International Consultant for Development of Media Training Manual, Media Guide and a Media Monitoring Framework on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation

International Consultant for Development of Media Training Manual, Media Guide and a Media Monitoring Framework on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation

Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 26-Jan-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 10d 23h 43m
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English

In this regard, UN Women in partnership with UNESCO aims to equip the media with the necessary skills to shift current practice and to ensure gender responsive media coverage of women in politics. To achieve this, UN Women is seeking the services of an international gender and media specialist with extensive years of experience in training and developing training materials for the media as well as media monitoring frameworks. The expert will work closely with a national consultant in the development of the tools.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Head of Women’s Leadership and Political Participation, the international consultant will serve as the team leader in the development of a Media Training Manual, Media Guide, and Media Monitoring Framework. With a specific focus on women’s leadership and political participation, these comprehensive tools will be significantly informed by and seek to build on the Gender and Media Handbook Tanzania 2019, in order to achieve three key objectives

  1. To produce a quality training manual, media guide and media monitoring framework to promote positive portrayal of women in leadership and politics;
  2. To strengthen the capacity of the media to positively and objectively portray women as credible and effective leaders and increase reporting on GEWE issues in and through the media; and
    1. To strengthen the capacity of the media to address violence against women in politics, in and through the media (online and offline).
      Key Deliverables
      • Inception report including the methodology for the development of the training manual, media guide and media monitoring framework;
      • Presentation of the inception report at the inception meeting;
      • Final Inception Report with inputs incorporated resulting from the inception meeting
      • A media training manual to provide comprehensive support to training facilitators, media professionals in journalism and communication to build capacities of pre and in-service media practitioners on issues related to women’s leadership and political participation. The training manual guide will include but not limited to the following:
      • Guidelines for training media practitioners on women’s leadership and political participation;
      • An introduction to gender and gender related concepts, women’s leadership and political participation and the important role of the media;
      • A training module on the status of Women’s Leadership and Political Participation, with components on the global and local context;
      • A training module on promoting women’s (including youth, women from various ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds, and women with disabilities) leadership and political participation through the media;
      • A training module on reporting on violence against women in politics;
      • A training module on media ethics and how they need to be applied from a gender perspective;
      • A training module on promoting gender-responsive reporting within media organizations;
      • Interactive content, including case studies, exercises, checklists and sample evaluation forms for teaching and learning.
      • A media guide/handbook, providing background and contextual information, guidelines, examples and practical tips on reporting on issues of women’s leadership and political participation. The media guide will include but not limited to the following:
      • A detailed global and local analysis of gender and women in leadership and political participation including violence against women in politics, comprising definitions, quick facts, and global and local instruments that advance the agenda;
      • A detailed global and local analysis of the role of media in promoting issues of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) and women in leadership and political participation;
      • Key guidelines for promoting GEWE and gender-responsive reporting on women in leadership and political participation;
      • Key guidelines to promote gender development in the media, including the UN Women Tanzania Gender and Media Handbook; Gender Sensitive Indicators for Media (GSIM); and the use of the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPS) Gender Gap Analysis Tool to guide efforts for the promotion of the empowerment and safety of female media workers both offline and online;
      • An overview of media ethics, the gender dimensions of media ethics, media ethics as they relate to women in leadership and political participation, and ethical considerations when reporting on victims of violence against women in politics (VAWP) and their participation in public and democratic process.
      • A media monitoring framework to serve as a tool for the United Nations, development and implementing partners, civil society organizations, regional and national media associations, and relevant stakeholders to track and analyze media coverage on women in leadership and political participation issues. The media monitoring framework will include but not be limited to the following:
      • Preliminary steps to take in monitoring media;
      • An overview of good practices and a recommended methodology for monitoring women in leadership and political participation in the media;
      • An outline of the monitoring indicators;
      • An analysis of the implications of the data collected within the parameters of the indicators outlined;
      • Sample templates for data collection and storage;
      • Guidelines/instructions for data analysis and report writing;
      • Monitoring parameters for media practitioners on the portrayal of women and women leaders in news reporting guided by tools including the Global Media Monitoring Report and the GSIM.
      • Submit draft documents (Media Training Manual, Media Guide and Media Monitoring Framework) for review and final documents after incorporating comments;
      • Facilitate 2 training workshops (1 in Mainland Tanzania and 1 in Zanzibar) for the media for validation purposes;
      • Report of the training workshops.
      Fees and terms of payments:
      Payments will be made in three installments as follows:
      • 30% upon approval of the inception report
      • 30% on the submission of Media Training Manual, Media Guide and Media Monitoring Framework
      • 40% upon final approval of the tools and validation report
      Implementation Timeframe:
      The consultancy shall be undertaken over a period of 40 days that will start running from the date of signing the consultancy agreement.
      The consultant is expected to develop and submit a work plan as a pre-requisite for signing of agreement.
      Deliverables Estimated Duration
      Inception Report Three working days
      Present the inception report at the inception meeting and incorporate inputs Two working days
      Development of Media Guide, Media Training Manual and Media Monitoring Framework Twenty-five working days
      Presentation of the tools and incorporate feedback Five working days
      Facilitation of training workshops in Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar for the validation of the three tools Three working days
      Incorporate comments and submit final documents Two working days

Competencies

Required Functional Competencies
• Excellent technical knowledge on international gender standards, and best practices in promoting women’s rights and women’s leadership and political participation
• Experience in developing knowledge products and training programs for the media
• Experience in training programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
• Excellent communication skills, and extensive experience in delivering training with diverse audiences
• Demonstrate commitment to upholding and promoting the values of the United Nations in actions and decisions, in line with the UN code of Conduct;
• Ability to pay close attention to detail;
• Results driven, ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Key Performance Indicators
• Timely and high-quality delivery of media capacity building tools and media monitoring framework;
• Timely and high-quality delivery of the pilot training in Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar;
• Relations with the national consultant and stakeholders;
• Regular communication with WLPP Team Leader, and relevant UN Women and UNESCO and staff.
Core Values/Guiding Principles
• Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women and UNESCO in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
• Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
• Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organizations and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Core Competencies
• Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
• Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
• Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multiethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
• Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
• Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
• Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, mass communications, or a related field.
Experience:
• At least 5 years of experience at international level in designing and delivering training materials and other tools that target media practitioners on gender equality and women’s rights related issues;
• Knowledge of and experience developing media monitoring tools, specifically in relation to gender equality and women’s empowerment;
• Specific knowledge on working with media actors on gender responsive reporting on women’s leadership and political participation is highly desirable.
Language Requirements:
• Fluency in English is required;
• Knowledge of Swahili is an asset.

Submission of application and Cirteria for Selection
Interested international consultants need to submit the following documentation in support of their application:
• One cover letter: Explaining why the candidate is the most suitable for the work;
• Proposed approach and envisioned work plan;
• All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;
• The travel costs will be as per UN Standard Regulations.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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