IC/PNG/035-2022 Knowledge Management and Communications Consultant

 IC/PNG/035-2022 Knowledge Management and Communications Consultant
Location: Home Based
Type of contract: Individual Contract (IC)
Post Level: International
Project: To support UNCDF’s Support to Rural Enterprise Investment and Trade (STREIT), Rapid Finance Facility (RFF), Inclusive Digital Economy Accelerator (IDEA), Markets Economic Recovery and Inclusion (MERI)
Languages Required: English
Starting Date: 20th April 2022
Duration of Initial Contract: 120 working days over the period of 12 months

1. Project Background

UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 46 Least Developed Countries (LDC). UNCDF uses its capital mandate to support LDCs pursue inclusive growth. UNCDF promotes financial inclusion, also through digital financial services (DFS), as a key enabler of poverty reduction and inclusive growth; it demonstrates how localizing finance outside the capital cities can accelerate growth in local economies, promote sustainable and climate-resilient infrastructure development, and empower local communities. Using capital grants, loans and credit enhancements, UNCDF tests financial models in inclusive finance and local development finance; ‘de-risks’ the local investment space; and provides proofs of concept, paving the way for larger investors.

UNCDF’s digital interventions in Papua New Guinea

UNCDF launched its Inclusive Digital Economy Accelerator (IDEA) strategy in 2021, which focuses on creating an inclusive environment for the inception and scale of financial and digital inclusion solutions. UNCDF has been supporting digital financial service providers, banks, and other stakeholders in PNG to develop ecosystems, design and develop innovative solutions, products, and services that support Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE).

UNCDF is part of the EU funded joint UN Support to Rural Enterprise Investment and Trade (STREIT) project in PNG and is responsible for the access to finance component under the project. The STREIT project aims to support vanilla, cocoa, and fisheries value chains through a range of inter-related inputs. As part of its inputs to the project UNCDF will scale up DFS eco-system in the project areas focused on supporting agri-value chains.

UNCDF PNG’s other multiple donors funded projects in the field include:

Markets, economic recovery, and inclusion program (MERI): Facilitates easier access to finance and affordable financing for women market vendors, using a portfolio guarantee mechanism. The program also includes capacity building; financial literacy, and business development skills trainings.

Rapid financing facility (RFF) aims to support women entrepreneurs by working with financial service providers to promote suitable and affordable financial products and services. Scaling up the DFS eco-system coupled with essential capacity building support leverages the opportunities brought by digital financial services in an evolving digital economy.

2. Objectives

Under the direct supervision of the Country Lead of UNCDF PNG, the consultant will:

  • Lead the development and implementation of UNCDF PNG’s country communication strategy
  • Design communication and engagement materials to support UNCDF PNG’s country programmes
  • Provide broader support on media and resource mobilization, social media management and content curation
  • Support the country team in the organization of meetings, workshops, conferences, and other events
  • Development and production of knowledge management (KM) and communication assets
  • Coordination and oversight of local communications staff who will manage local implementation
  1. Scope of Consultancy

Lead the development and implementation of UNCDF PNG’s country communication strategies

  • Develop a concise communications strategy in consultation with the PNG Country Lead and project team
  • Develop and maintain close working relations for communication related matters with programmes, country offices from UNCDF, UNDP and other UN agencies
  • Maintain relationships with key stakeholders for the dissemination of programme related communications
  • Liaise with the regional and HQ communications teams for approvals and support for implementation
  • Re-package, write, edit, and commission information/stories/op-eds including those submitted by field staff and others for dissemination via UNCDF’s, UNDP’s and other channels to global audiences
  • Develop UNCDF PNG country bulletins, media products, web content, brochures, presentations, and situational reports on a regular basis
  • Maintain issue-based photo-library and information materials that reflect projects funded by donors
  • Ensure the timely release of knowledge products compliant with UN editorial guidelines and UNCDF’s branding guidelines

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