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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.


The Physical Safety Trainer, under the supervision of the Deputy Manager, will be hired to prepare and deliver regionally contextualized safety trainings and workshops to journalists and other media practitioners.

The position is open to all qualified applicants. 


  • Ensure integrated approach to trainings and training activities (i.e. standard operating procedures and risk-mitigation strategies) through working closely with other program trainers, as well as other program staff and consultants.
  • Create and contextualize digital safety and risk management lessons and methodology to suit participants’ needs and ensure integrated approach in training materials.
  • Deliver trainings in digital safety and risk management that reflect an integrated safety framework.
  • Under direction of Deputy Center Manager, and in coordination with trainers, provide input to and develop digital and holistic standard operating procedures for programmatic operations.
  • Provide risk assessment and mitigation planning to at-risk individuals and organizations on an as-needed basis, and in coordination with the Center Manager.
  • Monitor and report changes and trends in the digital environment in the region.
  • Support the development and updating of M&E tools that take into account local context and beneficiary profile.
  • Work with the Deputy Center Manager and technical team to develop and update training.
  • Report on activities as required by Deputy Center Manager
  • May be responsible for supporting the program’s gender and social inclusion initiative.
  • Participate in skill share with team and peers.
  • Participate in meetings and/or calls with staff; and
  • Other duties as assigned by Deputy Center Manager, Center Manager, and/or Program Director.


Please upload a file that includes a resume and a cover letter that includes your daily rate requirements.

  • University degree/ Minimum 2 years of experience designing and implementing curriculum for digital safety trainings, preferably in emergency protocols, risk assessment, first aid and safety. Substantial experience working in high-risk environments or emergency situations preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in areas such as training programming and curriculum development.
  • In-depth knowledge of journalism sector as well as operating environment and media landscape in Eurasia region;
  • Must be open to learning and adapting training material for a holistic approach combining psychosocial, physical, digital curricula and risk management as well as piloting new adult learning techniques.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English and Russian. Knowledge of Ukrainian preferred.
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication, and interpersonal skills; and
  • Experience of working constructively as part of a small team.

IREX may at its discretion ask for additional information, including references. Issuing this call does not commit IREX to select any applicant/expert.

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter outlining relevant experience by June 23, 2021.

Prior to any engagement, you will be asked to provide references. IREX will not extend an offer until the reference check is completed.

IREX conducts anti- terrorism database clearances on candidates who accept employment offers. 

IREX is also an E-Verify Employer.

IREX is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and inclusive hiring practice. IREX is an equal opportunity employer.

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We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive.

But around the globe, persistent poverty, repression, and injustice prevent too many people from achieving their full potential.

To address these problems, we focus on people, not on vaccines, roads, or wells. We support individuals and institutions to create change in their own communities—and to create person-to-person bridges between nations.

We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships.

IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.

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