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International- Communications 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 :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 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. Through the office, UN Women provides technical support to member states, the AU Commission and ECA in the adoption, implementation and monitoring of commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) at the regional level, and in accordance with its mandate.In the context of its partnership with the AUC for the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, the UN Women Liaison to the AU and UNECA works closely with the Office of the Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (OSE). The activities of the Special Envoy are anchored on the pillars of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, namely the prevention of violence against women, the protection of women’s rights; the participation of women in decision-making at all levels in the prevention of conflict, peace building, governanceand the recognition and incorporation of gender dimensions in reconstruction and recovery endeavors.
The Women, Peace and Security Agenda requires proactive efforts to regularly inform stakeholders on progress, achievements and lessons learned and increase awareness on WPS at all levels. Strategic communication will also ensure that the right of women to peace remains at the centre of building a better Africa and coordinated actions around this objective. As such, OSE strategy has built around four major strands:
• Bridging the gap between policy and implementation on the WPS Agenda
• Women’s leadership in peace processes
• Advocacy for enhanced commitments to implement the WPS agenda.
• Networking and Partnership
Since 2019, the Irish Aid has supported joint advocacy activities carried out by AUC-OSE and UN Women towards accelerated implementation and monitoring of UNSCR1325 National Action Plans and GEWE commitments broadly in AU Member States. In 2021 too, with support from the Irish Aid, UN Women proposes to sustain the efforts through strategic policy advocacy, networking and communication related activities. To this end, UN Women wishes to recruit an experienced Communication Consultant, to support the roll out of the OSE’s strategy through sustained visibility actions and outreach to stakeholders.
The consultant will be hosted by the AUC-OSE and will support all strategic communications related actions to strengthen the collaboration between the AUC-OSE and AU Member States, UN agencies including UN Women, CSOs as well as other key partners. The role would contribute to increased awareness and commitment to implement the WPS agenda by relevant stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
The communication consultant will be required to undertake the following:
Publicity and external communications:
The consultant is expected to ensure adherence to the branding and visibility strategy of AUC including in the use of promotional materials, the effective use of the media in promoting the work of the office and the effective distribution and dissemination of information.
• 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.
• 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
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.