September 16, 2020 Consultancy Opportunity

Graphics & layout services

Background and Rationale

  • The ASSERT CBFM in NDCs Project is a two-year collaborative project of Non-Timber Forest Products-Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Forest Management Bureau. Its goal is to assess, engage, and recognize CBFM and its contributions to climate change mitigation and adaptation. To this end, the project will convene CBFM partners particularly in Sierra Madre and Palawan landscapes, and assess their current knowledge and capacity on NDCs and ecosystem-based adaptation practices. Based on the assessment, CBFM partners will then undergo a series of trainings to help strengthen their adaptive capacity and develop a deeper understanding of climate change. Community-based pilot projects will also be conducted to document the contributions of CBFM to NDCs, focusing on forest protection, sustainable livelihoods, benefit sharing and governance, and adaptive capacity and resilience.  A sound policy environment for CBFM is also envisaged through the project. This can be achieved through a three-pronged approach – document, mainstream, and adopt. First is to document the learnings and policy recommendation on how CBFM can contribute to the NDCs; second, mainstream the results of CBFM assessment into the agenda of CBFM National Working Group; and lastly, adopt and elevate the recommendations from the landscape-level learning and knowledge exchange groups to key national and regional discussions.  
  • The COVID-19 pandemic, notwithstanding its overwhelming impact, has inspired the project to constantly explore viable options to disseminate knowledge and communication materials necessary for blended learning. Currently, the project is in the process of developing these materials intended for offline and online use. These materials include research reports/case studies, key statements and policy briefs, training modules, post-activity reports, slide presentations, activity posters, project updates/newsletter, project brochure, photo documentation, and other promotional materials.
  • In developing these materials, NTFP-EP Asia desires to engage an external consultant to provide graphic and layout design services for a period of two months (September to October 2020).

Objective and Scope of Work

The objective of this consultancy work is to produce high quality and visually effectively knowledge and communication materials.

Specifically, the external consultant is expected to produce the following:

  • Project logo with complete logo branding guide;
  • Project document templates for research reports/case studies (cover design and body layout), key statements and policy briefs, training modules, slide presentations, post-activity reports, and certificates;
  • Templates for online posting (website and social media pages), i.e. activity posters, projects updates/newsletter, and photo documentation template;
  • Project brochure (bi-fold, back-to-back); and
  • Report layout of the Situational Study Executive Summary (one page).

The responsibility of the external consultant will therefore be:

  • Graphic designing and editing;
  • Photo editing;
  • Document layout designing (online and printed versions); and
  • Coordination with the project focal person.

Consultancy Period

The production of the knowledge and communication materials will take place from mid-September towards the end of October 2020 for approximately 30 working days.

Terms of Payment

The fee and the exact terms of payment will be negotiated with the external consultant before signing the contract.

Application Process

  • The external consultant must be able to meet the following qualifications:
  • Has outstanding graphic design and editing skills;
    • Skilled in the usage of graphic design tools, such as InDesign, Photoshop, Corel Draw, etc.;
    • Has at least three years of experience carrying out similar projects;
    • Proficient in English and Filipino;
    • Experienced in producing knowledge and communication materials for non-government organizations; and
    • Has the ability to work without direct supervision and meet tight deadlines.
  • Applicants should submit the following documents:
    • Cover letter and updated CV;
    • Technical and financial proposal; and
    • A minimum of three samples of recent work, or a link to online portfolio if available.
  • Applicants should send all above documents to with subject line [“Graphic Designer – ASSERT CBFM”].


Please submit the requirements on or before 23 September 2020

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