Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Consultant – Visual Communications

Hivos Southeast Asia seeks qualified Filipino candidates for the position of Consultant – Visual Communications.

The Visual Communications Consultant will work closely with the Open Contracting Program Manager as well as other related stakeholders. The fees are pegged at a maximum of EUR 7,000 and are subjected to 20% withholding tax.


In 2018, the Department of Budget and Management’s Procurement Service – Philippine Government Electronic Portal (PhilGEPS) identified Open Contracting as its commitment to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan (NAP) for 2019 – 2021.[1] As a non-government partner, Hivos Southeast Asia committed to support stakeholder engagement activities until September 2020. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the timeline of the commitment has been moved to 2021. These have resulted to changes in schedules and platforms for engagement. Key stakeholder engagement activities have been moved to July 2020 as indicated in the revised NAP of PhilGEPS. Hivos intends to continue its support since these are critical activities that can help ensure that data produced and published by PhilGEPS are not only according to Open Contracting Data Standards, but also based on the needs of stakeholders.

Hivos is seeking qualified candidates based in the Philippines for the Visual Communications Consultant. This is a short-term consultancy opportunity that will start from 21 July to 31 September 2020.

Aim of the job

The Visual Communications consultant will take the lead in developing visual communication materials and tools to illustrate key concepts related to the use of open contracting data.

Functional context

The Visual Communications Consultant will provide support to the Open Data Expert, the Communications and Knowledge Management Consultant, and the Open Contracting Program Manager in developing visual communication materials and tools.

Roles and responsibilities

The Visual Communications consultant will take the lead and/or provide support in designing and conducting the following activities:

  • Support during the conduct of one (1) ideathon with relevant stakeholders for the PhilGEPS Open Contracting Commitment. The ideathon will focus on gathering and executing ideas that focus on how public procurement data can be used and communicated to a diverse set of people. This is planned for August 2020.
  • Creation of offline resources and visual communication tools on data appreciation, analytics, and visualization. Given the limitation of conducting face to face workshops, there is a need to develop offline resources that are easy to understand and sharable across different platforms.

Key outputs for this consultancy are as follows:

  • Inception report for the conduct of the activities outlined above,
  • Attendance in design and coordination meetings for all the activities enumerated above.
  • 10-15 infographics on data appreciation, analytics, and visualization,
  • 10-15 visual communication materials and tools created through different mediums that illustrate how contracting data is used by different stakeholders; and
  • Regular progress reports that highlight the implementation gaps and recommendations for action.

Given the scope of work, the consultant can form a team to ensure that the deliverables are satisfied and submitted on time.

Knowledge and experience

  • Demonstrated experience in the design and execution of visual communication materials and tools in various forms.
  • Demonstrated knowledgeable in design elements to create a sense of harmony and order in the execution of visual communication materials.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing communication materials related to governance and development
  • Working knowledge of layout software such as InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro and other software programs for design like Photoshop etc.;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing creative teams and completing deliverables on time.
  • Ability to communicate well and work with others, particularly in ensuring that the visual communication materials reflect the key messages identified by Hivos and its partners;
  • Able to work independently and take initiatives, but also be a team worker
  • Has experience working with civil society organizations and/or actors
  • Able to work independently and take initiative, but also a team worker

How to apply?

To apply for this consultancy position please submit your CV, your team’s CV, a sample portfolio of the team’s work, and a cover letter that includes the proposed fee and execution plan to [email protected] and cc to [email protected] with email subject: OC-VC no later than 16 July 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For more information about Hivos Southeast Asia, visit https://www.hivos.org/



[1] Philippines National Action Plan 2019-2021: https://www.opengovpartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Philippines_Action-Plan_2019-2021.pdf (see commitments 3 and 10).