Consultant (for Capacity Building for UAS-LCB Radio Partners) at Mercy Corps

Since 1979, we have helped people grappling with the toughest hardships survive – and then thrive. That’s the heart of our approach: We help communities turn crisis into opportunity.
Throughout our history, Mercy Corps has demonstrated innovation, timeliness and the ability to adapt quickly to changing realities.The Consultant will report to: Program Manager, UAS-LCB
The Consultant will work closely with: Deputy Program Manager and Program Officer

Job Description
The UAS-LCB program seeks to:

Strengthen the capacity of radio partners to engage in ethical and conflict-sensitive journalism practices in a way that generates accurate, transformative, and sustainable radio programming on themes of reintegration and reconciliation
Strengthen community awareness and understanding of dynamics, developments, and options around reintegration and reconciliation
Promote opportunities for communities to provide feedback on reintegration and reconciliation that creates greater ownership, participation and sustainable implementation of policies and practices
Promote localized narratives of peace coexistence aimed at establishing a foundation for effective reintegration and reconciliation

Consultant Objectives
As part of Objective 1, Mercy Corps is seeking to build the capacity of local radio partner Dandal Kura Radio International to conduct the foundational production stages for radio programming with a high degree of quality. Trainings could include the following topics, as well as and others to be identified through a pre-training needs assessment:

Developing program topics
Formative research on audiences
Selecting program formats
On-air presentation skills
Creating a running order
Interviewing skills
Scripting programs
Editing skills
Formative research on content
Sound design and balancing
Identifying guests
Managing call-in segments
Mapping sources
Managing non-web-based interactivity (VoxPop, Roving Reporting, etc.)
Formative research on guests
Managing web-based interactivity (Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, etc.)
Mercy Corps expects that these trainings will result in Dandal Kura being able to practically apply the necessary skills for radio production in order to independently manage all stages, and thereby improve their ability to deliver quality peacebuilding programming.

Deliverables and Timeframe:

Training Agenda
Training Materials (i.e. PowerPoints, handouts)
Training Assessment Tools (i.e. pre- and post-tests)
Three (3) three-day Production Stages Trainings
Training Report
Mentorship Report
Deadlines to be confirmed upon contracting.

Total Estimated Level of Effort:

22 days

Required Experience & Skills
The ideal consultant will have the following experience and skills:

8+ years of experience in radio journalism, especially in development radio
Demonstrated technical expertise in radio production stages, including formative research, scripting, guest engagement, interviewing and presentation skills, post-production, and management of audience interactivity
Established expertise designing and facilitating trainings for INGOs, utilizing participatory learning methodologies
Advanced Degree in Journalism, Communications, Social Sciences, or other related field
English and Hausa fluency required
Knowledge of the northeast Nigerian context preferred

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