Hivos Job Consultant: Critical Digital Literacy Learning Guideline Development Anti - Hoax Project, Jakarta

Hivos is an international development organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. Founded in 1968 and inspired by humanist values, Hivos works in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East at a local, regional and global level, together with local civil society organisations in developing countries to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world. Through smart projects in the right places, Hivos opposes discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. The Southeast Asia Hub is located in Jakarta, Indonesia, with offices in the Philippines, and Timor-Leste. Hivos Southeast Asia Hub currently works with approximately 69 partners, under two clusters, OPEN and GREEN, and is active in networking, lobbying and exchanging knowledge and expertise. For its Hivos seeks qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of:

Title: Consultant for Critical Digital Literacy Learning Guideline Development Anti-Hoax Project

Duty Station: Jakarta, Indonesia

Duration: 1 (one) month from January to February 2019, with total maximum 20 working days

Report to: Coordinator Anti-Hoax Project

The early voters (17-35 years old) source most of information online through social media and news feed such as Instagram, Facebook and LINE Today.

Many of contents that are accessible online, indicate discrimination against minority groups as well as promote intolerant attitudes. Those contents are often posted in a form of hoax or disinformation provoking debates among the internet users. The dissemination of hoax contents online express discriminative tone and often incline to hate speech messages. Several research reports suggest that young people are vulnerable to be exposed by intolerant messages either online or offline.

To anticipate the effects of political contestation in 2019 on early voters, Hivos initiates an anti-hoax project. The project aims to effectively stimulate young people’s critical media literacy skills through a self-learning platform. The project has undertaken a mapping study to analyze current landscape of hoax prevention and to understand insights from young people as native social media users. The mapping reveals that reliable news websites are irrelevant for young people. Youth do not source information from legitimate news channels. They only consume information that appears in their timeline, feeds or inbox. They are not aware on how the information are served or popped up on their feeds.. On the other hand, they are more curious and evaluative in assessing social media contents although they never know and stumble into any fact-checking platforms. The youth we have been interviewed confirm they perform a self-driven fact-checking through platforms like Youtube and Google. Because they prefer audio-visual contents than textual ones, Youtube becomes their most favorite destination in finding first-hand information/contents. Align with the project’s assumption, youth also verify information through discussion with their peers and senior students.

The mapping result provides actionable points for developing learning guideline and platform process. The guideline will act as the main reference of principles and methods. It will be translated into several audio-visual materials (game, video, infographic, etc) to facilitate the students’ learning process. Following the Human-centered Design approach, the guideline and material development will involve a design thinking workshop with targeted students. Then it will continue with writing process, consultative feedback meeting with experts and advise the learning kit technical production

The Objectives of the activities are :
  • To co-create the learning materials with students as targeted users
  • To formulate a solid framework of critical digital literacy learning process

Responsibilities and Deliverables
The Consultant Responsibilities are :
  • Facilitate the students workshop with Human-Centered Design approach.
  • Create the critical digital literacy learning guide based on the mapping result and UNESCO’s Journalism, Fake News and Disinformation Handbook.
  • Collect and Provide relevant resources to support discussed topic.
  • Generate practical brief to guide the learning materials production.
Deliverables for this activities are:
  • Prototypes from the Human-Centered Design workshop
  • Critical Media Literacy Learning guide consists of:
    • Key concepts;
    • Learning goals;
    • Learning steps;
    • Evaluations;
    • Supporting resources and documents
The consultant will work for maximum 20 days. The development process will be carried out from January 21th - February 18 th, 2019.

We are seeking Individuals or organizations with the following qualities:
  • Have a 3-year minimum experience in developing participatory and creative learning guidelines, modules, and educational materials
  • Knowledgeable about digital/media literacy and internet governance subjects
  • Experience in developing digital/media literacy module is a plus
  • Demonstrate capacity of developing educational modules or guideline for youth
  • Present project portfolio comprising minimum three (3) relevant projects.
How to Apply
Interested parties must submit a Curriculum Vitae or organizational profile, a project portfolio comprising minimum three (3) relevant projects, a 1-page concept note of critical digital literacy for youth, and ¬rate fee to: aramadhon@hivos-rosea.org and hr.sea@hivos.org by 14 January 2019 with email subject: Critical Digital Literacy Learning Guideline Development Consultant