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ICFP Announces Media Relations and Engagement Support RFP

Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population & Reproductive Health (Gates Institute) is seeking a media relations consultant or small team to design, implement, and measure media engagement efforts for the 6th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) taking place in Pattaya City, Thailand from 1-4 February 2021.

The ideal candidate will bring a mixture of strong media engagement experience, deep understanding of family planning and reproductive health topics, and an innovative and forward-thinking spirit.


Key Dates:
RFP released: February 19, 2020
RFP Due: March 4, 2020
Selection Announced: March 11, 2020
Work Begins: ASAP


  • We will consider individual and small team applicants.
  • The contract will require scaling up a team for onsite support. (Please indicate this in your proposal narrative and budget)


Please provide the following:

  • Overview & approach: Please provide your recommended approach this project and any other information that helps demonstrate your skills and abilities.
  • Budget: Please provide a detailed budget on level of effort for the activities listed above. A daily rate is preferred.
  • Overview of relevant experience: A few examples of relevant work experience
  • References: Please provide three references with contact information.

Mandatory Requirements

  • A strong understanding of family planning and reproductive health topics and sector players
  • Excellent writing and messaging skills
  • Experience with designing, managing and implementing a complex media relations program, especially within an international conference context
  • Deep experience in engaging global, regional and local media outlets, especially global south outlets
  • A solid understanding of social, digital, and traditional media approaches
  • Ability to work onsite in Pattaya City, Thailand from the end of January until February 6

Start date: We would like to begin ASAP – we envision the level of effort for this position increasing as we move towards February 2021.

For more information, please read the full Request for Proposal. Please send submissions to Christina Cherel (