South Africa Grants for Journalists and Freelancers

South Africa Grants for Journalists and Freelancers

South Africa Grants for Journalists and Freelancers

WWF South Africa’s Khetha programme, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), partnered with the USAID VukaNow programme and the Wits University’s Africa-China Reporting Project (ACRP) has opened applications to build the capacity of local reporters and media practitioners from the Greater Kruger area to tell stories about the Greater Kruger and give wider perspectives on the issue of IWT.

Potential participants will include reporters and media practitioners affiliated with a media house or freelancers.

The project will facilitate and support access to platforms where freelancers can share their stores.

The training will be an opportunity for reporters and media practitioners to engage with their peers while gaining a deeper understanding of the challenges and impact of the IWT through their engagement with technical experts, wildlife managers, and the people who live with wildlife.

The training programme will include field excursions and provide travel support to the network of reporters to cover stories of IWT.

These stories/reports will form part of the outputs of the training programme and will feature in the mainstream media and social media as part of the Khetha communication strategy.

Assignment

They are seeking a consultant that can support in developing and delivering a training programme for local reporters and media practitioners from the Greater Kruger on illegal wildlife trade, provide support and mentorship to participants to develop stories, and secure the publication or broadcasting of the reports/stories.

Assignment activities will include:

  • Conducting training and skills needs assessment for local reporters and media practitioners.
  • Identifying local reporters and media practitioners for the training programme.
  • Developing a training programme.
  • Securing speakers/lecturers and developing/sourcing training programme materials.
  • Securing the venue, planning logistics and field visits.
  • Hosting the training workshop.
  • Identifying, planning and implementing field excursions for participants, including the 2019- trainees, for story development.
  • Facilitating engagement between training participants (e.g. freelancers) and media houses or platforms.
  • Producing a report with learning and recommendations from the training and practical story development.

    Deliverables

  • Training needs assessment report.
  • Training programme and materials.
  • List of trainees.
  • Training workshop report.
  • Portfolio of stories produced and dissemination plan (with the publishing/broadcasting of stories secured).

    Timeframe

  • The planning phase: June, July.
  • Training programme: July/August.
  • Story development and field excursions: August/September.

    Requirements

    The consultant and any additional team members must be suitably qualified and experienced to lead this work with support and advice from WWF. The consultant (and team) must have:

  • Demonstrated skills in the development of engaging training programmes and materials;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of South African, regional and international media environments;
  • Demonstrated innovative and creative thinking in the development of training materials;
  • Strong communication, documentation and presentation skills;
  • Ability to manage assignments effectively – consistently ensuring timeliness and quality of work with minimum supervision;
  • Strong people and stakeholder engagement skills and ability to work with people from different cultures and educational backgrounds.
  • Experience in the development of curricula and training materials in other sectors, such as finance, energy, climate change etc. is encouraged.

    Apply by 26th May.

    For more information and application details, see; South Africa Grants for Journalists and Freelancers

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