China Gender Fund knowledge Management and Communication Consultant (for Chinese national only)



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Beijing, CHINA
Application Deadline :01-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English   Chinese  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
10-Aug-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months

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.


Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination and violence 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.

UN Women’s China Office in Beijing supports and carries out work on (i) enhancing women's economic empowerment; (ii) ending violence against women; and (iii) innovative work to address gender issues in China. In addition to the above, UN Women also actively participates and contributes to various UN inter-agency processes and collaborates with UN organizations around specific programme areas.

The China Gender Fund (CGF) the programme designed in UN Women China Office to address all those emerging trends affecting the promotion of gender equality in China, gather data about these trends, and communicate them to duty bearers, so that the duty bearers can take actions to reduce gender-based discrimination. In the past few years, the CGF has addressed a wide variety of newly emerged gender issues in China: Gender and Climate Change, LGBTI rights, Gender and Migration, Gender Equality and Philanthropy, and Gender Equality and AI, etc. The CGF will continue to identify and address these types of gender issues as they emerge.  The CGF supports innovative projects that: encourage gender advocates to promote and disseminate information and materials across a broad range of media; increase gender awareness and capacity of policy makers; support and raise awareness of successful local pilots; promote dialogue between women’s movements, policy makers, and UN and donors; and support targeted research, data collection, and analysis on the newly emerging gender issues to influence policy and strengthen advocacy efforts.

The CGF new strategy takes highlighted the need to enhance the measurement of the impacts of the CGF grantees’ projects beyond the grant term, and even helping grantees to scale up and have further impact. In line with this and recognising that the CGF is able to capture knowledge from across multiple projects, the new CGF strategic plan emphasises the need to systematize the knowledge management process and to better share the valuable insights arising from the work of grantees. In addition to promoting greater awareness of GEWE within China and globally, such efforts will increase CGF’s reputation and profile.

In order to ensure the availability of robust and relevant evidence-based data and information, UN Women will undertake research studies related to the areas identified in grant making, develop knowledge products highlighting best practices implemented by grantees that can be used as a model for scale up and develop policy briefs on key relevant themes related to CGF grant research per batch. These knowledge products will be shared across advocacy policy dialogues held during each batch of grant cycle which will further support duty bearers including policy makers to increase their knowledge on and make tangible connections between the identified emerging issues and how they impact on women and girls. In order to have this information accessible and available to the wider public, UN Women will establish an online knowledge management system including, linking with the UN Women regional and China’s web page. 

UN Women will do this by creating a knowledge management system to capture the knowledge and lessons learnt from grantees and develop a diverse array of knowledge products which can be published and/or shared within China and throughout UN Women. UN Women will also develop a communications and marketing strategy to share key results and insights from past and present grantees to illustrate CGF’s cumulative results and profile grantee. Among the platforms that will be leveraged, the CGF will utilise UN Weibo and WeChat. This will be achieved through the support of the Knowledge Management and Communications consultant who will support the implementation of the communication and marketing strategy, also support the implementation of a resource mobilization and partnership strategy.

Since the Knowledge Management and Communications consultant is not on board yet because of the funding constraints, UN Women China office is seeking to recruit a short-term consultant to take the role from August 2022 to 15 Feb 2023, whose duties are as articulated below.


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

Under the overall guidance of CGF Programme Officer of UN Women China, the consultant is responsible for the following:

  • Support the establishment of the knowledge management system including coding, access, linking with UN Women regional and China’s web page
  • Support the development of advocacy tools (training module) for policy advocacy and impact.
  • Summarize two best practices and develop knowledge products on CGF per batch
  • Support the development of Policy briefs on key relevant themes related to CGF
  • Support the organization of the advocacy policy dialogues on key relevant themes related to CGF
  • Establish a CGF Partnership platform for CGF partners to share the most updated gender development (such as systematic online salons on 3 thematic areas)
  • Update CGF communication materials such as pamphlet/brochures.
  • Support the establishment a think-tank on gender equality, especially on external outreach and communication of think-tank, and
  • other communication tasks needed for the CGF.

Deliverables and Timeline

 

  Area of Work

Key deliverables

Timeline[1]

Support the development of advocacy tools (training module) for policy advocacy and impact

TOR for the advocacy tools development consultants, and

 

End of August 2022

 

 

Support the establishment of a CGF partnership platform for CGF partners to share the most updated gender development (such as systematic online salons on 3 thematic areas)

Concept Note for the partnership platform,

TORs for the consultant to be invited as speakers for saloon

 

Routine communication work

 

Monthly brief report on the followings:

Draft briefing materials, and press releases and coordinate its dissemination through weibo, Wechat, websites and other effective channels.

Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns of the CGF.

Coordinate the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;

Support the establishment of the knowledge management system including coding, access, linking with UN Women regional and China’s web page

Word document of the coding, access, and linking with UN Women regional and China’s web page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of Sept 2022

 

 

Routine communication work

 

Monthly brief report on the followings:

Draft briefing materials, and press releases and coordinate its dissemination through weibo, Wechat, websites and other effective channels.

Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns of the CGF.

Coordinate the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;

Update CGF communication materials such as pamphlet/brochures

Updated CGF Communication pamphlet/brochures/video

End of Oct 2022

 

Summarize two best practices and develop knowledge products on CGF per batch

Two best practices in word document and video

Support the development of the policy briefs on key relevant themes related to CGF

Publication of the policy briefs

Routine communication work

 

Monthly brief report on the followings:

Draft briefing materials, and press releases and coordinate its dissemination through weibo, Wechat, websites and other effective channels.

Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns of the CGF.

Coordinate the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;

Support the establishment of the knowledge management system including coding, access, linking with UN Women regional and China’s web page

Word document of the coding, access, and linking with UN Women regional and China’s web page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of Nov 2022

 

 

Support the organization of the policy dialogues on key relevant themes related to CGF

Media brief of the policy dialogues

Support the establishment of a CGF partnership platform for CGF partners to share the most updated gender development (such as systematic online salons on 3 thematic areas)

 

Saloon briefs

Support the establishment of a think-tank on gender equality

 

List of experts identified by Programme Manager for the think-tank, and their contact list

Concept note for the Think-Tank

Routine communication work

 

Monthly brief report on the followings:

Draft briefing materials, and press releases and coordinate its dissemination through weibo, Wechat, websites and other effective channels.

Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns of the CGF.

Coordinate the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;

Support the establishment of the knowledge management system including coding, access, linking with UN Women regional and China’s web page

webpage

 

End of Dec 2022

Routine communication work

 

Monthly brief report on the followings:

Draft briefing materials, and press releases and coordinate its dissemination through weibo, Wechat, websites and other effective channels.

Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns of the CGF.

Coordinate the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;

Routine communication work

Monthly brief report on the followings:

Draft briefing materials, and press releases and coordinate its dissemination through weibo, Wechat, websites and other effective channels.

Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns of the CGF.

Coordinate the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;

End of January 2023

 

[1] Timeline may be adjusted based on the progress of UN Women China Strategic Note development.


Competencies

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:

https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong relationship and network with media outlets and Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) ;
  • Strong communication skills; and
  • Accountability to meet deadlines.


Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum educational requirement: Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, social science, or other relevant subjects. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum one year of experience in leading organization communications and PR portfolio.
  • Proven experience in managing public social media account and planning campaigns
  • Knowledge and/or previous working experience in gender.
  • Previous experience and track record working for multi-national organizations, inter-governmental organizations, or United Nations agencies is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English and Chinese are required

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis of the Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [100%]. All applicants will be evaluated through a desk review.

Technical Evaluation

No.

Criteria

Point

1

Minimum educational requirement: Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, social science, or other relevant subjects. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

20

2

Minimum one year of experience in leading organization communications and PR portfolio.

20

3

Proven experience in managing public social media account and planning campaigns

20

4

Knowledge and/or previous working experience in gender.

20

5

Previous experience and track record working for multi-national organizations, inter-governmental organizations, or United Nations agencies is an advantage.

10

6

Fluency in English and Chinese are required

10

 

Total

100

 

How to apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application (consolidated as ONE attachment) online, no later than 1 August 2022. Kindly note the system will only allow one attachment. Please combine below-listed submission package into one. If applicants have problem with online system, you can also send your application and other supporting documents to xinkun.wu@unwomen.org, with copy china.hr@unwomen.org.

The domestic travel(s) (if any) will be arranged and financially covered by UN Women.

The Submission package includes:

Payments

Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes on satisfactory completion of task.

 

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

 

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