Advocacy International Ltd (Ai) works in the field of international development, linking advocacy, design, communications, digital production and policy development to meet our client’s goals.
We are seeking to contract with an experienced freelance digital professional to work with us in particular in managing and coordinating all aspects of the development of two high profile websites over the coming weeks. In addition, there may be other production/coordination tasks related to the development of or revisions to other digital “assets”.
Ai currently works as part of a consortium on a DfID-funded programme to reduce maternal mortality in five countries in Africa. As part of this programme we work with the African Union’s maternal survival campaign, known as CARMMA, and the first website – work on which is already underway – is for the African Union on African health statistics.
We are also about to start work, also as part of a consortium, on a new campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Ai’s tasks include the development of a website for the campaign, with a first phase of scoping and requirements gathering, site map and “mock-ups”. Full website development will take place later in the year, as DfID has to approve the overall programme.
We are looking for an experienced digital professional with well-developed project management skills. While it is not essential, some knowledge of working in Africa would be desirable.
The web producer role, in both cases, involves coordination and liaison with numerous “stake-holders”, including members of the consortium, as well as Ai’s team (including our designers) and relevant external consultants.
The person must have the confidence and ability to work with our clients and a varied range of partners. These include experts and specialists in academia, in international NGOs, in reproductive health consultancies, in the African Union, and in UN organisations.
The current phase of work, in relation to both websites, is due to be completed by the end of July 2014. We anticipate that the work involved will take around 2 days per week during this period, but may be more or less intensive, depending on progress. Further work, especially on the FGM campaign site, is likely to follow in the autumn. In addition, as stated above, there may be other relevant tasks
If you would be interested in contracting with us to provide the services of web producer, please send by 5.30 p.m. on Friday 4th May 2014 an e-mail to Ann Pettifor at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your interest, your CV, and your likely level of fee (daily rate).
The skills, knowledge and experience we are looking for are as follows:
Skills and abilities:
• ability to work collaboratively, creatively, and flexibly within and between interdisciplinary or multi-organisational teams
• good written and oral communication skills
• excellent organisational skills
• strong focus on quality and timely results
• ability to manage and coordinate all stages of digital production including:
o requirements gathering
o wireframing / site-mapping
o design review and coordinating iterations
o managing and monitoring development
o content upload
o creative copywriting skills with the ability to adjust to writing in specific styles
o ability to take briefs direct from client, while providing advice and providing feedback where required
• Knowledge and experience:
• Good knowledge of open-source development platforms (especially Drupal and WordPress)
• successful experience of planning, coordinating, managing and delivering digital projects, covering the elements set out above, within a global cost range of £20 – 100k+
• knowledge of and curiosity about new platforms and opportunities for digital development
Ai is a proud member of the ‘End FGM Social Change Campaign’, led by Efua Dorkenoo in partnership with Options Health Consultancy and DfID. Ai will assist in driving forward the campaign working closely with the wider team on design and messaging across the programme.