Terms of reference
Co-trainer for journalists training workshop
Title of training: Reporting on Womens’ Customary Land Rights
Dates of engagement: 14 Days, 11 August to 28 August 2020 (inclusive of training days on 18-21 August 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 20 journalists from the SADC region online on “Reporting on Womens’ Customary Land rights”.
The training will take place on 18-21 August 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:
- Building a resource package for trainee journalists on women’s customary land rights;
- Co-designing a training programme/Agenda in consultation with Internews;
- Inviting a suitable presenter to the workshop
- Training 4 days using various tools that include presentations, discussions and practical learning activities on women’s customary land rights, journalism ethics refresher, and digital journalism among other topics to be covered;
- Design and administer a pre- and post-test to trainee journalists;
- Overall workshop facilitation;
- Assist the trainees to produce story ideas to publish after the training in their home media;
- Writing an activity report after the workshop;
- Mentor journalists to produce stories after the training.
- 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 7 August 2020 to ZA-Info@internews.org