Location: *7 Sites in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
Contract Duration: 4-6 months *over the course of 2 years
*Internews® Network* is an international non-profit organization working to
improve access to information for people around the world by fostering
independent media and promoting open communications policies. Internews'
programs are built on the conviction that providing people with access to
vibrant, diverse news and information empowers them to make their voices
heard and to participate effectively in their communities.
Against a backdrop of declining political rights and civil liberties in many
regions, Internews Network has launched an ambitious new global program to
spur media coverage of human rights and reform of media and Internet law and
Internews Network is currently seeking an experienced consultant to provide
training for journalists on human rights reporting. The selected candidate
will be responsible for designing and co-conducting, together with local
partners, six workshops in Chad, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Southern Thailand
and Indonesia, as well as a training-of-trainers workshop in Egypt, with
approximately 12 trainees per workshop. The trainer will work with project
staff in Africa to develop a curriculum and subsequently adapt that
curriculum for Asia and the MENA region. Given the importance of women's
issues as a human rights concern in the targeted countries, the training
will have a gender focus, with special attention to two areas: violence
against women and the economic empowerment of women.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work for approximately 4-6 months per year over the project's 2-year
duration. The design and most of the trainings will take place between
January and November 2010.
- Work closely with Internews project staff in Africa to develop human
rights reporting workshop curriculum and subsequently adapt to Asia and MENA
- Deliver training at six workshops in Africa and Asia, in partnership
with local organizations who will co-train to improve their skills and
approach to human rights training.
- Lead training-of-trainers workshop in Egypt for attendees from Jordan,
Bahrain and UAE, as well as Asia and Africa.
- Engage in continued mentorship of trainees following workshops.
- Develop human rights reporting toolkit for use by journalists and human
rights organizations, highlighting best practices and featuring practical
resources, monitoring and assessment tools, advocacy materials, interview
guidelines and training modules.
- Participate in jury for trainee production grant competition.
- Conduct appropriate monitoring and evaluation of project, including
collecting success stories, archiving journalists' work, and documenting
trainings and lessons learned.
- Work with regional staff to indentify local partners for subgrants.
- Conduct necessary research and assessments and pre-workshop preparation
about each country and the human rights/journalism context.
- Prepare and assemble material for quarterly reports, in compliance with
donor and Project Director guidelines.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
- Human rights journalism experience with particular focus on violence
against women and women's economic empowerment. Practical experience in
print, radio, TV and/or new media essential.
- Experience training in a developing media environment.
- Experience in curriculum development and training design.
- Experience living and working in a developing country, preferably in
the MENA, Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa regions. Experience in post-conflict
environment a plus.
- Arabic speaker preferred.
- Ability to handle multi-faceted programs with staff and partner
- Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the work place.
- Qualification in a relevant field.
- 10 years experience.
- Creative, innovative thinker.
- Excellent English writing skills essential. Samples required.
Interested candidates meeting the qualifications should forward a cover
letter and resume to 876-in(at) internews (dot) org (re-write in standard
format), placing "*HRJT - IN*" in the subject line. EOE M/F/D/V
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