P/CVE National Action Plan & Strategic Communications Consultant (Tajikistan)

The P/CVE National Action Plan & Strategic Communications Consultant will support the development of an effective communication strategy under the Dialogue and Communications Department and reports to the Program Manager. The Department is responsible for a dedicated platform to facilitate focused discussion and collaboration among national and local actors, civil society, researchers and community leaders involved in CVE.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct desk research for background on strategic communications and generate recommendations in relation to the implementation of P/CVE National Action Plans;

  • Assist the Dialogue and Communications (D&C) team in drafting the communications strategy that complements the National Action Plan.

  • Work with other consultants and/or SMEs in the development of the communications strategy;

  • Ensure that the communications strategy is part of Hedayah’s Integrated Communications CVE programs approach;

  • Draft reports according to donor country’s requirements;

  • Meet program deliverables on time;

  • Manage stakeholder relationships in-country (this could include government, donor community, CSOs, NGOs, non-state actors, etc.;

  • Work with the D&C team to develop strategic relationships and partnerships with stakeholders around the world involved in P/CVE National Action Plans and/or other programming; and

  • Develops effect monitoring & evaluation plan;

  • Participates in bi-weekly calls with the D&C team (more if required);

  • Writing sections of the final deliverables of the project; and

  • Manage time effectively to meet tasks within budgeted hours;

Requirements

  • At least 10 years of related professional experience and expertise in Communications, International Relations, Security Studies, Journalism, Political Science, (preferably at least 3 or four years of experience in P/CVE and or CT);

  • Experience in Project Management;

  • Experience in Strategic Communications development;

  • Experience in designing and implementing a National Action Plan;

  • Working Experience in Tajikistan on CVE, and/or security and/or community engagement and/or communications and/or media and information literacy; and

  • The person should be based in Tajikistan or in the wider Central Asia region and eligible to work in the country as a consultant.

 

Qualifications

  • M.A. or Ph.D. in Strategic Communications, International Development, International Relations, Security and Counter-Terrorism/CVE Studies, Peace Studies, or related field.

Key Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • Fluent in oral and written English;

  • Familiarity with Tajiki and/or Russian;

  • Demonstrated ability working on projects related to drafting complex communications strategies.

  • Proven track record as a project manager and experience with managing budgets, project timelines and monitoring & evaluation plans.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders including government officials, policymakers, community leaders and actors, NGOs, practitioners and experts;

  • Able to work independently, as well as within a team;

  • Constructively managing internal and external relationships with diplomacy, cultural sensitivity and discretion;

  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure;

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; and

  • Demonstrated ability to work in an international, multi-cultural and professional environment as a crucial member of a team;

  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to achieve results in a timely manner;

  • Self-motivated, flexible, creative, and ability to work independently to find solutions; and

  • Willingness to travel, including to the UAE, if required.

Package

  • Flexible hours with the possibility to work remotely.

  • Compensation commensurate with experience.

  • The recruit shall start beginning of January 2021. The consultancy contract is for a period of two years and remuneration will be based on deliverables.

Send a short cover letter and CV to  hr@hedayah.ae no later than 30 November 2020 with the following subject: “P/CVE NAP Consultant (Tajikistan)”