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Evaluator (m/f)

Media in Cooperation and Transition is a German non-profit organisation that implements media development projects in crisis regions. Activities focus on the interplay between conflict, media coverage and reconciliation.

MiCT’s services comprise the training of journalists and media producers, program and content development, radio and film production, magazine and book publishing, as well as media research and monitoring in conflict regions. At the headquarters in Berlin, an international team of more than 20 full-time staff members coordinates MiCT’s activities in 15 different countries. All projects are implemented in close cooperation with our partners on-site.

Through its activities, MiCT aims to foster the transformation of conflict towards reconciliation, and encourage dialogue among conflicting factions within society. The focal point is the interaction and interdependence of media and conflict. Supporting media cooperation, media networking and media development, as well as capacity building in the field of journalism is recognized as the key factor in conflict transition.

Brief description of the project:
Eyeland.lk – A network for conflict-sensitive reporting and reconciliation” is a 24 months conflict sensitive journalism training and reporting project designed by a partnership of media support and training organisations in Germany and Sri Lanka.

The project aimed at training 100 – 120 Tamil and Singhalese journalists and 30 – 40 CSO workers, assisting them in establishing a sustainable professional reporting network in Sri Lanka, and ensuring the production, publication and distribution of 320 – 360 conflict-sensitive stories for a national and international readership of about 2 million people. “Eyeland.lk” was designed with a view to improve dialogue between Tamil and Sinhalese media and CSOs and to promote mutual understanding and reconciliation between ethnic communities, thus contributing to the development and consolidation of democracy, the rule of law and respect for all fundamental rights and freedoms in Sri Lanka.

Main objectives of the project:
The project has two major objectives: To combat discrimination and promote mutual understanding and reconciliation between ethnic communities through the production of quality balanced journalism. To improve dialogue between Tamil and Sinhalese media, as well as CSOs and the media.

Target beneficiaries:
Primary target groups:  100 – 120 media professionals & 30 – 40 CSO representatives
Secondary target groups: Sri Lankan media outlets

Impact, key outcomes and outputs of the project include the following:
Overall Objective: To contribute to the development and consolidation of democracy, the rule of law and respect for all fundamental rights and freedoms in Sri Lanka

Specific objectives:
To combat discrimination and promote mutual understanding and reconciliation between ethnic communities through the production of quality balanced journalism;
To improve dialogue between Tamil and Sinhalese media, as well as CSOs and the media.

Results

  • Increased awareness on the media landscape and capacity building needs in Sri Lanka;

  • Improved dialogue and collaboration between Tamil and Sinhalese media professionals;

  • Increased reporting skills, research abilities and ethnic sensibility of journalists;

  • Increased dialogue between media professionals & CSOs;

  • Improved access to information for journalists & understanding of communication for CSOs representatives;

  • Quality training material on conflict sensitive journalism

  • Enhanced inter-ethnic relations through the collaboration of journalists on article production;

  • Accurate coverage & increased awareness of human rights, civil society & reconciliation issues. 

    Enhanced international awareness for the project and its publications as well as the situation in Sri Lanka with regards to human rights, freedoms and reconciliation;

  • New contacts and networks for 3 recipients of the Open Eye Award


The following outputs are expected from the consultant before and after the field data collection activities:  

  • Provide a proposal of the study design/methodology that they will utilize in the collection of data/information on the objectives presented in this ToR. Methodology should consider the varied approaches for capturing specific parameters of the evaluation objectives;

  • Detailed work plan: The consultant is required to submit a detailed work plan detailing every task and the timeframe required to carry out that task and the cost

  • Development of evaluation tools for review by MiCT and refine the tools into contextually appropriate situation and objective of the evaluation.

  • Lead the data collection process, carry out data analysis and to share key findings of the study
    A document labeled ‘Draft Version’ based on the detailed findings (well blended with qualitative and quantitative findings), after review of literature and other secondary information as well as raw data will be submitted for MiCT review.


A final report will be produced with comments incorporated. The final evaluation report should be produced in English and include: executive summary, methodology adopted, presentation of key project achievements, results and analysis of evaluation criteria clearly linked to evidence, summary of strengths and weaknesses, challenges encountered, conclusion, lessons learned and recommendations to respond to the objectives of the evaluation, as outlined above.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience of conducting evaluations and or similar assignment in South Asia

  • Experience of conducting Evaluation of Media Development Programs

  • Fluency in English languages

  • Expert knowledge of evaluation techniques and participatory research methods as well as
    experience in using a range of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods


If you’re interested, please e-mail Paola Stablum (stablum@mict-international.org) with your CV, a covering letter and examples of your work.
Berlin, 1st December 2017
Media Program Development Expert (m/f)

In the framework of an EU financed project in Tunisia MiCT is looking for a

Media Program Development Expert (f/m)
– native Arabic speaker –


The project supports young, independent media houses (radio stations) in Tunisia to secure their financial sustainability through generating advertising money.

We are looking for an Arabic speaking Research Expert to conduct trainings in market and audience research for these media houses.

Main tasks:
– Provide input and feedback to the project curriculum
– Design and implement trainings for media houses on marketing and audience research including the Do-it-yourself audience research method developed by MiCT
– Prepare media houses for the upcoming field phase where participants conduct their own audience research studies in their countries of origin
– Introduce participating media houses to statistical tools
– Help media houses in the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data gathered from the field

Requirements:
– Excellent knowledge of market research techniques and the ability to apply relevant research approaches to different situations
– Past experience in the design and implementation of trainings
– Ability to analyse, investigate and interpret numerical and other information to draw conclusions and make recommendations to the media houses
– Good interpersonal and communication skills
– Native Arabic speaker, excellent written and verbal French language skills
– Ability to work with IT resources such as databases and spreadsheets

Period: Total of 42 working days over a period from September 2017 – February 2018 including two workshops in Tunis. Further employment opportunities might be offered at the end of the project.

If you’re interested, please email Leila Bendra (leila@mict-international.org) with your CV, a covering letter and examples of your work.
Program Development Expert (m/f)

In the framework of an EU financed project in Tunisia MiCT is looking for a

Program Development Expert (f/m)
– native Arabic speaker –


The project supports young, independent media houses (radio stations) in Tunisia to secure their financial sustainability through generating advertising money.

We are looking for an Arabic speaking Program Development Expert.

Main tasks:
-Works closely with the media houses to understand the attitudes and behaviours of the respective target audiences
– Uses audience research study results from the field to either improve existing program/content of the media houses or develop new formats with them
– Helps the media houses to create engaging, relevant, inspiring, educating or entertaining content and how to position it within the existing program schedule
– Collaborates with the Media Planning Expert to ensure that program/format ideas match the advertising strategy of the media outlet
– Analyses program content as part of MiCT’s Monitoring & Evaluation efforts

Requirements:
– Relevant work experience in the field of journalism, ideally across various media platforms including print, online, TV and radio
– Good interpersonal and communication skills
– Ability to think creatively to develop original ideas
– Native Arabic speaker
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French

Period: Total of 10 working days over a period from September 2017 – February 2018 including two workshops in Tunis. Further employment opportunities might be offered at the end of the project.

If you’re interested, please email Leila Bendra (leila@mict-international.org) with your CV, a covering letter and examples of your work.
Media Planning/Marketing Expert (m/f)

In the framework of an EU financed project in Tunisia MiCT is looking for a

Media Planning/Marketing Expert (f/m) for coaching
– native Arabic speaker –


The project supports young, independent media houses (radio stations) in Tunisia to secure their financial sustainability through generating advertising money.

We are looking for an Arabic speaking Media Planning/Marketing Expert to conduct trainings for these media houses.

Main tasks:
– Analyse characteristics, behavior and media habits of target audiences by using existing audience research results (provided by MiCT and media outlets)
– Assist media houses to develop appropriate strategies to ensure that campaigns reach their target audiences as effectively as possible
– Train media houses during two Arabic language workshops held in Tunisia
– Assist media houses in developing media/business strategies
– Liaise with advertising agencies in the region, particularly in Dubai, and supports media houses in making connections to those

Requirements:
– Relevant work experience in the field of marketing / media planning, ideally with a degree in communication, media studies, marketing, advertising or journalism
– Good interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills
– Strong analytical and organizational skills
– Native Arabic speaker, excellent written and verbal skills in French language
– Ability to work with IT resources such as databases and spreadsheets

Period: Total of 10 working days over a period from September 2017 – February 2018 including two workshops in Tunis. Further employment opportunities might be offered at the end of the project.

If you’re interested, please email Leila Bendra (leila@mict-international.org) with your CV, a covering letter and examples of your work.