Web and Social Media Consultant

United Nations Development Programme - UNDP - contract

United States

25 Aug

Open to all applicants globally!

Type of Contract: Individual Contract

Post Level: International Consultant

Languages Required: English

Duration of Initial Contract: 12 months

Expected Duration of Assignment: 12 months


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 countries and territories, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. At UNDP, external and internal communication—nationally, regionally and globally—is critical to achieving both development results and business objectives. Skillful communication broadens the impacts of new policies, helps governance reforms take root, and attracts and fosters strong partnerships.

The Communication Unit at UNDP Geneva is seeking a consultant to assist in maintaining UNDP Geneva website and Twitter account

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

Under the supervision of the Communication specialist, the candidate will:

  • Provide assistance in curating stories, images, and videos in UNDP global site and in updating UNDP Geneva web content management system.
  • Research quality pictures in UNDP database.
  • Create pages and upload content in UNDP Geneva content Management System and UNDP global website.
  • Review available content from web stories published on UNDP global and other UNDP websites as well as from partners and schedule tweets for UNDP Geneva Twitter account ensuring consistency across languages, timeliness and accuracy.
  • Leverage social media pack created by UNDP colleagues and partners to generate content on UNDP Geneva Twitter account
  • Craft specific content for UNDP Geneva Twitter account based on speech or panel conversations (content provided by UNDP Geneva colleagues)
  • Develop blogs and donors related stories for UNDP Geneva website


Core Values

  • Demonstrates integrity and fairness by modeling UN values and ethical standards;
  • Demonstrates professional competence and is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;


  • Analytical Skills: Excellent ability to articulate, conceptualize or solve complex problems by making decisions that are sensible given the available information
  • Written communication: Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write in a clear, simple, concise way for non-technical external audiences
  • Knowledge Management: Ability to efficiently research, analyze and share information and knowledge
  • Organizational skills: Ability for problem-solving, multi-tasking, meeting deadlines and working under pressure
  • Teamwork: Ability to engage with other units/teams and forge productive working relationships Ability to work as part of a team in a constantly evolving work environment

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience


  • At least four years of relevant experience (online communication, social media).
  • Experience with formatting and updating content on CQ5, UNDP content management system (CMS);
  • Experience with editing and developing English material for the web;
  • Experience with drafting content for Twitter;
  • Professional experience within the United Nations System.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree in communications, international affairs or a related area.

Language Requirements

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English

Salary and Perks

Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

UNDP applies a fair and transparent selection process that would take into account both the technical qualification of Individual Consultants as well as their financial proposals. The contract will be awarded to the candidate whose offer:

  1. Is deemed technically responsive / compliant / acceptable (only technically responsive applications with a minimum of 49 points will be considered shortlisted for the financial evaluation)

And has obtained the highest combined technical and financial scores.

  • Technical Criteria – 70% of total evaluation – max. 70 points
  • Criteria A: Theoretical and practical familiarity with curating information and producing online content for website and social media for a large development organization – max points: 50
  • Criteria B: Written assignment– max points: 20
  • Financial Criteria – 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points. Only shortlisted candidates (with a minimum of 49 points of technical score will be considered)

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.

About United Nations Development Programme - UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.


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