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Individual Consultant - Communication (For Indian Nationals only)
|Location :||Homebased with Travel, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||22-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||9d 8h 7m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
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.
Over several decades in Asia, pro-growth economic policies have encouraged a rapid influx of foreign investment and increased international trade flows. In turn, these forces have driven significant gains in jobs, industrial production, and innovation, as well as achievements in health care provision and education. Yet, fast-paced economic development has also resulted in a wide variety of human rights abuses and devastating levels of environmental degradation. Concern for these adverse impacts seems to be growing among governments, businesses, consumers, and civil society in general.
Almost a decade has passed since the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) were endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council. Today, the UNGPs are the main reference framework for the complementary duty of States to protect human rights and responsibility of business enterprises to respect human rights. Although there seems to be increasing global awareness and uptake of the UNGPs, knowledge and implementation gaps remain.
UNDP’s regional project on Business and Human Rights, titled “Business and Human Rights in Asia: Promoting Responsible Business Practices through Regional Partnerships”, (B+HR Asia) works to ensure the uptake of BHR and the implementation of the UNGPs through technical advisory, awareness-raising, communications outreach and capacity building support to governments, businesses, civil society organizations (CSOs), and national human rights institutions (NHRIs).
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK
The B+HR Asia programme in India intends to produce focussed knowledge and communication products to enhance understanding of UNGPs, highlight trade and human rights nexus and facilitate outreach on policy issues in India and Asia.
Under the direct supervision of the Business and Human Rights National Specialist at UNDP India, and overall supervision of Head, Inclusive Growth Unit, UNDP India, the Communications Consultant will assist in implementing the communication strategy of the B+HR Asia programme in India including
1. Development of knowledge and advocacy products/communication content on Business and Human Rights
2. Support production of audio-visual products and narratives to increase visibility
3. Project support through other communication activities
3) EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
The consultant will use his/her own equipment and software.
The consultant will work under direct supervision of the Business and Human Rights National Specialist at UNDP India, and overall supervision of Head, Inclusive Growth Unit, UNDP India
Weekly reporting will be required, and each deliverable shall be presented to the Business and Human Rights Specialist for review and approval.
The project will not be required to provide any facilities or other support, though the Business and Human Rights Specialist or other team members may provide guidance.
DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT, DUTY STATION AND EXPECTED PLACES OF TRAVEL
Required Skills and Experience
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFER
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Only candidates which are responsive and compliant will be evaluated, Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology;
Combined Scoring method:
The award of the contract shall be made to the candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive / compliant / acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%) and financial criteria (30%).
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 100 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points for technical criteria (approx. 70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
For those passing technical evaluation above, offers will be evaluated per the Combined Scoring method:
a) Technical evaluation (70%)
b) Financial evaluation (30%)
Technically qualified consultants will be requested to submit their daily fee rate and or lumpsum i.e. consultants who score more than or equivalent 70% marks with respect to the above-mentioned evaluation criteria. Consultant should not specify their consultancy fee on their CV or with thesubmission. The CV will not be evaluatedfurther in case the consultant submits the same.
Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template would be provided to the technically qualified consultant. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.
Candidates shall quote a lump sum “all-inclusive” fee for the completion of each deliverable. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the consultant in completing the assignment are already factored into the lump-sum submitted in the proposal. Payments shall be done upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor.
Interested candidates must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
a) Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The short-listed candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.
The application receiving the Highest Combined Score will be awarded the contract.
UNDP strives to have a workforce which reflects diversity and gender balance, and applies an equal opportunitiesapproach. Qualifiedfemalecandidates are strongly encouraged to apply. All selections are on merit.