Communications Consultant (Pakistani National Only)



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Islamabad, PAKISTAN
Application Deadline :27-Sep-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :2d 17h 22m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Oct-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :1 October - 31 December 2022
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 October - 31 December 2022


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

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women launched its programme in Pakistan (as UNIFEM) in 2007 following a request by the Government of Pakistan and the United Nations, and is now strategically positioned having developed strong partnerships at both the national and provincial levels. In moving towards the realization of gender equality and women’s empowerment, UN Women Pakistan focuses on delivering on the interlinked programme areas underpinned by support for intergovernmental and normative processes; and by support to gender-responsive initiatives that promote women’s human rights, with a special focus on their economic security, governance/ political participation, freedom from violence, peace and security as well as preparedness and response to humanitarian crises.

UN Women Pakistan is seeking an experienced consultant to provide full-time support, and will be responsible for supporting the office’s communications tasks to ensure high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. The consultant is expected to be based in UN Women Pakistan office in Islamabad and perform duties and responsibilities consistent with position requirement and in line with UN Women rules and regulations.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Country Representative, the Consultant is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Redesign UN Women Pakistan Communications/Partnership Strategy and Resource Mobilisation Strategy to be aligned with the Strategic Note 2023-2027
  • Contribute to UN Women’s mandate and goals through carrying on communications activities that is aligning with UN Women Communications/Partnership Strategy.
  • Guide the communication and partnership team on development and preparation of material for advocacy and awareness-raising including briefing materials and press kits.
  • Lead on advocacy, knowledge-sharing events and creation of branding and visibility opportunities.
  • Review briefing materials, and press releases and coordinate its dissemination through effective channels;
  • Provide support and input to different programme teams on communications aspect when needed.

 

Deliverables and Timelines

Deliverables

Tasks

Timelines

  • Monthly summary report on communications activities defined in the scope of work in the ToR.

 

 

Including but not limited to:

  • Redesigning Pakistan Communications/Partnership Strategy and Resource Mobilisation Strategy
  • Providing service and planning with communications expertise through daily work, aligning with UN Women Communications Strategy.
  • Media relationship and inquires management. News report and interviews coordination and placement.
  • Event planning, coordination, and management. E.g. 2022 16-day of activismmedia engagement planning and coordination.
  • UN Women Pakistan social media supervision and management.
  • Providing technical support on UN Women Pakistan programme communications practices, good case documentations and news reporting when needed.
  • Supporting programme team on communication, advocacy and visibility of UN Women programmes
  • Guide UN Women partnership/communications team on visibility and communication of partnerhship activities, key events and media engagement

31 October 2022

30 November 2022

15 December 2022

 


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core VAlues and Competancies: 

https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process#_Values

 

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong relationship and network with media outlets and Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs)
  • Great language and communications skills

 


Required Skills and Experience

Experience and required qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, social science, or other relevant area;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in leading organization communications and PR portfolio;
  • Proven experience in managing public social media account and planning campaigns
  • Knowledge and/or previous working experience in gender;
  • Previous experience and track record working for multi-national organizations, inter-governmental organizations, or United Nations agencies is an advantage;
  • Fluency in English is required.

 

Selection and evaluation criteria  

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]

A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100.  Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

 

How to apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application (consolidated as ONE attachment) online, no later than 27 September 2022. Kindly note the system will only allow one attachment, please combine below listed submission package into one.

 

The Submission package includes:

  • Financial proposal: the financial proposal shall specify a monthly professional fee and travel cost (if any).

 

Payments

Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes on satisfactory completion of task.

 

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided?on the basis of?qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women?has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.? All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic. credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

 



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