The incumbent serves as Africa Division Director, Voice of America (VOA), U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM). The Africa Division is a major regional subdivision of the VOA network, overseeing broadcasts in multiple languages to the 54 countries of Africa, including broadcasts in the Hausa, Tigrigna, Amharic, Afan Oromo, Somali, English, French, Portuguese, Bambara, Wolof, Lingala, Shona, Ndebele, Kurundi and Kinyarwanda languages. Incumbent reports to the VOA Director for Programming.Learn more about this agency
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Programming - Oversees the news, broadcast programming, and digital outputs of the Africa Division and its personnel, providing editorial and content supervision in a way that preserve VOA credibility, maximize audience in a cost effective manner, maintain the editorial independence of VOA, comply with the VOA Charter and Journalistic Code, provide citizens with accurate and objective news and useful information, and explain the principles of democracy and its role in building a civil society.
- Plans, organizes and directs radio, television, and Internet and other digital content and journalism, to the targeted region, including placement on local affiliates where possible, with final responsibility for overall quality and content of Division programming, including format, production values, and the use of appropriate media for distribution.
- Develops and executes content, placement, advertising and promotion strategies that extend the reach of content in the region's targeted areas - by any medium, whether delivered by broadcast, online, or mobile.
- Develops work requirements; selects contractors; manages any relevant contracts.
- Maintains internal controls to monitor and ensure proper and efficient use of funds and resources and to evaluate and improve organizational performance, including improving processes and Human Resource Management - Manages the Division staff through subordinate service chiefs and other Division managers and supervisors:
- Oversees recruitment in Division and/or recruits, selects, and on-boards staff and contractors.
- Takes steps to develop a diverse, representative workforce in accordance with USAGM standards and other measures as appropriate. Complies with Equal Employment Opportunity laws and policies, and OPM Merit System principles and practices.
- Produces and contributes Division data, information, ideas, reports to Office of Performance Review and agency senior management.
- Stays informed of the political and media environment in target countries.
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