National Consultant - Consultant for UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji 2021 Annual Report and 2022 Annual Programme Review (READVERTISEMENT)

Location : Suva, FIJI
Application Deadline :18-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
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 :60 days
Expected Duration of Assignment :60 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.


UNDP has made substantial investment in 10 countries and territories covered by the Pacific Office in Fiji through the implementation of the Sub-regional programme that started in 2018. There are positive results both at policy level as well as grassroots level in the areas of climate action, governance, enhancing resilience, gender equality and women’s empowerment and inclusive growth. The 2021 Annual Report of UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji will be an important publication to showcase the programmatic and financial operations as well as significant achievements of the Pacific Office to all of UNDP’s stakeholders. The report to be published in English, is UNDP’s calling card and will be used for outreach and advocacy purposes, and provide information and visibility on the CO’s programme, projects and activities throughout the period. The media can use the report to cull statistics and development success stories. The CO will also use the report for interactions with partners, including national governments, donors and civil society representatives in Fiji.


The Report will highlight demonstrable results and how these may have impacted the lives of beneficiaries. Driven by evidence, UNDP’s impact and results need to be substantiated by progress made. Special emphasis will be placed on illustrating UNDP’s added value and specific contribution to the success of programme and project activities, including the organization’s work with partners. The results and impact should reflect programme or project activities, both completed and ongoing. 


The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the DRR and in close coordination with the Communication Analyst and will receive guidance from relevant colleagues, to put the graphics and infographics together and ensure the final draft is completed.


The consultancy will also plan and facilitate the Annual Programme Review of the Sub Regional Programme Document (SRPD) amongst other documents. This will assess the attainment of intended and achieved results as well as UNDP contributions to development results at the country level including responses to COVID-19 and the challenges we face.


The review will be based on secondary information available through results oriented annual report (ROAR), Results Snapshot, Office Annual Report and other project progress reports. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

Under the supervision and overall guidance of the Deputy Resident Representatives and in close collaboration with the Integrated Results Management Unit (IRMU), the consultant will perform the following tasks:


  1. Research, write and edit text including charts and graphs, as needed for the Annual Report.


  1. The consultant will draft the report based on secondary information and research,  consultations within the CO to ensure that the content accurately reflects and includes the major results achieved by the Pacific Office in 2020 guided by the Sub-regional Programme Document for the Pacific Island Countries and Territories 2018 – 2022.


  1. After the draft text is reviewed by the relevant Pacific Office team, the consultant will incorporate revisions related to content, design and/or language. The text will adhere to UNDP’s style guide and branding standards.


  1. The consultant will work with the selected graphic designer to develop concepts for graphics and charts that creatively convey key messages/data in the report, as well as write captions for photos in the Report, keeping the Corporate Communications team (iComms) in the loop and support where necessary.


  1. The consultant will proofread the Report layout as he/she receives it from the contracted designer.


  1. The consultant will proofread the Report layout as he/she receives it from the contracted designer.


  1. The consultant will ensure that all information in the results report is cross checked and correct.


  1. The final report must be ready for dissemination before end of June.


  1. During the compilation of the Annual Report, the consultant will also lead and plan the Annual Programme Review process, plan and facilitate a stakeholder survey prior to the APR and plan a meeting of the Virtual Annual Programme Review meeting scheduled from April to June schedule


  1. The consultant will also draft a Report from the Virtual Annual Programme Review with actionable points, with a deadline of two weeks after the APR.


Expected Outputs and Deliverables

  1. Annual Report 2021
  2. Develop and deploy a stakeholder survey in preparation for the Annual Programme Review process
  3. Plan and facilitate the Annual Programme Review meeting (by the end of June)
  4. Draft/finalize the Report within two weeks of the APR


  • Strong research and excellent writing skills in English;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Experience in producing corporate products;
  • Understanding of UN, including UNDP, development issues and UN reform;
  • Knowledge of UN terms, language and style;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.

Required Skills and Experience

Educational Qualifications:

Masters’ Degree in Development, Project Management, Public Relations, English Language or Literature, Communications, Journalism or Creative Writing with more than five (5) years’ experience. 


  • Minimum 5 years work experience on the preferred field of practice; and if relevant specific international, regional or local knowledge is needed (if relevant).

Language requirements

  • Fluency of English language is required;
  • Knowledge in the Pacific would be an asset.

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