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International Consultant for Conceptualizing and developing a series of animated testimonial videos under the headline “Changing minds, changing lives”
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||ECA Regional Office, Istanbul (Home-based), TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||06-Feb-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Up to 50 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||15 February to 15 June 2023|
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 against women and girls; the empowerment of women; the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development; human rights; as well as humanitarian action and peace and security.
“Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” is a regional programme under the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, which aims to support a reduction in discrimination and violence against women and girls in the Western Balkans - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. The programme is anchored in the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), and also in alignment with European Union accession standards. The programme is funded by the European Commission under IPA II.
Communications is a key component of UN Women’s work in the region and constitutes a vehicle for ensuring visibility for successful UN Women initiatives, results and programmes, including the regional
programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds”, as well as for raising awareness about key issues on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Moreover, as the regional programme is coming to an end in July 2023, highlighting the achievements and the programme’s impact on women’s lives is more imperative than ever.
In this regard, the regional programme is planning to produce and launch a series of five animated testimonial videos showcasing its impact on peoples’ lives by featuring beneficiaries’ testimonies. The series will stem from the regional animated testimonial video “Changing minds, changing lives,” launched in November 2022 and which shines a light on seven people’s stories from the Western Balkans and Türkiye who underwent a positive change in the last five years. Therefore, through the art of storytelling and following the same animated video style, the series will unveil real stories of people from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia who faced a transformative change thanks to the regional programme.
* For the European Union, this designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence. For UN Women, references to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Scope of Work and Specific Tasks
The consultant will conceptualize and produce five animated testimonial videos – up to 2 minutes for each video. Each video will feature up to five – and no less than three – programme beneficiaries from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia, including government and civil society representatives, activists, and other relevant stakeholders. The consultant will work with the script and beneficiaries’ audio recordings provided by UN Women.
Specifically, UN Women will make available high-quality audio recordings of the beneficiaries’ quotes in local languages and English, but also the final written script in English.
In light of the above, the consultant will work closely with UN Women team to perform the following tasks:
The consultant should:
3. Deliverables and Timeline
The consultant will be required to produce and submit the deliverables below. The schedule and nature of the deliverables may be modified by the hiring manager in agreement with the consultant.
 Available at http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/funding/communication-and-visibility-manual-eu-external-actions_en
1. Core values
•Respect for Diversity
2. Core Competencies
•Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
•Creative Problem Solving
•Leading by Example
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women's Core Values and Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Duration Of Assignment and Location of Activities:
Payment will be made in USD in lump sum for each video based on the review and approval of deliverables for each video by the Regional EVAW Programme Manager at UN Women ECA Regional Office as explained in the section of Deliverables above.
The following documents should be submitted as part of the application:
Evaluation of Applicants:
Consultants 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 consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Financial Evaluation (30%) – max. 30 points:
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion. A suggested formula is as follows:
p = 30 (µ/z)
Using the following values:
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity, and organizational need.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)