Senior Thematic Advisor (Economic Security and Opportunity)

BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international charity. We support the independent media essential to democracy and development; and support people facing insecurity, inequality and poverty with information they can trust – to protect health, bridge divides and challenge prejudice. With our partners we reach millions through creative communication and trusted media, helping people have their say, understand their rights, responsibilities and each other, and take action to transform their own lives.

BBC Media Action is currently seeking:

Senior Thematic Advisor (Economic Security and Opportunity)

Contract type: 12 month fixed term, part time (50%)

Location:          The role will be based in one of BBC Media Action’s offices in Africa, Asia or London. Applications are welcome from anyone with the existing right to work in any of those countries. The successful applicant will be employed and based in their home country.


We are now looking for an experienced development professional to provide strategic leadership and support our country teams across the world in the area of economic security and opportunity.

This is a global role, working closely with our teams to improve the quality of projects and research that BBC Media Action delivers and providing expert advice on how the organisation can be innovative and achieve impact in this thematic area. The role will also lead on engaging with influential external stakeholders about the potential of media and communication for economic security.

The ideal candidate will have strong development and/or humanitarian experience and will bring expertise about how media and communication can support employment, self-employment and entrepreneurship, financial literacy, cash transfers and social protection schemes, and labour rights and governance issues related to economic security.

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