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Junior Communications consultant, digital marketing and content management
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||26-Jan-20 (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 :||4 months (87 working days)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||87 working days|
UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, forms a spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. Within this context, UNDP invests in a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.
The Global Policy Network (GPN) is the engine for thought leadership, UNDP’s programmatic work and a vital delivery mechanism of our integration function. The GPN draws on expertise globally to provide more effective responses to the complex development challenges countries face in achieving the SDGs and responding to crisis in an integrated manner. The GPN’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan, which is aligned with the SDGs.
Sitting at the center of BPPS/GPN, the SDG Integration Team is tasked to advance and connect UNDP’s integrated services across development sectors and countries. The Team builds a coherent menu of services aimed at supporting Country Offices in responding to increasingly complex development challenges, harnessing expertise and capacity across the organization, and positioning UNDP as the provider of state-of-the-art integrated development solutions to governments.
The Team also leads communications and advocacy for integrated solutions, targeting internal and external audiences with the objectives to mobilize stakeholders to adopt an integrated approach, build partnerships for the SDGi work, and position and promote UNDP as SDG integrator. In August 2019, the team launched phase I of the dedicated SDG Integration website (sdgintegration.undp.org), which is an informational space that outlines UNDP’s offer. Phase II is set to launch by February 2020 and will transition the site into an interactive platform for development practitioners around complex challenges.
UNDP-BPPS is looking for a communications consultant to support the launch of phase two of the SDG integration website and manage post launch functions. This entails creating social media content and managing the team’s Twitter handle, preparing communications material such as infographics and one-pagers, curating and editing web content, and drafting stories and inputs to newsletters.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
The consultant will support the following tasks:
Expected outputs and deliverables:
The junior consultant will be employed for 87 working days starting on 3 February 2020 with all tasks delivered by 5 June 2020:
Required Skills and Experience
Please note: this is an entry-level position intended for a junior professional with a desire to start a career in international development.
The application package containing the following (to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document):
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (70 points):
UNDP will invite the top five shortlisted candidates for interview. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Shortlisted candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The consultant will report to Knowledge and Advocacy Analyst, SDG Integration Team, BPPS, UNDP.
The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop.
The work week will be based on 35 hours, i.e. on a 7-hour working day, with core hours being between 9h00 and 18h00 daily.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.
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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.