Short-term Consultant needed in Kenya: To contribute to a research on content moderation on social media and mapping of stakeholders.
Responsible to: ARTICLE 19 Head of Media Freedom.
Key relationship: ARTICLE 19 MED Programme Officer, ARTICLE 19 EAF Digital Programme Officer.
Location: Kenya; remote working.
Duration: 6 months, starting in June 2021.
ARTICLE 19 is a global organization promoting and defending freedom of expression and information. The realisation of their vision and mission is underpinned not only by freedom of expression and information, but through other rights including belief, privacy, participation, assembly and association and more. With offices in London, Bangladesh, Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, Senegal, and Tunisia, and in collaboration with partners across the world, we strengthen national and capacities, and build or reform institutions and policies.
In the context of UNESCO’s Social Media 4 Peace project (https://en.unesco.org/social-media-4-peace), ARTICLE 19 is conducting scoping research in Kenya and will produce a report that draws a clear and detailed picture of:
a. The state of the social media landscape (number of users, main platforms present in country, local representation of platforms, etc); the main current issues related to content moderation (hate speech, disinformation, etc); the analysis will also look at existing initiatives and policies implemented by social media platforms in relation to content moderation and harmful content, such as community guidelines and terms of service, structure and practices of content moderation, etc.;
b. The map of stakeholders and their capacity, interests, relations, strengths and weaknesses;
c. The risks for safety of individuals and other risks associated to the proposed course of action of the project.
For further information, please click on the following TOR: A19 ToR SocMed4Peace consultant June 2021 – Kenya
Interested candidates should send their application to:
Pierre, Head of Media Freedom at ARTICLE 19, at firstname.lastname@example.org, copying in Roberta, Media Freedom Programme Officer at email@example.com. The application should include a curriculum vitae, a proposal on how the consultant will deliver the work described in the ToR, and an assessment of the fees and costs of the consultant.
Please consider applying as soon as possible as the work should start in June 2021.
The position will be filled on a rolling basis.
Organisation: ARTICLE 19