Consultant on Communications on Violence against Women Data

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Application Deadline :22-Sep-19 (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 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 work of UN Women’s Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) Section is broadly focused on a comprehensive approach to ending violence against women that addresses legislation and policies, prevention, services for survivors, research and data. UN Women is currently implementing the Global Joint Programme, “Strengthening methodologies and measurement and building national capacities for violence against women data”. This 5-year programme aims to ensure quality, comparable data on different forms of violence against women (VAW) are available and collected over time to address national data gaps and meet policy and reporting commitments under the SDGs, CEDAW and the Beijing Platform for Action. This is being done through: (1) The strengthening and dissemination of measurement and methodologies for VAW data collection and use, including for national, regional and global monitoring and reporting requirements for SDG target 5.2 indicators; (2) The increase of capacities of national institutions to collect VAW data in line with globally agreed standards; (3) The collection and use of national data on VAW for advocacy, policy and programming to end VAW. UN Women is the Administrative Agent and Convening Agency of this Joint Programme, which is being implemented jointly with WHO.

Under the supervision of the Programme Specialist on Violence against Women Data and Research, UN Women is seeking to hire a consultant to lead the design and development of communication materials and activities for the Global Joint Programme on VAW Data as well as the UN Women Ending Violence against Women Section’s work on VAW Data.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Update, copy-edit, and lay out the two-pager of the joint programme in lines with UN Women’s template and format for communication materials;
  • Develop an infographic video to provide an orientation/introduction about the Joint Programme;
  • Edit video clips from the regional capacity development workshop in Tanzania to communicate the work of the Joint Programme;
  • Develop a communication video of the Expert Group Meeting on VAW Administrative Data;
  • Develop webpage contents for the Joint Programme;
  • Lay out the Background Paper on Administrative Data based on UN Women’s publication templates;
  • Collect and consolidate contents on UN Women’s work on VAW data, and develop newsletter for disseminating the contents;
  • Provide strategic advice on using social media platforms to disseminate and communicate the work of the Joint Programme;
  • Liaise with UN Women communications staff in HQ, Regional Offices, and Country Offices to disseminate and communicate the work of the Joint Programme.


Core values

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights issues
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with partners, especially with other UN organizations
  • Proven networking skills, and ability to mobilize support on behalf of UN Women
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills in English
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN system and familiarity with inter-governmental processes
  • Aptitude in dealing with numbers with high accuracy
  • Flawless attention to detail and organizational skills

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in communications, journalism, international development, women’s studies, sociology, psychology, public health, or a related field is required. 


  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in communications particularly around the area of communication for development and/or social change, journalism, and/or ending violence against women and girls programmes, violence against women research and/or programme management;
  • Experience in gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Experience working with international institutions, donors and civil society organizations;
  • Experience working in the UN system is an asset.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN official working language is an asset.

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