Media and Public Relation Consultant

Last date of application
 06-Jul-21 23:59 HR

JOB DESCRIPTION
Media and Public Relation Consultant
International Development Agency, Delhi

1. POSITION(S) VACANT: Media and Public Relation Consultant, International Development Agency, Delhi

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:
Our client is a respected, International Development Agency (IDA), that works across the globe to promote children's survival, protection and development.

PROJECT BACKGROUND:
COVID-19 vaccine introduction is one of the key strategies to combat the pandemic, slow down the transmission and save lives. Currently, there are several COVID-19 vaccines which are being used for inoculate the targeted population in the phased manner.

COVID-19 vaccine introduction entails detailed and scientific consideration of vaccine products, prioritization of groups for vaccine administration, usage of different service delivery modalities, supporting an enabling environment for vaccine uptake, reviewing and ensuring adequate cold chain space, development and dissemination of technical guidelines, overseeing quality implementation.

However, availability of vaccines for deadly diseases does not translate into demand and uptake. There are several reasons among which vaccine hesitancy (a ‘delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite availability of vaccination services’) has quickly become one of the most important global health issues of our time, including in India.

 As part of the response to COVID – 19, IDA office in Delhi is working in close coordination with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India. IDA is also a partner of choice for all Risk Communication and Community Engagement activities and Covid-19 vaccine communication.

IDA has already supported the MoHFW in various Risk communication and community engagement activities at national and state level. IDA also engaged in the design, planning, implementation and monitoring of the advocacy, communication and social mobilization strategy aimed to educate, engage, empower and enable people to accept and uptake COVID-19 vaccine at state and district level. The objective is (1) build trust and confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine/s to be used in India; (2) share transparently how and why vaccine access would be prioritised; (3) allay and address the anxiety, fear, stress, and helplessness in a targeted manner and (4) reinforce the need to continue to follow infection prevention control protocols.

PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT:
This assignment requires full time engagement of the Media and PR Consultant to support MoHFW at national level, COVID-19 vaccination in planning and implementation of COVID-19 vaccine communication strategy and action plan rollout.

The Consultant will work closely with and coordinate with the concerned official from ministry for effective media and engagement and PR related activities for planning and implementation of COVID-19 vaccine introduction.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Media and PR Consultant shall be responsible for providing technical support to ministry of health focusing on maintaining media relations and enabling build the right narrative on the program priorities, through media messaging, managing media dissemination and media relations. 

The goal is to maintain positive public awareness of the priority messages that need to be shared with the wider public audiences with a focus on specific communities and stakeholders, as and when relevant.

Key Deliverables:
(1) Provide support in developing PR plans and strategies;
(2) Provide support in managing media relations and requests;
(3) Provide support in writing press releases, speeches and other PR copy, within tight turnaround times;
(4) Coordinate with various technical experts to gather required program inputs;
(5) Draw up key media messages based on the contextual priorities;
(6) Provide support in planning and supervising any media events – virtual or in-person;
(7) Provide support in the implementation of PR messaging plans;
(8) Provide support for any crisis communications;
(9) Provide support in analyzing public opinion based on the media interactions initiated.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification:
Applicants must have B.Sc./ BA in PR, communications, journalism, or relevant field.                                                                               

Experience:
(1) Minimum two years of relevant experience;
(2) Proven experience as public relations specialist or similar position;
(3) Experience in execution of PR initiatives;
(4) Experience in copywriting and editing;
(5) Working knowledge of MS Office; Photo and video-editing software is an asset.

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Familiarity with social media platforms;
(2) Excellent oral and written communication skills;
(3) Aptitude in presentation and public speaking;
(4) Proficiency in English;
(5) A creative yet practical mind.

5. ESTIMATED TRAVEL: Approximately 3-5 days in a month for achievement of the listed deliverables.

6. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:
The MPRC shall be hired on a consultancy contract through Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd. (SAMS), a respected HR Agency.

7. REMEUNERATION:
Remuneration payable to the selected candidate in the form of professional fees shall be attractive and in alignment with market norms.

Applicants are required to provide details of salary history, as well as expected remuneration for the position, in the online application form.

Notes:
(1) The above elements shall be a key input into the selection and negotiation process;
(2) Candidates are expected to have their own laptops and be internet connected and these items shall not be provided.

8. LOCATION: New Delhi

9. NUMBER of VACANCY: One

10. DURATION: The successful candidate shall be issued a consultancy contract from the date of joining till December 31, 2021.

11. REFERENCE: MPRC-DL

12. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Team SAMS
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612 


12. APPLICATION PROCESS:

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link by or before https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/ida by or before July 6, 2021.