Humanitarian Media Trainer

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 566
Date Posted:Jun 30, 2020
Closing Date:Jul 7, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:3
Functional Area:Media
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:3 - 5 Years
Contract Duration:10 month(s)
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About BBC Media Action:


BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, we partner with civil society, local media and governments to: strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity, and produce creative media outputs which inform and engage audiences around key development issues. Background: BBC Media Action has been working in Afghanistan for over 20 years, delivering media and communications projects on governance and health themes.

Job Summary:

BBC Media Action Afghanistan is delivering projects on empowering local FM stations, journalists and frontline aid workers learn how to undertake effective communications to reach and help local communities in health emergencies particularly with current covid-19 pandemic. 

The Humanitarian Media Trainer will help FM stations, local  journalists and frontline aid workers learn and deliver lifeline programmes and assist them develop quality programmes in their daily output that can inform, empower and connect local communities during primary and secondary impacts of Coronavirus.  

Duties & Responsibilities:


Develop training material, including handouts and presentations on covid-19, editorial, technical and studio gears. 

Train the partner FM radio stations and build their skill to produce relevant covid-19 radio features.

Review the script, comment and guide the local FM station partners for any recommended changes.

Manage relationships with the local FM stations throughout the project, and be their main of contact.

Support the design of training workshops for FM stations, and manage logistics and arrangements for those workshops.

Support local FM stations and local journalists understand and use online learning resources that the project will provide.

Advise local FM stations and local journalists to help them maintain strong production and editorial values.

Use project contacts to link local FM stations to contributors, interviewees and aid workers for their content on covid-19, where appropriate.

Support other project teams in the production of other project media outputs where necessary.

Perform other duties as requested by organizations and liaise with other internal teams as required.

Job Requirement:

Experience of Media Training as form of aid in humanitarian crisis. 

Experience in developing behaviour change communication training material, including handout, training plan and presentations.

Experience in radio production with proven experience exercising editorial responsibility and judgement on controversial topics.

Experience of making radio programming on health, social and cultural topics.

 Ability to assess safety and security issues involved in media production and reporting.

Fluent in local Dari and Pashto languages and English language

Ability to travel to the provinces for the training and mentoring purpose

Strong planning and organising skills, including some understanding of project management.

Monitor outputs humanitarian context and ensure that the program adequately responds to reducing the stress and suffering caused by new coronavirus and covid-19.

Providing support and building the capacity of the FM partners in the humanitarian emergency covid-19 responses.

Contribution in designing of the humanitarian and emergency response to covid-19.

Analysing humanitarian covid-19 situation and provide relevant information to the local FM partners. 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Interested qualified female or male Afghan national’s candidates should submit their CV with cover letter explaining their interest and suitability for the post to:

Please remember to mention the position title and province in the subject line of your e-mails. 

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.

The applications may not be accepted later than 7th July, 2020.

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