Terms of Reference for Communication Consultant

Conflict Resolution Unit (CRU) is the outcome of an initiative from the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), given its members commitment to improving their conflict resolution efforts.  CRU is committed to provide support for mediation of land use and natural resource management conflicts.

While CRU was initiated under the auspices of KADIN, CRU is an independent entity that has received a grant from the UK Climate Change Unit.  The grant to establish CRU is administered by the Indonesian Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD).

Our vision is to be the leading independent services for land-use and natural resources management conflicts.

CRU does not directly mediate conflicts, but provides a range of support for mediation processes to ensure that the processes are done according to best practices. CRU is developing a national referral system that includes a data base of mediators, through which parties in conflict can refer their cases and select neutral and skilled mediators accepted by all parties.

CRU works to raise awareness about mediation best-practices, and supports training and capacity building for mediators, company managers, CSOs, local communities, government officials, and the public.

CRU also conducts research related to land use and natural resource conflicts, to provide greater information and insight necessary for the resolution of these conflicts in Indonesia.

Job Description
  • Development, editing and publishing of the content of strategic information materials for advocacy and training/capacity building purposes, including press releases, press kits, information packages for awareness raising activities, and other public education materials on mediation of land conflicts and natural resources management conflicts.
  • Media advocacy strategies, including liaising with media to communicate key messages to defined target audiences.
  • Website development, including content creation and the methods for managing a website and other social media platforms suitable for the objective of dissemination and interaction with the stakeholders utilizing the most appropriate media platforms to meet their needs.
Skills and Competence
  • Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent), preferably in communication, journalism, public relations, natural resources management, or other related field.
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in journalism, communications, public or international relations. Experience in the area of web platform/management is desirable.
  • Excellent English and Indonesian language skills.
  • Knowledge of resolution or mediation of land conflicts and/or natural resources management conflicts
  • Highly developed communication skills, including ability to draft/edit texts and to articulate ideas in a clear, concise style to a variety of audiences, as well as facilitation skills, shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Ability to identify strategic issues, opportunities and risks.
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Office Skills
  • Demonstrated experience in working with social media tools, such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Positive work ethic with a willingness to learn.
Duration of the Assignment
Eight (8) weeks 

Key Deliverables
Phase 1 (Week 1)
  • Detailed work plan 
  • Event specific communication plan
Phase 2 (Week 2 - 3)
  • Content for CRU Website 
  • Newsletter template
Phase 3 (Week 4 - 7)
  • Print and multimedia communication materials
  • Training and capacity building materials
Phase 4 (Week 8)
  • Standard Operation Procedures for media coordination
  • Phase out report and recommendations
Remuneration This is a fixed budget assignment. The total budget is IDR 55,000,000 and it is inclusive of remuneration and all the Consultant’s costs and shall be paid in 3 installments upon satisfactory completion of each phase of the set work plan as follows:
  • 20% upon completion of phase 2
  • 40% upon completion of phase 3
  • 40% upon completion of phase 4
Submission of applications
Please send your cover letter and CV to and by 25 April 2016.