Wednesday, January 15, 2014
About this project: CJFE is seeking proposals for a consultant to help us with a 5-month project to create a digital communications strategic plan. We’re looking to partner with an experienced digital communications expert to help us create a strategy to make our communications, audience engagement, and free expression advocacy as effective as possible, and aid us in our overarching goal of becoming the go-to resource for free expression in Canada. Our goals: • To find the most effective ways for showcasing our growing volume of content • To increase the impact of our advocacy and awareness initiatives • To grow and better engage our audience • To maximize the impact and effectiveness of our small (but mighty) team of staff and volunteers • To become the go-to free expression resource in Canada • To ensure we are taking advantage of the latest technology and social networking developments that will help us to do all of the above What we are looking for: • A digital communications expert to help create CJFE’s digital communications strategic plan. This will include: o Facilitating meetings with CJFE stakeholders to gather feedback on the organization’s digital presence o Helping to define our audiences, communications objectives and goals o Developing a strategy for improving the processes and outputs for CJFE’s digital communications activities • The consultant must be able to attend occasional meetings at the CJFE office in Toronto, Ontario. What kind of experience you should have: • History and a proven track record of successfully managing projects of similar size and scope • Experience in the non-profit world • Experience developing digital information strategies that bring together the world of news media, social technology, and human rights campaigning Timeframe • Work on this project will begin immediately, and will be completed by June 30, 2014 Proposal submission • Interested consultants should submit a short proposal with an explanation of how they can help develop a strategy that will fulfill CJFE’s goals, as well as a CV with references, any relevant qualifications and experience, and details of similar work performed to Laura Tribe, CJFE Online Editor and National Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. • The total value of this contract should not exceed $5,000. • Based on our preliminary project outline, we estimate this consultancy to take between 35-55 hours of the consultant’s time. • Proposals must be submitted no later than Sunday, February 2, 2014.