Advocacy and Outreach Consultant


Location : Suva, FIJI
Application Deadline :18-Sep-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)
01-Oct-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :129 days

Background

The UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji is implementing a range of projects in support of Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 5 commits to achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls; and Goal 16 commits to promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Strengthening access to justice, rule of law and promoting human rights are cornerstones of UNDP’s work to achieve sustainable human development. The UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji is implementing projects as part of an overall programme in these areas including the Fiji Access to Justice Project and the Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion for rural and urban Fijians Project. The Fiji Access to Justice Project supports access to justice for impoverished and vulnerable groups through empowering people to access legal rights and services through the relevant key justice institutions, in conjunction with strengthening those key justice institutions to undertake improved service delivery. The Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion for rural and urban Fijians Project promotes peace building, social cohesion and inclusiveness through awareness of rights, access to services and institutional capacity building in Fiji.

The purpose of this Consultancy is to provide specialized technical support for specific Advocacy and Outreach activities associated with the above projects over a period of two years according to the project cycle and in addition for the Consultant to undertake training and capacity building of national staff team members to build their capacity in the areas of advocacy and outreach. 


Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will be required to provide specialized technical support as follows:

  1. Develop six monthly advocacy plans for the projects, which also include components linked to the outreach activities of the projects and key significant events, and with detail of associated expected results, indicators and means of verification.

  2. Implement the approved advocacy plans, including the development of innovative products and materials, for the projects.

  3. Provide comprehensive monthly updates and quarterly detailed reporting against results each advocacy plan.

  4. Document and prepare advocacy products related to the SDGs with a particular focus on SDGs 5 and 16; and materials for identified thematic international days, ensuring gender mainstreaming approach across all products.

  5. Undertake training and capacity building of national


Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills;

  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;

  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work;

  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;

  • Proficiency in the use of office IT applications and internet in conducting research;

  • Outstanding communication, project management and organizational skills;

  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.

  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;

  • Positive, constructive attitude to work;

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.


Required Skills and Experience

Educational Qualifications:

  • Minimum educational qualifications: Masters in area of human rights, development studies, gender studies or related area.

Experience

  • At least 4 years’ experience in advocacy and communications in relation to international development activities, preferably with a focus on Fiji and the Pacific context.
  • Demonstrated experience of being able to design innovative advocacy plans, which cater for a wide range of audiences including both international forums and at community level, and with experience at community level in the Pacific context.
  • Demonstrated experience of being able to design, produce and apply a wide range of innovative advocacy and communications products and materials, including related to the SDGs, with an application to the Pacific context.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce reports in English and in a timely manner, with a focus on results and achievements against the implementation of advocacy plans.


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