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BBRSO155507 - Communications Support Officer- The EnGenDER Project
|Location :||UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, BARBADOS|
|Application Deadline :||08-Oct-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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 Months|
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.
To apply, interested persons should upload the combined* Technical Proposal/Methodology (if applicable), CV and Offeror’s Letter to “UNDP Jobs” by navigating to the link below and clicking “APPLY NOW”, no later than the date indicated on the “UNDP Jobs” website. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted**: -
UNDP Job Site – https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=102159 (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work)
* PLEASE NOTE: The system allows the upload of one (1) document ONLY – if you are required to submit a Technical Proposal/Methodology, this document along with your CV/P11 and Offeror’s Letter, MUST be combined and uploaded as one.
NOTE: The Financial Proposal should not be uploaded to “UNDP Jobs”**.
**Please email the password-protected Financial Proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of your email must contain the following: “BBRSO##### Financial Proposal – Your Name”
If the password for your Financial Proposal is required, it will be requested by the Procurement Unit.
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing to email@example.com within three (3) days of the publication of this notice, ensuring that the reference number above is included in the subject line. The UNDP Barbados & the OECS Procurement Unit will post the responses*** two (2) days later, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to: -
http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=83702 (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work)
A detailed Procurement Notice, TOR, and all annexes can be found by clicking the above link.
*** UNDP shall endeavour to provide such responses to clarifications in an expeditious manner, but any delay in such response shall not cause an obligation on the part of UNDP to extend the submission date of the Proposals, unless UNDP deems that such an extension is justified and necessary
The physical impacts of climate change and natural hazards are being seen to compound pervasive structural inequalities and socioeconomic vulnerabilities since gender equality and human rights are given insufficient consideration required in climate change mitigation and adaptation, and in disaster risk, recovery, and response. While this is a general pattern where women and girls face a disparity in terms of (amongst other things) access to economic participation, nuances exist in each country in the needs and vulnerabilities of women, men, girls, and boys, which warrant more detailed investigation and articulation.
Women and men typically respond and react differently in the various stages of disasters and recovery; and the groups with the least knowledge and capacity to take short-term measures to limit impacts from climate-related disasters are often the most affected. EnGenDER seeks to further integrate gender equality and human-rights based approaches into disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change (CC) adaptation and environmental management frameworks and interventions and identify and address some of the gaps to ensure equal access to DRR and climate change and environment solutions for both men, women, boys and girls in nine Caribbean countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname). Appreciating that the 9 participating Caribbean countries are at different stages of removing barriers to gender quality and integrating gender-based analysis into climate change, as well as recovery, this project aims to ensure that climate change and disaster risk reduction actions are better informed by an analysis of gender inequalities, and decisions are taken to ensure that inequalities are alleviated rather than exacerbated.
The ultimate outcome of the project is to improve climate resilience for women and girls, key vulnerable populations, and for future generations to come across the Caribbean region. In doing so, a key component of the EnGenDER project is to provide technical assistance for the implementation of behavioural change strategies to national climate change and disaster risk recovery coordinating bodies. The execution of this activity involves the implementation of a series of communication outputs at the country and project level and is therefore a key component of the EnGenDER Project. In-addition to the above, the UNDP EnGenDER Project Management Unit (PMU) has been tasked with the overall responsibility to oversee and manage all communication efforts related to the EnGenDER project.
In providing such technical support, the Communication Support Officer is expected to drive the execution and implementation of the communications activities across the EnGenDER Project to ensure that the project’s communication and visibility objectives are effectively met.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the EnGenDER Project Manager with additional guidance and support from the Technical Specialist, Gender Equality, the Communications Support Officer is expected to support the technical, implementation and monitoring actions related to the execution of the communication activities and outputs outlined under the EnGenDER Project.
As such the individual, will undertake the following task related to the implementation of the communication and communication related activities.
Support Data Collection and Related Activities for the Behavioural Change Communication Activities
Project Management, Monitoring and Reporting
Years of experience:
Required Skills and Experience