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Georgian Junior Communication and Public Affairs Expert (IRH)
|Application Deadline :||01-Dec-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||estimated December 2019 – 31 August 2020|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to 150 days|
The Global Environment Facility (GEF)
The GEF will support priority activities towards these objectives. The GEF funded SAP implementation Project has the objective “to integrate water resources management in the Kura river basin to address water-energy-food-ecosystem security nexus through the implementation of agreed actions in the SAP”.
Duties and Responsibilities
The responsibility of this expert is to provide overall junior level input to the UNDP-GEF Kura II Project related to involvement of stakeholders in IWRM in Georgia, preparing visibility materials related to the project activities in both countries and supporting Regional Communications Manager, International Stakeholder Engagement Expert as well as International Senior Capacity Building Expert. The Georgia Junior Communication and Public Affairs Expert will provide a series of inputs over the course of the year, as assigned and agreed, based on the growing expertise in integrated water management issues, as assigned by the Regional Project Analyst. The Georgia Junior Communication and Public Affairs Expert inputs will be based on the weekly assessed needs of the project pertaining to integrated water management inputs needed. S/he will be responsible for professionally presenting the UNDP-GEF Kura II Project to all interactions with the project team, project national and international experts, and project stakeholders.
The services of a qualified and highly motivated The Georgia Junior Communication and Public Affairs Expert will be required to assist the Project Coordination Unit and Georgia Office in developing the below-mentioned tasks.
The work of the Georgia Junior Environmental Communication and Public Affairs Expert will include increasing the public profile of the project in Georgia through drafting press releases and translating the them into Georgian and English, creating and updating social media accounts specific to the project work, developing content and graphic design materials related to the project work, regularly contributing to the project web page and actively supporting the Online IWRM Academy platform. Providing support to project reports, including formatting and translation as needed, supporting trainings, workshops, and conferences held by the project, supporting national and international experts in the field trips and conducting trainings for stakeholders on as needed basis. Additionally, inputs will be expected to transfer project trainings to on-line video trainings by translating the training materials, working with project stakeholders, and other communications related work, depending on the scope of the project needs.
The work of the Georgia Junior Communication and Public Affairs Expert will vary based on the specific needs of the PCU and Georgia Office over the scope of the year. The Georgia Junior Communication and Public Affairs Expert will be assigned specific inputs, with specific deliverables as the needs arise as assessed on a weekly review of project progress, under the guidance and authorization of the Regional Project Analyst. All deliverables will include a clear number of days needed to complete the assignment, timeframe for completion, and guidelines pertaining to the deliverable quality and acceptability. These will be agreed by the Georgia Junior Communication and Public Affairs Expert, upon acceptance of the assignment.
The deliverables will include:
Tasks and specific deliverables for the Georgia Junior Communication and Public Affairs Expert will be assigned by the Regional Project Analyst on weekly basis with anticipated time inputs for each assignment to be discussed and agreed. These will be reflected in “assignment notes” kept by the Regional Project Analyst. Payments will be made monthly for approved task completion and accepted deliverables based on daily rate (or portion of daily rate) as per UNDP IRH Consultant Timesheet approved by the certifying officer. It is expected the workload will vary based on project needs and availability of the Georgia Junior Communication and Public Affairs Expert.
The Junior Communication and Public Affairs Expert will report to the Regional Project Analyst. Deliverables will be reviewed and approved by the project team and ultimately by the CTA/RPC.
Required Skills and Experience
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation (max points 15).
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.
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.