Wednesday, May 26, 2010

OXFAM, Communications Consultant, Deadline May 28, 2010.

Terms of Reference

Communications Consultant
Oxfam International Timor-Leste Program
Responsible to:
Country Director
Dili, Timor-Leste
June 2010 – 10 Days

Proposals are sought from suitably qualified and experienced consultants and/or organizations.
In September 2009 Oxfam commissioned a midline survey of its EC funded food security program in Oecusse and Covalima districts – the COPE for LIFE program. The final report was submitted in April 2010 and is over 100 pages in length.

The purpose of this consultancy is to review and edit the English language version of the midline survey report and produce a final version that is more appropriate for publication and wider dissemination, and which preferably connects to the wider food security situation within the country. The final report also must meet the visibility requirements of the EC Delegation.

The Consultant will:
  • Read and review the English language version of the midline survey report, and discuss key findings with people involved in the survey process.
  • Re-format and edit, using the following sections: introduction; background & survey rationale; methodology; key findings (impacts, changes, progress against indicators); learnings; discussion; recommendations.
  • Edit and synthesize the qualitative data presented in the report to give a concise and coherent picture of the food security situation in the surveyed communities.
  • Link the key findings with the wider food security situation, and policy framework in Timor-Leste.
  • Ensure the final publication is in-line with EC visibility guidelines.

Timeline and completion date
The assignment shall be finished by June 11th 2010.

Work arrangements
·         The consultant will be expected to work independently and off-site;
·         Communication with Oxfam staff to discuss key findings of survey may take place face-to-face or over phone.
·         Costs incurred should be included in daily rate submitted with Proposal and will not be reimbursed separately.

Qualifications and experience required
The successful candidate / organization will have:
  • Previous writing and editing experience for external audience.
  • Experience with both qualitative and quantitative information.
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze information and link to policy recommendations.
  • Excellent written English language skills and higher education required.

Proposals should include a covering letter outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for this consultancy position.  It should also include a CV, relevant writing sample, availability, fee, and a minimum of two references.   E-mail proposal to Anne Heese, OD/Human Resources Manager, via email at: by no later than Friday, May 28 at 12:00 PM NOON. Proposals received after this deadline will not be considered.