USAID Freedom House Jobs – Media Specialist

Job Title:  Media Specialist
Organization: Freedom House
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief of Party
About US:
Freedom House
promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research,
advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in
identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports,
including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and
Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the
right of every individual to be free.
Job Summary: The Media
Specialist will be responsible for design and implementation of activities to
advance flow of information in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Offer technical direction and oversight of
programmatic activities to advance the free flow of information in Uganda with
a focus on media professionalization, strengthening institutions that regulate
the media, and the promotion and protections of individual rights to access of
Provide direction and assistance to promote
sustainability and build capacity of local organizations and media houses at
both the national and sub-national levels;
In collaboration with partner organizations, foster
network building and other initiatives that strengthen media associations;
Design and implement trainings to build the skills
of journalists in human rights, rule of law, investigative journalism, and
Monitor and evaluate processes, and write program
reports to ensure completion of program objectives;
Support the COP to ensure programmatic compliance
with USG rules and regulations;
Work in liason with the COP, develop advocacy
initiatives to support freedom of expression and access to information in
Assist the COP with fundraising, which includes
developing concept notes, proposals, budgets, etc.;
Required to travel extensively to project sites
within Uganda and occasionally within the region and the Unites States;
Other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate should possess a master’s degree
in journalism, mass media, or in a related social science discipline;
A minimum of three years’ experience in media advocacy
and engagement on rule of law and human rights matters;
Two years of technical experience in dealing with
multiple stakeholders including the media, judiciary, CSOs, and adjudication
institutions in a developing country;
Must have demonstrated experience in media in
Expertise in communications, investigative
journalism, and/or advocacy;
Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to
create and maintain effective working relationships with local partners, government
officials, media houses, as well as in-country and foreign experts;
Demonstrated ability to mobilize communities and
encourage the inclusion of marginalized groups;
Demonstrated experience in developing activity work
plans, budgets, implementing programmatic activities, and providing short-term
technical assistance;
Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, and other
donor approaches to civil society development;
Strong knowledge of human rights principles and
mechanisms, and democracy promotion;
Strong ability to communicate effectively in
English, both orally and in writing;
Ability to use productivity software such as MS
Word, Outlook, PowerPoint; and Microsoft Excel.
How to Apply:
All qualified
candidates who have relevant Ugandan work permits should complete an online
application and submit a resume, and cover letter with salary history and
desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered
for the position) at the web link below.
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Deadline: 26th November, 2015
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