WWF-Laos Communications Strategy Development Consultant

The World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) in Laos is seeking the expertise of a consultant to develop a holistic, targeted, and achievable five-year Communications Strategy.

 

Duration: 3 months

Base Location: Vientiane, Laos / or Home Based

Reports to: Communications Manager, WWF-Laos 

 

Submission of Interest: Please submit the following to wwf-laos@wwf.org.la no later than 5 pm on 14 January 2021:
 

  1. A CV; 
  2. A cover letter outlining relevant communications strategy development experiences and your motivation for applying for this consultancy; 
  3. Any relevant work samples; 
  4. A proposed budget, including a brief rationale for costs. If applying as an organization, please include a breakdown of fees and the number of individuals involved. 

 

The three months consultancy fee will be considered according to the qualification of the consultant with a budget ceiling or not more than 5,000 US dollars. 

 

WWF-Laos is the local office of the WWF International Network, the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organization. It has more than 5 million supporters and offices active in over 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

 

WWF has been working in Laos since the late 1980s, with the official establishment of the country office in 2001. WWF-Laos’ mission for the next five years is to strive for “a future where we are recognized as the leading conservation organization in the country and strongly rooted in Laos; working in partnership with the government, local communities, and other key players towards a future where the people of Laos can thrive and live in harmony with nature.”

 

The objective of this assignment is to develop a five-year Communications Strategy aimed at “establishing WWF as the most trusted and well-known environmental organization in Laos, viewed as a key partner and conservation solution catalyst to communities, government, donors, and other NGOs.” Supporting documents — including a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) framework / indicators to assess progress towards communications goals, a one-year detailed work plan to implement the strategy, as well as a detailed budget required to implement the strategy — are also required. 

 

The communications strategy should support the delivery of WWF-Laos’ newly developed Country Strategy 2021-2025, ensuring that communications priorities, objectives, and approaches feed into the office’s overall long-term vision where “Laos’ unique biodiversity, cultural diversity, ecosystems and the services they provide are maintained or enhanced and contribute to the sustainable development and wellbeing of Laos, the Greater Mekong region and the planet as a whole.”

TERM OF REFERENCE: A full term of reference for this consultancy including the Scope of Work, Timeline, Expected Outcomes, Qualification, and others, can be downloaded from the attached file under 'Term of Reference