Information and Knowledge Management Specialist



A.    Project Title and Number

NDC Support Project for the Philippines (NSPP) - Project ID No. 00109317

B.    Project Description

At the UN climate change conference in Paris in December 2015, countries adopted the Paris Agreement that sets out a global action plan for limiting global warming to “well below 2 degrees C” starting from 2020. The Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November 2016, built upon the foundation of climate pledges from 187 countries, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Countries are expected to submit updated and more ambitious NDCs every five years which will become the main vehicle for illustrating a country’s strategic vision on climate change in the context of sustainable development. The UNDP NDC Support Programme will support Governments to achieve transformational change by using NDC implementation as a mechanism to scale up investment in climate change and deliver sustainable development. The Programme is being implemented in the country as “NDC Support Project for the Philippines (NSPP)”.

For the NSPP, UNDP is engaged in a range of strategic partnerships through the NDC Support Programme, including the IKI NDC Support Cluster, the NDC Partnership, the LEDS Global Partnership, and the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement. 

The Project recognizes that effective communications management strategy plays an important role in change management, i.e., in breaking down resistance to change by getting everyone on the same page and helping stakeholders become engaged, recognize the need for change, and the steps being taken to bring the change about. The development of information and education materials would fulfill the role of raising awareness on the necessity to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and of providing information on the NDC and the private sector’s role in climate action.

C.    Scope of Work
The Project would require the services of an Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Specialist, referred to herein as the Consultant, who shall assist the CCC to conceptualize, plan, and produce knowledge and information materials for the project. The Consultant shall work closely with the PMU to ensure that the output follows existing brand standards and style guidelines and is accurate, innovative and usable to the Project’s target audiences. All materials created or produced under the contract are to be given or turned over to the NSPP PMU on a hard drive at the end of the engagement and shall be considered the property of NSPP for copyright purposes.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

i.    Consolidate and structure NDC-related information into reader-friendly contents for IEC materials like brochures, pamphlets, and other relevant materials. 
ii.    Organize and condense knowledge products produced under the project and from the LECB Project into publication materials such as information toolkits.
iii.    Prepares press releases, speeches, video scripts, and other necessary materials for the conduct of the Business Summits.
iv.    Create social media contents for the project especially for the business summits. 

The Consultant will have access to the following source materials:

i.    Project Briefer
ii.    Output Briefers
iii.    Logos and materials associated with NSPP
iv.    Documents developed under the NSPP and LECB Phl Project
v.    Others (as needed)

D.    Qualifications and Competencies 

1)    Advanced degree in Mass Communication, Education or other related field or a Bachelor’s degree and equivalent combination of education, certification and experience;
2)    Minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in developing informational materials and programs. 
3)    Must have at least 4 of the 8-year experience focused in developing and implementing IEC materials with climate change and/or environment topics.
4)    Ability to:

i.    Work with various clients/stakeholders to interpret and translate their expressed needs and ideas into concepts, and develop and translate them into effective communication materials; 
ii.    Plan, coordinate and organize projects and production processes to ensure completion in a timely and cost-effective manner; 
iii.    Conceive, plan, produce, and create files or artworks; 
iv.    Work under pressure to meet deadlines; 
v.    Maintain cooperative working relationships; and 
vi.    Demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for a diverse Project clientele/ stakeholder.

E.    Coordination and Support

For the duration of the contract, the Consultant shall report to the NSPP Project Manager, and shall work in close coordination with the Project Technical Officer, Deputy Technical Officer, Chief Technical Adviser, Senior Technical Assistant, the PMU and, if necessary, with relevant government agencies and project partners. 

F.    Duration of Contract 

The Consultant shall be engaged for an initial term of two (2) months with possible extension depending on Project duration.

Interested applicants may submit their resume and application letter on or before October 25, 2019 to the following address:

Romell Antonio O. Cuenca
Deputy Executive Director
Climate Change Commission
6th Flr. First Residences, 1557 J.P. Laurel St.
Malacañang, San Miguel, Manila

Attention:     Ms. Sandee G. Recabar
        Technical Officer, NSPP

Applications may also be e-mailed to nspp.pmu@gmail.com c/o Ms. Aimee Evangelista, Deputy Technical Officer, NSPP, with the Subject: IKM Specialist.
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