The Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO) is composed of the leading and older NGOs in Palestine. It is the largest umbrella network consisting of 147 national NGOs in both the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which works in different development and humanitarian arenas. It is a civil and democratic gathering which strives to support, consolidate and strengthen Palestinian civil society, based on the principles of democracy, social justice and rule of law.
PNGO is the lead implementing partner in action ‘SHORAKA’: Enabling the Environment of CSOs in Palestine and Participation of Grassroots Organizations in Decision Making Process and Constituency Building.’ The project aims to address the escalating trend of shrinking civic space evident within the Palestinian context. The main objective of the EU-funded project is to uphold and solidify the role of the Palestinian civil society and the Palestinian grassroots in developing, organizing and mobilizing initiatives and efforts to combat the shrinking civic space at the local and EU/EUMS levels.
Training Course Concept
The social media and digital security training focuses on building the capacity of human rights defenders, media groups, and activists working in civil society to protect themselves against digital threats. The training will focus on building the capacity of activists and human rights defenders and provide an in-depth knowledge of the digital rights that key staff must be aware of.
Scope of Work
Target audience: the training will be implemented for PNGO CSOs in the West Bank, with a total number of 25 trainees.
Period: the consultant has to cover 12 training hours, thus the training sessions are composed of two days in the West Bank.
Proposed dates: the training is expected to be conducted towards the end of February 2023, and the exact dates will be arranged with the consultant during the agreement.
- Empower key staff and equip them with skills and tools needed to protect themselves and the critical resources that they work with against digital security threats.
- Equip key staff with concepts of digital security, secure browsing, email security, digital threats, encryption, verification, etc.
- Provide guidance on how to tackle and combat digital threats and harassments which is explicitly linked to strengthening human rights and access to information.
- Support and protect Palestinian CSOs staff where access to information is blocked as a result of political motivations.
- Participants are able to identify and implement digital tools to prevent digital attacks of a person or organization’s information.
- Enhanced knowledge of the techniques used for different social media platforms necessary to amplify the voice of the Palestinian civil society, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and others.
- Enhanced knowledge in digital rights and the ability to incorporate such rights in different advocacy activities and campaigns, including the right to freedom of expression, access to information, and others.
- Participants are well-equipped with the different tools and basic elements necessary for carrying out social media campaigns, including using Canva and other graphic design platforms.
- Ability to protect and keep the findings of the organization secret and confidential
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Qualities and Skills of the Trainer
A trainer should be creative and dynamic, yet at the same time observant and sensitive to the needs and mood of the group. He or she should be patient and flexible, responsive to questions, and open to criticism. It is very important to be committed to gender inclusiveness and to respect cultural differences. Finally, the trainer should be consistent in his or her practices and statements.
- BA Degree in Information technology, Digital Security, Social Media Management, or any other relevant field. MA degree in a relevant field is of added value.
- Three to Five years of experience in trainings related to the topic.
- Excellent knowledge of the political and social situation in Palestine.
- Fluent in Arabic and English
The chosen candidates must submit their training material and action plan a week prior to the training session. The training material should include the following:
- Pre and post questionnaires
- Brainstorming questions at the beginning of each session
- The exercises of each session (the minimum is two exercises)
- PowerPoint presentation(s)
- The training methodology
- A paper (two to four A.4 pages) that summarizes the topic of each session to be delivered to the trainees by the end of each training
And by the end of the training, the trainer should submit a complete narrative report on the training one week after training.
If interested, please send the following:
- An updated CV
- A motivation letter, including a summary of previous work that is familiar to this position
- A financial offer in EURO, including income tax
APPLICANTS MUST SEND THE REQUIRED DOCUMENT BEFORE FEBRUARY 15th 2023 TO THE FOLLOWING EMAIL : [email protected]