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International Consultant: Communications Expert for the UNDP-GEF Global Project on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing (ABS)
|Location :||Home-based with limited travel|
|Application Deadline :||20-Oct-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||estimated 01 November 2017- 31 December 2018|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||app. 230 working days|
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 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. Since 1966 UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life of everyone. On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation (ABS), an agreement under the Convention on Biological Diversity, was adopted on 29 October 2014, it provides a transparent legal framework for the effective implementation of the 3rd objective of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The Protocol applies to genetic resources that are covered by the CBD and the benefits arising from their utilization, it also covers traditional knowledge (TK) associated with genetic resources held by indigenous and local communities. Contracting parties to the Nagoya Protocol need to fulfill core obligations to take measures in relation to access to genetic resources, benefit-sharing and compliance.
Objective of the assignment
The UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project is seeking a Communications Expert to develop and support the implementation of communications strategies for the project at a global, regional and national levels, such as through the development of various communication products and the preparation of, and participation in, national and international events.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant will be home-based working under the supervision of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project Manager with limited missions to the regional/global meetings and UN offices. The Consultant will work with the Global ABS Project team, as well as national Global ABS Project teams as applicable and contractors on the following:
Project Website and online content:
Support to Project COs:
Expected outputs and deliverables timelines
2nd deliverables by 15 December 2017 (work input: app. 12 working days; payment 5% of total amount contract)
3rd deliverables by 15 February 2018 (work input: app. 23 working days; payment 10% of total amount contract)
4th deliverables by 15 April 2018 (work input: app. 34 working days; payment 15% of total amount contract)
5th deliverables by 01 June 2018 (work input: app. 46 working days; payment 20% of total amount contract)
6th deliverables by 15 September 2018 (work input: app. 35 working days; payment 15% of total amount contract)
7th deliverable 30 November 2018 (work input: app. 35 working days; payment 15% of total amount contract)
8th deliverable by 15 December 2018 (work input: app. 35 working days; payment 15% of total amount contract)
Management and organizational arrangements
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of Applicants
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
Only those candidates who will obtain min. 70% of points will be invited for the next stage of the technical evaluation and financial proposal evaluation.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points.
*Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination, personal security needs and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services...).