RMC (Rwanda Media Commission) is the Media Self-Regulatory Body in Rwanda instructed by Law N0. 02/2013 of 08/02/2013 regulating Media most especially in its Article 2 (20°) and established by all Rwandan journalists in their General Assembly of 27/8/2013. The Self-Regulatory Body is mandated to protect journalists, regulate their conduct and the daily functioning of media and advocate for media freedom in Rwanda.
As part of its duty to ensure compliance with ethical journalistic practices as mandated by Law No.02/2013 of 08/02/2013 regulating the media and as articulated in the journalistic Code of Ethics, the Rwanda Media Commission monitors media content on a regular basis. Based on this monitoring and in case any issues are identified, RMC engages the concerned editors to discuss any emerging concerns.
For fulfilling its mandate, the Rwanda Media Commission (RMC) in partnership with Institut Panos Grands Lacs (IPGL) for the implementation of the project “Elections, the media, civil society and democracy in Rwanda” (ELMS) financed by European Union wishes to recruit four (4) monitoring agents in charge of monitoring and assessing 8 Rwanda radios and 4 TV content using the newly established IT system to monitor the Rwandan media content for 3 months (June, July and August) in 2017.
- Conduct regular monitoring through the media monitoring system, using an agreed framework, to ensure professional and ethical compliance with Rwanda Journalists’ guidelines for election coverage and the Journalistic Code of Ethics as ratified by the General Assembly of journalists;
- Pinpoint specific aspects of media content as professional and/or ethical gaps that should form a basis for conversations between the RMC and editors/proprietors;
- Categorizing the media content within the electronic Media monitoring system;
- Propose the way forward in accordance with the media laws and code of ethics regarding the monitored content;
- Report to the Executive Secretary about any aspects of media content and/or trends that raise concerns regarding the Code of Ethics;
- Constantly review the monitoring framework and advise on appropriate adjustments to ensure an efficient and effective monitoring system;
- Compile regular reports from monitoring data, citing trends and themes in media ethics and professionalism.
- Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/communication or any other related field
- Knowledge of media and media related issues
- Knowledge of current media status in Rwanda
- Experience for one year at least in media monitoring
- Experience in using electronic media monitoring systems
- Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English (French being an added advantage)
- Excellent writing skills
- Ability to use basic statistical IT tools such as SPSS and Excel
- Disciplined person with high integrity
- Weekly categorization of talk shows from 8 radios and 4 TV captured within the monitoring equipment
- Daily report on classified content
- Daily report on monitored content showing weaknesses, areas to improve and strength with the Rwandan electronic media
- Final report clearly highlighting the areas where RMC should take a step ahead in its monitoring work
- Avail content to monitor once any case from the public regarding the Rwandan media content emerges
- Monitoring Agents will produce 7 monitoring reports on presidential election coverage, that is 2 reports per month and one compiled report
Means of verification
- Daily and weekly reports will be submitted on a weekly basis to the RMC Executive Secretary
- Categorized content will be stored in the main server for future use by RMC monitoring officers
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send an application letter, addressed to the Chairperson of the Rwanda Media Commission plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, copies of academic credentials, Copy of National ID and 3 referees to: firstname.lastname@example.org or hand delivered at RMC premises before 26th May, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Done at Kigali,
Rwanda Media Commission