Position/Title: Journalism Trainer

Unit: Communication and Information (CI) Unit, UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Level: Junior

Organizational Unit: UNESCO Office in Jakarta, Regional Bureau for Sciences in Asia and the Pacific and Cluster Office to Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor Leste

Duty station: Dili, Timor-Leste

Type of Contract: Consultant contract 

Languages required: Bahasa Indonesia and/or Tetum

Duration: 14 Days (mid-August 2018)

Application Closing Date: 15 March 2018


UNESCO’s Communication and Information (CI) sector aims to promote freedom of expression, free, independent and pluralistic media, and to build an inclusive knowledge society. The CI Unit within the UNESCO works with all stakeholders including the government, civil society, academia, and media to achieve these goals.
Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO Office in Jakarta and the direct supervision of Advisor for Communication and Information, the incumbent shall provide assistance in the implementation of the programme and activities of CI Unit in Timor Leste, within the framework of the project “Strengthening Media Self-Regulatory Mechanisms in Timor Leste” funded by the Netherlands Funds-in-Trust.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. The Trainer is engaged primarily to provide practical “hands-on” training to Timor-Leste journalism students in an intensive 14-day training course in one or more of the following area:
    • Videography
    • Radio production
    • Multimedia production using mobile technology
  2. The Trainer is expected to work in tandem with the local instructor in Dili, Timor-Leste to design and implement an intensive practical training programme that fits within the existing curriculum of the university’s journalism course;
  3. The Trainer is expected to work with a group of university-age students (usually in their final year of studies) of about 25-30 people in Bahasa Indonesia and/or Tetum. The students’ skills level range from (basic) beginner to lower intermediate. The students are expected to have gained valuable practical skills as an outcome of the intensive training which precedes their industry internship;
  4. The Trainer must be available to travel to and stay in Timor-Leste for the entire duration (14 days, inclusive of travel) of the intensive training;
  5. The Trainer must be available to connect remotely (at minimum) two months before arriving in Dili with the local instructor and students to design the project. This will enable the trainer to work immediately upon arriving in Timor-Leste;
  6. At the conclusion of the training, the Trainer must submit a written narrative report to UNESCO detailing the work accomplished, examples of the media product produced with the students (a digital copy of the product is to be submitted to UNESCO), recommendation(s) to improve the process and possible future actions;
  7. Once selected, the Trainer must complete the online Basic Security in the Field Training (BSITF), Advance Security in the Field Training (ASITF), and the UNESCO Security Awareness Training prior to assignment.


  • University degree or advanced diploma in the field of journalism and mass communications (in lieu of relevant degree or diploma, industry experience may be considered)
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience the field of journalism and mass communications;
  • Experience in conducting practical journalism training workshop;
  • Strong computer skills and Internet literate;
  • Able to work with minimal supervision, and be a productive team player;
  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia. Ability to converse in Tetum would be a strong advantage;
  • Knowledge of the UN rules, procedures and regulations would be an asset.
    The ability to work with limited resource is desirable.


All applications in English, with the most recent Curriculum Vitae and UNESCO Personnel History (P-11 form), and a non-returnable passport–size photo should be sent to the Finance and Administrative Officer, UNESCO Jakarta, and received by COB 15 March 2018, to one of the following :

By mail for hard-copy to:

UNESCO Office in Jakarta
Jl. Galuh II No. 5
Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta 12110

By email to jakarta(at)unesco.org with subject the “Trainer for Journalism Training in Dili”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and no telephone enquiries will be accepted.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. UNESCO reserves the right to accept or reject any application.

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