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Ethiopian Media Women Association (EMWA) is a non-partisan, non-profit professional association established in 1999 to promote women’s rights through and in the media. Since its establishment in 1999, EMWA has been engaged in advancing professional freedom, excellence, and ethical conduct among women journalists and media practitioners. Currently, it has over 100 members, from all fields of media and communication: private and government media, NGOs, international organizations, communication agencies, and professional individual women media practitioners. EMWA has members in all the regions and cities’ administration but liaising committees in Amhara, Oromia, Dire Dawa, Harar, Somali, and SNNPR. The association re-registered in 2019 after the new law on civil society organizations passed.

EMWA is looking for potential applicants for the following positions

The Ethiopian Media Women Association is looking for a consultant to conduct an analysis of 18 media houses’ editorial policies in terms of gender inclusiveness.

  OBJECTIVES OF THE EDITORIAL POLICIES ASSESSMENT:

The main objective of the editorial policies assessment is to examine the availability and practicality of gender-responsive editorial policies among Ethiopian media.

Specific objectives include:

  • To examine editorial policies of selected media houses
  • To study how the gender-responsive editorial policies are practiced in the media houses
  • To assess and analyze to what extent the media editorial policies support gender equality schemes as the means to grant a space that respects women’s rights
  • To examine if there are different perspectives among regional and Addis media in terms of a gender perspective on editorial policies

SUBJECT OF THE EDITORIAL POLICIES ASSESSMENT

Regional media

  • Amhara Media Corporation (AMC)
  • Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN)
  • Somali Regional Mass Media Agency
  • Afar Mass Media Agency
  • Gambella Mass Media
  • Benishangul Gumuz Mass Media Agency
  • Harari Mass Media Agency
  • Dire Dawa Administration Mass Media Agency
  • Sidama Media Network (SMN)

Addis based media

  • Addis Media Network (AMN)
  • Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC)
  • Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC)
  • Sheger FM 102.1
  • Ahadu FM 94.3
  • Ethiopian Broadcasting Service (EBS)
  • Reporter newspaper
  • Addis Zemen newspaper
  • Walta Information Center

SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENTS/DELIVERABLES OF THE CONSULTANT

  • Submit a brief technical proposal outlining how they would conduct the job, the time required, and the cost.
  • Collect and analyze the existence of gender-responsive editorial policies of 18 media houses indicated on the subject of the assessment
  • Conduct interviews for selected media houses to assess the implementation of gender-sensitive editorial policies
  • Conduct a detailed analysis of gender inclusiveness of editorial policies
  • Present the findings of the research at the validation workshop

EXPECTED OUTPUTS OF THE ASSESSMENT:

  • Research document on to what extent media houses include a gender perspective in their editorial policies
  • A baseline for further and full-fledged research on gender and editorial policies analysis
  • Create insight among media houses to be aware of their editorial policies in terms of gender equality and equity

Job Requirements

The selected consultant/s or firms should demonstrate the following qualifications and competencies:

  • Previous experience in working on media research. Individual consultants/firms who have done media and gender-related research will be prioritized
  • Expertise and experience in conducting surveys, evaluating media and gender programs/projects/policies
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the Ethiopian media landscape
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skill is required.
  • Deliver outputs on time

How to Apply

Interested and eligible applicants are expected to send their technical and financial proposals to emwa2014@yahoo.com by August 30, 2022.

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