• Senior Media Specialist

    Job Locations MK
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/24/2018 2:15 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1635
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Area
    Stabilization and Management Solutions (SMS)
    Clearance Level
    Not applicable
    Type
    Proposal
  • About Us

    Since 2001, Dexis has provided innovative management solutions for a secure and prosperous world.   In the last three years alone, Dexis has worked in 90 countries supporting critical missions of agencies in the global development and security assistance space.  With triple digit growth in recent years, Dexis was ranked in the top 10 consulting firms by funding at the US Agency for International Development in FY16 and FY17.  Dexis was also among the highest rated employers on Glassdoor, where many of its 250-plus employees cited a people-centered leadership and culture as the main drivers to its success.  

     

    Dexis is seeking an experienced Senior Media Specialist for an anticipated USAID project that is expected to improve the quality of public interest information available to Macedonia’s citizens by developing the reporting skills and ethics of independent journalists while fostering a culture of media entrepreneurship to build journalistic freedom and financial sustainability. This is a long-term position expected to start in April 2019. This position is contingent upon award. 

    Responsibilities

    • Develop and put into place methods and systems for improving the existing media culture, ethics and standards;
    • Lead capacity building efforts for supporting media outlets to become sustainable, self-sufficient, and profitable organizations;
    • Lead or Assist with capacity building efforts of independent media watchdog and regulatory institutions to effectively oversee media outlets and enforce good journalism standards and ethics;
    • Conduct analysis of mass media and associated risks and challenges;
    • Lead or assist with interventions to enhance Macedonian citizens’ ability to discern disinformation and think critically about media and information being consumed.

    Qualifications

    • Fluency in English and Macedonian; proficiency in Albanian preferred.
    • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in subject matter area or related field;
    • 8-10 years’ experience working on complex media or related programs;
    • Experience working on USAID funded projects in the Balkans region, preferably in Macedonia;
    • Strong understanding of the Macedonian context and political sensitivities as it pertains to the media sector;
    • An in-depth knowledge of the private sector, with experience in SME development, investment, business development services, or PPPs required;
    • Experience working with and enhancing coordination among various actors including the media, CSOs, and government agencies.

     

    Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

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