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Beijing+25 Translation Consultant- National
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Cairo, EGYPT|
|Application Deadline :||27-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 Months|
UN Women is grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. It 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.
The Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) covers 17 countries in the Arab States region and provides direct support to UN Women Country Offices in Egypt, Iraq, the State of Palestine, Jordan and the Morocco Multicounty Office (MCO) covering Morocco and Algeria. In addition, UN Women has a programme presence in Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Kuwait and Bahrain.
ROAS supports Country Offices to assist national governments to fulfill their gender equality commitments under the applicable national and international laws, and in furtherance of national and regional implementation of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. A significant element of ROAS’ Strategic Note is focused on an enhanced strategic approach to communications, with the aim of increasing the visibility of ROAS and public awareness of both success stories and the specific gaps and challenges to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the region. ROAS’s communications activities will also aim to strengthen and expand partnerships with diverse stakeholders in the region and internationally.
The Beijing+25/CSW64 in March 2020 will undertake a review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, including an assessment of current challenges that affect the implementation of the Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and its contribution towards the full realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through a gender perspective. UN Women ROAS will support the role and contribution of governments, civil society, women’s empowerment orgs, and youth in the implementation and review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action by producing and disseminating the required knowledge to inform, communicate, build capacities and mobilize the different stakeholders in the region.
The present consultancy will directly strengthen the sustainable capacity of ROAS to translate and localize communications and substantive technical content into Arabic to support the communications strategy and social media applications as an effective tool for communication andto ensure effective public outreach. The consultancy requires professional services to translate and provide high quality gender sensitive localization of content used in the upcoming publications, campaigns and events led by ROAS.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Coordination Specialist and the day to day supervision and guidance of the Youth, Advocacy and Innovation Specialist Communications Unit, the consultant will be responsible for assisting the Regional Office communications team in various tasks:
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 Consultant should fulfill the following requirements:
Language and other skills:
Technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combines score (financial and technical). The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
(Lowest Bid Offered*)/(Bid of the Consultant) x 30?*"Lowest Bid Offered" refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in technical evaluation;
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria.
Technical Evaluation Criteria Obtainable Score:
Total Obtainable Score (70 points):
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 49 total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
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.
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.