BBRSO194733 - Communications Consultant- EnGenDER Project


Location : UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, BARBADOS
Application Deadline :03-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :0d 19h 36m
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
17-Oct-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :6 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.


Background

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BACKGROUND

The physical impacts of climate change and natural hazards are being seen to compound pervasive structural inequalities and socioeconomic vulnerabilities since gender equality and human rights are given insufficient consideration required in climate change mitigation and adaptation, and in disaster risk, recovery, and response. While this is a general pattern where women and girls face a disparity in terms of (amongst other things) access to economic participation, nuances exist in each country in the needs and vulnerabilities of women, men, girls, and boys, which warrant more detailed investigation and articulation.

Women and men typically respond and react differently in the various stages of disasters and recovery; and the groups with the least knowledge and capacity to take short-term measures to limit impacts from climate-related disasters are often the most affected. EnGenDER seeks to further integrate gender equality and human-rights based approaches into disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change (CC) adaptation and environmental management frameworks and interventions and identify and address some of the gaps to ensure equal access to DRR and climate change and environment solutions for both men, women, boys and girls in nine Caribbean countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname). Appreciating that the 9 participating Caribbean countries are at different stages of removing barriers to gender quality and integrating gender-based analysis into climate change, as well as recovery, this project aims to ensure that climate change and disaster risk reduction actions are better informed by an analysis of gender inequalities, and decisions are taken to ensure that inequalities are alleviated rather than exacerbated.

The ultimate outcome of the project is to improve climate resilience for women and girls, key vulnerable populations, and for future generations to come across the Caribbean region. In doing so, a key component of the EnGenDER project is to provide technical assistance in the development of communication outputs which enhance the overall visibility of the project’s intended outcomes across the Climate Change, Disaster Recovery and Gender components. This includes improving the project’s communication efforts to ensure the effective capturing of stories (via press releases, videos, and other communication outputs) across all the project activities. In addition to reporting and sharing information on the project’s impact on the lives and livelihoods of the project beneficiaries across all the EnGenDER participating countries. The execution of this activity therefore involves the implementation of a series of communication outputs at the country and project level and hence is a key component of the EnGenDER Project. Added to this the UNDP EnGenDER Project Management Unit (PMU) has been tasked with the overall responsibility to oversee and manage all communication efforts related to the EnGenDER project. The Communications Consultant will therefore be responsible for providing technical support to the PMU in successfully delivering on all the above objectives.

In providing such technical support, the EnGenDER Communication Consultant is expected to drive the execution and implementation of the communications activities across the EnGenDER Project to ensure that the project’s communication and visibility objectives are effectively met. Of important note, the EnGenDER Communications Consultant must work closely with the Technical Specialist for Climate Change, Disaster Recovery and Gender Equality in-addition to the Communications Team within the UNDP MCO for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean to ensure all communication outputs and products produced under the scope of this assignment meet the project’s, donors and UNDP’s communication, visibility, and branding requirements.


Duties and Responsibilities

SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK        

Under the direction of the EnGenDER Project Manager with the support of the Technical Specialist, Gender Equality and the Technical Specialist for Climate Change in close collaboration with that of the  Communications Team within the UNDP MCO for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. The Communications Consultant, is expected to support the technical, implementation and monitoring actions related to the execution of the communication activities and outputs outlined under the EnGenDER Project.

As such the individual, will undertake the following task related to the implementation of the communication and communication related activities. 

Technical Assistance

  • Provide technical assistance and support in the submission of Work Plan(s) which outlines how the communication activities and outputs will be implemented and produced over the six (6) month duration of the contract.
  • Provide technical assistance and support in the preparation and design of communication outputs specific to the project’s behavioural change communications activities (this is inclusive of press releases, news stories, social media videos and social media post cards) which target decision makers across the climate change and disaster recovery coordinating bodies to be implemented by the PMU for the five (5) OECS EnGenDER countries.
  • Provide technical assistance and support in the preparation and design of communication outputs specific to the project’s behavioural change communication activities (this is inclusive of press releases, new stores, social media videos and social media post cards) that are being coordinated at the project level across all nine (9) of the EnGenDER participating countries.
  • Provide technical assistance and support in the development of communication content and communication outputs specific to the project’s climate action initiatives (this is inclusive of the creation story boards, video production, development of human-interest stories, press and news release) coming out of the Gender Responsive Budgeting Sectoral Adaptation Strategies and Action Plans (GRB SASAPs).
  • Provide technical support in the design and development of the EnGenDER Newsletters this is inclusive of identifying the proposed newsletter themes and article sub-titles, assistance in the drafting articles and in supporting the newsletter design and layout in collaboration with the UNDP MCO Communications Team.
  •  Develop press releases, new stories/articles and or videos which capture human interest stories as well as the impact of the EnGenDER project activities on the lives and livelihoods of the beneficiary stakeholders across all nine (9) of the EnGenDER countries.
  • Work with the EnGenDER Technical Specialist for Climate Change and the Technical Specialist for Gender Equality to support the contracting of a content creator (videographer/graphic designer) in the design and production of specific communications products (video, infographics, etc.) as is necessary across the related project outputs.
  • Work with the EnGenDER Technical Specialist for Climate Change and the Technical Specialist for Gender Equality and other relevant PMU staff to brainstorm and develop content ideas, in line with the EnGenDER project’s core objectives and in support of the project’s output and outcome indicators.
  • Ensure that all promotional materials meet the organization’s project implementing partners and the EnGenDER project brand identity.
  • Support and evaluate the results of the communication activities/ campaigns with the team.

Support Video Production and Content Creation for EnGenDER’s Communication Activities

  • Provide technical assistance and support[1] to the Technical Specialist for Climate Change in the collection of video content and human stories to support the development of video products specific to the project’s climate action initiatives coming-out of the Gender Responsive Budgeting Sectoral Adaptation Strategies and Action Plans (GRB SASAPs) recommendations.
  • Provide technical assistance and support[2] to the Technical Specialist for Climate Change in the collection of video content and human stories to support the development of video products specific to the Offer of Complementary Funding (OCF) activities. 
  • Provide technical assistance and support to the Technical Specialist for Gender Equality in the collection of data and human stories to support the development of video products specific to the Behavioural Change Communication Activities relative to the climate change and disaster risk reduction sectors.

Provide technical support in the creation of video content (that is social media videos) on the EnGenDER project activities for use on the UNDP and donor’s social media platforms, websites, and other related and relevant media outlets.

Project Management, Monitoring and Reporting

  • Provide technical oversight and guidance on behalf of the PMU to the project stakeholders in supporting the preparation and design of communication outputs (this is inclusive of guidance on press releases, videos and story boards, flyers, social media cards and other relevant communication products.)
  • Support the execution, monitoring, and reporting of all communication activities under the EnGenDER Project specifically in the preparation of the Monthly and Quarterly Progress and Country Reports.
  • Support the execution, monitoring, and reporting of all communication activities under the project specifically in preparation for the Project Board Meetings and other related monitoring and reporting actions specific to the project.
  • Support the collation, monitoring and reporting of all communication activities and communication products produced under the EnGenDER project.

Other Activities

  • Contribute to the bi-annual EnGenDER newsletter as well as any other relevant, regional or partner publications which support communications specific to the EnGenDER project.
  • Build and maintain relationships with journalists and other relevant external stakeholders across the nine (9) EnGenDER countries.
  • Support the updating the EnGenDER Trello Board and other Communications Tools that showcase project activites and enhance visibility.
  • Undertake any other activities required in the fulfilment of the post of Communication Consultant with the EnGenDER.

In-addition to the other activities outlined above, travel is also expected to be part of this consultancy, to support the production of communication outputs including videos and the capturing of human stories to report on the impact of the project activities within the beneficiary countries. The table below outlines the number of expected missions, the country locations, and the number of days per mission.


Competencies

Years of experience:

A minimum of five (5) years relevant experience at the national/ regional level in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, International Relations, or Development.

II. Competencies:

  • At least five (5) years' Experience in designing, coordinating, or managing Communication and/or Advocacy campaigns and or strategies. Demonstrated experience in developing and designing communication content and products. Previous experience in designing such communication content and products for Caribbean-based governments, development agencies, and NGOs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the production of short videos, social media posts and infographics will be an asset.
  • Recognized Certification in Communication for Development (C4D) is an asset.
  • Sound cross-cultural, gender awareness, interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Previous experience working with a multilateral organization, UN agency or an international NGO.
  • Previous work in any of the beneficiary countries and/or on a similar project.


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Mandatory Undergraduate Degree (BSc or BA,) in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Media Relations, Journalism, Publishing, International Relations or Development Studies.



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