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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 a Data Journalism trainer 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 trainer will introduce the tools and core skills of data journalism. The partner radio and TV stations need data journalism to become a core part of their journalist’s toolkit. The courses should allow participants the opportunity to learn how to make data journalism a central part of their workflow.


The course will introduce data journalism using case studies and real-life examples of the trainer’s work. It should include finding and analyzing open-source data sets, which are relevant to the partner’s work and region, using online tools to search, sort and interrogate the data sets, using spreadsheets to produce information that can be turned into data visualization and an introduction to analyzing business and financial records. The trainer will be expected to incorporate relevant exercises into the workshops which can be used by the partner organizations. The workshops will be carried out online.





  • Designing a series of workshops on data journalism.
  • Delivering the workshops to the partner organizations.
  • Working with the partner organizations to introduce data journalism into the daily workflow of the newsroom.




  • At least five years’ experience working in data journalism.
  • Proven expertise in designing and delivering training workshops in data journalism.
  • Experience of working in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) geographic region preferred.
  • Strong editorial background.
  • Native Arabic language essential.




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