IC-for Communications, Business and Human Rights


Location : New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :30-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Oct-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :6 Month

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

B+HR Asia

Over several decades in Asia, pro-growth economic policies have encouraged a rapid influx of foreign investment and increased international trade flows. In turn, these forces have driven significant gains in jobs, industrial production, and innovation, as well as achievements in health care provision and education. Yet, fast-paced economic development has also resulted in a wide variety of human rights abuses and devastating levels of environmental degradation. Concern for these adverse impacts seems to be growing among governments, businesses, consumers, and civil society in general.

A decade has passed since the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) were endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council. Today, the UNGPs are the main reference framework for the complementary duty of States to protect human rights and responsibility of business enterprises to respect human rights. Although there seems to be increasing global awareness and uptake of the UNGPs, knowledge and implementation gaps remain.

UNDP’s regional project on Business and Human Rights, titled “Business and Human Rights in Asia: Promoting Responsible Business Practices through Regional Partnerships”, (B+HR Asia) works to ensure the uptake of BHR and the implementation of the UNGPs through technical advisory, awareness-raising, communications outreach and capacity building support to governments, businesses, civil society organizations (CSOs), and national human rights institutions (NHRIs).

 

 


Duties and Responsibilities

The B+HR Asia programme in India intends to produce focussed knowledge and communication products to enhance understanding of UNGPs, highlight trade and human rights nexus and facilitate outreach on policy issues in India and Asia.

Under the direct supervision of the Business and Human Rights National Specialist at UNDP India, and overall supervision of Head, Inclusive Growth Unit, UNDP India, the Communications Consultant will assist in implementing specific activities related to the communication strategy of the B+HR Asia: Enabling Sustainable Economic Growth through the Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework project in India including:

  1. Development of knowledge and advocacy products/communication content on Business and Human Rights
  • Copywriting (online & offline), editing and proofreading of communication collaterals (brochure, booklet, newsletters) related to specific project activities
  • Develop and implement social media strategy including the creation of social media content (posts, graphics, social media templates) per the project annual work plan (AWP)
  1. Support production of audio-visual products and narratives to increase visibility
  • Edit and proof-read audio-visual content, coordinate with agency and B+HR Asia team on specific communication collaterals
  • Develop web content, human interest stories, news items and other communication materials per the AWP
  1. Project support through other communication activities
  • Ensure branding and donor visibility on events and related materials
  • Coordinate with regional project team on multi-country campaigns

 


Competencies

Competencies

  • Great organizational and time-management skills
  • Demonstrable research skills;
  • Results-driven, initiative-taking, ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently interact with senior members and stakeholders
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Communication skills: Able to communicate clear ideas across a variety of mediums
  • Writing and presentation skills: Able to produce high quality reports and presentations
  • Ability to work independently or with very limited guidance.
  • Highly motivated with a positive attitude and problem-solving approach;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualification:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, media relations, journalism or any other related field.

Professional Experience: 

  1. 5-7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, electronic and print media, communications or advocacy.
  2. Strong writing and editing skills in English
  3. Experience in social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube) management and/or online news, including data analysis;
  4. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  5. Good command of graphic design tools (e.g.: Adobe Creative Suite)
  6. Knowledge of human rights issues desirable.

Language Requirement:  Proficiency in English and Hindi required.

Expected Deliverable/ Outcome

Deliverable 1

  • Implementation of Social media plan for Oct 2021 including BHR newsletter
  • 1 event (ISS Conference) supported including related offline and social media collaterals and press release, related reporting on statistics and audience reached submitted, 
  • provide overall proof reading and editing support on communication products (Garment sector Business case story).

Deliverable 2

  • Implementation of Social media plan for Nov 2021,
  • Assist creative agency in development of BHR policy framework A/V content (scripting, production and coordination)
  • Provide overall proof reading and editing support on communication products (Artificial Intelligence research).

 

Deliverable 3

  • Implementation of Social media plan for Dec 2021, including BHR newsletter
  • Assist creative agency in development of NAP CSO A/V content (scripting, production and coordination),
  • To create/develop a social media plan for 2022 (Jan to Dec)
  • Provide overall proof reading and editing support on communication products (Environment knowledge product).

Deliverable 4

  • Implementation of Social media plan for Jan 2022,
  • 1 illustrated case-study or human-interest story completed,
  • Provide overall proof reading and editing support on communication products (Labour Knowledge product).

Deliverable 5

  • Implementation of Social media plan for Feb 2022,
  • Assist creative agency in development of HRDD A/V content (scripting, production and coordination),
  • Provide overall proof reading and editing support on communication products.

Deliverable 6

  • Implementation of Social media plan for March 2022, including BHR newsletter
  • Provide overall proof reading and editing support on communication products.

Payment Scheduled: Payments will be deliverable linked per the following schedule of payments:

Outputs and Deliverables

Duration from Signing of Contract

Payment Milestones

 

(Deliverable 1)

  • Implementation of Social media plan for Oct 2021 including BHR newsletter
  • 1 event (ISS Conference) supported including related offline and social media collaterals and press release, related reporting on statistics and audience reached submitted, 
  • Provide overall proof reading and editing support on communication products (Garment sector Business case story).

 

15 days (between 15 Oct to 15 Nov 2021)

17%

(Deliverable 2)

  • Implementation of Social media plan for Nov 2021,
  • Assist creative agency in development of BHR policy framework A/V content (scripting, production and coordination)
  • Provide overall proof reading and editing support on communication products (Artificial Intelligence research).

15 days (between 15 Nov to 15 Dec 2021)

Or by 15 Dec 2021

17%

(Deliverable 3)

  • Implementation of Social media plan for Dec 2021, including BHR newsletter
  • Assist creative agency in development of NAP CSO A/V content (scripting, production and coordination),
  • To create/develop a social media plan for 2022 (Jan to Dec)
  • Provide overall proof reading and editing support on communication products (Environment knowledge product).

15 days (between 15 Dec 2021 to 15 Jan 2022)

Or by 15 Jan 2022

17%

(Deliverable 4)

  • Implementation of Social media plan for Jan 2022,
  • 1 illustrated case-study or human-interest story completed,
  • Provide overall proof reading and editing support on communication products (Labour Knowledge product.

15 days (between 15 Jan to 15 Feb 2022)

Or by 15 Feb 2022

16%

(Deliverable 5)

  • Implementation of Social media plan for Feb 2022,
  • Assist creative agency in development of HRDD A/V content (scripting, production and coordination),
  • Provide overall proof reading and editing support on communication products.

15 days (between 15 Feb to 15 Mar 2022)

Or by 15 Mar 2022

17%

(Deliverable 6)

 

  • Implementation of Social media plan for March 2022, including BHR newsletter
  • Provide overall proof reading and editing support on communication products.

 

15 days (between 15 Mar to 15 Apr 2022)

Or by 15 Apr 2022

16%

Evaluation Criteria

The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as Responsive to the requirement. Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation;

•           Technical Criteria weight - 70%;

•           Financial Criteria weight – 30 %

Technical Criteria (70% of the total evaluation)

1. Criteria 1: Education (10%)

  1. Bachelor’s degree in communications, media relations, journalism or any other related field.

2. Criteria 2: Experience supporting the production of communications materials, including publications, outreach materials and multimedia products (35%)

  1. 5-7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, electronic and print media, communications or advocacy.
  2. Strong writing and editing skills in English
  3. Knowledge of human rights issues desirable.

3. Criteria 3: Experience in the usage of web and social media management tools, and audio/video production tools is required (25%)

  1. Experience in social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube) management and/or online news, including data analysis;
  2. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  3. Good command of graphic design tools (e.g.: Adobe Creative Suite)

4. Criteria 4: Excellent command of English writing (5%)

Required documents (for technical proposals)

Interested candidates must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.

b) Curriculum Vitae

  • 2 samples supporting the production of communications materials, including publications, outreach materials and multimedia products (writing samples) and
  • 2 samples supporting in-depth familiarity in the usage of web and social media management tools, and audio/video production tools (design samples)

c) Contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;

Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The short-listed candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.

Financial Proposal:

Technically qualified consultants will be requested to submit their lump sum rate i.e. consultants who score more than 70% i.e. 49 marks with respect to the above-mentioned evaluation criteria. Consultant should not specify their consultancy fee on their CV or with the submission. The CV will not be evaluated further in case the consultant submits the same.

Notes: 

  • Miscellaneous charges i.e. internet, phone, relocation charges, local travel etc. would not be reimbursed separately.



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