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Communications consultant - (proficiency in Scandinavian language is required)
|Location :||Oslo, NORWAY|
|Application Deadline :||02-Aug-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 :||5 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||5 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 is one of UNDP’s five Global Policy Centres and sits within the Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), UNDP. Drawing on UNDP’s expertise in human development, democratic governance and conflict prevention OGC engages with Norwegian, Nordic and partners from the South in undertaking applied research and developing policy options and tools for governance support and peacebuilding.
The centre’s objective is to be a:
OGC’s target audience for communication and advocacy include the public, UNDP internally (primarily Country Offices), relevant research and policy communities (academia and civil society) as well as decision-makers. Effective and impactful communication is essential to the work of the Centre.
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 as required. The consultant is expected to work from the OGC office premises in Oslo.
Duration of Work
Full time between 2 August – 31 December 2021.
Schedule of Payments
The Consultant will be paid by deliverables. The Consultant must submit Certification of Payment forms to be approved by UNDP OGC before payments can be processed.
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, Section 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 will be rejected. To assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal must indicate an all-inclusive professional lump sum fee and include a detailed breakdown of the cost. The term ‘all-inclusive’ implies that all costs (professional fees, assignment related travel expenses to join the duty station, communications, income 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:
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 based on 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.
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT (IC)
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The consultant will provide hands-on communications work and help implement the Centre’s Communication and Advocacy Strategy and Work Plan.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Overall communications support to OGC including through:
Deadline 31 December, indicative payment 40%
High quality communications support to OGC organised events through social media, internal and external messaging and any other means in particular for:
Deadline 30 September 2021, indicative payment 20%
Communications support strengthening information integrity:
Deadline 29 October 2021, indicative payment 20%
Communications for SDG16:
Deadline 30 November 2021, indicative payment 20%
Required Skills and Experience
The Consultant is required to have the above-mentioned professional and technical qualifications. Only applicants who hold these qualifications will be taken into consideration.