Morocco continues to explore greater openness; it recently joined the Open Government Partnership (OGP), and the King launched an initiative to adopt a new development model that responds to citizens’ demands and pressing needs. A strong civil society sector and meaningful participation between civil society and the government can help these initiatives succeed. However, for there to be independent civil society and meaningful participation, there must also be laws that create a protective framework that safeguards civil society organizations’ (CSOs) basic rights and ensures they can achieve their missions, address societal needs, develop independent positions, and demand full participation without fearing retaliation or interference in their work. In addition, an enabling legal framework for civil society can also help Morocco meet the Values Check component of its OGP commitments - an immediate need. Enabling laws can also make it easier for CSOs to fundraise and allows domestic philanthropy to grow and thrive, which allows Moroccan civil society to sustainably finance solutions to development challenges.
ICNL and Internews are working with CSOs in Morocco to improve the legal framework for civil society and public participation in the process to ensure they can form and operate and avoid discretionary government actions.
Internews will support media in producing accurate, fact-based and engaging content on the CSO law reform process and to work together with civil society organizations to increase public awareness and understanding of Moroccan legal reforms. Strengthening the ability of media and civil society to collaborate on promoting information about legal reforms to the public will ultimately result in greater transparency and accountability at the national and local levels.
ILLUMINATING NEW SOLUTIONS AND PROGRAMMATIC INNOVATIONS FOR RESILIENT SPACES (INSPIRES) is the culmination of an extensive co-creation process under the Broad Agency Announcement for Adapting USAID’s Democracy, Rights, and governance (DRG) Programming to Better Address Global Trends and Challenges, specifically with regard to Enabling and Protecting Civic Space.
Internews is a women-led international non-profit organization dedicated to giving people the news and information they need, the ability to connect, and the means to make their voices heard. Since its formation in 1982, Internews has worked in more than 100 countries worldwide. Today, Internews is a trusted partner of myriad donors in the media and information space, including the State Department and USAID, and has active projects in more than 50 countries throughout Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, and the Middle East. Internews’ team is over 735 strong; of these, over 620 are outside the U.S. working on our country programs.
Scope of Work
INTERNEWS seeks to hire a trainer for the activity Legal Reform Reporting News Lab ( LRRNL) to work with approximately 24 journalists from a broad range of media outlets and information providers (print, online, radio) and to build their capacity in reporting on legal reform in general and the legal environment for CSOs in particular. Other focuses of the news lab include developing story ideas, conducting further desk research and interviews with relevant sources, understanding verification tools and sourcing, the use of data and infographics, and digital security.
In collaboration with Internews, the trainer will:
- Design and deliver the training program in collaboration with the Internews project manager and HQ staff
- Design and deliver training content in different formats (check deliverables below)
- Follow an experiential learning approach (learning by doing) in designing and delivering training sessions
- Regularly follow-up on questions, discussions, and assignments on the online learning platform
- Mentor participants on their assignments
Deliverables include, but are not limited to:
- Live sessions (presentations and discussions)
- Recorded video sessions (presentations)
- Training materials (presentation slides, documents, readings)
Budget and number of days
Daily rate of payment will be based on qualifications and experience of the trainer. Maximum number of days will not exceed 14 days.
QUALIFICATIONS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- Master’s degree in in journalism with solid knowledge and proven experience in the legal field
Experience and Skills
- Proven experience in law reform and/or legal and legislative development in Morocco.
- Experience working with high level officials, such as government, parliament, etc.
- Demonstrable understanding of legal environment for CSOs in Morocco is essential
- Demonstrated experience in leading a legal reform initiative, campaign or project;
- Extensive experience in reporting on technical legal drafts or analyzing legal drafting implications of policy proposals.
- Ability to deliver interactive, engaging, and experience-based training online.
- Fluency in Arabic and French.
- Digitally equipped to use online platforms like Zoom and other learning platforms
- Previous mentorship experience is a plus.
- Demonstrable experience of coordinating workshops, training, and facilitating others for successful outcomes
- Demonstrable experience in training journalists is preferred.
- Excellent communication skills, good team working skills, and an engaging and participatory manner
How to Apply
To apply please send your CV/Resume and sample of previous work (or proposal) by September 30, 2020 to : MA-Applications@internews.org
For more questions, please send an email to : MA-Applications@internews.org
September 30, 2020
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