Vacancy: Training and course development consultant on Developing and implementing gender responsive policies in media organisations

Organization: African Women in Media (AWiM) 

Location: Remote (Nigeria)

About African Women in Media (AWiM)

African Women in the Media is an international non-governmental organization with the aim to positively impact the way media functions in relation to African women. Our members are African women from a diverse range of media backgrounds. Our vision is that one-day African women will have equal access to representation and opportunities in media industries and media content. African Women in the Media (AWiM) aims to contribute to the creation of enabling environments for African women who work in media industries, and to change the way African women are represented in media content. It does this through knowledge production, training and partnerships.   


Globally, communities are experiencing incidences of violence caused by civil conflicts, political uprisings, natural disasters, economic challenges and transnational disputes. These have affected men and women (particularly women and girls) differently. A World Bank report in September 2019 describes Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) as a global pandemic that affects 1 in 3 women in their lifetime. In Nigeria, global gender gap index puts the rate of Lifetime Physical and Sexual Intimate Partner Violence at 16.3%. A recently concluded AWiM research on the status of VAWG reporting found that journalists and particularly, female journalists suffer great mental health trauma in their line of work. Further, the gender pay gap exacerbated their working conditions. To this end, Year II of the VAWG program will equip journalists with actionable tools for psychological care and policy development skills.  

Course to be developed under this program: A stepwise approach to designing and implementing gender responsive policies in media organizations.

This course will target women-led organizations that are in the process of developing and implementing or adapting gender responsive policies. The consultancy will involve:

  • Designing and developing training content in the form of interactive PPTs, graphics, stepwise guides, case scenarios etc.
  • Conducting a five-day live webinar training session for 20-25 participants on how to design and implement gender responsive policies.
  • An analysis of chosen organization’s policies and practices that either promote or undermine gender equality and inclusion with the aim of providing recommendations to address identified challenges and strengthening best practices.
  • Designing and administering tools and collecting information about concerns regarding gender practices and perceptions across the organisation, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination;
  • Reviewing the impact of the organization’s internal practices, procedures and policies with a view to making recommendations on maximizing benefits and eliminating barriers;

The consultant will therefore:  

  1. Design and develop a simple and effective stepwise training on the course topic above using engaging course content. This content should be in the form of interactive PPTs, graphics and actual guides.
  2. Deliver this training in the form of a five-day live webinar training for 20-25 participants from select women-led organisations.
  3. Be available to guest edit AWiM weekly newsletter(s) relating to the project.  

Roles and responsibilities of the consultant:  

Under the supervision and overall guidance of the Training Officer, the consultant will perform the following tasks within the given time- frame indicated in the terms of reference:  

  1. Collaborate with internal project department to develop training materials in the form of web-based tutorials that motivate, improve competency and achieve learning outcomes defined in the instructional design  
  2. Create course materials and teaching aids- including graphics, visuals, audio and video content that support content delivery and skills evaluations and final assessments/ facilitate and develop training program on VAWG
  3. Developing feedback tools to assess the effectiveness of the curriculum  
  4. Facilitating the delivery of the teaching. 
  5. Respond to student questions and modify, revise and update content if necessary.  
  6. Effectively utilize current learning delivery platform and tools to deliver training.   
  7. Develop consistent and positive learner interactions.   

Expected Duration  

The total duration of preparing and final delivery of the training package for which the consultant will be hired shall be 1 month from the date of signing of the contract.  


  1. Submit a 5-10 modular training package with high quality information and presented in a user-friendly way.  
  2. Produce high quality videos and other module content, including additional resources and references.
  3. Conduct a 5 day live-webinar training sessions with the trainees during the program.  
  4. Trainer report for which AWiM will provide a template.  


  1. An advanced degree in social sciences, law, gender or any relevant field,
  2. Concrete evidence of similar tasks and a minimum of 5 years’ experience undertaking similar work.
  3. Experience working with multi-stakeholder organisations is essential: governments, International NGOs and CSOs.
  4. High-level policy expertise with evidence of experience in girls’ and women’s rights.
  5. Proven experience in producing analytical reports in the area of gender equality and inclusion.
  6. Ability to work with people from diverse cultural, ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds.
  7. Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  8. Must be based in Nigeria.

Language: Native or high level of professional proficiency in written and spoken English.  

We look forward to receiving your application, which should include the following materials:  

  1. Your CV (1-2 pages max)
  2. An initial proposed course outline for the above co5urse.
  3. Contact details for two referees. 

Please submit your application no later than 23 June to [email protected] (use the subject line “RVAWG training consultant”)  


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C.E.O & Co-founder, AWiM

Dr Yemisi Akinbobola is an award-winning journalist, academic, consultant and co-founder of African Women in Media (AWiM). AWiM’s vision is that one-day African women will have equal access to representation in media. Joint winner of the CNN African Journalist Award 2016 (Sports Reporting), Yemisi ran her news website IQ4News between 2010-14.
Yemisi holds a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies from Birmingham City University, where she is a Senior Lecturer. She has published scholarly research on women’s rights, African feminism, and journalism and digital public spheres. She was Editorial Consultant for the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 commemorative book titled “She Stands for Peace: 20 Years, 20 Journeys”, and currently hosts the book’s podcast.
She speaks regularly on issues relating to gender and media. In 2021 she was recognized as one of 100 Most Influential African Women.