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P/CVE National Action Plan & Strategic Communications Consultant

Reports to Program Manager
Department Dialogue and Communications
Location Remote
Deadline 28 December 2021

The P/CVE National Action Plan & Strategic Communications Consultant will support the development of an effective communication strategy under the Dialogue and Communications Department and report to the Program Manager.

The Department is responsible for a dedicated platform to facilitate focused discussion and collaboration among national and local actors, civil society, researchers, and community leaders involved in CVE.

Send a short cover letter and two-page CV to  hr@hedayah.ae, along with two writing samples of communications strategies, no later than 28 December 2021 with the following subject: “P/CVE NAP Consultant (Kyrgyzstan)”

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct desk research for background on strategic communications and generate recommendations in relation to the implementation of P/CVE National Action Plans;
  • Assist the Dialogue and Communications (D&C) team in drafting the communications strategy that complements the National Action Plan;
  • Work with other consultants and/or SMEs in the development of the communications strategy;
  • Ensure that the communications strategy is part of Hedayah’s Integrated Communications CVE programs approach;
  • Draft reports according to donor country’s requirements;
  • Meet program deliverables on time;
  • Manage stakeholder relationships in-country (this could include government, donor community, CSOs, NGOs, non-state actors, etc.;
  • Work with the D&C team to develop strategic relationships and partnerships with stakeholders around the world involved in P/CVE National Action Plans and/or other programming;
  • Develops effect monitoring & evaluation plan;
  • Participates in bi-weekly calls with Dialogue and Communications team (more if required);
  • Writing sections of the final deliverables of the project; and

Requirements

  • At least five years of related professional experience and expertise in Strategic Communications, Communications development, campaigns development, (preferably at least three or four years of experience in P/CVE and or CT);
  • Experience in Project Management;
  • Experience in Strategic Communications development;
  • Experience in designing and implementing communications plans;
  • Preferably, working Experience in Kyrgyzstan and/or Central Asia on CVE, and/or security and/or community engagement and/or communications and/or media and information literacy; and
  • The person will be working remotely.

Qualifications

M.A. or Ph.D. in Strategic Communications, International Development, International Relations, Security and Counter-Terrorism/CVE Studies, Peace Studies, Media, Journalism and/or related field

Key Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Fluent in oral and written English;
  • Familiarity with Kyrgyz and/or Russian is a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability working on projects related to drafting complex communications strategies;
  • Proven track record as a project manager and experience with managing budgets, project timelines and monitoring & evaluation plans;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders including government officials, policymakers, community leaders and actors, NGOs, practitioners and experts;
  • Able to work independently, as well as within a team;
  • Constructively managing internal and external relationships with diplomacy, cultural sensitivity and discretion;
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an international, multi-cultural and professional environment as a crucial member of a team;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to achieve results in a timely manner;
  • Self-motivated, flexible, creative, and ability to work independently to find solutions; and
  • Willingness to travel, including to the UAE, if required.

Package

  • Flexible hours with the possibility to work remotely.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience.