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National Communication Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Belgrade, SERBIA|
|Application Deadline :||05-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||19 December 2022 – 14 December 2023 Up to 144 working days (up to 12 working days per month)|
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.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination 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. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women emphasize the prevention of VAWG through transforming negative social norms and strengthening the availability of services to women survivors of violence. UN Women Serbia partner with the government and CSOs to advocate for ending violence, increase awareness of the causes and consequences of violence, build capacity of partners and promote the need for changing norms towards advancing gender equality and women’s rights. By establishing the grounds on strengthening the capacities of professionals in protection and response to VAWG in line with the Istanbul Convention, in addition to support provided to women CSOs in enhancing legislative and policy environment on eliminating VAWG, UN Women in Serbia is promoting the zero tolerance towards VAWG policy.
Under the Project Improving Safety of Women in Serbia, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Serbia Office is working to ensure that women and girls in Serbia and Montenegro live in a society free from violence .
The project is focusing on the following key results:
- Montenegro applies special protection measures for women and girls from violence in family and intimate partner relations and combats gender-based discrimination and stereotypes;
- Republic of Serbia applies additional, innovative programs for prevention of violence against women and girls in family and intimate partner relations and combats gender-based discrimination and stereotypes.
UN Women Serbia is implementing the Project, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro and the Commissioner for Protection of Equality, and other partner institutions and women's organizations.
Communication is a key component of UN Women projects and constitutes a vehicle for ensuring visibility, especially in the field of promoting women’s rights, empowering women and particularly in the light of marking the 18 May - Day of Remembrance for Women Victims and 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women. These events require adequate media coverage and visibility, conveying specific messages, and targeting specific audiences. Moreover, UN Women regularly contributes with articles related to UN Women Serbia mandate, activities, and results to be published on different websites (UN Women/Region, UN Women HQ, UNCT Serbia etc.) and Facebook page.
The objective of this assignment contract is to support and advance communication and advocacy under the Project, as well as under other UN Women initiatives, as requested. The consultant will assist UN Women Serbia office in supporting the activities aimed to increase the visibility of UN Women project implementation, advocacy efforts, efficient communication with national and international partners and outreach. She/he will work in close collaboration with programme team members and communication team.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities
Working under the overall supervision of Programme Management Specialist, Project Officer, and Communication Officer the consultant will be responsible for the following:
Deliverables and Timeline
Competences and Qualifications
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies
Required Skills and Experience
A bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, law or gender studies. Master’s degree will be considered as an advantage.
Fluency in written and spoken English and Serbian language (written and oral).
The following documents should be submitted as part of the application:
In order to apply please merge your P11 and the financial proposal into a single PDF file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
Any request for clarification must be sent by standard electronic communication to the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Evaluation of applicants:
Consultants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Financial Evaluation (30%) – max. 30 points:
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion. A suggested formula is as follows: p = 30 (µ/z)
Using the following values:
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided?on the basis of?qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women?has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.? All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)