CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST AS TRAINERS

 

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST AS TRAINERS

FOR THE TRAINING ON BUILDING CAPACITIES OF MEDIA PROFESSIONALS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST FROM STATE AGENCIES ON INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM TO COVER HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES IN CLOSED INSTITUTIONS IN ARMENIA

  1. Background

In December 2017, “Public Journalism Club” (PJC) NGO in consortium with “Investigate Reporters” NGO launched “A Public Glimpse into a Closed World: Enhancing Public Information on and Awareness on Human Rights Situation in Penitentiaries and Psychiatric Residential Institutions in Armenia” two-year project financed by the European Union (EU) and co-funded by Open Society Foundations (OSF) – Armenia.

The overall objective of the project is to improve human rights situation at closed institutions through increasing public awareness and public debate to identify and publicly discuss relevant issues and possible solutions.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • Enhance media professionals’ awareness of and ability to cover issues related to human rights situations at closed institutions;
  • Increase coverage and quality of reports on the human rights situation in closed institutions.

As a part of the project PJC is initiating a training course for representatives of Mass Media, as well as Public Relations officers from state institutions on covering human rights situations in closed institutions in Armenia.

  1. Call for trainer

We are looking for an experienced trainer to work together with the media representatives during the training of Media Professionals/Public Relation specialists within the “A Public Glimpse into a Closed World: Enhancing Public Information on and Awareness on Human Rights Situation in Penitentiaries and Psychiatric Residential Institutions in Armenia” project.

The training course aims to develop number of key knowledge and skills areas, i.e. building the media professionals’ understanding of HR issues in closed institutions and shaping their skills to investigate and report on these issues.

  1. Objectives and Results of the Training

The main objectives of the training are:

  • To learn main concept and techniques of investigative journalism in the context of closed institutions, coverage of human rights situations,
  • To facilitate the communication between journalists and public relations officers in state agencies on covering human rights situations in closed institutions,
  • To generate investigative journalism story ideas (considering also gender aspects of investigative reporting).

 

  1. Profile of attendees

The training course will invite participants from PJC and HETQ project teams, media agencies, human rights organizations/monitoring groups, public relations specialists from state agencies.

 

  1. Training timeframe

It is planned to organize a 4 days training from May 2-5, 2019 in Yerevan.

 

  1. Trainer’s Qualifications and Experience

We are looking for senior trainers who will prepare, implement and evaluate the training course.

The consultant/trainer should have at least the following qualifications:

  • Relevant educational degree in journalism and/or human rights,
  • Relevant training/teaching qualification,
  • At least 5 years of extensive experience in investigative journalism, human rights protection, as well as conducting trainings;
  • Quality presentation skills
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Conceptual and practical knowledge and training experience regarding investigative journalism, journalistic ethics, media and non-formal educational methodologies;
  • Conceptual and practical knowledge and training experience in the following fields will be considered a plus: human rights, hate speech and discrimination, communication;
  • International experience as a trainer/journalist will be considered a plus.

Candidates will be evaluated according to an assessment matrix, which includes the following features:

  1. Background and experience
    • Practical professional skills/ Years of experience
    • Education
    • Didactic skills experience in training

 

  1. Training module
    • content and relevance
    • reflection of the sensitivity to topics of the field

 

  1. Commitment
    • The candidate should indicate how much time he/she can dedicate to the training.

 

  1. Budget

 

  1. Required documentation and application procedures

Interested individuals/experts with required qualification should submit their proposal/application by 20th of March, COB.

The proposal/application should include:

  1. Financial proposal ;
  2. Technical proposal, including training curricula, as well as tools and techniques to be applied;
  3. CV(s) outlining previous qualifications and experience. 

The ToR for the training is available here:

If you have any questions on preparation of the Proposal please contact: Monika Sargsyan, Senior Project Manager at Public Journalism Club (PJC) at [email protected].

 

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