English
?????????????
23.09.2010 10:28
Category: Vacancy Vacancy

Trainers in environmental civil journalism/ environmental investigation and reporting

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) is seeking for two Trainers to execute the TRAINING IN ENVIRONMENTAL CIVIL JOURNALISM in the framework of ENPI FLEG program, to be held in October 23-26, 2010 in Kahketi region, Georgia. The trainers of the following qualifications are needed:

  1. Trainer in Environmental Investigation and Reporting
  2. Trainer in Environmental civil journalism

FLEG is an international initiative aiming at better forest law enforcement and governance. In our region the ENPI FLEG Program is being implemented by IUCN, WWF and World Bank in collaboration, and is funded by the European Commission. The information flow in the world has been significantly changed lately, due to different social and economic changes in the society. First of all, mainstream mass-media sources that were initially intended to be a tool, interconnecting various social groups, have in many countries become a control arm of powerful economic structures, influencing the mass consciousness with their hidden agenda. At the same time, the Internet communication tools were introduced, that support interpersonal communication and creation of various user generated content. It includes forums, social networks, blogs, web photo and video upload portals, etc. Civil journalism is a very popular concept nowadays, as it is a main prerequisite for a civil society building. Civil journalism is journalism, independent from political or economic pressure (that can include central government, local authorities, owners or editors of magazines/ newspapers etc). This independence is especially important and applicable when talking about environmental problems, law enforcement and governance, corruption etc. Environmental investigation and reporting is a strong tool for a civil journalist, allowing him/her to gather all the needed information and analyze it, finding the roots and consequences of an issue.

Therefore, we see a need for journalists in the European Neighborhood Eastern region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and Russia to be trained in civil journalism and environmental investigation skills. The training will include: 

  • Search and analysis of relevant actual information on forest/ environment issues, based on regional specifics;
  • Environmental  investigation skills;
  • Information dissemination through new media sources – creation of blog, working in social media;
  • Creation of video material – script, editing, upload to video hosting portals ;
  • Blog post writing skills ;
  • Promotion of blogs, using all available tools and methods.

QUALIFICATIONS OF TRAINER in civil journalism:

  • Experience in conducting trainings, especially in related fields: journalism, environmental reporting, civil journalism, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of video production - script, editing, upload to video hosting portals;
  • Knowledge and understanding of environment and forest related issues in the region;
  • Proven project work at international, national and local levels, including some supervisory experience;
  • Ability to analyse and clearly articulate complex issues in an understandable fashion to decision-makers;
  • Highly developed communication skills, including the preparation of high quality reports and the delivery of presentations;
  • Ability to work under pressure, sometimes with extended hours, and to meet tight deadlines without compromising the quality of outputs;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion when dealing with sensitive political issues;
  • Advanced level computer literacy;
  • Fluency in oral and written Russian, knowledge of English language is an asset;
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity to gender issues;

QUALIFICATIONS OF TRAINER in Environmental Reporting/ Investigation:

  • Experience of conducting trainings, especially in related fields: journalism, journalistic investigation, environmental reporting, civil journalism, environmental reporting and investigation etc.
  • Strong knowledge of environmental reporting, investigation and essay writing skills, including blog stylistics and specifications;
  • Knowledge and understanding of environmental and forest related issues in the Region;
  • Practical experience in investigative journalism;
  • Proven project work at international, national and local levels, including some supervisory experience;
  • Ability to analyse and clearly articulate complex issues in an understandable fashion to decision-makers;
  • Highly developed communication skills, including the preparation of high quality reports and the delivery of presentations;
  • Ability to work under pressure, sometimes with extended hours, and to meet tight deadlines without compromising the quality of outputs;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion when dealing with sensitive political issues;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Fluency in oral and written Russian, knowledge of English language is an asset;
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity to gender issues;

Trainer from any ENPI East region country can apply for this position. The working language will be Russian.

CV (in attached format) and letter of interest shall be sent to Ekaterine.nakashidze@enpi-fleg.org  till October 5, 2010. Please, in the subject of your message indicate the position you are applying for.


Files:
 1.03.TOR trainer civil journalism Geogia (83 kB)
 1.03.TOR trainer environmnental investigation Georgia (83 kB)
 1.04.CV sample Georgia (12.3 kB)