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Communication Officer (National Consultant) for the Peace Programme Team
|Location :||Cotabato City, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||04-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||1d 10h 12m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||90 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||March - July 2021|
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.
Consistent with its mandate, the UNDP’s Peace Programme focuses on achieving the CPD Outcome 3 “National and local governments and key stakeholders recognize and share a common understanding of the diverse cultural history, identity and inequalities of areas affected by conflict, enabling the establishment of inclusive and responsive governance systems and accelerating sustainable and equitable development for just and lasting peace in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.” Focus areas are Normalization, Peacebuilding and Promotion of Peaceful Engagement and Resilience to Violence (Prevention of Violent Extremism) and working with different stakeholders in the Bangsamoro Region such as MILF, MNLF, women, youth, Faith-based Leaders, and indigenous peoples.
Specifically, the strategies include:
In order to translate the results of these strategies into narratives and communication materials to a wide range of audiences, UNDP Philippines Peace Programme Unit requires the services of a Communication Officer who shall work on communications tasks under all the components of the projects under the Peace Programme Team.
For the duration of the contract, the Consultant shall report to the Peace Programme Analyst in the delivery of the terms of reference. The consultant should also closely coordinate with UNDP CO Communications Team. Reporting is output-based, and all deliverables must be submitted to UNDP-Peace Programme Team. Similarly, the final outputs should be formally accepted by the Team Lead of Peace Programme, UNDP Philippines, before any payment is made.
Duration of Work, Duty Station, and Travel
To undertake the tasks, procedures, and expected outputs, the Communications Officer shall be engaged for 90 days spread over six (6) months. Effectivity of the engagement will be upon signing of the contract and will be valid until all outputs have been delivered and accepted. The target date for the start of work is February 2021 and the expected completion date is 31 July 2021.
The position will be based in Cotabato City to allow accessibility and availability for discussions and reporting on the progress of activities as may be required. Reporting arrangements will be discussed and agreed upon with the immediate supervisor - Peace Programme Analyst.
Travel-related costs for activities conducted outside the duty station will be covered by UNDP. In addition, materials and supplies needed for the engagement, including but not limited to equipment, digital applications, and outsourced production services for specific deliverables, shall also be arranged and covered by UNDP through the Peace Programme Team upon approval of the team leader.
Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, all work of the Consultant shall be done within the guidelines and protocols set by the regional and local governments in BARMM. During the strict implementation of community quarantine, coordination/meetings shall be done through phone or online communication until such time that the quarantine is lifted, during which this will be STRICTLY a HOME-BASED assignment; NO TRAVEL is required.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The Consultant should send a financial proposal based on a lump-sum amount for the delivery of the outputs identified below. The total amount quoted shall include all costs components required to deliver the goods and services identified above, including professional fees (multiplied by the number of working days)and any other applicable costs (i.e. communication expenses, taxes, etc) to be incurred by the Consultant in completing the assignment.
Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the Consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during the contract duration.
The contract price will be a fixed output-based price. Any deviations from the outputs and timelines will need to be agreed upon between the Consultant and UNDP. Travel shall be included in the financial proposal.
Payments will be done upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables by target due dates. Outputs will be reviewed and certified by the Peace Programme Analyst and endorsed to Peace Programme Team Lead, prior to the release of payments.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Communication Officer shall:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Functional and technical competencies
Required Skills and Experience
Offers will be evaluated based on the combined scoring method :
For the evaluation of the Technical Proposal, the selection of the successful consultant must be based on the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points):
Applicants who will only receive 70 points from the assessment of the CV will be qualified for the assessment of the Financial Proposal.
Recommended Presentation of Offer
Interested applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload of a maximum of one document.
Interested applicants to note that personal Medical/health insurance (to be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense) is mandatory for the issuance of contracts. Upon award of the contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during the contract duration.
The following templates / Annexes and IC General Terms & Conditions can be downloaded from http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU:
In view of the volume of applications, UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.