NORCAP seeks a Communications Specialist consultant for the development of analysis and communication products for the the inter-agency Protection Standby Capacity Project (ProCap) and Gender Standby Capacity Project (GenCap), managed by OCHA in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council.
The inter-agency ProCap and GenCap projects deploy senior protection and gender experts as independent, inter-agency resources to support the protection and gender equality programming efforts of the humanitarian system, in addition to providing capacity development, policy advice and guidance on best practices.
Through further consolidation of the projects’ MEL frameworks, the projects are gathering good practices from qualitative evidence, and drawing lessons to ensure greater sustainability of interventions.
The objectives of the assignment are to strengthen the projects’ communication function, through:
- clearly articulating the outcomes and impact of the projects (e.g., positive case studies/stories; best practices);
- producing relevant and robust analysis on gender and protection in specific country contexts to inform high-level and system-oriented discussions.
To note that the purpose of the assignment is not to develop a comprehensive Communication Plan and/or Strategy for the projects.
Applicants are evaluated according to the following knowledge, skills and experience:
- At least five years of work experience related to journalism and communication, as a specialist and/or consultant working with advocacy/press/media/outreach in an international NGO or in the private or public sector.
- Good knowledge of and strong interest in protection and gender equality, including in humanitarian crisis settings.
- Excellent creative/journalistic writing skills, and creative approach to communications.
- Ability to conceptualise and develop concise information products.
- Ability to produce robust analysis for advocacy efforts.
- Strong organisational skills.
- Excellent written communications in English.
- Dynamic self-starter able to work with minimum supervision.
- Experience applying qualitative research methods. (desirable)
- Experience working on advocacy in the humanitarian sector. (desirable)
- Fluency in French and/or Spanish. (desirable)
How to Apply
- The CV of the applicant.
- A covering letter or expression of interest -highlighting experience relevant to the assignment, and the reasons for interest in the work.
- A technical proposal with suggested approach, timeline, and itemized budget. Applicants should include all costs. This is inclusive of VAT or any other tax responsibility.
- Examples or links to similar work.
- The names of at least 2 previous clients to contact for references.
Please see the full Terms of Reference for more details and application procedures. Proposals should be submitted by Monday 15 August 2022.