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Call For the Consultancy Services to Conduct Survey on Current Prevalence and Mechanisms to Prevent or Deal with Sexual Harassment, Sexual Corruption and Efforts of Gender Mainstreaming in the Media of Tanzania



Tanzania Media Women’s association (TAMWA) is a non-partisan, non-profit sharing professional media membership association registered in 1987 under the society’s ordinance cap 337 of 1954 with registration number so 6763. The association also in 2004 complied with the new non-governmental organizations’ (NGO) law of 2002 with 0NGO1886 registration number. Our mission is to advocate for women and children’s rights by conducting awareness raising activities for cultural, policy and legal transformations in the society through the use of media. We envision having peaceful Tanzania environment which respects human rights from a gender perspective.



TAMWA is implementing a ten months (April 2023- December 2023) project with   support from International Media Support -IMS, to enhance safety and security of women journalists in the media industry and to contribute to the creation of an enabling environment for the safety and security of journalists in Tanzania generally.

The main goal of this project is to create an enabling environment for gender-sensitive, responsive and inclusive journalism in the media houses of Tanzania, so as to strengthen women and young people’s attainment of their fundamental human rights, by empowering and advocating for women and youth journalists presence in decision-making. Enhance strong commitments to adherence with women’s human rights at all levels and thereafter propose and support better mechanisms to address the matter through various activities within the media houses.

The project seeks to increase women's participation and representation in the media, improve media content with gender lens, prevent sexual harassment and sexual corruption in the newsroom by advocating for in house and countries laws and regulations that promote good governance and protect journalists' rights.


The purpose of these Terms of Reference (ToR) is to outline the objectives, scope, and methodology for conducting a baseline survey on sexual harassment and gender mainstreaming within media houses in Tanzania. This survey aims to assess the prevalence, nature and impact of sexual harassment and sexual corruption incidents, as well as the existing policies and mechanisms for addressing and preventing such incidents within media organizations, in the context of gender mainstreaming within and through the media.


  1. Collect information to understand what has been achieved in relation to gender mainstreaming, sexual harassment and sexual corruption experienced by journalists in media houses from previous interventions.
  2. Assess the existing policies, procedures, and mechanisms in place that intend to prevent and address sexual harassment and sexual corruption within media organizations and provide recommendations for improvement.
  3. Identify the factors contributing to the occurrence of sexual harassment and sexual corruption incidents and its impact on the well being and professionalism.
  4. Assess the status of gender mainstreaming in media houses and the reach of gender mainstreaming interventions.
  5. Assess factors that contribute to gender inequalities in decision making position
  • SCOPE :

      The baseline survey should include, but not be limited:

  1. a) To review of existing laws, policies and guidelines related to preventing and addressing sexual harassment within media houses.
  2. b) To development and administration of a comprehensive questionnaire
  3. c) Data collection.
  4. d) Analysis of collected data to generate significant findings and trends.
  5. e) Identification of best practices and lessons learned from other industries or organizations in addressing sexual harassment and sexual corruption.
  6. f) Preparation of a comprehensive report within the given period.

The survey should employ a mixed-methods approach, utilizing both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The following steps should be undertaken:

  1. Desk review: Review existing policies, procedures, and relevant literature on sexual harassment, sexual corruption and gender mainstreaming in the media industry.
  2. Questionnaire development: Design a comprehensive questionnaire with regards to the survey methodology.

     The following deliverables are expected:

  1. Inception report: Provide a detailed work plan, including timelines, sampling strategy, and data collection tools within x days of project initiation.
  2. Draft report: Submit a comprehensive draft report for review and feedback within two weeks of data collection completion.
  • Final report: Incorporate feedback and submit the final report, including all relevant annexes, and appendices, within two weeks of receiving feedback on the draft report.
  1. Clear field work story telling pictures and documented testimonies

The organization or consultant responsible for conducting the baseline survey should possess the following qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated experience in conducting similar surveys on sensitive topics, preferably in the media industry or related sectors.
  2. Strong understanding of gender issues, sexual harassment, sexual corruption and organizational dynamics.
  • Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  1. Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
  2. Respect for ethical considerations and ensuring the confidentiality of participants
  3. Masters Degree/PhD in media and communications or other relevant Social Science field.
  • Interested applicants are invited to submit the following:
  • Expression of interest (EoI) with a statement that shows experience related to the advertised assignment (s) with a CV (max two pages)
  • Estimated budget/costs for undertaking the assignment, including daily rate (fee and anticipated field expenses)
  • An example of three similar projects completed with the last three years including details of references.
  • State if you have EFD receipt or not.



The consultancy fee will include travel and accommodation expenses in Mwanza, Arusha, Morogoro, Dodoma, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. The estimated timeline for completing the baseline survey is two months (July–August) from the project initiation date.

  • Deadline for submission July 5, 2023.

Applications in sealed envelopes should be directed to:

The Executive Director

Sinza Mori Road,

PO Box 8981,

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Or through emails to:

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Note: Only short-listed applicants concerning the available opportunities will be contacted.

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