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International Communications Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Istanbul, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||27-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||03 June 2019 – 25 December 2019|
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 centre of all its efforts, the 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 civil society and other relevant actors.
The UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) was established in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2014. The UN Women ECARO acts as a thought and action leader on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the region and supports UN Women field offices in Europe and Central Asia region with the same goal. Communications initiatives that provide and use information with a clearly defined objective are pivotal in this regard. In order to communicate convincingly, UN Women ECARO aims to show the results and impact of its work, as well as the work of field offices, on communities’ and women’s lives.
In order to enhance awareness of UN Women’s mandate and increase visibility of successful UN Women initiatives in the region, communications work of the ECARO is channeled through traditional media, through active social media channels in the region and the ECARO website. ECARO also develops communications and advocacy materials, such as brochures, briefs, leaflets etc., in order to present the work of UN Women in the region in a clear, concise and innovative manner.
UN Women ECARO has successfully positioned itself as an authority and key advocate for women’s empowerment, women’s rights and gender equality in the region. The successful positioning of women’s empowerment and gender equality as a prerequisite to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals provides a unique opportunity to further advance UN Women’s mandate and ECARO will continue its advocacy in this regard. The 25th year review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+25) and the ECARO campaign to accompany and multiply the effectiveness of the review process will provide an opportunity to strengthen the conversation on the importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment and engage large audiences on the gender equality agenda.
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee and maintain UN Women’s regional online outreach in Europe and Central Asia
Provide advice and support to UN Women special events and campaigns
Produce information materials for public outreach
Support the management of UN Women media/press relations
Implement the Beijing+25 communications activities
Expected Deliverables ?
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree or equivalent in communications, journalism, public relations, social sciences, international relations, or a relevant field.
A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in working in the field of communications, advocacy and/or public relations
Experience in working in gender equality and women's empowerment is a strong asset
Experience within the UN system is an asset.
Outstanding oral and written communications and editorial skills, with proven ability to produce communications products and content for online platforms and social media
Fluency in English required (written and oral)
The application should include:
-Personal History Form (P-11 form) - including past experience in similar assignments; can be downloaded
at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment, a signed copy should be submitted;
- Financial Proposal: Specify a monthly amount (daily rate, personnel costs, travel expenses to join in
duty station living allowance, etc. should be included in the Offer) for the tasks specified in this
Terms of Reference and considering 20 days for every month expected as working days;
- A list of examples of previous work relevant to the Terms of Reference, such as Communications
Strategies developed, campaigns implemented, multi-media productions, web stories, brochures etc.
- Candidates should have the ability to quickly produce degree certificates and medical certification
of good health should they be short-listed in consideration of the consultancy post.
VI. Payment Schedule
Consultant will be paid upon submission and the acceptance of the deliverables on a monthly basis.
VII. Evaluation process
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
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.