Consultant as Communications Specialist
The global ocean has been heavily polluted with plastics. The World Economic Forum predicts there will be more plastic than fish (by weight) in the ocean by 2050. With 265 million people and as ASEAN’s largest economy, Indonesia is a key player to reduce plastic waste, regionally and globally. The country’s growing economy and archipelagic geography have led to high levels of plastic leakage into the sea, rivers, and other ecosystems to the point where it affects public health and important economic sectors such as tourism and fisheries. To achieve the balance of economic growth and the ocean’s health, The National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP) aims to accelerate the establishment of circular economy solutions to plastic waste.
Specifically, the project aims to tackle one of the most difficult and pressing challenges facing our global commons – plastics pollution – the plastic pollution of rivers, deltas, and the ocean. NPAP brings together top leaders from government, private sectors, and civil society organizations to contribute to achieving Indonesia’s ocean plastic reduction target in the ocean (by 70% by 2025).
WRI Indonesia is the host of Indonesia’s NPAP secretariat, a bold neutral platform responsible for coordinating and facilitating the public-private partnerships working to free the world from plastic waste and pollution. In the process, WRI Indonesia works closely with the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment. More information about the project can be seen here.
As part to communicate the effort that WRI Indonesia undertakes in these projects, WRI Indonesia needs an experienced communications consultant to work with the project and the communications team to develop and deliver the communications and engagement strategy. During the contract period, the consultant will work under the NPAP program led by WRI Indonesia.
- Lead and develop the NPAP communications strategies and creative campaigns together with the communications team and GPAP. The communication strategy and creative campaigns including but not limited to communications materials development, events management, media engagement, video development, writing, and social media engagement.
- Actively support the team to provide communications tools (slide deck, letters, etc) and ensure make sure the team equipped with the right and aligned message through the right medium
- In coordination with WRI Communications team and line manager to manage the implementation of communications strategies for reports, events, conferences, and news opportunities including media content
- Work with the Communications team, RDI Manager, and Program Managers to develop, design, and implement communication vehicles and materials to make sure messages are delivered through the right medium. Materials include but not limited to advertisements, videos, brochures, press releases, slide decks, letters, etc.
- Develop ideas, write, and edit a variety of internal and external materials, such as blog posts, media materials, newsletters, op-eds, website content, and more.
- Adhere to WRI’s communications style guide, ensuring that we produce high-quality communications products.
- Arrange and coordinate press events, including but not limited to: press conferences or media briefing for publication launches, round-table discussions, meetings, and other announcements
- Engage with third-party vendors and consultants
Monthly consolidated report on delivery, achievement, and lessons learned. Other deliverables include but not limited to:
- NPAP communications strategies development and implementation
- Activation implementation and analysis report of each activity.
- Minutes of Meeting from the stakeholders' engagements undertaken during the course of the project
- Communications materials development such as video (in coordination with the third party), press release, blog, op-eds, website content, or slide deck
- Draft social media content
- The ideal candidate will have bachelors or master’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or other relevant fields;
- Professional experience of at least three years in communications;
- Experience in working with a content management system (CMS) preferred;
- Experience in working with reporters or members of the media (and established media contacts) preferred;
- Interest and experience in sustainability, energy, or other natural resources-related issues in Indonesia preferred;
- Experience and proven ability to communicate effectively with Indonesian government officials (national or sub-national);
- Articulate, versatile, highly skilled writer with professional writing experience (professional clips or writing samples preferred);
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced office environment, both independently and as part of a team;
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to encourage collaboration with other programs, international offices, and partners;
- Understanding of social media and how to use it to impact audiences;
- Ability to think creatively and collaboratively about all elements of communications work;
- Visual skills, such as photography, graphic design, and Adobe Photoshop are desirable;
- Adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and able to manage multiple deadlines and deliver high-quality work products;
- Fluency in both Bahasa Indonesia and English, with a strong emphasis on written and spoken communications (additional language skills are welcome);
- Legally able to work in Indonesia.
Period of Work
This position is expected to start immediately with an initial contract up to 30 September 2021
Terms of Payment
Daily rate consultant with a maximum of 18 (eighteen) working days per month.
Must have the authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.
Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.
Consultant rate: Consultant rate is commensurate with experience and skills.
Qualified applicants should apply online through the WRI career portal to be formally considered.
Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 21 June 2021. We will close the advert earlier when the best candidates are identified at earlier dates.
This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.
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