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, 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 Women-CSOS and other relevant actors. 

Myanmar is experiencing a compounded crisis that has affected greater number of its population across the country. In 2024, the Humanitarian Response Plan indicates that the compounded crisis affected about 18 M needing humanitarian aid. UN Women is contributing to the yearly Humanitarian Needs Overview and Humanitarian Response Plan to ensure that humanitarian action is gender responsive, addresses the needs and priorities of women, girls, men and boys in all their diversity and capitalize on their capacities and skills. It is important that updated guidance notes, tipsheets, references are readily available for use of cluster members and the Gender in Humanitarian Action (GIHA) Community of Practice members to be able to support gender mainstreaming in humanitarian action. The availability of materials and resources needs backing of skills development on GiHA through training using standard modules that can be adapted to training needs of various stakeholders.  

UN Women with the support of an International Consultant developed the GiHA training manual and reference tool guide. These materials will be used to provide gender-responsive technical assistance to the Inter-Cluster Coordination Groups at national and sub-national levels, GiHA CoP members, Humanitarian Country Team members including Women – CSOs working on humanitarian response ensuring that the communication gap is addressed, as well as better understanding of the manual contents for those that intend to use it at community level.  

It is therefore important that the GiHA team to hire a national consultant who will implement the graphic design for the GiHA curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will work under direct supervision of Programme Specialist Gender in Humanitarian Action and support from the international consultant that developed the materials, to ensure following tasks and deliverables are submitted:

  • Publication layout of GiHA Training Manual, powerpoint slides and its Reference Tool guide (both English and Myanmar version )
  • Follow UN Women Branding Guidelines and Identity Standards


Expected completion time (due day)

Payment Schedule (optional)

First draft, design, and layout GiHA materials submitted

5th July 2024

July 2024 (50% of consultancy payment)

Feedback on design and layout

12 July 2024

First Round of Amendment

17th July 2024

July 2024 (20 % of consultancy payment)

Final Knowledge Product

26th July 2024

July 2024 (30% of consultancy payment)

Consultant’s Workplace and Official Travel

This consultancy will be home-based for on-line service.

25 working days for design and layout services, between 24th June 2024 – 26th July 2024


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: 


  • Curriculum designed in such a way that they can be updated and adjusted for future use (all colours, pantones, fonts, inserted bitmaps or any other used resource should be included in the design package; fonts should not be converted to outlines in order to allow edits and adaptations in the future);
  • Ensuring the design of the curriculum is consistent with UN Women communications guidelines; UN Women has non-exclusive world rights in perpetuity of all designed submissions and products.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

  • secondary education; specific diplomas or technical studies in design or layout is an advantage.


  • At least 5 years of experience in design and layout work.
  • Very good creative skills and advanced command over a full range of graphic design software, including Adobe Suite/CC such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
  • Strong integrity and respect for diversity, gender in humanitarian action, human rights and gender equality.
  • Previous working experience in Asia and the Pacific, knowledge of the UN System, and/or experience designing gender-equality advocacy materials an advantage.
  • Ability to work quickly and responsively and demonstrative initiative.


  • Excellent verbal and written English communications skills.

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