IFJ is looking for four media development experts!

The International Federation of Journalists is looking for four media development experts to conduct a mapping of current trends in the media sector, of existing donor support to media development and a gap analysis and needs assessment to make recommendations to the EU on new assistance programmers in the media sector of countries in the European Union’s neighbourhood region.

The call falls under the European Union’s FWC SIEA 2018- Lot 3 - Human Rights, Democracy and Peace programme

Experts sought include

1 Team leader and 3 Experts on Media Development

Each applicant must be fluent in either

  • English and Arabic

Or

  • English and Russian

They should also have experience of media development in either

  • Neighbourhood East (Armenia, Azerbaijan Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine)

Or

  • Neighbourhood South (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia

The Team Leader must be able to demonstrate the following:

Qualifications and skills:

  • Education at least Masters Degree Academic level in Social Sciences, Political Sciences, International relations, Journalism, Law or other relevant field. In the absence of a Masters Degree, at least 5years of equivalent professional experience. (which must be above the general professional experience duration fixed below)

  • Proven excellent communication, writing and leadership skills

  • Proven programme or project management skills

General professional experience

  • At least 12 (twelve) years of experience

Specific professional experience

  • Out of the 12 (twelve) years of general experience

    • At least 8 (eight) years of cumulated experience in journalism, media development and related fields

    • At least 3 (three) years of experience with media development programmes (at least 2 (two) different media development programmes)

    • Proven experience in the Neighbourhood region is mandatory

    • At least 3 (three) years of experience as Team Leader

    • Proven experience with media development programmes in the Neighbourhood region is an asset

    • Proven experience with EU-funded media development programmes is an asset

Language skills

  • It is mandatory to have one of the two following combination of languages:

1/ Fluent in English and Arabic (working level of French would be an asset)

2/ Fluent in English and Russian (knowledge of one of the Neighbourhood East local languages would be an asset)

The Experts 1.2 and 3 must be able to demonstrate the following:

Qualifications and skills:

  • Education at least Masters Degree Academic level in Social Sciences, Political Sciences, International relations, Journalism, Law or other relevant field. In the absence of a Masters Degree, at least 5years of equivalent professional experience. (which must be above the general professional experience duration fixed below)

  • Proven excellent communication and writing skills

General professional experience

  • At least 6 (six) years of experience

Specific professional experience

  • Out of the 6 (six) years of general experience

    • At least 4 (four) years of experience of cumulated experience in journalism, media development and related fields

    • Proven experience with media development programmes (experience with programmes in the Neighbourhood region would be an asset)

    • Proven experience as a journalist is an asset

    • Proven experience in the Neighbourhood region is mandatory and an asset (see further specifications of mandatory requirements for the team as a whole)

Language skills

  • It is mandatory to have one of the two following combination of languages:

1/ Fluent in English and Arabic (working level of French would be an asset)

2/ Fluent in English and Russian

Total Number of Working Days

Team leader: 120

Experts 1, 2 and 3: 100

The experts must be available from April 2019

Interested candidates should submit their CV and statements of exclusivity and availability to the IFJ by Midnight Monday 11th March at oliver@ifj.org

For further information please see the attached TOR and templates for the CV and exclusivity/availability statement.

- Team Leader CV template

- Expert Neighbourhood CV template

- TOR

- Exclusivity Statement

For more information, please contact IFJ on +32 2 235 22 16

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