Contract Vacancy Approximately 20 Months
• Location - Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia
ABC International Development is the international development branch of Australia's only non-commercial broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). It offers support, advice and expertise to communication and media organisations in the Asia-Pacific region and globally.
The Cambodia Communication Assistance Project (CCAP) is designed to improve the capacity of local media, primarily in radio across three provinces to deliver programming that strengthens local governance. CCAP is working with the Provincial Department of Information (PDI) to increase transparency and accountability in the media, and strengthen their capacity to engage with their audiences. Specifically, the project is working with the media to promote a better public understanding of governance, and strengthen the public's relationship to their government officials. The project has three key objectives:
1. To strengthen the capacity of local media professionals to provide balanced and credible information on local transparency and accountability related issues;
2. To strengthen the voice of the people to advocate for greater accountability of local government; and
3. To strengthen links between emerging broadcasters, media research and the Provincial Department of Information.
Please note this position is dependent upon final project approval from AusAID, the Australian Agency for International Development.
The C4D Advisor will be based in Kampong Cham and will have full responsibility for C4D programming in the three provinces of Battambang, Kampong Cham and Kampot. These provinces have agreed to be part of the program of development assistance and their participation officially endorsed by the Cambodian Ministry of Information.
The advisor will be expected to be based in each of the three provinces for extended time periods between three to six months duration. The adviser will also be supported and spend time at ABC ID's office in Phnom Penh.
The advisor will:
• coordinate and manage media content and (broadcast) programming on governance. Major intervention areas include sub-national democratic development, law and justice reforms, and the cross cutting issues of gender and youth;
• support national PDI staff to increase media content that effectively strengthens local governance, promotes law and justice, and addresses gender and youth issues;
• Improve PDI capacity to engage in participatory communications with audiences across multi-platforms of media (text, social media, cell phones, etc) and will assist the PDI to form partnerships with other provincial organisations with aligned goals and outcomes.
• Design a simple, realistic Monitoring & Evaluation strategy to measure audience interaction;
• Support PDI to represent the greater diversity and balance in point of view in society by engaging with a wide range of citizens, guests and stakeholders;
• Assess training needs of media counterparts and design a training calendar covering content development, technical capacity and delivery, etc;
• provide relevant training, coaching and mentoring on content development and technical delivery across multi-platforms;
• support the development and integration of DPI into networks of professionals and experts working across project intervention areas (governance, law and justice, youth and gender);
• Design key messages to promote behaviour change across intervention areas that are identified as key social issues that have been identified as needing shifts in attitudes and behaviour at a local level e.g. increasing levels of civic participation in democratic processes such as voting during elections.
• Work with ABC ID to design appropriate M&E framework that measures impact of media interventions on strategic indicators of change;
• Submit concise, well-written quarterly reports on project activities, challenges and needs;
• Work closely with CCAP Team-Leader on all aspects of the design and delivery of programming, training, M&E and budgeting related to project activities.
In addition to a professional background in public communication, ability to plan effectively to meet high standards and deadlines, solid reporting skills, sound budgetary management, good interpersonal skills, ability to adapt to cultural diversity, and general good judgement, the candidate will have:
1. Advanced university degree in journalism, communication, public relations and other relevant fields, or significant professional experience in lieu of a degree;
2. At least five years of professional experience in media development, media strengthening, journalism, communication for development, or behavior change communciations;
3. At least 10 years of radio production experience, working as professional journalist, or producer of media for public consumption, particularly in resource-challenged settings a plus.
4. Experience managing development projects that strengthen and promote good governance, law and justice, and participation of civil society;
5. Experience in broadcast training and mentoring in developing countries, using participatory approaches that take advantage of a rapidly changing media landscape;
6. At least five experience working internationally, with developing country experience a plus;
7. Experience working in or deep knowledge of Cambodia or the surrounding region highly beneficial.
• Copies of the ABC Editorial Policies are available at abc.net.au
• Applicants must address the selection criteria. For more information on how to apply visit Application Tips
Apply through the ABC website at www.abc.net.au/careers
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