Haiti: Haiti: Emergency Journalism Advisor

Organization: Internews Europe
Country: Haiti
Closing date: 21 Nov 2016

Summary

Internews Humanitarian Information Service in Haiti is responding to the information needs of those affected by Hurricane Matthew. The project aims to increase the quantity, reach & impact of life-saving humanitarian information to the thousands who are displaced, have lost their homes and livelihoods, and remain vulnerable to health and other risks. The project also aims to give people a voice on the many issues affecting their lives and futures, and to open channels for communication between affected communities and the humanitarians who seek to help them.

Scope of Work

  • Travel to disaster affected areas of Haiti.
  • Work closely with the Country Representative, the Humanitarian Technical Advisor and the Humanitarian Liaison Officer to formulate, implement and adapt plans for the assistance of the Haitian media sector.
  • Oversee and coordinate the work of the Assistant Journalism Trainer.
  • Mobilize, coordinate and support Haitian journalists working to provide humanitarian information to hurricane affected communities.
  • Provide training, technical support and mentoring to radio outlets and journalism networks with special emphasis on meeting the evolving information needs of affected communities.
  • Provide input and support to the operation of Internews emergency broadcast kit.
  • Provide regular written reports to the Country Representative and to Internews HQ as needed
  • Manage and account for expenditures related to project activities
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Fluency in spoken and written English and French.
  • Minimum 5 years radio broadcasting experience.
  • Experience in facilitation and training using hands-on participatory approaches.
  • Experience in broadcast training and mentoring, preferably in relation to humanitarian issues.
  • Proficient in use of digital field recording equipment, basic studio equipment and software, such as Adobe Audition, CoolEdit Pro and/or similar packages.
  • Experience living and working in challenging environments, including humanitarian responses, and/or developing countries and/or conflict zones.
  • Good knowledge of the mandates and modalities of the international humanitarian sector including the UN cluster system.
  • An understanding of the vision/mission, core values and objectives of Internews.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team in a challenging and a highly fluid environment.
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful, and, at times, dangerous situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules.
  • Psychological resilience and a sense of humor.
  • Relevant university degree.

Benefits Information:

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Europe. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Europe’s offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our About Working for Internews page

How to apply:

https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=612

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