International Consultant – Communications to advance Governance Peace and Security in Asia and the Pacific

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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Contract Duration: 1 April March – 15 October 2023 (6 months)
Practice Area: Women, Peace and Security; Governance

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Through the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) and the Multi-Country Office, Country Offices and Non-Resident Agencies’ (MCO/COs/NRAs), UN Women builds on a long history of support to governments and women’s movements. UN Women’s programs in Asia and the Pacific focus on governance, women, peace and security, ending violence against women, humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction, women’s economic empowerment, and HIV/AIDS. For more information about UN Women in Asia and the Pacific, please visit the official website.

The newly adopted “Regional Framework Towards Peaceful, Inclusive Societies: Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and Inclusive Governance in the Asia Pacific Region (2023-2027)” lays out the direction of UN Women’s Governance, Peace and Security (GPS) portfolio in Asia-Pacific. The Framework has a dual focus on the advancement of the Women Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and inclusive governance in the region. The WPS component spans the support to the development and implementation of WPS National Action Plans (NAPs); conflict prevention, building peace and resilience; prevention of violent extremism; and women’s participation and leadership in emerging or non-traditional security issues such as climate security, cybersecurity and digital peacebuilding. The Inclusive Governance component comprises women’s access to justice; gender-responsive budgeting; and promotion of women’s leadership, including women’s political participation.

Reporting to the Regional Governance Peace and Security Policy Advisor, the International Consultant – Communications to advance Governance Peace and Security in Asia and the Pacific (hence: Consultant) will support the profile and visibility of the Regional GPS Framework during its 6-month inception phase through communications, advocacy, outreach and media strategy and products. In addition to working with the GPS ROAP team, s/he will coordinate with the Headquarters, MCO/CO/NRA colleagues to ensure that the Regional GPS Framework strategies and products are aligned with corporate communications policies and initiatives. S/he will also collaborate with MCO/CO/NRA colleagues to support outreach campaigns, resource mobilization and donor relations initiatives related to the Regional Framework. S/he will ensure alignment with relevant multilateral and intergovernmental processes and support the activities and special events organized for UN Women’s Governance Peace and Security portfolio.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under supervision of the Policy Advisor on Governance Peace and Security for the Asia-Pacific Region, the Consultant will be responsible for the following:

  1. Development and implementation of communication, outreach and advocacy plan for the Regional Framework on Governance Peace and Security of UN Women ROAP.
  2. Development and dissemination of initial communications and advocacy products related to the Regional Framework on Governance Peace and Security of UN Women ROAP.
  3. Development of a visual identity and online presence for the Regional Framework on Governance Peace and Security of UN Women ROAP.
  4. Support the launches of flagship GPS products and initiatives.



In addition to requirements and qualifications, it is important that the consultant shares the core values and core competencies of the organization.

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively solve problems
  • Capacity to plan, prioritise and deliver tasks on time;
  • Capacity to engage with national and international staff, provide clear feedback and maintain effective rapport with different kinds of people;
  • Actively work towards continuous learning and sharing with others to support local capacity development;
  • Ability to research, analyse and present complex information;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team to meet tight deadlines and produce high quality work.


Required Skills and Experience
  • Master’s degree in communications, public relations, media or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national or international level in media, public relations, communications or advocacy;
  • Proven experience in social media management;
  • Proven experience in developing and executing communications, outreach or advocacy strategies.
  • Past experience working on governance, WPS or GEWE issues is an asset;
  • Work experience in Asia or the Pacific is an advantage;
  • Proficiency in English is required.

Contract Duration and Location

This consultancy is based in Bangkok for a period of 6 months. For travel on the mission, travel costs and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be provided. Travel Authorization will be granted to the consultant prior to the travel date.


Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]

A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.

Technical qualification evaluation criteria:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates.

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

Submission of application

Interested candidates are requested to submit the following to and copy to Ms. Vanissa Limkriangkrai

  • Personal History Form (P11)
  • Financial proposal that consists of your monthly fees and travel lumpsum for travelling to and returning from the duty station.
  • Portfolio of no more than 5 pages including examples of past communications, outreach or advocacy work.

Please see the financial proposal template below:



Lump Sum Fee (equivalent to daily fee x no. of days) Amount (USD)

1. Deliverables-based proposal

Deliverable 1

1. An animated video on the GPS Regional Framework

2. A six-month workplan to finalize a communication, advocacy, and outreach strategy for the regional framework


Deliverable 2

3. Communications and social media package for at least one event related to the Governance Peace and Security.

4. At least one brief/brochure on GPS


Deliverable 3

5. Communication needs assessments for GPS ROAP on the Regional Framework Towards Peaceful, Inclusive Societies (2023-2027)


Deliverable 4

6. Draft visual identity for the GPS regional framework.

7. Report on support provided to MCO/CO/NRAs on communication, outreach and advocacy.


Deliverable 5

8. Draft review and revision proposal of GPS ROAP webpages


Deliverable 6

9. A communication, outreach, advocacy and media strategy on the Regional Framework Towards Peaceful, Inclusive Societies (2023-2027).

10. Draft presentation deck and talking points on the Regional GPS Framework.

11. Communications and social media package for at least two events related to the Governance Peace and Security.


2. Travel and other (please provide details as applicable)

Travel lumpsum for travelling to and returning from duty station


Total Financial Proposal




Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed by the Regional Advisor – Governance, Peace and Security and/ or Governance Peace and Security Programme Specialist. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes.


Diversity and Inclusion

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)