Dec 24, 2015

Journalist Safety Trainer

Employer: IREX
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

About IREX

IREX is an international non-profit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

Summary of the position

The SAFE Initiative applies an integrated approach with human-centric trainings to media practitioners world-wide.

The Journalist Safety Trainer (JST), under the supervision of the Center Manager will be contracted on full time basis. He/she will be responsible for the design, preparation and delivery of holistic safety training and workshops for media practitioners in East Africa.

The position is based in Nairobi and will require travel.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Journalist Safety Trainer will;
In coordination with the Center Manager and Physical Safety Trainer, prepare regionally appropriate trainings and workshop curriculum for East African media practitioners.
Design, develop, review and contextualize lessons in physical safety and risk management to suit program participants and ensure integrated approach in training materials.
Deliver contextualized lessons in physical safety and risk management that reflect the integrated safety framework.
Develop integrated standard operating procedures and individual risk mitigation plans at trainings as required.
Provide risk-reducing security strategies to high-risk journalists.
Provide mentoring and support to partner organizations, media outlets and CSOs.

Skills and Qualifications
Experience in conducting trainings and adult learning preferred.
Media or journalism professionals preferred.
Familiarity with the East African landscape.
Excellent communication and people skills.

Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.



Applications will be considered as they are received. Applications will be accepted until the closing date, unless the position is filled earlier.