Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is a humanitarian and development organization based in Birmingham, United Kingdom and has been working in more than 40 countries, providing humanitarian aid during emergencies and working for long-term development of world’s poorest people.
The IR Seasonal Food Distribution Programme consist of two projects both of which occur only once a year: First during the fasting month of Ramadan and second on the occasion of Eid ul Adha at the end of the ‘Hajj’ pilgrimage. The dates of these two projects rotate around the lunar year as their respective timing’s depend on moon sightings and so are not fixed. The overall aims of the Seasonal Programme are to: (a) Bring relief to people suffering food shortages and food related deficiency problems; (b) Address structural issues affecting the supply and sustainability of food resources; (c) Complement IRW’s overall relief and developmental activities.
For Ramadhan 2021 project will support the poorest families in terms of required food items for at least one month. This project is designed to support eligible beneficiaries and supplement their daily food intake and will potentially help the targeted economically challenged families to have sufficient food items for Seheri and Iftari during Ramadan period
To ensure smooth implementation of Ramadan 2021 engaging a Communications Consultant is a very critical strategy.
The main objective of the Communications Consultant is to successfully render the communications and media requirements of the pre, during, and post Ramadan 2021 food distribution activities.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Scope of Work and Expected Outputs
The main expected outputs are the following:
- Advises and guides the Ramadan 2021 in terms of its communications content, key messages, print, broadcast and social media handling.
- Develop and implement a pre, during, and post communications plan for the Ramadan 2021
2.1 Photo and video documentation of all activities from preparation (community meetings & coordination) to actual distribution of food items.
2.1.1 At least ten (10) action photos with captions to be posted on IRPH Facebook page and for uploading to the IRW Digital.
2.1.2 Secure consent for all photos, video and interviews gathered from target communities.
2.1.3 At least 3 social graphics featuring stories/ testimonials/ quotes from vulnerable sectors in target communities (women, PWD, elderly) for posting in the IRW Facebook Page.
2.1.4 Produce one 60-second video highlights of Ramadan for posting after the food item distribution and one 2-3 minute video summary of the Ramadan 2021 for posting after the breaking of the fast “Eid’l Fitr”.
2.2 Media liaising and raising awareness for the Ramadan 2021.
2.2.1 Arrange at least 2 broadcast media guesting featuring the IRW staff prior to the food distribution and/or media presence/coverage during the distribution.
2.2.2 Draft at least one news/feature article and for media release targeting media mileage/landing on at least 2 online news and at least 2 local and/or national prints prior to the food distribution, during the distribution, and after the fasting “Eid’l Fitr”.
2.2.3 Draft at least 3 human interest articles/stories for Ramadan 2021.
2.3 Participate in the Ramadan 2021 After Action Review.
- Experienced in photography, production of videos and infographics;
- Experienced in writing human interest stories and news articles;
- Willingness and ability to travel to the field; culturally sensitive and respectful of local norms and views of others
- Willingness to follow IRW’s norms and values without compromising personal beliefs and principles
- Good written and spoken English; able to understand and speak local dialect in the area is a requirement; able to speak other dialects is an advantage.
The Consultancy contract will be from March to April , 2021. Geographically, consultant will be covering the areas of operation for the Ramadan 2021. Communications Consultant will work closely with Communications Officer and Humanitarian Coordinator.
How to apply
Interested applicants can share their comprehensive resumes on or before 27 February 2021 to HR.Philippines@islamic-relief.org.ph.
Islamic Relief Worldwide is a humanitarian and development organization and working in livelihood WASH, and DRR sectors in line with our vision of a caring world where communities are empowered, social obligations are fulfilled, and people respond as one to the suffering of others. We work regardless of ethnicity, religion, political affiliation or gender.
Selection will be based on application letter, CV, interview, and other relevant documents (as requested). Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.