Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant Investigative Journalism, Anti-Corruption
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: YANGON
Posting Period: 21 April 2022 - 28 April 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-179652-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The International Consultant will support the UNODC Anti-Corruption programme in promoting the engagement between Myanmar journalists and international/regional investigative journalists to build a network and explore how networking and working in collaboration with civil society can help address the challenges faced in a regime with low rule of law and with restricted freedom of press. The consultant is expected to facilitate/provide trainings and workshops to strengthen investigative journalism focus on fisheries sector for Myanmar journalists. With the project, UNODC aims to foster the journalism as a crucial role in promoting ethics and integrity, bringing allegations of corruption and a sense of public accountability. These engagements and capacity buildings should be supplemented with an awareness of Myanmar journalists on corruption in fisheries sector and enable to cover investigative reporting for fisheries communities or other relevant environmental issues.

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

May - October 2022 (45 working days)

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the UNODC Country Manager for Myanmar, the consultant will perform the following duties:

· The consultant will facilitate the networking and capacity building of Myanmar journalists, containing;
· Establishing a network between Myanmar journalists and international/regional investigative journalists;
· A series of workshops promoting the capacities needed for investigative journalism focus on the fisheries sector;
· Supporting/coaching Myanmar journalists to research instances on corruption (ethic and integrity) related issues or protection of
natural resources in the fisheries sector.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: Able to manage remote learning and work under pressure is desirable.

Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master's Degree or equivalent) in Journalism, Business Administration, Social Science or related field is required. A first level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience: • A minimum of 10 years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience
in the field of investigation, media and/or journalism is required.
• Good understanding of the media and journalism context of Union of Myanmar –
understanding of the current evolvement of media sector is required.
• Prior work experience with an international organization in Southeast Asia and/or
developing country context is required.
• Experience working or providing support to media development, particularly capacity
building regarding investigative journalism is required.
• Has access to the networks of media and journalists based in Myanmar, the regional/
international, and prior experience of journalism work based in Myanmar is desirable.
• Familiarity with a challenging context associated with professional journalism and prior
work experience of reporting corruption related issues/protection of natural resources
is desirable.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships
and working relationships in a multicultural environment is desirable.
• Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively
and collaboratively with a range of partners at different levels; familiarity with tools and
approaches of communications for development are desirable.
• Up-to-date knowledge and practical experience of Programmes, policies, guidelines
and procedures is desirable.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English, with excellent drafting and communication skills, is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language, is an advantage. Working knowledge of another language in the Southeast Asia region is an advantage.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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