Leadership Trainer


IREX is seeking a consultant to support a leadership training program for Syrian female journalists. The consultant will work on curriculum design/adaptation starting in August, 2022; The training will take place via a virtual platform in October 2022.


IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.



IREX is seeking a consultant to support a leadership training program for Syrian female journalists. The consultant will work on curriculum design/adaptation starting in August, 2022. The consultant will  facilitate the training on a virtual platform in October 2022.

Trainers will work virtually, however the trainer may potentially be asked to travel to Turkey if circumstances allow. Under no circumstances will trainers be required or expected to travel within Syria.

IREX is seeking trainers with documented experience in the following subject matter/skill areas:

Facilitation / training experience
Curriculum development
Leadership and empowerment approaches

IREX will assign selected trainers to work with SIMS staff and participants of the leadership program. Successful candidates will be able to establish and maintain collegial, supportive, and productive relationships with SIMS staff and participants, as well as other IREX/SIMS-II consultants and trainers.

Selected candidates will:
Develop leadership training plans and schedules
Deliver virtual training at online, radio, or television outlets (circumstances may occasionally require that training be delivered in-person);
Provide IREX and beneficiary media outlets with recommendations for follow-up training based on results of training interventions;
Produce comprehensive, written, English-language reports, detailing activities undertaken within each training assignment,   recommendations for future training, and other information as requested by IREX; and,
Perform other responsibilities as requested.

Experience designing and delivering leadership focused training for adults in a variety of settings
Experience with adult learning methods and experiential learning
Ability to deliver engaging and interactive trainings in a virtual environment
Experience adapting curriculum and methods for differing contexts, geographies, and sectors
Experience with the media sector preferred
Experience working with the Syrian context preferred
Ability to train in Arabic language preferred
Availability August – October 2022 for curriculum development and training delivery

A strong commitment to IREX partners’ success
Excellent communication skills and sensitivity toward those affected by conflict/displacement, needed to foster effective working relationships with IREX partner staff.
Willingness to work in a flexible manner in terms of number of working hours, days of work; and,
High ethical standards.
To Apply:  Please submit a cover letter and resume that demonstrates experience related to the above criteria. Please also include a daily rate.

Prior to engagement candidates will be asked to provide references. Engagement will require a successful reference check.

Application deadline: Shortlisted candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled or until further notice.



EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.

All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

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