Consultant to develop training for Local Media in Tuzla Canton for the project Inclusive4All: Inclusive education for all children in BiH

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Terms of Reference for a consultant to develop training session for Local Media in Tuzla Canton, for the project Inclusive4All: Inclusive education for all children in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Project name: Inclusive4All- Inclusive education for all children in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Donor: Italian Agency for cooperation and development (AICS)

Implementing partners: Ministry of Education and Science in Tuzla Canton, Association Vesta, Knowledge Center Profectus , Department of Education Studies “Giovanni Maria Bertin”, University of Bologna (UNIBO)


Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the North-West Balkans and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met, and their voices are heard.  We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Background and Rationale

Children with disabilities  and their families are one of the most marginalised and excluded groups, often experiencing discrimination and violation of their rights guaranteed under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the medical approach to children with disabilities is still omnipresent, which focuses on the defects of the child rather than their potentials and environmental barriers, as well as the complementary charity approach which focuses on the provision of social welfare as the only means of community support. Children with disabilities often experience discrimination and social exclusion in every aspect of their lives, including negative beliefs, lack of knowledge, and discriminatory behaviour of others.

Although data on the number of children with disabilities is scarce, it is estimated that in Bosnia and Herzegovina, there are over 70,000 children who have some disability. Over 7,500 of them live in Tuzla Canton .

The project: Inclusive4All - Inclusive education for all children in Bosnia and Herzegovina, code: AID 011522, funded by the Italian Agency for cooperation and development (AICS), started on 1st of May 2018. The project aims to enable children with disabilities to develop their potentials and fully enjoy their right to education and social inclusion.


The purpose of this assignment is to provide expert support in the preparation and finalisation of specific training for journalists working in the local and cantonal media at the Tuzla Canton level.

The overall objective of conducting training for media representatives is to familiarize them with the bio-psycho-social model of educational and social inclusion of children with disabilities, with special focus on Inclusive Education issues. The training is expected to enhance journalistic skills of selected individuals to provide accurate, reliable, captivating articles on Inclusive Education thus improving the quality of coverage.

The media is the intermediary between the facts and society, and they do carry the burden of conveying information to a wide audience, thus creating certain opinion and attitude regarding developments. Lack of specific knowledge of the Inclusive Education System is affecting the overall image, state and perspective of the Inclusive Education in the Tuzla Canton.

A media training will be held to train journalists providing quality articles on the Project and the Inclusive Education sector. Following the training, the consultant will monitor the local media in the period of three months in order to assess improvement in reporting on CwD and inclusion.

Timeframe and methodology

In order to complete the above-specified task, the consultant will be engaged from March the 30th  to the 30 of July 2020. The consultant will develop and implement the work plan in consultations and with the support of SCINWB designated staff, in line with the proposed timeframe below.

Qualifications and Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required 

  • A consultant engaged in performing the task should possess the following expertise and skills as a minimum:
  • Extensive experience in journalism and media relations;
  • At least 5 years of experience in developing training materials and delivering trainings for journalists;
  • Have media knowledge of the Tuzla Canton;
  • Should demonstrate an understanding of the changing media landscape in TK including new media;
  • Exceptional organisation, ability to plan, realise and monitor work progress;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Formal Expression of Interest for Consultancy

The interested consultant should develop and submit the financial proposal to respond to the above mentioned specific tasks. The proposal should include:

1. Submission of the Bidders response document with a specified budget breakdown (Annex 1);

2. Letter of interest with confirmation of the availability for the proposed dates and work dynamics;

3. Curriculum Vitae (CV) in SCI template (Annex 2);

4. Submission of at least 3 research papers published in peer-reviewed journals related to the subject.

Individual consultants can download full Terms of Reference and necessary forms here.

Agencies/organisations can download full Terms of Reference and necessary forms here.

The interested applicants should submit their proposals on and no later than the  23rd of March 2020, 12:00 h. Only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Particular requirement: no person is performing any task on behalf of Save the Children may, in any way, be involved in or connected with abuse or exploitation of children.