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Terms of reference: Facilitator for training of Presenters and Journalists on the collection and Processing of Gender-Sensitive Information in Puntland

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Terms of reference: Facilitator for training of Presenters and Journalists on the collection and Processing of Gender-Sensitive Information in Puntland

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About CARE International

CARE International has been providing development and lifesaving assistance across all regions of Somalia since 1981. Our programs go beyond meeting basic needs at the onset of an emergency to helping affected communities recover, rebuild their lives, and become more resilient. In order to strengthen communities to better cope with future disasters and address persistent poverty and vulnerability, we are implementing a variety of longer-term development activities aimed at addressing   the   underlying   causes   of   poverty   in Somalia. Our development programs support marginalized women and youth through innovative projects in education, water and sanitation, sustainable environmental management, civil society development, peacebuilding   and   governance   and small-scale enterprise development. CARE works in partnership with Somali and international NGOs, civil society leaders, universities, the private sector and local authorities in order to bring effective and lasting change to the most vulnerable communities.

In Puntland, CARE received funding from DFID, EU, USAID, GAC, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and EAC to implement livelihoods, water and sanitation, education, vocational training, and gender equality and empowerment project interventions since 1993. CARE has technical expertise in gender and social justice programming. In addition, to operational experience in Puntland, existing partnership and collaboration with a broad network of civil society organizations involved in gender and protection. CARE holistic approach to programing supports the existence of complementary projects for gender equality and social inclusion promotion to achieve a broader impact. Additionally, CARE implements a wide range of projects in education, WASH, livelihoods, inclusive governance and other humanitarian initiatives in these three districts.

Brief overview of the GESIP Project

The Gender and Social Inclusion project (GESIP) is funded by Somalia Stability Fund (SSF) and is designed on the premise that prescribing and policing of gender norms and relations, along with social exclusion practices are at the very heart of the protracted and violent struggle for political and ideological power in today’s Somalia. The overarching objective of the project is to increase women and socially excluded groups’ participation and contribution to decision making in political processes within Puntland. Addressing the drivers of social exclusion will positively enhanced stability in Somalia. The project focuses on building women and socially excluded group’s capacity and confidence to engage with power-holders and carve out spaces in decision-making process at district and state level. The project also aims to increase the spaces and opportunities available for participation. The GESI project is implemented in Garowe, Bosaaso and Galkacyo districts in Puntland state of Somalia by CARE in collaboration withMinistry of Women Development and Family Affairs (MOWDAA). These districts host a large population of women and female youth including traditionally marginalized groups that are our target beneficiaries. CARE has established strong and fruitful relationships with communities, government, local authorities and civil society organizations existing in these areas. CARE have operational offices in these districts from where our staff engage on day-to-day basis with communities, local authorities and other stakeholders. The project target beneficiaries are Women and female youth: educated women, educated female youth, women active in CSOs, women leaders and champions especially from the marginalized groups & IDPs

The project recognizes the importance of implementing interventions that increase the agency of women by focusing on their knowledge, skills, networking aspiration in governance, peacebuilding and gender transformational change. Furthermore, the projects strive to strengthen supportive relationships and the social structures women and socially excluded groups interact with

Key Outcome, outputs and activities;

Outcome: Enhanced popular participation in governance, particularly for women, through the strategic building of women’s coalitions around common interests.

The project outputs are as follows:

  • Output 1: Women and female youth are aware of their rights and responsibilities
  • Output 2: Women and female youth improve the necessary skills and confidence to participate in the political process
  • Output 3: Establish space/platforms for women coalitions to discuss common set of interests

Background to the training

Somalia is Patriarchy society where men have most of the power and influence  in the country. Women’s political participation in Somalia is  weak as  the duty bearer who nominates the  political representative are clan leaders(male) however; the media  have a greater role to play for influencing the powerholder on who will  represent the society  and what quality does he/she needs to possess

Target Group

The primary target of this training is media representatives,program presenters, journalists, reporters, editors, and program producers of different Radios and TV stations in the Puntland region of Somalia.

Objectives of the training workshop

The overall objective of this training is to enhance the skills and knowledge of media practitionersand to equip them with a better understanding of gender, gender equality and importance of equali political participation for both women and men. The training will try to provide them with required skills to become more proficient in reporting and collecting of gender-sensitive Information. This will result in improving the quality of media coverage of gender issues.

Specific objectives of the training

  • To enhance the awareness and understanding of journalists ongender equality issues
  • Strengthen the ability and skills of journalists on reporting of gender-sensitive topics and stories
  • To facilitate the production of quality programs on women’s participation in decision-making processes
  • To encourage the media to address the challenges which face women with political ambitions and to galvanize the public in advocacy for the full political participation of women
  • Develop training materials and conduct the training program.

Methodologies

The selected consultant is encouraged to adopt a training methodology that includes practical demonstrations, role play, oral presentation, experience sharing, group work/projects, discussion, (brainstorming), video presentations, etc.

Work plan

The training is expected to take one week. The assignment shall start on March

Duration of the work

The Consultant will perform the tasks stipulated herein for 9 days (5 actual training and 4 days for preparation and report writing). The workshop will be conducted in Garowe.

Deliverables/ Outputs from the Consultant

  • A comprehensive one-week training Programme.
  • Workshop Pre training and post Evaluation Form and Final report that includes an executive summary of the report, the discussion, issues, questions, agreed on collective actions, observations on the topics which draw in mostdiscussion, and key recommendations for the journalists and presenters.
  • Help trainers to develop gender  sensitive programming in their respective media stations

Qualifications and Experience required

  • Advanced university degree in Journalism and communication.
  • At least five years track record or relevant experience in reporting, advocating work of women’s issues, gender concerns and developing and delivering high quality training materials on gender issues.
  • Familiarity with gender mainstreaming of media, gender and media training guidelines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (Oral and written) in English and Somali languages
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the context of the work

Submission of proposals

interested candidates should send their detailed technical and financial proposal with the subject line of “facilitator for training of presenters and journalists on the collection and processing of gender-sensitive information” in Puntland to the email address SOM.Consultant@care.orgbefore 9th March 2020.

 

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