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VAGA : Communication Consultant, Guinea-Bissau

  • Cidade: Bissau
  • Estado: Guiné-Bissau
  • País: Guiné-Bissau
  • Criado: 26/06/2020 20:01
  • Expira: This ad has expired


Location : Bissau, GUINEA-BISSAU
Application Deadline : 01-Jul-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required : English Portuguese
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 13-Jul-2020
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months

UNDP Guinea-Bissau is seeking an experienced communication consultant to support the communication activities of UNDP’s work in Guinea-Bissau.

The communication consultant will be in charge of supporting the team with content development, social media and web management; with an overall goal of communicating to internal and external stakeholders UNDP’s work and increase its visibility/ presence.

UNDP is looking for someone who has a flair for creativity and innovation with the ability to think outside the box and try new approaches of communication.

This includes developing/ creating communication content and supporting their publication through various channels such as Webpage, reports, Twitter, blogs, among others. The overall goal of this consultancy is to communicate and raise awareness about UNDP’s intervention areas, increase its visibility within and outside the country and support COVID-19 related communication activities.

The consultant will work under direct supervision of the Resident Representative and/or her designate, and in close collaboration with the communication analyst and the in-country team.

The consultant will have regular communication with the Resident Representative for guidance purposes, ensuring quality of outputs and achievement of targets.

The consultant is responsible for providing his/her own laptop during the course of his/her engagement with UNDP.

Payment to the consultant will be made based on the deliverables schedule and upon certification of satisfactory performance, and acceptance of the output by the Resident Representative and/or her designate.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Resident Representative, the communication consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:

Key scope of services: Deliverable:

Follow and Monitor UNDP work, to capture key information Progress report

and support its communications. Newsletters


Success stories

Website content

Develop, monitor and maintain UNDP external communications. Twitter , LinkedIn, Website

Managing UNDP graphics and image bank and creating graphic Various projects and events photos

content as required.


  • Capacity to develop and organize content in such a way that it is accessible to a broad audience of experts and non-experts;
  • High-level planning, organizational and time management skills, including flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure to meet changing deadlines;
  • Pro-active, constructive attitude, open to feedback.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Strong project management kills for communication projects such as capacity to oversee the production of videos and of documents and report (for print and electronic publishing);
  • Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications; web design and/or maintenance;
  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Interacts with others in a professional, respectful, and friendly manner;

Communicates clearly and convincingly.

Required Skills and Experience

The consultant must provide evidence of their technical capacity to undertake this assignment. This includes the ability to deliver the results in the timeframe provided as well as an indication of prior experience (communications/journalism, gender and knowledge of Bissau-Guinean context).


A Master’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, International Relations or related discipline or equivalent experience.


  • At least 3 years of experience in the field of communication for non-profit organizations or development agencies with a focus on financial inclusion and/ or digital services is desired.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in writing and editing outstanding reports, Newsletters, social media content particularly Twitter, LinkedIn and blogs and media products is mandatory;
  • Proven track record in developing media relations and strategic partnerships;
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in using new media (social media) to cause mindset change
  • Professional experience in Guinea-Bissau;
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment is desired.

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Portuguese
  • Good verbal communications skills in Creole is desired and French is an asset

Application Process

Individual consultants and individuals employed by a company or institution are welcome to apply and must submit the following documents in order to demonstrate their qualifications: (NOTE: the system does not allow multiple uploads of document. Applicants must make sure to upload all documents in one PDF file).

All applications must contain the following information:

  • Cover letter with a summary statement of competencies in relation to the TOR
  • Three brief samples of publications/posts/communication work and samples demonstrating experience in capturing quality pictures.
  • Earliest availability and proposed schedule and approach for consultancy
  • CV or P11 Personal History Form with names and current contacts of 3 referees (available from

) * Financial proposal for the full assignment outlining: Total professional fee and other professional expenses (such as insurance, taxes, etc.) Please use the form available at:

Failure to submit all the above-mentioned documents may result in the rejection of the application. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.


Applications will be rated on both technical and financial submissions. The following selection method will be used: Highest rated proposal using the combined scoring method, which assigns the weight distribution between the technical and financial proposals. The overall combined score will be 100 points, where weight distribution shall be 70% technical and 30% financial.

Step I: Screening

Applications will be screened and only applicants meeting the following minimum criteria will progress to the pool for shortlisting:

  • A Master’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, International Relations or or related discipline or the equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in writing and editing outstanding reports, Newsletters, social media content particularly Twitter, LinkedIn and blogs and media products is mandatory;

Step II: Shortlisting criteria by Desk Review (100 Points x 20%):

UNDP will conduct a desk review to produce a shortlist of candidates and technically evaluate candidates as follows:

Professional experience in writing and editing outstanding reports, newsletters, social media content particularly Twitter, LinkedIn and blogs and media products . (5+ years).

Quality of media content developed and published (Newspapers articles, Newsletters etc.). Referring to the 3 writing samples to be submitted with the application and samples of photos taken.

Experience in the field of communication for non-profit organizations or development agencies with a focus on financial inclusion and/ or digital services. (3+ years)

Professional experience in Guinea-Bissau and/or in the region


Step III: Technical interviews (100 points x 50%)

A competency-based Interview shall be conducted with the top candidates who score the highest in Step II (minimum of 70 points). Candidates will be tested on the same key work areas, in greater depth, with the same weighting.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% on the total of Step II: Desk Review and Step III: Interview will be considered as technically qualified and will be reviewed further for financial evaluation.

Step IV: Financial Evaluation – 30%:

The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: Lowest priced proposal/price of the proposal being evaluated x 30%.

Contract Award:

The top candidate that achieved the highest cumulative score will be recommended for a contract award. Individual consultants, individuals employed by a company or institution and companies are welcome to apply.

Any individual employed by a company or institution who would like to submit an offer in response to a Procurement Notice for IC must do so in their individual capacity (providing a CV so that their qualifications may be judged accordingly). Women candidates or women-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.


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