World Federation of
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BECOME A MEDIA TRAINER IN PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES. ATTEND A TRAINING OF TRAINERS WORKSHOP!

July 7, 2015 posted in Projects

BECOME A MEDIA TRAINER IN PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES
Attend a Training of Trainers workshop

  • IN FRENCH         September 9-10          Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  • IN ENGLISH        September 14-15        Nairobi, Kenya
  • IN ARABIC          Mid-October               Cairo, Egypt


DEADLINE TO APPLY: MONDAY 20 JULY 2015 
Extended until THURSDAY 24 july


Introduction

The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), is organizing a series of two-day Training of Trainers workshops.

These training workshops are part of WFSJ’s and WHO’s efforts to help build a professional network of local trainers in Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean region, specialized in training journalists on covering public health emergencies and pandemic influenza in particular.

WFSJ is looking for 50 experienced journalists, preferably with health reporting experience, from Africa and the Mediterranean countries who aspire to become trainers to train their fellow journalists in reporting on public health emergencies, including pandemic influenza.

The training workshop will be in French, English, and in Arabic, each one with 15-17 participants. During the training workshop, the participants will learn the fundamentals of health reporting, facts and data relating to pandemic influenza and public health emergencies, teaching techniques, step-by-step guide about how to organize training.

Benefits and schedules

The travel grant will cover flights (round trip from/to your home country-city of the workshop), accommodation, local transportation in the city of your workshop and meals.

The participants will benefit from:

  • A two-day intensive workshop on how to train journalists in reporting on public health emergencies, particularly, pandemic influenza
  • Preferred access as a trainer to future opportunities organized by WFSJ
  • Inclusion in the WFSJ’s trainers database


IN FRENCH
          September 9-10       Abidjan, Ivory Coast     15-17 participants

IN ENGLISH          September 14-15     Nairobi, Kenya             15-17 participants

IN ARABIC            Mid-October            Cairo, Egypt                 15-17 participants


Application Deadline

MONDAY, 20 JULY 2015
EXTENDED UNTIL WEDNESDAY, 23 JULY 2015


Eligibility Criteria

  • At least 10 years of successful experience as a journalist
  • Currently working as a journalist or freelance for print, online, or broadcast media outlet
  • At least five years of experience in health and/or science reporting
  • Previous experience in training, coaching, or teaching of journalism will be an asset.
  • Mid-career level journalists will be given preference
  • Strong interest in helping and motivating trainees
  • Respectful and open-minded
  • Internet connection, must be able to bring a laptop to the workshop
  • Ability to speak, understand, and write in English OR French OR Arabic
  • Computer skills using email and electronic document
  • Commitment to follow the workshop schedules and fully participate in the program
  • Must be able to obtain travel visa, if required.

If you are selected, the WFSJ will provide official invitation letters for your visa process. It is, however, your responsibility to obtain the required travel visas.

Nationals of African countries and the Eastern Mediterranean region
* are welcome to apply. Please see the link for the list of Eastern Mediterranean countries:
http://www.who.int/about/regions/emro/en/

Preference will be given to the countries listed below

  • Burkina Faso
  • Gabon
  • Kenya
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Zimbabwe
  • Afghanistan
  • Egypt
  • Lebanon
  • Pakistan
  • Sudan
  • Yemen
 
Application procedure

1.   Please apply online via the online form via our website www.wfsj.org

2.   After you submit your application online, please send the Scanned identification page of your passport to info@wfsj.org (mail subject: Application for Training of training workshops).

*Your personal information will remain strictly confidential. It will only be used to verify your personal information internally and to facilitate your travel arrangement.  

3.   Please specify for which language group of the workshop you are applying

4.   You will need the following documents to fill out the application:

  • Résumé in English including your coordinates (country and city of residence, two references)
  • Scanned identification page of your passport (your passport must be valid at least for 8 months at the time of your application)
  • Internet link or electronic file of your best story related to health topics, including title, name of the media, and publication date. *The sample article will be in your working language


Selection procedure

  • WFSJ Board members will form a selection committee.
  • The selection committee will make a decision upon reviewing applications, and contacting references.
  • When the selection committee sees necessary, candidates will be invited to a short Skype interview.


More Information

For further information, please contact Yoon Kim at the WFSJ Office via info@wfsj.org
Tel: +1 514 508-2777 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 

A pdf version of this announcment can be found here.


To apply

Apply here to become a
Media Trainer in Public Health Emergencies


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