Violence against women remains one of the greatest human rights issues of our time. One in every three women will experience some form of physical or sexual violence (not including sexual harassment) in her lifetime. The Beijing Platform for action, a global blueprint for the achievement of gender equality, nearing its 25-year review, reminds us that there is still much work to do to stem the scourge of this epidemic. In 2020, it was 25 years since the Beijing Platform for Action set out how to remove the systemic barriers that hold women back from equal participation in all areas of life, whether in public or in private. Despite some progress, real change has been agonizingly slow for the majority of women and girls in the world. Today, not a single country can claim to have achieved gender equality. Multiple obstacles remain unchanged in law and in culture. As a result, women remain undervalued, they continue to work more, earn less, have fewer choices, and experience multiple forms of violence at home and in public spaces.
UN Women stands at the center of mobilizing governments and civil societies to keep the promises of the Beijing Platform for Action to all of society. In everything it does, it is committed to making gender equality a lived reality for all women and girls who have historically been marginalized and who have waited long enough. This is a vision of a more prosperous, peaceful, and fair world that is ultimately better for both women and men alike.
The Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) Section in New York is part of the Policy, Programme, and Intergovernmental Division at UN headquarters, dedicated to providing knowledge-based policy and programming guidance to a diverse array of stakeholders at international, regional, and country levels. The section also provides substantive support to intergovernmental processes and leads global initiatives to address violence against women and girls (VAWG), often partnering with other UN agencies and stakeholders. It is also responsible for developing and managing several Global Programmes to address VAWG.
As part of the work to end VAWG, UN Women’s EVAW Section routinely produces and disseminates knowledge products, including Policy Briefs, Practice Briefs, Newsletters and Handbooks, among others. UN Women is seeking to hire a graphic designer who can provide high quality layout and graphic design services for these products.
Duties and Responsibilities
The specific tasks of the graphic designer will cover the following:
Description of tasks
MailChip platform/template for designing and laying out the EVAW Newsletter design #1
Set up a MailChip platform/template for designing and laying out the EVAW Newsletter design #1
Designed EVAW Newsletters #2, #3, & #4
Design and layout the EVAW Newsletters #2, #3, & #4
Designed report of the learning process on transforming masculinities to prevent VAWG (50 pages)
Design and layout the report of the learning process on transforming masculinities to prevent VAWG (50 pages)
Designed Brief highlighting strategies to address anti-gender push back; highlights from Action Coalition dialogues
Design and layout of a brief highlighting strategies to address anti-gender push back; highlights from Action Coalition dialogues
6. Competences and Qualifications
- Cultural Sensitivity and valuing Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Ethics and Values
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication and Information Sharing
- Work in teams
- Leading by Example
Required Skills and Experience
- A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in graphic design, communication, information technology, computer science or related field.
- At least 12 years of progressively responsible experience in design, graphic design, and communication media, particularly VAWG and GEWE handbooks, reports and communication materials.
- Relevant experience working in gender equality and women’s rights internationally.
- Knowledge on women’s empowerment and gender equality, in particular ending violence against women will be an asset.
- Relevant experience in related areas in UN Women or a UN agency is an asset.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
Diversity and inclusion:
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.