Information for Development Trust (IDT) is a Harare-based non-profit organisation promoting access to information on public-private sector governance, transparency and accountability. IDT is currently implementing an investigative journalism project focusing on Zimbabwe. The project seeks to help journalists produce evidence-based, high-impact investigative content focusing on topical economic, social, political, environmental issues as they particularly relate to accountability, transparency and governance. The project also aims to enhance the capacity of journalists and media houses to produce and publish such content in a gender-inclusive manner. IDT is calling for expressions of interest from qualified organisations to design and implement a monitoring and evaluation exercise of its investigative journalism project.
Duration of the consultancy
The consultancy is expected to commence on November 1 2020 and will cover the project cycle that will close out at the end of June 2021. The final report must be submitted to IDT within 14 days after project completion.
Purpose of the consultancy
The consultancy is meant to monitor progress in the implementation of the investigative journalism project and to evaluate its impact, based on the stated objectives, namely:
- To produce evidence-based, high-impact investigative journalistic content focusing on topical economic, social, political, environmental issues as they particularly relate to accountability, transparency and governance;
- To enhance the capacity of journalists and interest of media houses to produce and publish investigative journalistic content in a gender-inclusive manner
Areas of focus and main responsibilities of the consultant
The consultancy is expected to monitor and evaluate, among others:
- Policy, behaviour and other forms of change as well as impact directly and implicitly linked to content produced under the project;
- Online and offline debate directly or indirectly linked to project products and activities;
- Level of aggregation and repetition of the stories as well as uptake of and interest in our products by other media houses and institutions;
- Gender parity in story production and mentoring;
- Change in interest towards investigative reporting among the participating and other media houses and institutions;
- Obstacles encountered during project implementation and how they were managed, in addition to capturing and reflecting on unexpected results, be they positive or negative
- To this end, the consultant is expected to prepare and submit to IDT, monthly reports and a comprehensive end-of-cycle report within 14 days of project completion.
Qualifications and other requirements
- Have a minimum of two years’ prior experience of designing and implementing media monitoring and evaluation, preferably in the area of investigative reporting;
- Be legally registered;
- Provide a brief organisational profile and team composition with the application;
- Provide the lead consultant’s brief resume
Ownership of data and reports
The submitted data and reports will be solely owned by IDT.
Applications must be made through email to firstname.lastname@example.org and should be clearly marked “Media Monitoring and Evaluation Consultancy”.
Deadline: 14 August 2020