Individual National Consultant Knowledge Management


Location : Freetown, SIERRA LEONE
Application Deadline :19-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :7d 15h 41m
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Sep-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :12 Weeks
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 Weeks


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

UNDP is implementing a five-year GEF funded project “Adapting to climate change induced coastal risk management in Sierra Leone” with the aim to strengthening the ability of coastal communities to systemically manage climate change risks and impacts on physical infrastructures and economic livelihoods.

The coastal zone of Sierra Leone is highly vulnerable to the increased frequency and severity of coastal erosion, flooding and storm surges which severely impact social wellbeing (health), livelihood security (and water resources) and major economic sectors such as fishing, tourism, water resources and agriculture. Coastal communities are already experiencing considerable repercussions of these impacts, notably on their livelihoods with reduced fishing productivity, ecosystem degradation and low farming outputs. The limited accessibility of climate-related data limits the ability of decision-makers to make informed planning and policy decisions for the coast (in particular marine and sea parameter databases such as wave height, wave period, wind speed and direction), and to take any clear strategic actions to remedy these negative effects. This lack of adequate knowledge is contributing towards undermining social and economic development, particularly under a changing climate. In addition, weak institutional regulatory capacity coupled with the absence of a national “coastal specific” community-based information system that focuses on supporting the management of climate-related risks continue to hamper long-term coastal planning, management and early warning activities. The GEF-funded project is designed to address these problems. The intended outcome of the project is to help the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) to become more climate resilient while contributing towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The project focuses on three thematic components.

•                Component 1: Generating sound scientific knowledge and access to information.

•                Component 2: Climate information internalized into coastal development policy and plans;

•                Component 3: Awareness and alternative, innovative activities to support adaptation in the coastal zone.

Activities under Outcome 1 focus on enhancing the availability of high-quality climate risk information that is critical for development decision-making in the coastal zone. The project has recently placed an order for the procurement of one (1) ocean buoy to be installed at an agreed site for providing oceanographic information.

It is against this background that UNDP is seeking the services of a consultant to lead on knowledge management for the Coastal Risks Management Project to document success stories, including show casing project results and activities.

Objective of the assignment

The objective of this assignment is to hire a knowledge management consultant for the Coast Risks Management Project to document success stories and show case project results including formulation and dissemination of knowledge product to a wider audience


Duties and Responsibilities

Functions / Key Results Expected

Assigned Tasks

?                Take a critical look at what is available on the website and build content for the coastal risks project

?                Work with UNDP communication analyst and develop communication products such as website articles

?                Develop a media monitoring component for effective Media engagement

?                Undertake media mapping exercise for networking, communication, collaboration, and coordination with local and international mediums.

?                Develop a blog for the Adapting to Climate Change induced coastal risks management in Sierra Leone and link it to the existing UNDP website.

?                Develop and distribute  IEC materials for public awareness and dissemination of information in respect of the project activities.

?                Generate information on existing events and develop success stories or articles for dissemination.

?                Generate at least seven (7) success stories on the project for dissemination using social media structures including an e-newsletter, corporate brochures etc,

?                Design, edit, and publish at least 5 publications

?                Develop and deliver national awareness campaign to promote, protect and sustain coastal areas featuring at least three video documentaries, radio and print media communicating key messages.

?                Provide guidance and supervision to GEF's project team on generating, documenting and dissemination of articles, success stories and documentary

IV. Deliverables

Based on the scope of work outlined above, the contracting firm is expected to deliver the following outputs:

Deliverables                                              Estimated Completion Date                     Related payments           Review and Approvals Required

-Initial report produced and                          Two weeks after signing of contract               20%                                 Team Lead SLED Cluster

approved by UNDP detailing revised

work plan and timeline                

                 

- UNDP website reviewed, and                  Six weeks after signing of contract                  35%

coastal risks project content built

- Communication products such as

website articles developed in collaboration

with UNDP communication analyst

-Developed media monitoring component

for effective Media engagement

- Media mapping exercise for networking,

communication, collaboration, and coordination

with local and international mediums Undertaken

-Generate information on existing events and develop

success stories or articles for dissemination

- Guidance and supervision provided to GEF's project team

on generating, documenting and dissemination of articles,

success stories and documentary                 

                 

-Developed blog for the project and link                   Ten weeks after signing of contract                   5%

it to the existing UNDP website.

- IEC materials developed and distributed

for public awareness and dissemination

of information in respect of the project activities.

-At least seven (7) success stories on the project

generated for dissemination using social media

structures including an e-newsletter, corporate brochures etc,

- At least 5 publications designed, and published

- National awareness campaign to promote, protect

and sustain coastal areas featuring at least three

video documentaries, radio and print media

communicating key messages developed and delivered.                                   

                 

Final report submitted and approved by UNDP                                Twelve weeks after signing of contract                   10%

incorporating all comments regarding the assignment                     


Competencies

  • Highly motivated, with drive and commitment. 
  • Professionalism and integrity.
  • Promotes knowledge sharing and learning.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Builds strong relationships with partners, focus on impact and results for the partner and responds positively to feedback.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities. 
  • Ability to work with recipient counterparts in building individual and institutional capacity.


Required Skills and Experience

The Individual consultant must have:

-                 Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications, or another related  field.

-                 Minimum 5 years of professional experience performing similar activities with either government, UN agencies, International          Organisations/NGOs, or other reputable Institutions

-                 Demonstrate understanding of the assignment

Language Requirements:

Fluency in spoken and written English required

 

How to Apply

Consultants with the skill and expertise are hereby requested to apply to this assignment by submitting the following through UNDP:

•                Brief description of the proposed methodology/approached on how to complete the assignment including background statement

•                Description of relevant professional experience/Personal History Form (P11 form);

•                Financial proposal that indicates all-inclusive fixed total contract price supported by a breakdown of costs Letter of Confirmation of Interest template.

Note:

•                The information in the breakdown offered lump sum amount provided by the offer will be used as the basis for determining best value for money, and as reference for any amendments of the contract.

•                The agreed contract amount will remain fixed regardless of any factors causing an increase in the cost of any of the components in the breakdown that are not directly attributable to UNDP.

Please note that applications will only be considered if they include ALL of the items listed above.

 

Evaluation criteria

Technical Proposal (70%)

Criteria                                                                                                                                                                  Weight      Max. Point

Technical Competence (based on CV, Proposal and interview (if required)                                                     70%           700

Educational Qualification: 20%

-                 Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications, or another related field (10%)                                20%           200

-                 Minimum 5 years of professional experience (10%)                                                                                                        

Methodology: 40%

Methodology and approach in accomplishing the assignment:                                                                                40%            400

-                 detail methodology and approach to the assignment (30%)

-                 detailed work plan and timeline (10%)                          

 

Experience Relevant to the assignment: 10%                                                                                                      10%             100

  • Previous working experience in UN/Government/INGO indicating

                    similar assignment with updated CV submitted as an attachment (10%)          

 

Financial (Lower Offer/Offer*100)

Financial evaluation (total 30 points):                                                                                                                         30%             300

Total Score                  Technical Score * 70% + Financial Score * 30%

 

 



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