Media Consultant - Human Rights

Job Type

Full Time Temporary Contract






1625 Massachutsetts Ave. NW
Suite 300
United States



Vital Voices is seeking an experienced Media Consultant to provide a day-long training on how to engage the media to campaign against female mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) on behalf of the Human Rights Department. The work required for this position can be performed remotely. Training consists of a four-day program in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This is a temporary position. The start date for this position is immediate and the consultancy will run through May 4, 2018. The estimated total time required for content preparation, travel, and implementation is 7-10 working days.


·        Create the curriculum for a daylong training on engaging the media for anti-FGM/C work in West Africa

·        Facilitate a daylong training for a group of 40 program participants

·        Participate in a day of planning pre-event

·        Organize media-related activities for program participants

·        Identify targets across West Africa for media engagement

·        Liaise with the Vital Voices team in the lead up to the program. Program contact will be Sr. Program Manager, Human Rights


·        Expertise on issues of gender based violence and specifically on FGM/C

·        At least 3 years of experience providing expert consultation and training on media engagement (with priority for those who have experience training on gender equality or gender based violence related issues)

·        Extensive experience working in Africa, and specifically within West Africa preferred

·        Availability to travel to Sierra Leone

·        Experience working with women’s networks preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

 Please e-mail the following to using “Media Consultant-Human Rights (and your Full Name)” as the subject of your e-mail:

      a letter of interest indicating consulting fee and availability

      a writing sample / video product

      resume

      three references with contact information


Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

NO CALLS PLEASE. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.