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Feb 15, 2019

Head of Education and Training

  • TRi Facts
  • Johannesburg
Full time Education

Job Description

Based in the Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, TRi Facts seeks to appoint a Head of Education and Training

The TRi Facts Head of Education and Training is responsible for developing and delivering the educational and training services provided by TRi Facts to a range of education sector, media, corporate clients and the public.

This involves both developing educational and training materials for these different markets and ensuring delivery online and via a network of trainers. He/she is also responsible for supporting Africa Check’s work in fostering a network of independent non-partisan fact-checking organisations around the continent.

Areas of work include:

Developing and updating a range of training modules on fact-checking for TRi Facts clients, and the induction and internal training programme for Africa Check employees.
Facilitating, and commissioning, training and supervising a team of free lance trainers to facilitate, TRi Facts workshops for clients and Africa Check employees.
Developing, delivering and maintaining online curricula in fact-checking intended for
Journalism schools around the continent
Secondary schools
The “How to Fact Check” section of the Africa Check website.
Oversee the organisation of the annual African Fact Checking Awards”, including how these are used as a teaching opportunity to promote fact-checking skills.
Assisting the General Manager of TRi Facts in meetings with clients, and other stakeholders
Assisting in pitching and presentations to clients, sponsors and funders.

Requirements

At least 7 years’ experience in designing, developing material and delivering training preferably in the media sector
At least 3 years’ experience coordinating or managing a training team
Experience in developing and providing online training and education, and understanding of online platforms would be an added advantage
Must be able to work and communicate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders from across the continent
Must be able to work to very tight deadlines and be able to produce well-written reports
Must be able to represent TRI Facts at public events
Must be able to identify commercial opportunities
Must have excellent computer skills
Ability to speak and understand French would be an advantage

Interested candidates should carefully read the requirements below (attention to detail is considered a job requirement) and submit a recent CV together with the names of two referees).

Submit your application on email using the following subject line: “Application for head of education & training position”

Information:

TRi Facts is a commercial unit of Africa Check providing training, custom research and other bespoke services. We develop and provide training in fact-checking and research skills, and offer high-level research, data analysis and information as paid-for services, using Africa Check’s benchmarked methodology. Our clients include corporates, commercial and community media, non-governmental organisations, government agencies, and education institutions.


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