinds of alternative media ventures that present new opportunities for financial sustainability.
Our values are excellence, community, equity, beauty, and learning.
Job Description
This is an exciting opportunity to develop, manage and advise on projects, partnerships and activities to deliver against a creative economy ecosystem development strategy. The selected candidate will support the development of a core area of a Creative Economy portfolio working with sector stakeholders, and communities.
You will manage various stakeholders across Africa and internationally and contribute to fundraising efforts to scale up programming.
Objectives of this Role
Identify key requirements needed from cross-functional teams and external vendors
Strategize, implement, and maintain program initiatives that adhere to organizational objectives
Key contact person for internal and external stakeholders to ensure activities fit within a strategic and applicable Baraza body of work.
Develop program assessment protocols for evaluation and improvement for example relating to financial management and reporting, evaluation, contract management, etc
Design, planning, contracting, implementation, and close-out of a portfolio of activities linked Baraza Media Lab programs
Work with other program managers to identify risks and opportunities across multiple projects within the department.

Project manage the planning, schedules, and budgets for agreed activities to ensure that all tasks are completed within the time frame and budget parameters defined during project design
Collaborate with the broader team to deliver on agreed programs
Participating in grant application processes including design, submission, and review
Provide progress reports on programs to the Executive Director and other key leadership stakeholders
Develop a framework that guides engagement between Baraza and various levels of stakeholders
Curate relevant activities, stakeholders, events, and workshops that will drive innovation in the selected thematic areas
Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program risks, and produce program reports for management and stakeholders
Oversee multiple project teams, ensuring program goals are reached
Manage budget and funding channels for maximum productivity
Required Skills and Qualifications
The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements
Bachelor’s degree Level or Equivalent in Business Administration, Economics, Management, or related discipline; Project Management qualification is desirable
At least 3-5 years’ experience designing, and leading delivery of capacity-building programs focused on artistic, entrepreneurship, digital or technical skills within the Media, Creative and or Tech Economy.
Working knowledge of digital marketing
Strong networks across the East African Media, Creative and Tech economy space is preferred
Maintain organizational standards of satisfaction, quality, and performance
Relationship management with senior stakeholders in partner organizations and in government
Creativity skills in developing programs and methods for engaging an audience toward the success of the unit
Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills
How To apply

Please submit your application here no later than 27th September.





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