Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ), is a network of women’s rights activists and women’s rights organizations in Zimbabwe with national structures established in 1999. WCoZ brings women from diverse backgrounds to advocate for the attainment and enjoyment of their socio-economic and political rights, and ensure that the women and girls empowerment agenda remains central to the national agenda.
Background to the Consultancy
Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) with the support from United Nations Democracy Fund is working on a 2-year intervention which seeks to enhance women’s participation in electoral processes and coordinate collective advocacy initiatives to address the numerous obstacles which women election workers face in carrying out election work. As such, the project seeks to strengthen amongst other issues: The role of media in influencing women’s participation in elections.
Tasks under this consultancy
It is against this background, WCoZ is looking for a consultant to develop a handbook which capacitates and guides the media in gender-sensitive reporting which allows for a safe and enabling election environment for women to participate in.
In carrying out this work, the Consultant shall develop and submit:
- A final detailed inception report outlining the Consultant’s understanding of the assignment and the approach to be employed. This should include the proposed structure of the Strategy;
- The first drafts of the Handbook and Training materials which will be reviewed by WCoZ;
- The Final documents: Gender-sensitive reporting and Training material;
- A power-point presentation which summarizes the Handbook and Training methodology.
The key deliverables shall be:
- A Guide on Gender sensitive reporting on women’s participation in Elections;
- Training materials and methodology for 20 media practitioners on gender sensitive reporting in elections, and promotion of women’s participation in elections;
- Conducting training of media practitioners;
- A consolidated report of the training.
Specific timelines to be discussed with successful candidate
Expected qualifications, experience of the Consultant
The Consultant should have:
- A Masters’ Degree in Media Studies, Gender Studies, Social Science, Development Studies or any relevant fields;
- Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in media and gender.
- The EOI will detail the Consultant’s understanding of the Scope of Work, and methodological approach. It will also detail work-plan, including dates for when specific tasks will be done.
- The EOI should also include a detailed budget, indicating a breakdown of all costs for conducting this work such as consultancy daily rate. The EOI must not exceed five pages.
- Cover letter summarizing the applicant’s skills and past experience relevant to conducting the outlined SOW
- Detailed C.V(s)/resume(s), with names of three referees and their contact details (email and phone)
- At least two recent samples similar to that called for in this SOW for which the applicant was a lead author.
Deadline: 23 November 2020