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SERVICE for Rainforest Alliance – Communication CONSULTANT

Summary Information

  • Department: Programme/ GEF India project
  • Location(s): New Delhi
  • Commitment: (list term if relevant and estimate of days required): 180 days
  • Desired start date and duration: 1st Nov 2023
  • Under direction of: Senior Project Manager

Consultancy Summary

About the Rainforest Alliance

Rainforest Alliance, a New York-based 501(c)3, and UTZ, an Amsterdam-based foundation, merged in 2018. Together, the new Rainforest Alliance is now a $70 million per year organization with offices in 17 countries (and growing) and over 5000 staff. The merged organization has two main offices—one in Amsterdam and one in New York City.

The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities.

We work towards making responsible business the new normal through our certification program, tailored supply chain services, landscape and community work and advocacy.


We are looking for a collaborative Consultant (Communications) who is responsible for supporting the coordination and carrying out communication activities in Rainforest Alliance’s project: Transforming agricultural systems and strengthening local economies in high biodiversity areas of India through sustainable landscape management and public-private finance, funded by the Global Environment Facility.

The Consultant, Communications, will support the project by working with Rainforest Alliance staff, GEF partners, and stakeholders to build a range of communications products that support the project´s results-based management and reporting over the project´s lifetime. The position includes training and advising technical staff, partners, and field consultants on communication methods, tools and processes, and knowledge management; and reporting (e.g.: infographics) on the key findings. The Consultant, Communications, is also expected to coordinate closely with other Rainforest Alliance Asia Pacific communications units.

Main Objectives

Coordinate and oversee all IEC activities related to GEF India – Landscapes Project :

  • Provide creative inputs and coordinate with stakeholders for development of IEC content, including media plan for IEC product dissemination.
  • Identify and undertake the creative development of key messages that need to be included in communication materials for the project.

  • Advise on the appropriate mix of materials to be developed as per the specific request for the other communication campaigns and creating prototypes/artworks.

  • Coordinate review of IEC/BCC activities of the stakeholders /partners.

  • Coordinate development of creative graphics and content suitable for social media such as Facebook, You tube, Twitter etc. based on requirements of the project

  • Coordinate development of the following: ˗ Annual Report, Newsletter, Reports, etc

  • Make the Information Education Communication/Behavioral Change Communication Repository available online and coordinate with project requirements.

  • Support organizing IEC activities in exhibitions and fairs such as Trade Fairs and others.

  • Any other work related to communications based on Project requirements.


  • Coordinate with project staff and RySS and partners in Karnataka for Printed materials such as leaflets, banners, flyers, fact sheets distributed during events, design for Technical manuals, etc

  • Contribute to the design and communication support of various studies planned as part of the project – like the project´s mid-term and end-of-project reviews and case studies of project achievements.

  • Curate photos, videos on project progress and results

  • Finalization of project reports – based on RA communication and branding guidelines.

  • Based on Project Communication Strategy, undertake steps to execute the plan and generate wider dissemination about achievement.

General terms and conditions for Request for proposal

Selection Criteria

  • Communication Graduate with Post Graduate degree in Mass communication/Journalism from a reputed and recognized institution.

  • Minimum 5+ Years work experience in Public Sector communication. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in Media units at the National or State level.

  • Well-versed with recent IEC activities in the development sector, including Social Media platform priority activities.

  • Ability to work in a highly demanding environment, liaising with stakeholders and partners.

  • Computer proficiency with a high level of familiarity with commonly used packages like MS Word, Excel, Power Point and web surfing to search relevant data documents.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, analytical and interpersonal abilities, and excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Hindi. Knowledge of Kanada or Telugu will be an additional advantage.

  • Ability to travel locally at least 30% of the time.

Proposal Process and Format

  • Interested applicants are invited to submit an electronic copy of CV, including the following:

    o A cover letter.

    o Profile of the applicant and curriculum vitae.

    o Expected payment rate

    o Contact details including phone and mail ID in CV

    o At least three recent references

  • Donor Requirements: The contract is initially for one year only and can be renewed.

  • For any inquiries about this vacancy, please write to Mr. S. Rajan at the Rainforest Alliance using the following email address:

  • Deadline to apply: Apply within 10 days of publication of the advertisement.

Thank you for your interest in working with The Rainforest Alliance