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Communications Specialist, CADRI Partnership
|Location :||Geneva, SWITZERLAND|
|Application Deadline :||16-Dec-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 :||160 working days|
Addressing climate and disaster risks in a coherent manner across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls for a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach. Capitalizing on the complementarity of UN agencies’ expertise across various social, economic and environmental sectors, the UN System can demonstrate its value-added supports in responding to country demand for integrated and coherent solutions.
The Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) is a global partnership composed of 20 UN and non-UN organizations that works towards strengthening countries’ capacities to pursue integrated and coherent solutions to reduce disaster and climate risks to achieve the 2030 agenda and its commitment to leave no one behind. By pooling its member agencies’ resources, expertise and knowledge, the CADRI Partnership promotes the effectiveness of the UN System to optimally use its assets and expertise.
Over the past decade, the CADRI Partnership has been active in supporting capacity development in disaster risk reduction (DRR), including preparedness for response, in 32 countries. The CADRI Partners have jointly developed an assessment and planning methodology covering ten sectors and areas: agriculture and food security; environment, infrastructure; cultural heritage; health; WASH, education, nutrition; human mobility and climate services. Under the CADRI Joint Programme (2019-2023), the CADRI Partnership is broadening its offer of capacity development services and scaling up its services in the regions to respond to increasing country demand for capacity development support.
Effectively communicating CADRI’s offer of services and achievements internally and externally to client countries and partners is a pre-condition to expand CADRI offer of services and geographical coverage. The CADRI Partnership is implementing a communication strategy with the view to highlight the unique strengths of the CADRI Partnership as a “partner of choice” to deliver capacity development services in DRR/CCA at country level; and to document and disseminate stories about country level impact.
Under the new CADRI Partnership Joint Programme 2019-2023, the CADRI Secretariat has initiated a rebranding process consisting of new logo and graphical chart applied to all internal and external communication products.
In support of the implementation of the new CADRI Partnership Joint Programme, the CADRI Partnership Secretariat is seeking to recruit a communication expert consultant to develop and implement the CADRI Communication Strategy and develop and regularly update communication and knowledge products such as:
Duties and Responsibilities
The communication expert consultant will perform the following duties, working closely with the communication interns:
1. Develop and implement an internal communication strategy, including for social media, for dissemination of information within the CADRI Partnership constituency of 20 agencies:
1.1. Develop regular communication products to share information with the CADRI Partner agencies including:
1.2. Establish and manage communication experts’ network
1.3. Develop & implement communication plan for every CADRI country mission with agency communication experts at HQ, Regional Hubs and Country Offices
2. Develop and implement an external communication strategy, including for social media, to increase visibility with client countries and external partners:
2.1. Lead the development of the new CADRI website (www.cadri.net) in collaboration with the webmaster (IT support) including:
2.2. Develop regular external communication products:
2.3. Manage external communication for global events
The consultant will work as part of the CADRI Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, under the direct supervision of the CADRI Coordinator and in collaboration with the members of the CADRI Secretariat including an expert in design/lay out. No travel is foreseen for the assignment.
The expected duration of the assignment is 160 working days between 6th January 2020 and 31st October 2020. The consultant will be paid based on the satisfactory completion of agreed-upon deliverables and time sheet grouped in multiple installments counting from the start date of the assignment.
Required Skills and Experience
Recommended Presentation of Offer
The application is a two-step process requiring the submission of several documents as outlined below. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applicants.
Step 1: Online application
Interested candidates must include the following documents when submitting the applications through the UNDP Jobs Site (https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm). Please note that only one (1) file can be uploaded therefore please include all documents in one file.
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal
Applicants are requested to submit A Financial Proposal in US Dollars by email addressed to Mahmood Zahir firstname.lastname@example.org, using the financial proposal template available here: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=45780. The proposals should be sent with the subject heading: “88741 - Communications Specialist, CADRI Partnership” by the deadline of this vacancy.
The Financial Proposal should indicate the all-inclusive total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. The term ‘all-inclusive fee’ implies that all costs (professional fees, transport related expenses, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc.) are included. Please refer to local costs in Geneva, Switzerland.
If the candidate is employed by an organization/ company/ institution, and the candidate expects their employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing the candidate to UNDP under the Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the candidate must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Criteria for the selection of the best offer
Candidates will be evaluated using a combined scoring method with the qualifications and methodology weighted at 70% and the financial offer weighted at 30%. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (out of 100%) points on each of the below criteria will be considered for the next level evaluation. The candidates will be required to provide three references which may be contacted to ascertain the skills and qualifications of the candidates.
Criteria for evaluation of qualifications (70 points)
Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points):
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: p = y (µ/z), where:
Annexes to the TOR
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.