Hivos Southeast Asia Job Consultants: Media Mapping for Sustainable Diets for All programme - Jakarta, Indonesian

Hivos Southeast Asia invites qualified individuals to apply for the vacant post of:

Vacancy Name: Media Mapping Consultant for Sustainable Diets for All programme

Number of hours: 8 working days

Region: Southeast Asia

Office: Jakarta, Indonesian

As part of the Citizen Agency Consortium, Hivos will work with partners to influence international policies and funds that are relevant for sustainable diets under its Dialogue and Dissent strategic partnership program with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sustainable Diets for All.

We believe media plays a vital role in promoting and influencing policies on food. This is why the Sustainable Diets programme of Hivos intends to work together with the media in the countries the programme is executed. In working together with the media Hivos aims to influence the current language on food related issues, increase the reporting about these issues and – to a lesser extent - increase Hivos’ visibility on the food theme.

In order to do so Hivos needs to deepen its understanding about the media landscape and current narrative in reporting. This ToR guides the media mapping that needs to be carried out to gain that deeper understanding of the media landscape in Indonesia.

Assignment: Media & content mapping 

Objective of the assignment 

The objective of the media and content mapping is threefold:
  • To deepen our understanding of the Indonesian media landscape;
  • To be able to make an informative decision on media partners;
  • To acquire baseline information on current reporting on food.
Central questionsIn order to reach the intended results the following questions will lead the mapping:
  • What media outlets and individual journalists currently report on food issues? 
    • Are they print media, television, radio or social media outlets?
    • Who owns the media? Is it public, private, state owned, community?
    • What role do they play in society? Watchdog, campaign platform, open forum for debate, educator?
    • What is their current language/narrative about food?
    • What is their outreach in terms of target audience and circulation?
    • What is their reputation? Are they considered as trustworthy or tabloid?
    • In terms of cooperation, is it mostly paid advertising or earned articles?
  • What is the current narrative/dominant language used in reporting on food issues? 
    • What format are mostly used? E.g. news report, feature article, op-ed.
    • What are their level of understanding on sustainable diets?
    • What areas/topics on sustainable diets (e.g. healthy food, food safety, food waste, locally-produced food) have been covered, by which media and how often?
    • Who are the journalists reporting about the sustainable diets issues and from which media?
    • If applicable, what is the public response to the current media reporting on food issues? Do the reports spark any debate?
  • Which stakeholders/organisations/companies dominate the debate in the media (including social media) on food issues? 
    • Who are the key talking heads (government, private sector, civil society, individuals)? What issues they usually cover? In which media?
    • Who are the popular resource persons on food issues? What is their (issue) expertise? Which actors and what organizations are in their network?
    • Describe the relationship between media and relevant government agencies (including individual policymakers/officials) in the food sector – e.g. which media enjoy good network with food-related government agencies? Which food-related government agencies are the most media savvy and/or have great relationship with the media?
MethodologyThis mapping will be conducted by one consultant. He/she will make intensive use of the knowledge already existing in Hivos as well as experience of Hivos’ staff. More specifically, he/she will carry out a mapping exercise by conducting desk/field research. This includes internet searches, contact with media and (if necessary) consulting media experts.

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • The consultant will develop and submit a work plan to Hivos and discuss further methodology.
  • After the mapping, outcomes will be put in a media database and written texts. The consultant will discuss the findings with Hivos staff.
  • The consultant will also advise Hivos in what media is most effective in terms of reaching the target group and in terms of pursuing collaboration.
  • Acts as coordinator of the inventory research; and
  • Provides access to all existing and relevant documents on the Sustainable Diets programme.
  • Targeted, organized, and easy to use database with answers to question 1;
  • Written text answering the questions 2 and 3;
  • Recommendations about what media Hivos should work with - and the most suitable/effective key SD4All messages to be published for each. This includes contact information on individual journalists and editors
  • Recommendations on potential talking heads/resource persons to be approached by Hivos (with contact details)
The mapping exercise will take place in September and October and will be finalized by the end of October 2016.

Profile of the consultant 

The consultant will be selected on the basis of the following capacities:
  • A strong background and network in Indonesian media
  • Knowledge and experience with mapping tools
  • Familiarity with food issues
Like to apply?
The application (cover letter stating the consultant’s capacities, CV, proposed work plan) to be submitted to and before September 20th, 2016.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.