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Offer: Job: Media and Crowdsourcing Project Manager, Internews in Niger

Internews is seeking a Media and Crowdsourcing Project Manager to implement an exciting new journalism and crowd sourcing program in Niger. This small but ambitious program focuses on the extractive industries sector in Niger. It seeks to improve the capacity of selected civil society and media organizations to promote citizen participation in the drafting, approval and oversight of the implementation of laws and regulations governing natural resources management.
Internews is seeking a multi-talented professional – someone with both traditional and social media journalism skills. The perfect candidate will be a trainer, an innovator, a subject specialist, and a passionate believer in the power of information to improve lives.

The trainer is someone who can engage with journalists to provide specialist trainings focusing on issues of transparency, in the wider context of investigative and economic journalism. The trainer will also work with journalists to use mobile phones, cameras, and video, and to gather information from social media, blogs, community meetings and focus groups to monitor the natural resources industry.

The selected trainer will work with local media (radio, print, social media) to mentor them to produce reports on natural resources management, laws and regulations; information spots will educate the public on specific issues (such as policy implementations, management of revenues, unions, child labor, community relations with mining companies and human rights); and investigative reports will provide detailed insight on issues such as mining code reform, the natural resource economy, and international supply chain transparency initiatives in the private sector.

The innovator and social media skill set will be used to invite citizens to participate in monitoring the effects and the outcomes of the mining activities in their communities by using their mobile phones for citizen crowdsourcing. The incoming SMS (and possibly IVR for voice messages) will be then mapped to provide a spatial and temporal dimension to the information collected that will allow an understanding of which are the most affected communities and the variation of the phenomenon over time.

The system will directly link the crowd to the local media that will be managing the incoming information received by the local population to follow up on stories on the ground and provide an overall picture of the actual outcomes of those activities on the local communities. An outreach strategy will advertise the system to local communities, while local media will manage it.
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