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Junior Communications Consultant, Sustainable Development Goals Philanthropy Platform (SDGPP)
|Location :||Istanbul, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||26-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
The Sustaimable Development Goals Philanthropy Platform (SDGPP or the Platform) is a global initiative that connects philanthropy with knowledge and networks that can deepen collaboration, leverage resources and sustain impact, driving SDG delivery within national development agenda.
Established as a global facilitator that enables strong partnerships between philanthropic organizations, the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses, and other stakeholders, SDGPP is led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) and supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Ford Foundation, Brach Family Charitable Foundation, and many others.
To date, the Platform has brought together over a thousand philanthropists across various countries to facilitate effective collaboration so that together, funding and programmes have? a greater and more sustainable impact on people's lives. ??Also, SDGPP has established pathways to engage philanthropy in the national SDG planning and implementation in 8 pilot countries, namely Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, the US and Zambia, and is currently seeking to expand to many others. The Platform has launched a new interactive portal – www.sdgphilanthropy.org – which serves as an SDG resource hub and a marketplace to support initiatives, and ideas for philanthropists, foundations, governments, the UN, and social innovators.
UNDP is seeking a Junior Communication Consultant that will work on creating and implementing a communications strategy across partner organizations and in pilot countries, with the aim of communicating the value proposition of the Platform, and accelerating recognition of the Platform globally.
Recent communication efforts have resulted in significantly expanding of the Platform’s presence in the social media channels. This is attributed to creating strong and creative content and drawing on stories from the UNDP Country offices, reaching out to the partners of the Platform with social media campaigns, real time reporting on UNDP Live Twitter, sourcing of infographics, etc.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Platform’s Programme Officer, the Junior Communication Consultant will support the SDG Philanthropy Platform’s strategic communications priorities through advocacy, coordination and knowledge sharing. S/he will also work with the Platform partners including Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers, and the Funders, the Hilton, Ford and other foundations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Programme Officer, the consultant is expected to:
Social Media Management
Writing & Editing
List of monthly deliverables (for April – September 2019):
Payments will be released in accordance with the above list of monthly deliverables, upon submission of a monthly progress report on completed tasks approved by the certifying officer.
Deliverable 1: Monthly Progress Report 1, specifying the activities undertaken, results achieved, challenges faced and recommendations for improvement, in accordance with the above list of monthly deliverables;
Deliverable 2: Monthly Progress Report 2, specifying the activities undertaken, results achieved, challenges faced and recommendations for improvement, in accordance with the above list of monthly deliverables;
Deliverable 3: Monthly Progress Report 3, specifying the activities undertaken, results achieved, challenges faced and recommendations for improvement, in accordance with the above list of monthly deliverables;
Deliverable 4: Monthly Progress Report 4, specifying the activities undertaken, results achieved, challenges faced and recommendations for improvement, in accordance with the above list of monthly deliverables;
Deliverable 5: Monthly Progress Report 5, specifying the activities undertaken, results achieved, challenges faced and recommendations for improvement, in accordance with the above list of monthly deliverables;
Deliverable 6: Monthly Progress Report 6, specifying the activities undertaken, results achieved, challenges faced and recommendations for improvement, in accordance with the above list of monthly deliverables.
Installment 1 – 16.67 % upon confirmation by the Certifying Officer of satisfactory delivery of Deliverable 1, indicative date: 1 month after the start of the contract;
Installment 2 – 16.67% upon confirmation by the Certifying Officer of satisfactory delivery of Deliverable 2, indicative date: 2 months after the start of the contract;
Installment 3 – 16.66% upon confirmation by the Certifying Officer of satisfactory delivery of Deliverable 3, indicative date: 3 months after the start of the contract;
Installment 4 – 16.66% upon confirmation by the Certifying Officer of satisfactory delivery of Deliverable 4, indicative date: 4 months after the start of the contract;
Installment 5 – 16.67% upon confirmation by the Certifying Officer of satisfactory delivery of Deliverable 5, indicative date: 5 months after the start of the contract;
Installment 6 – 16.67% upon confirmation by the Certifying Officer of satisfactory delivery of Deliverable 6, indicative date: 6 months after the start of the contract.
This is an assignment with no envisaged travel during the assignment. In the case of unforeseen travel is requested by the supervisors, the unforeseen travel costs will be paid separately as per UNDP rules and regulations.
Required Skills and Experience
Academic qualifications / Education:
Evaluation of Applicants
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical (P11/CV desk reviews and interviews) and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only candidates who will get min. 70% of points in desk review (A-B) will be invited for interviews. Only candidates who get min. 70% of points in technical evaluation (includes desk review and interview, criteria A-F) will be scored in financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation (includes desk review and interview) – max. 35 points:
Please ensure that your experience related to above-mentioned competencies and qualifications is very well documented in your P11/CV and cover letter.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation (max points 15).
The application submission is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications.
Step 1: Interested candidates must include the following documents when submitting the applications (Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF attachment as the system only allows upload of one document):
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal - Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and requested to provide a financial offer.
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org
General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: http://on.undp.org/t7fJs.
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
Existing literature and further information to get a better understanding of the work can be found on www.sdgphilanthropy.org
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.