Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Consultant for Journalist Strengthening Course on Gender Sensitive Media

Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial is an Indonesian organization, born out of an active collaboration between Netherlands based Hivos and several like-minded Indonesian academics and civil society leaders who subscribe to the values and mission of Hivos. The agenda for such a collaboration was set in the context of Hivos’ desire to phase out its direct presence in Southeast Asia by promoting sincere decentralization and local ownership. As the name itself suggests, the purpose underpinning establishment of the new entity is to promote humanistic values in the social, health, and cultural fields which is defined in terms of the ability for each individual to assess and decide independently and responsibly, the right to freedom, dignity and a passion to create a just and tolerant society. For its Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial seeks qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of Consultant for Journalist Strengthening Course on Gender Sensitive Media.


Women’s Voice and Leadership (WVL) is a multi-year project initiated by Hivos Southeast Asia (hereinafter: Yayasan Hivos) and Just Associates (JASS), and supported by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), starting from 2019 until 2023. The goal of the project is improved enjoyment of human rights by women and girls and the advancement of gender equality in Indonesia. To implement the project, Yayasan Hivos and JASS collaborate with five (5) women’s rights organizations (5 WROs) with strong legitimacy among their constituencies and the broader community: Rahima, Fahmina, Rumah KitaB, Perempuan Mahardhika, and FAMM Indonesia.

Media plays a crucial role in supporting knowledge production, leading to discourse and cultural shape. Yet, women’s representation in the media is still limited, including in Indonesia. The Center of the Data and Analysis of Tempo’s research from August to September 2018 found limited space for women in the media editor and less gender-sensitive towards women. Limited number and role as a resource person in the media is only 11% compared to men with amount 89%.

Shrinking women’s space in the media remains, affecting the media not being able to be also a safe space for women. Discrimination and exploitation towards women and the marginalized group remain high in the news coverage. According to the Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI), also clearly stated that the media coverage remains to exploit and discriminate against sexual violence victims. As an example, the absence of the gender lens of journalists in analyzing and framing news in the media keeps objectifying the women and revictimizing the violent victim. Sexism media coverage remains high without adhering to the journalism ethic, dignity, and gender-equality lens.

On the other side, gender lens is essential to analyze journalist perspective to produce and present the factual and equal, without discriminating women and marginalized groups.
The We Lead program attempts to produce and distribute gender-equal narratives to claim and expand the digital space for women and marginalized groups through the strengthening of the young women journalist course. Furthermore, it supports building comprehensive knowledge that fills the gender gap and positively impacts gender issues in the media.

Scope of Work

Yayasan Hivos, in collaboration with media consultants, designs and implement a strengthening program on gender equality for young women journalists to be able to produce accurate and gender-sensitive news.
The scope of work of media consultants includes:

1. The design of the fellowship program for journalists.
• Develop a design or concept of the journalist strengthening program
• Syllabus of the journalist strengthening program
• Clear steps and work plan to run implement the program
• Recommendation of the resource persons
2. Coordinating and recruiting young female journalists as a fellow.
3. Conduct periodic coaching for young female journalists participating in scholarships.
4. Assessing and monitoring the capacity development of young women journalists who receive scholarships.


1. Design of capacity building for young women journalists which includes:

a. Concept, curriculum and syllabus for capacity building for young women journalists;

b. Stages and work plan for strengthening the capacity of young women journalists; and

c. Identify resource persons to fill capacity building sessions for young women journalists.

2. A program of capacity strengthening for journalists is held in accordance with the agreement with We Lead.

3. A total of 35 women journalists are committed to participating in strengthening the capacity of women journalists.

4. At least 25 media articles with a gender lens were produced and published in local and national media.

5. A report of the participants increased knowledge analysis, including the produced articles.

Knowledge, Experiences and Competencies

We are seeking an Indonesian team/individual with the following qualities:

  • Familiar with gender equality and social inclusion issue;
  • Experience in providing training for journalists and media person;
  • Experience in providing coaching for media fellowship;
  • Vast understanding of citizen journalism;
  • Ability to work independently and take initiatives, but also a team worker; and
  • Good command of English.

How to apply?

Interested applicants should send an expression of interest (including timeline and budget), portfolio of the individual/organization, and CV/resume of the team member involved to [email protected] and cc to [email protected] by 24 February 2022 COB with the title “Consultant for Journalism Training” as the subject of the email. Please be sure to compile the CVs into one document and send it along with the expression of interest if you are applying as a team.