Consultant to support communication for the International Volunteer Day campaign 2022

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Location : Home based
Application Deadline :08-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :4 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :4 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.



The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. UNV works with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well-supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism.

International Volunteers Day (IVD), is an international observance that was mandated for UNV to coordinate by the UN General Assembly in 1985. The Day is an opportunity for us all to promote volunteerism, encourage governments to support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national and international levels. UNV coordinates a campaign to promote IVD every year, building on the impact volunteers have in communities, nationally and globally, for peace and development.

This year, the campaign will be a focused campaign for stakeholders and audiences that are decision-makers and influencers at the Member State level and our UN agency partners globally, regionally and locally.

The consultant will be supervised by the Communications Specialist, P4, in the External Relations and Communications Section (ERCS). 

Duties and Responsibilities

Main objectives, responsibilities and description of the proposed work

The objective of this consultancy is to coordinate and support all activities for the IVD 2022 campaign, particularly social media and outreach to partners and influencers. Tracking of the workplan and reporting on the campaign is also part of the responsibilities.

Deliverables and Timelines:



No. of days



Creation of the campaign workplan, with specific deadlines, responsibilities and time-line – including reporting surveys and templates.  






working days




Creation of Trello board for digital and visual assets and other sharing tools, along with being hotline for regional and country needs for implementation of IVD.  




Design and implementation of the stakeholder engagement plan, including reaching out and following up on VIP video clips and statements.  





20 working days

1 October


Development of the concept and administration of the webpages and map for country awards for the IVD 2022 campaign

1 October


Drafting of the toolkits (for partners and for UN Volunteer offices), to be in lay-out and designed for approval.

21 working days

1 November


Editorial plan (for online and social media) for IVD drafted, with input and consultation for all regional offices.


1 November


All social media and web content posted and disseminated as in the social media editorial plan. This includes drafting co-branded content on other stakeholders’ channels.

20 working days

5 December


Support all events (virtual and live), along with any other tasks in the culmination of the campaign on 5 December

5 December


Track, from beginning of campaign, all activities at global, regional and country levels during IVD. Write IVD2022 campaign report, with all social media stats and reporting, all activities at the country-level and all media hits included.

10 working days

10 December


Total number of working days

87 working days



Required Competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the design and implementation of communications and outreach strategies;
  • Demonstrable creative flair in producing visual concepts and products related to humanitarian and development issues; 
  • Experience in methodical reporting on projects and campaigns;
  • Ability to work independently and ensure punctual delivery; 
  • Flexibility and client-oriented approach;  
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

Required Skills and Experience


Education: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Communications, English, Journalism, Media or other relevant area.


  • Minimum 2 years of professional work experience with campaigns at the national and/or international level; experience in other areas of communications an asset;
  • Excellent design and written skills, excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in content production and lay-out;
  • Proficiency in all social media channels and multi-media programmes an asset;
  • Previous experience working for the UN in communications and campaigns is an advantage. 

Language requirements:

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English is a must; knowledge of additional UN languages is an asset.

Criteria for Selection of the best Offer:

The selection of the best offer will be based on the combined scoring method, where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted 70 percent, and then combined with the price offer, which will be weighted 30 percent.

Key selection criteria are

  • Experience in developing and implementing international campaigns with social media and graphic elements (40 %)
  • Experience in reporting on campaigns and/or communications projects (15 %)
  • Experience with UN stakeholders and communicating on the SDGs (15 %)


Recommended Presentation of Offer

Applicants have to provide a technical and financial proposal. 

The technical proposal shall consist of:

  • Motivation Letter describing their interest in the assignment and why they are the most suitable for the work;
  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;

The financial proposal shall consist of 

  If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNV under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. 


Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply. Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are only able to inform the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.

How to Submit the Application:

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