Visual storytelling trainer

Terms of Reference

Job Title: Visual storytelling trainer

Type of Contract: Individual Contractors 

Required number of candidates: 1

Language Required: English and Amharic

Deadline for Application: June 6, 2024

Organizational Profile: MERSA Media Institute is a nonprofit media policy think tank. We work to help create vibrant, responsible and independent media institutions, professional unions and education centers through research, capacity building and institutional support in Ethiopia. 

Position Summary: The aim is to bring an expert in the field of media and journalism to develop a radio and podcast to train new entrants. MMI and DW Akademie are looking for 1 passionate Ethiopian expert with an experience in digital storytelling, radio production, podcast, media production, journalism, communication and specialized reporting. The engagement of the expert spans from June 02 to December 31, 2023. We would love to hear from you if you:

Major duties and responsibilities 

Being part of the training pool provides a golden opportunity for you to contribute to the betterment of journalism in Ethiopian media and the quality of content delivered to the public. You will also have the chance to expand your skills in peer-to-peer exchange with other skilled MMI trainers. The major tasks of this consultancy will include;

  • Prepare training matrix, schedules and other training materials
  • Deliver journalistic training sessions and mentor training participants in pitching story ideas, studio and field productions 
  • Perform other project related tasks, as may be required. 

Experience and required qualification

  • Experience in providing tailor-made practical training in visual storytelling 
  • Have experience in preparing training modules in the field 
  • Are experienced in mentoring and coaching training participants  
  • Have reliable internet connection for remote work during planning and trainings  
  • Can offer the training in-person at MMI training center in Addis Ababa. 
  • Have a flexible training schedule and are able to work independently without constant supervision
  • Have good communication skills to maintain smooth and collaborative relationship with training participants, co-trainers, MMI staff, and project partner.  

How to apply?  Prospectors, please send your resume and cover letter to

MERSA Media Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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