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National Communication Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kathmandu, NEPAL|
|Application Deadline :||13-May-16 (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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months|
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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
In Nepal, UN Women is currently implementing its 2014-17 Strategic Note and Annual Work Plan (country programme) which incorporates several thematic areas, including economic empowerment, governance and leadership, ending violence against women and girls, and peace and security and humanitarian action. Across all of its work, UN Women applies its normative and coordination mandates, and works through strategic partnerships and on generating knowledge and evidence.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Communication and Partnership Officer CPO, the National Communication Consultant will assist in the implementation of the country office’s (CO) communications plan, promote public and media outreach, social media visibility etc.
The consultant will perform the following tasks:
Duration of assignment and duty station
The duration of this assignment will be of three months. The main duty station of this position for the assignment is UN Women County Office Nepal. The consultant may need to travel as and when required.
Schedule of Payments
Payment will be made on monthly basis upon satisfactory performance of the consultant. The monthly payment will be determined based on UN National Consultant Fee structure.
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of applicants:
The technical component is evaluated on the basis of its responsiveness to the Terms of Reference (ToR). Technically qualified consultants may be contacted for an interview.
The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):
Maximum total technical score amounts to 100 points. Only candidates who have passed over the mandatory criteria and have accumulated at least 70 points under the technical evaluation will qualify to the next round of the evaluation.
Interested applicants must submit the following document/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
In July 2010, the United nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
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.