International- Communication Consultant

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA
Application Deadline :19-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :2 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :2 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.


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination and violence 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.

The UN Women office in Ethiopia plays a dual role, representation to the African Union (AU) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and representation to Ethiopia. In this regard, under its regional function, the Ethiopia country office engages with the AU and its various organs, the United Nations system particularly ECA, regional CSOs and international NGO, as well as the diplomatic community and in particular, delegations to the African Union.

CSOs are UN Women’s most important constituents. UN Women has long standing relation with women’s movement and brings their voices, capacities and contributions in support of gender equality and women’s empowerment, their voices, capacities and contributions in support of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

As such, UN Women proposes to provide technical support to the Gender Is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC Network) in    convening of the 38th Virtual Pre-summit CSOs Consultative meetings and the joint advocacy initiatives to amplify the role of women in leadership. The GIMAC Network is a leading Pan-African network of African women and civil society organizations working towards empowerment of women and girls in Africa particularly through the implementation of key major regional and international gender equality instruments. The 38th Pre-summit  aims to  advocate for strategic continental policies that  advance  the rights and empowerment of women and girls in line with Agenda 2063 and Maputo Protocol on Women’s Rights  to  provide  recommendations  and  influence  the  AU,  define interventions  points  and participate in the policy meetings of the AU Summit.

Moreover, UN Women as part of its effort to ensure the voice of the youth is meaningfully reflected in all its activities, jointly with GIMAC, particularly on the role of young women in peace and security. The activities planned between 15 June and 15 August 2021 are;

-     The road to a lasting peace: Leveraging the power of young women for peace and security June 20 to July 20 2021: A month long social media campaign that will culminate in a multi-stakeholder policy dialogue and aims to document the work and efforts of youth, in particular young women in creating lasting peace in Africa.

-    6th GIMAC Youth Advocacy Training scheduled 27 June 2021:  will be a space for young

women and girls to deliberate on their role and engagement on the GIMAC Network yearly theme aligned to AU theme of the year, i.e. 3rd GIMAC’s Strategic Engagement with AU, RECs and Partners on the AU Theme of the Year.

-    38th GIMAC CSOs Meeting 27 to 29 June 2021: will bring together institutional leaders,

renowned women leaders, young women and civil societies, in a well-designed citizen’s engagement model that will create a platform for open and frank discussions on the progress and milestones achieved in Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, the existing and emerging challenges such as COVID19  that threat to reverse or decelerate the accumulated gains; the theme of the 38 GIMAC, sharing best practices and experiences that are crucial in translating Gender responsive action.

To this end, UN Women Ethiopia is seeking to engage the services of an international consultant to support social media visibility in preparation of the above planned joint e-events  and  other joint initiatives to be implemented within the 2 months period. The consultant will also support with documentation as well as sharing of key outcomes of the meeting.


Duties and Responsibilities

The communication consultant will be required to undertake the following:

-     Develop creative and innovative ideas for print, electronic, web-based and design and layout of reports and other products.

-     Design  of  reports  and  other  communication  materials  for  printing  and  electronic distribution.

-    Improve and edit artwork, photos, charts and other graphic elements.

-     Layout and design information and communication materials (banners, posters, bulletins, flyers)

-     Create different illustrative materials such as animation, gifs, and presentations ( and design of CD/DVD packaging

-    Custom photo editing

-     Infographic, graphic design for network activities, banners, fliers, social media posts, and other creative multimedia content to support the implementation of the advocacy during the contract period.



•  Demonstrate a  solid professional competence and expert  knowledge in  the area of communication, gender, politics or peace and security


•  Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds

Ethics and Values:

•   Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity. Organizational Awareness:

•   Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

•   Be able to communicate easily and effectively, using various communication channels.

Functional Competencies:

•   Extensive knowledge of the global women, peace and security agenda, as well as related regional priorities in Africa.

•   Excellent writing and communication skills.

•   Good knowledge of the African Union

 Other Relevant Skills
The Communication consultant will be required to be computer literate, have excellent writing, analytical and communicative skills and be flexible in terms of working hours


Required Skills and Experience


  • A  degree  in  Communication,  Arts  and  creative  design,  Journalism,  Political  science, Gender studies, Peace and Security or related field with 


  • A minimum of four years relevant experience.
  • Experience in the design and management of advocacy campaigns will constitute a sold advantage.
  • Please note that applications without a completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
  • UNWomen Personal History form (P-11) can be downloaded from .


  • Proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of French will constitute an advantage.

UNWOMEN 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.

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