Terms of reference
Co-trainer for CSO training workshop
Title of training: Media Relations and Social Media Training and Mentoring for CSOs
Dates of engagement: 15 Days, 17 August - 4 September 2020 (inclusive of training days on 1-4 September 2020)
Location of assignment: Johannesburg, South Africa & Online
Advancing Rights in Southern Africa (ARISA) is a five-year USAID-funded human rights program being undertaken by a consortium of four partners - Freedom House, ABA Rule of Law Initiative, Pact and Internews.
ARISA works in select Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries to improve the recognition, awareness, and enforcement of human rights in the region, including protecting the region’s most vulnerable and marginalized groups.
Internews is leading the implementation of activities in ARISA that will support media in the SADC region to undertake human rights reporting and that amplifies human rights public education campaigns in the areas of media freedom and digital rights, women's customary land rights, indigenous peoples’ rights and the protection of human rights defenders.
Internews, is an international media development organization which empowers local media worldwide, and which has been in operation since 1982. With international headquarters in Washington DC and Africa headquarters in Nairobi, Internews works to ensure access to trusted, quality information that empowers people to have a voice in their future and to live healthy, secure, and rewarding lives.
Scope of Work
Recognizing that journalism plays a vital role in the promotion of human rights through the creation of awareness on such issues, Internews invites you to bid for a trainer consultancy role for to train 10 civil society representatives in the SADC region online on “Media Relations and Social Media Training and Mentoring for CSOs”.
The training will take place on 1-4 September 2020 with participants receiving research materials two weeks in advance to the online training.
The training workshop is open to practicing journalists who are in print and broadcasting media, electronic media. Journalists from public, private and freelance media are invited to apply for the training with female journalists being particularly encouraged to attend.
The trainer would be responsible for the following tasks:
- Assist in mobilizing 10 civil society representatives in the rights areas selected by ARISA to attend the training;
- Building a resource package for trainee journalists on women’s customary land rights;
- Writing a training guideline/module to guide the training that includes activities, case studies and other engaging learning messages;
- Collecting social media pieces from civil society representatives before the training to serve as a baseline for the monitoring and evaluation;
- Co-designing a training programme/Agenda in consultation with Internews;
- Inviting suitable presenters to the workshop
- Training on four days (September 1-4) using various tools that include presentations, discussions and practical learning activities on social media use for CSOs, engaging media, writing skills, interviewing skills among other topics;
- Design and administer a pre- and post-test to trainee journalists;
- Overall workshop facilitation;
- Writing a short 6-10-page activity report after the workshop;
- Ensuring trainees produce one media or social piece not more than a month after the training for monitoring and evaluation purposes;
- Any other duties as designated by Project Director
All costs associated with the training will be borne by Internews.
Interested consultants are invited to email their CV’s and proposed costs no later than 11 August 2020 ZA-Info@internews.org