Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Consultant for Communication and Knowledge Management Consultant for Open Contracting Program – Manila Based Position

Hivos seeks qualified candidates for the position of Communication and Knowledge Management Consultant for Open Contracting Program.


Hivos and ARTICLE 19 are currently implementing the Civic Engagement for Open Contracting program that supports independent journalists, activists, businesses and civic watchdog organizations in their efforts to use contracting data and public revenue flows for public scrutiny, advocacy campaigns and translate it into meaningful information for citizens. It aims to have governments the national and subnational level initiate access to information reform to improve local conditions for efficiency, effectiveness and integrity of public contracting as well as to create/improve mechanisms for oversight authorities to respond to and act upon public feedback related to public contracting.

The Open Contracting program will end in June 2020. The project requires support to garner stories from partners as a part of knowledge management strategy as well as to conduct outreach to a broader audience as a part of communication and campaign strategy.

In the Philippines, the Open Contracting program works as an ecosystem and closely collaborates with 7 organizations at the national level and 1 organization at the subnational level. Hivos is also actively involved in the lobby and advocacy at the global level through multiple networks.

As one of the strategies of open contracting, Hivos works through evidence-based advocacy to promote transparency in public procurement practices. This would require data collection and narrative stories from local communities. The consultant will work closely with Communication Officer of Hivos South East Asia who will ensure communication products are in line with Hivos communication guidelines and share Hivos values of humanity. The consultant will also collaborate with the Program Manager in identifying stories under the Open Contracting program.


Responsibilities and Deliverables

For communication support (50% LOE)

  1. To produce at least one monthly story from various sources with a human interest perspective that highlights the work of partners
  2. To disseminate stories into multiple microsites, blogs, and media (online and/or offline)
  3. To produce online communication products and maintain the distribution from Hivos and partners for a broader audience (i.e. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.)
  4. To monitor ensure that the products from Hivos and its partners are well disseminated
  5. To supervise the production of other communication materials


For campaign support (30% LOE)

  1. To prepare press releases that are relevant for globally-recognized initiatives such as, but are not limited to Anti-Corruption day, Right to Know day, AIDS awareness month, among others
  2. To coordinate with journalists and local partners to develop materials and translate these into products that can be easily understood and disseminated via social media platforms, email blasts, etc.
  3. To prepare at least one blog post a month on the thematic issue of Open Contracting


For knowledge management support (20% LOE)

  1. To provide coaching clinic/training for partners on storytelling on human interest perspectives
  2. To ensure inclusivity in each communication/campaign materials through content and structure of the products



The requirements for the Candidate are the followings:

  • A minimum of 3 (three) years experience with similar position;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to create a team spirit in the office
  • Knowledge in transparency issues (public procurement, access to information, civic participation) is an advantage
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative, but also a team worker
  • Has experience working with journalists, academe, and civil society
  • Active, dynamic, has a willingness and eagerness to learn new ideas;
  • Knowledge of major software applications (Excel, Word)
  • Knowledge in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign is an advantage
  • Able to travel as required
  • Excellent command of English