The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is an advocacy and grant making foundation that forms part of the global Open Society Foundations Network. OSIWA is based in Dakar, Senegal and works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. It has offices in Abuja, Monrovia, Freetown and Conakry.
Based in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) is a well-established broadcaster with a unique remit. WADR broadcasts in French and English to several countries in West Africa and is looking to expand its presence across the region. At present, the station broadcasts on FM in Dakar and its surroundings, while its programs are relayed via satellite through a series of partner stations in different parts of West Africa. Listeners can also monitor WADR’s output through the streaming service on its website.
OSIWA seeks a STATION MANAGER FOR WEST AFRICA DEMOCRACY RADIO who would be based in Dakar to take charge of its daily operations. As a spin-off project of OSIWA, WADR is entering a period of consolidation and expansion. The station is looking to: take on a higher profile in West Africa and beyond, tightening links with partner stations and building new audiences in key countries; develop more engaged, wide-ranging and imaginative programs, with a strong focus on development issues, governance and human rights; create a solid network of partners from civil society and humanitarian and development agencies across the region and use a new injection of technology to build a much better performing station, and provide an authoritative new service to a mass audience in West Africa and the Diaspora.
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