Request for proposal: Communications and visibility service provider (Libya)

Contracting authority: Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Nature of contract: Service contract for Communications and Visibility Company/service provider

Service time frame: From the date of signature until 14 December 2022

Payment currency: EUR

Payment method: Bank transfer

  1. About Democracy Reporting International

DRI is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin, Germany that supports the building of democracies through public debates, participation and accountable policymaking and helps to defend democratic governance. In 2020 DRI and Jusoor began implementing an EU and Embassy of Canada Funded project entitled Fa’ela فاعلة ):  (Tapping into Women’s Full Potential in Shaping Libya’s State-Building Efforts (mid-June 2020 – mid-December 2022). The Fa’ela project has the vision of a Libya in which women effectively participate in public life. To reach this vision, the project increases the organisational and technical capacity of women’s CSOs, increases the technical capacities of Libyan female politicians and political/governance actors, and establish a peer-to-peer and an enabler network with the aim of supporting women engagement in public life.

  1. Description of the services required:

Assignment title: Fa’ela Communication and Visibility Service Provider

DRI is looking for an expert or a communications agency/media company experienced in designing, delivering and implementing media campaigns and media outputs about women engagement in public life in Libya. Applicants must have evidenced experience in delivering similar media outputs in Libya, including working with civil society organisations and topics related to women empowerment. Applicants must have a platform with a wide reach where they can support DRI in promoting these outputs among Libyans.

  1. Contents of this tender document:

The document consists of the annexes indicated below and should be read in conjunction with any Addendum that may be issued by DRI.

Annex I:              Terms of Reference

Annex II:             Service Provider Information Form

Annex III:            Technical & Financial Proposal Form

Annex IV:            Criteria for Technical and Financial Evaluation

Annex V:             Declaration of Honour

  1. Disclaimer:

The submission for this tender document does not entail any commitment on the part of DRI, either financial or otherwise.

  1. Submission of proposal:

If you are interested in this assignment, please send your application in PDF format to [email protected] consisting of:

  • The Annex II service provider form
  • The Annex III technical and financial proposal form
  • Relevant samples of your previous work
  • The Annex V declaration of honour

 

  1. Deadline for submission of tender document:

Tender documents must be sent no later than 30 June 2021, 12:00 pm Libya local time. Tender received after the deadline will not be considered.

  1. Submission of queries for clarifications:

Any requests for clarification about the contents of the tender document shall be sent no later than 21 June 2021 to the following email address: [email protected]. DRI will endeavour to provide a response or clarification expeditiously; any delay in providing such information will not be considered a reason for extending the submission date. DRI will share the clarification response with all the tenderers. Proposals with incomplete submissions may be rejected.

  1. Award procedure:

Only those tenders complying with the technical proposal as outlined in point 12 “Structure of the Proposal” and submitted by the established deadline as outlined in point 6 will be considered for the evaluation. The evaluation criteria are attached as ANNEX IV.

  1. Award criteria:

Please see Annex IV.

  1. Exclusion criteria:

Tenderers shall be excluded from participation, if

  • they are bankrupt or being wound up, are having their affairs administered by the courts, have entered into an arrangement with creditors, have suspended business activities or are in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure provided for in national legislation or regulations; or if
  • they have been the subject of a judgment which has the force of res judicata for fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organisation or any other illegal activity detrimental to the DRI’s financial interests;

 

  1. Operational language:

Written communications for this proposal and the tender itself shall be in English.

  1. Structure of proposal:

The proposal should be structured in the following way: 1) Service provider information form; 2) Technical and financial proposal.

  1. Additional information:

Submitting an offer implies acceptance by the tenderer of all terms and conditions of this document and its annexes.

  1. Confidentiality:

The entire evaluation procedure is confidential.

  1. Notification of award:

The successful tenderer will be informed in writing. Unsuccessful tenderers will be informed as well.

 

Annex I – Terms of reference

Project: Fa’ela (فاعلة) – Tapping into Women’s full Potential in Shaping Libya’s State-Building Efforts

Procurement for a Communication and Visibility Company (Service Provider)

Start date: as soon as possible

Contract duration: 1 year and a half

About the implementing partners

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) strengthens democracy by shaping the institutions that make it sustainable. We support local ways of promoting democracy with impartial analysis and good practices, bringing international standards to life. The belief that people are active participants in public life, not subjects of their governments, guides what we do. We work with local actors to protect and expand our shared democratic space in a polarised world, regardless of political opinions or personal beliefs. In Libya, DRI has been engaging in projects on topics related to democratic discourse, civil society strengthening, the constitution, human rights and local governance since 2012.

Jusoor Center for Studies and Development is an independent Libyan not-for-profit think and do tank registered in 2015. Jusoor’s Headquarters is in Tripoli, but the organisation has representation throughout the country, with coordinators in Benghazi, Sabha and Yefren. Jusoor is committed to economic and social development through women empowerment and developing innovative policies. Jusoor aims to promote research, critical thinking, open discourse and innovative solutions with a special focus on women’s issues.

About the project

In 2020 DRI and Jusoor began implementing an EU and Embassy of Canada Funded project entitled Fa’ela فاعلة ):  (Tapping into Women’s Full Potential in Shaping Libya’s State-Building Efforts (mid-June 2020 – mid-December 2022). The Fa’ela project has the vision of a Libya in which women effectively participate in public life. To reach this vision, the project increases the organisational and technical capacity of women’s CSOs, increases the technical capacities of Libyan female politicians and political/governance actors, and establish a peer-to-peer and an enabler network with the aim of supporting women engagement in public life.

Objectives of this procurement

The main purpose of this consultancy is to support the Fa’ela team with a media campaign that advocates for women participation in public life with a specific focus on political and economic empowerment. The media campaign should use different channels, including social media, radio and Television to widely distribute short impactful messages on women empowerment. Messages should be politically sensitive and priorities the safety of any group or personnel engaged in the Fa’ela project.

The overall communication objective of the Fa’ela project is to communicate about the positive contributions of women to Libya’s public life to help change perceptions of men and women’s role in political and public life. This will be done by fostering a public environment that promotes the participation of women in public life through the creation of targeted media content and the promotion of women engagement in the public sphere.

DRI is looking for an expert or a communications agency/media company experienced in designing, delivering and implementing media campaigns and media outputs about women engagement in public life in Libya. Applicants must have evidenced experience in delivering similar media outputs in Libya, including working with civil society organisations and topics related to women empowerment. Applicants must have a platform with a wide reach where they can support DRI in promoting these outputs among Libyans.

In close coordination and under the supervision of DRI, the provider will:

  • Produce an action plan for the media campaign with a clear timeline and deliverables based on the below tasks by the beginning of August 2021.
  • Work with DRI to implement the media campaign based on key messaged and SMART objectives to measure the success of the campaign;
  • Producing media outputs as follows:
    • Electronic newsletter (bi-annual) (a total of 4 newsletters – every 6 months, starting with July 2021).
    • Four podcasts (timeline will be defined based on action plan provided by the project team and agreed with the service provider).
    • Three videos (2.5 min digital stories and or documentary style) – (timeline will be defined based on action plan provided by the project team and agreed with the service provider).
    • Two motion graphic videos (timeline will be defined based on action plan provided by the project team and agreed with the service provider).
    • Feature stories and testimonies (two to three stories on a quarterly basis starting from July 2021).
    • Quality photos that can be used by the project in its promotional materials (throughout the 1.5 years).
  • Promote the outputs throughout the project life both online and offline using various media platforms such as social media (Facebook, Twitter .etc.), audio and visual media (radio, TV, etc.)
  • Review of the Fa’ela project communication and visibility plan and give suggestions on how to make it more suitable for the Libyan audience by July 2021.
  • Producing reports (in English UK) on reach and engagement on a quarterly basis from July 2021.

Qualifications we require:

  • A company/ an expert based and registered in Libya with at least 3-5 years of relevant individual or collective experience in developing media outputs and delivering media campaigns specific to women’s engagement in public life etc.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in producing media content, such as videos, podcasts, short radio spots, motion graphics, digital stories, feature stories, writing newsletters for promotion of similar actions, producing reports in different formats for social media consumption etc.
  • Experience working with national and international NGOs in Libya.
  • Demonstrable experience and evidence of implementing similar work on Libya.
  • Familiarity with the topics of women empowerment, democracy, gender mainstreaming, women engagement in political, economic and public life, etc.
  • Proven ability to address hate speech targeting women on social media.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Arabic.

Annex II – Service provider information form

Annex III Technical & financial proposal form

Technical & financial proposal:

S# Documentations
1. Organisational profile, total years of relevant experience
2. A concept note presenting the contextual framework, proposed methodology, detailed scope of work, assignment timeline
3. Bio/brief and CV of proposed personnel and experts and their role in the assignment:

–          CEO, senior management

–          Technicians, experts

4. Letter of appreciation/recommendation from previous clients with complete references incl. contact information (authorised representative of the company, telephone, email)

(DRI may contact them for reference check)

5. Samples and publications of similar assignments
6. Detailed breakdown of the financial proposal (based on daily rates)*
7. Additional Information deemed relevant

* Financial proposal example:

Expert Daily rate (EUR) No. days
Total

Annex IV – Technical and financial evaluation form

S# Description of technical/financial evaluation Max marks Marks obtained
TECHNICAL EVALUATION PART: 70
1. Expert/company profile i.e. cumulative years of relevant experience in the field since business start-off and commence of projects.

(1 mark per year above 10, max marks for 20 years plus experience)

20
2. Concept note presenting the contextual framework,  proposed methodology, detailed scope of work, assignment timeline. 30
3. Profile/bio/brief of company staff who will be working on the assignment, mentioning their years of experience.  10
4. Provide letters of appreciation/recommendation from other Clients with complete references with contacts (authorised representative of the Company, telephone, fax, email) (DRI may contact for reference check)

(1 mark for each letter, maximum 5 marks)

5

 

5. Project preferences of similar assignment.

(1 mark for each reference shared, maximum 5 marks)

5
  FINANCIAL EVALUATION PART: 30  
6. Marks obtained on price quoted in section:

Marks allocation formula:

Lowest financial proposal/ proposal under review x 100

The lowest will get full 30 marks and the rest will get proportionate marks as per their financial offer in relation to the lowest bid submitted.

30  
  Total marks: 100  

Annex V  – Declaration of honour

Call for Libyan women civil society groups to participate in peer-to-peer network

Call for Expression of Interest from Libyan Women CSOs

to participate in the Solidarity Peer-to-Peer Network of the Fa’ela: Tapping into Women’s Full Potential in Shaping Libya’s State Building Efforts Project

Fa’ela is an EU and Embassy of Canada funded project from mid-June 2020 until mid-December 2022. Fa’ela aims to enhance women’s role in decision making and effective participation in public life in Libya. Fa’ela supports this through engaging women civil society organisations (CSOs) and women leaders in joint initiatives and fostering an enabler network that seeks to enhance women’s engagement in social, political and economic life.

This is based on Fa’ela’s vision that if women CSOs and women leaders have better technical and organisational capacity, are better connected and coordinating with other CSOs and female decision-makers, and are supported by respected and influential Libyan figures, then these women CSOs and women leaders will engage more in public life and encourage other women to do so. This will contribute to an effective participation of women in public life in Libya.

About Implementing Partners

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation and think tank based in Berlin. DRI supports the building of democracies through public debates, participation and accountable policymaking and helps promote democratic governance, especially in moments of significant change. We work at the national level by monitoring and supporting institutional reform and implement projects at the local and regional level to engage people and citizens in the governing of their countries and the shaping of their communities.

We support and engage people who are working to build, preserve and defend democratic and accountable institutions. DRI has been engaged in Libya since 2012, focusing on supporting institutions and strengthening civil society to become constructive actors on topics such as constitutional reform, human rights, local governance and democratic discourse.

Jusoor Center for Studies and Development is an independent Libyan not-for-profit think and do tank registered in 2015. Jusoor’s Headquarters is located in Tripoli, but the organisation has representation throughout the country, with coordinators in Benghazi, Sabha and Yefren. Jusoor is committed to economic and social development through women empowerment and developing innovative policies. Jusoor aims to promote research, critical thinking, open discourse and innovative solutions with a special focus on women’s issues.

As part of Fa’ela and under the leadership of Jusoor Center for Studies and Development, Fa’ela will establish a Peer-to-Peer Network for women CSOs and women leaders of more than 30 peers who meet quarterly at the national level to exchange and discuss challenges and best practices, identify knowledge gaps, develop action plans and review the progress of activities. Additionally, Jusoor will also approach a number of organisations of other Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries to be part of this network to add richness to the experiences available in the network and exchange experience with the Libyan organisations and women leaders about similar projects, and problem-solving mechanisms.

Network Objectives:

The Fa’ela Peer to Peer Network aims to provide support to women CSOs and women leaders through exchanging experiences with local, national, and regional counterparts through discussion of challenges and best practices, identification of knowledge gaps, development of potential action plans… This will help women CSOs and women leaders to enhance the response to their constituencies needs/priorities and effectively implement innovative solutions in addition this will also help organisations to better coordinate, address and overcome challenges and solve problems when needed.

CSOs’ Selection Criteria:

As part of this, the Fa’ela project team will select around 15 Libyan women CSOs to participate in the Solidarity Peer-to-Peer Network based on the following selection criteria:

  • being registered with the Civil Society Commission as a not-for-profit organisation, operating inside Libya.
  • Organisations working on supporting women empowerment initiatives.
  • Organisations that are led by women who have experience in and a track record of supporting and implementing projects/initiatives that are supportive to women.
  • knowledge of the local context, existing networks and relations of trust within the communities, track record of good working relationships with women and men of the community and of supporting women empowerment initiatives.

The above criteria of selection will be assessed based on the following:

  • Submission of an online application with 120 words explaining the reasons for joining the Network and 120 words on how the Solidarity Network will help the organisation achieve its objectives.

Members Commitment:

By joining the Fa’ela Peer-to-Peer Network, the members will be expected to commit to the following:

  1. CSOs (members of the Network) will assign a representative from their organisation who will commit to attending all six network meetings (four online, one face-to-face event in Tripoli and another face-to-face event in Tunis).
  2. All members will be ready to actively participate and share their experience with other organisations.
  3. All members will commit to the actions that are agreed upon during the network meetings.
  4. More commitments will be agreed upon in the first network meeting which is planned to be held in June 2021 online.

How to Apply:

Please fill in the application at this link before 15 June 2021.

Call for expression of interest from Libyan women civil society organisations

Call for Expression of Interest

from Libyan Women CSOs to take part in the capacity development component of the Fa’ela: Tapping into Women’s Full Potential in Libya’s State Building Efforts project

The “Fa’ela” project is an EU and Embassy of Canada funded project implemented during the period from mid-June 2020 to mid-December 2022. Fa’ela aims to enhance women’s role in decision making and effective participation in public life in Libya through engaging women civil society organisations (CSOs) and women leaders in joint initiatives and fostering an enabler network that seeks to enhance women’s engagement in social, political and economic life.

This is based on Fa’ela’s vision that if women CSOs and women leaders have better technical and organisational capacity, are better connected and coordinating with other CSOs and female decision-makers, and are supported by respected and influential Libyan figures, then these women CSOs and women leaders will engage more in public life and encourage other women to do so. This will contribute to the effective participation of women in public life in Libya.

In this context, the Fa’ela project team is pleased to invite Libyan women’s organisations to submit their expression of interest to participate in the capacity development component for women organisations which will run for six months to one year from August 2021 to August 2022.

Eligibility Criteria:

In addition to ensuring principles of transparency, equality, justice, participation, and geographical and cultural representation in Libya, the project team will select 20 Libyan civil society organisations based on the following criteria:

    • being registered with the Civil Society Commission as a not-for-profit organisation, operating inside Libya.
    • knowledge of the local context, existing networks and relations of trust within the communities, track record of good working relationships with women and men of the community and of supporting women. This will be evaluated based on the following:
      • Three years of operation in the field of gender, substantiated by previous reports.
      • List of partners they have worked with over the past 2 years.
      • CVs of two leading members of the organisation.
      • Final reports of projects that were implemented in the past 2 years.
      • Description of ongoing projects/activities and possible synergies.
      • Contacts of two references from donors or other CSOs.
    • application documents will include the mission and vision of the organisation and a cover letter that details their motivation to participate in the programme.
    • geographical distribution and their work with marginalised groups of women (these will not serve as exclusionary criteria but rather as an opportunity to score higher).

Please fill in the application in this link to apply before 31 July 2021.

Data Analyst Consultant (m/f/d) – Libya

Form of Employment: Short-term consultancy

Starting Date: 25 January 2021

Duration: 5 months with an estimated number of 20-30 days of work

Location: Remote deskwork      

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organization registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide. In Libya, Democracy Reporting International (DRI) has been supporting the constitution-drafting process and the work of Libyan civil society organisations on topics related to the constitution, human rights and local governance.

Jusoor Center for Studies and Development is an independent Libyan not-for-profit think and do tank registered in 2015. Jusoor is committed to economic and social development through women empowerment and developing innovative policies.  Jusoor aims to promote research, critical thinking, open discourse and innovative solutions with a special focus on women’s issues.

The Fa’ela project has the vision of a Libya in which women effectively participate in public life. This vision is based on the theory of Change that if women CSOs and women leaders have better technical and organisational capacity, are better connected and coordinating with other CSOs and female decision-makers, and are supported by respected and influential Libyan figures, then these women CSOs and women leaders will engage more in public life and encourage other women to do so, this will contribute to an effective participation of women in public life in Libya, because women CSOs’ and women leaders’ increased capacity, resilience, engagement in strong networks will strengthen their role as female role models and carve out a space for women at large to step up and claim their spot in public life.

Accordingly, and in collaboration with Jusoor Centre for Studies and Development, under the Fa’ela project, DRI will conduct an assessment of the Situation of Libyan Women to identify the specific needs of women organisations and women leaders in Libya. Through this study, partners to this project will better understand the situation of Libyan women and the constraints facing them in taking leadership positions and taking part in decision-making processes. The main objective of this study is to assess to what extent, how and through which means women engage effectively in political, economic and social life in Libya. As part of the research methodology, the team will be collecting primary data from a number of sources including surveys, focus groups and in-depth interviews.

DRI is therefore looking for a data analyst to support the research team in providing guidance and feedback to the data collectors on the ground and analysing the data in accordance with the methodology outlined by the lead researcher.

Your Tasks:

Under the supervision of the Fa’ela Project Manager and in collaboration with the Lead Researchers, the data analyst is expected to undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide guidance and feedback on the data collected and when necessary, support the team and provide suggestions to improve the quality of the data;
  • Routinely analyse and interpret data collected using appropriate analytical techniques and provide feedback to the team;
  • Provide technical support in data collection, compilation and quality control;
  • Identify new possible data sources or data collection techniques if required;
  • Establish appropriate processes within the team for managing, analysing and presenting the data collected;
  • Clean and structure data and prepare for analysis;
  • Conduct exploratory data analysis (identify differences within data, look at innovative ways to examine the data and extract themes, different stories to tell and ideas, explore multiple datasets for trends or outliers);
  • Highlight data trends and explore resurging themes in complex data sets;
  • Communicate findings of the analysed data to the research team, lead researcher and stakeholders, both in a written and a visual manner;
  • Write a report with the outputs of the data analysis;
  • Present the report to the team through a visual presentation;
  • Submit to the Fa’ela team the processed data sets.

Deliverables:

  1. Processed Data Sets sheets;
  2. Final Report outlining the main trends, themes, ideas, stories and interesting learnings which stem out of the analysed data;
  3. Visual Presentation of the report;

Required Language of the deliverables:

The data is available in Arabic and the report is required in English (UK).

Your Skills and Experience:

  • University degree in International Development, Gender studies and other relevant fields/areas.
  • At least four (04) years of demonstrable knowledge and experience in research and data analysis in the development field;
  • Demonstrable experience in research and data analysis in the field of gender equality, women empowerment and its policy implications;
  • Familiarity with qualitative data analysis tools and software;
  • Strong qualitative skills, attention to detail and data accuracy;
  • Strong communication skills, especially with respect to data;
  • Strong team worker;
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining good quality and delivering on time;
  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access);
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills;
  • Good knowledge of English and Arabic;
  • Experience in the Libyan context is preferred;

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (CV, 2 examples of reports that feature data you have analysed and your daily rate) to [email protected]. Please include “Data Analyst” in the subject line and refer to the source where you have found this opportunity. This position is subject to funding. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: 4 January 2021. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

 Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Elbestr. 28 / 29

12045 Berlin, Germany

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Strategic Planning Workshop Facilitator (m/f/d) – Tunisia

Type of Contract: Short term consultancy

Starting Date: 1 December 2020

Duration: One month (6 billable days)

Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization registered in Berlin. DRI promotes the political participation of citizens, the accountability of state institutions and the development of democratic institutions around the world. In Libya, DRI has been supporting the constitution-drafting process and the work of Libyan civil society organisations on topics related to the constitution, human rights, and local governance since 2012. We are currently implementing three projects focusing on civil society strengthening and democratic discourse, women’s empowerment, and participatory sub-national governance.

Aiming to consolidate its position in Libya, DRI is in process of preparing its strategic planning for the upcoming years. Therefore, we are procuring the services of an expert to facilitate a strategic retreat and help us translate the results of the retreat into a Strategic Plan.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Get familiar with the work of DRI in Libya and the parameters of the proposed Strategic Plan
  • Facilitate and moderate-in English- a strategic retreat that will take place for two days in Tunis in a location that ensures a safe environment through robust covid-19 HSS considerations. You must already be based in Tunis as we cannot fly anyone in.
  • Produce the inputs for a draft Strategic Plan document based on the outcomes of the retreat for DRI Libya that will be built on by the team

Deliverables:

  • A proposed agenda and methodology to manage the retreat
  • A final document that includes an outline and concrete recommendations for the draft Strategic Plan

Qualifications and competencies:

  • Advanced university degree
  • Have 5 years minimum of relevant professional experience
  • Proven experience in facilitation and moderation of debates and workshops
  • Proven experience in preparing strategic plans
  • Excellent command of verbal and written English
  • Experience and capacity to work in teams

Please send your CV in English and proposed daily rate, indicating in the subject “Strategic Planning Workshop Facilitator – Tunisia” to the following email address: [email protected]

The deadline to send your application is: 23 November 2020.

This position might be filled before the deadline. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

DRI is committed to diversity and does not discriminate in employment based upon gender (including pregnancy), race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Elbestraße 28/29

12045 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300

Fax +49 30 27877300-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Strategic planning workshop facilitator – Libya (m/f/d)

Type of Contract: Short term consultancy

Starting Date: December 1, 2020

Duration: One month (6 billable days)

Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization registered in Berlin. DRI promotes the political participation of citizens, the accountability of state institutions and the development of democratic institutions around the world. In Libya, DRI has been supporting the constitution-drafting process and the work of Libyan civil society organisations on topics related to the constitution, human rights, and local governance since 2012. We are currently implementing three projects focusing on civil society strengthening and democratic discourse, women’s empowerment, and participatory sub-national governance.

Aiming to consolidate its position in Libya, DRI is in process of preparing its strategic planning for the upcoming years. Therefore, we are procuring the services of an expert to facilitate a strategic retreat and help us translate the results of the retreat into a Strategic Plan.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Get familiar with the work of DRI in Libya and the parameters of the proposed Strategic Plan
  • Facilitate and moderate a strategic retreat that will take place for two days in Tunis in a location that ensures a safe environment through robust covid-19 HSS considerations
  • Produce the inputs for a draft Strategic Plan document based on the outcomes of the retreat for DRI Libya that will be built on by the team

Deliverables:

  • A proposed agenda and methodology to manage the retreat
  • A final document that includes an outline and concrete recommendations for the draft Strategic Plan

Qualifications and competencies:

  • Advanced university degree
  • Have 5 years minimum of relevant professional experience
  • Proven experience in facilitation and moderation of debates and workshops
  • Proven experience in preparing strategic plans
  • Excellent command of verbal and written English
  • Fluency in Arabic is a plus
  • Experience and capacity to work in teams

Please send your CV in English and proposed daily rate, indicating in the subject “Strategic Planning Workshop Facilitator – Libya” to the following email address: [email protected]

The deadline to send your application is 5 November 2020.

This position might be filled before the deadline. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

DRI is committed to diversity and does not discriminate in employment based upon gender (including pregnancy), race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Elbestraße 28/29

12045 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300

Fax +49 30 27877300-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Health crisis communication planning expert – Libya (m/f/d)

Type of contract: Short term consultancy

Starting Date: ASAP

Duration: November 2020 – mid-January 2021 (up to 25 billable working days)

Location: Libya – Homebased work

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organization registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide. In Libya, DRI has been supporting the constitution-drafting process and the work of Libyan civil society organisations on topics related to the constitution, human rights, and local governance.

Under the ISAL project (Improved Service Delivery and Accountability at Local Level) which is implemented by a consortium of CILG, VNG International and DRI and funded by the European Union, the overall objective is to contribute to the democratic transition process and the stabilisation of Libya.

The activity we are hiring for relates to Objective 3 of the ISAL project:

Libyan citizens and their representative networks and organizations are more involved in local public life, municipal action, local policymaking.

Municipal Councils in Libya are some of the few functioning legitimate elected bodies which represent the voices of the citizens and which continue to peacefully transition from one executive to another through democratic elections. In times of covid-19, the effective role of municipalities is even more important and crucial for preparing local populations for further emergency situations and for creating community-based response measures.

In order to support municipalities and civil society activists to respond to the current health crisis in an inclusive and citizen-centred manner, DRI will convene a process of co-creation of a crisis communication plan that includes four webinars and coaching on how to craft health crisis communication plans in a participatory manner, conducted by two Arabic-speaking Experts for around 20 participants.

The expected audience will include mayors and officers of the municipalities Ubari, Wadi Ottbah, Traghin, and Wadi Al Bawanis, and Libyan Red Crescent (LRC) activists. Representatives of local CSOs will join in the second step reserved to draft a communication plan.

In close collaboration, a Health Crisis Communication Planning (HCCP) Expert and a Civil Society Involvement (CSI) Expert will engage in the following process:

Activity Beneficiary Expert Date
Webinar on Communication Issues Municipalities and LRC HCCP November 2020
Webinar on Health Crisis Communication Municipalities and LRC HCCP November 2020
Webinar on Designing a Health Crisis Communication Plan Municipalities and LRC HCCP November -December 2020
Webinar on Inclusive Plan Development Municipalities and LRC CSI December 2020
Webinar on Effective Engagement in the Planning Process CSOs CSI December 2020
Opening Drafting Session Municipalities, LRC and CSOs HCCP&CSI December 2020
Ongoing Coaching and Mentoring Municipalities and LRC HCCP December 2020-January 2021

This activity will provide the participants with the opportunity to learn about the technologies, systems, good practices and protocols that facilitate effective communication during a crisis and the role that CSOs play in effective local communication. The result of this activity is for the four municipalities to produce a crisis communication plan following a participatory approach with CSOs in the region.

Under the supervision of the Project Manager and the Country Director you will:

Design and deliver (9 days total) the content of three webinar modules that meet the needs of beneficiaries as fully as possible according to the following steps:

  • Communication challenges at the local level
  • Health crisis communication with a focus on covid-19
  • How to design a health crisis communication plan?
    • Elements of a complete crisis communication plan
    • Plan template to be shared
  • Lead the Opening Drafting Session (1 day) for crafting the plan in co-facilitation with the CSI Expert
  • Ongoing mentoring of four municipalities with LRC when appropriate (8 days total – 2 per municipality) to ensure the plan is progressing in a participatory manner
  • Review draft and final plans (4 days total, half-day for each draft per municipality) to ensure that the plans are crafted in a way that applies the skills learned in the webinars and the guidance from the CSI Expert
  • Write progress reports after each of the two reviews (2 days total – one for the draft and one for final)
  • Working in close collaboration with the CSI Expert on gender and diversity mainstreaming and a participatory approach (ongoing);
  • Write a final report (1 day)

Deliverables:

  • Interactive training materials for three webinars which includes methodology, learning outcomes and course content PPT (November 2020)
  • Crisis Communication Plan template that will be shared with the participants during the webinar series and used to draft the plans (November 2020)
  • Delivering three webinar sessions (November – December 2020)
  • Leading the facilitation of the opening session for plan drafting (December 2020)
  • Two progress reports (December 2020 – January 2021)
  • Draft (last week of December) and final crisis communication plans from four municipalities (2nd week of January 2021)
  • Final Activity Report including a section from CSI Expert (2nd week of January 2021)

Your skills and experience:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) and at least 5 years of work experience preferably in communication, media, or other relevant fields;
  • At least five (5) years of demonstrable knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: Strategic planning, crisis communication, crisis response techniques, health crisis preparedness, public health communication, early warning communications or pandemic preparedness;
  • Demonstrated strong facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering trainings and/or coaching and mentoring;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to articulate complex ideas to non-specialist audiences;
  • Proficiency in Arabic and English;
  • Ability to write in a clear, concise and accessible manner;
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills (Essential);
  • Experience in conducting webinars is a plus;
  • Familiarity with the Libyan health context;
  • Understanding of how crisis communication can successfully target vulnerable groups of a population, including women, members of minority groups, illiterate people, refugees and others;
  • Data visualization skills and knowledge of relevant software to produce infographics is a plus

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter, CV and your daily rate in Euro) to: [email protected]

Please mention Health Crisis Communication Planning Expert – Libya in the Email subject line and refer to the source where you have found this opportunity. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: 2 November 2020. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

DRI is committed to diversity and does not discriminate in employment based upon gender (including pregnancy), race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Prinzessinnenstraße 30

10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300

Fax +49 30 27877300-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Civil society involvement expert – Libya (m/f/d)

Type of contract: Short term consultancy

Starting Date: ASAP

Duration: November – December 2020 (up to 10 billable working days)

Location: Libya – Homebased work

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organization registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide. In Libya, DRI has been supporting the constitution-drafting process and the work of Libyan civil society organisations on topics related to the constitution, human rights, and local governance.

Under the ISAL project (Improved Service Delivery and Accountability at Local Level) which is implemented by a consortium of CILG, VNG International and DRI and funded by the European Union, the overall objective is to contribute to the democratic transition process and the stabilisation of Libya.

The activity we are hiring for relates to Objective 3 of the ISAL project:

Libyan citizens and their representative networks and organizations are more involved in local public life, municipal action, local policymaking.

Municipal Councils in Libya are some of the few functioning legitimate elected bodies which represent the voices of the citizens and which continue to peacefully transition from one executive to another through democratic elections. In times of covid-19, the effective role of municipalities is even more important and crucial for preparing local populations for further emergency situations and for creating community-based response measures.

In order to support municipalities and civil society activists to respond to the current health crisis in an inclusive and citizen-centred manner, DRI will convene a process of co-creation of a crisis communication plan that includes four webinars and coaching on how to craft health crisis communication plans in a participatory manner, conducted by two Arabic-speaking Experts for around 20 participants.

The expected audience will include mayors and officers of the municipalities Ubari, Wadi Ottbah, Traghin, and Wadi Al Bawanis, and Libyan Red Crescent (LRC) activists. Representatives of local CSOs will join in the second step reserved to draft a communication plan.

In close collaboration, a Health Crisis Communication Planning (HCCP) Expert and a Civil Society Involvement (CSI) Expert will engage in the following process:

Activity Beneficiary Expert Date
Webinar on Communication Issues Municipalities and LRC HCCP November 2020
Webinar on Health Crisis Communication Municipalities and LRC HCCP November 2020
Webinar on Designing a Health Crisis Communication Plan Municipalities and LRC HCCP November -December 2020
Webinar on Inclusive Plan Development Municipalities and LRC CSI December 2020
Webinar on Effective Engagement in the Planning Process CSOs CSI December 2020
Opening Drafting Session Municipalities, LRC and CSOs HCCP&CSI December 2020
Ongoing Coaching and Mentoring Municipalities and LRC HCCP December 2020-January 2021

This activity will provide the participants with the opportunity to learn about the technologies, systems, good practices and protocols that facilitate effective communication during a crisis and the role that CSOs play in effective local communication. The result of this activity is for the four municipalities to produce a crisis communication plan following a participatory approach that brings together local authorities and CSOs in the region.

Under the supervision of the Project Manager and the Country Director you will:

  • Design (2-2.5 days) and conduct (1 day) a webinar (one session) for the benefit of target municipalities on how to improve the interaction between local authorities and civil society organisations on how to develop a health crisis communication plan with selected local CSOs
  • Design (2-2.5 days)  and conduct (1 day) a webinar presentation (one session) for the benefit of selected CSOs on:
    • How to improve the interaction of CSOs with local authorities on issues such as policy-making related to service delivery (with a focus on management of health crises)
    • A better understanding of Libyan institutional landscape and local government constraints
  • Coaching (1 day) and mentoring the actors (4 municipalities, LRC and selected CSOs) during the opening session of the participatory plan design process (co-facilitated session with the Health Crisis Communication Planning Expert (HCCP))
  • Produce recommendations (1 day) to ensure that the process moves forward in a participatory manner. HCCP Expert and LRC will implement these recommendations
  • Write a final report (1 day)

Deliverables:

  • Design interactive training materials for two webinars which could include PPTs (4th week of November 2020)
  • Conducting 2 webinar sessions
  • One for the benefit of target municipalities (1stweek December 2020)
  • One for the benefit of selected CSOs (1stweek December 2020)
  • Co-facilitate Plan Drafting Session with the HCCP Expert (2nd week of December 2020)
  • Planning Process Recommendations (2nd week of December)
  • Final activity report to be shared with DRI and HCCP Expert (3rd week of December 2020)

Your skills and experience:

  • University degree in public administration, political science, or other relevant fields;
  • At least five (05) years of demonstrable knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: Strengthening civil society’s commitment to government public accountability in conflict-affected situations; Effective and inclusive service planning, provision and delivery at municipal level; Strengthening democratic local governance; Gender or youth considerations in municipal planning; Effective community engagement/cooperation between governance actors and community actors;
  • Demonstrated strong facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering trainings and/or coaching and mentoring;
  • Proficiency in Arabic and English;
  • Ability to write in a clear, concise and accessible manner;
  • Experience in conducting webinars is a plus;
  • Demonstrable track record of engaging with local authorities and Libyan CSOs;
  • Commitment to involving vulnerable groups of a population, including women, members of minority groups, illiterate people, refugees and others;
  • Data visualization skills and knowledge of relevant software to produce infographics is a plus.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, and your daily rate in Euro) to: [email protected]

Please mention Civil Society Involvement Expert – Libya in the Email subject line and refer to the source where you have found this opportunity. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: 2 November 2020. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

DRI is committed to diversity and does not discriminate in employment based upon gender (including pregnancy), race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Prinzessinnenstraße 30

10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300

Fax +49 30 27877300-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Call for Applications: Training for Libyan Media Makers

Training to produce podcasts and digital stories from Libya

Training duration: 1 month of online training from 15 July – 15 August 2020

Closing date: 11 July 2020

 

About DRI

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organization registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of the state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.

In Libya, Democracy Reporting International (DRI) has been supporting the constitution-drafting process and the work of Libyan civil society organisations on topics related to the constitution, human rights and local governance. Under this project, DRI has worked with local partners and networks to create a conducive environment for a democratic transition. DRI, in close cooperation with its local partners, has implemented awareness raising activities among citizens, on the relevance of democratic milestones of the transition and facilitated exchange between citizens and relevant political and institutional actors.

As part of this, in partnership with Deutsche Welle Academy (DWA), DRI Libya country office is conducting a training to produce democracy and covid-19 related podcasts and digital stories from inside Libya. The training is expected to support 16 Libyan media makers from all three regions in Libya to develop their capacity on research, ethics, fact-checking and how to produce podcasts and digital stories with coaching to ensure the content of 8 podcasts and 8 digital stories is finalised. The produced content will be broadcasted on Libyan media outlets, both radio and TV channels. It will also be promoted through the DRI and the DWA social media. This training will be led by trainers from the Arab region with extensive thematic and technical experience.

 

Criteria for selection of training participants:

  • Libyan national.
  • Interest and passion in working on production of podcasts and digital stories.
  • At least 2 – 3 years of experience in the production of digital stories or podcasts.
  • Presenting an idea that is related to human rights, democracy, civil and political or covid-19.

Libyan women are encouraged to apply to this training opportunity.

 

What you need to do to apply:

Fill in an application and upload your CV before 11 July 2020 here:

Call for Podcast Producers

Call for Digital Video Producers

 

For more information, watch this video!

Request for Proposal: Security Provider Libya

Read full Request for Proposal (RfP) document

1. Assignment Background

The DRI Libya Team works closely with municipalities and civil society partners across all three regions of Libya on local governance, participatory democracy and civil and political rights. Due to the context of war in Libya, the Team is operating from the DRI Tunisia Office. Nevertheless, staff members and external experts are sometimes required to travel to Libya to grant successful project implementation. Moreover, a solid and up-to-date understanding of security-related developments on the ground in Libya is vital for the Team’s project planning.

DRI Libya is, therefore, looking to require the services of a security provider to advise on specific risks and security issues and to conduct security training for staff. The services shall commence as soon as possible for a minimum of 5 months and may be extended until 2022.

2. Description of the services required

DRI is looking for two specific services: A – Required services (such as security consulting and security training) and B – Ad hoc services (such as security advisory services, escort services, and incident response services). Respondents can submit proposals for both A and B, or either.

3. Contents of this RFP Document

The document consists of the following annexes and should be read in conjunction with any Addendum that may be issued by the DRI.

Annex I:                 Proposal Evaluation Form

Annex II:               Proposer Information Form

Annex III:             Proposal Submission

4. Amendment in Document

At any time, prior to the deadline for submission of RFP document, DRI may amend the document by issuing addenda. Any addendum issued shall be part of the RFP document and shall be communicated to the participating firms in writing by DRI. To give prospective applicants reasonable time and not less than one week to take an addendum into account in preparing their RFP document, DRI may, at its discretion, extend the deadline for the submission of proposals.

5. Disclaimer

The submission for this RFP document does not entail any commitment on the part of DRI, either financial or otherwise. DRI may cancel the process, any time, without assigning any reason.

6. Submission of Proposal

Completed RFP document  should be submitted in PDF format via email entitled “RFP –Security Provider Libyato the following address: [email protected]

7. Deadline for submission of RFP document

Deadline for submission of RFP document is Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 12:00 PM local time (CEST). RFP received after the deadline shall not be considered.

8. Deadlin for queries

Proposers may submit clarification questions to the following person: [email protected]. Clarification requests will be accepted until Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 12:00 PM local time, and consequently shared with all other proposers.

9. Proposal Evaluation and Award criteria

Proposals will be evaluated according to Annex I – Technical & Financial Evaluation Form and contract will be awarded on best value for money basis.

10. Operational language

All written communications for this proposal must be in English. 

11. Confidentiality

Information and procedure relating to evaluation of RFP is confidential.

12. Notification of Award

The successful bidder will be informed in writing that its proposal has been accepted. For more details, read the full Request for Proposal (RFP).

 

Strengthening Libya’s civil society despite the lockdown

By Wedad Ibrahim, Project Manager at DRI Libya

For civil society’s work to make a real difference, projects need to be based on real needs and address challenges in concrete ways. We were planning on training ten civil society groups to help accomplish this, sharing tools and good practices. With the knowledge acquired, these groups would be able to apply for funds more effectively to implement their own projects. However, as the covid-19 pandemic reminded us, the best-laid plans can quickly need to be adapted.

At DRI Libya, we are used to navigating around conflict to work with civil society, but the lockdown imposed in response to the coronavirus meant that we needed to find a solution that would work. We knew that we wanted to move the training online, the question was making sure that our partners would be able to access the relevant information despite power outages and bad internet access.

We were finally able to find a solution that would work for all our participants through social media, enabling them to download training materials to consume offline as needed. We also made sure that these training materials had both audio and visual elements, to adapt to our audience’s needs.

I am happy to say that our efforts were not in vain. Najat Al Malti, from the Nana Marne Charity Organisation, noted that “This was a creative solution to the problem. The materials were clear and included all the information that we need. Having the material available in different ways makes it easier for us to share it with others even beyond the training.”

Including Najat, 21 participants, including ten women, took part, representing ten organisations from Libya’s three regions. This included three organisations that focus on including youth and women in decision-making processes, three working with Amazigh or Tuareg people, two groups that focus on women’s issues, and one organisation that works with people with disabilities.

This work took place as part of the “Strengthening Civil Society Engagement on the Constitution and Political Transition” project financed by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Libyan media creators participate in Berlin study visit

Ten media creators from different Libyan cities took part in a six day study visit to Berlin as part of the film and radio competition organised by DRI Libya. From 3 to 8 December, participants were able to exchange on the role of arts, media and culture in shaping political dynamics and embedding democratic discourses from the Libyan and German perspectives.

In a meeting with the vice president of German parliament, Claudia Roth, the participants engaged in a discussion on the importance of arts and culture in ending violence and helping reconciliation processes. Moreover, the meeting was marked by an exchange of expectations on the role of Germany in Libya. In this context, Ms. Roth highlighted Germany as a trustworthy and honest broker in supporting the transition in Libya. Participants also discussed the prioritization of Libya’s transformation over lunch with representatives from the German Foreign Office and learned more about the Berlin negotiation process.

“It was inspiring to meet a German female politician. I believe it is important to encourage Libyan women to take part at decision-making processes in politics because democracy and politics are not scary” Hind Saki, Programme Coordinator for Peace Circles’ Eastern Region Project

          Participants exchanging with Claudia Roth on the role of arts and culture in reconciliation processes

The participants had the opportunity to learn about the work of some German institutions in Libya. The Konrad Adenauer foundation presented their work in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as their support for civil society, notably in Libya. The participants showed interest in the influence German foundations can have in lobbying government policies on Libya and stressed the importance of supporting local initiatives, as well as working with women and youth in peace-building processes.

Media in Cooperation and Transition (MiCT) and the Candid Foundation, both media focused organisations, also received the participants during the study visit. MiCT shared the findings of their media mapping in Libya and shed light on the crucial role of independent community-based radio stations in mitigating conflicts. The results show that TV-stations are more likely to be linked to major conflict parties, whereas local radio stations that exist in a large number all over the country tend to be non-political, focusing mainly on entertainment, culture and social issues. The Candid Foundation presented Zenith, a magazine focusing on the Middle East and North Africa, and how the participants could benefit from their work in Libya, particularly the training programmes for media creators. Participants visited Deutsche Welle and Deutschland Radio and discussed, among others, the technicalities of media creation. On the evening of 6 December, together with Dox Box, an organisation that supports Arab filmmakers, the Libyan media creators featured and discussed their short films in presence of Berlin-based Arab film directors.

                                                                Participants during the visit at Deutschland Radio

Mohsen Abo Azza, the founder and chairperson of the Libyan Organization for Transitional Justice and winner of the second prize of the narrative section of the film competition, highlighted the importance of using the “the takeaways from this study visit to create more contents to raise awareness about human rights and participation in Libya” – especially in the new transition phase.

The study visit was a platform for exchange through which participants acquired more knowledge about the German context and Germany’s role in Libya, and at the same time shared their own perspectives on the Libya they want to build and made their voices heard.

This activity is part the project “strengthening Libyan civil society engagement on the constitution and political transition” supported by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.