Creatives Consultant – Cotabato (Filipino Nationals Only)


Action Against Hunger, a globally recognized humanitarian organization, has been combating hunger and its root causes for nearly four decades, operating in nearly 50 countries worldwide. Established in France in 1979, it operates as a non-governmental, non-political, non-religious, and non-profit entity. With a strong focus on the Philippines, Action Against Hunger has a proven track record of providing emergency, early recovery, and development assistance since 2000. The organization’s interventions encompass diverse areas such as livelihood diversification, health improvement, and disaster resilience-building, while prioritizing gender integration and women’s empowerment.

The Assisting the Most Vulnerable Communities and Schools Affected by Complex Emergencies Access Quality and Timely Humanitarian and Disaster Preparedness Services (ACCESS) Project, funded by the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), is a collaborative endeavor involving eight local and four international organizations─including Action Against Hunger. This project, addressing the urgent needs of vulnerable populations affected by conflicts and natural disasters, encompasses various sectors including food security, water sanitation, health, protection, and education in emergencies. With a focus on disaster preparedness and rapid response mechanisms, ACCESS aims to benefit over 104,800 individuals, particularly those recently displaced or affected by crises in Northern Mindanao, SOCCSKSARGEN, Caraga, and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), among others.

In the context of the BARMM, international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHR) play pivotal roles in safeguarding human dignity and rights during times of conflict and crisis. These legal frameworks, intertwined yet distinct, underscore the duty of states to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights, ensuring comprehensive protection for all individuals, especially the most at-risk groups. Additionally, the Islamic principles of international humanitarian law advocate for the humane conduct of armed conflict, emphasizing the protection of non-combatants and the preservation of human dignity.

In response to this, clear and impactful communication is essential for fostering understanding, trust, and cooperation among stakeholders. The Creatives Consultant will thus play a pivotal role in developing Information Education and Communication (IEC) / Behavioral Change Communication (BCC) materials that resonate with diverse audiences, adhere to branding guidelines, and inspire positive behavioral change through design and messaging. By harnessing the power of creative storytelling and visual communication, the consultant will help amplify the project’s impact, empower communities, and uphold humanitarian values in the face of adversity.


The Creatives Consultant will be working closely with the ACCESS Head of Project based in Cotabato City, as well as the Gender Protection Manager and Communications Manager based in Manila. The scope of work is:

  1. Collaborate with the Project Team, Gender and Protection Team, and Communications Team to understand project objectives, target audiences, and key messaging priorities.
  2. Develop inclusive IEC/BCC materials tailored to specific project interventions, ensuring alignment with Action Against Hunger branding standards and donor requirements.
  3. Conduct research and gather relevant data to inform the creation of compelling communication materials.
  4. Review and refine existing communication materials to enhance clarity, relevance, and impact, and provide relevant local translations as needed.
  5. Support the implementation of communication campaigns, events, and outreach activities as needed.
  6. Provide guidance and support to field staff on communication strategies and best practices.
  8. Coordinate with ACCESS Head of Project and IHL Activity Consultant on agenda and activity details.
  9. Coordinate with Gender & Protection Manager on key messaging of materials.
  10. Coordinate with Communication Manager on branding and project visibility guidelines and minimum requirements.

Action Against Hunger will require from the consultant the following:

  1. Development of International Humanitarian Law IEC/BCC Material designs including but not limited to social media cards, billboards, and flyers.
  2. All final file formats and editable versions of the materials must be turned over to Action Against Hunger Communications Department upon the end of the contract.
  3. At least two (2) photo stories following an impact story, with at least 20 high-resolution photos with respective donor and Action Against Hunger visibility; must have informative captions per photo, and corresponding signed consent forms.
  4. At least two (2) written human-interest stories / feature articles. Each article must have:
    • A minimum of 400 words
    • At least twenty (20) high resolution photos with donor and Action Against Hunger visibility
    • Signed consent forms.

Total consultancy days: 15 days in a month, in an on-call setup (based on work plan to be agreed between Action Against Hunger and consultant).


Action Against Hunger will provide:

  1. Relevant documents, primer, code of conduct, PSEA, security in the field, and other relevant institutional and program documents.
  2. Consultant will be integrated as part of the project implementation team
  3. Transportation support from Action Against Hunger Office to-and-fro field visit/activities only.
  4. Oversight to consultant
  5. Payment of the consultant upon successful completion and submission of agreed documents

The consultant has preferably the following key competencies:

  1. Proven experience in producing publications with innovative graphic designs with proficient use of software applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, etc.
  2. Experience in graphic production from start to published/printed product with knowledge of printing processes (offset and digital) and color management.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Tagalog, Maguindanao and Bisaya.
  4. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  5. Familiar with branding and visibility guidelines of Action Against Hunger and EU Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) is a plus.
  6. Ability to work under pressure and adapt to an evolving and complex humanitarian context and within multidisciplinary and different cultural background teams.
  • Consultant will provide for their own accommodation.
  • Consultant will provide for their own transportation.
  • Consultant will provide their own equipment relevant to the development of the required outputs.
  • Consultant must strictly comply with Action Against Hunger Security protocols.
  • All outputs must comply with Action Against Hunger Branding and Visibility Guidelines, and policies on Data Protection, Child Protection, Safeguarding, Gender, and other related policies.

The consultant should be available to work on weekends if needed.

Payment Terms are as follows:

  1. 50% upon signing of contract
  2. 50% upon completion of all validated deliverables required.

Note: The exact schedule may be subject to adjustments based on project requirements and logistical considerations. Regular communication with the Head of Project, Gender and Protection Manager, and Communications Manager will ensure alignment with project goals and timelines.

How to apply

Consultants are requested to submit their CV with letter of intent, and consultancy proposals indicating your date of availability and gross rate on or before 24 MAY 2024. Application should be sent to Joyce Anne Sandajan at jsandajan@ph.acfspain.orgkeep in cc Sitti Mhuriza Mamasalagat at and Theresa Besle at Kindly use “CREATIVES CONSULTANT” as the subject of email.

Action Against Hunger provides equal opportunities to candidates regardless of their origin, nationality, race, gender, regional, and sexual orientation. This vision aims to integrate equal treatment and opportunities among females and men in all processes and policies within the organization.

Action against Hunger is also committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work such as but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and/or financial misconduct; We expect all staff, consultants, service contractors and volunteers to share this commitment through endorsing our code of conduct and other related policies and only those who share our values and code of conduct will be recruited to work for us.

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