ECOWAS Communications Consultant at Pact Nigeria

Pact is an international non-governmental organization with headquarters in Washington DC, USA. Pact has been in Nigeria since 2005, and currently implements donor funded development projects across the country in the area of Health, integrating livelihoods, capacity development, and governance systems.We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: ECOWAS Communications ConsultantLocation: NigeriaDepartment Name: Program AdvancementBackgroundPact, as a subcontractor to Tetra Tech ARD, is part of a consortium that includes the Palladium Group, Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), PCI Media Impact (PCI) and currently supports the implementation of the West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) program.The WA BiCC Program will run through May 2020 and has been designed to counter the threats that wildlife crime, climate change, environmental degradation, and biodiversity loss poses to human and natural systems in West Africa.WA BiCC supports partnering organizations to transition into more effective and efficient agents of fund management and project implementation. The Directorate of Environment of the Economic Community of West African States Environment (ECOWAS) and WA BiCC are collaborating to develop new or improve existing systems aimed at improving the overall performance of the structure in promoting environmental policies in the region but also in maintaining efficient coordination and communications among partners.To answer to these needs, WA BiCC and the ECOWAS Directorate of Environment are seeking the support of a consultant to develop a Communications Strategy covering the needs of the Directorate and more specifically the implementation of the environmental policy and strategies - including a section dedicated to the Climate Change Programme.ObjectivesThe purpose of this activity will be to develop the Communications Strategy of the Directorate of Environment tailored to the needs of the Directorate in promoting and coordinating regional activities within the framework of the implementation of the ECOWAS Environmental Policy.The Communications Strategy will also include a section dedicated to the Climate Change Programme including specific targets, objectives and a dedicated budgeted action plan.This section will focus on awareness raising and information sharing to promote integration of climate change issues in the national development planning as well as to promote the implementation of the Paris Agreement and a knowledge base on best and available practicesDuties and ResponsibilitiesThe identified consultant will work in close collaboration with the Directorate identified focal point and in collaboration with the WA BiCC-supported Advisor and WA BiCC Communications Unit to reach the following specific objectives:1.) Develop the Communication Strategy including the strategic and operational axis:Assess the needs for internal and external communication and information sharing of the Directorate in consultation with identified stakeholders such as the ECOWAS Communication Directorate and the WA BiCC Communications Unit and the relevant regional organizations in West Africa;Develop a comprehensive and integrated Communications Strategy for the Directorate with a section specifically dedicated to the initial activities of the Climate Change Programme.2.) Develop Action Plans and Implementation Framework:Develop specific Action Plans, Implementation Frameworks and Budgets for the implementation of the Directorate’s and Climate Change Programme’s Communications Strategies;Consult with all the identified stakeholders to collect and integrate feedback and comments on the Strategy;Facilitate and support the organization of the Communications Strategy internal validation workshop;Develop and provide a training on social media and advocacy to the staff of the Directorate.3.) Propose resource (technical and financial) mobilization options and recommendations to support the implementation of the Action Plans:Provide recommendation on the action plans’ coordination framework for the implementation of the Directorate’s and Climate Change Programme’s Communications Strategies;Provide recommendations on communications materials and tools to be developed to support the implementation of the Communications Strategy;Provide recommendations on capacity building at the internal level and among stakeholders to guarantee the implementation of the Communications Strategy;Provide recommendations on options to mobilize resources at the internal level and among stakeholders to guarantee the implementation of the Communications Strategy.Deliverables:Inception Note resulting from the inception meeting including a personal work planList of classified targets groups, networks, platforms and initiatives to be integrated into the Communications StrategyGeneral Framework of the Communications StrategyFinal Communications Strategy including actions plans integrating all the feedbackFinal recommendations for implementationTraining report 

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