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|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Amman, JORDAN|
|Application Deadline :||22-Jan-20 (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 :||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.
Established in December 2012, the UN Women Country Office for Jordan works in close collaboration with the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the UN Country Team, Civil Society and international partners to advance the women’s national agenda, promote women’s empowerment and gender equality. Supporting the achievement of its strategic and programmatic objectives, the UN Women Country Representative and other senior members of the management engage on a regular basis in events, advocacy initiatives and representation activities which require goal-oriented communication and outreach to disseminate key messages and advocacy priorities to targeted audiences, as well as to increase awareness of UN Women’s work and mandate.
In this regard the UN Women Country Office for Jordan seeks to hire a senior Speechwriter (international consultant) to write and tailor clear, well-argued, well researched draft speeches, statements, messages and background notes for the UN Women Jordan Representative and other senior members of the management team. S/he will have excellent writing and communication skills, including internal communications.
The Speechwriter will liaise with departments and individuals within UN Women, and will undertake research on a range of relevant topics as needed to inform the communications product and will solicit inputs from across the organization as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the UN Women Country Representative and the direct supervision of the Partnerships and Advocacy Analysts, the Speechwriter will be required to interpret politically sensitive, programmatic priorities and complex material into clear, contextually-relevant language that is accessible to targeted audiences and accurately reflects the position of UN Women. The consultant will perform the following tasks:
Task 1: Prepare, edit, review and finalize speeches, statements, messages and background notes for the UN Women Country Representative:
Task 2: Research, collate and validate information to be used for all speeches, statements, messages and background notes:
Task 3: Support effective and timely internal communication:
Duration of the assignment
The total duration of the contract assignment (home-based) is estimated at minimum 60 working days (retainer basis) within a twelve-month period, between 1 February and 31 December 2020.
The consultant is expected to deliver the following results:
Contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
Required Skills and Experience
Experience and skills
Language and other skills
Submission of application
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application not later than 22 January 2020 COB.
Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.
A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.
Technical qualification evaluation criteria:
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:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.
Financial/Price Proposal 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.