Internews Network Short-Term Consultant: Biodiversity Media Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Internews Network Short-Term Consultant: Biodiversity Media Advisor Jobs in Kenya

About the Project

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network aims to engage and support local journalists and media organizations around the globe to effectively produce and promote environmental content.

Internews EJN East Africa Wildlife and Conservation Journalism project is running the Biodiversity Knowledge Hub, which seeks to improve media coverage of environment and conservation issues in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania.

Specifically, the Biodiversity Knowledge Hub will build awareness in East Africa about the importance of biodiversity and the threats to it, through convening the conservation community, and the media and building their capacity to produce quality news, information, and stories.

The Hub will also produce a series of features reports and support tools to help communicators and the public better understand biodiversity and the threats to it, while building the capacity of local conservation NGOs and civil society.

Under this Project, Internews Earth Journalism Network will convene biodiversity knowledge sharing forums, both virtual and in-person, open to members of the public, practitioners, donors, partners, and journalists.

About the Opportunity

Internews is looking to engage a Biodiversity Media Consultant to help organize the convenings and develop resource materials that will be made available online and shared with the Forums attendants to better understand the topics covered.


This is a short-term, part-time consultancy based remotely in Kenya or partially remote from our Nairobi, Kenya office.

Contingent upon COVID-related travel restrictions, the successful candidate may travel to partners’ offices throughout Kenya.

This is a short-term consultancy with an anticipated Level of Effort of 90 days, expected to begin in September 2022 and end in June 2023.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates should apply soon.

Scope of Work

  • Develop conservation resource materials – tip sheets, fact sheets, graphics, media kits;

  • Design the above-mentioned resource materials in ready-to-use/-share formats across all platforms (social media and legacy);

  • Together with the Project Manager, plan forums,
    including identifying speakers and topics;

  • Research, design and write each forum’s topic description and background, to be shared on EJN’s and Partners’ websites together with the registration link;

  • Host/ moderate the conventions;

  • Using the EJN process, identify partners and journalists to invite to forums;

  • Prepare Pre and Post Surveys to be used by the forum’s attendees;

  • Share speakers’ contacts and resource materials with the forum attendants during and after the forums;

  • Follow up with the partners, journalists and all forum attendees to document and archive any story produced, or usage of the information shared at the forum;

  • Write journalists story grants call, and together with EJN/ Internews staff help judge the applicants;

  • Mentor the story grantees;

  • Prepare reports after each forum; and
    In all duties, demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.


  • Experience working as an environment journalist or as a communications lead for a conservation-based Organisation

  • Expertise in graphic design

  • An experienced public speaker with a demonstrated ability to host high level, multicultural events

  • A good understanding of conservation, wildlife, the environment, and climate change issues in East Africa and most specifically in Kenya

  • Media networks and contacts, or ability to build such networks

  • Proven ability to work with diverse peoples and organizations

  • University degree in Communications, Journalism, or any other equivalent educational background

    Deadline: 17th September 2022

    How to Apply

    To apply, please submit CV and optionally a cover letter via:

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