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Communications Expert, ICPN UKR/2014/105
|Location :||Kyiv, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||02-Oct-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||till 31 July 2015|
The new Democratization and Human Rights Programme in Ukraine (2013 - 2016) funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by UNDP Ukraine builds upon the achievements of the previous Civil Society Development Programme (2009-2012). It is a nation-scale 4-year initiative which runs from 1st January 2013 until 31st December 2016.
The overall aim for DHRP is a strengthened civil society with actors able to promote human rights, advance democracy (including through digital means) and ensure legal aid. DHRP also lends support to civil society initiatives which aim at advancing democratic / human rights reform and improvement of relevant systems’ efficacy.
DHRP follows a human rights-based approach to programming under which policies, processes and planned activities will be anchored in a system of rights and corresponding obligations established by international law. The initiative shall also ensure gender mainstreaming in all its components, providing opportunities for equal participation of men and women in capacity building, advocacy and grant activities.
DHRP is to be implemented through three main components:
Duties and Responsibilities
Description of responsibilities / scope of work
UNDP DHRP has been in place for over 18 months and, over this time, has been able to both successfully advance its operations vis-à-vis its programme document, and expand its operations onto the areas, which have gained importance as a result of radical transformations provoked by revolutionary events of winder 2013-2014.
Increased number of mandates, on which the project is working, coupled with the need to enhance the external communications pillar, call for increasing the team’s capacities through a communications consultancy that would serve a four-pronged goal:
Shaping of the DHRP mid-term (2-year) success stories publication into a knowledge and marketing tool;
Deliverables and implementation schedule
Deliverable # Task description Estimated deadline
Define the most pertinent format and dissemination strategy for the DHRP bulletin, including the structure, format, medium, design, as well as characteristics of the bulletin’s target audiences;
Assess the success story skeletons submitted by the DHRP specialists and adding the missing parts to finish the individual stories to make them finished products;
Define the most pertinent strategy for eliciting the sources / publications / media that fit into the DHRP format and advise on best strategy for approaching the editorial boards of those “target media”;
Finalize the DHRP mid-term success story publication in digital format and design the specifications for the publication (including types of paper and print to be used); Oversee publishing process;
Assist the DHRP team with strategic preparation for the December international days (Anticorruption Day and Human Rights Day), including development of main messages, positioning and branding;
Gather feedback of the DHRP partners on the implementation of the bulletin modality and incorporate those considerations into everyday practice of the DHRP team;
Suggest, based on discussions of the communications strategy, the most pertinent new media instruments for enhancing external communications of the team and train the team members in using those;
Spearhead and moderate DHRP team brainstorming on positioning the project in the topic of social innovation / collaborative design as appropriate for the environment at that time (keeping in mind post-conflict restorative processes);
Conduct analysis of the DHRP and UNDP Ukraine online communications over the period of the last 6 months and suggest tools for increasing the key performance indicators for such publications;
Analyse the existing toolbox of communications instruments that the DHRP team uses (including online tools) for creating media / visual products and presentations and provide for a learning session for the team to enhance internal capacities;
Shape, polish and finalize the mid-year report (internal);
DHRP Coordinator will supervise the work of the Communications Expert through regular in person and e-mail/or telephone communication. Upon completion of the task, the final report, in English, shall be submitted in hard copy and electronically. UNDP will be the final authority to control the quality and evaluate the work. No reports, documents, communications should be published or distributed to third parties without prior approval of UNDP.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants shall submit the following documents:
Financial proposal - Lump sum contract
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in instalments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).
Should any unenvisaged travel be planned for the purposes of the assignment, UNDP will reimburse the expenses based on the duly authorized travel details. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources. In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
10 points max
10 pts – Specialist/Master’s degree with studies in an environment where English was language of instruction;
8 pts - Specialist/Master’s degree;
Progressively responsible experience related to communications issues
20 points max
20 pts – 7 years and more;
18 pts – between 5 and 7 years;
15 pts – between 3 and 5 years;
Periodic reporting experience for international organizations / non-profit organizations in English
20 points max
20 pts – 5 years and more;
18 pts – between 3 and 5 years;
15 pts – between 1 and 3 years;
10 points max
10 pts – Extremely strong command of English, native Ukrainian and fluent in Russian;
8 pts – Extremely strong command of English and native Ukrainian;
Writing sample of a report or publication in English produced by the incumbent
20 points max
20 pts – Outstanding: the extract presents a cogent, well-articulated analysis of the issue and conveys meaning skilfully;
18 pts – Strong: a generally thoughtful, well-developed analysis of the issue and conveys meaning clearly but with minor errors;
15 pts – Adequate: presents a competent analysis of the issue and conveys meaning with acceptable clarity and generally demonstrates control of the conventions of standard written English;
10 pts – Limited: addressing specific directions, in analyzing the issue and in conveying meaning, but obviously flawed;
Maximum available technical score - 70 points.
Evaluation method - Cumulative analysis
Contract award shall be made to the incumbent whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) having received the cumulative highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
* Technical Criteria weight: 70%
* Financial Criteria weight: 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum 70% from the maximum available technical score (49 points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal and will equal to 30. All other price proposals will be evaluated and assigned points, as per below formula:
30 points [max points available for financial part] x [lowest of all evaluated offered prices among responsive offers] / [evaluated price].
The proposal obtaining the overall cumulatively highest score after adding the score of the technical proposal and the financial proposal will be considered as the most compliant offer. After successful completion of the validation interview the offeror will be awarded a contract.
 The overall classification of evaluation criteria is based on the scoring levels used by the GRE test as found at https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/analytical_writing/issue/scoring_guide
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
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.