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International Communications, Outreach and Knowledge Production Specialist
|Location :||Home-based with field mission to Putrajaya, MALAYSIA|
|Application Deadline :||11-Oct-22 (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 :||Up to 100 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||17 October 2022 until 31 December 2023|
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.
Nature, Climate and Energy (NCE) is largest portfolio in UNDP multi-country office in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam ranges from biodiversity and ecosystems, climate change, energy, environmental management, ozone protection, green commodities, natural resource management and waste management. Currently, the programme implementation is funded from various resources including the Global Environment Facility. The portfolio remains one of the important programme areas in the Country Programme Document period from 2022 – 2025 with a shift towards diversification of funding and efforts to operationalize new financial instruments.
Communication, outreach and knowledge production forms a fundamental part of a successful implementation and achievement of NCE programme / projects to inform policy and/or institutional changes based on evidence-based results. It also supports the Country Office's effort to diversify partnership and mobilize resources for country programmes in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam.
UNDP multi-country office in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam seeks for a suitably qualified Communications, Outreach and Knowledge Product Specialist to provide professional services in strategic communications, advocacy and development of knowledge products in the area of nature, climate and energy.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The Specialist will be responsible to provide communications and outreach advisory & oversight services for quality assurance and timely preparation & submission of communications strategy, action plan & materials, and knowledge products in the Nature, Climate and Energy portfolio. The Specialist will liaise/collaborate/coordinate/meet with NCE unit, other Programme units in the Country Office and project teams in UNDP Country Office and/or Implementing Partners for project level communications matters to deliver the outputs under this assignment.
Key responsibilities and outputs of this assignment are listed as follows:
1. Develop NCE Communications Strategy and Action Plan 2023 – 2025
2. Develop and publish communication and outreach materials including
3. Develop and publish up to 3 knowledge products in the form of report / book (picture / coffee table) / brochure
The Communications, Outreach and Knowledge Production Specialist will report to and seek approval and/or acceptance of the outputs/deliverables from the Head, Nature, Climate and Energy and/or Programme Analyst, Biodiversity & Natural Resource Management, UNDP Multi-country Office in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam.
Duration of the work
The assignment will require up to 100 working days starting from 16 October 2022 until 31 December 2023 and one field mission to Putrajaya, Malaysia (up to 15 days).
Home-based with field mission to Putrajaya, MALAYSIA
Schedule of Payment
Payment to be made based on completed deliverables against the TOR, which will be assessed and verified by UNDP Malaysia CO and UNDP-Global Environmental Finance RTA.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree in communications, journalism or other relevant fields.
Language required for this assignment is English.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
EVALUATION METHOD AND AWARD OF CONTRACT