The vision of the National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (NEC-SL) is that of an
independent, credible and well-resourced institution which promotes democracy and good governance
by continually administering credible elections that meet international standards and best practices.
Report To: The Commission, The Leadership of the Secretariat, NEC Director of Media and External Relations Department
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In the framework of the European Union funded technical assistance project “Technical assistance in Sierra Leone in the areas of Civil Service Reform, Parliament and the electoral cycle, reference EuropeAid/138958/DH/SER/SL”. Under this programme, NEC requires the services of a Communication Expert to support in the development of a communication strategy
Expected Start date: 2nd Week July, 2020
Number of work days: 45 work days
Responsibility: The requested services will involve working closely with the Commission, the leadership of the secretariat, NEC Director of Media and External Relations Department under the guidance of the Long-Term Key Expert for the Component.
The specific tasks will include:
i. Conduct NEC’s communication system review.
ii. Support NEC develop a policy and strategy for internal and external communication in close consultation with electoral stakeholders.
iii. Develop guidelines for speaking with media.
iv. Train respective NEC staff on communication strategy developed.
v. Review NEC’s website articles and other communication tools including social media, the terms of references of the NEC’s media and external relations department and provide guidance on media advocacy strategies, including communication of messages to different stakeholders.
The required outputs for this mission include:
a) An Inception Report to be submitted within 8 days of the start-up meeting, including a draft work plan, timelines and proposed methodology. The Inception Report will be presented to the Commission, the Executive Secretary and the Team Leader for comments and approval.
b) A draft Mission Report covering the entire assignment – at the end of the mission period – shall contain, but shall not be limited to, the following elements:
public relations, journalism, communications or related field.
The expert should have the following skills and competences:
Please send your CV, cover letter and copies of certificates & employers’ references to Mr. William A
Davies: firstname.lastname@example.org and Mr Orison Chaponda: email@example.com or you can as well
deliver hard copy of your application to the Human Resource Director, National Electoral
Commission, OAU drive, Tower Hill, Freetown until 3rd July, 2020. Please note that only short-listed
candidates will receive an answer.