16 June 2019
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
20 October 2019
The OSCE Mission to Montenegro provides assistance to the host country to institute reforms, and in further strengthening democratic development in line with the OSCE’s commitments and principles. The Mission works with the national and local authorities, civil society and the media in order to build media professionalism. The Media Programme supports efforts that allow for a constructive use of media in Montenegro.
Having in mind the important role of investigative journalism, the Mission will organise a training aimed at developing research skills of young media professionals from different media outlets, as well as future journalists that are currently studying in the Department of Journalism, University of Montenegro.
The Media Programme therefore invites applications from highly qualified, energetic and experienced international professionals for the temporary consultancy post of International Consultant on Investigative Journalism who will develop and deliver a three-day-training for Montenegrin journalists and students from different media outlets and the Department of Journalism, with the aim to provide participants with essential methods required to engage in investigative journalism. The goal is to equip participants with knowledge about researching, cross-checking, structuring and publishing investigated content. The participants will understand the important role of the media in maintaining good governance and democratic principles.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and in close cooperation with the OSCE Mission to Montenegro/Media Programme Manager, the consultant will be required to perform the following tasks:
Prepare, jointly with the other consultant, the training programme for one 3-day (full days) in-house trainings for a total number of approximately 12 journalists and students of different media outlets and the Department of Journalism, on investigative journalism (including agenda, working methods, handouts and evaluation forms), in English language, by 7 October, 2019 (work from home);
Deliver, jointly with the other consultant, the 3-days (full days) in house training for the group of participants - approximately 6 journalists of different media outlets and 6 students, on investigative reporting, by 11 October, 2019, in Podgorica (3 working days);
Submit a joint training report and evaluation (min. 7 pages), in English language, by 15 October, 2019 (work from home);
Training programme for one 3-day (full days) in-house trainings for a total number of approximately 12 journalists and students of different media outlets and the Department of Journalism, on investigative journalism (including agenda, working methods, handouts and evaluation forms) prepared, jointly with the other consultant, and submitted in English language, by 7 October, 2019 (work from home);
The 3-day (full days) in house training for the group of participants - approximately 6 journalists of different media outlets and 6 students, on investigative reporting - delivered, jointly with the other consultant, by 11 October, 2019, in Podgorica (3 working days);
Joint training report and evaluation (min. 7 pages) submitted, in English language, by 15 October, 2019 (work from home);
University degree in journalism, media, social/political sciences, international relations or other related filed;
At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in media/journalism, investigative reporting or communication sector;
Extensive experience in broadcasting, mobile and web journalism;
Previous experience in training of journalists and editors on topics of broadcasting, web journalism, and investigative reporting;
Knowledge of media development; ability to deal with media development in South-eastern Europe with particular knowledge of the Montenegro media landscape being an additional asset;
Professional knowledge of English language
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
The Expert/Consultant will be remunerated commensurate with his/her experience and qualifications in accordance with the OSCE established rates.
The OSCE Mission to Montenegro will cover all travel related expenses for the Expert.
How To Apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online, using the OSCE online application link.
Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or to offer an appointment with modified Terms of Reference or for a different duration.
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