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Aga Khan University Jobs 2021 – 7 Field Journalists

Job Title: 7 Field Journalists – Aga Khan University Jobs 2021

Organization: Aga Khan University (AKU)

Project Name: (COVID 19: Stories of hope Project)

Location: Kampala, Uganda



Aga Khan University (AKU) Profile:

Founded in 1983 as Pakistan’s first private university, AKU is a not-for-profit institution and an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. Starting in 2000, the University expa​​nded​ to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Afghanistan, and the United Kingdom. ​

AKU began life as a health-sciences university. We are among the largest private health-care providers in Pakistan and East Africa. Our hospitals were the first in those regions accredited by U.S.-based Joint Commission International, and our research and our graduates have influenced health policy and practice nationally and internationally.



Job Summary

The key objective of a journalist is to gather information, write news pieces, and present the news in an honest and balanced manner.



Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assess leads and pitch captivating story ideas to editors.
  • Ensure that you meet all regular and recurring deadlines.
  • Review and edit work for editorial approval.
  • Use all your findings to prepare clean, concise and factual articles.
  • Adhere to the ethical code of the profession.
  • Keep records off all notes, interviews, and audio files.
  • Create trustworthy relationships with contacts and sources for use in future research.
  • Keep up-to-date on the latest news developments by attending events, studying different papers, opinion pieces, and social media.
  • Collect, verify and decipher data.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communication, or similar field, from a recognised Institution,
  • Must be able to prove that they are a citizen of Uganda
  • Must have a bank account or access to a bank account, a valid ID card, PIN/Social Security number, postal/physical address,
  • Must be between 21 – 28 years old
  • Must have basic understanding of social media & how to promote & tag post for audiences
  • Must be able to share a print, audio, video, photography or form of digital work published on legacy or established digital media platforms,
  • Must be able to speak English and at least one of their own national dialects fluently,
  • Be willing and able to travel to Kampala or Nairobi to collect and return equipment,
  • Must have access to a smartphone with data capabilities,
  • Must commit to attend all the trainings provided under the project, and must commit to producing five (5) high-quality publishable stories by the end of the project period; both outputs are detailed under ‘Project Goals & Outputs’
  • Will commit to feedback and evaluation of work from Project Coordinator and GSMC
  • Post training will produce a minimum of three (3) media outputs that will be submitted for evaluation and feedback prior to production of final five (5) stories.



How To Apply for Aga Khan University Jobs 2021

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Deadline: 8th August 2021



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