Code for Africa (CfA) is hiring a Media Trainer (remote based position anywhere in Africa): Apply!!

Code for Africa (CfA) has an immediate vacancy for a full-time Media Trainer to join its Knowledge team. Candidates can be based anywhere in Africa.

The media trainer will join CfA’s Knowledge team and play a vital role in promoting CfA’s capacity building initiatives for media, government, universities, and civil society across Africa. This will involve developing curriculum and training materials, and providing training and mentorship to various stakeholders.

The ideal candidates will have demonstrable experience investigating information manipulation using OSINT tools as well as recent experience in running and implementing training programmes and other capacity building initiatives. They must be versatile and quick learners, capable of swiftly acquiring new skills and effectively training others in those skills. They will be required to regularly create new training curriculums as well improve and innovate existing curriculum to address the evolving demands of the media industry, ensuring all aspects of training remain best of breed.

Required qualifications

  • 2+ years experience working in the media industry
  • Proven proficiency with fact-checking, investigative journalism, data journalism or other methodologies that combine technology and media.
  • An understanding of influence operations, including both disinformation and misinformation, as well as digital amplification and viral media techniques.
  • 3+ years of experience as a media trainer/educator, or a related position.
  • Proficient in English (spoken and written)
  • Excellent pedagogical expertise and the ability to design engaging and effective training curricula using adult learning principles and instructional design methodologies.
  • Experience in delivering training across multiple platforms, including but not limited to, in-person and online training, as well as in individual mentorship.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills, with the ability to engage and inspire diverse audiences.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail in order to manage and drive multiple training initiatives simultaneously
  • Possesses a growth mindset – always monitoring and proactively learning about new media techniques and technologies
  • Empathetic communication and listening skills, plus a sensitivity to and ability to work with cross-cultural dynamics.
  • Familiarity with media literacy frameworks, methodologies, ethics and best practices.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to adjust training methods based on participants’ learning styles and needs.

Preferred qualifications

  • A relevant degree in journalism, communication or media studies.
  • Familiarity with verification techniques and tools such as InVid, Google verification tools, TruthNest, Telegago, Botometer etc.
  • Familiarity with social listening tools such as CrowdTangle, Meltwater, MediaCloud etc.
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as WordPress’ LearnDash platform.
  • Experience working with a variety of teams, such as journalists, data analysts, and subject matter experts from various fields.
  • Deep understanding of and experience in the education technology, and/or digital innovation space in Africa.
  • Proficient in French.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is July 31, 2024. To learn more and apply, please click here.

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