Wednesday, November 5, 2008

JOB- Representative Office of Internews Network in the Kyrgyz Republic

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JOB- Representative Office of Internews Network in the Kyrgyz Republic

Posted by: Mariya Rasner <>

Representative Office of Internews Network in the Kyrgyz Republic
Position: Resident Advisor, Kyrgyz Republic
Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Supervisor: Country Director, Kyrgyz Republic
Reports to: Country Director, Kyrgyz Republic
Works closely with: All Kyrgyzstan-based staff including program,
finance and admin staff; staff across Central Asia; and US-based
program support unit staff
Supervises: TBD

!!!Candidates from the Newly Independent States (NIS) are welcome to apply!!!

General function:

The Resident Advisor oversees and manages a multi-faceted two-year
media training project in Kyrgyzstan, providing oversight, training,
mentoring and continued support to build the capacity of local media
outlets, individual journalists and media trainers. The Resident
Advisor oversees the entire training program that combines elements of
long-term seminars, residencies, extensive follow-up and mentorship,
guest lectures, student television production, targeted management
training and industry events. The Resident Advisor is responsible for
identifying and forging partnerships with the most progressive
university journalism departments and linking their most capable
students with media outlets and professionals through internships and
other opportunities. The Resident Advisor must be engaged in all
aspects of program management, representation, donor liaising,
communications and finance and administrative functions of Internews'
work in Kyrgyzstan. The Resident Advisor is expected to track the
development in media in Kyrgyzstan, provide the Internews management
team with a strong understanding of the local media context and
players, as well as an awareness of broader political and development
trends in Kyrgyzstan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other
duties may be assigned:

* Provides strategic, operational and representational leadership to
ensure that the multi-faceted media training program in the Kyrgyz
Republic is meeting its goals and targets
* Conducts trainings of trainers, provides on-going mentorship and
manages a group of local media professionals and university instructors
* Conducts trainings for local television, radio and print media outlets
* Liaises with journalism faculties across Kyrgyzstan and engages
students and instructors in the program
* Oversees production of a student television program
* Brings international best practices and experience to local media,
students and trainers
* Travels outside of Bishkek to identify, provide training to and
mentor local media and university partners
* Oversees program monitoring and evaluation to ensure data gathered
and lessons learned are fed back into program development
* Prepares and assembles materials for monthly and quarterly
reports, in compliance with donor guidelines
* Assists the Country Director in representing the program to donors
and partners as necessary
* Maintains a thorough knowledge of the media landscape in
Kyrgyzstan, the general development of political institutions, and a
broad understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing media
across Central Asia


* Advanced studies in journalism, and/or minimum of 5 years
experience in media
* Experience with issues of journalism education on the professional
level and at universities
* Experience with professional capacity-building programs/trainings
for journalists and media outlets
* Experience conducting trainings of trainers and professional
seminars for media
* Experience with television production (preferred)
* Experience in Central Asia (strongly preferred)
* Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and
the ability to negotiate
* Proven ability to mentor and build skills of local staff/journalists
* Strong leadership, staff management, team-building, and
organizational skills
* Strong critical thinking and writing skills; excellent communication skills
* Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member
* Excellent Russian language skills, English preferred

Please email your resume by November 15 to

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