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Consultant: iKNOW Politics Language Facilitator: Arabic and/or French
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||05-Aug-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months (with possibility of extension)|
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work 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 will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Despite some encouraging data and statistics on women's participation in politics, women still lack access to political leadership opportunities and resources at local, national and regional levels. The UN Women Global Initiative on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation includes in its key results areas, the access to knowledge on women’s political participation. Within this framework, UN Women supports the International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics) jointly with UNDP, International IDEA, IPU and NDI. The five partners agreed, in 2007, to jointly establish IKNOW Politics as a platform designed to increase the participation and effectiveness of women in political life by utilizing a technology enabled forum to share best practices on women's political participation and leadership (www.iknowpolitics.org).
iKNOW Politics brings together women involved in politics around the world by utilizing an online platform to provide access to resources, expertise, dialogue, and knowledge creation on women's political participation. Network members have access to a cadre of experts and practitioners that can advise candidates and elected officials on how to develop and implement successful campaign and lobbying strategies with the goal of getting more women involved in politics. Additionally, the network provides an opportunity to the users to stay abreast of global events and news related to women's political participation globally and regionally. UN Women will host the iKNOW Politics Secretariat to ensure continuity and growth for the platform in 2015 and beyond.
Under the supervision of the iKNOW Politics Coordinator and/or the UN Women Policy Advisor on Political Participation, the Language Facilitator will be responsible to further expand and update the iKNOW Politics language platforms and strengthen the online communities in Arabic and/or French).
Functions /Key Results Expected:
Duties and Responsibilities
Website content management of Arabic and/or French platforms:
Strengthen and expand the iKNOW Politics Network Community:
Support the development of knowledge management products:
Apply innovative communication approaches via social media platforms:
Required Skills and Experience
Proposal requirements / Application Procedure
Interested candidates are invited to submit their online applications by 5 August 2015 with the following documents as a single document.
Evaluation of Applicants
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria – 70% of total evaluation – max 35 points:
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 15 points
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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.