Turkey: Gender Media Expert – Middle East

Organization: Free Press Unlimited
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 02 Jan 2017

Free Press Unlimited is looking for a Gender Media Expert. Expected start date in February in the Middle East (Turkey).

Aimed to integrate gender sensitive reporting in the capacity building programme for media outlet and institutional Middle East partners (Syria) the suitable candidate will train, advise and coach on gender balance. In a number of consultancies the gender-media expert will work together with a senior coach/trainer to design workshops, do the follow-up and coaching of journalists and members of media institutions based on an agreed methodology and tools. The expert will help to monitor content of trainees on gender sensitive aspects aimed to activate the knowledge and skills developed in the trainings. The result should lead to an increase in professionally produced stories that are fully gender sensitive.
The expert and the coach cooperation is aimed to keep synergy and continuity in the learning programme as well as result oriented. The consultancies will be on basic (or intermediate) level, however the needs assessment results will be the guideline to tailor made the consultancy design and to define its level.

Job responsibilities:

  • To deliver trainings;
  • To contribute with theory and reference work to support the methodology of the training;
  • To adjust if necessary learning tools;
  • To localise the material, and bring examples to use for comparison and reflection;
  • To design the coaching and shadowing syllabus on: gender sensitive reporting, stereotyping, and gender audience concerns including;
  • To adjust if necessary learning tools;
  • To localise the material, and bring examples to use for comparison and reflection;
  • To have good assessment tools that can be used to evaluate the follow-up and coaching and the trainees’ performances;
  • To report on the results of the follow-up and coaching and give recommendations to the trainees, to the organisations where the trainees work at and to Free Press Unlimited.

Your profile:

  • Proven educational background and/or work experience as a trainer in a similar or the designated field;
  • Proven training experience;
  • Experience with gender and gender related journalism/media;
  • Knowledgeable about the Middle East society, culture, history;
  • Fluency in Arabic and English, written and spoken;
  • Good research and analytic skills;
  • Knowledgeable about ethical issues within the field of journalism;
  • Ability to monitor, evaluate, and recognise weaknesses and strengths of the trainees.
  • Good communication and inter-cultural skills; able to effectively communicate with trainees, other trainers and supervisors;
  • Pedagogical/didactic teaching skills;
  • Available for at least 16 full time days, in a period of 10 months, from February to November 2017.

Minimum requirements

  • Minimum five years’ experience of progressive professional experience in media and gender.
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in gender studies, social science, or a relative discipline..
  • Extensive field-based experience, preferably in the Middle East and conflict zones.
  • Extensive experience in media and gender research

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How to apply:

Interested?

If you are interested in this position, please send your motivation letter and CV (preferably in PDF format) no later than 2 January 2017 to vacanciesejsm[AT}freepressunlimited.org.

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