UN Women

Individual Consultant (Copy-edit, Design and Layout of Violence Against Women and Women's Access to Justice Documents)

UN Women

Job Description

  Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. UN Women recognizes ‘knowledge management’ as a key strategy to identify and document processes, impact and lessons learned. To this effect, the EVAW section at UN Women Uganda has developed a number of key documents that require the Design and lay out before publication and dissemination. UN Women therefore would like to hire the services of a Senior Professional Copy Editor and Designer to support in these tasks.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Programme Management Specialist, EVAW, the Consultant will be responsible for copy- editing, designing and laying out the following documents; 1.The Karimojong Cultural Principles - (26 Pages). This document presents an Analysis of the Karimojong cultural principles and identifies ways in which the Karimojong culture is in or out of tandem with the constitution of Uganda, the laws of Uganda and other human rights instruments. 2.‘Mediation Guidelines for Cultural Leaders & Community Legal Volunteers in the Karamoja Region.’ (27 pages). This Mediation guidelines were developed and designed to provide basic understanding of mediation principles as well as information and guidance to cultural leaders and community legal volunteers on how to conduct survivor centered and trauma informed mediation in line with national and International Human Rights standards. 3.‘Acholi Case Management Book’ (41 pages). This book was developed by FIDA Uganda, with support from UN Women to support the Administration of traditional Justice in Acholi. The book promotes gender justice and the equitable treatment of women and girls among the Acholi people. The handbook was recently updated to align to new legal and policy context. 4. “Acholi Principles on Gender Relations, 2020.’ (23 pages). These Principles were developed to bring them in tandem with the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda as amended, the Laws of Uganda, the regional and International laws to which Uganda is signatory. 5.SASA! Baseline Study Report (134 pages). This report presents findings from a rapid SASA! baseline assessment of the EU Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), Harmful Practices (HP) and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and the Joint Programme on Gender Based Violence project in Uganda funded by the Embassy of Sweden. The purpose of the rapid baseline assessment survey was to provide baseline indicator data on the key target program outcomes in the six program districts of Amudat, Kasese, Tororo, Moroto, Kaberamaido, and Pader. The survey collected baseline data on existing knowledge, attitudes and social norms including on VAWG, HP (particularly child marriage and female genital mutilation) and SRHR prior to the commencement of the intervention. 6.Gender Based Violence Training Manual for Judicial Officers (147 Pages). This manual provides a comprehensive training program on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) for judicial officers. The training not only includes detailed analysis of the range of laws that criminalise gender-based violence acts and their application in Uganda, but also provides sensitisation on the nature, root causes and consequences of GBV and highlights ways in which Judicial Officers can take action to improve their own attitudes and practices in response to the particular barriers, challenges and needs of victims. It is designed to complement and sit alongside the Gender Bench Book on Women’s Access to Justice. 7. DVA Implementation Assessment Report (83 Pages). This study sought to understand the status of the justice sector’s implementation of the 2010 Domestic Violence Act (‘DVA’) and its Regulations almost a decade after its passage. The goal was to determine the status, gaps, and performance of each institution (excluding medical practitioners) across the entire sector in implementing the DVA and reducing the prevalence of domestic violence in Uganda. 8. A Cross-sectoral Handbook for Victim-Centred Investigation, Prosecution, and Adjudication (175 Pages). This Handbook is a cross-sectoral document that guides the investigation and prosecution of Gender-based Violence (GBV) crimes in Uganda from a victim-centred, trauma informed perspective. It will be a useful practical reference tool for an array of stakeholders, including healthcare workers, police, prosecutors, members of the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), and judges while handling GBV cases
Core Values:
  • Respect for Diversity;

  • Integrity;

  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;

  • Accountability;

  • Creative Problem Solving;

  • Effective Communication;

  • Stakeholder Engagement and Inclusive Collaboration;

Functional Competencies
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills

  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse and multicultural supervisors and staff members

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

  • Focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback

Required Skills and Experience
Education A Master’s degree in English or related field. Possession of a PHD in Gender, Human Rights, Women’s Access to Justice or related field is an added advantage Experience
  • A minimum of 10 years as a Senior Professional Editor and Designer in Gender, VAWG and women’s access to justice,

  • Ability to edit documents for non-specialized audiences, or technical publications on specialized topics

  • Experience creating/editing documents for adoption/publication, and use by persons with varying levels of education would be an asset

  • Sensitivity to nuances and the ability to think and write analytically

  • Experience with copy editing of data-rich publications

  • Demonstrated understanding of international human rights issues and/or gender, women’s human rights, violence against women and girls and Women’s Access to justice

  • Ability to effectively grasp and incorporate comments from multiple authors to fit a defined publication style and format

  • Experience in various graphic design softwares

  • Knowledge of the Ugandan Gender, access to justice and VAW context would be an asset

  • Experience working with the UN system would be an asset.

Language Requirements
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential

  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset;

  • Knowledge of Uganda and the Great Lakes region is an asset

Application Procedure
  • Interested individuals should submit their online applications not later than 15th September 2020.

  • Online application form with brief description of why one considers themselves the most suitable for the assignment; and

  • Personal UN P11 Forms for key personnel, indicating all experience from similar projects and specifying the relevant assignment period (from/to), as well as the email and telephone contacts of at least three (3) professional references.

  • The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around the specific and measurable deliverables of the TOR. Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR, and deliverables accepted and certified by UN Women.

  • The financial proposal must be all-inclusive and take into account various expenses that will be incurred during the contract, including: the daily professional fee; cost of travel from the home base to the duty station and vice versa, where required; living allowances at the duty station; communications, utilities and consumables; life, health and any other insurance; risks and inconveniences related to work under hardship and hazardous conditions (e.g., personal security needs, etc.), when applicable; and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services under the contract.

  • In general, UN Women will not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should an International Consultant wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.

  • If the Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UN Women under a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UN Women.

  • The Financial Proposal is to be submitted along with the P11 form and writing sample/link.

  • Please provide a short (1000 words) writing sample, or link to a similar project that you have completed. Applications without sample/link will not be considered.

Note: The above documents need to be submitted and uploaded to the online application system as one document. 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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