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  • Posted: Jun 22, 2022
    Deadline: Jun 30, 2022
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    Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. We enable professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world's most trusted news organization.
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    Legal Consultant (Media)

    Scope of work and expected outputs

    The scope of work and expected outputs/deliverables may include the following:

    1. Preparation of legal content, resources and tools, including legal modules for lawyers, journalists, newsrooms and media organisations;
    2. Training lawyers on key legal media issues of priority under the project to build their capacity to serve journalists, newsrooms and media organisations;
    3. Training journalists and newsrooms on key legal issues which highlight how media freedom is undermined;
    4. Administering pre and post feedback surveys;
    5. Conducting training review with the TRF project team;
    6. Feedback to the project team and specific lessons learnt, wins and way to improve the approach;
    7. Drafting reports of the trainings.

    Required expertise and qualifications

    • An LLB from a recognised University. An advanced law degree, media, human rights or any other relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.
    • At least seven years’ experience working as a lawyer in media law and/or human rights.
    • A strong understanding of international standards on press freedom, efforts to undermine free and open information environments, and/or the media law/policy landscape in East and/or Southern Africa.
    • Experience of working in the Kenyan, Zambian and/or South African legal systems.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in undertaking research and writing, especially in the area of media freedom.
    • Demonstrated experience and skills in conducting trainings.
    • Relevant regional and international experience will be an added advantage.
    • Ability to travel when/if required.

    Method of Application

    Interested parties will be required to provide the following for consideration:

    • An updated CV.
    • A detailed summary of the programming the candidate is able to implement per the scope of the work in the TOR, and in which subject matters (one or any combination of the different subject areas).
    • Indicative daily rates.

    Please note that this is a pre-qualification call to identify consultants for specific aspects of the TOR. Interested candidates should send the three pieces of information to on or before 30th June 2022 23:59 EAT. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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