Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

International Consultant (Establish Media Labs in The Journalism Faculties of Two Tajik Universities)

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Job Description

In 2020, the OSCE POiD started a new project to support the development of new curricula for journalism faculties of universities in Tajikistan. As part of this project the Office is planning to conduct the assessment of current situation in regard to the current journalism curricula’s comply with needs of local media industry of the country and the worldwide accepted standards in journalism teaching. Based on this survey the Office will support the host country in developing the new curricula for journalism faculties with participation of international and local journalism teaching experts. As part of the project the OSCE POiD will provide Tajikistan with expertise support in writing and printing new text books for universities of the country that will help the students of journalism faculties to strengthen their theoretical skills. In order to assist the universities for well preparing their students for the professional lives after graduation the OSCE POiD is planning to improve capacities of journalism faculties to provide their students with good, up to date practical knowledge and skills through establishing media laboratories. These laboratories will be composed of the following sections: 1. Mini TV Studio 2. Radio Studio 3. Newsroom After gaining sharpened theoretical and practical knowledge and skills students of journalism faculties of Tajik universities will be ready to start their professional lives immediately after their graduations. This will strongly support the improvement of the host country’s media industry and the economic and social life in general. Objective: The OSCE POiD requires the services of an international consultant to assist the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe to develop the list of needed equipment for establishing the media laboratories in the journalism faculties of Tajik National University and the Russian-Tajik Slavonic University. Duration of assignment: 01 August – 31 August 2020 Tasks and Responsibilities      Under the supervision of the POiD Media Officer the consultant will be required to perform the following tasks:
  • Conduct desk review on the situation of local media newsrooms, TV and radio studios, as well as multimedia newsroom;

  • Conduct comparative review between the technical equipment used by Tajik media and the world wide accepted standards;

  • Develop list of equipment with approximate prices and technical specifications needed to establish a media laboratories in the journalism faculties of Tajik universities.

Note: Considering the current situation with the worldwide spread of COVID-19 the POiD is expecting that the hired international consultant will work on remote base. The POiD will hire a local assistant expert to assist the international consultant to gather all needed information for implementing his/her tasks in a timely manner and in desired good quality by the POiD. Deliverables:
  • Narrative report on the situation of local media newsrooms, TV and radio studios, as well as multimedia newsroom;

  • Detailed list of equipment with approximate prices and technical specifications needed to establish a media laboratories in the journalism faculties of Tajik National University and the Russian-Tajik Slavonic University.

Note: The consultant should submit all documents indicated in the deliverables part of this TOR to the OSCE POiD both in Russian and English languages. Necessary Qualifications      
  • University degree in journalism, social sciences, audio-visual engineering or any other related field to the scope of work;

  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in the field of media industry working as a journalist, editor or audio-visual engineer;

  • Knowledge of modern newsroom designs, TV and radio and broadcasting equipment;

  • Experience in establishment of similar kind of media laboratories in one of the OSCE participating States;

  • Professional fluency in the Russian and English languages, both verbal and written;

  • Good report-writing skills and the ability to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner.

Required competencies       Core values
  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals

  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions

  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles

  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies
  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization

  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment

  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner

  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions

  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects

  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment

  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them

  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Remuneration Package The consultant will be remunerated commensurate with consultant’s experience and qualifications in accordance with OSCE established rates. Applicants should indicate whether they wish to be included in the OSCE Roster of Consultants for similar assignments.      How To Apply If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under In case of technical difficulties with online application, please use the OSCE offline application form that can be downloaded at The completed application form along cover letter and recommendation letters should be submitted by e-mail to quoting the job title in the subject line. Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.  
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