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Senior Media Advisor/Consultant (Arabic Speaking)


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Organization: Media in Cooperation and Transition
Closing date: 5 Dec 2020

Project title: “Interreligious Platform for Dialogue and Cooperation in the Arab World”

Duration: December 1, 2020 – January 31 2021

About MiCT

Media in Cooperation and Transition (MiCT) gGmbH is a German media development organisation that implements projects in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. MiCT’s activities focus on the interplay between conflict, media coverage and reconciliation in crisis regions. The organisation was established in 2004 with a head office based in Berlin.

MiCT’s services include the training of journalists and media producers, programme and content development, production of radio programmes, films and books, as well as media research and monitoring in conflict zones. An international team of 10 full-time staff members work at MiCT’s headquarters in Berlin. Through its projects, MiCT aims at fostering the transformation from conflict towards reconciliation and to encourage dialogue among conflicting factions within society. Our focal point is the interaction and interdependence of media and conflict. Supporting media cooperation, media networking and media development, as well as capacity building in the field of journalism, is presumed to be a key factor in conflict transition.

For the past 12 years MiCT has been conducting investigative reporting training and has produced investigative reports in cooperation with local journalists in Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Sudan & South Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, as well as several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Both correspondents.org and niqash.org are established platforms for investigative journalism.


Under the umbrella of the Interreligious Platform for Dialogue and Cooperation in the Arab world, the Programme aims at developing strategies and tools for promoting the core values of journalism in reporting religions and conflicts in the Arab region. The Programme is a pilot programme for a dialogue journalism fellowship in support of journalism and media in the Arab region that aspire to promote journalism ethical standards with regard to reporting on religious and ethnic groups, as a mean to foster new inter- community dialogue, and promote peace and sustainable development.

The Programme pursues the following objectives:

· Boosting the role of journalists in policy advocacy and awareness raising against hate speech resulting from conflicts and the misuse of religion in the Arab region.

· Linking journalists from different faith backgrounds with religious leaders and policy makers across the region, as well as and with other regional and international actors to strengthen their contribution to the peace reporting at the local and national levels.

· Increasing commitment and capacities of journalists from Arab countries to promote pluralism, diversity, peaceful coexistence, ethical standards of journalism and counter hate speech.

· Enhancing the engagement of trained journalists in conducting joint projects between media outlets and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) to break stereotyping, with a specific focus on countering the misuse of media for spreading hatred.

Scope of work & Deliverables:

  • Media monitoring (Desk review, case studies development, individual interviews, analysis report) in English (8 days)

  • Institutional needs assessment (Mapping exercise, interview with regional and local media outlets, qualitative) in English (12 days)

  • Chart for Peace Media – 2 digital consultation meetings with 20 media outlets and 1 meeting to present the draft (8 days)


  • Total working day: 28 days for 3 deliverables is 9,525.60EUR (VAT included)


  • A master's degree and at least 3 years of experience in communications, journalism, media management, academia focused around media or any related field

· Research experience, including familiarity with research methods and practices

· Familiarity with inter-religious and peace dialogue in the Middle East and North Africa region

· Strong analytical skills and ability to clearly synthesize and present findings;

· Data visualization skills are a plus;

· Experience in media within international non-governmental organizations

· Fluent in spoken and written Arabic and English.

· Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter, submitted in English, to jobs@mict-international.org

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