Work for RSF

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is an international NGO that defends and promotes media freedom and has consultative status with the United Nations, UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the International Organization of the Francophonie.

With a headquarters in Paris, bureaux in 12 cities worldwide (including Washington, Brussels, Tunis and Rio de Janeiro) and a network of correspondents in 130 countries, we are able to mobilize support for our campaigns, to challenge governments and to wield influence.

Reporters Without Borders / Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) is recruiting

Call for interest : Construction of the social business plan of Radio Erena, an Eritrean radio station based in Paris


Radio Erena is the only independent Eritrean news radio station, that has been broadcasting from Paris since June 2009. The media is supported by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an organization that was founded in 1985 and which monitors respect for freedom of information.


Purpose of this assignment

Ever since its launch in June 2009, Radio Erena has relied on the support of RSF, which is responsible for financing and managing it, and doing its fund-raising. But Radio Erena now needs to become independent of RSF so that it can survive and develop in a completely autonomous manner. It is registered as a non-profit association in France. 


One of the main objectives at the moment is to make sure that the finances of the association will be ensured in the long term, and that all the available sources of financing are envisaged and exploited. The assignment thus aims at the following objective: to define a realistic and sustainable economic model for Radio Erena, and help implement it.



Preference will be given to applications by a consultant or group of consultants with proven expertise and proposing an appropriate work methodology.

The following skills are desired:

-        Expertise in the creation of social business plans, preferably for media and / or associations;

-        Experience in fundraising, and working with institutional, public or private donors;

-        Knowledge of media and, if possible, radio stations in particular;

-        Fluent spoken and written English.

The budget available for this assignment is €24,000 maximum, inclusive of all taxes. This has to include all the expenses required to execute the assignment (fees, possible travel expenses, etc.).


How to apply

Consultants interested in applying for the assignment of constructing a social business plan for Radio Erena association should express their interest by sending an email including the CV of the potential consultants, by 23 October (11.59 pm) at the latest to:



 The full terms of reference will then be communicated to them.