[Sust-mar] RFP - Ethical Images Campaign Organizer, Atlantic Region - Deadline: Oct 7, 2005

ACIC info at acic-caci.org
Wed Oct 5 09:21:49 EDT 2005

Request for Proposals - Ethical Images Campaign Organizer

The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is a unique
coalition of Atlantic Canadian organizations and individuals, with a shared
interest in international development and cooperation issues, working
together to achieve sustainable global development in a peaceful and healthy
environment, with social justice, human dignity, and participation for all.

ACIC supports its members in development and developmental education through
collective leadership, networking, information, training and coordination,
and represents their interests when dealing with government and others.  We
currently have 54 members, including national organizations and grassroots
organizations as well as individuals from across the Atlantic Provinces.
For more information, please refer to our website at www.acic-caci.org

ACIC seeks the services of responsible, energetic, and experienced
individual(s) to organize a public engagement campaign throughout the
Atlantic region. The project will focus on raising awareness on how images
of the developing world influence public perception.

Project Summary:
The South through the Northern Eye is a public engagement project that aims
to engage Atlantic Canadians on issues surrounding the use of images
portraying the developing world.  This public engagement project, funded by
CIDA, will launch a campaign that not only increases awareness about global
poverty, but that also highlights the linkages that this issue presents
between the North and the South. It will present an opportunity for various
stakeholder groups to learn more about relationships between all citizens in
the world.

The project will provide information to specific target groups through a
series of workshops that will be developed by ACIC and provincial
coordinators. Following the workshops, a photography competition will be
hosted and the entries will be exhibited in galleries across Atlantic
Canada.  In addition, public engagement events that show the different
images of poverty, and the messages that are portrayed through these images,
will be promoted across Atlantic Canada.

Work to be completed:
* Coordinate Ethical Images workshops across the Atlantic region during
October-December 2005
* Organize a travelling photography exhibit within Atlantic Canada from
February-April 2006
* Organize Ethical Images events to coincide with, and complement,
photography exhibit
* Submit proposals to raise additional funds for the project
* Secure corporate sponsorship of the event
* Work with the media to cover events and raise awareness of ethical images
* Manage finances of the project
* Work closely with an Advisory Board, ACIC coordinator and provincial
* Overall project administration

Desired Qualifications:
* Experience working in international and community development
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French
* Proven fundraising experience
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* Knowledge of working with CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency)
and results-based management and demonstrated report writing skills
* Excellent organizational skills
* Experience organizing workshops and special events and public engagement
* Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, internet,
e-mail, web publishing packages etc.)
* Experience developing and publishing websites
* Experience in editing, layout, and publishing of newsletters and other
* Experience working directly with an Advisory Board
* Proven financial management skills
* Experience working overseas in a cross-cultural setting an asset

Timeframe: October 2005 – April 2006

Location:  Atlantic Region

Budget: Submit a detailed budget not exceeding $5000 for consultant’s fee
including all taxes and disbursements.

Application Deadline: October 7, 2005

Application procedure: Please submit a letter of intent, detailed budget,
time frame of activities, and CV by October 7, 2005 to:

Jessica Dubelaar
Atlantic Council for International Cooperation
info at acic-caci.org


Email applications are preferred.

Thank you for applying.  Only short listed applications will be contacted to
arrange for an interview.

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