The Open Contracting Partnership is a silo-busting global not-for-profit collaboration between governments, businesses, civil society and technologists to open up government contracting and deal-making through better disclosure, data and engagement. We do this so that the huge sums of money involved are spent honestly, fairly and effectively. We work across sectors and along the whole process of government contracting to use the power of open data to save governments money and time, deliver better goods and services to citizens, prevent corruption and create a better business environment for all.
We are a small team based out of Washington, D.C. that supports a growing number of partners implementing open contracting worldwide in over 50 countries. With our regional office in Bogotá, Colombia, we are supporting Latin America.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a motivated, talented professional to join us as a Latin America Communications Consultant. You will be working with a savvy, hard-working global team fostering innovation on, and implementation of, open contracting around the world.
Edit and produce original OCP content for Latin America in Spanish and English, making sure that this is compelling, smart, and clear.
Tell inspiring stories about us, our amazing partners, and our impacts;
Help implement our communications plan across all channels in Spanish;
Manage OCP’s Spanish-language website and coordinate our day-to-day Spanish-language communication stream including our social media;
Support media and partner relations in Latin America.
You should have a great existing track record of smart, savvy communications work with an existing network of contacts and great examples of your impact. You should be an excellent writer with a succinct, engaging style in Spanish as well as have an excellent ability to work in English.
We love consultants that share our values and understand the world of development, anticorruption and, dare we wish, procurement. You should approach open contracting and how we communicate this admittedly dry subject with curiosity and a sense of fun. You should be interested in infusing our materials with fresh ideas and the boldness needed to further grow the impact of open contracting globally.
We want to be surprised, intrigued, and excited by applicants. We are looking for consultants that have:
A demonstrated track record of at least five years of excellent public communications work and content creation;
A clear understanding of digital communications including various social media platforms and how to optimize them for OCP;
A proven record of engaging journalists;
Demonstrate a snappy and engaging writing style.
Demonstrated understanding of the world of development, anticorruption and if possible procurement.
The position is initially limited to 4 months for at least 2 days a week with potential for extension. Remuneration will be on a daily rate of $250-400 based on experience.
Coordination and Submission To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV and 2-3 examples of your amazing communications content in Spanish and your daily rate.
We are dedicated to equal employment opportunity and aim to cultivate and sustain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. We really value and prioritize diversity as a range of experiences and perspectives enriches our work and strengthens our ability to address complex challenges. The work will be remote with a preference for the Americas to ensure work hours in the same time zone.
Produce original high-quality content for Latin America in Spanish and English, making sure that this is compelling, smart and clear. This includes materials to advance our cause and explain the merits of open contracting, OCP reports, blogs or analysis by OCP experts; newsletters; telling inspiring stories about us, our amazing partners and our impacts; content for our social media platforms and
Manage OCP’s Spanish-language website and coordinate our day-to-day Spanish-language communication stream including our social media, ensuring excellent, engaging content and proposing new ways to reach audiences, especially those who should care about open contracting but don’t know about it.
Support media and partner relations in Latin America by identifying and contacting relevant journalists and support developing op-eds and news content.
Work with the Senior Manager of Communications to help design and implement our communications plan and propose new ways of communicating with core audiences to enhance the OCP’s brand and reputation, including producing engaging, high-quality content across all channels including social media and the website to make open contracting issues relevant to diverse stakeholders, being technically sound without sounding technical.