Communication for Development (C4D) Consultant

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 6 August 2020

Job Description

Locations: Indonesia and Philippines (Remote Work)

Consultancy Period: 24 days within the three-month period

Overview of The SAFE Seas Project

The Safeguarding Against and Addressing Fishers’ Exploitation at Sea (SAFE Seas) Project is a four-year program funded by the US Department of Labor and implemented by Plan International, United States National Office (USNO) in cooperation with the Plan Country Offices in Indonesia (IDN) and the Philippines (PHL). SAFE Seas’ primary objective is to combat forced labor (FL) and trafficking in persons (TIP) on fishing vessels, especially ones with capacities of less than 30 GT where labor exploitation is unlikely to be reported or detected. By the end of the project, it is expected to contribute to the reduction of FL and TIP on fishing vessels in selected districts in Indonesia and the Philippines.

The project has two intended outcomes:

  • Improved enforcement to combat labor exploitation including FL/TIP on fishing vessels
  • Decreased indicators of labor exploitation including FL/TIP on fishing vessels.

To achieve these outcomes, Plan is working closely with a wide range of stakeholders in Indonesia and the Philippines that deal with FL, TIP, and fishery industry issues. At the national and local level, Plan works with government ministries, public agencies, private businesses, service providers, as well as ship captains, civil society organizations (CSOs), and communities. Plan actively involves fish workers, as individuals and as members of fish worker’s unions, to combat FL/TIP in the selected provinces and districts where the project operates. At the global level, Plan is engaged with other international organizations that have experience in FL/TIP to work on solutions.

Scope of Work

SAFE Seas is looking for a Communication for Development (C4D) consultant that can support the SAFE Seas Project Team in rolling out a C4D strategy for effective awareness raising on the project mission. The C4D consultant is expected to provide a tailored training to the SAFE Seas Project Team about the concept and principles of C4D. Following the training, the consultant will provide consultation to the team on C4D strategy development and support the work of finalizing the C4D strategies. The C4D Consultant will work remotely to provide training and regular consultations to the SAFE Seas Project Team and help with the following tasks:

  1. Review SAFE Seas project’s mission, past deliverables, and existing communication and influencing plan to provide a tailored C4D training to the SAFE Seas Project Team;Conduct C4D Workshop for the project team, provide recommendations to the team, and assign tasks to the project team;Provide consultation to the project team with the development of the C4D project strategy relevant to each office;
  2. Finalize the C4D strategy with the project team and hold a final workshop for effective implementation.


The C4D Consultant is expected to:

  • Facilitate consultation meeting to obtain input from the SAFE Seas Project Team about the project and C4D training priorities. The consultant is to collect necessary documents to review to develop a tailored training for the project team.
  • Create a tailored training for the project staff with tasks to assign to the teams.
  • Facilitate a 4-hour remote introductory workshop on C4D principles and concepts to the SAFE Seas team.
  • Facilitate a second 4-hour remote C4D training based on the consultation meetings to develop key messages, identify target audiences, and a suitable mix of communication channels to use.
  • Provide consultation to the project team in developing C4D strategies relevant to each office and support the team with finalizing the C4D strategy.


The C4D Consultant will be expected to submit deliverables in English and take action as stated below:

  1. Desk research on the project, past deliverables, and existing communication and influencing plan - 3 Days
  2. Consultation meetings with the SAFE Seas Project Team for input on project and C4D training priorities - 1 Day
  3. Training plan/agenda for SAFE Seas Project Team with task assignments - 3 Days
  4. Conducting the training and assigning relevant tasks to the project team - 2 Days
  5. Training report and recommendations for the project team - 1 Day
  6. Facilitate consultation meetings to support the development of the C4D strategy - 10 Days
  7. Final feedback and review of the developed C4D strategy - 4 Days

Total working days

24 days


  • Experience in developing C4D plans for development agencies
  • In depth knowledge about C4D and Behaviour Change Communication (BCC)
  • Experience training staff on using and maintaining strategies and MER tools
  • Familiarity with FL/TIP issues in the fishing industry
  • Familiarity with the government’s policies, laws and regulations related fishing industry
  • Proficient in English verbal communication and report writing
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to demonstrate respect for people with diverse ethnicities, different socio-economic backgrounds and beliefs

Preferred qualifications:

  • Have experience working in Indonesia and/or the Philippines
  • Have language proficiency in English

About the Organization

Plan works for girls’ rights. Harmful barriers like child marriage, human trafficking and gender-based violence are preventing girls and young women from achieving their full potential. Plan, along with government and private partners, fights against harmful gender norms and empowers young people to create positive change in their communities. We have worked in communities for more than 80 years and provide locally-driven programming through 240 offices around the world.

Plan International USA is fully committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people from all forms of violence.

Plan is an equal opportunity employer and follows all laws associated with the EEOC.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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