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National Consultant, Communications Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||01-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||5d 10h 29m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||starting from 22 March 2021 to 22 March 2022|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 92 working days(lump sum arrangement-should include all costs relating to completion of duty)|
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.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
UN Women maintains a large presence throughout Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region, covering 12 countries, with programme presence in Kosovo, Serbia, Tajikistan and North Macedonia; and country offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine.
UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (the “ECARO”) has positioned GRB as one of the priority areas in which the ECARO has unique technical expertise grounded in the combined technical skills that has been cultivated with respect to budgetary processes including GRB and the overarching expertise and credibility the Office has with respect to GEWE. Furthermore, this work is in line with global Strategic Plan 2018–2021 under Outcome 2: Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems.
Over the past years, through the technical and financial support UN Women different initiatives have been carried out in Western Balkans’ countries with the goal of strengthening democratic governance and advance women’s rights aiming at mainstreaming gender in policy planning and budgeting. As result, gender responsive budgeting has increasingly been recognized as important tool for advancing de facto gender equality, support the SDGs, the 2030 Agenda and other global goals as well as contribute to the achievements of the commitments of the Western Balkans under the Gender Action Plan in the EU External Relations 2016-2020.
In order to deepen the work previously done, initiate new initiatives and ensure sustainability of the interventions on GRB, UN Women initiated a regional programme with participation of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Serbia and North Macedonia “Transformative Financing for Gender Equality towards more Transparent, Inclusive and Accountable Governance in the Western Balkans” (2020-2024). The main programme approach will be transformative financing as an enabler factor for policy and financing actions to accelerate implementation of existing national and international commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the in Western Balkans.
The programme is structured around two outcomes:
The programme includes activities focused on enhancing the institutionalization of GRB at central level and local level.
Duties and Responsibilities
2. Scope of work:
UN Women ECA RO seeks to recruit a national communication expert to undertake all regional communications and visibility related activities; and provide support for Knowledge Building and Management of the Regional Project. The Expert is expected to provide support and guidance, where necessary, to countries where GRB Regional Project is implemented.
3. Tasks and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Regional GRB Project Manager the Expert will prepare and implement monthly work-plans in accordance with the following:
a. Development and Implementation of Communication and Outreach Plan:
b. Contributing to Knowledge Building and Management:
c. Maintaining Web/ Online Presence:
d. Ensure Programme Visibility:
4. Expected deliverables.
The schedule and/or nature of the deliverables may be modified by the Regional Project Manager, in agreement with the consultant.
Under the overall supervision of the GRB Regional Project Manager, and in collaboration with Regional GRB Programme Coordinators, the national Communication Expert will develop and deliver the above listed deliverables in accordance with the indicative timeframe. All deliverables of an acceptable standard and quality should be submitted to the UN Women and in languages as specified above.
Core Values/ Guiding Principles:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Knowledge Management and Learning
Leadership and Self-Management
Required Skills and Experience
7. Required Qualifications and Experience
Languages and other skills:
8. Evaluation of Applicants
UN Women applies a fair and transparent selection process. Applicants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications/skills and their financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultants whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 30
S - score received on financial evaluation;
Fmin - the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;
F - financial offer under the consideration.
9. Duration and remuneration
The national consultant will be engaged for a total of 92 working days during the period of 22 March 2021 until 22 March 2022. Deliverables from the consultant will be reviewed and approved by UN Women before they are considered final. UN Women will process the payment of consultancy fee in two instalments:
Travels and DSAs will be disbursed in case of Training of Trainers event will be conducted as a face-to-face.
Interested individual consultants are requested to apply electronically through the following link: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm no later than 1 March 2021 and to submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications: