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NAP Communication Specialist
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||22-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||15 March 2018- 31 December 2018|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 200 working days|
For UNDP, adaptation to climate change means climate-resilient economic development and sustainable livelihoods, especially for vulnerable populations – the poor, women, and indigenous peoples. UNDP supports these goals by assisting over 80 countries to integrate current and future climate risks and uncertainties into national and sub-national development efforts. UNDP works with governments, the private sector, communities, and other partners to build responsive state institutions and public policies; strengthen public and private sector capacities to manage climate change risks and uncertainties; and formulate, finance and implement climate-resilient initiatives.
Together with partners, UNDP supports climate change risk management in the context of agriculture and food security, water resources, coastal zone development, public health, and climate change-related disaster risks. To finance this work at the national, sub-national and community levels, UNDP helps countries secure climate change adaptation finance that is available through vertical funds such as the Adaptation Fund, the Least Developed Countries Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund (both of which are managed by the Global Environment Facility, GEF), Green Climate Fund, as well as other multilateral and bilateral sources. Countries are supported to optimize the use of these public funds by also leveraging and catalyzing private finance for adaptation.
Duties and Responsibilities
The UNDP Adaptation Portfolio requires a communications specialist to provide increased visibility to Adaptation Portfolio outputs and impact, especially in the context of supporting countries to mainstream climate change into national planning, highlighting stakeholder engagement (especially civil society, women’s groups, youth, etc) and ensure integrated communications support for programme deliverables. This consultancy will enable increased publicity (via advocacy and communications) for the results and impact of UNDP’s support to countries on climate change adaptation in lead up to the COP in Marrakesh. The support will be anchored in the National Adaptation Plans Programme, and will provide communications support as needed to other Adaptation Portfolio initiatives.
Scope of Work:
Under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Climate Change Adaptation, the consultant will provide the following:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
The consultant will be supervised by the Head of Climate Change Adaptation throughout the consultancy. He/she will work closely with the Lead Technical Specialist for the Global Support Programme for NAPs and other staff involved in the programme, UNDP Country Office staff and project counterparts as appropriate.
Duration of the Work: 15 March 2018 to 31 December 2018 (Up to 200 Days)
Duty Station: Home- based with possible travel
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The contract will be based on Daily Fee
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on a Daily Fee. Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. Payments shall be done monthly based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period.
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent. The provided living allowance will not be exceeding UNDP DSA rates. Repatriation travel cost from home to duty station in Bangkok and return shall not be covered by UNDP.
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology;
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as
Technical and Interview (70%)
Financial Evaluation (30%)
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 100 points)
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
*Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The shortlisted candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified*
To download templates and related documents, please click the link below:
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.