Closing date: 26 September 2021
Job Type: Paid
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Join a team which has unique expertise combining the power of journalism and the law to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights.
For more than 35 years, we have promoted the highest standards in journalism by training reporters around the world to cover issues relevant to their local context, accurately and impartially. Today, we work to strengthen local and national journalism, improve media ethics, standards and regulation, combat misinformation, and explore and shape the future of the profession. We do this through newsroom consultancy, journalism training and mentoring, capacity-building, and via our funding of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.
We provide support to journalists and independent media outlets to produce and distribute high quality journalism in some of the world’s most challenging environments.
We are seeking a highly organised project coordinator with excellent organisational skills and good people skills to work on our media development programme Wealth of Nations. This programme supports African media to report on and investigate illicit financial flows and the abuse of tax laws. The programme sits within the Foundation’s Media Development team, which runs a range of programmes aiming to foster the highest standards of journalism worldwide.
The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to be proactive on tasks, be able to communicate effectively and have good problem-solving skills. You will be able to juggle multiple demands to support the programme, arranging logistics, providing administrative support, ensuring all records are kept up to date and financial data is kept on track and logged. You will also lead the set-up of a new coordinating mechanism to build relationships between participating journalists and relevant experts as well as organisations (policy, academia, government, civil society groups, international bodies from key African focus regions and globally) and facilitate participating journalists’ access to relevant sources for their reporting. You will be working on Microsoft Outlook and Excel as well as in Salesforce to ensure our contact databases are up-to-date. Occasional travel may be required across the continent.
Please note, this is a fixed-term contract until December 2022.
About the Role
As a Project Coordinator at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, you will:
To be our Project Coordinator, you will likely have:
It would be useful (but not essential), if you also have:
What’s in it For You
At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:
About Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, we work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique media and legal services to drive systemic change.
To apply for this position, send your CV and cover letter in English describing how you meet the specifications for this role and provide your availability to start. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please email your application to [email protected] by 23:59 BST on Sunday, 26 September. Please ensure the subject of your email reads: “Wealth of Nations –project coordinator”.
Applicants must have the right to work in Kenya.
Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.