External Relations National Consultant

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home-based, THAILAND
Application Deadline :11-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
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.


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.


Through the regional office for Asia and the Pacific based in Bangkok and a number of country and multi-country offices, UN Women builds on a long history of support to governments and women’s movements. UN Women’s programs in Asia and the Pacific focus on ending violence against women, humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction, women’s economic empowerment, CEDAW and women’s human rights, peace and security, governance, and HIV/AIDS. For more information about UN Women in Asia and the Pacific, please visit the official website.


This position is based within External Relations Unit for the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP). At the regional office, the External Relations Unit is in charge of building partnerships with private sector entities as well as bilateral partners, non-profit organizations, and the media. PRMAC also provides strategic advice and technical support to both the regional office and country offices in Advocacy and Communications in Asia and the Pacific. The consultant will report directly to the Head of External Relations with indirect reporting to the Regional Advocacy and Campaigns Coordinator for advocacy-related work responsibilities.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Head of External Relations, the External Relations National Consultant will provide technical support work across all external relations functional pillars – Partnerships & RM, Advocacy and Communications. The consultant will also collaborate closely with the Headquarters, Regional, Multi-Country Office and Country Offices’ (RO/MCO/CO) colleagues to ensure communications strategies, media relations and organizational outreach efforts are aligned with corporate communications policies and initiatives. The consultant also collaborates with RO/MCO and CO colleagues to support outreach campaigns, resource mobilization and donor relations initiatives.


The consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Leads on the project management and implementation of specified regional events, supporting the functional pillars as required.
  • Builds and manages relationships with UN Women Asia-Pacific partners that will collaborate and participate in the specified regional events such as Bangkok-based Embassies and associations.
  • In collaboration with RO/CO programme colleagues and the broader External Relations unit, develops pitches and proposals for private sector partners and resource mobilization. The consultant’s specific role will be writing the proposals and pitch materials.
  • Produces communications and marketing materials for the External Relations Unit, especially donor visibility and communications materials and assets.
  • Contributes to the development of the External Relations Unit’s emergency fundraising, communications and advocacy plans; a strong focus will be on the creation of the project management workflow for the unit’s response to emergencies as well as templates.
  • With colleagues in the External Relations Unit, identifies and shares best practices and case studies across the External Relations community in Asia and the Pacific, with a focus on strategic partnerships, advocacy, or communications/marketing.

           Expected deliverables and timelines

Tasks and Deliverables

Target Dates

Monthly status report on on-going tasks including the following topics/areas.

  • partnerships proposals
  • advocacy campaigns
  • development of communications materials and assets
  • emergency fundraising support as relevant

  Due the 1st of every month.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies: (below are examples to be adjusted to each assignment)

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of UN Women processes and systems
  • Strong networking skills
  • Strong inter-personal skills, communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization;
  • Ability to work in a highly pressured environment


Required Skills and Experience


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Communications, Journalism, or related field.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in communications, media, arts, or related field preferably with international organizations/companies/film associations.
  • Have strong skills in key message development, visibility, and branding.
  • Demonstrated experience marketing and communications, events, and project management.
  • Experience in writing short, captivating texts for a variety of audiences as well as complex proposals, communications materials, and pitch documents.
  • Track record of building and maintaining relationships with external partners, especially in diverse settings.
  • Design and social media skills are desirable.

Language requirement: Fluency in written and spoken English.

Contract period and work location

The duration of the consultancy starts from 15 October 2021 and ends on 31 March 2022. This consultancy is home-based. Living expenses are to be covered by the consultant. In the event that the consultant needs to travel during the consultancy for assignment-related purposes, the travel cost can be covered related to the work as appropriate in accordance with UN Women ROAP rules and regulations.


The monthly lump sum will be paid in THB.


Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis:

  • Technical qualification (100 points)

Technical qualification evaluation criteria:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria: Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

A) Education


B) Experience and skills


C) Language and writing skills (proposal writing, developing pitch documents, marketing and communications materials)


Total Obtainable Score

100 %


Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.

Submission of application

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application to hr.bangkok@unwomen.org, with cc to alisha.eamroongroj@unwomen.org , not later than 11 October 2021.

Submission package includes: 


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