Consultancies United States







REPORTS TO: IREX Program Representative

LOCATION: International, Remote



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 an ARCHIVING ADVISER to design and deliver a series of workshops and courses for Syrian media partners through IREX’s Supporting Independent Media in Syria II (SIMS-II) program. IREX has several partners (radio, TV and online) that produce Arabic-language broadcasts, including current affairs and news programs, to Syrian audiences.


The adviser will design and deliver a workshop aimed at creating an archiving and video library system for Syrian media outlet partners. The adviser should focus on developing a system which categorizes, labels, and organizes the video and TV content so that it is straightforward to access in a fast moving, multimedia newsroom. The course should look at strategy, archiving tools, and labeling and naming conventions. It should also assess the archiving of live material, archiving of packages, programs, and raw footage. The training will be carried out remotely.




  • Designing and delivering training workshops on archiving and video library systems.
  • Working with the partner stations to create a sustainable archiving and video library operation.
  • Advise on the best tools and applications to use for archiving and library systems.




  • Minimum five years’ experience in working on archiving and library operations in media organizations.
  • Excellent training and communication skills. 
  • Demonstrable experience as a trainer and consultant.
  • Native Arabic language skills preferred but not required.





To Apply:  Please send a resume and a cover letter that includes a daily rate.

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

Application deadline:  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to a verbal interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Engagement will require submission of a sample work product and successful reference check. 


IREX may at its discretion ask for additional information. Issuing this call does not commit IREX to select any candidate. IREX reserves the right, based on availability of funding and consultant performance, to increase the duration and/or enter into subsequent contractual agreements with the selected Consultants without re-publicizing the opportunity. 

Late submissions will only be considered if in the best interests of the project, and then only at IREX’s sole discretion.

IREX has the right to withdraw this announcement at any time.

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