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Events and Campaigns Consultant, Media and Advocacy Team, Communications Group, Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA), UNDP
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||26-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)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Seven Months|
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Communications Group is the organisation’s lead for external communications. It provides editorial guidance and develops and implements global communications strategies to reach the media and other key constituencies with UNDP’s core messages. The Communications Group is responsible for expanding and enhancing UNDP’s global multi-lingual presence through engagement with international media.
The Media and Advocacy Team is one of the four teams in the Communications Group and contributes to the overall UNDP communications vision and strategy. The team serves as the main interface with the media; collaborates across UNDP units to develop corporate messaging on the organisation’s priorities; protects and promotes UNDP’s brand via reputation management, positions UNDP’s leadership and messages externally, highlights donor contributions; harvests and showcases news and stories/results from Country Offices; leads on special events, video production, liaison with Goodwill Ambassadors and liaison with other UN communications entities.
2019 is a significant year for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July and the SDGs Summit taking place during the UN General Assembly (GA) week in September. Against this backdrop, and in the context of implementing UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021), UNDP is planning robust external engagement around three sustainable development themes of broad public interest – inequality, climate change and migration. The team needs to engage an events and campaigns consultant to work on SDGs and external engagement theme communications campaigns, products and events during 2019, to create maximum impact.
Reporting to the Manager of the Media and Advocacy team, the Events and Campaign Consultant will work across our SDGs communications campaigns, supporting outreach with partners and other UN agencies, coordination with other UNDP bureaux and country offices, organisation of events, production of messaging and content and creation of a wide variety of communications products.
Duties and Responsibilities
Expected outputs and deliverables: (from July 2019 to January 2020)
Produce content and support campaigns for and organize events at:
?Payment: A daily rate based on an all-inclusive daily fee. All-inclusive implies that all costs incurred by the Contractor are factored into the final amount submitted in the financial proposal. Payments will be made following certification by UNDP of the satisfactory delivery of the products and the appropriate management of associated processes needed to achieve the above-mentioned tasks and objectives; supervisor will confirm arrangements.
UNDP reserves the right to rescind this agreement due to unsatisfactory performance by the contractor.
Institutional arrangements: The consultant will be working under the direct supervision of the Manager of the Media and Advocacy Team and overall guidance of the Senior Management of the Communications Group in BERA.
Office space and computer will be provided at UNDP HQ NY.
Travel: No outside mission travel is envisaged for this consultancy.
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
Individual consultant will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis methodology. When using this weighted scoring method, 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 predetermined set of weighted technical and financial criteria.
Technical criteria weight: 70%
*Financial criteria weight: 30%
*Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the technical points) would be considered for the financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points):
After applications are received, candidates will be longlisted and then an evaluation panel will shortlist the applications based on criteria A, B and C above. Only shortlisted candidates (those who score a minimum of 17.50 points out of 25 for criteria A, B and C) will be required to take a written exam (15 points). Only those candidates who pass the written exam will be invited for an interview (30 points).
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:
Only shortlisted (technically qualified) candidates will be requested to submit a financial proposal.
Required Skills and Experience
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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.