Internews Network is an international media development organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect, and the means to make their voices heard. Internews has worked in Afghanistan since 2002 to further the development of independent media and access to information. This consultancy comes within Rasana, a three-year program funded by USAID. The Rasana program aims to support the Afghan independent media sector to provide reliable and balanced information to citizens across the country.
The Consultant will develop a training curriculum and deliver a journalism training workshop for senior Afghan women journalists, from TV, Radio and print media, over a six week period in October and November 2017. Internews will work with the Consultant to conduct a training needs assessment among the selected participants, to ensure a tailored training curriculum. The curriculum will include specific modules that address the particular safety issues faced by women journalists in the physical, digital and psychosocial areas. The training will be held over an intensive 5 day period. The Consultant will also provide remote mentoring support to participants to develop media stories.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Develop a training needs assessment survey with Internews staff – 2 days remote.
- Design a five-day training curriculum tailored to participants’ needs – 5 days remote.
- Deliver training to 15 – 20 female journalists in Kabul – 10 days in-Kabul.
- Provide mentoring support to trained female journalists – 5 days remote.
- Training Needs Assessment.
- Training Course Outline.
- Training Curriculum and materials.
- Pre/post tests for participants.
- Final Report with lessons-learned and recommendations for future training.
- Degree or equivalent professional experience.
- Knowledge of media/journalism in South Asia required. Knowledge/experience of media/journalism in Afghanistan, an advantage.
- Demonstrated ability to review and analyze training requirements required.
- Experience designing a training curriculum and leading an advanced training for senior women journalist and editors.
- High level of English language skills required, and Dari / Pashto desirable but not essential.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
- Ability to work with diverse stakeholders in Afghanistan and sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the work place.
- Good sense of humor and stress management.
- Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.