Terms of Reference for
Communication and Visibility Consultant
Improved Civil Society Capacity for Research Based Advocacy Project
The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities (CVC) coalition and Jamaica Civil Society Coalition (JCSC) received funding from the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights two (2) year project titled “Improved Civil Society Capacity for Research Based Advocacy”.
This intervention aims to strengthen the role played by civil society in Jamaica in promoting human rights and democratic governance. It will do this by building civil society capacity to monitor and advocate across a range of issues and, in particular, fortifying its response to violations of the rights of vulnerable populations including women.
The actions to be undertaken address the limited oversight capacity of Civil Society organizations (CSOs) as well as their limited ability to carry out the research required for policy critique and for the articulation of CSO policy positions and advocacy.
Data collection and research will be undertaken by CVC’s civil society partners on issues of relevance to their work. This will be coupled with independent research led by project partner, Jamaica Civil Society Coalition (JCSC). These will lead to the production and dissemination of multi-sectoral, multi-partner policy and issue briefs relating to governance and accountability in Jamaica.
General Communication Goal
The communications and visibility consultant shall give the required support to:
This activity targets: Policy Makers: in Cabinet, Parliament and the Civil Service; and, civil society organisations within the networks of CVC and JCSC as well as in the wider Jamaica. Secondary beneficiaries include the wider public who will be given a deeper understanding of the issues studied and possible policy responses.
Scope of Work
The consultant will be expected to:
The consultant, in collaboration with project staff and Steering Committee will ensure the project achieves effective communications activities and visibility. Specifically, the consultant will support the project outputs by means of;
20 working days spanning May 2016 – September 2017
The Consultant is expected to possess the following experience, skills, and personal characteristics:
Expression of Interest
Interested individuals should submit the following documents:
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 20, 2016
For further information contact:
Marlon Thompson/Andrea Chin See