Regional Technical Media Advisor

Liberia

Fulltime

Internews Network

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About the Company

Internews Network is implementing a USAID-funded Media Activity program in Liberia aimed to enhance the human and institutional capacity of the media sector while advocating for and maintaining current media freedoms to reliably carry out responsible journalism, drive reforms, and increase revenue.  In the course of the implementation of the program, Internews is currently looking for a qualified and motivated full-time Regional Technical Media Advisor to be based in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. Qualified females are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Role

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Regional Technical Media Advisor

JOB TYPE:                                 Full-Time

LOCATION:                                    Buchanan, Grand Bassa with oversight on River Cess,

Sinoe, Grand Kru, Maryland,

Grand Gedeh and River Gee

Counties)

DURATION:                                    An initial one year, with possibility of extension

SALARY :                                         Negotiable

SUPERVISOR/MANAGER:  Senior Journalism Trainer

SCOPE OF THE ROLE:

Internews Network is implementing a USAID-funded Media Activity program in Liberia aimed to enhance the human and institutional capacity of the media sector while advocating for and maintaining current media freedoms to reliably carry out responsible journalism, drive reforms, and increase revenue.  In the course of the implementation of the program, Internews is currently looking for a qualified and motivated full-time Regional Technical Media Advisor to be based in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. Qualified females are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Regional Technical Media Advisor will provide embedded support, lead and advice Internews’ work with radio media outlets especially community radio stations (CRSs) on training, mentoring and the management of media resource centers ensuring financial viability, sustainability, and development of the Liberia radio sector. The Regional Technical Media Advisor will report to the Senior Journalism Trainer.

MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides training to community radio station managers, journalists, and talk show

hosts.

  • Supervises mentorship program at Community Radio Stations in assigned

  • Manages the Media Resource Center at duty station, providing mentoring and technical support to journalists and other users.

  • Advises on the design and implementation of Media Activity small grants scheme to media

outlets, and equipment grants.

  • Provides support and ideas on sharing of content between community radio

  • Support media business training activities

  • Participate in media assessment and other media research activities during project

Implementation

  • Serves as field-based representative of Internews and USAID Media Activity

  • Support community radio licensing process with LTA and MICAT

  • Provides advice and support to the organization of community media forums.

  • Contribute to USAID Media Activity M&E Activities through the project

implementation

  • Report on program activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelors’ degree in journalism, mass communications or related field.

Post graduate qualification will be an advantage.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of five years in radio journalism including production, broadcast, programming, training, and mentoring; experience in radio management a  plus

  • Alternately ten or more years of extensive and proven record in radio journalism

including programming, production, broadcasting, training, and development.

  • Experience in media training required.

  • Experience in providing support to women in radio journalism.

SKILLS:

  • Knowledge and experience with radio equipment.

  • Good computer skills including radio editing software.

  • Strong commitment to teamwork.

  • Effective communication, motivating leadership and interpersonal skills.

Enquiries and application for this position should be sent by email to HRLiberia@internews.org  not later than 5pm on March 11, 2022.  The application should consist of a cover letter explaining your motivation, salary expectations, names of 3 references as well as an up-to-date CV/Resume. 

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