Somalia: Journalism Trainer and Program Advisor Job in Kenya

Somalia: Journalism Trainer and Program Advisor

Closing date
:  30 Jun 2012

Location: Nairobi, Kenya


General Function: 

Under the direction of the project director, the Journalism Trainer and Program Advisor is responsible for devising and implementing training workshops and mentoring programs for radio journalists and producers working at local stations in Central Somalia as well as training senior staff at our local partner radio to carry out further trainings in the field. 
The Journalism Trainer and Program Advisor will work with the project director and partner radio to design appropriate broadcast schedules for audiences in conflict-sensitive locations and design a program of media sensitization events for Somali civil society organizations and train the local staff who will host these. 
The position is a three-month assignment based in Nairobi, but will involve some training workshops in Somalia or Somaliland.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned:

  • Devise a comprehensive training and mentoring program in journalism and radio production skills for community-based recruits in Central Somalia .
  • Carry out training-of-trainer workshops for senior journalists and production staff at our partner media organization based in Nairobi.
  • Contribute to the design and production of three hours of varied radio program formats per day aimed at providing local communities with neutral information and promoting dialog in conflict-sensitive environments.
  • Advise the project director and partner media organization on training, skills and production objectives.
  • Devise a program of media skills and literacy events for local civil society organizations in Somalia and train implementers for these .
  • Work with project director to develop monitoring and evaluation tools and report on progress of training and mentoring programs.
  • Experience designing and implementing radio journalism and production training programs, including training of trainers.
  • Experience in devising and producing radio programs in conflict or post-conflict contexts.
  • Computer literate and familiar with digital radio equipment and software.
  • Ability to assess trainees skills and devise evaluation processes for sustainable use beyond this assignment.
  • Mother-tongue standard fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Somali language and/or knowledge of Somalia and its culture an advantage.
How to apply:

Applications deadline: 26th June 2012

Please visit Internews’ website to apply:

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