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In September 2009, the Bratislava Regional Centre of UNDP Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (UNDP BRC, as of July 2014 the Regional Service Centre Istanbul) and the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic (MF SR) launched the regional programme: Public Finance for Development: Strengthening Public Finance Capacities in the Western Balkans and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The goal of the programme is to strengthen and enhance national capacities in the area of public finance by raising awareness, developing analytical capacities and sharing good practice with regard to reforms implemented in Slovakia and elsewhere. The selections of areas of cooperation are demand driven and activities are designed and planned in close cooperation with beneficiaries. The programme works in two beneficiary countries – Moldova and Montenegro. Since 1 July 2014 the programme has been implemented in the framework of the new project ‘Slovak Republic – UNDP Partnership for Results in the International Development Cooperation’ and its implementation is planned until December 2016.
One of the programme objectives is to ensure promotion and visibility of the development initiatives supported by the programme, their results and impact on the ground. Besides the programme dedicated website (currently at: http://publicfinance.undp.sk), a series of communication events, publications, articles and adequate media coverage are needed to deliver to a target audience information about the programme’s goals and activities as well as about the contribution of the Slovak Official Development Assistance to improved capacities in selected programme countries in the area of public finance.
Objectives of the assignment
The objective of the assignment is to increase knowledge and awareness of the target audience about sharing of the Slovak experience in public finance reforms with selected partner countries through defined communication channels and to increase overall visibility of these development initiatives in Slovakia and abroad.
The Consultant shall fulfill the objectives of this assignment by conducting the following activities:
Expected results and deliverables
The following key results and deliverables are expected:
A draft communication action plan will be delivered within 7 days after receiving supporting programme documents (programme document, programme final report for 2009-2014, final evaluation report). Specific deliverables and timeframes will be agreed on a monthly basis in writing between the Consultant and the Programme manager based on the approved action plan. Promotional and visibility products will be prepared by the Consultant in English and Slovak.
The promotional and visibility products prepared by the Consultant will adhere to branding standards for language and presentation provided to the Consultant by UNDP.
Duration and remuneration
It is estimated that the above tasks would require up to 250 working days during the period of the assignment. The work will be primarily home based with occasional travel in the region as needed. Payments will be made in installments upon submission of a satisfactory progress report against expected results and deliverables, a time-sheet providing details of time spent on respective tasks and deliverables, their timely execution, and acceptance by the Programme Manager. Payments will be made on a minimum monthly basis.
Any approved travel necessary for the completion of the assignment will be covered separately in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations. A mission agenda must be submitted by the Consultant at least 7 days prior to the travel and approved by the Programme Manager.
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.
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria – 70% of total evaluation – max 35 points
Only the highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.Financial Criteria – 30% of total evaluation – max. 15 points.
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain:
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.Please scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach since the system takes only one attachment.
*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 or any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services) with exception of travel costs for missions..
Travel costs to beneficiary countries, if required, will be covered separately in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations.
Payment will be made in installments upon submission of time-sheets and certification by the Programme Manager on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org.
General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: http://on.undp.org/t7fJs. Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
APPLICATION SUBMISSION: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=51238