The UN Women Georgia Country Office plans to hire an International Consultant to train journalists, bloggers and producers on gender-sensitive reporting and work with the Charter of Journalistic Ethics to develop and update guidelines and self-regulatory standards to enhance respect for women’s dignity and gender-sensitive reporting. The following are the duties, responsibilities, and deliverables of the Consultant, who will be working under direct supervision of the UN Women Project Analyst and overall guidance of UN Women EVAW Programme Analyst and Deputy Country Representative:
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the International Consultant are:
- To design a two-day training programme on gender-sensitive and ethical reporting with a focus on gender-based violence and LGBTQI issues for journalists, bloggers, and editors and producers to further train them on gender-sensitive reporting. The training program shall be based on a global tool – The Big Conversation: Handbook to Address Violence against Women in and through the Media designed by UN Women in 2019;
- To deliver two trainings for trainers (ToT) – two trainings for media representatives (one for journalists and one for producers) from Tbilisi (the capital) as well as different regions of Georgia;
- To deliver one training session for journalists working in Abkhazia, Georgia;
- To support development of guidelines and self-regulatory standards to enhance respect for women’s dignity and gender-sensitive reporting for Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics.
- The guidelines and self-regulatory standards developed in cooperation with Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics by 15 Junly, 2021 (5 working days);
- A draft training programme on gender-sensitive and ethical reporting with a focus on gender-based violence and LGBTQI issues for journalists, bloggers, editors and producers designed and submitted to UN Women by 05 August 2021 (5 working days);
- Two ToTs conducted by 5 November 2021 (4 working days);
- One training session conducted for journalists working in Abkhazia, Georgia (2 working days) by 30 November, 2021;
- A report on the work carried out and observations of further capacity development needs of journalists and producers based on the training dynamics developed and submitted to UN Women (1 working day) by 15 December 2021.
- Respect for Diversity;
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
- Creative Problem Solving;
- Effective Communication;
- Inclusive Collaboration;
- Stakeholder Engagement;
- Leading by Example.
Required Skills and Experience
- University degree (Bachelors) in Journalism or related field.
- At least five years of professional experience in journalism or news production;
- At least three years of experience in coverage of gender equality, violence against women issues;
- At least two years of experience in training journalists on gender-sensitive and ethical reporting;
- Demonstrated experience in the development of media self-regulatory guidelines for to enhance respect for women’s dignity and gender-sensitive reporting;
- Understanding of the regional and local context will be an asset.
- Fluency in English;
- Knowledge of Georgian and /or Russian will be considered an asset.
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