Short-Term Consultant: Thematic Expert, Coastal Resilience

Internews

About the organization

At Internews, we believe everyone deserves trustworthy news and information to make informed decisions about their lives and hold power to account. We train journalists and digital rights activists, tackle disinformation, and offer business expertise to help media outlets become financially sustainable. We do all of this in partnership with local communities – who are the people best placed to know what works.

We support independent media in 100 countries, from radio stations in refugee camps, to hyper-local news outlets, to individual activists and reporters. We’ve helped our partners reach millions of people with quality, local information that saves lives, improves livelihoods, and holds institutions accountable.

Duties

Internews' Earth Journalism Network is launching a new global project focusing on strengthening coastal resilience. The project is designed to increase media coverage and journalists' understanding of these issues. We are looking for consultant to act as a thematic expert in coastal resilience to inform our work and assist with program activities.

The project's activities will include:

• Nine webinars for journalists and media professional. The webinars will focus on coastal resilience issues and regional solutions to strengthen coastal resilience, and will take place in 2022 and 2023.
• Five tip sheets on relevant coast resilience topics to support journalists in their reporting.
• Two story grant opportunities for journalists around the world.

To learn more, please visit our Careers page.

Qualifications

• Technical and/or practical knowledge of coastal resilience topics, including but not limited to the following: an understanding of land use and climate impacts on coastal erosion; modeling/mapping of projected sea level rise, saltwater intrusion and groundwater upwelling; living shoreline stabilization; mangrove, salt marsh, wetlands and estuarine restoration to mitigate storm surges and reduce flood risk; reef and island restoration to strengthen coastal buffers and improve resilience; coastal resilience master plans for cities; and conversations of marine and coastal biodiversity.
• A science communication mindset and willingness to work with journalists, including those for whom English may not be their first language. Ability to interpret scientific research for non-technical audiences.
Experience in extension training and community outreach.
• A robust international peer network of field experts and/or potential sources for journalists.

Application instructions

To apply, please submit CV and optionally a cover letter via our Careers page.

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