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Communications Advisor (international)
|Location :||Amman -Jordan, JORDAN|
|Application Deadline :||29-Dec-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||240 days over a period of 12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||240 days over a period of 12 months|
The conflict in Syria has caused the largest displacement of people in recent times and has severely strained the economic and social systems and related institutions in neighboring countries. The absence of a prospect for a positive solution to the Syrian crisis and the significant influx of refugees brought substantial stress to the hosting societies and communities.
The multifaceted nature of the conflict has challenged standard conflict resolution mechanisms as well as traditional responses to protracted crisis. How the countries in the region cope with the lengthening conflict in Syria and the unprecedented demographic shock and what can be done to improve international burden sharing are therefore questions of regional and international concern.
Host communities and host countries are faced with many challenges and questions about how to cope with the situations they face. Whether living in formal or informal shelters and housing, or hosted by the community, many refugees are suffering from the loss of income, loss of productive means and disrupted livelihoods. Host communities and other affected communities may face pressure on services, the local economy, and rule of law. Given the signs that refugee populations are unlikely to be able to return safely to their homes or new settlement areas in Syria in the near future, national and international partners have started exploring alternative scenarios to effectively address the long-term impact of the unprecedented demographic shock.
Since 2015, Sub-Regional Response Facility (SRF) has developed a resilience-based development response to improve sub-regional coordination, enhance cost-effectiveness, and harmonize a comprehensive multi-country response under the leadership of Syria’s neighbouring governments– Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt, combined, accommodate 99 per cent of the 5.6 million refugees resulting from the crisis.
As co-lead and custodian of resilience component for the Regional Refugee and Response Plan (3RP) at the regional level, the SRF conducts policy research, promote innovative practices, appeal funding at international donor conferences and extract best practices from the 3RP partners.
The main outcome of the consultancy is to ensure the quality of publications (edits in English and Arabic and design) produced by the SRF, 3RP social media inputs, to assist organizing the conference/workshops/events and outreach donors, support the implementation of the research conducted by the SRF, and to prepare minutes and fund-raising documents for the 3RP and SRF.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the Supervision of the Policy and Crisis Coordination Specialist, the consultant will be responsible for ensuring that publications produced, and social media posted by the SRF are up to the UNDP standard and facilitate in organizing workshops/events (including support to identifying and hiring consultants who are facilitating/contributing to the workshop). S/he will also prepare background notes/briefing notes for donor outreach and draft minutes from meetings with 3RP partners.
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Candidates that fail to submit the required information will not be considered.
All necessary information including: Complete Procurement Notice, The Selection Criteria, and Annexes are found on the following link under Procurement http://procurement-notices.undp.org/
Interested candidate shall apply the CV/P11 to Job advertisement website, hence consultant should submit to email: Proc.firstname.lastname@example.org : not later than Tuesday 29 December, 2018 the following documents:
Interested candidates should provide lump sum fees for requested services with detailed breakdown (consultancy fees, round travel tickets, travel cost, living allowances during the missions., etc.) as per travel plan above
if unforeseen travel outside the duty station not required by the Terms of References is required by UNDP, and upon prior written agreement, such travel shall be at the UNDP’s expense and the individual contractor shall receive a per diem not to exceed United Nations daily subsistence allowance rate in such other locations.
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal.
In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
Step I: Screening and desk review:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.
Applications will be first screened and only candidates meeting the following minimum criteria will progress to the pool for shortlisting:
Shortlisted Candidates will be then assessed and scored against the following evaluation criteria.
Evaluation of Candidates (max 100 points):
Step II: Final evaluation
The final evaluation will combine the scores of desk review and financial proposal with the following weights assigned to each:
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.