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Consultant – Coffee Table Book Designer (Open to Indian Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based, New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||26-May-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Month (Deliverable Based)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One Month (Deliverable Based)|
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.
As the G20 President for 2023, India has prioritised the growth narrative from ‘development of women’ to ‘women-led development’ (WLD), recognising women’s substantial and active contribution to global growth as well as enhancing the scope for their participation, leadership and decision-making. UN Women, in support of the Government of India’s framework of Women-led Development, is ‘profiling stories of Women’s Leadership’ in the country that has led to sustainable and transformative change. For this, UN Women is curating 75 Stories of Women’s Leadership this year and plans to disseminate networks to inspire and strengthen the voices of women-led development across platforms. India’s presidency of G20 is also an opportunity to collect and amplify voices of women’s leadership; the global summit and its connected events will serve as a platform to highlight these stories.
With this context, UN Women is looking to hire a Consultant – Coffee Table Book designer for Profiling Women’s Leadership. The book designer will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the UN Women Communications team to scout for and document inspiring stories of women’s leadership.
The stories will include representation of women from across geographies, socio-economic groups and most importantly - fields of work - Education, STEM, agriculture, entrepreneurship, entertainment, tech, climate action, wildlife, armed forces etc. With support of the UN Women communications team, the documentation group of 9 Photographer/Videographers with two writers will ideate, plan and travel in teams of two to document 75 stories of women’s leadership to be curated in the form of a Coffee Table Book, photo stories and a video film.
The Consultant - Coffee Table Book Designer will maintain a working relationship with the UN Women India communications team. The designer will be an integral part of the planning, curating, documenting and the making of the final assets
Duties and Responsibilities
Working under the direct supervision of UN Women, the consultant will work closely during all stages of production and documentation of the 75-story coffee table book - from formulation of concept to development and finalization of stories, curation of relevant photographs, professional designing along with infographics, reviewing the draft and finalizing the product.
Duties and Responsibilities
In consultation with UN Women, the consultant will produce the following:
1. Design of an Illustrative Coffee Table Cover – 10% of the total contract amount
2. Curate the photographs and stories - 10% of the total contract amount
Curate, sequence and design a tight edit of 75 stories with photographs based on geographical spread and weave them in a narrative that’ll show gender advancement impact across India. Templates to include pull-quotes and captions with credits for each image. Provide at least 3 options before a final decision is reached.
3. Design Key Infographics snapshots - 10% of the total contract amount
Conceptualize the design for infographics to creatively present facts and figures wherever required.
4. Design ‘Moving the Needle’ Spread - 10% of the total contract amount
Conceptualize the design and layout of a double page spread that will feature how these stories of women’s leadership have moved the needle on gender equality in the country.
5. Design Foreword - 10% of the total contract amount
Design forewords for the book – a total of 3.
6. Liaising printing - 10% of the total contract amount
Advice on final specifications for printing and liaising with the publication house/printers on dummy prints.
7. Final files of the product – 40% of the total contract amount
Finalized version of the coffee table book in electronic and print ready files to be shared by the designer. A e-version of the book design is also required. The consultant will be required to provide all necessary In-Design Files upon completion of the work.
NOTE: It is expected that the designer shall use own equipment and expertise as required to deliver the services stated in this TOR in a timely and effective manner. Designer to use the branding guidelines of UN Women in all the work with creative freedom for the content used. Copyright for all designs will belong to UN Women.
Required Skills and Experience
Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
Evaluation and Selection Criteria
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
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