Afghanistan Media Trainer

Contract start and end date: ASAP to July 30 2023

Hours: Part Time (approximately 140 hours per month - negotiable)

The Afghanistan Media Trainer will support local journalists through one-on-one mentorships and educational content development. The trainings and educational materials respond to their needs and improve the journalists’ ability to safely and effectively exercise their profession.


  • Develop learning material on various topics relevant to journalism in volatile conditions
  • Conduct one-on-one online mentorship with local journalists and media practitioners
  • Analyze safety and security issues related to media production and reporting
  • Provide editorial support and guide the local journalists in content production
  • Act as the main point of contact with local journalists and manage communication
  • Introduce local journalists to various digital solutions to bolster their safety and effectiveness
  • Monitor mentorship progress and other project outputs
  • Write project reports based on the organization’s requirements and existing structures
  • Perform administrative duties and liaise with other internal teams as required


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree (preferred) in journalism, or any other related social science fields
  • Five years of work experience as a mentor or trainer in the media sector
  • Experience in developing training material and educational content
  • Fluent in Dari, Pashto, and English languages
  • Deep knowledge of Afghanistan and its sociopolitical environment
  • Proven editorial experience and risk assessment in high risk environments
  • Proficiency in utilizing digital tools for safe communication with local beneficiaries


  • Communication & Organizing Skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under tight deadlines
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule working with different time zones
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Strong analytical and editorial skills
  • Strong communications and coordinating skills
Washington DC or remote

IWPR is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.  We encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who can help continue to evolve our culture and contribute to an inclusive environment.

Principals only. No calls please. Only those who have been selected for interviews will be contacted. IWPR will never ask for payment for recruitment.

Washington DC or remote
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