Turkmenistan joined the United Nations on 2 March 1992 as a new independent state. Since then, the UN has been supporting Turkmenistan to achieve its national priorities, which respond to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This work is undertaken through the realization of UN-Turkmenistan joint programmes and Joint Work Plans and with recognition of the distinctive mandates of each of the UN agencies. To ensure coordination of joint efforts, the UNCT and the government developed and implemented a joint 5-year Turkmenistan-UN Partnership Framework for Development (2016-2020).
The UNPFD 2016-2020 had eight outcomes aligned with the priorities defined in the National Programme for Socio-Economic Development for the period 2011-2030 and in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. The outcomes cover strategic areas: Quality data and progress monitoring; Quality, inclusive social services; Environmental sustainability and energy efficiency; Employment, economic diversification, and trade; Governance and the rule of law.
To highlight the Government of Turkmenistan and UN achievements in 2020 under the UNPFD 2016-2020 and following the 2019 United Nations Sustainable Cooperation Framework Guidance, the UN Country Results Report 2020 will illustrate the UN’s contribution to the advancement of the SDGs and encompass achievement stories and vision for the 2020. The publication, which will be developed in Turkmen, Russian and English, will serve as an advocacy and communication tool for the Government of Turkmenistan, other national stakeholders, and development partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the UN RCO Team Leader, the qualified individual will.
The Report will be a maximum 25-page publication highlighting the activities and achievements of the UN and Government in the country under the final year of UNPFD 2016-2020. The designer will be provided the new Guidance and template for UN Country Results Report.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
Based on the information received from UN RCO in Turkmenistan and following the guidelines, the Consultant shall be tasked to accomplish the following expected deliverables:
The expected outputs are outlined below:
Estimated duration to complete: Within 6 days of receiving materials/information.Total days assigned to this deliverable: 6 days.
Estimated duration to complete: Within 2 working day of receiving UN feedback on final draft. Total days assigned to this deliverable: 4 days.
The incumbent is expected to work in coordination with UN Programme Communications and Advocacy Officer under the overall guidance of the UN Strategic Planning Officer and RCO Team Leader. She/he shall regularly update the UN RCO on the progress of implementation of the assignment. All organizational and informational support for the expert will be facilitated by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office.
Duration of the Work:
The duration of the assignment is 10 working days within 1 month. The assignment shall start in March 2021 with the final, approved product to be submitted by end of March 2021. The expert will have home-based work.
This is a lump sum contract that should include costs of consultancy to produce the above deliverables. The final schedule will be agreed in the beginning of the consultancy. Payment will be done in two installments based on the quality and timeliness of presented outputs after acceptance of them by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office.
All costs related to the assignment will be covered by RCO in Turkmenistan.
The successful candidate is expected to have good knowledge of UN and extensive experience in public outreach and working on UN communication products.
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of proposals:
Individual Consultants will be evaluated based on the combined scoring methodology. When using this method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Out of the maximum score, the score for technical criteria equals 70% – maximum 70 points, and for financial criteria 30%.
The technical evaluation will consider the following as per the scoring provided:
Submission of applications:
All experts applying for this position are required to provide:
Additional requirements for recommended contractor:
Recommended contractors aged 65 and older, and if the travel is required, shall undergo a full medical examination including x-ray, and obtain medical clearance from the UN-approved doctor prior to taking up their assignment. The medical examination is to be cleared by the UN physicians, and shall be paid by the consultant.
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