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Finance and administrative assistant - International Bureaux Management (DRC)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

International News is at the heart of the BBC.  BBC News Group employs approximately 900 staff in 70 international bureaux.  It provides multimedia services to a global weekly audience of over 239 million in English and 40 languages around the clock, every day of the year.  The bureaux react to breaking news, provide news updates and analysis and produce live programme output.  In a highly competitive market, delivering to UK Licence Fee payers, UK Tax payers and commercial partners, BBC News services must be reliable and consistent.

The International Bureaux Management team supports all News Group bureaux. The Finance & Administrative Assistant is part of the International Bureaux [“IB”] team.

Role Responsibility

You will report in first instance to the Hub Bureaux Manager, Francophone Africa who is based in Dakar, Senegal for the day-to-day running of our small Kinshasa Bureau’s finances and administration. You will be responsible for the financial and administrative affairs for all parts of BBC News group in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


The Ideal Candidate

​The sucessful candidate will be an experienced administrator or administrative assistant. You will be fluent in French and English (both written and spoken), with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of people and at all levels of the BBC.

You will have excellent planning and organising skills and the ability to prioritise your workload effectively, under pressure and without supervision.

We are also looking for practical knowledge and skills in using a range of packages, including Word, Excel and accounting packages as well as experience of producing timely and accurate information and reports.

A lively interest in the broadcast news, online news and wider media environment is advantageous in order to give an appreciation of the particular demands it may place on financial and administrative work.

Package Description

Contract; Permanent 

Hours: Part-time (17.5 hours per week)

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Kinshasa

Applicants considered for this position must be DRC nationals.


About the Company

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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