Project Officer at the Media Observatory with Media Monitoring project (MMA)

Internship Opportunity

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Host organisation: Media Monitoring Africa

Established in 1993 in Johannesburg, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) is an innovative organization deploying effective media strategies for change. The organisation acts as a watchdog and plays a role in promoting fair and ethical journalism that supports human rights. MMA aims to promote the development of a free, fair, ethical and critical media culture across the African continent.

Required skills: The candidate must have a technical diploma or university degree in a field related to journalism, media, communication, ICT or any other relevant training. He or she must speak English and have good writing skills.


To support the media observatory team, MMA's main area of intervention:

  • Participate in revising the logic model and the performance measurement framework (PMF).
  • Participate in training on the different media observation tools developed by MMA.
  • Conduct a media analysis on various themes identified by the MMA.
  • Participate in data analysis.
  • Work with researchers to produce critical reports on certain issues related to media coverage.
  • Participate in writing, editing, formatting and distributing reports.
  • Contribute to the implementation of strategies to broaden the dissemination of published reports at the national, regional and international levels.
  • Contribute to the development of complementary tools for MMA observation work.
  • Evaluate and document the work


Other prerequisites: All trainees must complete the training program before their stay abroad. Alternatives will cover the travel and accommodation costs of interns living outside of the Montreal area.

Length of stay abroad: 6 months

Pre-departure training: July 2019

Expected date of departure: August 2019


To be eligible for the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), the candidate must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Have a post-secondary diploma and have obtained a degree or diploma from a university, college, post-secondary technology school, post-secondary institute or CEGEP (general education college and professional in Quebec);
  • Be between the ages of 19 to 30 when the final selection is made (when the contracts between the trainee and Alternatives are signed);
  • Have never participated in the IYIP.


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