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Consultant-Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||05-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||120 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||120 working days with possible extension up to 120 working 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 United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) is a unique collaborative effort that brings together UN entities, governments, disabled people’s organizations and the broader civil society to advance the human rights of persons with disabilities around the world.
The UN entities participating in the UNPRPD are the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the World Health Organization (WHO). The UNDP Inclusive Political Processes Team serves as the Technical Secretariat for the Partnership. The UNPRPD also works closely with multiple civil society organizations including the International Disability Alliance (IDA) and the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC).
The UNPRPD is supported by the UNPRPD Fund, a Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) established to mobilize resources for the Partnership. The UNPRPD MPTF is administered by the UNDP Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) and builds on the experience developed by the MPTF Office in managing multiple Multi-Partner Trust Funds and joint programmes around the world.
Since 2012, the UNPRPD has funded over 40 country level joint UN programmes worldwide to support CRPD implementation as well as 5 regional initiatives to strengthen the voices of persons with disabilities, and 8 global initiatives to develop strategic resources on the rights of persons with disabilities.
In June 2020 the Policy Board approved the new Strategic Operational Framework (2020-2025) has been approved. The new Strategic Operational Framework outlines the three strategic approaches to support countries to develop and implement, policies, plans, budgets, programmes and services with the meaningful participation of OPDs in line with their CRPD commitments and SDGs.
While country-level joint programming is UNPRPD’s core focus and consists of the majority of UNPRPD’s funds, it will be supported by two additional strategic approaches, ensuring that activities will be mutually supportive. Context relevant capacity building on inclusive systems and policies and knowledge management and lessons learned.
The Knowledge Management strategic approach will draw on programmatic experience, systems and tools that capture knowledge and evidence on CRPD implementation methods, approaches, and practices on systemic structural interventions at country level to address gaps in technical knowledge on the essential preconditions for CRPD implementation and program delivery.
The Strategy 2020-2025 will also need to be supported by a communications strategy that ensures accessible and targeted messages to a wide range of stakeholders and public.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the UNPRPD TS team:
An indicative list of deliverables and timeline would include:
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following:
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (70 points):
Having reviewed applications received, UNDP will invite the top three/four shortlisted candidates (having obtained a minimum of 70% of the CV review) for interview. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points on the technical evaluation shall be considered for the financial proposal.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The consultant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Manager of Technical Secretariat_and Programme Specialist and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.