Chai Khana is a multi award-winning regional media platform reaching women, rural communities, minority groups, and conflict-affected communities in the Caucasus. Lead by women, the issue-driven multimedia platform aims to give voice to the under-represented across the region, amplifying their voices through dynamic human-focused storytelling, while providing mentorship to young journalists. 

Chai Khana publishes a new edition every other month on a unique issue or topic - from migration to minorities in the Caucasus, using creative and experimental approaches in documentary photography, multimedia, and film. The name Chai Khana, or tea house, represents a symbolic, collective space where people come together to exchange stories, ideas, and experiences. The platform elevates this space to a new level, talking to people in the whole South Caucasus, beyond its many borders. Chai Khana develops the skills of talented, young journalists through a unique mentorship programme, investing in the next generation of media professionals.

 

CONTACT US 

For general inquiries:

info@chai-khana.org

 

For partnership or press inquiries:

Teona.Goderdzishvili@chai-khana.org 

  

For pitches and/or collaboration:

Nino Samkharadze, Community Engagement Manager

nino.samkharadze@chai-khana.org

 

ADDRESS

Impact Hub Tbilisi

8 Egnate Ninoshvili St, T'bilisi

 

EDITORIAL POLICY

Chai khana believes in the principle of free speech, so we do not censor the text of our materials unless they contain personally offensive terms. Taking into consideration the geographic coverage of Chai Khana’s network of reporters, materials may contain terms which are not favored by everyone in the region. It should be noted that the terms do not belong to Chai Khana, but to the reporter.

This publication was made possible thanks to the financial support of the UK government’s Conflict Stability and Security Fund. It does not necessarily reflect the official views of the UK Government. Content is the sole responsibility of Chai Khana and cannot be taken to reflect the view of the donor.

  

VACANCIES

Title: Assistant/intern to accountant (paid)

 Main duties:

- working in Oris,

- working in Excel,

- communication with colleges,

- printing, scanning and uploading documents.

 

Requirements: 

- Education in relevant field, or applicant can be the undergraduate student;

- Experience in Oris and Excel;

- Fluency in Georgian. English is an advantage;

- Must be able to organize office records and use office equipment. 

 

Working schedule: 
Flexible - total 6 hours per week. 

 

Senior Project Manager 

Organisation: Chai Khana

Reports to: Founder/Director

Location base: Tbilisi, Georgia

 

Organisation Structure

 

The role reports to the Founder, and will work alongside other members of Chai Khana’s management team in Tbilisi. The role will directly manage at least seven project staff; oversee project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation; maintain financial oversight across production, training, outreach and research activities, for projects currently in place and any future projects secured.

 

Additional Job Responsibilities 

 

Reporting to the Founder, the Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management and delivery of Chai Khana’s portfolio and supporting business development to secure new projects. The postholder will be responsible for ensuring that the projects deliver on time, on budget and to high quality and that production outputs respond to audience needs and fulfil the project’s development objectives to ensure impact.

 

The potholder will support the production team to make editorial decisions in line with Chai Khana’s editorial guidelines and project objectives. The postholder will also be responsible for drafting financial and narrative reporting internally and to donors and will liaise regularly with the finance and admin staff, editors/mentors, offline engagement manager, as well as external partners and donors. He or she will play a significant role in developing new business for Chai Khana through developing ideas and partnerships, writing proposals and developing budgets.The postholder will deputise for the Founder as and when required. The post is based in Tbilisi and will require some travel within the region. 

 

 

Experience desired: 

  • Specialist experience working in one of Chai Khana’s key thematic areas: (gender mainstreaming and social inclusion; resilience, conflict and vulnerable minority groups). 
  • Proven ability to develop and implement new business ideas, present these persuasively to potential partners and funders and write successful proposals.
  • 3-5 years of grant-writing and monitoring & evaluation experience with a diverse range of donors. 
  • Solid experience of living and working in the South Caucasus, with in-depth understanding of the conflict dynamics, challenges for media pluralism in the region, and editorial decisions affecting vulnerable and/or marginalised communities.
  • Demonstrable ability to work with diverse teams, managing delivery of stories in multiple languages. 
  • Proficiency in English 
  • Meeting and collaborating with potential future donors and partner organisations
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to multitask. 

 

The role is a fixed-term contract from early January 2019 (renewable depending on funding.

 

Please send your CV and cover letter in English addressed to Caroline Sutcliffe at: info@chai-khana.org
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until December 31st, 2018.
Only shortlisted applications will be contacted for an interview. 

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