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.

UN Women - in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and European Commission - through the regional programme “Win-Win: Gender Equality Means Good Business” is contributing to the economic empowerment of women, recognising them as beneficiaries and partners of growth and development, by increasing commitment of private companies to gender equality and women´s empowerment and strengthening companies’ capacities to implement these commitments. The action will ultimately contribute to the achievement of gender equality through enabling women’s labour force participation, entrepreneurship, economic empowerment and thus their full and equal participation in society.

The guiding platform is the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). The WEPs are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Coordinated by UN Women and the UN Global Compact, the Principles emphasize the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women's empowerment and are informed by real-life business practices and inputs gathered from across the globe. Forty-seven Jamaican companies have signed onto the WEPs.

Targeting women-led enterprises and networks, multi-national companies, and relevant stakeholders in Europe and selected Latin American and Caribbean countries, the project will promote business links, joint ventures and innovation between women from both regions, while supporting inter-regional dialogue and exchange of good practices to increase the capacity of the private sector more broadly in the implementation of gender equal business.

It thus aims to support businesses, employers, workers and trade unions to address gender inequality faced by women in the working environment. Where relevant, the programme will adopt the intersectionality perspective to address specific challenges faced by afro descendant and indigenous women. Special attention will be given to identify opportunities to increase the economic empowerment of migrant and refugee women.

To this end, UN Women MCO Caribbean is seeking to contract a Communications consultant to develop video products giving visibility to the importance of the  Women’s Empowerment Principles for women’s economic empowerment particularly in the COVID-19 context, including highlighting the importance of women’s entrepreneurship as a contributor to overall national development. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop video products that make the case for why companies should sign on to the Women’s Empowerment Principles.
  • Develop comprehensive communications products highlighting the importance of women’s entrepreneurship, including highlighting better practices adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in alignment with the WEPs, utilising the experiences of six companies from Jamaica who have signed on to the WEPs.
  • Engaging and supervising a video production company to undertake the necessary activities to culminate in the produced video outputs.



The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the UN Women MCO-Caribbean Representative a.i., with direct reporting to the UN Women National Private Sector Specialist - Jamaica.

The consultant will also be required to liaise with the MCO Caribbean Communications Analyst to ensure adherence to UN Women MCO Caribbean overall communications strategy, the Annual Work Plan and the Win-Win programme strategy. All communications activities and outputs will be subject to the review and approval of the Communications Analyst and the UN Women National Private Sector Specialist - Jamaica and finally, the overall approval of the UN Women Representative a.i.



  • Timely delivery of quality communications products;
  • Full compliance of administrative activities with UN Women rules, regulations, policies and procedures;



Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.


Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.


Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:


Functional Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of programme management;
  • Ability to administer and execute administrative processes and transactions;
  • Ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats;
  • Ability to manage data, documents, correspondence and reports information and workflow;
  • Strong financial and budgeting skills;
  • Strong IT skills.

Required Skills and Experience


The Communications Consultant should meet the following criteria:


  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in media production is required;
  • At least 2 years’ experience working on gender related issues is required;
  • Experience working with women entrepreneurs is an asset; and
  • Experience working in Jamaica and the Caribbean is an asset.


  • Fluency in written and oral English is required.
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.


The Communications Consultant should possess the following qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or Marketing, or any other related field is required
  • Completion of secondary education with at least 5 years’ experience in communications will be accepted in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree.



  • The consultancy will be home-based (no travel is required).
  • The consultant will be engaged for a maximum of 30 working days during the period 2 November 2020 – 31 December 2020.



  • The consultancy fee will be negotiated before contracting. Each payment will be based on a predefined and formal agreement between UN Women and the consultant and will be disbursed based on satisfactory completion of agreed deliverables.



  • The consultant must be reasonably accessible by email and telephone (preferably mobile).
  • The consultant will provide the necessary equipment to produce the deliverables.



  • Minimum of three references that include the name of the contact person, title and contact information.



  • Interviews may be conducted with the shortlisted applicants.
  • The consultant contracted will be required to sign a statement of confidentiality and freedom from any conflict of interest with potential future contractors with respect to the TORs and work that they will be delivering.
  • The consultant should submit, along with his/her application, the curriculum vitae of team members.



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