Consultant for Communications, Partnership and Donor Liaison

Location : FIJI
Application Deadline :07-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
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 :12 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :240 days

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 Pacific region is facing considerable economic and social development challenges due to the increasing impact of climate change and geo-hazards. At the same time, development in these countries is potentially increasing this vulnerability to climate change and disasters. The Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP), endorsed in 2016 by Pacific leaders, demonstrates a clear recognition that managing climate change and disaster related risk must be undertaken in the context of economic development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from UNDP Pacific Website

Duties and Responsibilities

The Communications, Partnership and Donor Liaison Consultant will be responsible for supporting the project to:

Setting up mechanisms to establish and track donor relationships, including leading donor specific reporting in parallel to broader project reporting requirements; and

Finalising and delivering the initial objectives of the Gov4Res Communications Strategy, which includes profiling and branding of the project, knowledge building and communications support at project events

The consultant (working closely with the Gov4Res team) will be required to:


  1. Support the finalisation communications strategy and knowledge products

  2. Enhance profile of Gov4Res through communications, knowledge building and events

  3. Set up mechanisms to establish and track relationships with donors

  4. Undertake mapping and monitoring of opportunities for joint programming and resource mobilisation through donor pipeline

  5. Develop system to harmonise donor reporting process with broader Gov4Res monitoring and reporting, and develop initial donor reports

  6. A detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from UNDP Pacific Website


  • At least 6 years of progressive working experience in partnership liaison and communications or related field;

  • Experience in an international setting with the UN or with international organisations

  • Proficiency in applications and software packages relevant for development of communications products as well as experience in handling of web-based management systems;

  • Knowledge and experience of donor liaison, management and donor reporting is desirable;

  • Knowledge of the Pacific region; and

  • Fluency in English (written and oral) and Korean (written and oral) is essential.


Functional Competencies

  • Excellent communication, networking and advocacy skills;

  • Proven ability to conceptualise, develop, plan and manage communications interventions as well as transfer knowledge and skills;

  • Experienced in organisation and delivering training and other needed capacity/ institutional building support to a wide range of stakeholders and impact evaluation of communications intervention

  • Ability to coach, mentor, motivate and develop staff and encourage good performance;

  • Promotes sharing of knowledge and experience, and actively works towards continued learning and development;

  • Good interpersonal skills with experience of networking with partners at all levels;

  • Good understanding of national and international human rights mechanisms, and excellent inter-personal skills;

  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;

  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work of others, ability to make timely decisions; and

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, and age sensitivity and adaptability and capacity to work effectively in a multicultural environment.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum level Masters (Social Sciences)

  • Consultancy Proposal (CV & Financial proposal Template) should be uploaded on UNDP e-tendering Portal ( ID Ref: 0000007231 no later than, 7th October 2020 (New York Time). Any proposals received after the due date/time will not be accepted. Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to UNDP will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants. Incomplete, late and joint proposals will not be considered and only offers for which there is further interest will be contacted. Failure to submit your application as stated as per the application submission guide (Procurement Notice) on the above link will be considered incomplete and therefore application will not be considered.


    Proposals must be sent/uploaded through UNDP e-tendering Portal. Candidates need to upload their CV and financial proposal -using UNDP template


  • Daily rate to be inclusive of Medical insurance cost for the duration of the contract

  • Selected Candidate will be required to submit a proof of medical insurance prior to issuance of contract
  • If the selected/successful Candidate is over 65 years of age and required to travel outside his home country; He/She will be required provide a full medical report at their expense prior to issuance to contract. Contract will only be issued when Proposed candidate is deemed medically fit to undertake the assignment.
  • Offerors must send the following documents:

  • CV including names/contacts of at least 3 referees;

  • A cover letter indicating why the candidate considers himself/herself suitable for the required consultancy;

  • Completed template for confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal.

  • Note: Successful individual will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.


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    Event ID: 0000007231

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