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Communications and Outreach Consultant
|Location :||Home-based with frequent consultation with HQ (NY) remotely and/or in person, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||12-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||approximately 80 working days March - Aug 2018|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||approximately 80 working days March - Aug 2018|
Constituted in 1997, the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) unites UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies, departments and offices that assist national partners in achieving their development objectives, including the Sustainable Development Goals. At country level, the UNDG is represented by the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), which is headed by a UN Resident Coordinator (RC). At regional level, five teams are charged with translating global policies and guidelines into country-level work.
The UN Development Operations Coordination Office (UNDOCO) is the Secretariat of the UNDG. It brings together the UN development system to promote change and innovation to deliver together on sustainable development. UNDOCO provides field evidence to inform policy, facilitates the achievement of shared results, and promotes excellence in UN leadership and coordination.
The UN Development Operations Coordination Office (UNDOCO) is planning to roll-out a series of leadership development initiatives to implement the UN leadership framework for the UN Country Team in close collaboration with internal and external learning partners. The UN leadership initiatives aim to advance the transformational and collaborative leadership capabilities within the RC system, to create a dynamic leadership development program for senior leaders to ensure the UN remains at the cutting edge, and to develop a sustainable and diverse pool of senior leaders that can lead the UN under the new SDG agenda.
For this purpose, the UNDOCO is looking for a successful candidate that will support in developing and implementing communications strategies for leadership development initiatives for RCs and UNCTs.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will support the development of developing a series communications and outreach materials UNDOCO.
SCOPE OF WORK
The consultant will support the development of a series communications and outreach materials on the roll-out of leadership development initiatives for RCs and UNCTs.
The following key responsibilities will be carried out by the consultant:
OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
The contractor is expected to deliver the following:
Duration of Work: Approximately 80 working days during March – August 2018
Duty Station: home-based with frequent consultations with HQ (NY, USA) remotely and/or in person (if possible)
Payment: A daily rate based on an all-inclusive daily fee. All-inclusive implies that all costs incurred by the Contractor are factored into the final amount submitted in the proposal. Payments will be made following certification by UNDP of the satisfactory delivery of the products and the appropriate management of associated processes needed to achieve the above-mentioned tasks and objectives; supervisor will confirm arrangements. DOCO reserves the right to rescind this agreement due to unsatisfactory performance by the contractor.
Institutional arrangements: The consultant will be working under the direct supervision of the Policy Specialist on Leadership Development and with overall guidance of the Team Leader in UNDOCO. The consultancy will require a great amount of consultation with UNDOCO either remotely and/or in person. Availability during business working hours EST time is a requirement for consultations. Travel to the UNDOCO HQ in New York is the responsibility of the consultant. Specific working arrangements will be confirmed with supervisor. The consultant is expected to have their own computer.
Travel: No outside mission travel is envisaged for this consultancy.
Required Skills and Experience
Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit the following: a) Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability with Financial proposal b) Portfolio of communication work and writing samples (max 3-pages and/or links to blogs).
(*) “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (excluding mission travel) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.
Individual consultants will be evaluated using the cumulative analysis methodology.
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria (100 points):
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% of 100 points in the Technical Evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
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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.