About BBC Media Action
In Africa’s most populous country, the BBC team is working to improve health, and governance, and to engage and inspire youth about their country’s future.
We’ve worked in Nigeria for 20 years and are currently delivering a number of vibrant projects addressing governance and health issues – with a particular focus on the inclusion of marginalized groups including women and girls, youth and people with disabilities.
Our radio shows, “Talk Your Own” and “Mu Tattauna”, as well as PSAs and award-winning digital content reached an audience of 11.1 million during the 2019 elections – informing and empowering citizens to engage with their leaders and address electoral and governance-related issues.
And through a partnership with UNICEF, we’re debunking harmful health myths and supporting audiences in northern Nigeria to make informed choices about immunizing their children against POLIO.
Our Previous Works in Nigeria include a multimedia project providing life-saving information about pneumonia and diarrhoea – two of the biggest killers of children under five years of age in the country – and youth-focused radio shows challenging the stigma against people with HIV and AIDS.
We are currently working as part of the Inclusive Futures Consortium led by Sightsavers to dispel stigma around disabilities and promote inclusion in society and integrate the workforce – in part through the return of our popular radio series, Story Story, with exciting new storylines.
- Using social media to strengthen the political participation of young men and women in Nigeria.
- Examining the awareness of disability in the country.
- Challenging human attitudes towards disability in Nigeria and Africa.
- Through the power of research; our work in partnership with WHO(World Health Organization), through our Head of Research and Senior Research Manager, we were able to design COVID-19 response and service insight tools to aid quick delivery across Africa.
- BBC media lends a voice to Police Reform in Nigeria, which aids security reformation in the country.
- BBC live drama to promote awareness of polio vaccinations in Nigeria.
- Improving the participation of Nigerian young men and women, in the upcoming 2023 elections.
- BBC uses media to improve child health through radio programs.
- Encourage accountability and responsiveness to tackle pneumonia and diarrhoea.
- Using media to improve family health in the nation.
BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity board that uses media and communications to help reduce poverty, address development goals, and encourage people to understand their rights.
We do this by partnering with the media, civil society and others to produce creative programmes and other outputs which inform and engage audiences on key development issues.
We also strengthen the media sector by building the professional infrastructures of local media organizations in the countries in which we work.
BBC Media Action delivers a portfolio of projects in Nigeria and seeks to expand this portfolio and also ensure that existing projects are delivered on time, and on a budget, to the highest standards and in accordance with BBC editorial values as well as Media Action methodologies.
Work With Us as;
- Senior Project Manager.
- Project Coordinator, in London, United Kingdom.
- PMO Manager.
- Production Coordinator, Talent Pool, in-house drama productions-BBC Children’s department. United Kingdom Children’s-in-house production management.
For information on qualifications, application criteria and CV submission, visit
Our office: Abuja
Our Areas of Focus: Governance, health, inclusion.
Our Partners: UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, ActionAid, Unicef, Sightsavers, European Commission.
Social Media Handles: BBC Media Action Nigeria is on Facebook and the programme “Talk your Own” is on Twitter.