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CCA- Communication Specialist
|Location :||home based|
|Application Deadline :||07-Jun-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 :||1 July 2019 – 31 December 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 100 days|
For UNDP, adaptation to climate change means climate-resilient economic development and sustainable livelihoods, especially for vulnerable populations – the poor, women, and indigenous peoples. UNDP supports these goals by assisting over 80 countries to integrate current and future climate risks and uncertainties into national and sub-national development efforts. UNDP works with governments, the private sector, communities, and other partners to build responsive state institutions and public policies; strengthen public and private sector capacities to manage climate change risks and uncertainties; and formulate, finance and implement climate-resilient initiatives.
Together with partners, UNDP supports climate change risk management in the context of agriculture and food security, water resources, coastal zone development, public health, and climate change-related disaster risks. To finance this work at the national, sub-national and community levels, UNDP helps countries secure climate change adaptation finance that is available through vertical funds such as the Adaptation Fund, the Least Developed Countries Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund (both of which are managed by the Global Environment Facility, GEF), Green Climate Fund, as well as other multilateral and bilateral sources. Countries are supported to optimize the use of these public funds by also leveraging and catalyzing private finance for adaptation.
At the 17th COP in 2011, parties invited all United Nations organizations, as well as bilateral and multilateral agencies, to support the National Adaptation Plans process which aims to (1) reduce vulnerability and (2) integrate climate change adaptation into medium to long term development planning. In response, the joint UNDP/UN Environment National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) was launched in June 2013, initially financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF). The NAP-GSP and programme partners are assisting countries who request support to identify technical, institutional and financial needs to integrate climate change adaptation into ongoing medium and long-term national planning. The NAP portfolio contributes to the overall climate change work of UNDP which constitutes a significant part of the Strategic Plan’s Signature solution 3 on “Enhancing national prevention and recovery capacities for resilient societies”.
Duties and Responsibilities
The UNDP NAP-GSP/CCA Team requires a communications specialist to provide increased the visibility of its outputs and impacts. This consultancy will also support the broader Adaptation Portfolio and ensure integrated communications support for programme deliverables. This consultancy will enable increased publicity (via advocacy and communications) for the results and impact of UNDP’s support to countries on climate change adaptation in lead up to the Climate Summit and the COP 25 in Chile.
Scope of Work
Under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Climate Change Adaptation and the Lead Technical Specialist on NAPs, and in close collaboration with the Communications Coordinator, the consultant will provide the following:
- Identify and engage with communications officers, stakeholders and product champions in key target Countries to increase the visibility of the impact of the NAP-GSP and the broader Adaptation, especially in the context of Nationally Determined Contributions, and NAPA implementation in LDCs
- Plan and design internal and external strategies for communications and outreach focused on impact and results, transparency, advocacy, partner engagement and other corporate priorities;
- Implement the NAP Portfolio communications strategy in line with the visibility guidelines of UNDP and programme donors:
- Implement the global communications strategy for the Adaptation Portfolio, in coordination with the global network of communications focal points and specialists:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Based on the aforementioned criterion of the tasks associated with this Terms of Reference (expected deliverables following UNDP guidelines on communications), the consultant will be responsible for:
The consultant will be supervised by the Head of Climate Change Adaptation and Lead Technical Specialist on NAP throughout the consultancy. He/she will work closely with the Communications Coordination, Regional Technical Advisors and other staff involved in the NAP-GSP, UNDP Country Office staff and project counterparts as appropriate.
Duration of the Work
1 July 2019 – 31 December 2019 (up to 100 days)
Home-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.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 100 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points (70% of the total desk 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:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The shortlisted candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.
To review the TOR and download required template, please click on 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.