- Expressions of Interest will close on: 16 JANUARY 2023 at 5PM FIJI Time [GMT+12]
- Location of role: Based in any of these countries – Fiji, Solomon Islands or Vanuatu
- Term: 90 days maximum (January to July)
- Reporting to: Manager PACCCIL Project
- Terms Of Reference is available for download
- Please contact Recruitment Co-Ordinator Divono Vakatale for any questions: [email protected]
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CONSULTANCY – PACIFIC CLIMATE CHANGE COLLABORATION, INFLUENCING & LEARNING (PACCCIL) PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Oxfam is a world-wide development organization that mobilizes the power of people against poverty. In the Pacific, we work with our partners to ensure that Pacific Islander women and men (specifically those that are poor, marginalized or excluded) are leading and shaping their development and that their voices are heard, and acted on by those in power. Oxfam’s Pacific regional office is based in Suva, Fiji also serving as the Fiji country office and the base for remote cluster management of the Polynesia/Micronesia country office. We also have Country offices in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Oxfam in the Pacific (OIP) has embarked on a new regional climate change program in 2018 called the Pacific Islands Climate Change Collaboration, Influencing and Learning (PACCCIL) project. This is a four-year (2018 – 2022) project fully funded by the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) with a year of Project Extension granted in 2021 for the project to end in June 2023.
The project’s goal is to strengthen the influencing capacity of local civil society actors and networks to ensure that actions on climate change in the Pacific region is more effective, inclusive and collaborative. The project works with key climate change action networks in Vanuatu, Solomon Islands at the regional level, as well as facilitate the organizing and collective action of civil society actors in the Polynesia and Micronesia sub-regions against climate change.
To achieve its goal, the PACCCIL project has three key outcomes:
- Pacific civil society networks effectively influence national, regional, and global climate change and disaster policy and practice.
- Civil society, government and private sector collaborate on a range of climate change and disaster issues.
- Research, information, good practice, and evidence-based learning from the project is used to create climate smart policy and practice in the region
Purpose and Structure
Through PACCCIL, OiP provides financial support via funding of the Secretariat positions for VCAN and SICAN and certain activities from the financial year of 2018/19 to date. In the project Mid-Term Review a key recommendation alluded to the strengthening of Communications within the project to increase visibility as well as externally in relation to partner engagement. Strengthening the capacity of partners in Communications and Media to also increase visibility and credibility of partners. Through these recommendations the Project was able to justify a full-time position of a Project Communications Officer. However, this position was not fully activated as the project was utilizing the Regional Communications Support Officer for OiP who was also being remunerated under the project through a short-term consultancy for the Impact Stories Booklet as well as the Pre- COP and COP27 Engagement.
With those key work successfully implemented the project is now ready to work with communications personnel but through a consultancy contract. With the upcoming key activities underway for 2023 namely:
- The Redesign of PACCCIL
- Annual Reflection
- Learning Products Developed
- Exit Workshop
- Socialization of the CJ Strategy
- Project Report
The project is adamant that it will need a specialized and experienced Communications Personnel with Influencing Capacity for the final months of project implementation before the first phase comes to a close.
Scope of Work:
- Tasks and Activities:
The service provider is to deliver the following work:
- Provide the necessary technical Communications and Media support to OiP CJ Lead and PACCCIL Project Manager in the socialization of the CJ Strategy.
- Support the Project Manager in ensuring the communications and media work around the redesign is delivered according to the Terms of Reference and that stakeholders involved are well informed of the processes and plans.
- Work with the MEAL Coordinator in the planning and visibility of the Annual Reflection Event and activities relating to it.
- Lead in the consolidation of the PACCCIL Project Repot for Phase 1. This will include design and layout, content as well as providing look and feel samples for the report.
- Develop a Communications and Learning Strategy for PACCCIL 2.0
- Develop and Finalize Learning and Communications Products for the Project.
- Provide the necessary technical media and communications support on the Exit workshop of the Project.