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Individual Consultancy - Professional Writer
|Location :||Home Based, NIGERIA|
|Application Deadline :||11-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||40 Working Days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||40 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.
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations lead agency on international development and works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities. The UNDP supports countries in developing policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capacities, and support in building resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Knowledge Hub, a unit established within the UNDP Nigeria Country Office, is purposed to enhance its ability to make timely and evidence-based interventions, particularly in areas of preventing and responding to violent extremism, conflict prevention and human security. A new type of ‘development intelligence gathering’, i.e. continuous monitoring and data collection, is crucial to inform UNDP’s work for early warning, adjust interventions to maximize preventive efforts and initiate new thematic approaches. Trend analyses and ad-hoc policy briefs will also inform interventions of UNDP’s development partners in this field. Through harnessing the potential offered by both old and new sources of data, it is UNDP’s hope that the accuracy and precision of its development responses are increased and a strong foundation for meaningful public policy making, efficient resource allocation and effective public service delivery is created.
It is against this backdrop, that the Knowledge Hub seeks to engage the services of a Professional Writer to support the visibility of the Unit’s work by creating vibrant and compelling stories/ reports based on UNDP’s brand guidelines for a consistent and professional look.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK
The objective of this Consultancy is to provide high quality professional writing, innovative stories, messages and other multimedia content in line with UNDP’s policies and with focus on development & socioeconomic issues, conflict prevention, and human security, as it affects Nigeria.
Under the direct supervision of the Knowledge Hub Coordinator, the Consultant will perform the following duties but not limited to:
Areas of research and exploration include:
EXPECTED OUTCOME/ DELIVERABLES
The Consultant will be expected to deliver the following:
The Writer will report directly to the UNDP Knowledge Hub Cooridnator and will work in close coordination with relevant team members. The Expert is expected to have the appropriate software, equipment, facilities or access to such to complete the required services.
PAYMENT TERM (S)
The Financial Proposal will include all fees and costs associated with the execution of the contract, including professional fees, equipment and all other expenses that will be incurred during the execution of the work. Payment will be remitted subject to the approval of final deliverables by UNDP, and based on the contractor’s price proposal. The Consultant will be responsible for his/her own personal computer and other facilities required to perform the tasks outlined in Section B.
If unforeseen travel outside the Duty Station not encompassed by the Terms of Reference is required and upon written agreement, such travel will be at UNDP’s expense and the individual contractor will receive a per diem not to exceed the United Nations daily subsistence allowance (DSA).
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Required Skills and Experience
Combined Technical and Financial Score
The consultant must maintain strict confidentiality about the information accessed in the framework of this consultancy.
Individual consultants interested in applying for this position must complete their application using the Template for Offeror’s Letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) assignment. The methodology, other documents and the Financial Proposal files MUST BE COMPLETELY SEPARATE (but submitted together as a zip file) If unable to submit zip file, kindly submit CV with Technical Proposal only. The financial proposal (Offeror’s Letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) assignment) shall be encrypted with different passwords and clearly labelled. Financial Proposal without password will be disqualified.
The password for opening the Financial Proposal should be provided only upon request of UNDP. UNDP will request password only from bidders whose Technical Proposal has been found to be technically responsive. Failure to provide correct password may result in the proposal being rejected.
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Offeror's letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment - Click to download - https://bit.ly/3Fy0d5