Functional title: Communications Strategist
Location : Remote
Deadline for applications: 23 June 2021 (Wednesday)
Period : Aug to Jan 2022 (Fixed term contract)
Duration of contract : 6 months
Since it was founded in 2009, APTN has grown to become a credible platform and voice for transgender people in Asia and the Pacific, working to ensure that their needs and rights are respected and fulfilled politically, socially, culturally and economically. The network serves as a platform for transgender people to advocate for access to health, legal gender recognition, legislative reform, social justice and human rights and to exchange information and strategies with each other.
About the position
Under the broad guidance of the Executive Director, assumes primary responsibility for assessing and developing communication strategies that enhance APTN efforts to influence and bring about change in the awareness, attitudes, behaviors and policies to advance the rights of trans people.
The Communications Strategist will lead the research and discovery process, consult with stakeholders to understand our unique audiences, facilitate discussions designed to develop comprehensive communication and advocacy strategies and ensure our brand and values are represented in all forms of communications. The Communications Strategist will develop a communications framework to increase the engagement of our community, partners, supporters, and donors, by designing and executing thoughtful and inspiring experiences that connect them with their impact through a variety of strategic communication channels and tools.
Community and Partnerships:
Duration of Assignment:
As per the objectives of the assignment and the scope of work, the time frame for this contract is for a maximum 6 months of work over the period from June to December 2021.
|Release ToR, Request for expression of interest + plan of execution with timeline, CV and Portfolio||Early Jun|
|Inception meeting with the selected consultant||Late July|
|0. Consultant to review all reading materials and assess/ audit APTN media platforms and to interview key stakeholders, partners, staff||Aug (1-5 days)|
|1. Consultant to circulate first draft Communications framework + online fundraising strategy||Mid Aug|
|2. Terms of reference for key positions for the communication team||End Aug|
|3.PPT trainings (both virtual and in-person) and assets to teach skils, impart knowledge and inform on guidelines for effective digital communications especially through social media.||End Sep|
|4. Templates for the communications and outreach materials like statements, press briefings etc. for specific audiences and other stakeholders (including Institutions, Governments, inter-agencies, policymakers, and the public)||Mid Oct|
|5. Database of digital fundraising platform and comms tools||End Nov|
|6. Report on the strategic communication and advocacy goals for reach and engagement through online and social media||End Jan 2022|
|End of Contract||End Jan 2022|
Provisions of monitoring and progress updates:
The Consultant(s) will directly report to the APTN team. The Team will communicate and work closely with the Consultant to ensure quality and timely delivery of expected outputs.
Knowledge and Skills:
How to Apply?
Individuals or Agencies are welcome to put in an expression of interest. Please send a plan of execution with timeline, CV and Portfolio to email@example.com with subject title: “Consultancy: Communications Strategist”.
APTN is an Equal Opportunities Employer. APTN adheres to a fair recruitment process, regardless of any individual or group characteristics, including gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sex characteristics, race, age, disability, ability, economic status, national origin, religion, ethnicity, and historical, cultural and geographic experiences.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex persons, transgender and gender non-binary persons, and persons from the Global South are especially encouraged to apply. Only qualified candidates will be notified.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org