The Humanitarian Journalism Trainer (HJT) will deploy to humanitarian crisis scenarios in the field to support and build the capacity of local journalists or community correspondents to produce stories and deliver timely and relevant information to people affected by humanitarian disasters. Depending on the project, the Journalism Trainer may also support Internews’ partner local media organizations with training and technical production support that they need to serve their communities in humanitarian contexts.
include the following; other duties may be assigned:
- Train journalists to produce written/audio/video/social media news reports, news bulletins, programs, PSAs and features to professional standards;
- Train journalists in the use of broadcast equipment to professional standards;
- Work as an editorial advisor for the HIS programs
- Assist in the development and implementation of a broadcast training program for Internews supported programs;
- Contribute to the Internews training material database with all relevant material developed during the project, and maintain the database;
- Contribute to the implementation of the Training and Assessment Matrix for Broadcast Journalists and keep the matrix up to date;
- Organize workshops and train community correspondents and humanitarian program producers with limited experience on a variety of topics, with special emphasis on content, production and radio station management;
- Assist in development and implementation of editorial policies, style guides, structures, and general operating procedures to ensure smooth and professional running of the radio program. Train local project management staff in these procedures and ensure adherence to it;
- Assist in development of the project identity/branding;
- Assist in all Monitoring & Evaluation aspects of the project, including training reports and plans.
- Coordinate with Internews partner organizations and other NGOs to facilitate creative program sharing and collaboration;
- Work extensively in the community to increase community participation in radio programming.
- Provide media literacy training with NGOs, government partners and civil society;
- Contribute to the wider communications for the project as a whole with excellent writing and communications skills;
- If required, and assisted by the Team Lead, and the Project Manager, other activities may be assigned including: managing local staff; procurement of broadcasting material; and finance.
- Relevant degree in media, communications, journalism, international development, or humanitarian sector;
- At least 5 years experience in journalism training, communication for development and/or humanitarian media;
- Proven experience in community engagement programs;
- Experience in broadcasting for audiences including news, entertainment, sports, drama and music programing; experience from other countries/regions to ensure sharing of best practices to an international standard;
- Fluency in digital editing software, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut, or equivalent
- Experience in Communication with Communities (CwC) projects, with a strong focus on the feedback loop from the communities into the humanitarian system;
- A good understanding of the work of humanitarian and development agencies, the UN system and ICRC
- Strong communication and diplomatic skills;
- Proven ability to develop staff and mentoring programs;
- Practical experience in planning and operating participatory training programs;
- Experience of living and/or working in conflict/post-conflict environments;
- Ability to adjust to shifting political circumstances and create programming accordingly;
- Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the work place and experience supervising staff;
- Must be self-reliant, resourceful, good problem-solver, good humored, and flexible;
- Excellent English oral and written skills mandatory (a working knowledge of any other UN language is highly desirable) ;
- Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values **