Communications specialist
open to individuals or communications agencies
Australian Government Funded Program
Closing time:  COB (Timor-Leste) Friday, 24 October 2014
Aurecon provides management, engineering and specialist technical services for public and private sector clients globally – with projects in over 80 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas. We seek to foster human achievement in all aspects of our work. We work with governments, communities, the private sector, NGO and other partners. 

The Timor-Leste Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program, known as BESIK (Bee, Saneamentu no Ijiene iha Komunidade),  is funded by the Government of Australia (GoA) to assist the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) for the development of rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene services. The current phase commenced in September 2012 as an eight year program, funded for an initial four years to end of June 2016. 

BESIK supports the GoTL to meet planned end-of-program rural water service and sanitation outcomes at national, district, sub-district and household levels. It works most closely with directorates located within two ministries, the Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Health. 

The BESIK program has an interim Communications Strategy which needs updating. The current phase of BESIK has a focus on water supply service delivery, operations and maintenance (O&M), and the piloting of new approaches associated with O&M, sanitation and hygiene.  These require communications inputs as these activities are rolled out across the country. A number of communication products, including a website and quarterly newsletter have been developed and are being used. Further coordination and additional resourcing of communications products is also required.

We wish to recruit a part time position or appoint a corporate service agency to ensure that BESIK communication products are targeted and of the highest standards. The person/agency will develop the communications strategy, quality assure products, ensure the website is updated, ensure consistency of branding, develop templates and support production of communication products, provide some basic training for photography/story documentation.. 

A covering letter responding to the requirements in the Terms of Reference should be submitted by the closing date together with a resume or agency portfolio. Applications should briefly elaborate how they intend to fulfill the ToR. We are looking for:

·        Experience in communications, branding, newsletter production, marketing, copy-writing – including both practical and project planning 

·        Experience in developing communications platforms, including websites and facebook pages

·        Fluency in written and spoken English

·        Basic proficiency in another working language in Timor-Leste

·        Training experience and/or qualifications. 
For the full TOR and submitting applications please contact: Only shortlisted candidates/agencies will be contacted. This role is being re-advertised with slightly changed requirements. Previous applicants will be assessed as such and do not need to re-apply.
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