The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (OSCE PCU) is working on implementation of several initiatives related to strengthening media freedom in Ukraine. Those efforts consist of activities of various formats, focused on strengthening the ability of Ukrainian media to use self-regulation mechanisms to promote ethical and qualitative journalism. Such activities require narrow area of expertise, combining knowledge of Ukrainian media environment and international practices, understanding of legal background and organizational arrangements of media outlets, as well as practical experience in journalism. In this regard, the OSCE PCU is looking for local and international professionals to expand its’ roster of media experts.
The expertise is required for development, introduction and delivery of training programme for media ethical standard ombudsperson and conduction of dialogue discussion on diverse issues in media community. More specifically, the selected experts are expected to be qualified to fulfil the following tasks:
• analyze international experience on implementing model of media ethical standard ombudsperson in media outlets;
• review specifics of Ukrainian media and their editorial policies;
• develop communication strategy for piloting model of media ethical standard ombudsperson in Ukrainian media;
• develop frameworks for cooperation between media ethical standard ombudsperson and media outlets;
• develop training program and manual for work of media ethical standard ombudsperson based on Codecs of Journalism Ethics;
• analyze the historical flow of self-regulation tools and mechanisms in Ukraine;
• include philosophical essentials of media self-regulation to the manual and other working materials, correlating it with modern media environment.
• university degree, preferably in journalism, philosophy, law or other social sciences;
• minimum of five years of experience in the field of journalism, media management, analytical researches, elaboration of training;
• experience in working with editorial and ethical standards;
• demonstrated knowledge of managing journalists and editorial teams;
• substantial experience in conducting analysis, designing, implementing, and developing editorial policies, as well as coaching journalists and media managers;
• work experience in international self-regulated media would be an asset;
• understanding and knowledge on available media self-regulation models, in particular press ombudsmen;
• excellent analytical, communication and negotiation skills;
• experience in working with international organizations and NGO (experience in co-operation with Ukrainian NGOs would be an asset);
• professional fluency in English or Ukrainian or Russian;
• computer literacy (especially related to presentation software).
According to the PCU consultancy fees guidelines.
We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system at https://jobs.osce.org; the Vacancy Number is VNUKRС00605. The deadline for applications is 14 April 2020. If you have difficulties with the online system, please use the Internet Explorer to find the vacancy or you may use the OSCE's off-line Application Form available at https://jobs.osce.org/uk/resources/document/anketa-na-vakansiyu; you should complete the Application Form and send it via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the title of the position on the Application Form and in the cover message subject. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Details of the assignment and contract may be further discussed during the interviews.
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