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National Knowledge Management Communication Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN|
|Application Deadline :||10-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Up to 50 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 50 working days|
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.
UN Women Country Office and International Alert - Kyrgyzstan are partnering on the initiative and building on a new SIDA 2021 intervention, that focuses on SGBV-prevention and advocacy for gender equality , to develop foundations for larger expert networking and knowledge sharing to reshape existing and future approaches. The goal is to transform the attitudes towards SGBV-prevention programming and improve cooperation and exchange of knowledge and innovation among development partners.
The initiative comes at the time when the country is facing the complexity challenges brought to the wide attention by the COVID-19 crisis as well as natural and man-made conflicts the country has witnessed the past year. As a result of the rapid changes with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and its related challenges, there is a recognized need to respond and address the complexities with new approaches and to do development differently that is sustainable and conflict sensitive. To tackle the complex challenges, it is necessary to adopt a more holistic, multi-faceted and grassroots approaches and practice applying innovative cooperation and exchange of experience.
To implement the initiative, UN Women is seeking to recruit a Knowledge Management Communication Consultant to support the team leader consultant (Knowledge Management Strategic Consultant) to facilitate a serious of Knowledge Management Fair events that aims at strengthening the knowledge exchange among development partners towards stronger advancement of normative GEWE commitments. The initiative will be implemented in collaboration with the UN Country Team and other development partners in Kyrgyzstan. The initiative will be piloted in Kyrgyzstan and possible up scaled in the region in 2022.
The KM communication consultant will work in close partnership with a team leader consultant (KM Strategic Consultant) under the direct supervision of SDGs data and Partnership Coordinator and under supervision of UN Women CO and International Alert.
Duties and Responsibilities
The KM Communication consultant will work in close partnership with a Team Leader Consultant (KM Strategic Consultant) and under the direct supervision of SDGs data and Partnership Coordinator at UN Women and Representative of International Alert organization to perform the following tasks:
Activity 1 Desk review and consultation and planning of fair
1. Support the team leader consultant (KM Strategic Consultant) in conducting desk review of relevant Programme documents, KM strategy of UN Women and International Alert, in order to familiarize with the context and mandates of the two towards planning the sessions of the Fair
2. Support the team leader consultant (KM Strategic Consultant ) in organizing consultation meetings (at least 3) with UN, Donors, Government, Civil Society actors to map the needs and expectations for the assignment
3. Provide inputs to Concept Note and Agenda for the Knowledge Management Fair developed by KM Strategic Consultant
4. Develop PR plan for Knowledge Management Fair
Note: Activity needs to be implemented in close consultation with UN Women and International Alert.
Activity 2 Conducting Knowledge Management Fair and follow-up (4 events)
1. Lead and facilitate partnerships and visibility for successful implementation of the Knowledge Management Fair as per the communication plan.
2. Support in organizing the knowledge Management Fair event and facilitating the practical sessions, particularly in documentation and supporting the partners engagement.
3. Collect and document feedback and lessons learned for improvement of KM platform.
Timeframe: The duration of the consultancy is through 30 December 2021 for up to 25 fee days:
The payments will be made in KGS at the UN Operational Rate for Exchange (UNORE) effective at the month of payment and in one instalment per reported number of fee days based on submitted and approved deliverables, as follows:
The National Consultant is expected to be using her/his own computer in the premises of office of International Alert with frequent visits to UN Women office.
Consultancy report should be provided in both in printed and electronic versions in Russian and English with detailed description of the fulfilled tasks, according to the present Term of Reference, and the contribution of the expert as well as recommendations for further programme development for the year of 2022. Analytical documents, reports and other materials developed by expert should be attached to the report as annexes, which will serve as a justification for payment.
Required Skills and Experience
Applications should include:
Financial proposal format:
Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant during the contract period. The financial proposal should be provided in KGS.
Evaluation of applicants
The evaluation starts with shortlisting of potential candidates and received applications against the mandatory requirements. Only full applications will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be then evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications and experience, and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
The selection of candidates will be done in 3 stages:
1st stage: Prior to detailed evaluation, all applications will be thoroughly screened against eligibility criteria (minimum qualification requirements) as set in the present ToR in order to determine whether they are compliant/ non-compliant.
2nd stage: Technical Evaluation/ Desk review.
Short-listed candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
3rd stage: Financial evaluation will be conducted according to the method described below:
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion.
A suggested formula is as follows: p=30 (µ/z)
p - points for the financial proposal being evaluated;
µ - price of the lowest priced proposal; z - price of the proposal being evaluated
The candidate achieving the highest cumulative score for both Technical and Financial evaluations will be recommended by the Evaluation Committee for contracting.