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Gender and Media Expert - International Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based with travel to Kuwait, Kuwait|
|Application Deadline :||10-Oct-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||50 working days within 3 months|
The Kuwait Government represented by the General Secretariat of Supreme Council for Planning and Development (GSSCPD), UNDP, UN Women, and the Women Research Center at Kuwait University recognized the concerns and objectives of the Kuwaiti government of women’s leadership and participation, as a result, a joint programme was developed, capitalizing on the experience of all parties to achieve Kuwait’s desired goal as a part of its mid-range national development plan 2015/2016 – 2019/2020, and to support the State of Kuwait in the implementation of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goal 5: achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
This joint programme addresses political empowerment, economic empowerment, and the elimination of violence against women and the establishment of a women´s leadership incubator. To support the effective participation of women in public decision-making bodies, the programme will include media and advocacy outreach to the press and influencers to sensitise them to issues related to gender equality and women’s empowerment, in order to promote greater visibility of emerging and current Kuwaiti women leaders in the national media. The programme recognizes the importance of Leaving No One Behind and recognizes the importance of inclusivity. As such, the programme will specifically target in its media outreach vulnerable groups such as the youth and persons with disability.
Objective of the Assignment:
The Gender and Media Expert will work under the direct supervision of the Women’s Political Participation and Leadership Advisor, UN Women Regional Office of Arab States (ROAS), and in day to day coordination with the Coordination Specialist, ROAS, to provide the needed technical support to support the institutional development of the Women’s Research and Studies Centre of Kuwait University to monitor and engage with media effectively, in order to contribute to strengthened national dialogues on women’s political participation and leadership. This is a home-based assignment with the possibility of travel to Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Gender and Media Expert will have the following responsibilities:
Gender Sensitization for the Media (10 working days)
Develop Strategic Documents for the Media Watch Monitoring Unit (20 working days)
Develop and Launch Implementation of the Media and Communication Strategy (20 working days)
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
The contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical).
Criteria Weight Technical: 70%
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70 points. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on the following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 49 points (70%) will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.
Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30%
The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all of them since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission will not be reviewed.
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.
UN Women is applying a fair and transparent selection process that would take into account both the technical qualification of Consultants as well as their price proposals. The contract will be awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores.
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.