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Local Coordinator/ Country Coordinator to support local capacities of independent news gathering on medical issues

Free Press for Eastern Europe

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Remote work
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 1 200 EUR/month1000 - 1300 GBP netto per month depending on Level of effort (full time or part time) and experience
  • Start date: First week of December 2021
  • Contract type: trade licence

Job description, responsibilities and duties

JOB PURPOSE

Free Press for Eastern Europe is a non-profit organisation based in Prague, Czechia. FPEE supports independent media outlets across the continent.

Currently FPEE is implementing SCIENCE+, a pilot project that aims to build a community of organizations and experts from Europe and beyond committed to increasing the quality of medical reporting and building bridges between journalists, editors, and scientists who work on health-related issues.

Free Press for Eastern Europe is currently looking for Country Coordinators to support the realization of this new endeavour. SCIENCE+ aims to build a community of organizations and experts from Europe and beyond committed to increasing the quality of medical reporting and building bridges between journalists, editors, and scientists who work on health-related issues. Therefore FPEE is currently looking for a Country Coordinator either based in, or, well-acquainted with the media landscape in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Knowledge of other media landscapes in Central Eastern Europe is an advantage.

REQUIREMENTS

● Relevant education and experience in one or more of these fields – journalism, media development, communication, social entrepreneurship or alike.
● Has tangible track records in successfully supported projects, including reporting.
● Has strong knowledge of and relevant network among media and journalists in Czech Republic and Slovakia.
● Excellent communication skills (security sensitiveness aware, diversity of culture, effective).
● No conflict of interest when it comes to project’s realisation in an inclusive and diverse manner.
● Ability to participate in weekly calls and other planning activities either online or offline.
● Proficient in English and a native speaker of at least one of the target countries’ languages.
● Work collaboratively and communicate adequately with the Free Press for Eastern Europe team

Employee perks, benefits

WE OFFER

We offer an output-based part time freelance contract, in a dynamic international environment with an NGO-based compensation package. FPEE uses fair selection criteria based on equal opportunities.

Information about the selection process

If you are interested in this position, please send your motivation letter and CV in English (preferably in PDF format) and contacts of at least 3 references before 03 December 2021 to hr@fpee.eu

The expected start date is first week of December 2021. The closing date for this post may be brought forward or extended depending on the volume and strength of applications.

We reserve the right to contact selected applicants before the deadline date. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

A screening and references are part of the application process.

By sending us a CV and motivation letter, the candidate gives us the consent to use his/her personal data for the recruitment process.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

Journalism, Project Management

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1) and Slovak - Advanced (C1) and Czech - Advanced (C1)

Personality requirements and skills

● Solution-oriented
● Proactive, and is self-directing
● Deadline and deliverables aware
● Strong time and contacts management skills
● Propose ideas and assessment plans
● Report on assignment progress to the project team
● Willing and able to travel within Europe when needed
● Ability to work on an independent consultancy contract of 10 months (on peak moments full time availability is desired).

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Brief description of the company

Free Press for Eastern Europe is a non-profit organisation based in Prague, Czechia. FPEE supports independent media outlets across the continent.

Number of employees

10-19 employees