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Communications Consultant for Accelerator Lab-Philippines (For FIlipino Nationals only)
|Location :||Manila, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||11-Feb-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||50 working days 3 months|
UNDP’s Country Accelerator Lab Network is a key initiative aimed at ensuring that UNDP is fit for purpose to deliver a new generation of solutions in line with the challenges the world faces. The initiative points out that increasingly interrelated development challenges require going beyond business as usual and single point, linear and silver bullet responses in development. Instead, they call for interdisciplinary approaches and non-linear solutions that crowd-in the collective efforts of a variety of partners, tap into local insights and the knowledge of people closest to the problem and require the solutions. The initiative is also a recognition and an investment in the emerging momentum among a growing number of UNDP Country Offices around joining disruptive, cutting edge methodologies with contextual, country-based insights and expertise to accelerate impact and progress toward the SDGs. It is envisioned to be the largest and fastest learning global network building on the latest thinking from the fields of complexity science, lead user innovation and collective intelligence to accelerate development impact.
The Network will surface and reinforce locally sourced solutions at scale while mobilizing a wide and dynamic partnership of actors contributing knowledge, resources and experience. The idea is to transform our collective approach by introducing new protocols, backed by evidence and practice, which accelerate the testing and dissemination of solutions within and across countries. This will enable the global community to collectively learn from local knowledge and ingenuity at a speed and at a scale that our societies and planet require. This will be achieved by:
The Accelerator Lab will undertake externally, interventions addressing priority development challenges, and internally, experiments to embed new ways of doing development within the existing UNDP portfolio. The success of this institution-wide innovation initiative initially depends on mobilizing a wide array of dynamic partnerships to contribute knowledge, expertise and resources and translate those into top notch advisory and support. It also depends on defining what the Lab will address and how.
The Philippines has a rapidly growing innovation landscape, with government entities, private sector firms and non-profit organizations all working to promote innovation. It also faces the same global challenges in achieving the SDGs and its long-term vision, Ambisyon 2040. UNDP in the Philippines intends to set-up the Philippine Accelerator Lab that will support both the public and private sector in better tackling most critical and challenging risks facing the country, such as inequality, unemployment, or technological change.
Acknowledging the role of communications for the Accelerator Lab, the services of a Communications Consultant is being requested. The UNDP Accelerator Lab aims to use communications for advocacy, partnership development, social mobilization, collective intelligence, and behavioral insights.
The IC will report directly to the IAT-SPA, and in his/her stead, the ALab-PH Head of Exploration, with whom all outputs and shall be submitted and through whom all communications shall be coursed and who shall accept the consultant’s outputs. S/he will work in close coordination with IAT and ALab-PH. Outputs will be jointly reviewed by the IAT-SPA and ALab-PH Head of Exploration. The final deliverable will be approved by the ALab-PH Head of Exploration.
The Consultant will maintain proactive communications with the Deputy Resident Representative, the ALab-PH team, and the Country Office Communications Team. S/he will provide regular updates in the form of face to face updates and brief monthly reports together with the portfolio as output, highlighting the work done and any specific concerns or issues that need to be addressed during subsequent meetings and discussions.
As may be necessary, s/he will collaborate with programme teams and key partners of the Country Office as well as the Regional Innovation Centre and the Communications Team based in UNDP’s Bangkok Regional Hub, and the Communications focal of the Global Accelerator Lab Team.
The Consultant is also expected to provide his/her own laptop for the work requirement. S/he will be provided with desk space and access to office facilities and equipment and will be supported by UNDP staff for administrative and logistics requirement, when necessary.
When required, local travels will be approved, covered, and arranged by the Country Office following UNDP Financial Rules and Regulations. International travels are not expected.
DURATION OF WORK AND DUTY STATION
The expected duration of the assignment is 50 working days, unless revised in a mutually agreed upon timetable between the Consultant, ALab PH Head of Exploration, and IAT-SPA.
The Consultant is expected to be present at the UNDP Philippines Country Office at least four times a week in the whole duration of the contract, unless a flexible work schedule is mutually agreed upon.
SCOPE OF PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
The Consultant should send the financial proposal based on a lump-sum amount for the delivery of the outputs identified below. The total amount quoted shall be “all inclusive” all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Consultant are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal. Travel, as deemed relevant by UNDP, will be arranged by UNDP, following UNDP Financial Rules and Regulations.
The contract price will be fixed output-based price. Any deviations from the output and timelines will be agreed upon between the Consultant and the ALab-PH Head of Exploration.
Payments will be done upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables by target due dates. Outputs will be reviewed and certified by the ALab-PH Head of Exploration prior to release of payments.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Communications Consultant shall carry out the following tasks:
Required Skills and Experience
Offers will be evaluated based on combined scoring method :
For the evaluation of the Technical Proposal, the selection of the successful consultant must be based in the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points):
Applicants who will only receive 70 points from the assessment of the CV and two (2) sample Portfolios of related communications work will be qualified for the assessment of the Financial Proposal.
Recommended Presentation of Offer
Offerors must upload in one (1) file the documents below:
You may download the editable version of the Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability for the IC by clicking on this link: http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU
In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.
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.