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Individual Contractor (IC) – Communications Consultant
|Location :||Home Based Assignment|
|Application Deadline :||29-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|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 :||Up to fifty-three (53) working days over a period of three(03) calendar 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.
Blended finance, alternative and venture financing in fragile states is still limited, or in some cases, almost nonexistent. In more advanced Arab economies, commercial finance for climate, resilience and adaptation is often held back by high perceived or actual risks and up-front costs to investors.
Increasing risks and economic losses from climate change are creating a growing need for business models, technologies and investments that help countries manage these risks and to reduce losses. Accelerating climate impacts also translate into a market opportunity for small- and medium-sized enterprises that offer products and solutions in relevant sectors. Thanks to this growing market opportunity, and with the right mix of public and private finance instruments, investments opportunities in fragile states emerge to be economically viable and interesting, including to commercial investors.
UNDP’s SDG Climate Facility project plans to hold the Arab Climate and Resilience Investment Forum (ACRIF) to provide a platform for bankable projects and companies in the Arab States to:
The Forum will emphasize investment opportunities from a diverse range of early- and growth-stage companies among stable, fragile, low-income and middle-income Arab States. Participants will include: (i) Donors and development finance institutions; (ii) private investors from the region and beyond; (iii) early- and growth-stage companies from a range of targeted climate-related sectors.
This assignment aims to support the communication activities for ACRIF through the creation of communication material that will strengthen UNDP’s outreach before, during, and after the forum to ensure visibility and sustainability of the forum.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED WORK
The consultant will be responsible for delivery of the following under direct supervision of the Communication Specialist, and the overall guidance of the Chief Technical Advisor/Project Manager of the SDG Climate Facility regional project:
1. ACRIF event branding:
2. ACRIF Event landing page experience: Creation of a unique digital experience that will showcase the event details as well the pitches through immersive visuals, rich media, and interactivity.
3. Pitch Digital Assets: Creation of up to 10-12 Digital Experience Presentations and 10-12 Short Pitch Videos.
4. Event Digital Assets: Creation of Digital Experience Brochure Application with up to 15 sections, that users can experience on their devices, and invite them to see the event agenda, speakers, pitches, countdown to the event, submit reviews, submit inquiries etc.
5. Event Social Media Communications: Creation of up to 20 pieces of communication for the event for multiple social media channels of UNDP and the SDG Climate Facility.
6. Event Emails Creation of an estimation of 5 emails such as Welcome Email, Pitches Introduction, 3 days prior to the event, thank you after email, and event highlights.
EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
Required Skills and Experience
DURATION OF THE WORK
The expected duration of the assignment is expected to be up to fifty-three (53) working days over a period of Three (03) calendar months from the contract signature date.
If unforeseen travel outside the consultant home-based city is requested by UNDP and not required by the Terms of References (ToR), such travel shall be covered by UNDP in line with applicable rules and regulations and upon prior written agreement. In such cases, the consultant shall receive living allowances not exceeding the United Nations (UN) Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) rate for such other location(s).
SCOPE OF PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
The contractor will be paid an all-inclusive Deliverables/Outputs based lump sum amounts over the assignment period, subject to the submission of Certification of Payment (CoP) duly certified and confirmation of satisfactory performance of achieved work (deliverables/outputs) in line with the schedule of payments table hereunder, noting that the maximum number of working days for this assignment shouldn’t exceed five (05) calendar months.
RECOMMENDED PRESENTATION OF OFFER
Interested individual consultants must submit documents under points 1-5 to demonstrate their qualifications. Candidates that fail to submit these documents, the application will not be considered.
When the financial proposal is requested it should indicate the all-inclusive Deliverables/Outputs based total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. The terms “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, travel costs, living allowances, communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal. 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.
Interested candidates shall submit required documents to Job Advertisement Website (https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm) as one document not later than
Interested candidates can find Procurement Notice, Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability and P11 templates on the following link: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFERS
This selection criteria will follow the Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted a max. of 70%, and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%, using the following evaluation criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
Step I: Screening and Shortlisting:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.
Applications will be first screened and only candidates meeting the following minimum requirements will progress to the pool for shortlisting:
Step II: Technical Review
Shortlisted candidates will undergo a technical evaluation and a submission of a proposal to tackle the assignment.
Technical Evaluation Criteria max 100 points (Weighted 70):
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation
For those offers considered in the financial evaluation, the lowest price offer will receive 30 points. The other offers will receive points in relation to the lowest offer, based on the following formula: (PI / Pn) * 30 where Pn is the financial offer being evaluated and Pl is the lowest financial offer received.
Step II: Final Evaluation
The final evaluation will combine the scores of the desk review and the financial proposal with the following weights assigned to each:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis methodology (weighted scoring method), where the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight: [70%]
Financial Criteria weight: [30%]
Only Individual Consultants obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70%) on the Technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.