Consultant for Community Media Policy
Parent Sector : Field Office
Duty Station: Gambia (the)
Job Family: Communication and Information
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : Up to 1 month
Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 26-OCT-2020
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
The Regional UNESCO Office for West Africa (Sahel) based in Dakar, with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), is implementing a project in The Gambia to support Community Media sustainability and the advancement of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in the country.
The project seek to provide support for the ongoing media sector reform in The Gambia by helping the Government to protect and promote freedom of expression, including freedom of press, access to information and journalist’s safety, as well as ensure a legislative environment favorable to community media sustainability.
Part of support consists in providing assistance for participatory drafting of a policy document on community media sustainability in The Gambia, which is aligned with the ongoing media reform process in the country and covers all the dimensions identified in the UNESCO's Community Media Sustainability Policy Series.
The main tasks for the consultant are to:
- Conduct a desk research on legal framework, policy documents, research papers, etc. related to media development, and mainly community media in The Gambia;
- Liaise with the Ministry of information and communication infrastructure, as well as other media stakeholders, including the Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, to gather inputs to inform the drafting of a community media sustainability policy;
- Report on the desk research by mapping results with the checklist of UNESCO policy series for community media sustainability;
- Draft a policy document on community media sustainability in The Gambia, aligned with the on-going media reform process in the country, and covering all dimensions identified in UNESCO’s Policy series for community media sustainability.
The main deliverables are:
- Report on the desk research
- Policy document on community media sustainability in The Gambia, aligned with the on-going media reform process in the country
Advanced degree in media studies, journalism, or communication
At least ten years of experience in media development
Excellent research, writing and communication skills in EnglishDESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Very good knowledge of The Gambia Media landscape
Very good knowledge of media policy development process
Previous working experience with Community MediaSUBMISSION PROCESS
Interested candidate shall apply online using this platform. To complete their application, it is mandatory that the candidate send at: firstname.lastname@example.org, before closing date of the application, the following documents:
- Detailed strategies, methodology, methods and planning.
- Cost estimate (fee and possible travel to The Gambia)
- Copy of relevant previous works
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