Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
Closing date: July 14, 2021
The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre is the expertise centre of the International Red Cross and
Red Crescent in the field of climate change and climate disasters. The Climate Centre’s mission is to
help the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and its partners reduce the impacts of climate
change and extreme-weather events on vulnerable people.
The Climate Centre consists of an enthusiastic small team that guides a growing network of
consultants from all over the world in integrating climate risks into their work. The Climate Centre
works closely with the Netherlands Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red
Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
We are immediately looking for a:
Consultant – Heat Communication (30 days in 2 months)
This is a task-based, lump-sum assignment.
Envisaged start date: as soon as possible.
The Consultant will support the development of ‘a guidance note on Heat communication through
media relations in the cities in South Asia’. The assignment is jointly supported by CDKN Asia and UK
Met and the guidance note has to be drafted by the end of August 2021. The consultant is expected
to spend 30 days working on this assignment until 15 September 2021 when the guidance note is
expected to be published and will be leading the assignment in coordination with other team
The overall aim of developing the media relation for heat communication guidance is to build the
capacity of the municipal officials responsible for emergency services in capitalizing on the different
types of media platforms (e.g., traditional/social media) for heat warning, public messaging,
awareness generation and heat-health education; through which heat risks in the cities in South Asia
can be reduced.
• Work in close coordination with the project lead and other Climate Centre experts who lead
the urban heat risk priority area
• Coordinate with the Junior Researcher who will be supporting the consultant for this
• Assessing the present risk communication mechanisms in the South Asian cities
• Understanding the existing system or practices on heat communication or other hazardous
events in the South Asian cities
• Undertaking dialogues with the pertinent municipal officials in the South Asian cities
• Consultation with the key stakeholders such as ICLEI, NIUD, UCLG ASPAC, NIDM, IFRC APRO
Anna van Saksenlaan 50 – PO Box 28120 – 2502 KC The Hague – The Netherlands – www.climatecentre.org
• The consultant will provide technical support and take a leading role in developing the
guidance note on heat communication through media relations in the cities in South Asia. The
guidance note must have the following components
o Classification of different types of media platforms
o A comprehensive media advisory by the city authority
o Press release template for the municipalities
o Guidance on Social Media uses for heat communication
o Media inquiry mechanism for the municipalities
o Guidance on advertising of IEC materials
• Drafting and finalising the guidance note
Education: Bachelor’s degree or above is required. Graduate level education is preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience working on communication, especially in risk/disaster
communication and media relations. Experience on heat actions and working in the context of city
authority/municipalities are strong added values. Experience with the development and
implementation of communication strategies will be an added advantage. Knowledge of the Red
Cross Red Crescent system is an added value. Experience in any of the following areas is not required
but will be an added advantage: climate change/global warning, disaster risk management, urban
governance and development.
Skills and Abilities: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to write in a range of
styles. Work in a virtual setting and excellent interpersonal and stakeholders’ coordination skills and
ability to self-organise within a complex team. Proven track record of collaboration, facilitation and
problem solving, able to demonstrate creativity. Personable and high-level professionalism. Able to
work across cultures and with a wide variety of stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to provide clear,
concise and client-oriented advice to decision-makers. Experience in developing and delivering
Language: Advanced English language skills are required.
Location: This is home-based, task-based, lump sum assignment.
The fee is set at a lump sum of Euro 8400 for this assignment.
How to apply:
Application deadline is Wednesday 14th July 2021. Please apply by sending a CV and motivation letter
(in English) addressed to Ms. Olette Manhoudt, HR officer at the Climate Centre sent to
[email protected] with “Consultant – Heat Communication” in the subject please.
If you have any questions about this vacancy, please send an email to [email protected]
To apply for this job please visit www.climatecentre.org.