Website development – Investigate: call for consultants

Website development – Investigate: Call for Consultants

Application closing date: 27 November

Start date: ASAP

Location: remote

Salary: up to 3,000€, all taxes included


Founded in 2015 and registered in Berlin, Germany, the Civil Forum for Asset Recovery (CiFAR) is a non-profit, which works across the globe for transparency and accountability in the investigation, confiscation and return of public money stolen through corruption. Since its founding it has worked in a range of areas to support more citizen and civil society involvement and public debate in illicit financial flows and asset recovery. This has included running projects to support early-career journalists to investigate cross-border corruption, providing trainings to civil society and young people on asset recovery, running public awareness campaigns and events, engaging with governments to discuss ongoing cases, presenting the work of civil society at international forums and supporting collaboration between civil society across borders.

CiFAR is seeking a consultant to develop a visually appealing website, according to CiFAR’s guidelines. The website should develop and expand the current website investigate.cifar.eu, a subdomain of CiFAR’s main website and will display information and resources for investigative journalists working on cross-border corruption. It will also showcase the stories published by CIFAR’s investigative journalist trainees and act as a network platform for investigative journalists working on cross-border corruption.


  • Design and develop a visually appealing, user-friendly, high-quality website in collaboration with CiFAR
  • Ensure that the website can subsequently be easily edited by CiFAR, preference will be given to proposals based on a WordPress environmment
  • Ensure the integration of the website with social media tools

The website will contain the following information provided by CiFAR:

  • Showcase stories published under CIFARs projects, webpage
  • Directory of trainees webpage
  • An E-learning platform on CIFAR-related topics
  • A resource section including: E-learning platform, publications, toolkits and networks
  • Past/upcoming opportunities webpage
  • Homepage-rebuild giving a comprehensive overview of the website features

Deliverables and timeline

  • Detailed creative proposal submitted to CiFAR within 1 week of contract start.
  • First version of the website submitted and presented (online) to CiFAR by 31 December 2020.
  • Editing and improving of the website through close cooperation with CiFAR till the publication of the final version
  • Final version of the website submitted and presented (online) to CiFAR by 15 January 2021.


The consultant should provide a detailed breakdown, before any VAT or other charges, of all their estimated costs, including but not limited to: total fee as a lump sum or standard daily or hourly rates, (if applicable) international travel, local transport, accommodation, work materials. Offers in the range of €3,000 will be considered (inclusive of VAT).

CiFAR is registered in Germany with the tax number: 27 / 662 / 57629. In order to determine the Value Added Tax (VAT) implications of this tender, we kindly request that the consultants fill out the VAT Form for Tenders/Vendor Form (instructions inside the form) and submit the completed and signed form along with their email application.

The link to the VAT Form for Tenders/Vendor Form is available below.


Selection criteria

The applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Substantial experience of designing and developing websites on WordPress
  • Strong coordination and team working skills
  • Fluent oral and written English communication skills
  • Previous experience working with NGOs and in the field of development, human rights or related fields is a plus


The application should include the following documents:

  • CV
  • Portfolio of relevant previous work
  • Short creative proposal with quotes and a brief overview of how the work will be approached
  • Completed VAT form

To apply, please send your application to info@cifar.eu with the subject line ‘Website development” by 6pm CET on 27 November 2020.