NAP-2: Team of 2 National Communication and Outreach Consultants (Team Leader and Communications Consultant)

Scope of work

The objective of the current assignment is to contribute to the development of Climate Change Information and Knowledge Management Portal (CCIKMP) as well as to provide communication and event visualization support during the implementation of the NAP2 activities. Further the selected consultants will support the NAP-2 team in achievement of results through various communication-related tools, and will lead production of content for both traditional and social media and coordination of communication and event activities as specified in the project’s communication & outreach strategy for 2021-2024. The specific tasks are listed below:

  • Develop press releases, news, blog posts, success stories, photo essays, social media posts, and other communication materials about the project’s most important achievements to be disseminated through the national media, as well as local and/or regional websites;
  • Design and implement awareness-raising campaigns to communicate how climate change affect people’s lives, vulnerabilities, and risks, and how to adapt and build resilience to climate change;
  • Coordinate layouts and graphic design for project material, liaising with professional companies, and produce simple graphic designs (e.g., reports, posters, infographics, illustrations, dynamic presentations, etc.) using a variety of software including Canva, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, and PowerPoint for internal and external audiences, and for presentation, print and online use;
  • Ensure compliance with all corporate rules and regulations of UNDP, Green Climate Fund, and the Government of the Republic of Moldova, in the field of communication and outreach promotion and reporting;
  • Prepare materials for printing in line with UNDP, GCF and the Government of the Republic of Moldova’s editorial and visual guidelines, advising on print solutions, coordinating with printing houses, and ensuring delivery of high-quality end products;
  • Maintain the project’s event calendar and insert regularly updates into the UNDP and UN event calendars;
  • Respond to requests for inputs from UNDP, GCF and the beneficiary institutions with respect to communication and outreach aspects of the project;
  • Actively participate in the events, interviews, thematic discussions;
  • Develop the content for the CCIKMP in close cooperation with the project implementation team, State Hydrometeorological Service and other partners;
  • Prepare periodical reports on communication/media activities and contribute to the UNDP Project’s reporting on communication and outreach aspects;

Specific tasks for the Team Leader

  • Develop detailed annual communication and outreach work plans, in collaboration with the UNDP Project team;
  • Regular review and update the project’s Communication and Outreach Strategy and Action Plan and advise the implementation team in a timely manner on the resources to be allocated for achieving the communication objectives;
  • Prepare periodical reports on communication/media activities and contribute to the UNDP Project’s reporting on communication and outreach aspects;
  • Ensure the communication with media, including the organization of relevant events with media in accordance with UNDP and GEF visibility guidelines;
  • Identify timely the risks related to communication and outreach activities and propose mitigation measures;
  • Proactively create editorial content (stories, events, campaigns, etc.) in cooperation with the Project Team;
  • Maintain relevant social media channels (Facebook, etc.);
  • Support the development of the visibility materials;
  • Supervise development and update of the content of information on CCIKMP and guide the Communications Consultant in approaches to increase the project visibility;
  • Track web analytics to ensure the certain content engagement level and deliver the reports on the communication/media activities;
  • Undertake any other communication related tasks required on an ad hoc basis for the successful implementation of the assignment.

 Specific Tasks for the Communications Consultant

  • Develop the content and regularly update information on the CCIKMP;
  • Monitor implementation of knowledge management road map and ensure active involvement in its implementation;
  • Ensure integration of all relevant products, services, communication, and outreach activities into the CCIKMP;
  • Organize the process of data collection and further visualization on the CCIKMP of the knowledge products for the adaptation process;
  • Liaise with the national and international stakeholders, collect the relevant data, information, and publications, and initiate the formulation of the agreements to ensure the information sharing if requested;
  • Liaise with the sector-specific experts to ensure that the information presented on the CCIKMP is correct and up to date;
  • Identify and maintain close cooperation and communication with print, electronic and online media outlets;
  • Present the CCIKMP on the public events to increase the media outreach and visibility;
  • Support the Team Leader and Project Team in other communication and outreach related tasks as required.

For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1 – Terms of Reference.

Requirements for experience

Team Leader

Academic Qualification:

  • University degree in public relations, communication, journalism, social science, or related areas. Additional training and certification in communication/news media would be an asset.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the field of journalism, communications, external relations, public affairs, or corporate communications;
  • Experience in elaboration of communication strategies and action plans.
  • Experience in organizing communication and outreach events;

Competences:

  • Experience and competencies in communication with different categories of people, including public officials, mass media and NGO representatives;
  • Good understanding of climate change and development issues;
  • Good understanding of providers and end-users of climate change adaptation knowledge at various levels;
  • Ability to think creatively, to develop and implement innovative solutions for traditional issues.

Language requirements:

  • Knowledge of Romanian and English is required for this assignment, Russian is an asset.

Communications Consultant

Academic Qualification:

  • University degree in public relations, communication, social science, data management or related areas. Additional training and certification in communication/news media would be an asset.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in the field of communications, external relations, public affairs, corporate communications, data management;
  • Experience with the content management systems, social media management.

Competences

  • Experience in communication with different categories of people, including public officials, mass media and NGO representatives;
  • Good understanding of climate change and development issues;
  • Good understanding of providers and end-users of climate change adaptation knowledge at various levels;
  • Ability to think creatively, to develop and implement innovative solutions for traditional issues.

Language requirements:

  • Knowledge of Romanian and English is required for this assignment, Russian is an asset.

Personal qualities of both consultants:

  • Flexibility and availability during assignment is required (in case you are currently engaged or anticipate further engagements with other entities or UNDP, please mention in your brief description/motivation letter, number of days you can allocate per month for this assignment).
  • Proven commitment to the United Nations' core values respecting differences of culture, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, language, age, HIV status, disability, and sexual orientation, or another status. Please mention in your CV if you belong to the group(s) under-represented in the UN Moldova and/or assignment area. UNDP Moldova is committed to workforce diversity. Women, persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, refugees, and other non-citizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova are particularly encouraged to apply.

Documents to be included

Interested individual consultants must submit the following required documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

 Offeror's Letter confirming Interest and Availability, including financial offer, according to Annex 2;

 CV, including information about experience in similar assignments;

 Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, including also availability information (number of days/months allocated for this assignment).

Submission Instructions:

Proposals should be submitted online by pressing the "Apply Online" button, no later than 10 December 2021.

Requests for clarification only must be sent by standard electronic communication to the following e-mail: pavel.gavrilita@undp.org. UNDP will respond by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.

 

For more infomration please access: UNDP Moldova | Vacancy: NAP-2: Team of 2 National Communication and Outreach Consultants (Team Leader and Communications Consultant), UNDP Moldova

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