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Call for Training of Trainers Expert | Consultancy | Deadline 3 March 2024

The Collaborative and Investigative Journalism Initiative (CIJI: ciji.info), an EU-funded initiative, is seeking a professional facilitator of Training of Trainers (ToT) to deliver online ToT workshops to journalists and other media professionals who wish to improve their training and facilitation skills in various topics related to collaborative journalism and digital investigation. The position will be a short-term consultancy hosted at Exposing the Invisible, Tactical Tech.

Deadline 3 March 2024

The ToT facilitator will work closely with a team of CIJI project members coordinated by Tactical Tech to help prepare, facilitate and document a series of live online ToT workshops and mentoring throughout April – July 2024.

The position is part-time for a maximum of 30 working days divided across the above-mentioned timeline.

Workshop curriculum, planning and organising support for the ToTs will be provided by Tactical Tech and other CIJI members.

The ToT facilitator will provide the participants — Europe-based journalists and other media professionals — with general learning principles and methods of adult education, as well as skills to create a complete workshop, in an accessible, user-friendly and adaptable manner, based on participants' profiles, context and needs.

The facilitator’s role will be key to the success of the ToT program, and should focus not just on leading training and practical activity sessions but also on active listening, responding and adapting to participants’ feedback and expectations.

The language of the ToT workshops is English.

Role and responsibilities

  • Collaborate with our team to review and adapt our existing training curriculum to this ToT program’s needs and requirements, in an accessible and engaging way.
  • Work with our team to identify and address our audience’s ToT needs.
  • Prepare, lead and facilitate live, online ToT workshops with at least 45 participants divided in groups of 15-20 each (requiring separate - repeated - sessions for each group).
  • Help mentor ToT participants in-between live sessions, addressing important questions - with assistance from the CIJI team.
  • Conduct feedback rounds and needs assessments with participants at various stages of the program to make sure that necessary changes are addressed in upcoming sessions.
  • Conduct a final evaluation of the program and prepare a ToT report that includes an analysis of pre- and post-tests, feedback and recommendations.
  • Regularly communicate with our team members to review, feedback, adapt and implement ToT workshop materials addressing participants' needs.
  • Apply best practices in learning technologies and instructional design.

Required skills and qualifications

  • At least 3 years of working experience in conducting Training of Trainers, design and facilitation of adult learning/education,and mentoring trainers.
  • Demonstrated experience working ‘in the field’ with diverse audiences both in terms of profession, gender, ethnicity, geography, etc. and in terms of levels of training experience.
  • Experience in adapting and delivering educational materials for international audiences.
  • Experience with adult education and adult learning practices.
  • Excellent Active Listening skills, to ensure feedback reception, response and sharing to and among training participants.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to effectively convey technical information to non-technical audiences.
  • Lesson and curriculum planning and delivery skills.
  • Excellent, native-English-level speaking / listening / writing skills.
  • Adaptability and flexibility when working as part of a team and as a training facilitator, ability to swiftly adjust to participants’ needs.
  • Experience conducting ToT with civil society actors, including media, is a plus but not a must.

If what you’ve read sounds like you, and you are an experienced Trainer of Trainers with excellent workshop facilitation skills, send us your application today.

Consultancy Details

  • This is a part-time, temporary position for a maximum 30-day contract spanning across maximum four months: April - July 2024.
  • Fees vary with experience, but are highly competitive within the non-governmental sector.
  • We will offer a consultancy contract for a limited term position. Your contractor will be Tactical Tech. Tactical Tech is a non-profit organisation based in Berlin, Germany. The working language of the organisation is English.
  • Remote work from a location outside of Germany / EU is possible, with a limitation to the GMT +/-3 timezone range. Please note that all ToT events will be conducted online, and live sessions will be planned based on the Central European Time zone (CET).

Application details

Deadline for applications: 3 March 2024

To apply:

  • Please submit your application via email to eti@tacticaltech.org - with the subject line: “ToT facilitator”
  • Include an attached CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability for the post and your availability. Please add any public links to relevant work and projects.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for online interviews on a rolling basis, by mid-March 2024.

Questions can be addressed at eti@tacticaltech.org

We are looking forward to receiving your expressions of interest!

About the Project

This call and collaboration is part of the EU-funded project Collaborative and Investigative Journalism Initiative (CIJI), which supports independent media outlets and individual journalists with resources, innovative networking infrastructure and standards-based methods that enable them to practice high-quality, ethical and accountable collaborative and investigative journalism. CIJI is carried out in partnership by Tactical Tech, Free Press Unlimited, Reporters Without Borders, Fundacja Reporterow, OBC Transeuropa and Delfi. CIJI is a network-based initiative that promotes ethical media standards, offers training and capacity building opportunities and a forum for collaboration and peer-support.

The position will be a short-term consultancy hosted at Exposing the Invisible, Tactical Tech.

Tactical Tech is an international non-profit organisation that engages with citizens and civil-society organisations to explore and mitigate the impacts of technology on society. Exposing the Invisible is a Tactical Tech project that develops resources, training and collaborations promoting investigation as one of the most important forms of public engagement.

This call is part of the CIJI project co-funded by the European Union. 

Disclaimer:

Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.