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Provision of Individual National Consultant for Communications Strategy Consultant LBN/CO/IC/246/22
|Location :||Beirut, LEBANON|
|Application Deadline :||11-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Crisis Response|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||50 working days for a duration of 9 months (39 weeks)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||50 working days for a duration of 9 months (39 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.
UNDP has been supporting the Lebanon mine action authority LMAC since February 2010. It has been working with the LMAC as National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) and other stakeholders to counter the threats of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Lebanon. UNDP Lebanon aims to support the LMAC to be a national institution that effectively leads and manages mine action functions and responsibilities.
Based on the variety of projects Lebanon Mine Action Center is leading, and since LMAC is continuously evolving into a proficient, fully national owned and managed program, LMAC was chosen as a role model for mine action. Once of the recent greatest achievement, and outstanding milestone is the declaration of the north governorate as the first governorate to be mine-free. Therefore, in order to showcase achievements and enhance the level of professionalism of LMAC’s communication, a need was determined to enhance the in-house skills and experience of posting news on social media channels as well as other communication channels accordingly. Hence, the project desires to engage with a National Communications Consultant to develop a communication strategy for LMAC, conduct a workshop training for LMAC Officers and other relevant stakeholders on how to create dynamic content and publish news on social media, draft press releases and newsletters, and how to choose the appropriate communication channel. This will be followed by a maintenance and support period to ensure proper implementation of the strategy and lessons learnt from the workshop.
This consultancy will provide communications support to the LMAC to strengthen the communication efforts of the institution related to Mine Action’s core areas of work to potential partners and various stakeholders.
LMAC’s communication team should benefit from this consultancy to become more effective, build the confidence and skills to manage all communication channels appropriately, select effective communication methods, reach a bigger audience, and develop a systematic approach to communication addressing victims, partners, stakeholders, NNGOs, INGOs, donors, and international organizations.
As a result, the LMAC’s team should be able to develop creative content for digital platforms to build awareness and engagement and achieve strategic priorities; produce regular analytic reports for web and social media, specific campaigns (4th of April, 3rd of December, Mine Action Forum etc..), monthly and yearly reporting, preparations of International meetings (CCM, APMBC, NDM etc..), using different tools and provide analysis of data to draw insights and recommendations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Director of LMAC and working with the LMAC Officers and UNDP’s project manager, the National Communication Consultant will develop a communication strategy and plan and train and provide support to LMAC to be able to develop LMAC’s communications products and content, in order to promote LMAC’s work and increase its visibility and deliver a range of communication and information products and services.
The consultant will engage in all LMAC activities (EORE, MVA, clearance, advocacy, IMSMA Core, Publications…)
In order to achieve that, she/he will undertake the following tasks and activities:
The consultant should collect information from LMAC’s director and officers concerning their most important concerns and objectives in order to be aligned with the LMAC strategy and needs.
It is very important to understand the rules and regulations of the LMAC and make sure to abide by them while considering the communications channel options to be valid since there are some restrictions on this issue.
Prepare a guide in English language to embed and describe all relevant information to be used as a reference for the LMAC users during the workshop and in the future.
An updated version of the guide is needed after the workshop that will include any relevant amendment identified during discussions.
The consultant should conduct a 3-days training based on the information collected from LMAC’s meetings.
The workshop TOPICS are:
Understand the four main types of communication: Verbal, non-verbal, written, and visual. The consultant should present, discuss recommendations, and accentuate the differences between them in order to identify which type to choose to improve LMAC’s own communication and make sure that they are promoting effective communication skills.
The consultant should recommend how to:
The action plan should encompass recommendations on how to:
The consultant should maintain the job-shadowing and mentorship to the LMAC’s team to ensure the proper implementation of the communication strategy and to guide them in the following activities when and if needed:
For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference
Required Skills and Experience
The Individual Consultant should possess the following minimum qualifications:
How to apply:
The consultancy is open for all national consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal https://jobs.undp.org/.
Submissions through any other media will not be considered.
The application must include all of the following documents:
All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm.
It has been observed that bidders don’t submit all requested documents and thus reducing their chance to be selected for a contract with UNDP. Before you submit your offer please revise that the application is complete and comprises all Three documents.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
ANNEX I - TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR)
ANNEX II - INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT CONTRACT AND GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ANNEX III - OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP CONFIRMING INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR (IC) ASSIGNMENT