Communications Consultant

Background
Description:
The Communications Consultant is responsible for providing support to UNDP’s Communication, Innovation and Partnership Team in its mandate to advance the Country Office’s objectives in communications and advocacy. Specifically, he/she will assist in the design and implementation of strategic communications and advocacy initiatives, assist in drafting and editing project/partnership proposals and external outreach materials (press releases, speeches, briefings etc.), and support the development of a comprehensive international social media strategy.

Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
· Coordinate the drafting and editing and of outgoing English communications materials, including proposals, speeches, correspondences, success stories, press releases, website write-ups, etc.
· Assist in developing and executing an overall communications plan and strategy to promote UNDP’s work in China to domestic and international audiences.
· Assist in develop an international social media strategy and coordinate with HQ and RBAP for implementation in China.
· Conduct research on behalf of the Country Office, compiling background materials, statistical data and briefing notes for meetings, senior management visits, advocacy, media question briefings and other outreach activities.
· Assist in strengthening and maintaining international media relations in order to increase the media coverage of UNDP’s work, including handling media enquiries.
· Support event management for conferences, workshops, report launch events etc.
· Enhance the effectiveness of internal communications, including, coordinating with programme teams.
· Be available to assist in ad-hoc tasks as required both within UNDP and other UN agencies in China.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
The Communications Consultant will be expected to contribute to the development of communications, innovation and partnership building activities that are capable of repositioning UNDP during a period of significant change in the structure and modality of the organisation’s operations. He/she will provide timely information to senior management enabling informed decisions to be made on political, economic and social developments.
· Effective support to assure the quality of CO external communications materials
· Effective implementation of the communications and publication strategies, including:
· Daily country office website content drafting and updating.
· Daily international social media updates.
· Success Stories and web articles to develop a story telling culture in UNDP.
· Op-ed drafting to highlight UNDP projects through media
· Newsletters to inform and update UNDP HQ and local staff about CO programmes.
· Media advisory, press releases and media Q&A briefings for senior management.
· Project summaries polishing and fine-tuning.
· International media database update and maintenance
· All other communications support to be provided according to event schedule etc.
· Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

Competencies
Qualifications/Requirements:
· Bachelors or higher degree in communications, journalism, business management, marketing, advertising, international relations or a related field.
· Publication-standard English drafting and editing skills.
· Experience in developing and implementing communications strategies and campaign tactics
· Minimal 3 years of working experience in the field of media, Public-Relations and/or development communications;
· Experience with CQ5 and website management.
· Demonstrates sound judgment, diplomacy and sensitivity to confidential matters.
· Well versed with programme management and development.
· Experience with developing and managing social media.
· English as native language, Chinese an asset.
· Demonstrates commitment to UN’s mission, vision and values.
· Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
· Good coordination and organisational skills: Ability to manage multiple projects, address fluctuating priorities and tight deadline.
· Experience and familiarity with UN/UNDP procedures an asset.

Required Skills and Experience
· Bachelors or higher degree in communications, journalism, business management, marketing, advertising, international relations or a related field.
· Minimal 3 years of working experience in the field of media, Public-Relations and/or development communications
· A native English speaker
· Application Procedure:
“Qualified and interested individual consultants are hereby requested to apply and must submit the following documents/information uploaded to their online application”:
Documents to be included when submitting application
· Please provide Offeror’s Letter and proposal (download the format in below link) together w ith your CV while submitting application;
· Please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading;
· In the Offeror’s Letter and proposal, you will be asked to confirm your interest and availability for the assignment, and provide technical and financial proposal.
· Offeror’s Letter and proposal Download Link https://pan.baidu.com/s/12uUHaQwgdaOu_SeVJxBh_g
Selection criteria:
Technical evaluation – 70%; Financial Evaluation – 30%; The final offer goes to he highest combined score winner.

Only applicants submitted through the link could be considered: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=79919

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