Monday, October 03, 2005

Recruitment of a Human Rights trainer for Journalists in Kabul

Internews Europe in partnership with the Afghan media NGO, Nai are carrying out a 12 month media development project in Afghanistan.

Currently, Nai is seeking a media professional to conduct training for journalists on Human rights. Through a series of seminars, the training will be conducted to support journalists' understanding of human rights issues in order to contribute towards a strong 'human rights culture' in Afghanistan.

The trainer will equip the journalists with the necessary tools to enable them to appreciate the importance of respecting human rights and also educate the masses through the media in order to uphold democratic values.

The successful candidate will have a strong journalism background and / or experience training journalists in emerging democracies with substantial experience related to human rights. The candidate will be expected to work in Kabul for at least two months.

Nai whose primary task is to support broadcast media in Afghanistan has established a training centre in the Afghan capital Kabul, where working journalists from across the country will be trained in various journalism and radio production skills including business management. The project is funded by the European Commission.

Job Responsibilities:

Train journalists on how to report on all human rights issues including access to justice and equal protection before the law.

Train journalists to produce human rights programmes to effectively enhance attitudinal and behavioral change of the public.

Train broadcasters ethical issues of vulnerable groups such as orphans and children on the street whose rights are grossly abused.

This includes child and forced marriages.

The trainer will also produce a block of training materials to be used during the training and beyond the training cycle.

Help journalists create a network with human rights groups in Afghanistan in order to enhance coordination and further training.

Qualifications/Experience:

At least 5 years experience in journalism/radio production

Experience working in developing countries, preferably in Muslim countries.

Previous experience in journalism training.

Be in possession of a university degree in either journalism or human
rights Law degree.

Working knowledge of Dari or Pashto.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter not later than 11th
October 2005 to:

Ms. Roya Sakha at:
mailto:roya.sakha@internews.org
roya.sakha@internews.org
Nai-Internews Afghanistan

1 comment:

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