Myanmar: Senior Media Advisor

Internews

About the organization

Internews empowers people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account. We seek to realize the potential of a digitally connected world: a world in which evidence-based information advances human progress, enables broad opportunity and accountability, and fuels vibrant civic debate.

For more than 35 years, in more than 100 countries, Internews has worked to build healthy media and information environments where they are most needed. We have proudly incubated hundreds of sustainable organizations, bolstered the skills of thousands of media professionals, activists, and citizens, and helped these partners reach millions of people with quality, local information.

Duties

GENERAL FUNCTION

Internews seeks a Senior Media Advisor (SMA) for ongoing USAID-funded civil society and media support programs in Mynmar. The SMA is responsible for capacity building of Myanmar media partners, in all areas of media and information ecosystems development from journalism training and content production to business development and management. The Senior Media Advisor reports to the country Director in the systematic execution of the relevant project activities, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting in order to meet project objectives. The SMA will be delegated other management responsibilities by the Country Director as appropriate, including working closely with partner organizations, staff performance management, project management and senior representation roles.

FOR MORE DETAILS, please visit our Careers page: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=1223

Qualifications

Experience managing USG-funded media projects in complex development environments, preferably in South East Asia;
Minimum of 5 year's news management experience;
Experience in journalism training and production;
Experience working with Myanmar media, preferably in-country;
Strong critical thinking and writing skills; excellent communication skills;
Experience creating and managing budgets - subgrants management experience a plus;
Significant ability to analyze and interpret media trends;
Thorough understanding of the technical, political and social issues specific to Myanmar;
International experience training and mentoring journalists or journalists or journalism students, as well as in developing training curriculum;
Proven interpersonal and networking skills with international organizations and donors;
Team-building skills and the ability to manage a diverse staff.

Application instructions

To apply, please submit CV and application to our Careers page: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=1223

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