UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF Algiers, Algeria

Individual contractor (national) Communication specialist to support the ACO Communication and advocacy activities.

Job no: 555089

Position type: Consultant

Location: Algeria Division/Equivalent: Amman(MENA)

School/Unit: Algeria

Department/Office: Algiers, Algeria

Categories: Communication

Individual contractor (national) Communication specialist to support the ACO Communication and advocacy activities.

1. Background

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias, or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic, and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education, and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations

2. Purpose and Objectives

The Communication and advocacy consultant will support the work of planning, implementation and monitoring of the organization’s communication and advocacy strategy in Algeria under the direct supervision of the communication officer and in close collaboration of the Social Behavior Change officer (SBC).

3. Major tasks of the consultancy (11,5 months : between September 2022 – August 2023)

The objectives of the consultancy include:

  • Support to the production of communication products and materials to support country communication strategy, regional and global campaigns, and priorities.
  • Support in developing and maintaining relationships with journalists and media (TV, radio, web etc.) – in the country, to communicate the story of UNICEF’s cooperation to a wider audience.
  • Regular monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken according to the work plan to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of country communication efforts. Results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.
  • Maintain and develop the Country Office’s contact list of individuals, groups, and organizations (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts) to achieve the advocacy and communication objectives.
  • Support UNICEF’s Algeria response to Covid-19, in particular in Tindouf through the production of awareness campaigns and materials.
  • Support the organization and smooth running of UNICEF Algeria’s ongoing and coming events (ImaGen Youth Challenge, Celebration of International Child Day 20 November 30th anniversary of Algeria ratification of Child Rights…etc.).
  • Support capitalization on UNICEF Algeria program’s best practices and success stories.
  • Support the production and the drafting of advocacy and communication materials (e.g., briefing notes, images, press releases, video, web pages, Human Interest Stories etc.) and follow up the production (e.g., films, videos, audio-visuals, etc.), and oversee the qualitative aspects of production, (e.g., quality control, translations, reviews of layout and graphic design etc.) to meet standards as set out in the Communication Toolkit.
  • Support the production of UNICEF ALGERIA Visibility Items within the deadline and in collaboration of the selected communication agency.
  • Support in posting on our social media channels and official website by producing posts and articles.
  • Recommend appropriate information and communication materials for use in media, and other advocacy and communication activities; recommend the appropriateness, quality, and dissemination of printed and audio-visual materials.
  • Recommend established contacts, networks, resources, and processes to support communication activities.
  • Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media and monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials
  • Assist a regular monitoring and evaluation activities according to the work plan to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of country communication efforts.
  • Ensure results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis with partners and donors in close work with UNICEF CO’s partnership officer.
  • Support the Monitoring of the public perception of UNICEF in the country and UNICEF’s activities and campaigns and recommend appropriate action to maintain a positive image for the organization by using social listening tools and providing regular reports.

4.Duration of assignment

11,5 months, extendable depending on need and funding.

5.Duty station

Algiers / Algeria

6.Qualifications or specialized knowledge and/or experience required

Academic qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Social Science related field. A Diploma in relevant field with experience can be considered in lieu of the Degree

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Minimum 3 of work experience in communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media.

Personal competencies:

  • Ability to work in intensive work environments, and able to work under pressure.
  • Highly skilled at working with teams of diverse capacities.
  • Ability to keep to planned timelines. Flexible and resourceful.

  • An action-oriented approach and strong drive for results.
  • Technical competence in drafting and producing content for various media formats – print, audio, video, web etc.

Language Proficiency

  • Fluency in French and Arabic, good level in English would be an asset.

7.Technical evaluation criteria and weight allocation between technical and price proposal

Documents to be provided when submitting

The candidate must include in the application file : A technical offer including

  • An introduction to the understanding of the Terms of Reference including any comments, the methodology recommended for carrying out the work and a timetable for carrying out the various tasks.
  • A cover letter presenting the assets that the expert considers he can rely on to carry out this work satisfactorily (academic training, professional experience, similar work).

A financial offer uncluding

The desired rate of pay

  • Detailed and up-to-date CV
  • References of people who can be contacted in connection with similar work carried out by the consultant

It should be noted that the financial offers will only be examined if the technical offers are deemed admissible and of acceptable quality.

Technical criteria

Sub-criteria

Max points: 80

Experience

Experience in the field of communication

40

Methodology and approach

Detailed explanation of the methodology used (Completeness of response, concordance between the proposal and the request, Critical reading

40

Financial Criteria

Adequation of skills and services to the TDR

Max points : 20

The evaluation of the financial offers will be made only for the candidates having obtained at least a score of 40 points at the end of the technical evaluation.

Any incomplete file will be considered inadmissible.

The application file including all the required documents must be posted online.

Supervision: Name of Supervisor:

  • First line supervisor: (Communication Officer a.i.) and (SBC officer)
  • Second line Supervisor: (Representative a.i.)

The Representative will supervise and provide the overall guidance to the consultant.

PAYMENT

Qualifications or specialized knowledge and/or experience required

Academic qualifications :

  • Master’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Social Science related field. A Diploma in relevant field with experience can be considered in lieu of the Degree

Knowledge, skills and experience :

  • Minimum 3 of work experience in communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media.

Personal competencies:

  • Ability to work in intensive work environments, and able to work under pressure.
  • Highly skilled at working with teams of diverse capacities.
  • Ability to keep to planned timelines. Flexible and resourceful.
  • An action-oriented approach and strong drive for results.
  • Technical competence in drafting and producing content for various media formats – print, audio, video, web etc.

Language Proficiency

  • Fluency in French and Arabic, good level in English would be an asset.

Technical evaluation criteria and weight allocation between technical and price proposal

Documents to be provided when submitting

The candidate must include in the application file :

A technical offer including

  • An introduction to the understanding of the Terms of Reference including any comments, the methodology recommended for carrying out the work and a timetable for carrying out the various tasks.
  • A cover letter presenting the assets that the expert considers he can rely on to carry out this work satisfactorily (academic training, professional experience, similar work).

A financial offer uncluding

The desired rate of pay

  • Detailed and up-to-date CV
  • References of people who can be contacted in connection with similar work carried out by the consultant

It should be noted that the financial offers will only be examined if the technical offers are deemed admissible and of acceptable quality.

Technical criteria

Sub-criteria

Max points: 80

Experience

Experience in the field of communication

40

Methodology and approach

Detailed explanation of the methodology used (Completeness of response, concordance between the proposal and the request, Critical reading

40

Financial Criteria

Adequation of skills and services to the TDR

Max points : 20

The evaluation of the financial offers will be made only for the candidates having obtained at least a score of 40 points at the end of the technical evaluation.

Any incomplete file will be considered inadmissible.

The application file including all the required documents must be posted online.

Supervision: Name of Supervisor:

  • First line supervisor: Santara Bilel (Communication Officer a.i.) and Leila Daabi (SBC officer)
  • Second line Supervisor: Souraya Hassan (Representative a.i.)

The Representative will supervise and provide the overall guidance to the consultant.

Payments

DeliverableS

Work Schedule

TERMS OF PAYMENT

Ensure monitoring (social listening) of social media and other media via progress report (Weekly) and monthly synthesis report.

End October 2022

20%

Support the celebration of the International Children Day (20 November) by the brainstorming of the activities to be implemented with the institutional partners production and the designing of the materials (printing), the visibility in Social Media and the management of the Communication agencies + any other related tasks

End November 2022

20%

Support the production of UNICEF ALGERIA Visibility Items within the deadline and in collaboration of the selected communication agency (selection, designing, branding, validation, reception, and distribution to partners), and visibility by partner

End January 2023

20%

Production of 7 HIS (Human Interest Stories) for each UNICEF Algeria program (Education, Health, Youth, Social Policy, Child Protection) and 2 for Unicef Tindouf programs

End March 2023

20%

Support and ensure the smooth running of the Unicef key programs (GenU ImaGen Youth Challenge, Expression Kits and Upshift…etc.) through social media visibility, relation with NGOs, organization of the National Bootcamps, Press release, articles…etc.) + any other related tasks

End August 2023

20%

NB : UNICEF s’engagé à promouvoir la diversité et l’inclusion au sein de son personnel, et encourage tous les candidats sans distinction de sexe, de religion et d’origine ethnique, y compris les personnes handicapées, à postuler pour faire partie de l’organisation. Les candidatures féminines sont vivement encouragées.

UNICEF applique la politique de tolérance zéro à l’égard de l’abus et de l’exploitation sexuels, et à toute forme de harcèlement, y compris le harcèlement sexuel et la discrimination. Tous candidats sélectionnés pour un recrutement feront l’objet d’une vérification rigoureuse des références et des antécédents.

Seuls(es) les candidats(es) présélectionnés(es) seront contactés.

*Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

Advertised: Sep 11 2022 W. Central Africa Standard Time Application close: Sep 25 2022 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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