A. Knowledge Product Writer (international, 15 days)
1. The Writer will have experience in preparing knowledge products on civil society participation and will build upon examples of good practice from SERD DMCs. The Writer will have prepared other similar documents for publication, preferably with the ADB. Familiarity with ADB's work in Southeast Asia is also preferred.
B. Civil Society Specialist, Lao PDR (international, 22 days)
2. The Civil Society Specialist will have a solid understanding of the ADB, the Government of Lao PDR's engagement with civil society, and the civil society landscape in Lao PDR. The Civil Society Specialist will be able to synthesize information from all three parties and prepare a report that will suggest ways for civil society to engage more effectively with ADB-financed projects in Lao PDR.
C. Resource Persons (national, 1 week x 7 persons)
3. The Resource Persons will each be engaged to support a specific civil society participation activity, such as for CPS or COBP consultations with civil society, project level civil society consultations, or project implementation or monitoring. Each will have a good understanding of civil society, the ADB, and the Government, and will assist with civil society participation in the event.
D. Design and Layout Specialist (international, 15 days)
4. Work with designated ADB staff to design three print-ready, four-page (A4, folded) brochures and one print-ready poster to support ADB's work in Myanmar. Two brochures will be developed to target people living in rural communities where ADB projects will be implemented: (1) An introduction to ADB what ADB does, and how ADB operates; and (2) An introduction to ADB policies / safeguards, including an overview of project affected people's entitlements. The final brochure would be developed to target staff of national civil society organizations working in Myanmar, explaining how CSOs can work with ADB. The poster will be developed to target CSOs working with local communities affected by ADB-financed projects and local government staff involved in implementing ADB-financed projects and focus on (1) Introduction to ADB (2) Overview of ADB Safeguards (3) ADB's Anti-corruption policy and (4) ADB contact information.
E. National Communication Specialist / Content Developer (national, 23 days)
5. The National Communication Specialist / Content Developer will work with designated ADB staff and the Design and Layout Specialist to develop Myanmar, Karen and Shan language brochures. Two brochures targeting people living in rural communities (see above) will be in five languages, while the brochure for CSOs (see above) will only be in Myanmar language. The poster will be in the same five languages. Ensure content is culturally and linguistically appropriate, easily understood (visually and linguistically), and that key messages resonate with target languages. Ensure quality translation. Provide feedback to Design and Layout Specialist on illustrations and graphics, to ensure they are culturally appropriate.
F. Radio Spot Producer (national, lump sum)
6. The Radio Spot Producer will work with designated ADB staff to produce twelve 30-second radio spots for broadcast in Myanmar. Some spots will focus on development issues ADB is working on in Myanmar, while other spots will introduce ADB and its work to listeners. Work with designated ADB staff to produce six scripts in English, and after script clearance, re-produce all six scripts in Myanmar language. Three spots will be chosen to be reproduced in each Karen, Shan, Chin, and Kachin languages. Ensure all 6 final scripts are culturally appropriate, easily understood and entertaining, with catchy key messages. Ensure voice talent, sound track and overall production standards are of the highest quality. Responsible for coordinating every aspect of the production process.