Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Communications Consultant for WE LEAD Project

Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial (Yayasan Hivos) is an Indonesian organization affiliated with Hivos, born out of an active collaboration between Netherlands-based Hivos and several like-minded Indonesian academics and civil society leaders who subscribe to the values and mission of Hivos. The purpose is to promote humanist values in the social, health, and cultural fields which are defined in terms of the ability of each individual to assess and decide independently and responsibly, the right to freedom, dignity, and a passion to create a just and tolerant society.

Yayasan seeks qualified candidates for the position of:

Title                      :  Communications Consultant for WE LEAD Project

Duty Station       :  Indonesia

Report to             :  Project Manager WE LEAD

Timeline              :  15 March 2023 – 14 June 2023



Yayasan Hivos comprises three impact areas, namely Gender equality, diversity and inclusion (GEDI), Civic Rights in A Digital Age (CRIDA), and Climate Justice (CJ). Hivos believes that human life in its many forms is valuable; that all people deserve to achieve their full potential while bearing responsibility for sustaining our natural environment. Living a life of freedom and dignity, with respect for each other and the planet, leads to greater individual well-being and fair, vibrant societies

Yayasan Hivos, in collaboration with Just Association Southeast Asia (JASS SEA), is implementing a project under GEDI called Women’s Voice and Leadership (WVL), a multi-year project supported by Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The goal of the project is to improve the enjoyment of human rights by women and girls and the advancement of gender equality in Indonesia. To implement the project, Yayasan Hivos and JASS SEA collaborate with five (5) women’s rights organizations (WROs) with strong legitimacy among their constituencies and the broader community: Rahima, Fahmina, Rumah KitaB, Perempuan Mahardhika, and FAMM Indonesia. This program supports women’s organizations in three focus areas, such as improving institutional governance for the sustainability of women’s organizations, integrating feminist methodology in community organizing and advocacy, and increasing the effectiveness of women’s networks to eliminate discrimination and harmful practices for women and girls.

Currently entering its no-cost extension period, the project focuses on the exit strategies to strengthen the feminist analysis; strengthen the WROs’ organizational governance; promote the regeneration of feminist leaders and activists; strengthen the ongoing advocacy, networks, and movements, and; continue the political accompaniment activities to local women organizations and communities. To further support the partners in implementing and promoting the outcomes and results as a part of the exit strategy until June 2023, Yayasan Hivos has also developed a work plan to produce short documentary films and publications that capture the changes in the local women’s organizations and communities, in addition to continuing the campaign and promotional activities in the social media. These activities’ implementation requires an expert on communications that can temporarily assist Yayasan Hivos in the designing and production phase of the expected films and publications, as well as developing and implementing the promotion and publication strategies for the outputs or products to promote the results of the program to a wider and relevant audience, including the project’s key stakeholders and rightsholder.


The objective is the consultancy is to deliver a successful implementation of the promotional and publication activities during the WE LEAD project’s phase-out (March – June 2023).


Scope of work

The Communications Consultant will assist the Project Manager, and teams in the communication dimension of WE LEAD, which includes:

  1. Develop and implement the social media promotional activities of WE LEAD with Yayasan Hivos and the project partners;
  2. Assist in the production of short films and printed publications as a part of the exit strategy;
  3. Write and publish the press release(s) and other publication materials for WE LEAD’s public events organized by Yayasan Hivos and project partners.


During the consultancy period, the consultant is expected to deliver the following:

  1. Developed and published two contents per week on We Lead’s social media accounts (including captions and designs) that promotes WE LEAD’s Stories of Change and results;
  2. Completed production of five (5) short films of the project’s Stories of Change (with WE LEAD’s Short Film Production Consultant);
  3. Completed production of printed publications of the project’s results published by Yayasan Hivos (with WE LEAD’s project team members);
  4. Published press release(s) and other publication materials for WE LEAD’s public events organized by Yayasan Hivos and project partners.

Duration of Consultancy

The consultancy duration will be a maximum of three months, starting from 15 March 2023 to 14 June 2023.


The budget for the consultancy is a maximum of IDR 25,000,000. The payment to the consultant will be disbursed three times on a monthly basis upon submission of deliverables.



  1. Proven communications experience (contents, articles, short film scripts, books, modules, or other publications written or edited by the individual);
  2. A strong portfolio in communications-related works;
  3. Familiarity with gender, feminism, and social inclusion issue is an advantage;
  4. Familiarity with design applications, software, and technologies (Canva/Figma and/or Adobe Design, Illustrator, and Photoshop);
  5. A keen eye for aesthetics and details;
  6. Excellent communication skills;
  7. Ability to work for individually or team and meet deadlines;
  8. Willingness to travel with the project team, partners, and/or other consultants to selected five (5) project locations for short film production.


Ethics and Conflict of Interest

The consultant shall comply with the principles stipulated in the Hivos Safeguarding Policy to ensure the assessment processes are promoting and protecting people’s health, well-being, and human rights and enabling them to live free of harm, exploitation, and abuse. The Policy entails a wide range of policies, procedures, and activities seeking to address the welfare of staff, partner organization(s), and those come in contact with such as children (under 18 years old) and (vulnerable) adults. Consent to participate in the assessment will be given freely, without coercion and influence from financial inducement, improper pressure, or any form of misrepresentation, and applying research ethics that ensure and acknowledge respondents’ rights in taking part or to object involvement in the assessment, maximize possible benefits and minimize potential harms.