UN Women

National Consultant (Communication Support Specialist)

UN Women

Job Description

 

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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

A key area of concern for UN Women is women’s economic empowerment as expressed in UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021. Empowering women to participate fully in economic life is essential to building strong economies, establishing just societies, and achieving the 2030 Agenda including Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 for gender equality and women’s empowerment and several other SDGs relating to inclusive growth, decent work, ending poverty, and reducing inequality, and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development. Ensuring women’s participation and leadership and inclusion of their needs, experiences, and skills in the economy requires intentional actions and commitments from both the public and the private sector.

The Programme-Communication Associate is expected to effectively promotes the work of UN Women in Indonesia within the context of Women’s Economic Empowerment Program. The Programme-Communication Associate covers primary tasks as outlined below and works in daily Coordination with the Communications and Advocacy Officer, and the Women’s Economic Empowerment team.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of Country Programme Manager and close coordination with UN Women Communication and Advocacy Officer and WEE Team – the consultant will undertake the following tasks:

Supports the development and implementation of communication strategies and plan of the WEE programme, which includes:

  • Elaboration of a communication strategy in accordance with the WEE programme plans;

  • Conceptualize, Design and implement the annual communication plans;

  • Conceptualize, design communication includes copy writing and visual creatives for offline and online communication assets, including stories from the field to inform media and general public;

  • Ensure the visibility of UN Women, WEE programme and the compliance of UN Women and WEE programme visual guidelines;

  • Coordinate production of communication materials;

  • Ensure effective channels for dissemination of all information products to relevant target audiences identified and distribution supervised.

  • Guide on communication initiatives and support activities within projects and programmes.

Manage WEE programme media/press relations:

  • Elaborate and implement media strategies in line with corporate guidelines to enhance the positioning of WEE programme with the media;

  • Organize press conferences and facilitate interviews related to WEE with coordination for the Representative;

  • Drafting press releases and media kits;

  • Respond clearly, consistently and timely to media inquiries;

  • Maintain and expand contacts with local media;

  • Press revues of events, campaigns and general WEE presence in the media.

Provide advice and support to WEE programme special events and campaigns:

  • Communicate components of WEE programme campaign;

  • Support WEE special events inputs organized with a view to reaching wider audiences, to that end, concepts conceived and relevant materials developed and compiled;

  • Ensure communications support is provided to key programmatic events.

Provide the monthly monitoring communication report of WEE programme; and

To undertake other tasks as may reasonably be required as informed by UN Women .
All the materials will be owned by UN Women (full copyright).

1 Submission of report on all activities in supporting WEE Programme during month April 2020 in line with request and feedback from UN Women

20 working days

30 April 2020

11,12%

2 Submission of report on all activities in supporting WEE Programme during month May 2020 in line with request and feedback from UN Women

20 working days

31 May 2020

11,12%

3 Submission of report on all activities in supporting WEE Programme during month June 2020 in line with request and feedback from UN Women

20 working days

30 June 2020

11,12%

4 Submission of report on all activities in supporting WEE Programme during month July 2020 in line with request and feedback from UN Women

20 working days

31 July 2020

11,12%

5 Submission of report on all activities in supporting WEE Programme during month August 2020 in line with request and feedback from UN Women

20 working days

31 August 2020

11,12%

6 Submission of report on all activities in supporting WEE Programme during month September 2020 in line with request and feedback from UN Women

20 working days

30 September 2020

11,12%

7 Submission of report on all activities in supporting WEE Programme during month October 2020 in line with request and feedback from UN Women

20 working days

31 October 2020

11,12%

8 Submission of report on all activities in supporting WEE Programme during month November 2020 in line with request and feedback from UN Women

20 working days

30 November 2020

11,12%

9 Submission of report on all activities in supporting WEE Programme during month December 2020 in line with request and feedback from UN Women

20 working days

31 December 2020

11,12%

Competencies

Essential knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of best practices in communication; including in content creation.

  • Excellent writing and editing skills in both English and Bahasa Indonesia

  • Familiarity with of women’s rights is an advantage

  • Basic to moderate skills in graphic design

  • Previous experience in working with UN agencies or other international organizations is an asset

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the United Nations' values and ethical standards;

  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN and UN Women;

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team to meet tight deadlines and produce high quality work.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • At least BA in communication, management or development related areas – Mass communication, Public relations, Economics, Public Policy, Development Management etc.

Experience:

  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in providing support to the formulation and implementation of internal and External Communications and advocacy strategies and related plans;

  • Experience in the use of computers applications and software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) as well as web-based Management Systems;

  • Experience in the use of social media and Digital Communications; and

  • Experience in graphic design, photography and photo editing and/or web design is an asset.

Language Requirenments:

  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English and Bahasa Indonesia is required.

Required Skills and Experience

Contract period and work location

The period of this consultancy is from 1 April 2020 to 15 January 2021. The consultant will be based in Jakarta, Indonesia and work office-based at the UN Women Indonesia Office. The consultant might be requested to travel on a mission for which travel costs and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be provided. Travel Authorization will be granted to the consultant prior to the travel date.

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 utilised in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application 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 points

Experience and skills

60 points

Language and report writing skills

  • Excellent command of written English, with proven report writing experience.

20 points

Total Obtainable Score

100 points

 

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.

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 qualified technical 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.

Submission of application

Submission package includes:

  • Updated CV

  • Letter of Interest containing the statement on candidate’s experience in the field of recruitment

  • Personal History Form (P11), which can be downloaded from http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs

  • Writing sample

  • Financial proposal breaking down the daily fee

Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

Payments

Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed.

 

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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