Assignment Description: Preparing and delivering two full-day training workshops on Arabic news reading techniques

Assignment Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Employment Type: Short-term consultancy 

Assignment Period: May – June 2024

Level of Effort: Three expert days   

How to apply: Please send the application documents to [email protected], cc’ing [email protected], by 21 April 2024, 11:59 PM local time.

DRI is looking for an expert to deliver two full-day training sessions to two separate groups of journalists (10 content creators and 15 field correspondents) to increase their skills in Arabic news reading.


Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. It has been established in Lebanon since 2016. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide. Democratic discourse is the basis of our mission and vision. In our work, we facilitate discussion and exchange about democratic government and the need for a continuous discourse adhering to democratic rules.   

In the framework of its project entitled: “Independent Voices: Supporting Innovative & Citizen-centric Content Creation in Lebanese Media”, DRI is facilitating collaboration between a network of journalists, media makers, and digital content creators following a rights-based approach to shed light on political reform issues and the expansion of civic space. The project aims at countering mis- and disinformation and the spread of fake news in mainstream media. To do so, we envision a young media community that works together to deliver high-quality media content about topics that are typically overlooked by mainstream media.  

To this end, DRI is recruiting an expert in Arabic news reading and diction/elocution to deliver two full-day training sessions to two separate groups of 10 content creators and 15 field correspondents between May and June 2024. The training objective is to enhance the diction/elocution of the trainees and their skills to deliver better news reports in formal Arabic. 

Your duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision of DRI’s Programme Manager, the Expert will:  

  • Develop interactive and detailed training modules, a training session plan, and all accompanying background materials (½ expert day);   
  • Deliver two full-day training sessions for two separate groups composed of 10 content creators and 15 field correspondents, following an interactive, engaging approach, e.g., discussion activities, and exercises (two expert days);  
  • Prepare pre- and post-training test modules to be shared with the participants before and after the training sessions, once validated by DRI; 
  • Once the trainings are completed, submit a training report summarizing the training outcomes of the two sessions and the pre-post tests results, and reflecting the trainees’ increase in knowledge as per the template provided by DRI (½ expert day).  

Your skills and experience

  • A university degree in media studies, communications, journalism, or other related field; 
  • At least 7 years of experience in journalism, incl. news reading; 
  • Track record in training on news reading and public speaking; 
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills;
  • Gender and cultural sensitivity;
  • Working proficiency in Arabic and English.  

How to apply

How to submit your application

Experts who are interested in this assignment should send their application to [email protected], with [email protected] cc’d, consisting of:

  • A short motivation letter; 
  • Your Curriculum Vitae; 
  • A portfolio of relevant work samples (videos of the expert highlighting the reading experience); 
  • Your expert daily rate in Euros for a total of three expert days. 

Please include Arabic News Reading Expert – Lebanon” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity. Incomplete applications will be disregarded. 

Due to the significant number of applications, we are unable to answer every candidate individually, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

If you are interested in being part of DRI’s Roster of Experts, kindly mention your consent in the email to keep your resume with us for future openings. 

DRI is committed to diversity and does not discriminate in employment based upon gender (including pregnancy), race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Closing date for applications is 21 April 2024 11:59 PM local time (Beirut).

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Elbestr. 28/29

12045 Berlin, Germany

Tel. +49 (30) 27 877 300

Fax +49 (30) 27 877 300-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

منتهية الصلاحية
آخر مدة للتقديم
الأحد, 21. أبريل 2024
نوع الدعوة
دعوة لتقديم الاستشارات
قطاع(ات) التدخل:
المناصرة والتوعية, الديمقراطية والحقوق المدنية, الحكم الرشيد والشفافية
Remuneration range:
1000 to 2000 (USD)
Duration of Contract:
May – June 2024