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UNDP hiring Knowledge Management, Best Practices and Reporting Consultant

Home Based, 31 July 2013


The UNDP ART (Articulation aux Réseaux Territoriaux et Thématique de Développement Humain) supports the territorial and thematic networks of Human Development Cooperation. ART’s programming framework offers a platform to COs and local stakeholders for i) finding the common goal and interest between the decentralized cooperation and local stakeholders towards the achievement of the MDGs; ii) linking the actions at the local level with national policies and national development plans for local development; and iii) promoting innovations, capacity development, best practices and knowledge sharing via horizontal partnerships: south-south, south-north, north-south. The ART Framework Programmes main objective is to make available to the country, where it is active, and other interested international cooperation actors, a programmatic and management framework that will strengthen the coordination between different levels of development processes, namely territorial, national and international levels. The Programmes also promote aid effectiveness through increased complementarities among international cooperation actors in support of decentralization and national/local development strategies and the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals.

The ART Initiative has successfully implemented an initial phase comprising 20 framework programmes and has made considerable headway in mainstreaming the ART approach within UNDP corporate strategies and policies. ART also facilitates a network of hundreds of partners including bilateral cooperation agencies, regional and local governments, institutions and universities, civil society organizations, NGOs, and private sector entities and international organizations. Main partner of the Initiative are regional and local government in the north and the south and its decentralized cooperation actors.

In order to report the results achieved and the activities carried out in 2012, ART intends to produce a set of documents and presentation material focused on capturing measurable impact and processes triggered along with lessons learned, highlighting innovative and cutting-edge achievements.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the ART Initiative Coordinator and in close collaboration with the Programme Adviser, the Programme Specialists, and the CTAs of ART framework programmes;

The specific objectives of this consultancy are to:

  • Coordination of the graphic and narrative concept for the 2013 ART Annual Report;

  • Preparation of two (2) countries best practices brochures with short video;

  • Preparation of specifically tailored power-point and presentation materials for donors and partners;

  • Coordination of input for the website, including editing of English content and messaging;

  • Drafting of funding proposals and documents to broaden partnerships base.

  • The Consultant will receive substantive inputs, comments, country reports and all other relevant data during the preparation of the publications by a dedicated ART team in HQ and field based staff;

  • The documents/reports will be presented in a word documents so that they could also be highlighted and used in other UNDP’s corporate reports and communications products;

  • The content and language will be compelling and easy to understand with clear illustrations of the work done by ART Initiative.

The two (2) countries best practice reports will be built on the development and process results at local, national and international level and will highlight most relevant findings. The Consultant must ensure that two (2) countries best practices are presented through carefully documented case histories which may be used to provide inspiration for corporate policy making and planning.


  • The consultant will be responsible for producing clear, readable and logically presented information in English and/or Italian adhering to UN Editorial Guidelines aggregating and the UNDP corporate knowledge product templates and guidelines;

  • The Consultant is expected to be available for regular web conferencing to discuss the progress and development of these tasks, as well as to present the report findings;

  • The consultant is expected to incorporate comments and suggestions from the BDP and ART reviewers, on the drafts/outputs to be submitted.

Operational arrangements

  • The consultancy will be carried out through preparatory work and desk research at the consultant’s home-base, and in regular communication with the ART team and parties in selected countries via skype, email or telephone;

  • The UNDP ART team will provide guidance and feedback at all stages of the process and the resulting products and documents will be subject to an internal review process.

Deadline: 9 August 2013

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