Media Council of The Gambia

Call for application

Position: Executive Secretary

Salary: Attractive/Negotiable

Reporting to: Chairperson of the Governing Council

Deadline: 4:00pm on Monday June 10th, 2019

The Media Council of the Gambia invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of EXECUTIVE SECRETARY.

What we are looking for:

A degree or extensive experience, preferably in media, journalism, law or management

Must be computer literate. Skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint are a must

Must have fair knowledge and skills in project management

Excellent communication skills, including a command of English and at least two major local languages

Knowledge of the role, importance and functions of the media as well as media law and ethics

Knowledge of issues of freedom of expression, freedom of information and media freedoms

Knowledge of conflict management/resolution or alternative dispute resolution systems

Ability to fundraise and advocate

Strong leadership and negotiation skills

Skills in financial management is highly appreciated

Duties

The EXECUTIVE SECRETARY is in charge of:

running of the administrative affairs of the Media Council

handling ethics complaints

initiating the policy and strategic direction of the Media Council

advising the Governing Council on matters relating to professional and ethical standards in journalism

raising funds for running of the Media Council and implementation of programmes

monitoring compliance of professional and ethical standards by the media

ensuring adherence to professional and ethical standards by media

speaking for and on behalf of the Media Council on matters relating to the integrity of the Media Council or issues of professional and ethical standards in journalism

sitting in Ethics Panel hearings and Governing Council hearings and meetings as Secretary

engaging media stakeholders, including the government, civil society, members of the public, media professionals, media organisations, media training institutions, among others, on matters relating to professional and ethical standards in journalism

About MCG

The Media Council of The Gambia (MCG) is an industry-wide self-regulatory mechanism established to promote professional and ethical standards in the Gambian media industry.

Launched on December 23, 2018, the MCG monitors compliance of rules of ethics and handles complaints with respect to violation of ethical and professional standards by news and information media.

The organs of the MCG include Secretariat, which is headed by the Executive Secretary; Ethics Panel, which hears complaints of violation of professional and ethical standards; and the Governing Council, which exercises oversight over the secretariat and also serves as Appeals Panel.

Further Details to Note:

Applications must be addressed to:

The Chairperson,

Media Council of the Gambia,

C/O The Gambia Press Union,

New Allotment Area, Fajara

Tel: 449 82 15

Applications via e-mail should be sent to: pressuniongambia@gmail.com

Applicants are required to provide a CV/Resume, a cover letter and photocopies of relevant supporting documents

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Female candidates suitably qualified are encouraged to apply as the Media Council is an equal opportunity employer

Ends

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