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Digital Communication Specialist
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Jul-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 :||12 months (260 days)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months|
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.
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change 2015, is the world’s first global agreement to address climate change and to transition to a resilient, low-carbon economy. The goal it to limit average global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius, and ideally below 1.5 Celsius, by the end of the century. Each country submitted a contribution in terms of emission reduction targets. UNDP has been one of the leading organizations supporting countries on the design and implementation of these national climate plans through direct technical support, and capacity building through peer-to-peer knowledge sharing forums.
Under the Secretary General’s “One UN” strategy, UNDP is one of the three leading organizations on the implementation of the Paris Agreement. UNDP’s work on climate change already spans more than 140 countries and USD $2.8 billion in investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation measures since 2008. A new programme funded by the European Union, and the Governments of Germany and Spain, will help countries implement their climate commitments in the context of their development priorities. Communication to raise awareness, share knowledge and engage key stakeholders is critical for the success of UNDP’s support.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:
UNDP is looking for a digital communications whiz to help us share our findings and mobilize action around the Paris Agreement. As part of this process, you will take the lead on digital content production, and the management of our social media community and communication networks. You will also lead on the re-design of the program website as a core element to the successful delivery of our services.
You will be part of one of UNDP’s flagship climate change programs - a technical team focusing on inclusive governance, climate finance and private sector engagement. Working closely with the team’s communication and advocacy specialists, you will support the development of digital content, and advocacy campaigns across multiple channels. This requires superior writing and editing skills to convey technical, complex content in an easily accessible manner. You will also develop or manage production of visual assets for UNDP, including engaging presentations, social media graphics and website infographics, to advance our narrative on climate and development action.
This is an ideal opportunity to work with a technical team on cutting edge climate change advocacy issues and contribute to the One UN Climate Change Advocacy Campaigns. You will help UNDP share ideas and experiences and raise ambition for a rapid global transition to green economies. The objective of the position is to (a) lead on content production and website maintenance and redesign (b) strengthen program’s social media community and engagement on other platforms (c) support implementation of program’s communication strategy.
Newsletter and Social Media
Required Skills and Experience
English is the working language for this assignment; therefore, excellent oral and written communications and presentation skills in English are required; and knowledge of Spanish and/or French is an asset.
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (70 points):
Having reviewed applications received, UNDP will invite the top three shortlisted candidates for interview. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (700 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points):
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
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