Project Manager (Media Business) Vacancy in Ethiopia 2021

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia KEMMCOM Media and Communications PLC

KEMMCOM’s Media Business Practice Area supports the product, editorial, and corporate transformation of the media sector in Ethiopia by providing strategic and tactical consultancy services to established and new media organisations.

Reporting directly to the Head of Practice- Media Business, the Project Manager- Media Business provides leads media business projects for the Practice Area and members of the KEMMCOM team in a collaborative work environment.

The ideal candidate would have a strong business, policy, and/or technology experience with the demonstrated ability to lead strategy, training, and audit projects from inception to close. The Project Manager will work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle multiple activities at a time.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the development, execution, and monitoring of projects in collaboration with members of the Media Business Practice Area and other internal stakeholders.
  • Leads proposal development in response to requests for proposals for field-based projects including written inputs, budget inputs, recruitment, and general coordination work in the proposal development and submission processes.
  • Conducts research on the media market, consumer behaviour, audiences, and products as part of the organisation’s research agenda
  • Compiles case stories on projects by conducting interviews, analysing primary and secondary documents, and working with other team members and external vendors to publish case stories
  • Leads project start up processes including employment and consultant recruitment and onboarding, installation of administrative, logistical, and accounting systems in the field, hiring staff, managing vendors and subcontractors, and managing office and in-house arrangements.
  • Leads the organisation of events including workshops, seminars, training, and presentations for senior members of the team
  • Leads the monitoring process of different projects to ensure they adhere to KEMMCOM’s Code of Conduct and quality standards.
  • Prioritises conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Co-Leads the statutory and regulatory affiliations of the company in the assigned practice area including those with the Ethiopian Media Authority, Partners, Clients, and a broad stakeholder group of public and private sector actors.
  • Manages a team of associates, interns, short-term staff, and consultants
  • Any other duty assigned by the Head of the Media Business Practice Area and/or CEO


- A minimum of Masters degree in Journalism, Communications, Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Marketing and/or a related fields from a recognised University with a GPA of 3.4 and above.

Experience and skillset

  • Strong organisational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritise multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, and external partners. Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-faced, and collaborative work environment.
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Emotional maturity
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions

How to Apply

Kindly prepare your updated CV and cover letter in one file and send an email to using the format “reference number- [Firstname] [Secondname]” as the subject line by 3rd August 2021.

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