Community Media Consultancy Job Hivos Kenya 2020
Career Employment Kenya: Community Media Consultancy Job Hivos Kenya 2020
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Office: Nairobi

Consultancy duration: The assignment shall be undertaken for a period of five (5) days,  14-18 December 2020,  including preparatory activities and reporting writing.

Job Description

Hivos seeks new and creative solutions to persistent global problems; solutions created by people taking their lives into their own hands. We offer a positive counterbalancing force against discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Our mission is to innovate for social change. With smart projects in the right places, we work towards more open and green societies.

The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) and the Ford Foundation have partnered to establish a Community Media Fund (CMF) to improve citizens’ access to relevant information that enables the public to support policies and practices that drive inclusive economic and human development locally, regionally and nationally. The purpose of the CMF is to elevate voices from marginalized communities through the development and advancement of citizen and community reporting on financial and economic issues.

Through Hivos, CMF has made disbursements to grantees in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 as a grants administrator.

Hivos is seeking the services of a consultant who will facilitate sessions on the Future of Community Media, with a focus on new ways of working and their impact on community media. The consultant will be expected to facilitate sessions on;


  • Strengthening the understanding of the community radio concept, identity and principles.
  • Increasing productivity, ensuring relevance in the Kenyan context.
  • Maximizing increased access to mobile phones, internet and information communication technology for community media relevance.
  • Localization of content.
  • Documentation of the impact of community media.
  • (Responsive) skills acquisition.


  • A good understanding of key issues regarding community media (radio, television, print media) in Kenya and Africa at large.
  • A good understanding of the community media landscape in Kenya, particularly strengths, weaknesses and determinant factors of their effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate experience in facilitating trainings targeted at community media entities, with a focus on strategy, capacity engagement and response to changes in the operating environments.
  • Be well versed with the concepts of financial literacy, financial journalism, social justice, transparency and accountability, data and communication for development
  • Provide evidence on the facilitation of sessions on the topics captioned under ‘Description of consultancy’ above.
  • Be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, arts, mass communications or a related but relevant field.
  • Experience in facilitating, moderating online meetings, trainings, session. Familiarity with a variety of platforms such as Blue jeans, Zoom and Skype is critical.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Excellent planning, moderation skills.


  • Submission of guiding materials that will be basis of the content for training on the various sessions.
  • Development of presentations, factoring the virtual nature of the activity, and the need to keep participants engaged.
  • Facilitation of 3 sessions on the Future of Community Media, with a focus on new ways of working and their impact on community radio.
  • A report on the session facilitated during the sessions.

How to apply

Submit a detailed proposal comprising the following:

  • A cover letter;
  • Technical proposal document comprising of:
  1.  Background of the consultancy firm/individual.
  2.  Work-plan with clear timelines and deliverables.
  3. Team composition (if applicable) including qualifications and relevant experience. (All CVs of the team members must be annexed).
  4. A detailed financial proposal.
  5. A minimum of three referees.

Interested applicants should send an expression of Interest (EOI) to the  address, by 8 December 2020, 5.00pm EAT.

The email subject should read: EOI –CMF Linking and Learning Event. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All communication regarding the proposal must be made via the e-mail address provided only.

A detailed terms of reference can be downloaded from this link.