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Digital and Media Literacy for NGOs Training Program Request for Bids

The purpose of this solicitation is to seek out a contractual provider to draft, implement, monitor, and report on the virtual Digital and Media Literacy for NGOs Training Program. The contractual provider will draft and edit a training curriculum for NGO personnel on digital and media literacy, source other trainers and experts, conduct virtual training sessions, engage participants in interactive learning, and monitor and report on participant learning and growth in relation to training program objectives and goals.


A successful bid will also include a plan for promotion and branding of the program, including visual documentation of the training program through videos and other means. The deadline for proposals is October 24, 2020. Proposals should be no longer than two narrative pages; proposals should also include a separate proposed budget and budget notes. Proposals should be sent to: akyn Ausherman (lakyn.ausherman@worldlearning.org)



Statement of Work
A.    Overview
The Digital and Media Literacy for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Training Program aims to address the need for NGO personnel to further incorporate digital and media literacy tools into their workplaces in order to promote critical thinking as well as active and responsible citizenship. This training program on digital and media literacy is designed to enable NGO personnel to analyze, evaluation, and create effective messages in a wide variety of digital mediums. The program will also highlight the effectiveness of each medium and its use case for NGO purposes.

This program aims to target NGO personnel (staff, leadership, or volunteers) and to prepare participants with the skills needed to operate in the digital world. The training program will consist of up to 80 individuals from Eastern and Central Europe and will take place entirely virtual for a total of 36 contact hours over four weekends in November-December 2020.

After this training, participants will be able to:
1.     Analyze, evaluate, and create effective messages in a wide variety of digital mediums
2.     Understand and be able to implement basic internet security practices
3.     Articulate importance of fighting disinformation
4.     Promote their work through the effective use of digital technologies

Training activities should include:
  • Specialized virtual training sessions on the following topics: social media campaigns; digital storytelling; internet security; media literacy and disinformation; adult learning and other topics related to media and digital literacy for NGOs
  • On-going evaluation of participants related to learning objectives and overall program goals
  • Online and virtual support during the training program for participant questions and concerns
  • Exercises, small group projects, and other virtual activities before, during, and after virtual sessions to engage participants in interactive learning
  • A final project developed by participants involved in the training program that showcases how they will use and build on the information and skills gained during the program, due one month after the end of the training

Proposals should also include:
  • Technical specification and details for web-based virtual training platform(s) that can accommodate up to 100 users in addition to knowledge management
  • Proposed guest expert presenters for live sessions throughout course
  • Outline of course promotion and communication plan including final video illustrating program delivery
  • Proposed staff for online course development, delivery, facilitation, and document creation
  • Budget outline and budget notes

Reporting for this proposal will include regular communication throughout the program design and delivery phase in addition to a final report on the outcomes of the training program. This final report should include any qualitative and quantitative evaluation measures taken before, during, and after the training program to show participant growth and learning.

The deadline for proposals is October 24, 2020. Proposals should be no longer than two narrative pages; proposals should also include a separate proposed budget and budget notes. Proposals should be sent to:  Lakyn Ausherman
lakyn.ausherman@worldlearning.org
Program Coordinator, Professional Exchange & Global Networks 
World Learning