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Communications Consultant (National Consultant)
|Location :||Manila, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||11-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||40 person days spread over 3 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||April to June 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.
Enhanced Manufacturing of Protective Wear and Equipment for COVID-19 Response in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (EMPOWER BARMM)
The unprecedented spread of COVID-19 in the Philippines has resulted in a shortage of medical personal protective equipment (PPE) across the healthcare system. Hospitals have begun publicly requesting for donations to help address this problem. While several individuals and organizations have responded to the call for help, there is a pressing need to coordinate these actions to ensure that the supplies are delivered to the right hospital at the right time, quantity, and quality.
UNDP Philippines, in line with UNDP's global COVID-19 response offer, aims to strengthen the national health system through the creation of a digital solution called "Enhanced Manufacturing of Protective Wear and Equipment for COVID-19 Response in the Philippines" (EMPOWER PH). This initiative aims to provide a collaborative platform for various stakeholders to facilitate and accelerate production and distribution of essential items in order to meet an increasing demand for PPE, ensure product quality standards, democratize knowledge and resources, provide livelihood opportunities, and facilitate an effective supply chain.
The UNDP handed over the EMPOWER PH platform to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and this initiative will create a database of both medical and non-medical use PPE manufacturers and suppliers that will go through a vetting process to ensure quality goods that can be accessed by consumers and hospital beneficiaries.
Localizing the EMPOWER PH initiative within BARMM can support the region's COVID-19 response efforts through strengthening of local supply chains for medical and non-medical use supplies that are critical to ensure protection of healthcare front liners and the general population against infection. An enhanced digital platform that is able to guide local manufacturers for proper accreditation or vetting, and match them with medical institutions, local governments and other businesses that require their supplies is a necessary component in strengthening the health systems, specifically in addressing the challenges in the sourcing and procurement of the PPEs and related raw materials.
More importantly, through capacitating local garments manufacturers, EMPOWER BARMM can further facilitate the economic recovery in the region by mobilizing commercial activities for an industry that has been severely affected by the economic lockdown and by the decline in demand from local and international clients.
Equipped with the platform and the learnings from the pilot in Metro Manila, UNDP Philippines will work with local ministries and agencies in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to localize the EMPOWER PH platform, equip the regional agencies with technical capabilities to operationalize the platform, and address the supply chain infrastructure gaps of the local garments industry in order to enable the region to facilitate local production and trade.
The engagement of a Communications Consultant is needed to develop the communications strategy and online collaterals for the promotion in various UNDP platforms and affiliate channels of the impact of the EMPOWER PH and EMPOWER BARMM initiatives especially in the communities that benefited from the platform.
Duration of Work
The Consultant will be engaged from April 2021 to June 2021 unless revised in a mutually agreed upon timetable by UNDP and the Contractor. The Consultant is expected to render a total of 40 person days spread over 3 months.
Duty station is Manila but the Consultant can work remotely during the contract, provided that he/she is able to attend meetings, if needed and as scheduled.
The Consultant is also expected to travel within Metro Manila and once to Mindanao, specifically to the following areas, to conduct story gathering, interviews and documentation, subject to community quarantine restrictions and UNDP travel advisory:
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The financial proposals from possible candidates should be expressed in lump sum amount inclusive of all financial costs related to this engagement (i.e., professional fees X number of person days, transportation/travel to and from residence for Manila and one (1) BARMM field mission for the conduct of interviews and other documentation, required RT-PCR tests for the travel, required applications for graphic design and other necessary platform subscriptions, communications including internet, etc.).
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 proofof insurance valid during contract duration.
Payments will be made when specific outputs have been submitted, as outlined below:
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Programme Analyst of Institutions and Partnerships Programme Team, the Communications Consultant shall deliver the following scope of work:
Expected Output and Deliverables
The Individual Contractor is expected to accomplish the following activities with corresponding 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 49 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.
The offeror can choose from any of the following:
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as 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.