Re: [J-H-R] Guinea - Job: Training Director for Citizen-Based
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> Training Director for Citizen-Based Election Reporting Program in Guinea
> Deadline to apply: August 10
> The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is seeking a Training
> Director for a journalism training program to emphasize political and
> election coverage for print and broadcast journalists in Guinea. The
> assignment requires a commitment of up to 18 months in Guinea.
> The program, administered by ICFJ with support from the U.S. State
> Department, is based on the principles of civic journalism, emphasizing
> citizen-based coverage addressing the concerns of ordinary Guineans. It
> aims to provide journalists with much-needed training in journalistic
> skills, standards and ethics, and to provide citizens with the accurate
> and balanced information that they need to make good decisions in an
> election and in their daily lives as citizens.
> The programs initial phase will center on the elections to Guineas
> National Assembly, set for December 2007. Trainings of journalists will be
> organized to take place before, during and after the elections and at
> selected intervals afterward in the capital and three other regional
> cities. The project will focus on independent Guinean journalists and
> media with special emphasis on radio. Later stages of the program will
> include training in media business management and financial sustainability
> as well as a segment on the training of local journalism trainers.
> The Training Director will be expected to work with ICFJs partner
> organizations on the ground and with ICFJ staff members in Washington,
> provide narrative and financial reporting according to the needs of ICFJ
> and the program sponsor, as well as organize and supervise the work of
> short-term trainers who will assist in the training at key intervals
> during the program, such as during the parliamentary election. The
> training director, with assistance from local partners, will also rent and
> equip suitable office space for the program, recruit and hire a local
> assistant director for the program and three other local co-trainers.
> Experience in political and election journalism and in broadcast and print
> media as well as fluent French are requirements for the position. The
> ideal candidate will have experience in training journalists as well as
> knowledge of Guinea and its journalism. Salary is commensurate with
> qualifications and experience.
> - Please send a resume, letter of interest and references by August 10 to
> the International Center for Journalists, 1616 H Street NW, Third Floor,
> Washington, D.C. 20006 USA, or jobs@....
> - Please indicate the position you are applying for on the envelope or in
> the e-mail subject line.
> - Please also indicate in your letter where you found out about this
> ICFJ is an equal opportunity employer.