The review follows restructuring at the commission that has led to several comms staff leaving over the past year.
The EHRC board has opted to undertake a capability review using the best-practice model developed by the Government Communications Network (GCN), and is looking for a person with experience of the model to assess its performance by interviewing board members, staff and stakeholders.
The review should deliver six- and 12-month action plans in a report to EHRC chief executive Mark Hammond and director of engagement Jackie Beer.
The EHRC is understood to have 20 staff covering parliamentary affairs, stakeholder relations, media, internal comms, FOI requests and website and marketing activity.
GCN capability reviews are being rolled out across non-departmental bodies such as the EHRC, as well as government departments, as a standardised way of assessing comms functions.