Consultant for a Workshop for Social Media Influencers
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 has been active since 1996 in the struggle against arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and the impunity of those perpetrating gross human rights violations. CLDH monitors the human rights situation in Lebanon, fights enforced disappearance, impunity, arbitrary detention and racism and rehabilitates the victims of torture. CLDH regularly organizes press conferences, workshops and advocacy meetings on human rights issues in Lebanon and collects, records and documents human rights abuses in reports and press releases. CLDH team on the ground supports initiatives aimed at determining the fate of all missing persons in Lebanon. CLDH regularly follows up on numerous cases of arbitrary detention and torture in Lebanon in coordination with Lebanese and international organizations, and with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention WGAD and the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. CLDH currently has 4 offices: Dora, Zalka, Beqaa and Tripoli.
Free to Be Me (F2BM) is an inspiring and innovative program that puts rights holders in the driving seat, while supporting the LGBTQI+ movement to an impactful and sustainable fight for its rights. In Lebanon, a vibrant LGBTQI+ scene would lobby and advocate for economic and social justice. Despite progress, challenges prevail in a highly restrictive legal environment. F2BM-ME will give voice, leadership and bounding to a community of qualified activists fighting to advance a common agenda in Lebanon. The Community of Action (CoA) will foster the growth of grassroots organizations and knowledge-sharing within the community. The program will encompass: i) Tailored organizational capacity-building, ii) Targeted individual skills development iii) Micro-project funding allowing community impact and learning through action. F2BM-ME will be piloted by a project team hosted and benefiting from organizational support from the Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH), designated as the host organization (HO). The program will directly benefit 10 grassroot organizations, a minimum of 15 activists and, indirectly, contribute to uphold the rights of the whole community in the region.
Description of the “Workshop for Social Media Influencers”:
Under Free to Be Me program and in an attempt to advance LGBTQ+ rights, through media channels, a workshop will be delivered to 2 media influencers and 10 CoA members. The outcome of the workshop is to identify the best outreach tools, approaches, and opportunities that the influencers will be using to advocate for LGBTQI+ rights through different media channels. This workshop aims to also empower and provide the influencers with the relevant skills, knowledge, and strategies to effectively utilize their public presence and media and social media platforms as tools to advance LGBTQ+ rights.
The objective of the training is to have impactful voices in promoting LGBTQI+ inclusion, tolerance, and equal rights. This process will be supported by the Free to Be Me Team.
Workshop for Social Media Influencers Context:
The total number of participants will be 2 media influencers and 10 CoA members, a total of 12. The workshop, delivered by the consultant, will be conducted in the second week of December 2023, over 2 days. The consultant is expected to draft and share an agenda with a detailed outline prior to the start of the sessions for review by relevant personnel at CLDH and a final report after conducting the training. The consultant will also provide a media plan, drafted during the workshop.
- Workshop Agenda
- A comprehensive report outlining the identified outreach tools, approaches, and opportunities for media influencers. This will be used by the participants to develop their individual action plans detailing their strategies for advancing LGBTQ+ rights through various media channels and within the wider community.
- Brief Narrative Report (including details of session, details of toolkit creation, number of participants, observations, recommendations for upcoming activities with the COAs). The report should also include the Pre and posttests results and evaluation analysis.
Experience in facilitating discussions
Prior knowledge and experience in communication
In-depth understanding of the LGBTQI+ context
Training Location :
The exact training location will be determined at a later stage, while it is expected to take place in person in Beirut.
How to apply
Interested individuals should send their CV and a technical and financial proposal by email to [email protected] indicating in the subject line “Training of Social Media Influencers – Consultant” by maximum December 7, 2023.
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