Call for application – Rooster

January 20, 2024by admin

Call for application – Rooster of experts for the media rapid response actions

In the framework of the Project Reporting Diversity Network – The New Agenda co-funded by the European Union, Albanian Women in Audiovisual is launching a call for interest: Roster of experts for the media rapid response actions.

About us:

AWA is a non-profit organization that focuses on advancing the promotion and support of women in the audiovisual sector. Albania Women in Audiovisual is a unique organization dedicated to creating a better work environment for women professionals by improving legislation, strengthening the capacities of women professionals on gender-sensitive topics, and empowering young audiences with media literacy skills.

In its mission to enhance diversity in media content, AWA has positioned itself as a feminist media hub. It develops media campaigns and produces content using ICT (Information and Communication Technology) as a key tool to connect with its audiences. This includes podcasts, edutainment, and social media content.

About the project:

Since March 2023, AWA is implementing the EU co-funded project “Reporting Diversity Network – The New Agenda”.  The Reporting Diversity Network has been established in 2020 with the support of the EU Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2018-2019

The purpose of the RDN network is to activate the role of civil society in counter measuring the narratives of the divide and replacing them with much needed positive discourse contributing to the value of good neighbouring relations and respect for diversity. As all WB countries do have legal framework preventing hate, supporting antidiscrimination, and regulating media, the RDN use the potential of the existing regulative in synergy with innovative methodology and campaigning to publicly uncover, expose and challenge the most frequent and exemplary misuse of media for conveying messages of fear, disrespect and hate towards the others.

Purpose of the service

In the framework of “Reporting Diversity Network – The New Agenda”, AWA is currently creating a pool of experts who can provide authoritative insights, analysis and recommendations related to issues impacting media representation, human rights, gender issues, ethnic and sexual minorities and will be responsible for the execution of the following tasks:

  1. Provide expert advice, guidance and recommendations on policies, programs, content

development and strategic initiatives related to gender, ethnic and sexual minority communities

  1. Conduct research, analysis and environmental scans on emerging trends, challenges and opportunities
  2. Review media content, marketing campaigns and communications materials through a diversity, equity and inclusion lens
  3. Speak at events, conferences and forums to share knowledge and raise awareness
  4. Contribute to articles, reports, discussion papers and other publications.

Required skills and qualifications:

The roster aims to include experts across a range of relevant subject domains such as:

  • Media and Gender studies
  • Ethnic and cultural diversity
  • Media representation and portrayals
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Journalism and ethical reporting practices
  • Unconscious bias and anti-discrimination
  • Intersectional approaches
  • Advocacy and community engagement

Selection Criteria: Candidates will be evaluated based on factors such as:

  • Recognized subject matter expertise through academic qualifications, research, publications
  • Relevant professional experience in media, communications, advocacy or related fields
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, inclusion and human rights
  • Strong communication, critical thinking and advisory skills
  • Ability to provide balanced, non-partisan advice
  • Diverse perspectives reflecting a range of identities and lived experiences

General conditions procedures and logistics

The expert will work outside AWA/RDN premises expect for the convenient meetings.


Timeframe of the duration of the assignment:

The selected expert will be working under AWA service contract based on organization’s needs, experts performance and available resources.


The timeframe of the consultancy:

Experts will be appointed to the roster for an initial 3-year term, renewable based on participation and continuing expertise relevance.


Application procedure:

Interested candidates are invited to send their applications by submitting a CV at no later than 20st February 2023 with subject “Rooster of experts for the media rapid response actions” the following documents: