RFP: Syria: Conflict & Gender-Sensitive Journalism Training | Institute for War and Peace Reporting


Request For Proposals

Syria: Conflict & Gender-Sensitive Journalism Training

Institute for War & Peace Reporting is an independent not-for profit organisation that works with media and civil society to promote positive change in conflict zones, closed societies, and countries in transition around the world.

One of the activities under AJAD, Advanced Justice and Accountability to the Detainees and the Disappeared (AJAD), is to work with journalists to acquire adequate knowledge of conflict theory, as well as additional reporting skills and the analytical “know how” to be able to report accurately, impartially, safely and be gender sensitive within conflict situations and on issues related to transitional justice. To encourage informed media coverage of transitional justice efforts, IWPR will deliver a three-day training workshop to 20 independent journalists from Syria on transitional justice concepts, accountability mechanisms, conflict and gender-sensitive reporting, and professional journalism standards.

In that regard, IWPR seeks a professional trainer to deliver a 3-day training to 15-20 journalists on conflict sensitive journalism. The consultant is also expected to mentor the participants and edit 15 articles ideas related to transitional justice.

The training should be conducted verbally in Arabic, and all material needs to be in Arabic as well. The reports to be provided to IWPR should be in English.

Scope of Work

  • Develop and deliver a three days training program for 15-20 journalists on conflict and gender sensitive reporting.
  • Facilitate and conduct the training over 3 days to increase the understanding of trainees on conflict and gender sensitive reporting.
  • Monitor and edit 15 written articles on topics related to GBV survivors, former detainees and missing persons.
  • Submit a final report on the outcome of the training, main achievements and recommendations.

Qualifications of a Successful Candidate

  • University degree in journalism, communication, international relations, human rights, Middle Eastern studies or similar.
  • Experience in developing and monitoring of advocacy campaigns through digital platforms.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively advanced professional training in the mentioned field.
  • Proven familiarity with Syrian context and an excellent understanding of the conflict issues and community security.
  • Interest and familiarity with new media and new digital applications for citizen journalism and access to information.
  • Knowledge of the transitional justice context in Syria is a plus.
  • Experience in facilitation and training using hands-on participatory approaches.
  • Good communication skills and high flexibility.
  • Fluency in Arabic is a must.
  • English reporting skills.

How to Apply

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the anticipated subcontract kindly send an email request before 20th of February 2020 to ProcurementBeirut@iwpr.net to receive the full RFP. We will respond by email with a soft copy of the RFP.