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Consultant - Communications and Advocacy Assistant for Generation Equality (Open to Indian Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||18-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year (20 working days per month)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One Year (20 working days per month)|
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.
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 its efforts, UN Women is mandated to lead and coordinate United Nations’ system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming are translated into action. It is also mandated to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The year 2020 marks a confluence of anniversaries that come at a crucial and challenging time for multilateralism and women’s human rights. As the global community marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995), (Beijing + 25), 40th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 20 years since the ground-breaking UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women and Peace and Security, 10 years anniversary of UN Women, and five years of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the moment is right to achieve irreversible and measurable progress towards this universal commitment to all women and girls, everywhere. At this time, equal enjoyment of the human rights of women and girls, in all their diversities, and in particular, those from marginalised communities, is at a greater risk given the additional repercussions of COVID-19. The time for transformative action is now!
2020 represents a generational opportunity to mobilize everyone who believes that a better world is possible, to seize this anniversary moment to make change. UN Women along with the Governments of Mexico and France and civil society is organizing a multi-stakeholder global gathering for gender equality - the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) that builds on the Beijing+25 national, regional reviews and the global review at CSW64, as well as UN Women’s Generation Equality public advocacy campaign that was launched in May 2019. Through co-creation and diverse and inclusive consultations, the GEF will bring together feminist advocates from across the globe to foster action and renew movements for gender equality, as well as launch a set of innovative and multi-stakeholder Action Coalitions (ACs).
The Forum will celebrate the power of collective and targeted action, activism, feminist solidarity, and youth leadership to achieve transformative change. Overall, the outcomes of the Forum will witness a fresh and bold feminist agenda and to launch a set of ‘Action Coalitions’ that will allow to achieve tangible results on gender equality during the UN Decade of Action (2020-2030) to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. The Action Coalitions are envisaged as global, innovative, multi-stakeholder initiatives that will mobilize governments, civil society, and the private sector to catalyse collective action and spark global conversations among generations and deliver concrete, yet game-changing results to advance equality for women and girls. Each Action Coalition will launch a targeted set of concrete, ambitious and immediate actions within the period of 2020-2025 to deliver tangible impact on gender equality and girls’ and women’s human rights. Financing for results will be a core part of this agenda, to address systemic resource gaps that have so far hampered impact.
Beyond the Action Coalitions, the Forum will contribute to setting the global feminist agenda by bringing together gender equality advocates from all walks of life in a global and simultaneous public conversation on the urgent actions that need to be taken for the realization of gender equality, building solidarity and reaffirming a multilateral, intersectional and intergenerational feminist movement. This public conversation will provide the space for the voices of civil society and the women’s movement to shape the gender equality agenda for the coming years.
With this context, the Consultant - Communications and Advocacy Assistant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the UN Women Programme Analyst – Intergovernmental Processes, UN Inter-agency Coordination and Women, Peace and Security, to support with the planning and implementation of the Office communications and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of UN Women’s Generation Equality Campaign with partners, the media and the public.
The Consultant - Communications and Advocacy Assistant maintains a working relationship with the UN Women India CO/the Regional Communications Team/ and the HQ Communications team on Generation Equality. The Assistant works in close collaboration with the UN Women India/Regional Office, Programme and Operations teams, staff of other UN Agencies, UN Women HQs staff (Communications Unit) ensuring successful UN Women communication strategy implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of this role is to support UN Women India CO in increasing visibility of Generation Equality Campaign implementation, advocacy efforts and outreach.
Provide technical support to the planning and design of external communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans for Generation Equality:
Coordinate and contribute to the development and dissemination of advocacy materials under Generation Equality Campaign:
Assist the Generation Equality Campaign public mobilisation and engagement and digital platform:
Provide administrative support to communications and advocacy outreach activities:
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Required Skills and Experience
Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
Evaluation and Selection Criteria
Criteria for shortlisting of CVs will be based on the following assessment:
The evaluation process for selection of the candidate will be based on the following assessment:
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.