Terms of reference: Digital media distribution

Region: East Africa
Office: Nairobi
Hours: To be determined
Apply before: September 20, 2019

About Hivos

Hivos is an international organization that seeks new solutions to recurrent global problems. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Counterbalance, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is on achieving structural changes. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organizations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.

About R.O.O.M

Hivos has been implementing a project aimed at contributing to the diversification of dialogue, debate and dissent in society through the implementation of the Resource of Open Minds (R.O.O.M.) project. R.O.O.M supports the creative work of a new generation of artists, musicians, filmmakers, and content creators who investigate and challenge the status quo in the societies in which they live. R.O.O.M. is the place for young people who have a critical independent mindset and a do-it-yourself attitude.

Background of consultancy

Hivos East Africa is seeking the services of a consultant, under the R.O.O.M project. The consultant is expected to facilitate a Digital Media Distribution Training for Critical Content Creators in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The consultant should have a good understanding of the key issues regarding digital media creation, digital rights, and distribution in East African States and should be able to deliver a training with case studies around digital media distribution.

Scope of the consultancy

The consultant is expected to:

  • Deliver training sessions responsive to creatives’ needs, with case studies on critical content creation in aspects of digital media distribution.
  • Deliver two (one-day) trainings in an engaging and practical manner  in Uganda and Kenya.


The consultant is expected to deliver the following:

  • Training materials for critical content creators as will be agreed upon with the Hivos program manager.
  • Two one-day trainings for critical content creators in Kenya and Uganda.

The expected outcome of the training is that training participants gain understanding and knowledge of the media landscape, digital rights and distribution to large audiences. The expected result of the trainings is that participants use the knowledge to increase the coverage of and realise monetisation for content.


  • Have a good understanding of the media and content production issues in East African states.
  • Be well versed with content production and distribution issues including licensing, digital rights and appropriate channels for distribution.
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Business or related courses.
  • Have at least 5 years of relevant experience in Media Content Production and Distribution in East Africa.
  • Demonstrate work experience in the creative space, freedom of expression and media sectors in East Africa.
  • Have excellent planning and facilitation skills.
  • Be excellent in written and spoken English

Consultancy duration

The assignment will run for 2 days, in October 2019 (this is exclusive of preparatory activities).

A detailed terms of reference can be downloaded from this link.

Interested applicants should send an Expression of Interest (EOI) containing a curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining why they are best suited for this assignment, a budget (daily and total rates) and references of 3 previous assignments of a similar nature. The Expression of Interest should not exceed six pages.

All applications should be sent to the address eastafricajobs@hivos.org, and received by 20 September 2019, 5.00pm EAT. The email subject should read: EOI-Digital Media Distribution Training. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.