Publication Designer



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home Based
Application Deadline :12-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jan-2023
Duration of Initial Contract :1 January 2023 - 28 February 2023
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 January 2023 - 28 February 2023

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 Background:

 

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations (UN), UN Women 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 centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates the efforts of the UN system to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. UN Women 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 has a universal mandate that encompasses a normative, an operational/programmatic as well as a coordination role, all of which are closely linked with its unique structure. At the core of its mandate, UN Women plays a leading role in supporting governments in delivering on their gender equality and empowerment of women (GEEW) commitments in the SDGs. UN Women is mandated to stimulate and coordinate improved action on gender equality across the whole UN system.

Assignment Background:

Report 1. Research on experiences of violence among women migrant workers migrating from Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Cambodia to Thailand

Violence against women (VAW) is a significant problem and a universal phenomenon around the world. VAW, in its multiple forms, includes intimate partner violence i.e., physical violence, sexual violence, economic, psychological harm or other forms of controlling behaviour by a current or former partner or spouse; non-partner sexual violence; sexual harassment, and harmful traditional practices, such as female genital mutilation, honour killings, and early marriage. It also includes new modalities through which violence may occur, including online and offline technologies and social media.

There has been extensive research on migrant workers within the ASEAN region, some of which is explicitly focused on women migrant workers (WMW) from Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Myanmar who have migrated to work in Thailand. While migration is a positive experience, many women benefit from their migrant workers to become economic contributors to their families and/or learn new skills. Women's labour migration has positive impacts on their communities and societies/countries of origin. However, some women migrant workers are also, particularly at risk of violence, exploitation, and discrimination throughout the migration cycle.

In August 2021, the College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University was commissioned by UN Women to collect quantitative and qualitative data on experiences of violence among women migrant workers (WMW) migrating from Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Cambodia to Thailand. The Research will focus on women migrant workers’ specific experiences of migration, including risk factors, vulnerabilities to violence and trafficking, empowering or disempowering factors and coping strategies in response to violence. In addition, the study also focuses on positive migration experiences in terms of what works in ensuring safe migration, particularly the successful rights protective factors identified by women throughout the migration cycle.

 

Report 2. Beyond Training: Changing the Institutional Response to Violence Against Women and Girls Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation. It is both a cause and consequence of gender inequality. Sometimes referenced as violence against women, it is violence that is directed against a woman because she is a woman or violence that affects women disproportionately. Violence against women takes multiple forms and affects women throughout their life, regardless of income level or social status. Gender inequality, as well as intersecting forms of discrimination, also affect the way in which women report violence and have access to justice.

 

The United Nations Essential Services Package (ESP) for Women and Girls Subject to Violence marks a landmark effort to identify the essential services survivors of gender-based violence should receive from their communities and governments. International agreements, human rights instruments, and declarations provide the overarching global norms and standards for response to the violence experienced by women and girls because of their gender and compel governments to take action to address, mitigate, and ultimately work to prevent these harms. Promoting the coordination of a multi-sector/multi-agency response across health, police, justice, and social services sectors properly places the responsibility for providing quality, culturally appropriate, age-sensitive, and survivor-centred services on the systems themselves and not on the shoulders of individual survivors. To achieve this standard, the Essential Services package was created “to support countries as they work to design, implement and review services for all women and girls who are survivors of and survivors of violence in a broad range of settings and situations”.

 

For all that it does accomplish, the Essential Services Package does not guide leaders in how to move a given system from where it is to where it needs to go. Service standards offer important information about what services one or more systems should be offering, but more is needed for people in a specific system to shift what they do. Any agency, sector, or institution currently responding to violence against women has many factors shaping the current response and others that keep that response in place. Knowing these factors and understanding how they interact can provide an important roadmap for change leaders.


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of work:

Provide publication design service to finalize two reports on violence against women.

Report 1. Research on experiences of violence among women migrant workers migrating from Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Cambodia to Thailand (Timeline—15 January 2023 – 14 February 2023)

  • The draft research is about 100 including cover pages, table of contents and footnotes, in word format. The number of pages could be increased or decreased based on the final copy-editing process.
  • The designer should submit the final pdf file and the design package (e.g., InDesign file with all the related files including links, fonts etc.) upon the completion of the assignment
  • The size of the publication should be the international A4 size
  • Photos for the design could be used from: https://flickr.com/photos/unwomenasiapacific with proper credit to UN Women and photographers (e.g. Photo credit: UN Women/[Photographer name])

Report 2. Beyond Training: Changing the Institutional Response to Violence Against Women and Girls (Timeline 1 January 2023 – 30 January 2023)

  • The draft report is 35 pages including the cover pages, table of contents and footnotes, in word format. The number of pages could be increased or decreased based on the final copy-editing process.
  • The designer should submit the final pdf file and the design package (e.g., InDesign file with all the related files including links, fonts etc.) upon the completion of the assignment
  • The size of the publication should be the international A4 size
  • Photos for the design could be used from: https://flickr.com/photos/unwomenasiapacific with proper credit to UN Women and photographers (e.g. Photo credit: UN Women/[Photographer name])
  • Key Tasks

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    Target Date

    Provide publication design service for the report of Report 1. Research on experiences of violence among women migrant workers migrating from Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Cambodia to Thailand

    Final designed the Research on experiences of violence among women migrant workers migrating from Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Cambodia to Thailand; the designing process may need back-and-forth communications with the hiring unit to clarify the direction. The draft report is around 200 pages including the cover pages, table of contents and footnotes.  The deliverable should include both the final pdf file of the designed report and the design files (e.g., InDesign file and all related files)

    14 February 2023

    Provide publication design service for the report of Report 2. Beyond Training: Changing the Institutional Response to Violence Against Women and Girls

    Final designed Beyond Training: Changing the Institutional Response to Violence Against Women and Girls; the designing process may need back-and-forth communications with the hiring unit to clarify the direction. The draft report is around 200 pages including the cover pages, table of contents and footnotes.  The deliverable should include both the final pdf file of the designed report and the design files (e.g., InDesign file and all related files)

    31 January 2023

     


Competencies

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

 


Required Skills and Experience

Eligibility criteria

  • Master's degree or other advanced degree in one or more of the following disciplines: social sciences, international development, communications, and/or digital design. 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 2 years of high-level experience in designing publications for reader-friendly formats and styles
  • Working experience in designing reports from the United Nations is essential
  • Working experience in designing reports on ending violence against women is an asset
  • Working experience in designing reports for the ASEAN Bodies or on ASEAN is an asset
  • Must be capable of effectively using design programmes such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator etc.
  • Fluent in English

Submission of application

Submission package includes:

Diversity and Inclusion

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.) 

Warranties, Consent, and Intellectual Property

a. The Consultant represents and warrants that he/she has not, and undertakes that he/she shall not, infringe any third party intellectual property rights in performing any activities pursuant to the Contract. The Consultant represents and warrants that that he/she shall perform the activities pursuant to the UN Women Branding Guidelines and Policy on Logo Use (Annex I)

b. The Consultant shall indemnify, hold and save harmless, and defend, at its own expense, UN Women, its officials, employees, consultants, agents or other representatives from and against all suits, claims, demands, and liability of any nature or kind, including their costs and expenses arising out the Consultant’s violations of the representations and warranties above.

c. The indemnity set forth, above, shall not apply to:

     i. claim of infringement resulting from the Consultant’s compliance with specific written instructions by UN Women directing a change in the specifications for the Deliverables or directing a manner of performance of the Contract not normally used by the Consultant; or

     ii. A claim of infringement resulting from additions to or changes in any Deliverables furnished under the Contract if UN Women or another party acting under the direction of UN Women made the changes.

d. UN Women shall advise the Consultant about any such suits, proceedings, claims, demands, losses or liability within a reasonable period of time after having received actual notice thereof. The Consultant shall have sole control of the defense of any such suit, proceeding, claim or demand and of all negotiations in connection with the settlement or compromise thereof, except with respect to the assertion or defense of the privileges and immunities of UN Women or any matter relating thereto, for which only UN Women itself is authorized to assert and maintain. UN Women shall have the right, at its own expense, to be represented in any such suit, proceeding, claim or demand by independent counsel of its own choosing.

e. In the event the use by UN Women of any Deliverables provided to UN Women by the Consultant, in whole or in part, in any suit or proceeding, is for any reason enjoined, temporarily or permanently, or is found to infringe any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right, or in the event of a settlement, is enjoined, limited or otherwise interfered with, then the Consultant, at its sole cost and expense, shall, promptly, either:

    i.procure for UN Women the unrestricted right to continue using such Deliverables provided to UN Women;

    ii.replace or modify the Deliverables provided to UN Women, or part thereof, with the equivalent or better product, or part thereof, that is non-infringing; or,

    iii.refund to UN Women the full price paid by UN Women for the right to have or use such Deliverables, or part thereof.

f. UN Women confirms that the whole of the copyright present, future or contingent whatsoever and all other right, title and interest in and to the Deliverables shall be vested in the Consultant throughout the world in accordance with all applicable copyright laws. The Consultant further acknowledges and agrees that UN Women shall have the unconditional non-exclusive and perpetual right to make use of the Deliverables including but not limited to the entire take of all photographs from the Assignment in such manner as UN Women shall in its sole discretion think fit including without limitation the right to include the Deliverables on its own website and/or in any other public relations materials used to promote UN Women. UN Women may re-edit the Deliverables or any part thereof as convenient for its own exploitation of the Deliverables in any medium. UN Women may provide the Deliverables to other UN agencies and the media at no cost and may apply a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDeriv 2.0 Generic license to the Deliverables.

g. The provisions of this section IV of the Terms of Reference shall supersede any inconsistent terms in the Contract for Consultant including the Conditions of Service for Consultants.

 



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