The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is implementing a project aimed at enhancing public participation and demand for accountability in local governance in eight (8) target Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana.
The project titled “Enhancing public participation and demand for accountability in local governance” is being implemented with funding support from STAR-Ghana to ensure that citizens in target MMDAs (especially women, youth and persons with disabilities), increasingly and sustainably access governance information, public goods and services through improved citizens-authorities engagement.
The project is also aimed at enhancing responsiveness by local authorities in target MMDAs to questions, concerns and development needs of local populations and increased information disclosure by local authorities on the utilisation of public resources.
As part of the project, the MFWA seeks consultants to conduct an in-house training for four (4) local based radio stations. The objective is to support locally based radio stations to develop and improve their editorial and programming guides.
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 consultant will work closely with officials of the radio stations to discuss their programming, production, news outlet and editing and to support them to develop revised guides and train them on how to use the guide to improve access to information.
Below is a list of the project radio stations:
Upper West Region: Westlink Community radio in Lawra Municipal, Radio Waa in Wa Municipal, Radford FM in Sissala East Municipal
Northern Region: Eagle FM in West Mamprusi Municipal
Specific Tasks for Consultant:
- Work closely with the selected partner radio stations for at least five (5) working days. The first day will be dedicated to meeting with key officials of the station and discussing the existing programming in the station, the strengths, weakness and opportunities and possible threats.
- Work with the assembly officials to develop programming /editorial guide s
- Once the document is developed, train the staff on the use of the guide to improve branding and audience reach.
- The consultant shall submit a detailed report and a copy of the validated programming and editorial guides for each radio station to the MFWA.
Consultant for this work will be engaged for a total of 20 working days between December 2018 – February, 2019.
Mode of Submission of Application
Applications should reach the MFWA either in softcopies (firstname.lastname@example.org) or hard copies before December 14, 2018, or to the address below:
The Executive Director
Media Foundation for West Africa
30 Duade Street