N°2017-001/ABV/DE /VSIP du 31/03/2017



Volta Basin Authority (VBA) 

Volta Basin Strategic Action Programme Implementation Project (VSIP).


« Development of a Communication Strategy and Plan for the Volta Basin Authority ».


Donation No.: CIWA GRANT n° TF016611 and GEF GRANT N°TF0A0184

Reference No.: 03 (According to the Procurement Plan).


The Volta Basin Authority has secured funding from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Trust Fund for Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA). The Authority intends to use part of these funds for payments on the following contract: «Development of a Communication Strategy and Plan for the Volta Basin Authority».


The services of the Consultant («Services») shall comprise:

  1. Development of a Communication Strategy and Plan. The purpose of the strategy is to improve the visibility and positioning of the VBA as a water resources management organization for the six Volta basin countries namely, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo. It will also define the objectives, targets and key messages for improving communication with its various target groups such as policy makers,   VBA’s organs, water management institutions, technical experts and partners, and the general public, at the local, national and regional levels. The strategy will be broken down into an operational action plan, which will prioritize the activities to be implemented based on the various targets, while specifying modalities for their implementation.
  2. Definition and Provision of Basic Communication Support Materials.

Irrespective of other activities that will be included in the Communication Plan, the Consultant shall define or update and prepare the Technical Specifications or Terms of Reference for a certain number of basic communication support materials, and then proceed to develop those materials that will satisfy the priority needs of the VBA for improving communication.

The assignment is scheduled for 10 months.


The Executive Director of the Volta Basin Authority  invites qualified candidates to express their interest in providing the aforementioned services. Interested Consultants shall submit any information proving their qualification for providing such services (brochures, references for similar assignments already completed, experience under similar conditions, availability of the required knowledge among the staff, etc.). Consultants may associate  with each other to optimize their competences.


 Selection Criteria:

     Proven professional experience in the field of Corporate Communication;

     Successful experience in the development of a Communication Strategy and Plan for an institution, preferably similar to the VBA;

     Experience in working in the VBA countries and West Africa. 


The Terms of Reference are available on the VBA website ( or with the Project Coordination Unit at the VBA in Ouaga 2000, Phone: +226 25 37 60.67.


Interested Consultants may obtain further information at the following address on working days from 7.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 16.30 p.m. The deadline is Thursday, 02 may 2017.


Volta Basin Authority (VBA)/Autorité du Bassin de la Volta (ABV)
10 P.O. Box 13621 Ouaga 10 / Phone: +226 25 37 60.67



Written Expressions of Interest shall be submitted at the address below by hand or by email latest on Monday, 08 May 2017 at 4.00 p.m. (local time), with the indication «Expression of interest for the Development of a Communication Strategy and  Plan for the Volta Basin Authority» :


Secretariat of the Project Coordination Unit of the Volta Basin Strategic Action Programme Implementation Project.

Volta Basin Authority (VBA) /Autorité du Bassin de la Volta (ABV) 10 P.O Box 13621 Ouaga 10

Phone : +226

E-mail :;







Ag. Executive Director

 Dr. Charles BINEY

This entry was posted on April 6, 2017