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International Individual Consultant - Graphic Designer – Global Policy Centre for Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GC-RED) - On Framework Agreement (LTA)
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||21-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||100 days over two years|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||100 days over two years|
The Nairobi-based Global Policy Centre for Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GC-RED) is one of UNDP Global Policy Centres. It was established in October 2014 building on the achievements of the former Drylands Development Center, and seeks to:
Drawing on decades of experiences and expertise, GC-RED is committed to build social and ecological resilience and support the implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in drylands and other fragile ecosystems. The Centre supports programme countries in scaling up their sustainable land management and ecosystem restoration efforts and achieving Land Degradation Neutrality in line with the Sustainable Development Goal Target 15.3.
The Centre hosts the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net). BES-Net is a capacity sharing “network of networks” that promotes dialogue between science, policy and practice for more effective management of biodiversity and ecosystems, contributing to long-term human well-being and sustainable development. It complements and contributes to the capacity building work of the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) by aligning its activities with the IPBES global assessment themes and applying the related IPBES guidance documents.
GC-RED is looking for an experienced Graphic Designer to help improve the branding of the Centre and visibility of the Centre activities by conceptualizing, developing and updating the key communication products for external audiences.
The application should contain:
Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of this assignment is to develop and update the communication and advocacy materials, such as reports, brochures, posters, briefs, newsletters, etc., for GC-RED and its respective projects by conveying key messages with creative and catchy graphic designs. He/she will be contracted on a two-year long-term agreement basis and work under the supervision of the GC-RED Director and the Centre’s respective project focal persons. He/she will reference and be guided by the UNDP Brand Manual.
More, specifically, the consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:-
Expected Deliverables and Payment Schedule
A wide range of high-quality designed communication products, which may include, complying with agreed formats and objectives. For any design job, a number of rounds of revisions should be expected. In the case of the print products, the candidate may also be expected to support with the overall printing process.
Payment will be made upon the completion of specific task(s) on a time-bound manner and satisfactory submission of respective deliverable(s) in a print ready and/or digital formats.
Duration and Implementation Modalities of the Assignment
Up to 100 days of assignment over the period of two years starting between 1 April 2019 on Long term agreement basis. GC-RED does not warrant the maximum days. This consultancy is a home-based contract and will not require travel.
Envisaged tasks will be commissioned on a needs basis. Upon commissioning specific task, the Centre and the contractor will mutually agree on the detailed scope and schedule of the task, including the type of deliverable(s) to be submitted and the number of days to be allocated.
The assignment will be bound by the terms and conditions of UNDP Procurement rules and guidelines.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicant's qualifications and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only those candidates who obtained at least 70% of points, or a minimum of 49 points, in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Technical Evaluation (70% of total evaluation; maximum 70 points):
Financial Evaluation (30% of total evaluation; maximum 30 points).
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered qualified and will be offered the contract with UNDP.Firms are not eligible for this consultancy assignment (open only for international individual consultants).
Required Skills and Experience
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.