Internews is seeking a Resident Journalism Advisor candidate for a potential USAID funded program in the Central African Republic. The goal of the program is to enable communities in Southeastern CAR to avoid or reduce their exposure to threats associated with the presence of armed groups and on-going conflict. The program will work to ensure that communities are better informed and connected to each other, as well as national, local and government structures. It will also support effective coordination with local, national, regional, and international actors working in LRA-affected areas of CAR. The Resident Journalism Advisor will work closely with the Project Director to build on Internews’ 2.5 years’ experience working in CAR with community radios, humanitarians agencies, journalists and local communities to build a robust program that helps communities to exchange information, feel connected and increase their sense of security.
The Resident Journalism Advisor provides intensive training on and off-site to local radio partners and journalists and oversight in ensuring that local partners are well supported in meeting the information needs of their listeners, particularly as it relates to providing information about the LRA. S/he is an experienced broadcast professional, especially in remote, conflict-ridden environments, and is a believer in the power of information to save lives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:
- Conduct regular basic journalism training workshops and carry out regular follow-up mentoring of trainee journalists
- Coordinate with local partner media outlets to facilitate on-site trainings and trainings conducted at the Internews office.
- Design and develops new curricular materials for journalism training and one on one mentoring sessions
- Provide in depth technical support to radio stations and journalists.
- Provide training and mentoring for Community Radio Correspondents Network
- Participate in the training and design of all aspects of communications technology associated with project, included but not limited to community radio, HF radio, mobile phones, mapping etc.
- Establish program as firmly grounded in the local community – community led, community owned and community managed
- Work with Project Director to provide comprehensive draft reports, in English, including all proper M&E data, narrative reports, success stories, quotes and photos
- Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of local media in the target areas
- Develop and maintain close relationships with partner radio staff and local correspondents
- Reports to and strategizes with Project Director on new directions to help independent media in region, including through the use of “new media” and “social networking” approaches.
- Travel to locations in remote regions of Central Africa
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