Consultants Vacancy, Mercy Corp
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Mercy Corps â Is an international development organization that helps people around the world survive and thrive during crisis and natural disaster. Mercy Corps works in more than 40 countries to alleviate suffering and poverty by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Since 1979, mercy Corps has been helping people in the worldâs toughest places to turn crises into opportunities to thrive. We are looking for suitably qualified candidates fill the position below:Job Title: Consultancy Services for Audio Message Recordings Locations: Abuja, Plateau, Kaduna, Nasarawa and BenueBackgroundRecurring violence in Nigeriaâs Middle Belt has consistently undermined the regionâs development. Conflict between pastoralists and farmers in the region has increasingly taken on religious overtones as Christian farmers clash with Muslim pastoralists over scarce natural resources.
With funding from GHR, The Inter-Religious Peace-building in Northern Nigeria (IPNN) project is strategically building on a three-year DFID-funded program, titled, CONCUR, that aims to resolve pastoralist/farmer conflict in Northern (Plateau State), with an emphasis on conflicts that cross religious lines and negatively affect local livelihoods and economic growth.
Our program addresses underlying drivers of community conflict by preventing the escalation of ethno-religious violence and creating incentives for Government, the private sector and community members to work proactively to promote stability using religious leaders.
The importance of improved sustainability of dispute resolution through the religious leaders who are seen as role models cannot be over emphasized. In order to support the sustainability of dispute resolution agreements and prevent the emergence of new conflicts, Religious leaders with inputs from their community will identify and implement various activities that will address the underlying conflict systems.
Purpose / Project DescriptionsMercy Corps and partners Pastoral Resolve (PARE) are preparing to reinforce practical cooperation on development issues through interfaith community dialogues and radio broadcasts where peace messages are generated as part of the peace building activity. Religious leaders and Traditional leader will come together to identify messages of tolerance that are common to each faith and then engage in a series of radio broadcasts and inter-faith dialogue amongst the communities in dispute.
These messages are meant to draw clear lines between religion and the underlying economic causes of the dispute, and to strengthen tolerance and trust between conflicting groups.
This activity will be replicated, as an increased number of inter-faith conversations and messages will bring about greater levels of trust and interaction amongst the farmers and pastoralists in the Northern Nigeria.
In the Middle Belt of Nigeria, messages will be recorded from approximately 50 religious leaders and additional local leaders.
Consultancy ObjectivesThe purpose of these services is to take clear records of peace messages that will be generated by the selected religious leaders, with the aim of increasing trust and tolerance amongst the pastoralists/farmersâ conflict that has taken a religious dimension.
This project aims to reduce resource competition, increase economic opportunity, and promote peace and cooperation between the pastoralist and the farming communities. Mercy Corps and PARE will be responsible for selecting the community leaders of both the pastoralist and the farming communities.
The consultant will be responsible for recording these messages, editing and cleaning the recordings, and providing a qualitative copy to Mercy Corps. The consultant should have intimate knowledge of media production.
Consultant Activities The Consultant will:Record peace messages created by participants, selected by Mercy Corps.
Clean and arrange recorded voices in an exclusive and professional manner.
Prepare for every recordings in consultation with Mercy Corps and partners
Edit messages when necessary in consultation with and approval from Mercy Corps (Consultant is not expected to know Hausa, though knowledge of Hausa will benefit the application)
Consultant and Mercy Corp Project Staff will review recorded messages before the final production
Consultant must submit final production latest one week after voices are recorded unless Mercy Corps agrees to an extended date before the start of voice recording
Submit production always with an electronic copy
The Consultant may be asked to/can provide professional advice as regards to the services putting in mind the projects objective.
Consultant Deliverables The Consultant will conduct radio messaging recording sessions, each session will have the duration below: Deliverable: Voice Recordings Duration (Days): 2 Location: Abuja Deliverable: Voice Cleaning and Noise Removal/Adjustments Duration (Days): 2 Deliverable: Voice Editing Duration (Days): 1 Deliverable: Transporting/Production / Debrief Duration (Days): 1The Consultant will report to:The Project Officer for CONCUR
The Consultant will work closely with:Project Staff of the Project
Qualifications/RequirementsAt least 3-5 years of experience in Media especially, Audio Recordings, Edition, Voice Cleaning and Production.
Previous experience, with non-profit organizations especially on peace and development work.
English language abilities
Ability to communicate effectively in a professional manner
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong production skills
Proven track record of quality production and meeting dead lines
Ability to conduct radio messaging sessions in the following target states: Plateau, Kaduna, Benue and Nasarawa states. Preferred:Hausa language abilities
Experience working or living in Abuja.
Required DocumentationCapacity statement/Proposal of organization
Brief narrative of the services and prior relevant experience
Budget in line with deliverable table outlined above (note that the budget should be per recording session as the number of sessions are yet to be determined)
Sample of similar work done.
Copies of Company registration documents.
Application Closing Date 27th January, 2015 by 12noon.Method of Application Interested and qualified candidates should submit the above documents (Required Document) in a sealed envelope with the subject line âApplication for Audio Message Recordingsâ written on the right hand corner of the envelope to:The Operations Manager, Mercy Corps Nigeria, No. 5 Peka close, off Buchanan crescent, off Aminu Kano crescent, Wuse II, Abuja.Click here for more informations
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