Job opportunity with the International Federation of Journalists

20 April 2010

Written by: Lawrie Zion

The International Federation of Journalists is looking for a graduate for an entry-level position as a project coordinator. The job will be based at the IFJ’s Asia-Pacific office in Sydney. Applications close on 30 April, and here are the details:

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is a non-profit global federation of journalists’ trade unions, representing 600,000 journalists in 125 countries.

The IFJ Asia-Pacific office is the Sydney-based regional office of the IFJ for the Asia-Pacific region,working with staff and consultants in countries ranging from Afghanistan and India to the Philippines and Hong Kong.

IFJ Asia-Pacific coordinates campaigns and projects for journalists and journalists’ organisations in the region, focusing on press freedom, trade unions, journalists’ safety and human rights, journalism ethics and gender equity.

Job Description

This is a graduate entry-level position.

We are looking for a highly organised person who has experience in the areas of IFJ work or who has a background that indicates capacity to develop the skills necessary in a relatively short time, and who will rise to the demands and opportunities of working in a dynamic global organisation.

Depending on skills, experience and aptitude, the work includes a mix of the following:

• General administration of the regional office, including reconciling budgets.

• Assist to coordinate the IFJ human rights program, including monitoring and recording violations against journalists, conducting research, and writing reports and media releases.

• Support project work, including coordination of discrete projects and liaision with partners and funders.

• Coordinate logistical organisation and travel arrangements for international and regional events.

• Assist to coordinate applications for assistance from journalists who are experiencing violence or trauma in the region.

• Generate and prepare funding proposals; liaise with funding bodies.

• Support development and organisation of international and regional campaigns.

• Assist with publishing work, including liaison with designers and printers.

• Other work as required

For full details, including selection criteria and other conditions, please see the IFJ_Asia-Pacific_Job_Description for_Project_Coordinator_2010.