Communications Adviser (CA)

Aug 28, 2017 04:22 am

British Council Company Name: British Council

Job Title: Communications Adviser (CA)

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: NGO/Development

Deadline: 07 Sep,2017

Educational Qualification:

A Bachelor's degree in Communications/Public Relations/Marketing or related field.



At least 5 year(s)


  • The Communications Advisor is someone full of ideas and enthusiasm to ensure that Sudokkho's private sector partners, government stakeholders, donors and trainees are informed, involved and excited about the Sudokkho programme.
  • The Communications Advisor will ideally meet the following criteria:
  • Minimum of five years' experience in the design and implementation of communication strategies.
  • Minimum of three years' experience in working in development cooperation programmes, ideally with focus on private sector development and vocational training.
  • Experience of establishing partnerships with diverse stakeholders in the public and private sectors.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint), web-applications and social networking tools.
  • Excellent communication in English and Bangla.
  • Strong interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Results orientated.
  • A team player.
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills.


Other Opportunities:
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Instruction :
Contracting Arrangements

The successful candidate shall be appointed on a fixed term consultant contract to 31 March 2019 by the British Council and shall undergo a probation period of six months and his/her performance shall be evaluated prior to the confirmation of the full term of the contract. The consultant will report to British Council for any contractual matter. The fee rate for the consultant shall be negotiated with the British Council and dependent on the candidate's qualifications and experience.

This work will be contracted by the British Council through a consultancy contract. The ToR is subject to modifications as per project need. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and called for interview. We will only shortlist applications submitted technical and financial proposal along with the CVs of the team members.

No hard copies of the application will be accepted.

Recruitment Schedule

Closing date 7 September 2017

Please note, the probable dates for interview are 20 & 21 September 2017 and shortlisted candidates for interview will be notified accordingly.

How to apply
To apply, please send your detailed CV along with a covering letter to the following email address [email protected] . Please mark in the subject line ''Communications Adviser''

Application Deadline : Sep 7, 2017


Job Detail:

Job Context

Objective: To manage and implement the communications, branding and marketing strategy of the Sudokkho project (formerly known as SEP-B)
Period: September 2017 - 31 March 2019
Location: Office-based work in Dhaka, with regular field work throughout Bangladesh at sites
owned and operated by partner organisations and other stakeholders
Reports to: Team Leader

Job Description / Responsibility

Rationale for the position
Communications and advocacy is a cross-cutting intervention of Sudokkho that contributes to:
Effective relations between project stakeholders,
Supporting implementing partners to execute coherent and consistent communication interventions
Documenting project interventions
Reporting on results, and
Advocating its role and innovations in the skills development market.
Sudokkho has developed a communication, branding and marketing strategy paper. Its main function is to provide a framework and identify tools that support the programme's aims. The strategy paper sets out goals, target audiences, external outreach activities and media engagement to achieve these aims.
The Communications Adviser will be responsible for initiating, facilitating and implementing strategies and activities that contribute to Sudokkho's communication, branding and marketing in this full-time position.
Responsibilities, duties and tasks
The CA will support the Team Leader and programme team to deliver the Sudokkho communication strategy. He or she will play a key role in ensuring our communications are both influential and informative for the full range of our stakeholders.
Specific duties and tasks of the CA include the following:
1. Lead on implementation of communications, branding and marketing activities of Sudokkho:
Event organisation to include press conferences, project visits and other events
Build on momentum generated by the project launch in March 2016 to develop relations with media and ensure on-going positive coverage of the project
Facilitate the design and operation of the Sudokkho website:
Preparing content for the website
Outsource website design where appropriate
Organise a launch for the website
Website hosting and maintenance.
Publish regular Sudokkho newsletters, including the following tasks:
Writing and proofreading articles
Translating content into English
Editing content from other sources
Managing layout, including use of images/photos/graphics
Distribution by email/uploading content to website
Gather and collate success stories, documenting instances where Sudokkho interventions or provision of support have led to tangible benefits for trainees, those around them or participating organisations/institutions
Production of promotional tools and materials
Production of information products for the public such as success stories to motivate direct beneficiaries to enrol in skills training
Support Awareness Weeks/Skills development days
Annually review and update the Communications Strategy
Media monitoring (Review newspapers; Make press-clippings; Read website of Bangladesh's main media and copy project related news and reports)
Identify and network with journalists who cover the RMG and construction sectors have an interest in skills and employment development
Arrange regular informal networking events with journalists, stakeholders, partners, beneficiaries, donors
Participate at events of technical assistance projects in the same field
Organise a high-level mid-term event and an international closing conference giving the project a high profile. Such events will be used extensively including media coverage to contribute to Sudokkho promotion and awareness raising extending to the general public.
2. Gender and Social Inclusion
The CA is responsible for the application of Sudokkho's strategy on promoting gender and social inclusion within the scope of assigned work. In this, the CA will closely cooperate with the Sudokkho Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor.
3. Monitoring, Results Measurement and Reporting
Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM), including planning and reporting, is guided by the MRM Manager of Sudokkho, and procedures are defined in the MRM manual of Sudokkho. The CA is responsible for providing information to the MRM Manager for quarterly and annual progress reporting relevant to achievements within the scope of Communication, Branding and Marketing. Additionally
and when required, the MRM Manager and/or MRM Officers can request further support where communications is relevant.
4. Other
During the scope of implementation of Sudokkho, additional tasks may emerge for which the programme takes responsibility; In the event that the CA is considered most suitable among the entire programme staff for taking up these tasks, and if workload permits, the Team Leader may assign these additional tasks.
Time schedule
The CA is a full time position throughout the implementation phase of the programme, planned until 31 March 2019, and based on 220 working days per calendar year.
The CA will follow the work schedule as laid down in the Sudokkho operations manual, based on a five-day working week, but considering irregular work when required.
Key Performance Indicators
The KPIs will be defined and agreed upon every six months, based on the following:
Meeting output-level targets relevant to assigned tasks and responsibilities and as formulated in subsequent annual plans of operation;
Full compliance with the Sudokkho strategies on Gender and Social Inclusion;
Full compliance with all planning, monitoring, results measurement and reporting tasks;
Full compliance with the guidelines of the Sudokkho operational manual.