Consultant to develop Communication strategy on Forecast Based Financing

1. Summary Position: 1 consultant/ team Duration & timing: From the March 2020 until June 2020 Duty station: Home based, and in Hanoi. Reporting: German Red Cross Head of Project Office in Vietnam 2. Background: As the new concept developed by the GRC, Forecast-based Financing (FbF) is a mechanism that uses climate and weather forecasts to trigger timely humanitarian actions, before a hazard hits the exposed population. These actions described in specific Early Action Protocols are automatically funded when the triggering forecast is released. Since 2018, GRC and Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC) are in partnership to implement the “FbF Ready” project coping with heat waves impacts in Hanoi. The goal of the project is the identification of early actions that can reduce these health impacts of heat waves, with a special focus on groups that are particularly affected such as the elderly, children, people with disability, people with chronic disease and street worker. Practical experience and institutional learnings on FbF for heat waves are documented and widely shared for replication and scaling up. This contributes to the global FbF programme by providing evidence and context based inputs to the finalization of the FBF methodology with focus on urban context heat waves. This also contributes (1) to enhance VNRC capacity in the field of FbF and (2) to enhance its visibility and credibility at national and regional levels as leader on the the forefront in the anticipatory humanitarian actions. With its auxiliary role to the Vietnamese Government in humanitarian, VNRC also aims to replicate the new FbF approach in other hazards in Vietnam, hence, VNRC has developed a FbF framework for 5 coming years with key important contents including capacity building, advocacy and communication of FbF approach to wider audiences including DRM governmental agencies, donor, scientists and communities in Vietnam. For the fulfilment of the VNRC FbF framework, the development of a FbF communication strategy/plan is key for replication and scaling up FbF in Vietnam. 3. Purpose The GRC/VNRC will contract a consultant/team who will ddevelop an advocacy and communication strategy/framework on Forecast Based Financing . This includes  : i. Identifying target audiences and how to approach the audiences ii. Identifying key messages for each target group iii. Identifying relevant communication channels In addition the consultant/ team will develop a training package on FbF advocacy/communication and provide technical support 4. Deliverables & Proposed Timeline Activities Timeline 1 Meeting with VNRC/GRC team  : Week 1. 03.2020 2 Review the existing VNRC communication organization : Week 1. 03.2020 3 Prepare for a workshop involveing VNRC communication staff and FbF working group : Week 1 . 03.2020 4 Facilitate 3 days workshop to develop FbF communication strategy : Week 2. 03.2020 5 Develop FbF training package and training outline for FbF advocacy /communication which includes presentations, agenda, supporting documents : Week 4,5 of 03.2020 6 First draft of communication strategy sent to GRC/VNRC for feedback and comment : Week 1. 04.2020 7 Finalize FbF communication strategy : Week 2, 3 of 04.2020 8 Sharing FbF communication strategy workshop, 1 day to leaders VNRC : Week 4 of 04.2020 9 Provide technical support to the FbF communication training : 05.2020 10 Report : 06.2020 5. Required qualification, skills and expererience • The applicant holds a University’s degree in communications, journalism, social science or international studies or related fields. • Strong writing skills and knowledge of content develoment for various audiences • Strong presentation skills • Knowledge of multi-media design and production and organizational communications • The applicant should have significant experience (at least 5 years) in conducting similar works in communications or jounalisms, including experience of implementation of communication plans/stragegies, preferably in an NGO/advocacy environment and social communication • Previous experience working with the Red Cross Red Cressent is prefferd • Previous experience working with the local government agencies is prefferd • Excellent communication and documentation skills in English is Vietnamese • Ressults focused and accountable. 6. Application Procedure Interested candidates are invited to send their offer in English consisting of a CV and Technical a financial offer to grc.vietnam.hr@gmail.com (email only). The financial offer should indicate clearly the Net and Gross calculation in VND currency. All submissions must be received by 27th February 2020 at 17:00 Hanoi time. Please note that only applications which are submitted in Vietnamese or English shall be considered. While we appreciate all applications, only candidates under consideration shall be contacted. *Child Protection: German/Red Cross is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas we work around the world. Applicants are advised that German Red Cross reserves the right to screen candidates to ensure a child-safe environment. Further information can be found in the German Red Cross child protection policy. Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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