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IREX: Media Trainer – Consultant, no deadline

DATE REVISED: 8/10/2020

POSITION TITLE: Media Trainer – Consultant

REPORTS TO: Project Director

LOCATION: Remote with possible Sub-Saharan Africa travel


IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.


IREX is seeking consultants/trainers between October 2020 and December 2021, to be hired to prepare and deliver regionally contextualized online trainings and workshops to journalists and other media practitioners in Sub-Saharan Africa. There will be trainings in English, French and Portuguese. Some limited in-person training may be included depending on travel conditions as related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This position is contingent on funding.


  • In coordination with the Project Director, other trainers and stakeholders prepare regionally appropriate online workshop curricula for regional participants;
  • Provide training, technical assistance, mentoring and capacity building to local journalists;
  • Deliver trainings focused on topics including media professionalism and ethics, crisis reporting, risk mitigation and safety for journalists, fact-checking and countering disinformation, and media funding and business models;
  • Contribute to program data collection and reporting;
  • Other activities as agreed upon between IREX and the selected consultant.


  • 3-5 years’ experience conducting trainings, specifically training individuals in media/journalism.
  • Experience in online training for adults;
  • In-depth local/regional knowledge and expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Experience working in cross-cultural environments;
  • Fluency in English required, additional proficiency in French and/or Portuguese preferred;
  • Experience training in Zulu, Swahili or other Sub-Saharan languages a plus;
  • Excellent communication skills.

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