Project Title: Business and Human Rights, Governance and Peace Building Background: The UNDP Asia-Pacific Business and Human Rights Unit is currently engaged in promoting the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP). The UNGP clarifies the duty of states and the responsibility of businesses to uphold international norms and treaties on human rights. These Guiding Principles rest on three pillars: 1) the State’s duty to protect human rights; 2) the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and; 3) the joint-responsibility of both the State and Business sectors to provide access to remedy for victims of business-related abuses. Momentum supporting the implementation of the UNGP through National Action Plans (NAPs) is developing quickly in the region. Nurturing this, an already well-developed community of industry advocates, human rights activists, and development practitioners are deepening their work on a wide variety of thematic area or industry-specific B&HR activities. While leading national and multi-national corporations are embedding human rights due diligence approaches into their operational policies and corporate communication profiles. Project Description UNDP is implementing the regional project, “Business and Human Rights in Asia: Promoting Responsible Business Practices through Regional Partnerships”, to which this consultancy is attached. The objectives of this project are to promote the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles in Asia through regional efforts focused on advocacy, policy development, technical advisory support, Capacity Building, awareness raising, innovation platforms, regional peer learning events, and South-South cooperation. The project will be implemented by the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub in collaboration with UNDP Country Offices in the region and in partnership with regional initiatives, NHRIs, CSOs, other UN agencies, and the UN Working Group. The B+HR Unit is seeking the support of a consultant to lead communications work within the project. The consultant will develop video and printed media content, craft project factsheets and infographic material and coordinate dissemination of such products. He/she will also support the drafting of knowledge management products and be in charge of developing and implementing communication strategies for project events.Apply Now
Duties and ResponsibilitiesScope of Work Under the overall guidance of the Business and Human Rights Advisor, the Communications Consultant will be responsible for the following:
- Develop B+HR awareness-raising products (e.g. project briefs, and project-related videos) and support Coordination of project branding;
- Develop and implement social media visibility plans for project events
- Develop and manage content for the B+HR project web-page with UNDP HQ;
- Increase visibility of the project by drafting press releases, op-eds, stories and other relevant communications materials;
- Research & create compelling content for social media messaging, collaterals to increase B+HR’s visibility
- Implement branding related digital initiatives to increase brand engagement and promote events;
- Support national and regional project activities (Workshops, Trainings, field visits, etc.) through communications channels such as, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube;
- Content creation; video production and/or Digital Media on Business and Human Rights;
- Coordinate video production, including but not limited to script writing, liaising with vendor producers and UN Experts;
- Coordinate B+HR’s community of practice (CoP) routinely by liaising with partners in digital channels.
- Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Treats all people fairly without favouritism.
- Communicate effectively in writing to a varied and broad audience in a simple and concise manner.
- Capable of working in a high pressure environment with sharp and frequent deadlines, managing many tasks simultaneously;
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
- Projects a positive image and is ready to take on a wide range of tasks;
- Focuses on results for the client;
- Welcomes constructive feedback
Required Skills and ExperienceRequired Skills and Experience The Communications Consultant should possess the following expertise and qualifications: Education
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Communications, Journalism, Multimedia, Literature, International Relations, or other related subjects in the arts and/or humanities;
- At least 3 years of experience working in communications, with demonstrable experience leading Digital Communications for projects;
- Previous relevant experience with UNDP or the broader UN system would be an asset.
- Demonstrable understanding or experience of creating communication content for a range of stakeholders;
- Experience in social media management and/or online news, including data Analysis, and adapting strategies accordingly;
- Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and Design skills in English;
- Experience writing persuasive messages for a range of audiences, including press releases, articles, blogs, newsletters, and social media packages;
- Experience managing web (using Adobe CQ5 or WordPress) and social Media Platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
- At least 2 years of experience leading multimedia content creation, including shooting and editing video, and excellent command of graphic design tools. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (including Premier Pro, Photoshop, InDesign or other advanced creative software) would be an asset;
- Proficiency in communication skills in English.
- The technical criteria consist of qualification review (education, experience, language) [max. 75 points] and interview [max.25 points] will be based on a maximum 100 points. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 52.5 points (70% of the total qualification review points) would be considered for the interview.
- Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated as the lowest priced qualified proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
- Criteria 1: Education - Max 15 points;
- Criteria 2: Proven experience and skills in generating communications, communication strategies, media and Social media operations and advocacy material via various media- Max 25 points;
- Criteria 3: Experience with media software, applications and communication tools- Max 20 points;
- Criteria 4: Experience of working with UNDP and other UN agencies- Max 15 points;
- Criteria 5: Interview – Max 25 points.
- The financial proposal shall specify an all-inclusive daily fee (including number of anticipated working days and all foreseeable expenses to carry out the assignment);