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Consultant on Digital literacy trainings to counter hate speech and promote social cohesion in the context of COVID-19 in Timor-Leste
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Dili, Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||24-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|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 :||3 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||16 July - 15 Oct 21|
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 is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. 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 also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda. The entity works to position gender equality as fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, and a more inclusive world.
UN Women’s goal in Timor-Leste is to promote women’s human rights and gender equality as the country works towards sustaining and furthering achievements in stability and development, This includes efforts to ensure women’s right to live free from any form of violence, efforts to advance women’s economic empowerment, advance women’s leadership and participation in support of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda, and advance international agreements and commitments related to gender equality and women’s empowerment, including through adequate planning and budgeting.
Building on 20 years of experience in the area of women, peace and security (WPS), including conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding, security sector reform and access to justice, UN Women Timor-Leste is working to ensure a gender-sensitive approaches to promoting social cohesion and gender equality as part of wider efforts at the regional level to counter hate speech and prevent violent extremism. It is firmly based on the empowerment of women to build resilient, cohesive and peaceful communities, with a focus on those that are most marginalized and in particularly vulnerable situations. One of the components of this work is the empowerment of young women to promote social cohesion and counter hate speech and stigma in their communities.
COVID-19 has exacerbated gender inequalities and, in some cases, social tensions. Both on- and offline, hate speech, fake news, discrimination and stigma are rampant as a result of the virus’s quick spread. Groups who might use violence to assert their power in communities are likewise capitalizing on the spread of COVID-19 to advance their agendas. COVID-19 may become a driver of conflict, with devastating impacts on women and girls. In light of these developments, it is of particular importance to enhance young women’s abilities to promote social cohesion and awareness in their communities and to enhance their digital literacy so that they can engage positively online.
Toward implementing this initiative, UN Women Timor-Leste is seeking a consultant on Consultant on Digital literacy trainings to counter hate speech and promote social cohesion in the context of COVID-19 in Timor-Leste
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office, and direct supervision of the Communications Officer, the consultant will support to conduct the training on digital literacy training aimed to promote social cohesion in the context of COVID-19.
The consultant will work with 50 young women and men, to:
All activities should be able to be carried out by following COVID-19 ptotocols, include limiting travel and following guidance related to in-person gatherings. The delivery of trainings should be linguistically accessible to participants in Tetum, including for persons with disabilities.
Scope of work and tasks
Task 1: Review UN Women’s training module for conducting the training and develop work plan
Task 2: Enhance digital literacy
Task 3: Develop monitoring tools and assessment to measure the impact from the training to the participants
Task 4: Create and spread positive content online and Contribute to media monitoring by identifying negative content online and ways to counter them
Task 5: Support linkages with other relevant campaigns and social media influencers in Timor-Leste.
All deliverables should incorporate UN Women feedback before finalization and all reports and training material shall be presented in English, in electronic version.
Due to work requirement and current situation, preference will be given to candidates based in Dili Timor-Leste.
The total duration of the contract assignment will be from 16 July 2021 to 15 October 2021.
Payment in full upon final submission and satisfactory outputs/products in accordance with specified requirements.
All the deliverables, including events, materials, notes and reports should be submitted in written in English language. Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the instalment, the deliverables-related reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women. The period of the review is one week after receipt.
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Required Skills and Experience
Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the deliverables.
The Consultant should fulfil the following requirements:
Submission of application
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to UNDP Job site no later than 24 May 2021
Submission of package
All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further processing.
Selected candidates will need to submit prior to commencement of work:
Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.
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:
Annex I: Financial Proposal
Breakdown of Cost by Components:
The above lump sum costs includes all administration costs and expenses related to the consultancy. All prices/rates quoted must be exclusive of all taxes. The lump sum costs must be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of costs calculation incl. travel related costs, daily professional fee.
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