Social Media Monitoring Consultancy

Project Title: Strengthening Libyan Civil Society Engagement on the Constitution and Political Transition

Location: Home-based

Duration: Two months

Starting date: 10 November 2019

End date: 10 January 2020


The Strengthening Libyan Civil Society Engagement on the Constitution and Political Transition project is funded by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by Democracy Reporting International. It aims to contribute to Libya’s political transition into a democratic state. While this is a long-term goal, which will most likely not be achieved during the span of the one-year project, the project interventions seek to increase awareness and understanding of the Libyan public on the political transition, particularly the constitution and elections, and to create opportunities for citizens to engage on issues pertaining to the transitional process.

The social media monitoring component of DRI’s Project has sought to identify key trends on the Libyan social media platforms and provide data and evidence-based insights on public discourse and behavior of social media networks and users in Libya and their implication on the offline political environment. For the last two reports, DRI is looking for a consultant, individual or a company, to undertake extraction and analysis of relevant data sets as instructed by DRI.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Prepare, code, and extract relevant data from monitoring the Libyan social media landscape to answer specific research questions to be agreed upon with DRI.
  • Prepare an efficient system for hand-annotation of data.
  • Produce data visualization to showcase dominant trends and their change over the reporting period.
  • Identify most prominent instances of widespread misinformation and disinformation about key themes agreed upon with DRI.
  • Scan for and analyze dominant narratives about the Libyan political and security landscape, identifying who shapes those narratives, how they are disseminated on which social media platform.
  • Draft a report containing key findings and insights about the Libyan social media landscape.
  • Analyze the key features of the Libyan social media realm based on DRI’s SMM activities over the past 9 months and identify lessons learnt.
  • Make recommendations regarding social media policy and practice and ways to operationalize the findings of DRI’s SMM activities


  • A report covering July, August, September and October 2019 containing overview of the findings, detailed analysis of trend and narratives and visualization of the relative data.
  • Sheets of raw and coded data on which basis the analysis was conducted.
  • A second report analyzing 9 months of DRI’s SMM work with lessons learnt and recommendations to improve policy and practice as well as to operationalize the findings within the context of Libya.


For individual applicants:

  • Relevant university degree
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in social media monitoring and/or strategic communications
  • Background in politics, public policy, journalism or other related fields required.
  • Understanding of the Libyan context is required
  • Excellent knowledge of Arabic and English languages required.

For corporate applicants:

  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of strategic communications and social media.
  • Previous experience working in Arab countries on social media monitoring related assignments.
  • Internal Arabic and English capabilities. The Reports must be authored in English.
  • Experience in working within the Libyan context.


DRI values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer. Women are encouraged to apply!

If you are interested in this position, please send the following documents to [email protected]

For individuals,

  • Updated CV
  • Technical and Financial Offer (maximum 3 pages)

For corporate applicants

  • Company profile
  • Technical and Financial Office (maximum 3 pages)

Please include “Social Media Monitoring Consultancy – Libya” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity.

Closing date for applications: 8 November 2019. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline so early applications are encouraged.

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

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Prinzessinnenstraße 30

10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300

Fax +49 30 27877300-10

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