Short Term Communication Consultant for Platforms for Dialogue (P4D) Project

The British Council in Bangladesh invites applications for the position of a short-term communication consultant to support communications and social media campaign activities of its Platforms for Dialogue (P4D) project.  

P4D in Bangladesh is a three-year programme funded by the European Union (EU) and delivered by the British Council. Its aim is to harness, promote and affect collaborative dialogue between civil society and government of Bangladesh (GoB), ensuring the most marginalised groups in society participate. The programme has the following objectives:

Overall Objective:
To strengthen democratic ownership and improve accountability mechanisms in Bangladesh.

Specific Objectives:
To promote a more enabling environment for the effective engagement and participation of the citizen and civil society in decision making and oversight.

To achieve its objectives, P4D is organised around three converging Result Areas:

  • Result Area 1: "CSOs’ ability to influence government policy and practice raised through better accountability to and more effective representation of citizens’ interests";
  • Result Area 2:" Accountability and responsiveness of government officials raised through enhanced capacity building of decision makers and engagement with CSOs";
  • Result Area 3: "New tools and policy platforms for more effective dialogue between citizens and government are developed and utilised".

The successful candidate is expected to deliver following broad tasks:

Result area 1

  • Review and finalise P4D’s Social Marketing strategies (Target audience, channels and proposed activities), as per P4D’s brand and visibility requirements 
  • Review and finalize the design and content of project Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review and update generic project communication tools e.g. reporting formats, newsletter format, articles, blogs, success stories and case stories with a view to for showcasing success stories in an effective way.
  • Review and update P4D’s Communication Toolkit for training local partners and CSOs
  • Contribute to drafting year 2 project report.

Result Area 2

  • Develop scripts for four Public Service Announcements (or animation videos) and lead their production to be developed with a view to raising awareness on policy instruments.
  • Lead content development of strategic communications training for civil servants (training design, curriculum and content).
  • Review and update workshop design and implementation plan for media and civil society partners.

The successful candidate is expected to deliver following tasks:

Estimated Workload (days)
1. Social Marketing Strategy Review and update social marketing strategies (Target audience, channels and proposed activities)
2. Web site Review and update the structure
  Develop static content for the web site (sections like features, news etc)  
2. Social Media Review FB & Twitter channels of P4D and recommend further promotion activities
  Develop social media 52-week plan (for Year 3)
3. Civil Society highlight Develop communication content highlighting the work of local level civil society
4. Comms tools Manage development of PSAs for 4 policy instruments
  Review the design and content of Communication Toolkit.
  Develop infographic templates for reporting and communication
  Document activities in one-page story format
  Support development of 2/3 day Strategic Communications training for civil servants
5. Reporting Review draft Year 2 report and re-write it for clarity and user friendliness
  Support component leads in content writing for documenting relevant work in Year 2 report

And is required to have the following skills and experience:

  • Must have experience in developing communication tools, media campaign strategy and guidelines for donor funded development project, particularly EU funded project.
  • Must have creative writing skills for new media platforms e.g. Social media, blogs, website.
  • Knowledge and experience of developing and delivering communication (campaign or strategy) trainings.
  • At least 8 years’ experience working and leading communication in development or media projects.
  • Working experience and understanding of Bangladesh country context will be considered as an advantage.
  • Bachelor’s/Masters degree in journalism, communication or any other relevant subject.

Location and Duration                
No of position- 01 (Dhaka based, with possible field travel no more than 10% of the time)

Duration and workload: up to 90  working days between December 2018 and May 2019.

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Closing date: 9 December 2018