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Consultancy: Communication strategy/planning and implementation consultant for Children on the Move proposal

Posted on September 14, 2018 by Save the Children


Deadline for registration: September 30, 2018

Consultancy start date: ASAP until December the 31st 2018 the latest.

Name of the consultancy:

Communication strategy/planning and implementation consultant for Children on the Move proposal

Background

Childhood in situations of migration and displacement in the Northern Triangle of Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) to the United States has increased in the last few years. One of the elements that has characterized these recent times is a continuous growth in the number of unaccompanied children and adolescents (C&A) migrating, as well as an increase in migrant families with children, principally young women with their children.

The presence of children and adolescents has been a challenge for the authorities, due to the need to articulate and strengthen systems and mechanisms to attend to the special protection these groups need, in accordance with international human rights standards.

In 2014, when the humanitarian crisis of children in a situation of human mobility from the Northern Triangle of Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) and Mexico towards the United States was declared, Save the Children for Latin America and the Caribbean developed a regional strategy to respond to this situation. The essential components of response to this crisis were the prevention of forced migration, addressing the causes such as violence, poverty and lack of access to food and basic services in populations at high risk of migration. Another component was Protection through the strengthening of national and local protection systems for children and adolescents throughout the migratory route, including detained and repatriated children and adolescents. And finally, the elaboration of an advocacy plan that would place the problems of children in a situation of human mobility on the national and regional political agenda.

Two years after of the Regional Strategy on Children on the Move for Latin America, we highlight the importance of developing different regional and national projects to respond to the situation of violence, lack of opportunities in the countries of origin and the protection needs of children and adolescents in the countries of the Northern Triangle.

Over the course of these two years, Save the Children has tried to make visible the situation of migrant children and adolescents to make known the difficulties that children and adolescents face throughout the migratory process, emphasizing the causes that cause migration and the reintegration to their communities at the time of return.

Justification

Within the framework of the regional strategy for migrant and displaced children, one of the objectives has been to promote the voices of migrant and displaced children and adolescents and contribute to the achievement of programmatic and advocacy objectives to confront the migratory crisis that affects Latin America. Therefore, the organization wants to continue to visualize the situation of migrant children and adolescents through the collection of information and the production of communication materials that serve for political advocacy and obtaining funds.

Main Objective:

Collecting information and producing high quality communications products (case studies, high quality images, videos) for key audiences (external: donors, other organizations, and public, Internal: members and SCI) regarding child migration in the Northern Triangle and Mexico.

Specific Objectives:

-Research and analyze information about the current situation of migration, separation of families and detentions in Mexico and the Northern Triangle.

-Developing case studies, high quality photos and b-roll about children, adolescents and their families who are in risk of migration and/or who have returned to their communities.

-Create a media package including a regional statement, press releases, Q&As.

-Field visits, in coordination with countries, to conduct interviews and data collection in Honduras and/or El Salvador (probably Mexico) related to the current situation of migration – risks and return process - separation of families and detentions in Mexico and the Northern Triangle.

-Develop a social media strategy and graphic pieces to raise awareness about the current situation, risks and how to access protection services when migrating.

-Aligned the messages and products with the regional communication strategy, the reality of each country and the audience.

-Work collaboratively with our internal communications department to disseminate the products in internal and external communication channels of SCI to increase the knowledge about Children on the move.

Deliverables

1. Workplan (one week later)

2. Media Package: regional statement, press releases, Q&As. (2 weeks later)

3. Key deliverables package: case studies, high quality photos and videos/b-roll. (1 month later)

4. Social media strategy, graphic pieces and implementation plan. (2 months later)

5. Final consultancy report (3 months later)

Contact:

maria.padilla@savethechildren.org


Requirements

Consultant Profile: qualifications, experience and attributes

-Bachelor’s (University) Degree majored in journalism or communications, or other social science.

-A creative, energetic Marketing/communications Specialist with 3-5 years of proven experience in social projects in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and México (migration context projects is a plus)

-Experience of leading communication projects (including information management) in a challenging environment.

-Familiar and understand on advocacy messages and actions.

-Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities.

-An initiative-taking, proactive, inspiring attitude with the ability to manage and prioritize an unpredictable workload and solve problems quickly with limited support.

-knowledge of working under the framework of children rights approach

-Excellent computer (MS Office) skills

-Experience in design and audio and editing programs is a plus

-Excellent English and Spanish language skills, both spoken and written.

Please send your proposal to : recruitmentscilac@savethechildren.org

In the subject please specify: Communication strategy/planning and implementation consultant for Children on the Move proposal

  • Professional Fee
  • Consultant(s) CV(s)
  • Samples of previous works

-Last day to apply: 30/09/2018.