The present Secretary-General will be leading the Secretariat up to the end of December 2022. The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is therefore seeking to recruit a high-calibre professional as Secretary-General (CEO). The Secretary-General Designate will start working at the ABU Secretariat once the formalities for visa and work permit are completed.
The Secretary-General is the administrative head, editorial and creative leader of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s Secretariat, reporting to the ABU President, and responsible for leading and managing the ABU Secretariat located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and implementing the decisions of the ABU Administrative Council and General Assembly.
The successful candidate will be appointed for a three-year term, with a possible three-year extension.
The key responsibilities of the Secretary-General are to:
- develop and implement strategic initiatives to achieve the Union’s vision, mission and objectives as stated in the ABU Statutes.
- promote and project a positive image of the ABU globally by nurturing fruitful partnerships and cooperation with other international organisations.
- provide leadership to and oversee the operations of the ABU’s Secretariat and all its departments to ensure that they provide quality and timely services to members.
- manage the finances of the Secretariat, control the assets and funds of the ABU, and oversee the preparation of budgets, operational expenses and financial reports.
The ABU serves more than half of the world’s population as the biggest global broadcasting union. Established in 1964 as a not-for-profit, non-government, non-political, professional association of broadcasters and broadcast media players, the ABU has become a media powerhouse in the most dynamic region in the world.
With a mission to assist all members, the ABU provides rights-free content acquisition for developing countries, negotiates rights for major sports events, and organises coverage for the region. ABU facilitates high-quality co-productions between members bringing together the talent of Asia and the Pacific.
As well as supporting broadcast media development in the Asia-Pacific region, the Union is increasingly involved in using the unprecedented power and reach of media for socio-economic development. The ABU established and leads the Media Stakeholder Group in the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The ABU promotes the collective interests of television and radio broadcasters and encourages and supports regional and international cooperation between members.
For more information, please refer to Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.
Applications close: Sunday, 31 July 2022.
To apply – click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference ABUceo0221 to Kate Wheeler of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.
Your application should include:
- A passport-sized photograph.
- A covering letter (1000 words max.) clearly quoting ABUceo0221 and including:
- why you believe you could successfully fill this role.
- details of your current salary/allowances.
- the period of notice required for your existing employer.
- A complete current resume: stating responsibilities and achievements against each role you have held with 4 referees nominated (2 superiors; 1 colleague; and 1 subordinate).
- Specific responses to the Key Selection Criteria, providing examples of demonstrated experience and capabilities.