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Media and Communication Expert – WPS/HA and Madad
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||16-Dec-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 Months|
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 center of all its efforts, 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 Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) was established in Cairo, Egypt, in 2012. The regional office covers 17 countries in the Arab States region and provides direct support to UN Women country offices in Egypt, Iraq, occupied Palestinian territories (OPT), Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. In addition, UN Women has programme presence in Yemen, Lebanon, Syria and Libya. In 2014, UN Women started working in Kuwait as a non-resident agency and will pursue this modality in countries where there is no programme or office presence, including in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The regional office supports country offices in assisting national governments to fulfill their gender equality commitments under the applicable national and international laws. The regional office works with country offices in strengthening areas of programmatic interventions under the six thematic areas identified in the organization’s Strategic plan for 2014–2017, including:
Women Peace and Security, and Humanitarian Action (WPS/HA):
UN Women has been working with governments, UN partners and civil society throughout the region to support women’s participation and influence at all levels of decision-making to prevent and resolve conflicts. UN Women has worked closely, and continues to work, with a number of governments in the region to develop their national action plans on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and its subsequent resolutions. Complementing this is work with national actors to support women’s engagement in peace-making, peacekeeping, recovery and prevention of violent extremism (PVE) throughout the region.
UN Women’s Madad Programme:
With the support from European Union (EU) and other country programme specific donors, a regional programme “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities in Iraq, Jordan and Turkey” is being implemented in Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey. This is an integrated programme that targets both displaced Syrian women and girls and host-country nationals across Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey. In Iraq, the programme additionally targets displaced Iraqi women, affected by the current conflict. It works to address the call of the European Union Regional Trust Fund to the Syria Crisis (EU MADAD) to, inter alia, involve women in crisis prevention, conflict management, peacebuilding and to help protect women in gender-based violence, especially sexual abuses.
The programme operates at the regional level, implemented in Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey.
To support the effective communication on key developments/data in WPS-HA programmes at the Regional Office for Arab States as well as the Madad programme’s communication, visibility and media outreach, UN Women is looking for a qualified candidate to lead the communication and visibility actions. Specifically for the Madad programme, the Communications person is the programme’s expert in strategic communications, including media, events management, corporate branding, advocacy-related messaging and outreach. S/he is expected to facilitate communicating programme’s progress, achievements, learnings, and integration of best practices with wide range of stakeholders and coordinate with the country Communication Officers and programme managers to enhance the strategic positioning and visibility of the programme.
The Media and Communication Expert reports to the Regional Advisor, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action. The position is home-based and requires travel as per the programme need. S/ he will ensure coordination, cohesion and build synergies with other ongoing interventions within UN Women, and those already funded by the EU MADAD Trust Fund.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Media and Communication consultant will work to produce the following deliverables over a 12- month period:
Women Peace and Security, and Humanitarian Action (WPS/HA)
Events Communications Packages
The communication expert to develop 7 event communication packages before each UN Women ROAS hosted event, which can be rolled out by the WPS-HA, RO and HQ communication, and monitored by the WPS-HA communication expert. The package should include the following:
The communication expert to develop a knowledge product communication package for 5 knowledge products before the release of each ROAS knowledge product, which can be rolled out by the WPS-HA, RO and HQ communication, and monitored by the communication expert. The package should always include the following:
Success Stories/News Stories
UN Women’s Madad Programme
Support country offices in the implementation of the programme’s communications plan in line with UN Women and the European Union communication guidelines and strategy:
Maintain regional programme online outreach, coordinate its migration of content if needed and produce information materials for public outreach:
Deliverables and Timelines:
Payment will be carried out on a monthly basis, based on an approved timesheet. The deliverables over the 12 months will be as follows:
Women Peace and Security, and Humanitarian Action (WPS/HA):
UN Women’s Madad Programme:
- Sharing facts and figures on the status of women in the programme countries (and in the world/region) from UN Women commissioned studies/research, national data, and partner/sister UN agency studies – minimum 2 per week;
- Sharing key messages and information on MADAD programme work including programme background, factsheets, and updates – minimum 1 per week;
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Required Skills and Experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.
Criteria Weight Technical: 70% (70 points):
Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points):
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:
Note that the DSA, terminals and round-trip economy fare tickets for the travel requested by UN Women as part of completing this assignment will be compensated separately.
The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them, since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.
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.