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Consultant: media and communication to advance sex workers’ rights

Deadline: Until filled

Location: Flexible

Organization: The Count Me In! (CMI!) consortium

Purpose of Consultancy

Recognizing that there is a vast amount of available research and materials about sex workers’ rights, CMI! seeks a consultant or consulting team to consolidate the most relevant information to use to promote sex workers’ rights as human rights and an understanding of sex work as work, and to use this information to build a visible, public social media campaign to highlight feminist approaches to sex workers’ rights.

The consultant will develop and design campaign materials to be used by CMI! Members and our broader community of partners to respond to efforts to claw back sex workers’ rights (such as the recent campaign hosted by the governments of Sweden and France and mobilization by other anti-sex workers’ rights donors), and pro-actively promote a rights affirming feminist approach to sex work.

The materials will be designed specifically to: strengthen alliances and support within feminist and allied movements, educate and encourage funders to fund sex workers’ rights and activism, and to support the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to continue funding and speaking out in support of sex workers’ rights.
The campaign materials will be informed by existing evidence, amplifying sex workers' stories and good practices, and making strong and relevant (to the specific audience) arguments to advance sex workers rights.

Scope of work and key deliverables

The consultant will work closely with members of the CMI! sex work working group, to produce the following:

  1. Develop an annotated overview of available resources (i.e. international consensus documents, policy papers, relevant research, briefing papers, advocacy resources, etc.) responding to the conflation of sex work and trafficking;
  2. Using this material, develop ready-to-go campaign materials to be used to counter anti-sex work rhetoric in the various spaces (aimed at women’s organisations, human rights groups, and funders,) that CMI! members engage in.
    These materials should include, at least, graphically attractive factsheets, infographics and case studies specific to the three identified target audiences; and
  3. Develop a visible, public social media campaign plan for CMI! to highlight rights affirming feminist approaches to sex work that CMI! Members can advance throughout 2020.

Candidate profile:

  • Experience working with sex workers’ rights, feminist, women’s rights, and social justice movements and understanding of feminist approaches to sex work in the global context
  • Strong and documented ability to create successful campaign packages, including research and writing as well as developing social media messages, digital materials and (info)graphics.
  • Experience delivering quality products within a relatively short time-frame

See the full job description

How to apply:

To apply, please send the following to email by 30 September 2019

  • Motivation letter (1-2 pages)
  • Scope of work and schedule for deliverables (2-3 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Fee/day proposal

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