Communication and Campaign Consultant for Voices for Just Climate Action

Region: Southeast Asia
Office: Remote
Hours: August – December 2022 (5 months) with maximum working days: 40 working days
Application deadline: August 12, 2022

Yayasan Hivos is an Indonesian organization affiliated with Hivos, born out of an active collaboration between Netherlands based Hivos and several like-minded Indonesian academics and civil society leaders who subscribe to the values and mission of Hivos. The purpose is to promote humanistic values in the social, economic, health, and cultural fields which is defined in terms of the ability for each individual to assess and decide independently and responsibly, the right to freedom, dignity and a passion to create a just and tolerant society.

Yayasan Humanis seeks qualified candidates for the position of Communication and Campaign Consultant for Voices for Just Climate Action.

Background

The mean global temperature has increased by +1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial baseline with increasingly frequent and extreme climatic events, threatening to drive another 100 million people into poverty by 2030.  Climate change affects the enjoyment of indivisible, interdependent and interrelated human rights, hitting the most vulnerable, the hardest and threatening to increase existing inequalities. Civil society needs to engage and have a voice to influence climate change policies. Business as usual will no longer suffice and is no longer appropriate.

In response, an alliance of 6 organizations: Hivos, WWF, Shack Dwellers International, Akina Mama and South South North have joined hands in running Voices for Just Climate Action program funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs focusing on climate change lobby and advocacy. This program is delivered in seven countries, including Indonesia starting 2021 for the next five years in close partnership with national and local civil society organisations. The five-year strategic objective of the alliance is “By 2025, local civil society groups have claimed a central role as empowered innovators, facilitators and advocates of climate solutions”.

AIM OF THE JOB

A strong narrative and a shared platform are necessary in order to effectively amplify the voice of local and national civil society for a just climate transition. To assist the growing VCA program, Yayasan Hivos is looking for a Communication and Campaign Consultant to help our VCA team. Under the supervision of the Country Engagement Manager, the consultant will support the VCA program on communication strategy, campaign strategies and implementation, advocacy and giving visibility to partner actions.

SCOPE OF WORK AND DELIVERABLES

  1. Develop and implement effective and integrated communication strategies and campaigns plans, aimed at informing the public of VCA initiatives.
  2. Monitoring and assessing campaigns, and developing performance indicators to measure their success Ensure that learning from monitoring and evaluations is incorporated in future work.
  3. Conduct research and investigation in order to inform strategic campaign direction and development.
  4. Maintain good knowledge on relevant campaign issues and provide expertise with respect to specialised campaign areas.
  5. Coordinate the development of communications materials and content to support the program’s goals and priorities, incl. editing stories, press releases, newsletters, brochures, factsheets, etc.
  6. Assis the team in conducting Narrative Assessment related activities for lobby and advocacy purpose.
  7. Assist VCA coalition partners to identify success and narrative stories from their work and ensure they are featured in relevant publications and platforms (website, social media, annual reports, external media).
  8. Act as the focal point of VCA Communication task force.
  9. Other task(s) as assigned by the Country Engagement Manager.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Indonesian individual consultant or consulting firm.
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism or a relevant field
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in campaign and communication to decision-makers in government and private sector, NGOs, and the broader public at national levels is required.
  • Technical knowledge in the key focus of the programme (climate justice) is desirable.
  • Experience with media and public relations or related field is required.
  • Experience in organizing dialogues, public consultations and communications campaigns is required.
  • Sound knowledge of environmental challenges on a global and country level
  • Strong communication skills, with an ability to draft and write documents.
  • Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • Work remotely, but must be available to travel/ attend meetings or events around Indonesia or online whenever necessary.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit your Expression of Interest (EoI), CV and expected salary/consultancy rate to hr@hsi.foundation no later than 12 August 2022 with ‘Communication & Campaign VCA Consultant’ as the subject of the email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Opened position for Indonesian nationality only.

For more information about Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial please visit https://hsi.foundation/