The Government of The Bahamas has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments under the Revitalization of the Sponging Industry for the services of a Consultant who will work in partnership with project partners to determine the local sponge industry baselines.

The Consultant will be required to:

  • Design and implement a communications strategy and plan to increase awareness of the achievements of the project and its beneficiaries
  • Work in concert with BAIC’s Project Coordinator, Sales Coordinator, Branding Consultant, Bahamas Commercial Spongers Association’s (BCSA) board, stakeholders, beneficiaries and donors to develop activities that highlight and showcase the work of the association, and donor contributions to the project
  • Organize and coordinate press events for the project and its beneficiaries. Following up with media to ensure coverage of public events
  • Assist BCSA, and the project’s Steering Committee in developing appropriately branded public information, documentations, briefs, and events
  • Design, and develop all didactic material, and activities to advertise the association’s products to target audience and media, including outreach folders and fact sheets, newsletters, blog entries, tweets, brochures, website, videos and PSA campaigns for broadcast and print media
  • Draft, design, and publish How-to Guide of the association’s business model
  • Travel to the sites in Andros to get to know the project and capture success stories for dissemination through website, outreach folders and to media
  • Maintain a calendar of project events in close coordination with the Steering Committee and Bahamas commercial Spongers Association
  • Maintain project social media presence.

Duration: 1 year

Deliverables:

  • Communications strategy and plan
  • Monthly reports to inform BAIC of ongoing and future public relations activities
  • Final Report detailing all works completed and its impact.

Qualifications/Experiences/Competencies:

  • A minimum of ten years of professional experience in development communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or a related field - master’s degree is preferred.
  • Capability and proven experience in crafting and implementing public relations strategies with an eye toward results-based management.
  • Capability and proven experience crafting messages in various formats (press releases, websites, success stories, blog entries, tweets, etc.) targeting a variety of audiences
  • Familiarity with branding compliance
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills

The Bahamas Agricultural Industrial Corporation now invites eligible consultants or consultancy firms to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested candidates must provide proposals, along with information outlining qualification, experiences, competencies, and cost. Consultants will be selected in accordance with procedures set out in the Inter-American Development Bank: Policies for the Selection and Contracting of Consultants financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (GN-2350-7) and is open to all eligible consultants as defined in the policies.

How to Apply

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 9:00am – 5:00pm Local Time. Proposals must be delivered via direct mail or email at the address indicated below:

Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial Corporation

Attn: Human Resources

P.O. Box N-4940

Nassau, Bahamas

Email: sponge@baic.gov.bs