Consultancy Services: Capacity Assessment of Media Organisations in 5 Countries


The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is implementing a project aimed at improving the quality, independence and freedoms of the media in West Africa.  The project titled: “Promoting Free, Quality and Independent Media in West Africa through Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building.” is being implemented in five (5) countries – Ghana, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia and Senegal.

The MFWA hereby invites interested and competent consultants to submit applications for the functions specified in the scope of work below:

Scope of Work

The objective of the assignment is to produce baseline reports on the assessment of the capacity and sustainability prospects of media organisations in Ghana, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia and Senegal, to fill, the current inadequate contextually-relevant data and information gap on critical media development issues in the region.

The project is being implemented with funding support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)

Specific Tasks:

The consultants will conduct a baseline study of key and influential media organisations/outlets in the countries. The reports should focus and highlight the following:

  • General context of the media environment in the targeted countries
  • The Ownership patterns of media outlets
  • Brief analysis of the public’s perceptions about the media houses/outlets
  • Strength and weaknesses of the media in the targeted countries
  • Analysis of Challenges of each of the media organisations in relation to management, staffing, financing, etc.
  • Specific needs of the media outlets

The reports should also be based on in-depth interviews with senior management and staff of the media organisations and other key stakeholders in the media sector.

Time Frame:

The consultants will be engaged for 20 working days between February and March, 2019.

Method of Submission of Application

Hardcopies of applications should reach the MFWA on or before February 11, 2019 and to the address below:

The Executive Director,

Media Foundation for West Africa,

30 Duade Street

Kokomlemle, Accra, Ghana

Softcopies could also be sent to [email protected]




January 21, 2019

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