The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million. As part of an historic multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is introducing a wide range of new and exciting language and regional content to serve African and global audiences.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Business Coordinator

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full Time
Job reference: 15689
Band: C
Contract type: FTC until December 2024
Schedule: This is a hybrid role which requires you to work 2-3 days on-site.


  • The Business Coordinator role will be based in Lagos, providing World Service editorial teams in Nigeria and across West Africa with a wide range of business management services and supporting the delivery of impartial and independent journalism to audiences of over 35 million per week (Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin, Yoruba, French).
  • As the BBC World Service is undergoing transformation, the immediate priority will be to support the move to the new business support model, establishing new ways of working in your relevant patch. Ongoing, you will also work with the Business Partner and Business Advisor to ensure that the business management services remain fit-for-purpose, continually adapting to evolving customer and business needs.

Main Responsibilities
Reporting to a Business Advisor based in the UK, the Business Coordinator will partner closely with a number of team leaders in Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) and across West Africa to support their teams on key business management activities, including:

  • Carry out delegated business administrative tasks including managing onboarding and offboarding of our staff and freelancers, raising IT support requests, production bookings, organizing equipment hire and other tasks as required.
  • Support the Business Advisor in monitoring allocated budget, headcount and other activities in your relevant patch.
  • Provide general guidance and advice to support policy compliance, working with the Executive Bureau Manager, divisional specialists and the wider Production and Business Management community as required.
  • Support the business with the delivery of strategic projects and other ad-hoc activities as necessary.
  • Collate specific Management Information (MI) and produce routine reports on spend, staff movement, absence etc., using relevant trackers, templates and formats as directed.
  • Provide programme areas with logistical support for their deployments and issuing relevant paperwork where appropriate.

Are you the Right Candidate?

  • You will have demonstrable experience of providing administrative support in an international organization; highly organised with a proactive approach, an ability to work with limited supervision and to coordinate a busy workload with conflicting priorities and tight deadlines. 

In addition:

  • Essential business and finance skills – able to prepare, manage and/or monitor specific output and production resource plans and budgets.
  • Strong IT skills and extensive experience of using Office package, Excel in particular (good working knowledge of SAP will be an advantage), as well as the ability to learn BBC systems.
  • Flexible can-do approach and ability to communicate effectively with local and remote teams both orally and in writing in English and local language.
  • Keen interest in news current affairs or media sector experience (desirable).
  • Ability to understand and translate large amounts of data into a variety of reporting formats, ensuring deadlines are met and information provided is accurate, timely and in consistent formats.
  • Experience in building and maintaining good working relationships with stakeholders and professional support functions.


  • This is a hybrid role which requires you to work 2-3 days on-site.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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