IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) is seeking for a Training Consultant Company (NGO, Logistical Company, Firm etc.) to train journalists about the interaction among the political, economic, and social aspects of the forestry industry in the context of illegal logging, in the framework of ENPI FLEG program in Armenia.
About the Program: The ENPI FLEG program supports governments, civil society, and the private sector in participating countries in the development of sound and sustainable forest management practices, including the reducing the incidence of illegal forestry activities. Participating countries include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. This program is funded by the European Union and is being implemented by the World Bank, WWF and IUCN.
Under the overall and direct supervision of the ENPI-FLEG Program Country Communications Coordinator Armenia, the Training Consultant will be responsible for the coordination, management and implementation of the training.
The goals of the training are to improve the quality and quantity of coverage of illegal logging in Armenia and to build capacity among journalists to improve reporting on related issues.
This will include following responsibilities:
• Advise on training needs of journalists on course content in cooperation with FLEG experts;
• Plan timetable; Prepare training materials, handout notes, practical exercises
• Recruit journalists who have covered or are interested in covering illegal logging issues, maintaining balance between Yerevan and other marzes (provinces), gender, print/broadcast/online;
• Communicate with selected participants, confirm attendance;
• Organize travel and accommodation where required for participants;
• Provide training venue and equipment (projector, laptop, internet, photocopier);
• Provide catering during course sessions (coffee break, lunch);
• Copy and distribute course materials;
• Arrange field trips;
• Monitor broadcast/publication of reports developed during the course;
• Organize a competition among journalists for the best television, radio, print and electronic material on illegal logging;
• Provide accurate information and advice to the Country Communications Coordinator in a timely fashion so that all required technical and financial reports can be submitted;
• Work with the IUCN Consultants to clearly communicate results, success stories and key messages from project;
• During external communications use requirements of Guidelines for External Communications of the ENPI FLEG Program.
Tentative agenda and presentations, followed by Q&A
• Political economy of forestry industry;
• Political, economic and social aspects of illegal logging;
• Main structures involved in the process;
• Future agenda;
• Resources for journalists: reports, websites, databases, etc.
• Almost a group of 10-15 journalists trained to produce quality TV/radio reports and articles for print and online media on political, economic and social aspects of illegal logging;
• These journalists are supported in the development of specific reports on identified topics for the mentioned media;
• Field trip to area(s) cut illegally, with erosion issues, meetings with local actors.
The position requires a company (non-profit or for-profit) with proven qualification and experience in media training (at least 7 years). The following specific qualifications must be met:
• Legally registered company in Armenia
• At least 7 years industry experience in media training, design and delivery of training courses, instructional design, content creation and evaluating training effectiveness;
• Rich institutional and human capacities for organizing media trainings;
• A developed culture of a learning organization;
• Knowledge of forestry related issues in Armenia is desired;
• Cultural awareness and sensitivity to gender issues.
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Duration: 1 month with likelihood of extension
Starting date: May 25, 2010
Application process: Applications should be emailed to: email@example.com using the references forms provided.
Deadline: final deadline for submitting applications is May 20, 2010. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.