Re-advertisement – Local Communications Consultant

Deadline: 22 August 2016
Open to: University graduates in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or related field
Venue: Podgorica, Montenegro


This assignment is divided in two parts for two different programmes:

  1. Minamata Initial Assessment for Montenegro (MIA)
  2. Center for Sustainable Development (CSD)

Montenegro signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury on September 24, 2014. The Convention is designed to systematically reduce emissions and releases of mercury to land and water, as well as phase out the use of mercury where alternatives exist. In order to assist the countries to sign the Convention, fulfill its obligations and prepare them for the implementation of its requirements, several barriers must be addressed. With this assignment the Project will address the issue of low awareness of health risks associated with mercury by developing Strategy for Public Awareness and Mercury Phase-Out, with the Implementation Plan, focusing on the environmental and health impacts of mercury, based on the documents produced in the MIA project. It will include public awareness activities necessary to raise awareness on mercury and the Minamata convention among the key stakeholders (decision makers) and target groups at risk, identified during the initial assessment.


  • University degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or related field; An Advanced degree would be an asset;
  • Minimum of 5 years or more of working experience in public awareness campaigns/trainings in related areas;
  • Proven track record of project experience in communication rollouts and public awareness campaigns;
  • Previous experience in environmental public awareness campaigns would be an asset;
  • Experience and understanding of Minamata Convention or relevant UN convention is preferred, but not required;
  • Ability to draft, edit, and produce written proposals, brochures, factsheets, flyers, press kits and result focused communication reports;
  • Experience in working with the Government and/or donors and/or civil society and/or international organization;
  • Experience in working with local media outlets, print, digital and broadcast, is preferred but not required;
  • Proficiency in office software packages (Microsoft Word and Excel);
  • Fluency in Montenegrin and English with exceptional writing, presentation and communication skills.

How to Apply?

Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications by August 22, 2016 by using the APPLY NOW button.

The application should contain a duly completed Personal History Form (P11) that can be downloaded from HERE.

For more information, visit the official web page.

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