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Media Consultant

Hyderabad (India)

  • Organization: UNICEF
  • Location: Hyderabad (India)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Youth
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-10

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Job id : 134805 Apply by: 10 Dec 2020 Relevant Sectors Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
 
DUTY STATION: Hyderabad, Telangana State
 
DURATION OF CONSULTANCY: January to December 2020
 
CLOSING DATE: 12:00 noon; 10th December 2019, (IST) at hyderabad@unicef.org
 
1.BACKGROUND / RATIONALE
 
The UNICEF Office for Andhra Pradesh (AP), Telangana and Karnataka is working in partnership with the three state governments for the cause of the children and women. In order to achieve its objective, UNICEF also fosters partnerships with other stakeholders, including civil society organizations and media.
 
A&C in particular works closely with the state legislature, media and other partners, and its support is vital to all programme campaigns and events of RCH, CDN, WASH, Education and Child Protection. A&C also has a substantial role in the BMGF-funded adolescent project in Telangana and the IKEA-funded campaign on adolescents in Andhra Pradesh.
 
As the Hyderabad field office spans three states and A&C supports all programme sectors, there are multiple state events and campaigns, program documentation and media engagement on continuous basis throughout the year. Also, there is a need to keep track of media by daily media monitoring and periodic media analysis to inform the state media strategy
 
2.PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT
 
The purpose of this assignment is to support UNICEF Hyderabad field office’s A&C strategy across the three states. The Media Consultant will support media monitoring, key state events and campaigns, program documentation and facilitate media engagement as and when required, across the three HFO states.
 
3.         PROGRAMME AREA AND SPECIFIC PROJECT AREA
Programme Effectiveness/004-Communication, Advocacy & Partnership
 
4.         OBJECTIVE/S
The basic objective is to provide technical support to key state events and campaigns, program documentation and facilitate media engagement as and when required.
 
5.         MAJOR TASKS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED
  1. Support the organization of UNICEF events/workshops/sessions with government, media, civil society partners, children and influencers in line with the office annual plan.
  2. Support the planning, organization and execution of thematic campaigns, in line with office annual plan.
  3. Generate story ideas/content pieces and coordinate the documentation of programme interventions, working with national/international individuals/agencies.
  4. Support UNICEF’s social media engagement, by coordinating and developing digital content and posts.
  5. Daily tracking of relevant news stories in state media, submitting a news analysis on monthly basis and an annual news analysis yearly.
  6. Maintain and update the UNICEF database of journalists for three states.
6.         DELIVERABLES AND DEADLINES
            
Specific service / outputs to be delivered at a specific time as per stated objectives and performance / quality requirements. Must include capacity building deliverables.
 
S. No.
Major Task
Deliverables
Specific delivery date/deadline for completion of deliverable (please mention as date/no. of days/month)
Estimated travel required for completion of deliverable (please mention destination/ number of days)
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Support the organization of UNICEF events/workshops/sessions with government, media, civil society partners, children and influencers in line with the office annual plan.
 
Support the planning, organization and execution of thematic campaigns, in line with office annual plan.
 
Generate story ideas/content pieces and coordinate the documentation of programme interventions, working with national/international individuals/agencies.
 
 
 
Support UNICEF’s social media engagement, by coordinating and developing digital content and posts.
 
 
Daily tracking of relevant news stories in state media, submitting a news analysis on monthly basis and an annual news analysis yearly.
 
Maintain and update the UNICEF database of journalists for three states.
  • Implementation of at least 6 events, workshops and orientation sessions, as per plan.
  • Implementation of atleast 2 thematic office campaigns, including social media campaigns, as per plan.
  • Visual and print documentation of atleast 4 key programmes/ workshops/ events organized with government, media and CSOs and other partners, as per plan.
  • Photo and video documentation executed as per plan and final products issued, as per plan.
  • Content pieces for atleast 10 programme events/interventions developed and disseminated via print, web and digital platforms, as per media calendar.
  • Daily media tracking with summary of key news stories (365).
  • Monthly media analysis report (12).
  • Annual media analysis report (1).
  • Database of media personnel (both print and electronic media) updated on a quarterly basis.
 
Jan – Dec 2020
 
 
 
 
 
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March 2020, June 2020, Sept 2020, Dec 2020
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7.         DUTY STATION
The consultant shall be based at Hyderabad, with need based travel across 3 HFO states (Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka).
 
8.         SUPERVISOR
 
The consultant will be supervised by the CAP Specialist, UNICEF. Incumbent will also coordinate with HFO sector leads on specific sectoral assignments.
 
9.         OFFICIAL TRAVEL INVOLVED (ITINERARY AND DURATION)
Intervention areas in AP, Telangana and Karnataka – estimated 3 days per month
 
10.        ESTIMATED DURATION OF CONTRACT (PART TIME / FULL TIME)
January to December 2020 for a period of 11.5 months.
 
11.        QUALIFICATIONS / SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE/ COMPETENCIES (CORE/TECHNICAL/FUNCTIONAL) / LANGUAGE SKILLS
REQUIRED FOR THE ASSIGNMENT (Please use as applicable)
  • Advanced University degree or diploma in Social Science/Development Communication/Mass Communication/Management or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in communication field, managing large events, media handling, documentation/reportage/report writing, especially on development related issues.
  • A good understanding of development issues with particular reference to child rights’ issues is highly desirable.
  • Skilled in organizing large scale events/campaigns, media workshops, press conferences.
  • Experience and a high level of competency in using Windows based programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English essential and knowledge of Telugu and Kannada desirable.
  • Ability to travel within state and outside, as required.
12.       TECHNICAL EVALUATION CRITERIA (WITH WEIGHTS FOR EACH CRITERIA)
 
Technical evaluation criteria
Weightage
Technical evaluation
80%
Qualifications
10%
Experience of similar work in past
25%
Interview/methodology
40%
Samples of documentation
5%
Financial evaluation
20%
Total Weightage
100%
 
Only candidates short-listed on basis on their application will be contacted for interview.
 
13.        PAYMENT SCHEDULE
     
Payment will be linked to deliverables as outlines in the attached financial template. For contractors’ payment will be made against a monthly report.
 
14. APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
 
1)Qualified female/male candidates are requested to please indicate their ability and availability to undertake the terms of reference above. We request you to please inform us where you have seen this advertisement. 
2)Please forward your application to hyderabad@unicef.org by 12 noon, 10th December 2019 with subject line " Media Consultant” in following separate files:  
Your online application should contain Four separate attachments
A cover letter explaining in brief the motivation for applying and how your qualification and skill-set make you suitable for this position.
CV and Personal History form (P-11), downloaded from our website at http://unicef.in/P11form.doc
Few sample documents relevant to this assignment done by you in past.
A financial proposal in PDF format indicating deliverable based fee as per template attached.  Please mention your name in the file name while saving.
Your application will not be considered if the application is not forwarded as per the process above.
 
NOTE:
  • Please submit your online application latest by 12.00 noon Indian Standard Time, 10th December 2019.
  • Please note that the total technical score is 80 and minimum overall qualifying score is 56. Only those candidates who meet the minimum qualifying marks of 56 will be considered technically suitable and their financials opened.
  • Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.
  • Joint applications of two or more individuals are not accepted.
  • Please note that UNICEF does not charge any fee during any stage of the hiring process. 
 
For any clarifications, please contact:
UNICEF
Supply & Procurement Section
317-A MLA Colony, Road No.12, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad-500 034.
Telephone # +91-40-23477200
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