Communication Consultant

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The Opportunity

Communication Consultant TORs – Malawi Country Office

Background

For more than 100 years, we have helped to ensure that the world’s most vulnerable children survive, learn and are protected. Every year, we reach tens of millions of children in 118 countries through our work.

Our work saves and improves children’s lives. We work to ensure children have healthcare, food and shelter, as well as learning and child protection services when children need it most. We are committed to helping all children achieve their full potential by ensuring they grow up healthy, receive a good education, and stay safe.

Securing children’s rights is the foundation of our work. We know that to ensure every child has the chance for a future their rights must be upheld.

Through our programming, emergency responses and advocacy, we put the most vulnerable children first, tackling the barriers to survival, learning and protection.

In Malawi, we have 32 active programmes/project across 24 districts.

Communicating our mandate, results, and children’s needs are crucial towards the achievement our goals. Such communications enhance visibility and reputation.

Objectives:

This consultancy will provide communications support to assist the Malawi Country Office package and disseminate information. Under the guidance of the Campaigns and Communications Manager, the consultant will develop communication products to promote and raise the profile of Save the Children in among target stakeholders.

Deliverables:

  1. Country Office Strategic Plan Versions:  Provided with information, the consultant shall design an eight paged and a one paged version of the country office strategy
  2. Thematic Strategic Goal Briefs and Slidedecks :  Provided with information the consultant shall produce, 5 (five) thematic briefs on country strategic goals, and branded slidedecks for the same
  3. Quarterly Success Videos:  – the consultant shall produce 5 thematic (Education, Health, Protection, Rights and Humanitarian) short video (2min each). In addition, the consultant will produce 1 (3min) overall video summarizing Save the Children Interventions and Successes in that quarter. This shall be done for the two remaining quarters of 2022 (July to Sept and Oct to December). The products shall be required by the 10th of the last month of every quarter
  4. Quarterly Success Stories:  a total of 10 success stories per quarter, each not more that 900words with accompanying pictures. This shall be done for the two remaining quarters of 2022 (July to Sept and Oct to December). The products shall be required by the 10th of the last month of every quarter
  5. Monthly Facebook Streaming Services  – the consultant shall track six agreed successes, produce and edit 10min videos for each. The edited videos will be streamed monthly.
  6. Design Project Specific Profiles  – Provided with information, the consultant shall design 2 paged brochures for the 32 active projects – these shall be submitted to Save the Children 20days after signing contract agreement
  7. Design Two-paged Summaries Innovations  – these shall be submitted to Save the Children 20days after signing contract agreement
  8. Capture Pictures and Develop a Picture Library  – A picture library shall be submitted to save the children by 30th September 2022. The consultant shall include existing pictures in the library. Save the Children shall share the existing pictures.

Education and experience

Education:

  • A Maters Degree in journalism, communications or other field.

Experience:

  • 10 years of work experience in the field of media relations, journalism or/and communication;
  • Proven excellent copy writing skills, and well as graphic designing, photography and videography skills

Competencies:

  • Outstanding communication, networking and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external actors
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Application Modality :

Send your expression of interest to email detailing business name, contact person and contacts. You will be shared a link through which you will submit your approach to the assignment, budget, experience, education and competencies by the  5th of August 2022.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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