Internews is seeking a Senior Media Advisor for a USAID-funded media support project in Tunisia. The Senior Media Advisor provides technical expertise in reporting on capacity building in democratic and economic governance after discussions and coordination with traditional and online media, respective institutions, Tunisian journalists and civil society. The Senior Media Advisor will report to the Regional Program Manager in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) program management unit at Internews.
- Provide technical support to the Regional Director, Regional Program Manager, and local Political Transition Processes team.
- Liaise directly with USAID regarding the media environment in Tunisia.
- Provide technical expertise on the design of relevant trainings, mentoring programs, and/or consultations to local media outlets to produce engaging, quality reporting that holds government to account.
- Assess the current media landscape, viewership, trends and needs of the target audience to create a baseline and design assistance.
- In coordination with Monitoring & Evaluation and Social Media Officers, track and monitor the medium- to long-term impact of financial and capacity-building support to local partners.
- In coordination with the Project Manager, oversee the implementation of technical project activities according to the implementation timeline.
- Support regular progress reporting with technical insights on the media environment in Tunisia.
- Nurture relationships with media outlets, research institutions, media literacy initiatives, and media support organizations in the region.
- Provide technical support, guidance and mentoring to media partners on topics related to reporting on democratic and economic governance and electoral issues.
- Compile media monitoring reports that highlight challenges, trends, and opportunities in the sector.
- Support strategic communications efforts of Internews in coordination with the Regional Director and Regional Program Manager to promote and publicize Internews activities.
- Strengthen relationships with other international media organizations and coordinate to ensure the de-duplication of efforts.
- Support business development outreach with funder agencies in Tunisia.
- In all duties, an understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
- Ability to work and reside in Tunis.
- Fluency in English is required; proficiency in French and/or Arabic preferred.
- Proven experience managing donor-funded media projects in transition countries.
- Demonstrated news management experience.
- Experience in journalism training, particularly political, investigative and election reporting.
- Experience training and mentoring journalists or journalism students, as well as developing a training curriculum.
- Ability to analyze, interpret and report on media trends.
- Strong critical thinking and writing skills; excellent communication skills.
- Thorough understanding of the technical, political and social issues specific to Tunisia.
- Team-building skills and the ability to manage a diverse staff.
Internews Network is an EEO/AAP/OFCCP employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. Internews does not discriminate based on race, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
Internews plans to open an office in Tunis, Tunisia. Ultimately, this role may be based fully in-office, partially in-office, or fully remotely from Tunisia. Candidates based anywhere in Tunisia are welcome to apply. You must have independent work authorization in Tunisia that does not require sponsorship from Internews.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon.
This is a limited duration position, with an expected term of one year; this position may be extended.
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Organisation: Internews Network