Media Outlets Monitor Consultant
The Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH) is a local non-profit, non-partisan Lebanese human rights organization based in Beirut. CLDH was created in 2006 by the Franco-Lebanese Movement SOLIDA (Support for Lebanese Detained Arbitrarily), which had been active since 1996 in the struggle against arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, torture, and the impunity of those perpetrating gross human rights violations.
CLDH’s complementary components include advocacy, public mobilization, rehabilitation for victims of torture and families of enforced disappearances, and the provision of pro-bono legal services for vulnerable groups.
CLDH currently has 4 offices: Zalka (Head-Quarter), Dora, Tripoli and Baalbeck.
Project Profile – “Safeguarding Human Rights Amid Crisis in Lebanon”:
Lebanon amid the crisis has witnessed an increase in human rights violations specifically towards the most vulnerable groups and individuals. Through promoting a culture of human rights and increasing knowledge and skills on how to tackle these issues, CLDH is delivering a 24-month project to promote a human rights culture in Lebanon and enable victims of human rights violation to become actively engaged in policy reform and public awareness. This project is funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF).
The expected impact will be achieved through three main outcomes:
1. Monitoring, documentation, and reporting of cases of Human Rights violations in the Lebanese crisis has increased to reach a wider external audience;
2. Support to victims of human rights violations has increased to enable them to become human rights advocates;
3. A culture of human rights amongst young political parties’ members, students and community leaders is increasingly developing.
As part of its ongoing monitoring of human rights violations, CLDH will resort to documenting all data and information on human rights violations in order to build a database that can help analyze data, have a better understanding of patterns, and develop response strategies.
On another level, survivors of violations will go through an empowerment program led by the case workers depending on the case, that will act as a support system to later act as agents of change. CLDH will on one hand engage key groups and individuals through universities, political parties, and other relevant platforms by delivering awareness sessions to increase their knowledge on human rights issues, and on another hand through several trainings to address these violations in technical manners bringing this issue closer to students of relevant topics and professionals who can bring positive changes to this context.
The direct target audience includes donors, embassies, journalists, monitoring bodies, national and international NGOs receiving human rights briefs from CLDH, survivors of Human Rights Violations, Senior Law students, activists, and members of political parties.
By contributing to the promotion of a human rights culture, relevant groups will become more engaged in addressing the violations, and the public will become more aware of its rights, which as a result will enhance the human rights context and the lives of the most vulnerable.
The project is implemented at a national level in Lebanon, with the services delivered in CLDH four centers located in BML, North and Bekaa, as for the south the intervention will be done through the Social worker operating at Save the children offices.
The Media Outlets Monitor Consultant directly reports to the Communications and Advocacy Coordinator.
The Consultancy is intended to last for a duration of ten months. Extension may be considered based on the availability of funds and a performance evaluation.
The Media Outlets Monitor Consultant is supposed to maintain a watchful eye on media channels and social media platforms to identify possible episodes of Human Rights Violations, report on the latter, coordinate the monitoring process with the Communications and Advocacy team, coordinate with CLDH’s fact-checker to ensure the transparency and accuracy of the news reported, evaluate the outcomes.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
●Develop - in coordination with the Communications Department – a mapping of the media outlets that will be covered within this project;
●Monitor key media platforms (including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; in addition to social media accounts of alternative and traditional media outlets, websites, and talk-shows focusing on political contexts in Lebanon) on a daily basis, focusing on content and speech analysis;
●Identify possible episodes of Human Rights Violations and report them into CLDH’s database;
●Submit monthly reports on the monitoring activity, mentioning the violations identified as well as an analysis of the overall Human Rights situation;
●Attend regular meetings with CLDH’s fact-checker, the Communication and Advocacy team, the frontliners, the Programs team and other team members to coordinate the monitoring process.
●Minimum of bachelor's degree in journalism, Law, Social Sciences, Political Sciences or related fields;
●Experience in tracking media outlets and social media platforms;
●Experience in human rights investigation, analysis, and reporting;
●Proficiency in digital skills, including the use of Microsoft Office;
●Advanced organization and time management skills;
●Excellent reporting skills;
●Fluent in Arabic and English, both spoken and written.
The Media Outlets Monitor Consultant can alternate between remote work and in-office presence (in Dora or Zalka office) upon the need.
How to apply
Interested individuals should submit their CV & Cover Letter by September 3, 2023 to
[email protected] indicating in the subject line “Media Monitor Consultant”
E-mails with no subject lines will be disregarded.
The interview process will be ongoing and might end upon receiving a qualified candidate for the position.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applicants who have a personal relationship/association with a CLDH staff member are required to declare it in their email application.منتهية الصلاحية