World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a leading Canadian nonprofit organization in international development, committed to providing education, employment, and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world. WUSC is working in partnership with partners to implement Learning through Education and Access to Skills for Employment (LEAP) to support girls in Kalobeyei Settlement. The Learning through Education and Access to Skills for Employment Program (LEAP) project aims to increase empowerment of adolescent girls and young women in Kalobeyei Settlement, Kakuma Refugee Camp, and surrounding host communities through Education and Access to livelihoods.

Objectives of the Assignment

LEAP aims to increase empowerment of adolescent girls and young women in Kalobeyei Settlement, Kakuma Refugee Camp, and surrounding host communities through the broadcast of key information to schools and the community as a whole. Therefore, the radio station/media company will provide airtime for both recorded and live radio broadcast services for one hour a week over a period of 12 weeks.

Here is a detailed description of the scope of work the Radio station/media company will do: –

  • Prepare a clear weekly radio schedule to be shared with responsible teams.
  • Broadcast two seasons of radio with 6 shows per season between July – October 2024. One show per week. Each show is 60 minutes.
  • Produce weekly radio show promos.
  • Air 5 promos per day for three days ahead of each weekly show
  • Broadcast 2 Mentions per day for 3 days ahead of each weekly show
  • Provide an activity report which shall detail insights on all sessions, challenges, and recommendations.
  • Share brief weekly progress reports with responsible teams.

Deliverables

The radio station will provide the following key deliverables to WUSC;

  • Radio logs for all sessions covered and recorded episodes.
  • Report
  • Soft copy posters for promos
  • Recorded shows

Engagement requirements

  • Registered and licensed as a public or private broadcasting station reaching out to host and refugee communities
  • Evidence of Registration and broadcasting coverage and licenses;
  • Evidence of technical capacity and substantial experience in producing and airing prerecorded and interactive programs in Kalobeyei and Host communities
  • Ability to commence shows the week 15th July 2024.
  • Ability to broadcast in Swahili and Turkana dialects

WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, consultants, representatives, and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC adheres to strict safeguarding principles and promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion, sexual exploitation, or abuse of any form. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Radio stations /Media companies staff engaged under a contract with WUSC will not be considered “staff members” and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements, medical insurance coverage, and/or advance payments). Their conditions of service will be governed by radio stations/media companies’ contracts.

How to apply

The application should contain the following:

  • A detailed budget/quote for the services (please include the cost per hour of airtime) submitted via email to: wusc.leap@wusc.ca
  • Please include “Radio Broadcasting Services” in the email subject line


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