Organisation: International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ)
ICFJ is seeking a part-time monitoring and evaluation specialist (both individuals and companies are encouraged to apply) for its “In the Name of Religion” religious freedom reporting program in Nigeria.
The goals of the project are to:
- Empower journalists from Nigeria with skills to report on religious freedom issues in multiple formats, illustrating problems as well as solutions that citizens in the targeted countries have found;
- Engage and build audiences with digital tools and data visualizations to catalyze greater and constructive citizen involvement in the news;
- Launch collaboration and sharing of information among journalists in the targeted countries to foster regional perspectives among journalists and the public to understand problems and tested solutions.
Responsibilities: ICFJ is seeking a monitoring and evaluation specialist to support its “In the Name of Religion” religious freedom reporting program in Nigeria. ICFJ works on this program with its partner, Code for Africa. The MEL consultant will engage with ICFJ program staff and its project partner to undertake the following tasks:
- Evaluate the impact of reporting projects (an estimated 20 news stories); impact can include but is not limited to official and unofficial response to stories, social media mentions and shares, and any follow-up reporting by the original outlet or others.
- Provide MEL analysis of these news stories based on program indicators, as provided by ICFJ and Code for Africa, in accordance with ICFJ’s quality assessment rubrics.
- Prepare high-quality quarterly reports and a final report highlighting the compiled data, utilizing information provided by ICFJ program staff and project partners.
Timeframe: The consultancy should begin in May 2023 and will go until October 2023.
Location: This position can be based in any location globally. The work can be done remotely, via Zoom/Jitsi, email, WhatsApp, etc. The consultant will report to the Vice President of Programs, Aliza Appelbaum.
Required skills and qualifications:
- Both individuals and companies are encouraged to apply.
- English fluency is required.
- Experience working with USAID, State Department, or other USG grants.
- Familiarity with media programs, especially story evaluation.
- At least 6 years of proven experience conducting monitoring and evaluation focused on outcome-oriented indicators.