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Communications Specialist for Blue Peace/FCC
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Freetown, Sierra Leone|
|Application Deadline :||30-Sep-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||120 days, spread over 12 months|
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.
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries. With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.
UNCDF’s financing models work through three channels: inclusive digital economies, connecting individuals, households, and small businesses with financial eco-systems that catalyze participation in the local economy, and provide tools to climb out of poverty and manage financial lives; local development finance, that capacitates localities through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance to drive local economic expansion and sustainable development; and investment finance, that provides catalytic financial structuring, de-risking, and capital deployment to drive SDG impact and domestic resource mobilization. By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to Sustainable Development Goal-SDG 1 on eradicating poverty and SDG 17 on the means of implementation. By identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile and address exclusion and inequalities of access, UNCDF contributes to a broad diversity of SDGs.
UNCDF Local Finance Development Unit in Western and Central Africa is dedicated to partner with Freetown City Council (FCC - the municipal government of the city of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, established in 1893) to unable its access to market financing for its development plan “Transform Freetown”, thereby contributing to transforming the City of Freetown for the benefit of Freetown’s residents. UNCDF and FCC will partner through the Blue Peace Financing initiative set up within the framework of UNCDF partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Geneva Water Hub.
The Blue Peace Movement is a global movement led by the Government of Switzerland that aims to develop a culture of peace and preserve freshwater resources, while achieving equitable and sustainable use of water across boundaries, sectors and generations. Blue Peace Movement promotes solutions from international organizations, governmental agencies, the private sector, NGOs, research institutes, artists and young people. Using a variety of diplomatic, political, technical and financial tools, the Blue Peace Movement advocates for creative and innovative thinking on how to use, manage and invest in water resources.
Duties and Responsibilities
OBJECTIVES - SCOPE OF WORK and IMPACT OF RESULTS
Under the supervision of the Regional Technical Advisor for Local Development Finance Practice, the Communications Specialist will work on the following areas of intervention:
Item 1: Conceptualize and execute local community engagement strategies around the Blue Peace Freetown initiative:
Item 2: Lead the development and implementation of creative communication strategy to communicate on the Blue Peace Freetown initiative:
Item 3: Design relevant media, communication and engagement materials to support communication on Blue Peace Freetown initiative:
Travel across the sub-region and other relevant locations may be required and will be compensated on reimbursable basis and following the UNDP/UNCDF rules and regulations which states that consultants shall only be paid the most direct and most economical ticket, as will be quoted by the official UN travel agency. Any amount in excess of the said quotation, such as class and airline preference of the consultant, shall be borne by the consultant and the daily living allowance will be paid in amounts not exceeding the UN established Rate.
Please note that UNCDF cannot guarantee residence permits or visas for consultants. Consultants are responsible for securing their work documentation. In the case of national consultants, applicants that are not nationals of the duty station requested will have to prove their residence status.
Please note that consultants residing in the duty station will not be compensated for living expenses.
PROVISION AND MONITORING OF PROGRESS CONTROLS
The payment schedule will be based on the following deliverables:
In addition to the general deliverables mentioned in the table above, specific deliverables will be requested by UNCDF, and their receipt and validation will condition the payments mentioned above. These deliverables include:
The following supporting documents will serve as conditions for disbursement:
Core ompetencies include:
1. Innovation : The ability to make new and useful ideas work; possesses analytical and conceptual abilities to formulate a plan with positive impact; this competency is not only focused on having visionary ideas or conceptual thinking, but also involves turning ideas into action.
2. Communication: The ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform - effective in working with peers, partners, and others, to positively impact business performance. Explaines process to clients, listens and eager to develop professional voice, shares information, and listens to develop awareness for client needs; avocates and build trust and creates lasting partnerships.
3. Delivery: The ability to get things done; drives for continuous improvement of business results and sustainable growth; meets goals and timelines for team deliverables, understands responsibilities and expectations
Required Skills and Experience
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. (Note: the system does not allow multiple uploads of documents. Applicants must make sure to upload all documents in one PDF file).
All applications must contain the following information:
If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNCApplications will be rated on both technical and financial submissions. The following selection method will be used: Highest rated proposal using the combined scoring method, which assigns the weight distribution between the technical and financial proposals. The overall combined score will be 100 points, where weight distribution shall be 70% technical (30% desk review + 40% interview) and 30% financial.DF under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNCDF.
Applications will be rated on both technical and financial submissions. The following selection method will be used: Highest rated proposal using the combined scoring method, which assigns the weight distribution between the technical and financial proposals. The overall combined score will be 100 points, where weight distribution shall be 70% technical (30% desk review + 40% interview) and 30% financial.
Step I: Screening:
Applications will be screened and only applicants meeting the following minimum criteria (listed under education and experience) will progress to the pool for shortlisting:
Step II: Shortlisting by Desk Review (100 points)
UNCDF will conduct a desk review process to shortlist and technically evaluate candidates as per the following criteria:
As applicable, only the first top 3-4 ranked applicants achieving minimum 70 points shall be invited for an interview.
Step III: Technical interviews
A competency-based Interview shall be conducted with the top three or four candidates who score the highest in Step II (minimum of 70 points). Candidates will be tested on the same key work areas, in greater depth, with the same weighting, namely:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% on the total of Step II: Desk Review and Step III: Interview will be considered as technically qualified and will be reviewed further for financial evaluation.
Step IV: Financial Evaluation:
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
Lowest priced proposal/price of the proposal being evaluated x 30%.
Step V: Award Criteria:
The contact shall be awarded to the applicant whose offer have been evaluated and determined as:
Both individual consultants and individual employed by a company or institution are welcome to apply.
Any individual employed by a company or institution who would like to submit an offer in response to a Procurement Notice for IC must do so in their individual capacity (providing a CV so that their qualifications may be judged accordingly).
Women candidates or women-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.
UNCDF 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.
CONSULTANT PRESENCE REQUIRED ON DUTY STATION/UNDP PREMISES: Full Time