Internews Europe Media Partnership Manager, Journalism Trainers, CSO & Children Partnership Manager, Child Media Literacy Trainer, Regional Coordinators and Mentors 2013 for Bureaus Jobs opportunities

 

Internews Europe is an international media development organization that improves access to information and freedom of expression worldwide.
Internews Europe is launching a media development project focused on child rights in Kenya.
The project will support ‘traditional’ media outlets (TV, radio, newspapers) and use new media systems (websites, social media, and cell phones) to better communicate information on child rights issues, expand the public and policy debate, and amplify child and advocacy voices on child rights.
Internews Europe is looking for eleven (11) motivated staff members to implement the child rights media project.

Media Partnership Manager

The Media Partnership Manager will be responsible for the development, management and coordination of media training and production activities in child rights areas in collaboration with national and international partners and media houses.
S/he will supervise 4 (four) positions.
Specific responsibilities:
  • Manage child rights focused media training and production activities including technical oversight and story quality insurance.
  • Design, coordinate and direct media training activities (workshops, roundtables, travel grants, mentoring sessions etc.) and other media and child rights activities in partnership with local media outlets, media regulatory bodies, CSOs and other local organisations.
  • Design with partner media outlets guidelines and policies for child rights reporting and assist in their implementation. In some cases, work on programming with managers of partner media.
  • Develop partnerships with media outlets to have children generated produced content aired/published regularly on community and mainstream media.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with media outlets, media development organizations, child rights organizations and universities; promote dialogue and networking between CSOs and the media.
  • Write project reporting of training activities.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum BA in Journalism and Communication.
  • Minimum 7 years experience as a senior journalist / editor.
  • Experience training journalists or journalism students and developing curricula.
Skills:
  • Excellent communication skills including proven interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Thorough understanding of child rights, social and legal issues specific to Kenya.
  • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priority and work under minimum supervision.
  • Strong project reporting skills.
  • Creativity.
Journalism Trainers
4 Positions
The Four (4) Journalism Trainers will be responsible for carrying out training and mentoring of radio, television, print and online journalists in child rights related areas, prepare training events and materials, and write reports on these activities.
Specific responsibilities:
  • Design and deliver media training workshops and/or modules of training workshops on child rights issues.
  • Schedule and deliver post training mentoring sessions for journalists, producers and managers.
  • Train journalists and child programme producers in scripting and editing in formal and informal settings, to enable them capture child rights stories and child stories that meet Internews Europe journalism standards of quality and amplify children voices and advocacy voices.
  • Mentor journalists assisting them to conceptualize comprehensive and inclusive stories on child rights as well as ensuring high creativity and credibility of stories produced.
  • Assist trainees with travel grant ideas and ensure that the stories developed are of high quality.
  • Establish and maintain an active contact database and strong relationships with partner media outlets appropriate for child rights related storytelling on Kenyan media.
Qualifications:
  • BA in Journalism and/or Communication from a reputable journalism training institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a reputable Kenyan media outlet.
  • Experience training journalists or journalism students and developing curricula.
Skills:
  • Excellent knowledge on child rights, social and legal issues specific to Kenya.
  • Media savvy with a strong ‘nose for news.’
  • Excellent social media skills and good research skills.
  • Competence in scripting and script editing (TV, Radio: recording, production, editing).
  • Integrity, reliability and creativity.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
CSO and Children Partnership Manager
The CSO and Children Partnership Manager will be responsible for the development, management and coordination of Civil Society Organisation media capacity building activities and children media content generation activities in collaboration with national and international partners.
S/he will supervise 5 (five) positions.
Specific responsibilities:
  • Design, coordinate and direct media capacity building activities for Kenyan CSOs, CBOs, international organizations working on child rights and relevant state institutions for advocates to better access media channels, network with media, and amplify their voices.
  • Promote dialogue and networking between CSOs and the media.
  • Design, coordinate and direct media activities with schools, youth groups, journalism clubs and universities to empower children and youth to generate child rights content and engage media.
  • Build and maintain strong partnerships with child rights organizations, partner schools and journalism clubs as well as media outlets; manage relations with and supervise implementing partners working with children on storytelling and media literacy.
  • Write project reporting of training activities.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum 7 years experience in working on child rights in Kenya, or 7 years in the media.
  • Minimum BA in Social Sciences and/or Communications.
  • Experience in building the capacity of local organizations.
Skills:
  • Thorough knowledge of child rights, social and legal issues specific to Kenya, with existing network of international and local child rights organizations in Kenya.
  • Excellent communication skills including proven interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priority and work under minimum supervision.
  • Strong project reporting skills.
Child Media Literacy Trainer
The Child Media Literacy Trainer will work with children on how to consume and use media.
S/he will be responsible for carrying out media training and media literacy activities with children and youth, prepare events and materials, and write reports on these activities.
Specific responsibilities:
  • Through partner CSOs, schools, and journalism clubs, design and deliver media activities empowering children and youth to consume media, tell their own stories, and use media as a tool in support of child rights.
  • Mentor children and youth groups to produce creative stories and publish them in various formats and media platforms (radio, photography, social media, video, newspaper etc.).
  • Organise regular feedback groups and events where children interact with journalists.
  • Establish partnerships and maintain strong relationships with partner institutions including schools and journalism club.
Qualifications:
  • BA in Journalism and/or Communication from a reputable journalism training institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a reputable Kenyan media outlet.
  • Experience training journalists or journalism students.
Skills:
  • Good knowledge on children and education issues specific to Kenya, with existing network of journalism clubs, schools, universities and youth groups.
  • Ability and passion to work with children and youth.
  • Excellent media production skills and social media skills.
  • Integrity, reliability and creativity.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Regional Coordinators
2 Positions
Two (2) Regional Coordinators will be responsible for the development and implementation of project
activities at the county level including the management of a Youth Media Bureau.
They will develop local partnerships, prepare events and write reports on activities.
Specific responsibilities:
  • Provide overall management of the Youth Media Bureau including budget control, technical oversight and quality assurance.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with media outlets, civil society organizations, schools and journalism clubs in the regions.
  • Train and mentor already trained journalists and children/youth using the Youth Media Bureau in formal and informal settings to enable them capture child stories and child rights stories that are credible and creative.
  • Develop partnerships with local media outlets to have child generated produced content aired/ published regularly.
  • Coordinate some activities such as roundtables and forums as per program plans including communicating to relevant staff and guests the training schedules and identifying participants.
Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Journalism and/or Communication.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a reputable Kenyan media outlet or in a reputable CSO.
Skills:
  • Good knowledge on the media industry in Kenya, with existing network in newsrooms, journalism schools and civil society.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good media production skills.
  • Creativity and ability to work under minimum supervision.
Mentors for Bureaus
2 Positions
Two (2) Mentors for Bureaus will be responsible for the implementation of media literacy programs at
the county level and the production of youth generated media content.
Specific responsibilities:
  • At the Youth Media Bureau, deliver media training activities empowering children and youth to tell their own stories and to use media as a tool in support of child rights.
  • Mentor children and youth groups to produce creative stories and publish them in various formats and media platforms (radio, photography, social media, video, newspaper etc.).
  • Ensure that the Youth Media Bureau production facilities are well-maintained at all times and appropriate for the project activities.
  • Provide support in effective production of quality radio programmes.
  • Track usage of the Youth Media Bureau through filing of designated M&E forma and track the broadcast of children and youth’s work for the purposes of project reporting.
Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Journalism and/or Communication.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a reputable Kenyan media outlet – preferable radio station.
Skills:
  • Ability and passion to work with children and youth.
  • Creativity.
  • Excellent radio production skills including scripting, recording and editing. Good social media skills.
Candidates who meet the requirements and are interested in applying for the above positions should send their applications on e-mail to jobskenya@internews.eu
The application should clearly state the position being applied for to be considered and should reach us by COB October 14, 2013.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to contact every applicant.
If you do not hear from us by October 21, 2013, consider your application unsuccessful.