International Communications Consultant (s)

Location : Homebased and Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :02-Sep-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :Up to 150 days per year with a possibility of extension up to 03 years
Expected Duration of Assignment :Up to 150 days per year with a possibility of extension up to 03 years


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries and territories, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet. We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress.


In Cambodia, under its current Country Programme (2019-2023), UNDP Cambodia programme offers focus on development results across three key inter-dependent pillars including inclusive and sustainable growth, environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and the opportunities for all to contribute to and benefit from Cambodia’s transformation. Pivotal to our approach is our partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia, civil society groups, community organizations, development partners, and the private sector on issues related to the Cambodia’s Sustainable Development Goals (CSDGs).


The Communications Unit is playing significant roles to communicate UNDP’s results and thought leadership. This is important to demonstrate the Country Programme’s impact through influencing the development and implementation of relevant policies and programmes at both national and local levels. These roles range from working with media agencies, giving support in managing the Country Office’s online presences, producing relevant reports and multi-media products to organizing public events.


We are now recruiting up to three international communications consultants on Long Term Agreement to support the Country Office (CO)’s Communications Unit to deliver these results more effectively and meaningfully.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of a Communications Analyst, the international communications consultants, will be responsible for providing high quality services in the following areas, based on an in-dept understanding of local and national contents while incorporating lessons learnt from global practices:


1] Content Writing:

  • Writing web content for the CO’s online presences including website and Exposure

  • Writing human stories, impact stories, and photo stories to highlight the impact and good practices generated under the UNDP supported projects and initiatives

  • Writing Op-eds, articles, blog posts, press releases, and social media packs

  • Writing case studies, project briefs/pagers, and other pieces


2] Content Editing:

  • Editing reports, policy briefs, and other papers

  • Editing media related pieces of content such as Op-eds, articles, press releases, etc.


3] Design of Communications and Outreach Materials:

  • Designing infographic content for both online and print materials

  • Designing booklets, leaflets, pagers, and posters

  • Photo and video making and editing


Technical Compentecies:

  • Strong communication skills in writing and editing content and designing communication and outreach materials for an organization.

  • Knowledge of the UN’s procedures and communications guidelines is an asset

  • Flexibility and ability to operate in different cultural settings and with a variety of stakeholders; culturally and gender sensitive


Functional Compentencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree, or equivalent, in public policy, international relations, communications, marketing or a related field


  • At least 3 years of experience in the field of communications and brand management with proven experience in strategic communications, content writing and content editing

  • Prior experience in designing communication materials including infographics, project briefs and posters

  • Working experience in Cambodia is required and proven experience working in the United Nations (UN) communications is desirable

Language Requirement:

  • Fluency in English is required

Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at more detail information about term of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.


UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.


Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.

Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your online applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.


Interested individual offeror must submit  the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

1. Proposal:

(i) Letter of intertest explaining why they are the most suitable for the work

(ii) Sample of content writing & content editing and designing communication materials including infographics, project briefs, and posters

2. Financial proposal (Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP)

3. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references

Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email and cc . While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 5 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC).

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.

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