UN Women

Consultant (Develop Popularized Versions in Both English and Filipino, and Local Translation of Communication Materials of Safe and Fair Programme)

UN Women

Job Description

In the past two decades, an annual average of 172,000 Filipino women migrant workers (WMW) were deployed overseas as new hires. Analysis of the migration flow from the Philippines for the period 1981- 2011 revealed that 60% of registered migrant workers are women (UN Women, 2015). In 2014, out of the 340,279 Filipinos workers overseas, 185,601 were female, indicating a trend of feminisation of the migratory flows (ASEAN, 2017). Women migrant workers are disproportionately vulnerable to violence at all stages of the migration cycle and they often experience intersectional forms of discrimination. The 2016 Philippines CEDAW Concluding Observations underlined that Filipino migrant workers face “heightened risk of violence, exploitation and abuse as well as discrimination in political and public life, marriage and family relations, employment, education, Access to Justice and health care” along with other marginalized groups of women. The CEDAW Committee expressed concerns on “the widespread exploitation and abuse of Filipina migrant workers working abroad, in particular as domestic workers, and the insufficient support provided to reintegrate those who return. The Committee also notes that the protection of migrant workers under ASEAN migration policies does not cover unskilled migrants, who constitute the majority of Filipina migrant workers.” Safe & Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (2018-2022) is part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls. Safe & Fair is implemented by the ILO and UN Women. Safe & Fair delivers technical assistance and support with the overall objective of making labour migration Safe & Fair for all women in the ASEAN region. Safe & Fair engages with ASEAN Member States’ government authorities; ASEAN institutions; workers’ organizations; employers and recruitment agencies; Civil Society Organizations; community-based organizations; families and communities; research institutions and academia, media networks, youth, and the general public and supports programming in ten countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam). Safe & Fair works in close cooperation with governments and social partners to achieve three inter-linking specific objectives: Specific objective 1: Women migrant workers are better protected by gender-sensitive labour migration governance frameworks; Specific objective 2: Women migrant workers are less vulnerable to violence and trafficking and benefit from coordinated responsive quality services; and Specific objective 3: Data, knowledge and attitudes on the rights and contributions of women migrant workers are improved The Safe & Fair project strategy mainstreams three cross-cutting topics: women’s voice and agency; rights-based approaches; and broad engagement of stakeholders. Safe & Fair ensures visibility, awareness raising and dialogue promotion on changing norms around violence against women throughout migration and strengthening rights-based approaches to Safe & Fair labour migration governance for women in the ASEAN region. Safe and Fair programme implementation is heading in the direction of ensuring that coordinated quality services are in place, through strengthened Coordination mechanisms and trained competent and effective service providers. Knowledge products and communication materials are integral to the strategies and activities of the programme. These materials are being widely used and will be continuously disseminated in all Safe and Fair activities and events. The programme’s current (and future) partnerships are expected to result in the development of additional knowledge products and communication materials, which are targeted to be available in both English and Filipino.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will develop popularized versions in both English and Filipino, and local translation of communication materials of Safe and Fair programme.
  • Develop simple and popularized information, education, and campaign (IEC) and communication materials on services and programmes available for women migrant workers, especially survivors of violence against women (VAW) and trafficking through the migration cycle (pre-departure, in transit, on-site/ in destination, return/ reintegration) both in English and Filipino

  • Prepare drafts of communication materials that are succinct, simplified, and reader-friendly localized and responsive to the needs of women migrant workers especially from poor communities

  • Compose texts and contents of communication materials that will be produced and disseminated in various platforms (print e.g. brochure, booklet, flyers, etc., web, etc.)

  • Provide local translation of Safe and Fair communication materials

  • Incorporate comments and changes from UN Women team

  • Work closely with Communications and Campaign Consultant and UN Women Communication focal person, in drafting of press releases /feature article of Safe and Fair Philippines events with approval from UN Women National Project Coordinator

DELIVERABLES: Upon submission and approval of the following:
  • Drafts of 4 communication materials for International Women’s Day, which will include:
    • Updated Babaeng Byahero Campaign Briefer (to integrate WMW stories, additional elements of the campaign based on Ogilvy’s proposed campaign activities, with information on ‘How can I help?’--how to be part of the campaign, etc.)

    • Updated FAQ with additional information on May I Help You kiosk, and sample answers e.g. Why only Women OFWs? What does VAW mean? How to stop victim-blaming, Etc)

    • Briefer of International Women’s Day or IWD2020 Exhibit/ Event

28 February 2020
  • Local translation of 2 knowledge products (including training modules)

  • Drafts of 2 knowledge products: 1) Existing services in relation to VAW and migration based on 16 essentials; and 2) Coordination mechanism from national to local level including bilateral

  • Drafts of 3 communication materials (including for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence)

31 October 2020 Final payment upon acceptance and approval of:
  • Drafts of 2 communication materials (based on the technical papers)

31 December 2020 Evaluation Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.
  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]

  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]

A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated. Technical qualification evaluation criteria The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria: Education 20% Experience and skills 70% Language and other skills 10% Total Obtainable Score 100% Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidate. Financial/Price Proposal evaluation
  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.

  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.

  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.


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

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Liguistics, Philippine Studies, Mass Communications, Malikhaing Pagsusulat (Filipino Creative Writing), and other related field

  • Master’s degree in these fields is an advantage

Experience and Skills
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in development communications, journalism, publications, or a related field

  • Capability and proven experience in developing popularized communication materials and local translation from English to Filipino

  • Capability and proven experience crafting messages in various formats (brochure, flyers, booklet, media) targeting Filipino women migrant workers especially from poor communities

  • Background in working with Filipino publishing companies is an advantage

  • Knowledge of the issue of violence against women migrant workers and their empowerment is desirable

  • Experience working with UN or other international development organizations and donor agencies would be an advantage

Language and other skills
  • Good command of English both written and oral.

  • Computer literacy and advanced skills in Microsoft Office

Submission package
  • Application Letter

  •  CV/Personal History Form (P.11) (available at https://www2.unwomen.org/-/media/field%20office%20eseasia/docs/misc/2012/p_11_form_unwomen.doc?la=en&vs=4602)

  •  Financial proposal which shall specify a total lump sum amount based on deliverables

Please be noted that the system only allows 1 attachment per application so please combined all files into one.  In case that is not possible, you can submit the application again with different attachments. Note: 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. 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.
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