Assistant Resident Journalism Advisor

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Assistant Resident Journalism Advisor - Sudan

Location: Southern Sudan

Background:

Internews® Network is an international media development organization based in Arcata, CA and Washington, DC 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. General Function:

Internews Network is currently seeking a broadcast professional for the position of Assistant Resident Journalism Advisor to be based in Southern Sudan. The position is a roving, field –based position and requires living in the communities where the stations are operating. It involves providing on-going training and mentoring, and building the managerial and journalistic capacity of community radio station staff in remote parts of the region.

The position requires experience in training in small low-tech radio stations preferably in the developing world. The successful candidate will need to be resilient, resourceful and self motivated to work in the extremely challenging environment of Southern Sudan and will preferably have lived in African conflict/post conflict environments. The work requires extensive travel to remote parts of Southern Sudan. Competitive salary and benefits package.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Deputy Country Director/Senior Training Manager, assist in the development and implementation of a broadcast training program for up to 6 community radio stations
  • Organize workshops and train community radio reporters and managers with limited experience on a variety of topics, with special emphasis on content, production and radio station management
  • Assist in development and implementation of community radio station policies, structures, and general operating procedures to ensure smooth and professional running of the stations. Train station management staff in these procedures and ensure adherence to same.
  • Travel to community radio station locations in remote regions of southern Sudan and the Three Areas on a regular basis to provide necessary guidance and oversee daily operations and programming schedules of the radio stations
  • Assist in development of station identity/branding

  • Assist in all Monitoring & Evaluation aspects of the project, including daily program logs and training reports

  • 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 creative radio programming
  • Provide media literacy training with NGOs, government partners and civil society

    Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years radio broadcasting experience, preferably in community radio.
  • Experience in broadcast training and mentoring.
  • Fluency in use of digital field recording equipment, basic studio equipment and CoolEdit Pro/Adobe Audition.
  • Experience living and working in Africa and/or conflict/post-conflict environments preferred
  • 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.

  • Ability to travel within Southern Sudan and the Three Areas. Willingness to spend extended time in the field, with limited facilities, often under harsh conditions.
  • Must be computer literate.

    To Apply

    Interested candidates meeting the qualifications should forward a cover letter and resume to: hr.nairobi [at] internews.org re-write in standard format), placing "ARA – SD - IN" in the subject line. EOE M/F/D/V

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