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Short-Term Consultant: Biodiversity Media Advisor

Internews is looking to engage a Biodiversity Media Consultant to help organize the convenings and develop resource materials that will be made available online and shared with the Forums attendants to better understand the topics covered.

Scope of work
  • Develop conservation resource materials – tip sheets, fact sheets, graphics, media kits;
  • Design the above-mentioned resource materials in ready-to-use/-share formats across all platforms (social media and legacy);
  • Together with the Project Manager, plan forums, including identifying speakers and topics;
  • Research, design and write each forum’s topic description and background, to be shared on EJN’s and Partners’ websites together with the registration link;
  • Host/ moderate the conventions;
  • Using the EJN process, identify partners and journalists to invite to forums;
  • Prepare Pre and Post Surveys to be used by the forum’s attendees;
  • Share speakers’ contacts and resource materials with the forum attendants during and after the forums;
  • Follow up with the partners, journalists and all forum attendees to document and archive any story produced, or usage of the information shared at the forum;
  • Write journalists story grants call, and together with EJN/ Internews staff help judge the applicants;
  • Mentor the story grantees;
  • Prepare reports after each forum;
  • In all duties, demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
  • Experience working as an environment journalist or as a communications lead for a conservation-based Organisation
  • Expertise in graphic design
  • An experienced public speaker with a demonstrated ability to host high-level, multicultural events
  • A good understanding of conservation, wildlife, the environment, and climate change issues in East Africa and most specifically in Kenya
  • Media networks and contacts, or the ability to build such networks
  • Proven ability to work with diverse people and organizations
  • University degree in Communications, Journalism, or any other equivalent educational background

This is a short-term, part-time consultancy based remotely in Kenya or partially remote from our Nairobi, Kenya office. Contingent upon COVID-related travel restrictions, the successful candidate may travel to partners’ offices throughout Kenya. This is a short-term consultancy with an anticipated Level of Effort of 90 days, expected to begin in September 2022 and end in June 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates should apply soon.

To apply, please click here.

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: Internews Network and Internews Europe

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Nairobi, Kenya


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