Poverty-Environment Initiative Consultant (Communications and Programme Support)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Bangkok, Thailand 🇹🇭


The Poverty-Environment Initiative of the UN Development Programme and UN Environment is a global UN-led programme that supports country-led efforts to mainstream pro-poor environmental and climate change issues into national and sub-national development planning, budgeting and investment management systems. The Initiative assists government partners to strengthen institutional and technical capacity with the aim of influencing policies and investments in environmental sustainability and poverty eradication. The Initiative works with relevant government ministries including planning, finance and environment, and with other relevant actors at the country level such as leading practitioners and knowledgeable organizations, civil society, and the private sector.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of work

The purpose of this assignment is to undertake targeted communication activities, knowledge management activities and provide programme support functions for the PEI regional team and for three country teams (PEI Bangladesh, PEI Bhutan, PEI Nepal) in the closing phase

 More precisely, the Consultant will be required to complete the following tasks:

(i)   Regional Communications:

  • Finalize and disseminate regional communications products produced in 2017 and in early 2018
  • Produce case studies/ human impact stories for the progress report and website
  • Produce web-stories on the successes of the PEI programme for dissemination on the website and to internal and external audiences
  • Develop and implement a social media strategy and related content for PEI Asia Pacific’s results, in collaboration with UNDP and UN Environment digital platforms

 (ii)   Regional Knowledge Management

  • Provide support to the drafting, review, design and update of the 2017 annual progress report
  • Support to the review of the regional data sheet for 2017 progress reporting
  • Input into UN Environment Asia Pacific’s annual progress reporting system
  • Provide inputs to the development of the global SDG Tools compendium and ensure that Asia Pacific’s tools and results are well captured in the global database
  • Update and disseminate the Asia Pacific Spark page for the SDG Tools Compendium and disseminate the SDG narrative document among audiences and partners
  • Facilitate any design and dissemination for PEI Regional Knowledge products including the Poverty-Environment Accounting Framework, SDG Tools Compendium, Mining paper etc.
  • Produce and disseminate regional policy briefs built on key PEI tools and results that will be sustained
  • Provide inputs in drafting, editing and designing final project review report as necessary

 (iii)   Country level Communications, Knowledge Management and Programme Management Support

  • Follow up and provide inputs and review of country level progress reports
  • Follow up and monitor activities of three countries based on the 2018 Annual Work Plans
  • Provide support to internal project review process of countries as necessary
  • Produce country level communication products or knowledge products
  • Strategize with country teams to disseminate existing communication products better among in-country audiences with the support of UNDP Country Office Communications Officers
  • Produce human impact/ success stories with testimonials for web and progress reporting submission
  • Support country level knowledge management activities- in organizing knowledge products, exploring knowledge management databases to store, access and disseminate key documents and knowledge products with the support of UN Environment and UNDP Country Offices
  • Provide support with TORs or stock-taking for the new project preparation as necessary.

Institutional Arrangement

Under general supervision of the Asia-Pacific Regional Team Leader, Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development, the consultant is required to work in close consultation with and under the guidance of the Regional One UN Coordinator and Advisor for Strategic Policy and Programmes, UN Environment responsible for the UNDP-UN Environment Poverty-Environment Asia Pacific. The consultant will work team members of the Asia-Pacific UNDP-UN Environment Poverty-Environment Initiative based in Bangkok, the PEI country teams and liaise with the PEI Global Team in Nairobi.

Duration of the work: The contract will cover a period of 3 January to 30 June 2018 with a maximum of 130 working days.

The exact delivery and sequence of the products will be determined in discussion with the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative and respective assigned focal points for the various products.

Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand with possible travel to countries in Asia Pacific.



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.

Technical Competencies:

  • Proven experience in the developing country context and working in different cultural settings;
  • Analytic capacity and demonstrated ability to process, analyse and synthesise complex, technical information;
  • Proven ability to support the development of high quality knowledge and training materials, and to train technical teams.


Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced university degree (at Master level or equivalent) in Communications, Journalism, Online Media, Video Production, Sustainable Development or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience working with UN or INGOs,
  • At least 2 years of experience in designing communications products and strategies for development or environment related projects, including the use of social media.
  • Experience in storytelling, video editing and production, film and photo editing.
  • Experience in web content development.
  • Proficiency of Adobe Illustrator/ Photoshop/Indesign.

Language Skill:

  • Fluency of English language is required


  • Incumbent is required to carry his/her own computer, production equipment and software.

Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

The contract will be based on daily fee

Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Payments shall be done on a monthly basis based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period.


Evaluation Method and Criteria

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology Cumulative analysis

The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%). and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.

Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)

  • Criteria 1 Relevance of education – Max 10 points
  • Criteria 2 Experience in producing print, video, digital communications products- Max 20 points
  • Criteria 3 Regional experience in communicating sustainable development and/or experience working with UNDP and/or UNEP (or other UN bodies) – Max 20 points
  • Criteria 4 Portfolio, sample or links to products produced – Max 20 points

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation. To download form and related documents, please follow this link: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=42974