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Spotlight Digital Editor (Consultant)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||22-Sep-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 :||11 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||11 months|
Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. The Spotlight Initiative is a global, multi-year partnership between European Union and United Nations to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls by 2030. Launched with a seed funding commitment of €500 million from the European Union, the Initiative represents an unprecedented global effort to invest in gender equality and women’s empowerment as a precondition and driver for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Initiative is responding to all forms of violence against women and girls, with a particular focus on domestic and family violence, sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices, femicide, trafficking in human beings and sexual and economic (labour) exploitation. The Initiative is addressing legislative and policy gaps, strengthen institutions, promote gender-equitable attitudes, and provide quality services for survivors and reparations for victims of violence and their families. Interventions will also strengthen systems for collecting data on violence against women and girls and empower women’s movements.
The Spotlight Initiative is deploying targeted, large-scale investments to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls in more than 20 countries across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific.
Under the stewardship of the UN Deputy Secretary-General, the Spotlight Initiative’s implementing UN agencies are UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF. Other UN agencies, funds and programmes play key roles in implementing it’s programmes, such as ILO under the Initiative’s Safe and Fair programme in the ASEAN region. The Spotlight Initiative Secretariat works in close partnership with the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) to develop, plan and execute it programmes, communications and visibility activities.
The Spotlight Initiative Secretariat is based in New York.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Digital Editor will be responsible for conceptualizing, developing, writing, editing and acquiring written and visual content for the global Spotlight Initiative website, digital campaigns and platforms. The Editor will also copy-edit written products, publications and other content as required by the Secretariat.
The Digital Editor ensures that the content is:
The Digital Editor must be committed to ending all forms of violence against women and girls, be able to work on a team and have excellent judgment both editorially and interpersonally. The incumbent must be able to write and edit fresh, accurate, jargon-free copy on deadline create visibility for the Spotlight Initiative and exercise leadership.
The Digital Editor position will be located at the Spotlight Initiative Secretariat in New York. The incumbent reports directly to the Spotlight Initiative Global Communications Lead.
Plan, research, write, edit and publish stories and content for the Spotlight Initiative website
Maintain, monitor and administer Spotlight Initiative website
Coordinate the translation of web content
Carries out any duties assigned by the Spotlight Initiative Global Communications Lead or the Head of the Technical Unit.
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 following documents should be submitted as part of the application:
Kindly note, that the system will only allow one attachment, hence all supporting document
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.
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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.