FHI 360 has been responding to the disaster in Yemen since 2018, implementing humanitarian response activities along the Western Coast of the Ta’izz and Hodeidah governorates. FHI 360’s project delivers integrated, facility-based humanitarian interventions in the health, nutrition, and WASH sectors, designed to meet the most pressing needs of both the host communities and internally displaced persons in areas of southern Yemen affected by the ongoing conflict. Activities increase access to primary health care, such as maternal and reproductive health services, improve the nutritional status of the most vulnerable groups, including pregnant and lactating women and children under age five, and rehabilitate the WASH infrastructures of the health facilities to ensure high-quality and sanitary treatment.
Scope of Work
Creation and delivery of stories, photographs, memorandums, organizational materials and announcements, events, and other deliverables pertaining to organizational communications to current and potential donors and the general public. Focuses on developing and delivering clear, concise and coordinated organizational messaging across multiple communications vehicles and on fostering opportunities. Works across all communications platforms, including email, website, social media platforms and company intranet. Serves as project manager for assigned projects, ensuring quality and smooth production from start to finish of the project. Assist the Response Coordinator in showcasing and presenting FHI360 mission in Yemen to external audiences. Plans and coordinates meetings and events as needed. Must adhere to all FHI 360 procedures regarding corporate communications.
- Researches, interviews beneficiaries, health facility staff, writes and edits a broad range of communications that promote the activities of the organization.
- Work with the community leaders to identify the gaps in services that they believe exist.
- Provides publicity and promotional support for special events and community outreach activities.
- Develops and implements communications and public relations strategies to promote and publicize a variety of departmental projects, services and programs.
- Prepares a variety of promotional and informational materials, including articles, bulletins, websites, pamphlets, and other related media material.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Complete 10-12 interviews with beneficiaries, health workers at field sites, and FHI 360 staff to collect experiences and impressions from the field.
Produce 3-5 program success stories of approximately one page each, with photos.
Produce 10-15 personal profiles of health facility and FHI 360 staff highlighting their personal stories.
Draft content for 5-7 tweets on FHI 360’s work in Yemen, in conjunction with Corporate Communications.
Create a plan for and provide promotional support for special events and community outreach activities within the consultancy period. Events may include occasions such as International Day of Families (A/RES/47/237) or International Day of Living Together in Peace (ref. https://www.un.org/en/sections/observances/international-days/ for possible events).
Produce updated long-form and short-form capabilities statements on FHI 360’s work in Yemen.
Provide a collection of 15-20 professional photographs from the field for FHI 360’s use, with any required photo release forms.
Location of Work
Aden/Mokha, Yemen. Mokha, the field site office, is approximately 4 hours from Aden.
Important Note: Yemen has been designated by FHI 360 as high risk or extreme risk and poses a heightened risk or direct threat to personal safety. Applicants should research this location and the associated risks before submitting an application.
Level of Effort: Three months
Period of Engagement: May – July 2020
Travel and shared accommodation is provided.
- Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent • English, Journalism, Public Relations or Related Field.
- Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with donors, staff and the general public.
- Knowledge of principles, theories, and methods of communications, public relations, and journalism.
- 2-5 years of writing, editing, and publications experience.
- Strong understanding/awareness of working in hostile environments.
- Prefer 3-5 years working in a hostile environment in an Islamic country.
- Prior experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to write, edit, and manage all facets of presentation material.
- Ability to work based on deadlines and write effectively for the appropriate audience.
- Fluency in verbal and written English **
- Fluency in Arabic is strongly preferred. **
Proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria:
Interview and Writing experience
Hostile environment experience
Humanitarian principles knowledge and expertise
Consultancy experience with similar organizations
Timetable and Address for Submission
Applications must be prepared in English and delivered electronically by 11:59PM EDT on March 9, 2020. Please send by email to CrisisResponse@fhi360.org with subject line “Communications Consultant - Yemen.”
Please submit the following:
- Cover letter (max one page) summarizing experience
- Current CV
- Name and contract details of two professional references
- Your consulting daily rate. Please note that rate should be all inclusive; no separate hazard pay or daily allowance will be provided.
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- FHI 360 reserves the right to waive minor proposal deficiencies that can be corrected prior to award determination to promote competition**