Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Project Manager for the Radio Ndarason Network
Okapi Consulting gets people talking to each other in conflict zones and fragile states. We are a leader in innovative media and research projects across Africa, especially in tough places inside conflict zones, fragile states and countries where freedom of expression is still only a dream. From Mbandaka to Bangui, from Mogadishu to Maiduguri, we use radio to get the message across – a vital exercise during these days of false and hate-mongering news.
Okapi’s research division provides timely and exclusive analysis on the regions in which we operate.
Radio Ndarason Internationale is an Okapi project that encourages dialogue in the Lake Chad region. With studios in N’Djamena, Chad and Maiduguri, Nigeria, RNI broadcasts in Kanuri, Kanembu, Buduma and French through shortwave, a network of FM relays, as well as on the internet. Interactive programming is designed to inform, as well as promote discussion amongst all who have an interest in peace, stability, development and progress in the four countries that share the Lake.
The job of project manager for the Radio Ndarason Network is based in Chad, N’Djamena, the regional headquarters of the project. This is a senior role focused on the management and reinforcement of Okapi and RNI’s operations in Chad and Nigeria. The project manager will have to ensure compliance with a range of different financial donor requirements and processes, and ensure the radio is functioning at all levels. She / he will have the responsibility to oversee finances and logistics, and will manage and supervise operational, administrative and management staff based in Chad and Nigeria.