United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
UNICEF LAC Regional Office
Terms of Reference for Consultancy Individual Contractor
Telethons / TV Shows Fundraising
Level of experience : Junior 1-3 years Medium X 4-10 years Senior more than 10 years
Place : Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACRO)
Duration : 4 Months (renewable)
Languages : Spanish and / or English
Closing date for applying to this consultancy : 22 July 2018
Estimated start date (Estimate) : 03 September 2018 Estimated end date : 31 December 2018
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE :
To enable UNICEF to deliver programmatic results for children, the organization needs to maximize income potential from the Private Sector.
LAC is a fast-growing region with high potential, but faces some constraints in relation to existing fundraising channels, partners and payment processes.
For this reason, unlocking the full potential of Telethons / TV Shows is key to realizing growth of fundraising.
PURPOSE OF CONSULTANCY :
UNICEF seeks a Telethons / TV Shows Consultant to work with the Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) teams in the UNICEF Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Office and the Country Offices in the region to support the growth of fundraising income through this channel.
The consultant will be supporting multiple markets in developing UNICEF's Telethons / TV Shows donor recruitment programs in the LAC region and explore also the possibility of Multi Countries / Regional Telethons.
Pledge (Regular Giving) will be the priority but cash (one-off donations) and two steps (lead / SMS and conversion) will be part of the remit.
The incumbent is to provide technical and strategic expertise and guidance to set up this channel in more Country Offices in the Region.
The Telethons / TV Shows Fundraising Consultant will work closely with the fundraising and communication teams in the Regional Office, Geneva Office and across relevant PFP country offices in the LAC region to build Telethons / TV Shows capacity, mapping the opportunities and help offices grow income and engagement through this channel.
Integration with Digital and other channels will be also part of the remit. There are 9 PFP country offices, 2 of them have already a successful Telethon in place and others are interested in developing broadcasting as part of the acquisition channel mix.
The role of the incumbent will be to help with the mapping, strategy and implementation of the Telethons / TV Shows channel in the LAC region, more specifically :
SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES / OBJETIVES
Under the coordinated guidance of the Regional Chief of Partnerships in LACRO (P5) In Panama, the consultant will perform the following duties :
That will facilitate the decision making on the future potential expansion of this channel
It would be critical to design a flexible and responsive format that allows many adjustments in the on going (places, rhythm, channels, etc.
TV format is very much linked to the selection of the TV channel in order to understand if an internal production is needed or we need to look at an external producer
website optimization, social media, call centres, etc)
Distributed of Estimated Budget
QUALIFICATION & COMPETENCIES :
The consultant will have the following qualifications :
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Intellectual property of the final products will be exclusively of UNICEF. All materials developed will remain the copyright of UNICEF and UNICEF will be free to adapt and modify them in the future.
The recruited consultant will maintain a continued communication with UNICEF in order to coordinate and undertake the necessary consultations to follow-
up on her / his work until delivery of all products, and will treat all information shared with strict confidentiality.
UNICEF does not work exclusively with any of its contractors.
The selected consultant will work from her / his home and will undertake the travels to the 5 case studies’ countries and will be in continued contact and coordination remotely with UNICEF.
MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS :
The assignment will be managed by the UNICEF LAC Regional Office Private Fundraising & Partnerships (PFP) Unit, under the supervision of the Regional Chief of Partnerships in LACRO (P5) In Panama and developed in coordination with PFP Geneva, Regional Support Center and Country Offices.
WORKPLACES AND TRAVEL
The individual consultant is not a United Nations staff member. The consultant will conduct all activities related to this consultancy mainly from LAC Regional Office in Panama.
The consultant may be asked to travel during the consultancy, in such case, travel expenses will be undertaken by UNICEF.
METHOD OF PAYMENT
Payments will be made upon delivery and approval of deliverables by UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if outputs are incomplete, not delivered of for failure to meet deadlines.
Details of payments will be agreed in advance and individually between the consultant and UNICEF.
EVALUATION METHOD AND CRITERIA :
Consultants and / or Individual Contractors (CIC) will be evaluated based on a cumulative methodology, being the award of the contract made to the CIC whose offer has been evaluated and determined as :
Technical component score
Max. 80 points
Economical component score
Max. 100 points
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 60 points will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Proposal ( 80 points)
Experience in services related
Communication and Presentations skills
Must speak Spanish and English. Portuguese a bonus.
Quality of technical proposal and understanding of the task
Total Maximum obtained for Technical Criteria
Note : the total maximum score must be equivalent to the weight assigned to the technical score)
Minimum score for technical compliance
Price Proposal (Commercial Evaluation)
The total amount of points allocated for the price component is 20 . The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened and compared among those invited firms / institutions which obtain the threshold points in the evaluation of the technical component.
All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price; e.g. :
Score for price proposal X (Max. score for price proposal ( 20 Points)
Total obtainable Technical and Price points : 100
The Proposer(s) achieving the highest combined technical and price score will (subject to any negotiations and the various other rights of UNICEF) be awarded the contract(s).
HOW TO APPLY :
To apply, click on the Apply link found either at the beginning or at the end. Submit a cover letter, CV, and economic proposal.
In case of doubts please send your comments to lacro-ops unicef.org with the subject : Telethons / TV Shows Fundraising at least 3 working days before the deadline.
SELECTION PROCESS :
The selection process will be competitive, assessing the profile of each candidate against the required qualifications.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Important : In the selection of its consultants, UNICEF is committed to gender equality and diversity, without distinction as to race, sex, or religion, and without discrimination to people with disabilities.
Opening Date Mon Jul 09 2018 10 : 00 : 00 GMT-0400 (EDT) SA Pacific Standard Time
Closing Date Mon Jul 23 2018 00 : 55 : 00 GMT-0400 (EDT)