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UNESCO Call for Expressions of Interest

Status: Closed

Organisation: UNESCO

Deadline: 13/03/2024

Location: Online

UNESCO is announcing a call for expressions of interest for a qualified and experienced individual or organisation to work closely with UNESCO and its partners to develop a Model Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan for Media Institutions.

The tool is a model institutional action plan aiming to help media in all regions of the world develop or improve their own institutional disaster preparedness and response plan, in order to be better prepared for potential disasters as institutions and better contribute to the disaster resilience of communities through their work.

As part of the preparatory work to inform the development process, a series of research and consultation activities should be undertaken, ensuring that the tool is unique and innovative, that it takes account of the perspectives of several key stakeholder groups, and that it can be useful for media globally. These would include:

  • Identify existing resources in this area to build on and avoid duplication, including from the UN organisations mentioned
  • Map exemplary disaster preparedness and response practices of media institutions in all regions
    of the world, notably in disaster-prone countries, paying special attention to the editorial policies and institutional strategies in place.
  • Conduct needs assessments and consultations with a variety of stakeholders in all regions of the world
  • Make recommendations on the components to include and prioritise in the tool, based on the outcome of the research and consultations.
Submission Guidelines

Interested candidates should send a short proposal to masprojects@unesco.org on or before 13 March 2024, 10 a.m. CET. For more information, please click here.

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