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Music Crossroads International zkt projectcoördinator (Brussel)

Music Crossroads International

Music Crossroads is a non-profit organisation which uses the power of music education, professional training, live performances and promotion of young talents to support the development of the music education sector and the music industry in the culturally rich southern African region.
Music Crossroads was initiated in 1995 by Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), the world’s largest youth-music network, organising annual festivals, international band tours, and training many young talents in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with established independent Music Crossroads entities.


Our unique Music Crossroads Academies in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, established in April 2013, empower talented young musicians with an affordable and innovative music education program, and the necessary tools for a career in music.
Music Crossroads’ mission is to empower people in Africa through music!
www.music-crossroads.net
 

Functie
The position’s role will be primarily to support and supervise the ‘’Music Crossroads Academies Project’’ and the ‘’EU Creative Training for Youth: Europe-Africa Project’’, which works to establish a chain of successful cultural centres of excellence which seek to better the music education in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

This will be carried out in close cooperation with the local Music Crossroads partners in southern Africa. This position will be for minimum 2 years based in Brussels, with overseas travel to Africa. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has a passion for music and development. Music Crossroads International is looking for a committed, structured, autonomous and result-oriented person ideally with experience in cultural, music cooperation in Africa.

Start date: July 2017 with an internship/test-period of 4 weeks.
Job type: Full-time

 

Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with country offices on a daily basis on a variety of issues;
  • Reviewing country financial and narrative reports ensuring they are submitted on time and to a high standard;
  • Supporting the MC centres to develop annual plans and budgets;
  • Developing grant proposals for a variety of funding agencies from bi-lateral donor agencies to individual donors;
  • Documenting lessons learnt at country level and sharing between countries to ensure an organizational culture of teamwork and openness;
  • Working with music industry corporations to develop linkages with the aim of securing funding through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) schemes;
  • Promoting the work of the MCI groups in Europe and the rest of the world to raise the profile of the work in Africa Organising European tours and performances of successful MCI groups emerging from the MC Academies;
  • Other additional responsibilities as the job requires.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • University degree or equivalent experience in business/project management, or international relations;
  • Proven experience of developing and writing proposals for fund-raising in terms of both bi-lateral institutions, individual donors and CSR;
  • A good understanding of the music industry, the main corporations, marketing, music promotion and events;
  • Experience of living/working in an African setting;
  • Excellent organizational skills, the ability to adhere to strict deadlines whilst working under pressure;
  • Excellent administrative skills, organizing meetings, travel arrangements, financial monitoring of expenditure;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and experience of working with people where English is not their first language;
  • A sound understanding of African culture and an appreciation of its importance in the African setting;
  • Good networking skills to ensure relationships with key stakeholders are built and strengthened both in Europe and Africa;
  • Ability to travel overseas, mainly to Africa, to offer support to the country programmes;
  • Excellent written and spoken English (essential);
  • Written and oral Portuguese (desirable).


 

Solliciteren
Contactpersoon: Joe Herrmann
Reageren voor: 30/06/2017
If you believe that you could be the person we are looking for, please send your cover letter explaining how you meet the personal specification and CV to the MCI Director, Joe Herrmann (joe@music-crossroads.net), not later than June 30th 2017. Interviews in Brussels are scheduled for early July 2017 with selected candidates.





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