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Institutional Consultancy – External Communication Support for Disaster Risk Reduction

Request for proposals  004/12

Institutional Consultancy – External Communication Support for Disaster Risk Reduction

Under the Project “Disaster Risk and Reduction“, UNICEF BiH focuses on a multi-sector approach to ensure that programmatic action addresses relevant sectors, like health, education and child protection, to reduce disaster risks to children and their families. In this context, UNICEF is seeking to engage an agency to provide support for the creation, development, and implementation of the awareness raising and communication activities related to the regional Disaster Risk and Reduction (DRR) project. Under the overall supervision of the Communication Officer and in consultation with the Communication for Development (C4D) Officer and Programme Team the institutional Consultant will undertake the following tasks:

Conduct targeted Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) surveys related to disaster risk and prevention measures and implement the activities on C4D in two selected pilot locations

  • Develop and disseminate Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials on DRR
  • Organize public awareness-raising DRR activities and events in the two pilot municipalities
  • Design and implement a photo competition to raise awareness on DRR

The Institutional Consultant should have knowledge and experience in:

  • Extensive experience in planning and implementation of PR/Communication activities, including event management and market research
  • Expertise and experience in internet-based communication and social media
  • Experience in media monitoring and understanding of local media context
  • Experience in the areas of Communication, Public Relations, Media Relations, Marketing, Promotion, Advocacy, Research and Communication Strategic Planning
  • Excellent writing skills and overall knowledge of advocacy/communication techniques and methods
  • Additional services offered free-of charge will be taken into account during the selection process

 

      Potential bidders should submit bidding documentation consisting of:

 

  • Motivation letter confirming understanding of the ToR (part of technical offer)
  • Detailed list of proposed activities, including the proposed timeframe (part of technical offer)
  • Description of previously implemented similar activities including a reference list (part of technical offer)
  • CVs of all involved consultants and team members or individual CVs (part of technical offer)
  • Copy of the registration documents of the agency (part of technical offer)
  • Budget with narrative proposal in BAM (part of budget offer)

 

Proposals and budgets should be submitted in English language.

 

The proposals should be sent to:

UNICEF

Kolodvorska 6

71 000 Sarajevo

 

by 18. November at 5 p.m., with the remark: Proposal no.004/12 under the Project “Disaster Risk and Reduction“. Please DO NOT include budget information in the technical proposal.

The proposals should be delivered in two separate sealed envelopes (clearly mark one envelope on the technical part and another clearly marked envelope on the budget; writing contact information – name, address and contact telephone numbers on the back of the envelopes)

In accordance with UNICEF Rules and Regulations the award and the reasons for making the award are UNICEF's internal decision and no information about other bidders or their bids must not be divulged. All bidders will be invited for a public opening of the bids. The exact date and time of the public opening will be communicated directly to all bidders.

  For further information please contact Ms. Nela Kacmarcik Phone: 033/723300 E-mail: nkacmarcik@unicef.org   UNICEF accepts no responsibility for undelivered proposals, and will not accept proposals after the closing date and time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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External Communication Support for Disaster Risk Reduction


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