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International Consultant-To support the roll out of the OSE’s strategy through sustained visibility actions and outreach to stakeholders.
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based, ETHIOPIA|
|Application Deadline :||04-Oct-22 (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.
The women, Peace and Secuity Agenda requires proactive efforts to regularly inform stakeholders on progress, achievements and lessons learned and increase awareness 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 communication on OSE strategy built around the below four major strands is key:
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).
Since 2019, AUC-OSE and UN Women forged joint advocacy activities towards the accelerated implementation and monitoring of UNSCR 1325 National Action Plans and GEWE commitments broadly in AU Member States. In 2022 too, with support from the Irish Aid, the partners propose to sustain the efforts through strategic policy advocacy, networking and communication related activities. Some of these include the AWLN intergenerational dialogue (December 2022), the Positive Masculinity Forum (November 2022), Africa Pre-CSW 67 consultative process (November 2022) AU Heads of States summit related side events (January 2022), CSW 67 New York (March 2022).
About the Consultancy
Against this background, UN Women proposes 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, CSOs and 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:
2.1. Communication Strategy
2.2. Media relations:
2.3. 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.
Required Skills and Experience
Language and Other Skills
All applications must include (as an attachment) a completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment.