Proposals

Advertising: Environmental Campaign on UK Retailer

What We Seek:  

Mighty Earth is seeking an agency or independent consultant to develop and implement an approximately £100,000 advertising campaign in the UK focused on creating pressure on a major supermarket chain to 1) cease sourcing meat products linked to deforestation and climate pollution and 2) shift to more sustainable protein.  

About Mighty Earth:  

Mighty Earth is a global advocacy organization working to defend a living planet. We are obsessed with impact: Our goal is to protect half of Earth for nature and secure a climate that allows life to flourish.  

Through our proven “perfect storm” model of driving change, we have played a leading role in persuading the world’s largest food and agriculture companies to act against deforestation, land-grabbing and human rights abuse, and we’ve driven adoption of multi-billion-dollar shifts to clean energy.  

Context: 

The meat industry is the largest single driver of destruction of rainforests and other ecosystems and causes more pollution than all the world’s cars, trucks, planes, and ships combined. Largely because of the meat industry, only 4% of mammal biomass on the planet are wild animals, a serious imbalance in the planet. At the same time, the meat products served in UK supermarket chains, while frequently marketed as locally or sustainably sourced, are linked to large industrial meat and feed companies that have extensive records of deforestation, land grabs, habitat destruction, human right violations and other irresponsible agricultural practices.  

UK retailers are uniquely positioned to play a large role in driving a shift in the way the world gets its protein because of their position in the global market, often seen as a leader in sustainable practices and a potential trailblazer for much-needed switch to plant-based and alternative protein-based foods. They are key customers for many of the world’s major meat and soy companies and could drive an urgent industry-wide shift to better practices, as well as more sustainable protein sources.  

 Proposal Requirements: 

All proposals should include detailed responses to the following questions: 

  1. Ideas for the campaign. We are especially seeking ideas for paid media that can also drive earned media coverage. 
  2. Suggestions on cost distribution of broadcast, print, and/or digital given the budget. 
  3. Suggestions (and related rationale) for geographic focus for offline activities.  
  4. Experience working on environmental campaigns. 
  5. Examples of your work, including on political, environmental, or social campaigns, and the outcomes/results of the work you have been involved in.  
  6. Timeline and needs. 

Please contact Mighty Earth UK Director Gemma Hoskins ([email protected]) to submit a proposal and with any questions. Please notify Gemma if you are planning to submit a proposal, and we will share more information on specific targets and ensure against conflicts of interest. Proposals must be submitted by November 18, 2022, and we anticipate making a final decision by early December. 

Mighty Earth will evaluate proposals based on the following factors: budgetary feasibility, vendor’s experience and success in similar advertising campaigns, vendor’s knowledge of the target market. 

Offers will be rejected if any illegal or corrupt practices have taken place in connection with the award, and all contracts executed under the project must state that Mighty Earth may terminate the contract if it finds that illegal or corrupt practices have taken place in connection with the contract award or execution. 

Thanks so much for your interest and we look forward to meeting you. 


Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Assessment

We Seek:

Mighty Earth seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) consultant to assist us in analyzing the effectiveness of our programs and organizational operations in achieving our intended outcomes and provide recommendations for maximizing our impact and achievement of specific outcomes.

About Mighty Earth:

Mighty Earth is a global advocacy organization working to defend a living planet. We are obsessed with impact: Our goal is to protect half of Earth for Nature and secure a climate that allows life to flourish. Through our “perfect storm” model of driving change, we have played a leading role in persuading the world’s largest food and agriculture companies to act against deforestation, land-grabbing, and human rights abuse, driven multi-billion-dollar shifts to clean energy, and helped catalyze major, and helped catalyze major decarbonization commitments.

Background about Mighty Earth:

Read more about our approach and our campaign in the following resources:
Fomenting a Perfect Storm to push companies to change (Mongabay).
How Pressuring Corporations Can Save the Amazon from Destruction (Yale Environment 360) 

Mighty Earth has made significant progress in our efforts to achieve transformative and systemic change. Mighty Earth uses data and technology to reveal critical threats to Nature, climate, and communities and mobilizes program teams to drive solutions through multifaceted campaigns and policy. Mighty Earth targets CEOs and policymakers with fact-based practical solutions while holding them to account on climate and nature pledges. By deploying global campaigns, Mighty Earth raises visibility and gains necessary commitments to reverse environmental destruction. Mighty Earth fights for the rights of Indigenous communities and local populations on the frontline, threatened by industrial corporations. By collaborating and coordinating Mighty Earth creates global pressure and achieves unprecedented victories.

To ensure continued success and a greater impact, we wish to evaluate our organization and the work, identify opportunities for improvement, and put that learning into practice.

Proposal Requirements:

Mighty Earth seeks firm or individual consultants to develop and design a monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan and analysis framework to evaluate Mighty Earth’s impact. The project should include data collection, monitoring, and analysis of the organization and our programs, followed by a comprehensive report. The evaluation is expected to recommend systems, processes, and approaches that Mighty Earth could put in place to maximize our effectiveness. The evaluation will assist Mighty Earth in developing further work plans and provide information for the organization’s management, staff, Board of Directors, supporters and other stakeholders. The project should include our palm oil, rubber, cocoa, protein, and heavy industry campaigns as well as the organizational elements that support our campaigns.

The Evaluation Will

· Assess the effectiveness of our program

· Identify the most significant changes that occurred because of our program activities.

· Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the program and provide recommendations for areas of improvement.

· Formulate lessons learned from the program’s implementation and recommendations to improve the design and delivery of future campaigns.

· Identify success stories and clearly describe the role of the project activities and partners.

· Analyze our overall operations to suggest additional ways to maximize impact.

Time frame:

We would like the project completed by the end of April 2023.

Contact: Please contact Cindy Schwartz ([email protected]) if you have questions and to submit a proposal. Please also notify her if you are planning to submit a proposal. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, November 19, 2022, by close of business; we anticipate finalizing our decision by December 10. Mighty Earth will evaluate proposals based on the following factors: budgetary feasibility, vendor’s experience and success in similar ventures, and vendor’s knowledge.

Offers will be rejected if any illegal or corrupt practices took place in connection with the award. All contracts executed under the project must state that Mighty Earth may terminate the agreement if it finds illegal or corrupt practices connected to the contract award or execution.

 

 


Recruitment and Hiring 

Mighty Earth, a global environmental advocacy organization, seeks a firm or individual consultant to conduct recruitment and assist in the hiring process for the following jobs:  

Communications & Media Manager (based in Washington, DC or London)
Grants and Finance Senior Associate (based in Washington, DC)
Brazil Director
Netherlands Director
Forests Senior Associate

Proposals may be to provide recruitment and hiring support for one or more of the jobs.  

Proposals should be no more than 1-2 pages in length and include information about the applicants:  

  • Experience in and capacity for recruitment and hiring, including for jobs similar to the ones we are posting (for instance, an applicant to conduct hiring for the Communications and Media Manager job should provide examples of previous communications job searches or capacity to conduct it).
  • Network and capacity in the specific locations where we are hiring. 
  • Ability to recruit outstanding candidates for our “dream team” of impact-obsessed, “ideal team players” who are hungry to work in an innovative, entrepreneurial, and results-focused culture.  
  • Ensuring recruitment includes active outreach to racially and ethnically diverse communities, women, nonbinary, and other groups, as well as an unbiased hiring process consistent with Mighty Earth’s hiring procedures and Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion principles. 
  • Estimated timeline from a selection of consultant to hiring.  
  • Information about consultant’s typical approach to hiring and recruitment philosophy.
  • Price

Mighty Earth uses the Jazz HR platform as part of our hiring process.  

Offers will be rejected if any illegal or corrupt practices have taken place in connection with the award, and all contracts executed under the project must state that Mighty Earth may terminate the contract if it finds that illegal or corrupt practices have taken place in connection with the contract award or execution. 

Interested consultants are requested to submit an application to Jeanne-Marie Leroux at [email protected] by midnight Eastern Time (US) on Thursday, July 21; you may also submit questions to her. A selection committee may choose to conduct follow-up interviews with select applicants.  

More information about Mighty Earth and its culture is available at https://www.mightyearth.org/about-us/ 

 


Request for Proposals: Security Assessment and Risk Mitigation Development of Protocols and Training Assets

We Seek:

Mighty Earth is seeking an agency or independent consultant to assess, make recommendations for risk mitigation, and create training for our organization, staff, and local partners.

About Mighty Earth:

Mighty Earth is a global advocacy organization working to defend a living planet. We are obsessed with impact: Our goal is to protect half of Earth for Nature and secure a climate that allows life to flourish. Through our proven “perfect storm” model of driving change, we have played a leading role in persuading the world’s largest food and agriculture companies to act against deforestation, land-grabbing, and human rights abuse. We’ve driven the adoption of multi-billion-dollar shifts to clean energy.

Mighty Earth runs policy and markets-based campaigns around the globe, targeting governments and companies. Our organization has achieved transformative change by persuading leading industries to dramatically reduce deforestation and climate pollution throughout their global supply chains in palm oil, rubber, cocoa, and animal feed while improving livelihoods for Indigenous and local communities.

Context:

Our staff and partners operate in countries designated by the US State Department with threat levels of two or higher. We seek a consultant to help provide security assessments and risk mitigation for:

• Cyber security

• In-country security while traveling

• Partner security

Cyber Security or E-Security

The security of our information stored online and on employee devices permanently based in the EU, UK, US or elsewhere is essential. We want an assessment of current platforms and practices related to them and training on best practices. We want to evaluate our existing systems and platforms (email, file sharing, video conferencing, communications tolls) to determine if we use best practices and if our tools are secure, current, and used correctly and consistently, including during travel. We want recommendations for changes and staff training.

Security for Partners

We work with small and large NGOs, local community members on the ground, and contractors. We want to develop a consistent organizational approach to working with these partners to identify and mitigate the possible risks related to our partnership. In particular, we'd like to provide training and support to our team members so they can assess risk and provide a mitigation framework for our work with contractors, partners, and sub-grantees. We want a document outlining fundamental principles for ensuring team member and partner safety, guidance in addressing security with partners (including their own travel, personal, organizational, and cyber security), and a framework for developing context-appropriate protocols to use with partners. We would also like our team members trained in these principles and how to deploy these protocols. Specifically, we are interested in; 1) how to work with partners to identify context-specific risks (which might involve a checklist); and 2) security protocols based on that risk assessment, covering things such as travel, legal risk, organizational operations, e-security, gender-specific risks.

These protocols should be tailored to assess risk for our sub-grantee organizations, partners, and contractors. They should be general enough in scope to use them across all of our geographies, including Southeast Asia, South America (Columbia, Brazil, etc.), and West Africa – including Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Cameroon, and yet identity location-specific risks that may be present.

Proposal Requirements:

All proposals should include:

• Detailed plans for the three specific areas of work: cyber security, in-country security while traveling, and partner security.

• Experience working in this area and relevant expertise.

• Examples of your work, including groups you have worked with

• Timeline and needs.

Please contact Cindy Schwartz ([email protected]) to submit a proposal and questions. Please also notify her if you are planning to submit a proposal. Proposals must be submitted by July 31; we anticipate finalizing our decision in August. Mighty Earth will evaluate proposals based on the following factors: budgetary feasibility, vendor’s experience and success in similar ventures, and vendor’s knowledge.

Offers will be rejected if any illegal or corrupt practices took place in connection with the award. All contracts executed under the project must state that Mighty Earth may terminate the agreement if it finds illegal or corrupt practices connected to the contract execution.

Thanks so much for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you.