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IC/003/22 - International Consultant on PR, Communications and Outreach
|Location :||Home based with 4 visits to Uzbekistan for at least 5 w/days|
|Application Deadline :||01-Feb-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||90 working days within 12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||March 2022– February 2023|
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.
The Joint Project of Public Services Agency under the Ministry of Justice and UNDP Uzbekistan “Improved Public Services Delivery and Enhanced Governance in Rural Uzbekistan” financed by the EU (the Client) is implemented to improve the living standards of vulnerable people in rural areas, such as women, youth and children, the elderly and people with disabilities through increasing their access to public services and improving the quality of their delivery.
The project also aims to strengthen the citizen engagement by supporting various accountability arrangements that will enhance the participation of all parties in the decision-making process and access to information and increase the transparency of the local governance system in the country.
One of the main components of the project is to raise public awareness about the benefits of using public services (Activity 2.3 of the Project Document - Improving access to information about public services through various channels). Thereby, the approved work plan of the Project provides for the development of the Communication Strategy of the Public Services Agency for 2021-2025 to identify priority and key areas for interaction with general public.
The International Consultant on PR, Communications and Outreach will provide strategic guidance on implementation of Communication Strategy of the Public Services Agency and other related initiatives related to promoting public services, improvement of communication activities and capacity building activities of respective government officials in public services delivery in Uzbekistan in PR, Communications and Outreach fields and knowledge transfer.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, and guidance of the Programme Coordinator the International Consultant will be responsible for the timely and satisfactory implementation of the following tasks and duties:
Activity 1. Strategic guidance during the development and implementation of Communication Strategy of the Public Services Agency:
Activity 2. Knowledge and experience transfer.
Activity 3. Strategic guidance and technical advice during implementation of PR, Communications and Outreach tools.
Required Skills and Experience
I. Academic Qualifications:
II. Years of experience:
III. Language requirements:
Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Russian would be an advantage
Interested candidates need to apply online at www.jobs.undp.org and upload requested documents in Part 4 of Procurement Notice no later than end of February 1, 2022 (New York time). Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged to your email address provided in application. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary.
Link to application at the UNDP Job Site – https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=104156
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Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged to your email address provided in application. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary.
You can review detailed Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference and download templates from the UNDP Procurement Notices Site following the link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=87255. (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work).
Application submitted via email, incomplete applications or received after the closing date (February 1, 2021) may not be given consideration.
For more detailed information about UNDP Uzbekistan please visit our website at www.uz.undp.org UNDP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates, people with disabilities, and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. UNDP Balance in Manage Policy promotes achievement of gender balance among its staff at all levels.
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