Consultant to Develop Quality Criteria and Assessment/Certification for Interactive Radio Programs - Deadline Extended
Position Title: Consultant
Project Title Development of Quality Criteria and Assessment/Certification For Interactive Radio Programs
Organization: Farm Radio International (FRI)
Duty Station: Remote
Application Deadline: May 7, 2021
Farm Radio International (FRI) is a Canadian non-profit organization that specializes in developing and using interactive radio for extension and development outcomes at scale.
FRI has developed a series of ICT-enabled interactive radio-based approaches tailored to achieve different outcomes: awareness, knowledge; market linkages; adoption of good practice; and changes in attitude and behaviour. FRI is executing projects in fifteen countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi (with Farm Radio Trust), Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sénégal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.
We also work with more than 1,000 radio organizations located in more than 40 African countries to fight poverty and food insecurity. With the benefit of FRI resources and training, our broadcasting partners deliver practical, relevant, and timely information to tens of millions of farmers, including women farmers.
FRI is committed to helping African radio stations increase the quality and quantity of the powerful rural radio programs that they offer rural listeners as they strive to achieve their sustainable development goals. Over the last decade, FRI has worked with partner radio stations to identify and develop quality standards (such as the VOICE standards) for development-oriented radio programs, and has crafted and deployed quality assessment indicators and tools. We are now committed to taking the next steps in developing a widely used system for assessing and, in some cases, certifying programs as quality assured.
The system will have two purposes and “users”:
We are seeking a consultant with expertise in quality certification processes and tools, particularly in the area of media/communication for development to contribute to the creation of this system.
The overall purpose of this endeavor is to encourage and support radio stations to offer more and more powerful development-oriented radio programs to their diverse audiences. Our objectives are to:
Scope of Work
The consultant will, in collaboration with the FRI team:
4.Identify a set of realistic but attractive incentives that would encourage stations to seek self- or Farm Radio-led assessment and certification.
FRI has allocated a maximum budget of $10,000 CAD to the completion of this work.
Project Completion Date: 31 July, 2021
Required expertise and qualifications
Proposals should include: your approach to the work, what we could expect in the way of deliverables, names and Cvs of consultants assigned to this project, timelines and a related work sample.
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