Media Engagement and Partnership Specialist

Location : Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :31-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :90 working days between June-December 2019
Expected Duration of Assignment :90 working days between June-December 2019


Press freedom in South-East Asia has deteriorated in the past few years and online civic space has been monitored quite extensively. So-called “fake news” have undermined the veracity of news and damaged the trust in the media as a democratic institution. At the same time, there are isolated yet increasingly important signs of resilience in the sector. New and alternative media experiences are emerging, which are capable to survive and even thrive in the current environment.

The Peace and Development Advisor (PDA), located in the Office of the Resident Coordinator, is managing a new UNDP initiative to promote media alternatives and new forms of freedom of expression in Cambodia. The media specialist will work in the Resident Coordinator’s Office under the supervision of the PDA.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the PDA, the consultant will be responsible for supporting the following tasks:


  1. Provide technical support and advice to the project manager (PDA)

  2. Establish a network of experts and entrepreneurs engage in discussions for partnerships.

  3. Support the design of an exploratory study aimed at identifying media alternatives.

  4. Support the design and organization of an expert workshop to present the findings of the study.

  5. Coordinate mentorship and incubation of media prototypes led by a start-up incubator in Cambodia.

  6. Support technical needs related to the project

  7. Perform other tasks as directed by the PDA.

Important Notice: Interested offeror must  read  the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at for more  detail information about term  of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online


  • Capacity to work in team

  • A high degree of cultural sensitivity;

  • Time management (in managing deliverables)

Required Skills and Experience

Education:  Advanced post-graduate degree in communication studies, media studies, social sciences.


  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in the media sector and communications;

  • Proven experience in media engagement in sensitive situations

  • Proven experience in partnering with start-up incubators and/or entrepreneurs

  • Proven knowledge of Cambodia media environment.

  • Prior experience working with UN Entities

Language Requirement:

Fluency in written and oral English.

Interested Offerors must visit this link to download Individual Consultant Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference, and Document Templates to be included when submitting this online application.

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