Due to the prolonged period of absence of media freedom, many journalists in Tunisia currently lack the necessary training, skills and expertise that is required of their profession, especially during electoral periods. The High Independent Authority of the Audio-visual Communication (French acronym: HAICA) is confronted with challenges in reinforcing the technical skills of journalists, mainly because of insufficient training opportunities for journalists and media institutions operating outside the capital (Tunis). HAICA has made efforts, through partnership with development partners to run training sessions for skills upgrading, mostly through workshops and seminars. However, HAICA still would need to organise decentralized training sessions to build the professional capabilities of journalists in the field.
In partnership with UNDP through its “Tunisia Electoral Assistance Project” (TEAP), HAICA intends to develop an online self-paced course for journalists on media and elections. The aim of the online course is to enhance the preparation and professionalism of journalist for electoral period and have a better understanding of the elections specificities. The online course aims at reaching a wide target audience by engaging learners from all the governorates in Tunisia
The development of the online course will be carried out in two phases. Phase one (to which this TOR refers) will focus on the development of the course content and phase two will focus on transferring the content to an online platform.
Duties and Responsibilities
TEAP is seeking an Expert to develop the content for an e-learning self-paced interactive training course on Media and Elections, under the supervision of the project’s Chief Technical Advisor. The expert will be responsible for the following:
The expected deliverables to be achieved are:
The project will provide the individual consultant (IC) with the necessary available information for the fulfilment of the requested tasks and will facilitate the necessary meetings with HAICA and ISIE.
Required Skills and Experience
The proposal must be composed by:
Indicative Description of Training Modules and sections:
Module I: Introduction:
Section 1: Medias and elections: general concept
Section 2: Legal and deontological framework of the work of the journalist
Section 3: Regulation authorities in Tunisia: HAICA and ISIE
Module II: The electoral process
Section 1: The electoral cycle
Section 2: The electoral stakeholders and their role
Module III: The role of the media in the different electoral phases (scenario based module/sections)
Section 1: The pre-electoral phase
Section 2: The electoral phase
Section 3: The post electoral phase
Module IV: Final Test
Organisation of the Module and sections:
An introductory roadmap at the beginning of the course for the trainees to know what they’re going to learn and the main objectives of the course
Each module, should include:
Introduction with the objectives of the module
Content of the Module: description of each section composing the module
Within the module each section, should include:
Introduction with the objectives of the Section
Core Content including concepts and principles on the topic
Practice/ Application Exercise
Quick Review Quiz
Summary of key terms
References and Additional Resources
NB: Each section should not exceed around 20 minutes; the Final Test around 30 minutes.
A trainee should be able to complete the entire course within 2-4 hours.
The technical design should allow for account creation so that users can pick up where they left off and store their results, for example for quizzes and the Final Test.
Other Design Features should include:
Pop-up hyperlinks to glossary, references, and additional resources
Hyperlinks to UN/UNDP and HAICA/ISIE documentations and tools where appropriate
Please be informed that all the documents should be upload in one file .