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|Application Deadline :||11-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||3 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 months|
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 UNDP Oslo Governance Centre (OGC) is UNDP’s Global Policy Centre for policy development and applied research with an overarching focus on democratic governance. The OGC has been in existence since 2002 and sits within the Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. It engages with Nordic and partners from the South in undertaking applied research and developing policy options and tools for governance support in post-crisis and post-conflict environments, in order to find practical solutions on the ground.
The consultant will provide hands-on communications work and help implement the Centre’s Communication and Advocacy Strategy and Work Plan.
Institutional Arrangement / Reporting Relationships
Under the overall authority and supervision of the Director of the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre, the IC will work closely with UNDP Nordic Representation Office (NRO), the Policy Specialist (Knowledge Management) and other OGC and UNDP staff/consultants/interns as required.
Schedule of Payments
The consultant will be paid by deliverables. The consultant must submit invoices to be approved by UNDP OGC.
No travel is foreseen for this consultancy.
The application is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications.
Step 1: Submission of technical proposal. That will include providing application via UNDP Job-shop (jobs.undp.org )
Interested candidates should provide the following documents and information:
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposals:
Applicants are required to submit their lump sum financial proposals in US Dollars for this consultancy, using the financial proposal template available here: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=45780 Please fill in section A I on page 4. The total sum is the lump sum offer that should be filled in on page 1, e)
The proposals should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject heading: “Financial Proposal Communications Consultant” by the application deadline. Proposals received after the deadline may be rejected. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal should be all-inclusive lump sum offer, and include a detailed breakdown of the cost. The term ‘all-inclusive’ implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, tax, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the financial proposal.
Criteria for selection:
Only those candidates who meet the minimum level of education and relevant years of experience requirements will be considered for the consultancy. The shortlisted candidates will be scored based on a review of their functional competencies and other criteria as described above. The candidates with the highest scores may also be invited for interviews.
Combined scoring method: where the qualifications and competencies will be weighted a max of 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.
Method: cumulative analysis method will be used to evaluate proposals.
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:
Responsive / compliant / acceptable; and
Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Technical criteria weight: 70 (70% of total obtainable scores):
Only those candidates who meet the minimum level of education and relevant years of experience requirements will be considered for the technical evaluation. The technical evaluation will include a desk review and may also include interviews with shortlisted candidates.
The technical evaluation of shortlisted candidates will be done on the basis of a review of the following:
Financial criteria weight: 30 (30% of total obtainable scores).
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70%) on the technical part will be considered for the financial evaluation.
Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points maximum):
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal:
The award of contract will be made to the individual consultant who receives the highest combined score out of the weighted technical and financial criteria as specified above.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties and responsibilities:
Support will be required in particular for these events:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Communication on information integrity.
Deliverable 3: Social media package prepared along with material for internal and external communication for launch of UNDP strategic guidance on information integrity.
Payable at: 33.33%
Milestone 2 - Communications and outreach for Oslo 3 conference delivered.
Deliverable 4: Social media kit prepared, launched and pushed.
Deliverable 5: Media engagement and internal communications done.
Deliverable 6: Launch of 2 policy brief and one report in connection with Oslo 3.
Payable at: 33.33%
Milestone 3 - Communications SDG16 HLPF
Deliverable 6: Social media package prepared along with material for internal and external communication for launch of interlinkage report and interactive map.
Deliverable 7: Social media package prepared along with material for internal and external communication for launch of SDG16 trends report and policy brief.
Payable at: 33.33%
Payment after completion of respective milestone 1-3.
Required Skills and Experience
Fluency in English both written and oral is required.
The Consultant is required to have the above-mentioned professional and technical qualifications. Only the applicants who hold these qualifications will be shortlisted and contacted.