Graphic design and animation consultant (Ending Violence against Women-EVAW) - Open for National and International Consultants



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Cairo, EGYPT
Application Deadline :18-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :6d 15h 21m
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :10 Months


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.


Background

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 UN Women Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) located in Cairo, is leading and supporting the rollout of several programmes on ending violence against women (EVAW) in the region. These programmes fall under the triple mandate of UN Women and provide support at the normative, coordination, and operational level to ensure women and girls in the region live a life free from violence. A significant element of EVAW programmes is focused on an enhanced strategic approach to communications, with the aim of increasing public awareness of both success stories and the specific gaps and challenges to issues related to violence against women in the region. In this regard, the Regional Office is seeking to engage a graphic design and animation consultant to support the EVAW unit.

Reporting to the Programme Specialist managing the Regional EVAW portfolio, and working closely with the regional communications team, the consultant will support the design of knowledge products and communication materials developed by the unit. The consultant will conceptualize, design, and layout high-quality innovative and creative materials (print and online), as well as digital assets such as infographics, Illustrations, animation, reports, policy briefs, fact sheets, web, and social media-based campaigns, advocacy initiatives, promotional and training materials, animations, and GIFs as assigned.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize and develop animation videos, graphics and infographics to communicate key data, achievements and findings of the EVAW programmes. The materials should be created for specific use on web and social media platforms.
  • Conceptualize, design and layout of high-quality innovative, creative and attention-grabbing materials, for print and web-based communications, such as infographics, publications, illustrations, print and web-based campaign and advocacy materials, promotion materials and any other communications materials that require creative graphic design.
  • Liaise with the printing/ production facilities and provide them with all relevant production-related information.
  • Conduct quality control to ensure accurate and high-quality work
  • Modify, revise and edit materials as required, in consultation with relevant UN Women staff.
  • Prepare final media files for online distribution.
  • Support the organization of events by preparing related communication support materials
  • Prepare communication packages for events organized by the unit in coordination with the regional communication team.
  • Explore and propose ways to convey information through animation elements.
  • Carry out ad-hoc graphic design related work as instructed by the supervisor.

The consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on creativity, delivery on time, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.

Deliverable

Timeline

Knowledge products on EVAW branded and designed

Throughout the assignment duration

(April 2020 – February 2021)

the deadline for submission of

each material will be indicated ahead

 of time

High quality design materials, including animations,

 graphics and infographics complying with agreed formats

 and communications objectives are created

Throughout the assignment duration

(April 2020 – February 2021):

the deadline for submission of

each material will be indicated ahead

 of time

Planning and execution of communications

 component of the EVAW events is undertaken,

including in particular during the 16 Days of Activism

 to End GBV

Throughout the assignment duration

 (April 2020 – February 2021)

Monthly social media content is scheduled and posted

Every month

Monthly report is submitted highlighting

key communications and graphic design

initiatives as well as results of media and social

 media monitoring on EVAW

Every month


Competencies

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: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong understanding of and commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment and its policy implications;
  • Sensitivity and adaptability regarding culture, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age;
  • A good understanding of the UN Women’s policies regarding communication and trends in the online sphere is desirable but not a requirement;
  • Experience with graphic design, and the ability to create designs for digital media purposes;
  • Strong organizational and communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Ability to use information technologies as a tool and resource;
  • Commitment to UN values;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and in a cooperative and productive fashion both with internal and external colleagues;
  • Ability to work under pressure on multiple projects whilst maintaining high-quality and timeliness;
  • Self-management.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Arts, Information Design, Graphic Design, Visual Communications, Mass Communications, Integrated Marketing Communication, or related studies. Additional certifications would be an advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 3 years of extensive experience in design of digital and online campaigns, brand identity design, publications design, social media design, video production, and multimedia production;
  • Excellent creative/design skills and creative approach to communications and gender equality will be an asset.
  • Solid experience working on conception, design, packaging, production, and dissemination of communication products to a variety of audiences, and understanding of channels of dissemination will be an asset;
  • Experience in various forms of communications production and marketing, such as publications and campaigning.
  • Previous work experience with UN Women, UN Agencies, /or international development agencies will be an asset;
  • Experience writing in the fields of gender and women’s empowerment/ economic/ human rights-related work will be an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Knowledge of fluent spoken and written English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of French is an asset.

Evaluation Criteria:

Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

Technical Evaluation (70 points) split such as:

  •  Education -20 points
  •  Relevant work experience- 30 Points
  •  Thematic knowledge- 20 Points

Financial Evaluation (30 points): The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:

  • Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical);
  • The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula: (Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30;
  • 'Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation.

Application:

Interested applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to portfolio of work;
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
  • Financial Proposal- Monthly/Daily rate

The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all of them since the online application submission does only permits uploading one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.

Note:

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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