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|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||30-Apr-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 :||13 May 2019 – 30 April 2020|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 150 days|
A number of countries in the Asia-Pacific Region that are served by UNDP have been successful in obtaining financing for projects from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). These projects are currently valued at $150M+, and other countries are in the process of submitting additional proposals to the Fund. Noting that these projects constitute large-scale development efforts by UNDP Country Office (directly or indirectly in support of implementing partners) in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Pakistan, Vietnam, and Pacific Islands (with more in pipeline), the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub intends to contract the services of an experienced Communications Specialist to provide on-site and remote support (from Bangkok) in the next several months focusing on the following functions.
The engagement terms will be negotiated based on Project needs i.e., remote support from home location and in Bangkok with on-site missions to the Project locations across the Asia-Pacific region.
Duties and Responsibilities
The objectives of this assignment are;
• Assist the UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Team in UNDP improve its communications and advocacy work on results achieved through a selection of projects in the CCA portfolios.
• broaden and deepen awareness of UNDP supported programmes in these areas of work, engage with key audiences (donors, client countries, media as well as internal UNDP stakeholders), create brand recognition and lift the related media profile of UNDP-supported adaptation projects.
• introduce intervention instruments, highlight individual projects to different audiences and mobilize partners, stakeholders, and the general public to advocate on results achieved through the portfolios.
Scope of Work
Under the overall guidance of the Management Advisor and the Team Lead for Climate Change Adaptation Team in the Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH), the Communications Specialist will be responsible for the following functions:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultant will report to the UNDP-GEF Head of Climate Change Adaptation, or his designate as directed. He/she will work closely with other staff in the UNDP Regional Hubs, UNDP Country Office staff and project/government counterparts as appropriate.
Duration of the Work
13 May 2019 – 30 April 2020 (up to 150 days)
Bangkok-based with possible travel. Destinations shall be determined upon supervisor’s approval.
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The contract will be based on Daily Fee
Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Payments shall be done on a monthly basis based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period.
In general, UNDP shall 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 event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent. The provided living allowance will not be exceeding UNDP DSA rates. Repatriation travel cost from home to duty station in Bangkok and return shall not be covered by UNDP.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology;
The award of the contract shall 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 set of weighted technical criteria (70%) and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced qualified proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
· Only those applications which are responsive and compliant will be evaluated;
· The technical criteria consist of qualification review (education, experience, language) [max. 100 points] and interview [max.30 points]) will be based on a maximum 130 points
· Only the top 3 candidates scoring 70 points or higher from the qualification review will be considered for the interview.
· Candidates obtaining 21 points or higher (total score 30 points) in the interview will be deemed technically qualified and considered for financial evaluation;
· Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal of those technically qualified;
· The financial proposal shall specify an all-inclusive1 daily fee (including number of anticipated working days and all foreseeable expenses to carry out the assignment);
· The applicant receiving the Highest Combined Score and has accepted UNDP’s General Terms and Conditions will be awarded the contract.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 130 points)
· Criteria 1: Education - Max 15 points;
· Criteria 2: Proven experience and skills in generating communications, communication strategies, media and; Social media operations and advocacy material via various media- Max 30 points;
· Criteria 3: Proven experience in communication climate change work- Max 15 points;
· Criteria 4: Experience with media software, applications and communication tools- Max 15 points;
· Criteria 5: Experience of working with UNDP and other UN agencies- Max 15 points;
· Criteria 6: Excellent in written communication skills in English language- Max 10 points.
· Criteria 7: Interview- Max 30 points.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points (70% of the total qualification review of 100 points, exclude interview) would be considered for interview and Financial Evaluation respectively.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
· Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided in Annex II.
· Personal CV indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.
· Financial proposal, as per template provided in Annex II. Note: National consultant must quote price in U.S. Dollar that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. Kindly indicate the costs related to the 3 aforementioned missions under a separate heading;
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The shortlisted candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.
To download FORMS FOR SUBMISSION and TOR, please click the link below:
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.