Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 01 Jun 2018
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
The United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in September 2015. At this event, top leaders of Viet Nam affirmed its commitment to mobilizing resources and contribution from all ministries, sectors, localities, organizations, communities and people to successfully implement the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In fulfilling the commitment, in May 2017, the Government of Viet Nam issued the National Action Plan (NAP) with specific tasks to implement the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
In cooperation with other stakeholders, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is the focal point for the development of Viet Nam’s National Voluntary Review (VNR) of SDGs implementation which will be represented at the 2018 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July, New York. The review is part of the evaluation and monitoring mechanism of the Agenda 2030 implementation encouraged by the UN. The main objectives of the VNR are to share the experience, success, challenges and practices in relation to the achievement of the Agenda 2030’s goals. All line ministries, related agencies, national and international organizations, and other stakeholders have been involved in the VNR process in order to produce a comprehensive and thorough review of how Viet Nam has been implementing SDGs, taking stock of achievements, forecasting challenges, and recommending ways forward to ensure that no Vietnamese is left behind in the Agenda 2030.
Viet Nam’s presentation at HLPF will include a video clip of 3 to 5 minutes on key messages of the Agenda 2030 implementation process in Viet Nam. The Ministry of Planning and Investment (Viet Nam Agenda 21 Office-VA21, Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment- DSENRE) and the UN in Viet Nam (represented by UNICEF) will develop this video clip with technical assistance provided by a communications consultant. The video clip is expected to deliver the messages in an effective way such as using relevant images, footages, quotations, infographics with suitable music to target audience.
3. Objective and tasks
This assignment is to produce 3-to-5-minute video clip of Viet Nam’s key messages on the national implementation of SDGs at the 2018 High Level Political Forum, New York. The video clip is expected to:
4. Expected Deliverables and Timeline
Number of working days:
a. Review relevant clips of 2016,2017 HLPF, 1 day
b. Develop script and narration content, 4 days
c. Collect images/ footage (original/with copyright), filming, background music, narrator and submit the first draft to VA21 and UN for comments, 7 days
d. Complete the clip according to comments from VA21 and UN, 3 days
e. Submit the final clip
Total of working days: 15 days
6. Performance indicators for evaluation
Indicator for completion and satisfaction measurement will be based on UNICEF Viet Nam and Office of Sustainable Development evaluation and judgement, and not that of the Consultant.Â This means that deliverables will be deemed satisfactory only if said so by the Supervisors of the Consultancy. The Supervisors are required to provide timely and written feedback to the Consultant in order to avoid miscommunication.
7. Management and Reporting
This consultancy is under the supervision of VA21 and UNICEF Viet Nam. During the assignment, the selected consultant report directly to UN SDG Working Group through Ms. Ngo Thi Quynh Hoa, Chief of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of UNICEF and Ms. Nguyen Le Thuy, Vice Director of the VA21 Office. The Consultant will be expected to refer directly to relevant UNICEF and VA21 staff to ensure validity of statements. The final product will be reviewed by VA21 and UNICEF Communication team.
8. Qualifications requirements
The consultant is required to:
The consultant will be evaluated using the cumulative analysis method with a split 70% technical and 30% financial scoring. The proposal with the highest cumulative scoring will be awarded the contract.
Applications will be evaluated technically and points are attributed based on how well the consultant meets the requirements of the Terms of Reference using the guidelines detailed in the table below:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract may 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 a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Technical Evaluation (70%)
Advanced degree in communications
Knowledge of Agenda 2030 and its goals
Have at least five years of experience working in the media and communications sector with experiences in developing media products (such as video clips) for international audience
Work in the sector of media and communications. Priority is given to those working with a television organization
Excellent communications and mass media skills
Excellent English writing and communication skills
Financial evaluation (30%)
10. Conditions and Procedures
All payments will be based on successfully completed deliverables and must be within the contract agreement. Payments will be made as followed:
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Interested candidates are kindly requested to apply online and submit the following documents:
1) Letter of interest/Technical proposal outlining the work plan and confirmation of availability.
2) A lump sum financial proposal that includes all expected costs for the entire consultancy period.
3) The consultant must complete and submit a P-11 form ( UN Personal History Form )
4) Three references.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 1 June 2018 at 11:30 hours Viet Nam Time.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=513349