Community Building Mitrovica (CBM) is a local non-governmental organization (NGO) operating in the field of peace and community building in the wider region of Mitrovica, northern municipalities of Kosovo. The overall aim of CBM is to facilitate contact and dialogue between citizens in the whole Mitrovica municipality. CBM’s staff consists of devoted citizens – both Kosovo Serbs and Kosovo Albanians – who grew up in this region and want to restore the previous confidence and even friendship that war and politics have destroyed. By supporting many concrete projects which address the direct needs of the local communities, CBM contributes in a modest way to this goal. The work of the past years has gained the organization a strong reputation on both sides of the Iber/Ibar river. Fields in which CBM operates are: Interethnic Dialogue, Good Governance, Socio-Economic Development. In addition, CBM works closely on various initiatives with the media, and pays special attention to youth and their informal education, and empowering women. CBM’s projects are open to members of all communities living in the Mitrovica region and wider. CBM often cooperates with other NGOs, helps out with local initiatives, and works with local governmental institutions and international organizations in order to initiate, to develop, and to implement activities, for the benefit of the communities, in Mitrovica, its region, and outside of it.
Overall Objective of the Project
The overall objective of the project “Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation (RCT)”, of which this contract will be a part, is to transform existing conflicts and build peace, predominantly among majority ethnic Albanians and minority ethnic Serbs in Kosovo. The project helps communities on the individual level as it will assist in better mutual understanding of the differences and emphasize joint strengths, as well as on the policy level, where the impact of the program will influence amending policies that will address reconciliation processes among divided communities. More so, socio-economic value will assist local communities with social innovations that address societal challenges whereas the local economy stakeholders will benefit from the promotion of public-private partnerships. From the media promotion aspect, this program will help communities stimulate sharing their diverse values.
The purpose of this project is to encourage media outlets to share positive stories and transformation opportunities and for media outlets to support citizen-driven positive news reporting and reconciliation efforts. This media training will invite media editors from Kosovo to learn more about how to investigate reconciliation stories and the importance that it has for this region. The media editors will have a chance to learn from experienced media experts in the field of Peace Journalism about the practical ways of improving their skills when reporting on sensitive topics related to decades long conflict in Kosovo.
Main Duties of the Post
-Creation of a training development plan, including strategy and proposed methodologies, as well as a quality assurance plan;
-Successful facilitation of the training.
-Technical advice and support to participants during the training
-Experience in working with journalists from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds;
-Demonstrated experience in peacebuilding/conflict transformation projects or of working in conflict environments;
– Final report on the implementation of the tasks after finishing the training.
Consultancy Competencies, Experience and Skill Requirements:
-Minimum university degree in journalism or other relevant fields; master’s degree preferred.
-Extensive experience (at least 5 years) in facilitating training for organizations in the field of peace journalism;
-Extensive knowledge of the journalism sector in Kosovo;
-Extensive experience in working with journalists (capacity building)
-Extensive experience in building capacities;
-Excellent interpersonal communication skills including experience of facilitation of training/workshops and presentation;
-Proven and demonstrated a broad knowledge of and ability to utilize principles, methods, techniques, and systems of working with journalists;
-Excellent communication and written skills in English, Serbian/ Albanian is an asset.
-Excellent and effective written and oral skills in the English language. Proficiency in local
languages will be considered an asset.
-Deadline and submission of expression of interest
CBM invites interested individuals to submit the following documents by March 31st, 2022 midnight (GMT +1) at email@example.com.
– Expression of interest (EoI) outlining how the expert meets the selection criteria and their understanding of the ToR;
-Names and contacts of three recent professional referees (previous clients) for whom similar work has been conducted.
-Curriculum vitae/ Resume outlining relevant qualifications and experience