Fact-Checking Consultant needed at AIIJ
Background of the assignment
AIIJ is organizing a training for journalists to use fact checking techniques and tools to demystify deep fakes that are used to create false narratives making it difficult for people to know what to believe. This is threatening media freedom, also making it difficult for journalists to report the truth or verify the content. In recent years, there has been a growing concern over the spread of fake news, misinformation, and disinformation in Uganda. This has led to calls for increased fact-checking initiatives and training programs to help journalists and media outlets ensure that they are presenting accurate and reliable information to their audiences.
To design a curriculum and develop materials for training investigative journalists in fact-checking.
Develop a tailor-made curriculum on fact-checking and investigative journalism.
Train Journalists on fact checking.
Mentor journalists in their newsroom to do work on fact checking.
A masters’ degree in any related course is appreciated and training in journalism and experience in fact checking training is most preferred.
At least 5 years of relevant work experience on issues related to deep fakes, debunking fake news, vulnerability reduction and capacity development.
Proven experience and knowledge of Uganda’s framework and policies on fact checking
At least 5 years of experience in the development of fact checking training manual and curriculum.
Experience in policy analysis, and development work in the area of fact checking and related issues.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to effectively communicate technical subject matter into actionable products for different users
Ability to produce high quality outputs in a timely manner while understanding and anticipating the evolving needs
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work under supervision and produce high-quality outputs
Sound judgment, strategic thinking and the ability to manage competing priorities.
How to Apply
Intrested individuals, submit your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org