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Media and Information Literacy Consultant for Tunisia


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Organization: Hedayah
Closing date: 25 Nov 2020


Hedayah was established in 2012 as the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). It serves as the premier international institution for capacity building, dialogue and communication, and research to counter violent extremism in all of its forms and manifestations, in support of long-term, global efforts to prevent and counter terrorism.

The Center’s mandate focuses on three core areas:

Dialogue and Communications: Collaborates with national and local actors, CSOs, researchers and community leaders to foster dialogue, create messaging campaigns, as well as expertise in developing and implementing communications strategies.

Capacity Building Programs: Conducts collaborative training and builds practical tools to enhance the capacities of government and non-government partners to design and implement effective policies, programs and projects to counter violent extremism.

Research and Analysis: Collects and delivers CVE knowledge resources as well as conducts and commissions new research to gain deeper understanding of the drivers of violent extremism, and which approaches are effective in countering it

General Function:

The Media and Information Literacy Consultant will support curriculum development under the Dialogue and Communications Department and report to the Program Manager. The Department is responsible for a dedicated platform to facilitate focused discussion and collaboration among national and local actors, civil society, researchers and community leaders involved in CVE.

Key Responsibilities:

· Conduct desk research in collaboration with Hedayah staff to develop resources for delivery of our program on “Tackling Terrorist Use of the Internet through Media and Information Literacy and Social Media Platforms” in Tunisia;

· Develop a curriculum on media and information literacy for the program on “Tackling Terrorist Use of the Internet through Media and Information Literacy and Social Media Platforms” (including, but not limited to, identifying locally-relevant case studies and the contextualization of existing content);

· Support the identification of potential stakeholders and additional recipients for the program;

· Support the delivery of the capacity building program, including needs assessment visits, facilitation and logistical support when required;

· Support the follow-up Monitoring and Evaluation and Mentorship phase of the program.

· Facilitate required connections and relations with the Government of Tunisia and local experts/civil society organizations.

Requirements and Qualifications:

· At least 5 years’ professional experience in international environments, CVE, and/or research, and/or working with governments and civil society in Tunisia.

· Experience in Project Management.

· Experience in Capacity Building programs and/or in curriculum development.

· Working Experience in Tunisia on CVE, and/or security and/or community engagement and/or communications and/or media and information literacy.**

· The person should be based in Tunisia or in the wider North Africa region and eligible to work in the country as a consultant.

· Degree (Master’s preferred) in Social Sciences, International Relations, Communications, Conflict Studies, Peace Studies, Terrorism Studies, Cooperation and Development, or related areas.

Key Skills:

· Excellent oral and written communication skills;

· Fluent in oral and written English;

· Familiarity with Arabic and French;

· Ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders including government officials, policy makers, community leaders and actors, NGOs, practitioners and experts;

· Able to work independently, as well as within a team;

· Constructively managing internal and external relationships with diplomacy, cultural sensitivity and discretion;

· Ability to meet deadlines under pressure;

· Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; and

· Willingness to travel, including to the UAE, if required.


· Flexible hours with possibility to work remotely.

· Compensation commensurate with experience.

· The recruit shall start beginning of January 2021. The consultancy contract is for a period of two years and remuneration will be based on deliverables.

How to apply:

Send a short cover letter and CV to hr@hedayah.ae no later than 25 November 2020 with the following subject: “MIL Consultant Tunisia”

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