Albania nationals: 3 (three) Junior experts in communication and facilitation for environmental center

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Tirana, Albania 🇦🇱

Background

This project is designed to strengthen capacity for environmental monitoring and information management in Albania by establishing an operational environmental information management and monitoring system with a focus onenvironmental MEAs. The project will address the need for an environmental monitoring system that is integrated throughout relevant government institutions and that uses international monitoring standards for indicator development, data collection, analysis, and policy-making. It will also build on existing technical and institutional capacity in Albania to align its management and monitoring efforts with global monitoring and reporting priorities. Increased capacity in this area will improve reporting to the Rio Conventions and lay the groundwork for sustainable development through better-informed environmental policy.

 
Duties and Responsibilities

The Junior Consultants will be responsible for communication and facilitation for the Aarhus Centre in Tirana, to ensure its operation two days a week for stakeholders trying to obtain environmental information, and ensure the outreach of this information.

The consultants will serve as information and communication officers, facilitating the communication department in MoE and will be actively involved in the Environmental Education Programme of MoE.

The junior experts will fulfil the following tasks:

Task 1: Develop a timeline and a list of activities to be carried out in the Tirana Aarhus Centre (TAC) with stakeholders from education institutions and the general public to ensure environmental information reaches the local communities.

Task 2: Develop a communication plan involving social media, to boost the number of visitors to the Tirana Aarhus centre.

Task 3: Identify and categorise the groups that reach out to the Tirana Aarhus centre for Environmental Information or other means of access to information.

Task 4:  Identify and categorise the type of environmental information different groups reaches out to the TAC.

Task 5: Facilitate with conducting of presentations, conducting of activities related to public information, assist with documenting of minutes of meetings to the information and communication department, or other technical directories in MoE as required.

Task 6: Ensure the operation of the Aarhus Centre for Tirana, in order for the stakeholders to have better reach to the required environmental information.

Task 7: Facilitate the IT office in MoE and its agencies for the functionality of the existing IT systems, the Mjedisi IM application functionality and reporting line (general public- inspectorate- MoE). Facilitate with the new system to be developed for MoE, EIMS to ensure its use in the Tirana Aarhus Center and its introduction to the stakeholders for the general public information module.

Task 8: Develop an operational plan for the center, including how the centers will present data and promote their services and the use of this data to various stakeholder groups.

The consultants will closely work with other project stakeholders and partners and UNDP project staff following the task of: Conduct a data (information management) assessment survey, including identification of high-priority data needs, with particular attention to data relevant to the Rio conventions and the EEA requirements for government agencies.

Lists of deliverables and timeline

20% – 10 March 2017- Develop a timeline and a list of activities to be carried out in the Tirana Aarhus Centre (TAC) with stakeholders from education institutions and the general public to ensure environmental information reaches the local communities.

30 %- 01 June 2017 – Develop a communication plan involving social media, to boost the number of visitors to the Tirana Aarhus centre. Develop questionnaires that aim to identify and categorise the groups that reach out to the Tirana Aarhus centre for Environmental Information or other means of access to information.

30%-  15 – September 2017- Identify and categorise the type of environmental information different groups reaches out to the TAC. Submission of a draft report with the sum up of all tasks conducted.

20%- 10 December 2017 – Submission of a final report with the sum up of all tasks conducted and an operational plan for the center, including how the centers will present data and promote their services and the use of this data to various stakeholder groups.

 
Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Core Competencies:

  • Communication – Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Planning & Organizing – Develops clear goals in line with agreed strategies, identifies priorities, foresees risks and makes allowances accordingly.
  • Organizational Awareness – Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Teamwork – Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Accountability – Takes ownership of all responsibilities and delivers outputs in accordance with agreed time, cost and quality standards.

Functional Competencies

  • Thorough understanding of disability issues, human rights, social inclusion and social services
  • Excellent inter-personal and teamwork skills, networking attitude;
  • Capacity to deliver as per deadlines;
  • Ability to pick up new terminology and concepts easily;
  • Very good communication as well as reporting and writing skills in English and Albanian.
 
Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in natural sciences, environmental sciences, economy, financial studies, information technology and statistics, sustainable development and other related fields.
  • 2 years of work experience in office facilitation preferably in government institutions.

Languages required:

English and Albanian.

EVALUATION OF APPLICANTS

  • Only those applications, which are responsive and compliant will be evaluated;
  • Individual consultants will be evaluated based on Combined Scoring method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal;
  • Combined weighted scoring: Technical (70%); Financial (30%).

30% or 30 points: University degree in the required fields;

20 % or 20 points: 2 years of work experience in office facilitation preferably in government institutions;

20 % or 20 points: Very good communication as well as reporting and writing skills in English and Albanian.

Application Procedure

The application should contain:

  • Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. Please paste the letter into the “Resume and Motivation” section of the electronic application.

  • Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability-please fill in the attached form…attached form…
  •  Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees, please upload the P11 instead of your CV. Download here.
  •  Financial Proposal in ALL* – specifying a total lump sum in Albanian Lek  for the tasks specified in this announcement.  The attached template may be used – http://www.un.org.al/editor-files/file/Financial%20Offer%20template.doc. Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant during the contract period (e.g. fee and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services)
  • *Kindly note that Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal are two separate documents and should be both part of your application.

How to Submit the Application:

To submit your application online, please follow the steps below:

  • Download and complete the UN Personal History Form (P11) for Service Contracts (SCs) and Individual Contracts (ICs);
  • Merge your UN Personal History Form (P11) for Service Contracts (SCs) and Individual Contracts (ICs), Financial Proposal Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and cover letter into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded;
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement);
  • Click “Apply Now” button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click “Submit Application;”
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above);
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

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

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.

 


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