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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2018-04-10

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Graphic Design Consultant - Home-based (Part time)

Cairo (Egypt)

Background

UN Women is grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, and 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 Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) covers 17 countries in the Arab States region and provides direct support to UN Women Country Offices in Egypt, Iraq, the State of Palestine, Jordan and the Morocco Multicounty Office (MCO) covering Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. In addition, UN Women has a programme presence in Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Libya, Kuwait and Bahrain;

ROAS supports Country Offices to assist national governments to fulfill their gender equality commitments under the applicable national and international laws, and in furtherance of national and regional implementation of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals;

In January 2018, ROAS launched implementation of the new Strategic Note 2018 – 2021, which is aligned with the global UN Women Strategic Plan and key international frameworks such as Agenda 2030, Beijing Platform for Action, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and other international norms and standards. The ROAS Strategic Note is also informed by, and will contribute to, implementation of the UN Women Africa Strategy;

A significant element of the Strategic Note is an enhanced strategic approach to communications, with the aim of increasing the visibility of ROAS and public awareness of both success stories and the specific gaps and challenges to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the region. ROAS’s communications activities will also aim to strengthen and expand partnerships with diverse stakeholders in the region and internationally;

The present consultancy will directly strengthen the sustainable capacity of ROAS to use design and content creation to support the communication strategy and social media applications as an effective tool for communications and public outreach. The consultancy requires professional services to design graphics and layout for upcoming publications, campaigns and events led by the Regional Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Communications Specialist and the overall guidance and supervision of the Regional Director for the Arab States, the consultant will be responsible to perform the following scope of work:

  1. Design and create layout for knowledge and visibility products for UN Women studies, manuals, toolkits, policy briefs, reports, and infographs according to corporate branding and style guidelines;
  2. Design new, and update existing, social media banners, content etc. to reflect corporate branding and style guidelines;
  3. Create templates and tools to accommodate content for social media platforms, publications, and events visibility etc;
  4. Develop graphics and designs for publications and communication products in due course eg. IWD, CSW, UPR, HLPF, CEDAW, Arab Women’s Day, UN Day, 16 Days of Activism against GBV;
  5. Any other related design tasks on an ad hoc basis.

    Deliverable (potential tasks in addition to ad hoc tasks)

    # Pages

    Timeframe

    (Timeframe to be adjusted based on deliverables priority and designer’s availability) 

    The Arabic Lebanon IMAGES Report

    150

    15-30 April 2018

    LEAP toolkit

    60

    15-30 April 2018

    Women informal peacemakers study

    38

    15-30 April 2018

    Global Guidance to Address School related GBV

    125

    15-30 April 2018

    Women informal peacemakers study

    38

    15-30 April 2018

    The Business Case

    30

    1-30 May 2018

    Regional refugee study

    60

    1-30 May 2018

    The Youth advocacy toolkit

    140

    1-30 May 2018

    Gender in ISIS messaging

    42

    1-30 May 2018

    Regional WPS study

    50

    1-30 Jun 2018

    Policy briefs

    15

    1-30 Jun 2018

    NAP comparative analysis paper

    12

    1-30 Jul 20181

    Introduction to the SDGs

    20

    1-30 Aug 2018

    WPS Infographics based on the findings of the studies for social media

    16

    1-30 Sep 2018

    The final learning document for Men & Women for Gender Equality

    100

    1-30 Oct 2018

    Designs of: the 16 Days of Activism

    20

    1-30 Nov 2018

    End of year reporting

    20

    1-30 Dec 2018

    Social Media Packages-Editing

    50

    2018

    Ad hoc designs

    50

    2018

Inputs: 

This will be a homebased assignment. UN Women will facilitate contact with relevant resource persons and will arrange meetings with the supervisor as required.

Performance evaluation: 

The consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.

Competencies

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:            

  • Excellent technical expertise on social media and online communications;
  • Demonstrable experience in communicating on gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team to meet tight deadlines and produce high quality work.

Required Skills and Experience

The Consultant should fulfill the following requirements:

 Education:

  •  A bachelor degree in graphics design or any relevant digital media production certifications. 

Experience:

  • At least 3 years of experience in digital media and graphic production from initial concept to finished product; 
  •  Well proven and demonstrated creativity and highly engaging products;
  • Ability to cover several simultaneous requests including in-house and field work;
  • Ability to set clear time plans and well scheduled work processes;
  • Full access to latest design software, equipment and technologies;
  • Experience working on or knowledge of gender equality and violence against women issues; as well as youth related issues is an asset;
  • Cultural sensitivity and experience working with culturally diverse and international groups;
  • Familiarity with gender equality and women’s rights issues in development and humanitarian contexts;
  • Past experience with UN Women or the UN system would be an asset.

Language skills:

  • Proficiency in oral and written in English and Arabic are essential.

Technical qualification evaluation criteria:

  • Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combines score (financial and technical). The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:(Lowest Bid Offered*)/(Bid of the Consultant) x 30*"Lowest Bid Offered" refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in technical evaluation;
  • The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70 points;
  • The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria.

Technical Evaluation Criteria Obtainable Score (70 Points)

  • 3 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the area of strategic social media communications. 20 points;
  • Experience in planning and / or executing design for public awareness campaigns. 15 points (will be evaluated from the submitted portfolio); 
  • Experience in designing and curating high-quality designs for online content and knowledge products as well as other diverse communications media. 15 points (will be evaluated from the submitted portfolio);
  • Familiarity with gender equality and women’s rights issues in development and humanitarian contexts. 10 points;
  • Previous experience with the UN system or development organizations would be an asset. 10 points.

Financial/Price Evaluation Criteria Obtainable Score (30 Points)

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 49 points score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated;
  • The maximum number of points (30 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 49 points score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price;
  • The financial proposal shall specify the total fees per month in EGP (Egyptian Pound). 

Submission of application:

Interested candidates are requested to submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Portfolio/Sample of previous work designs; or link to be accessed added to your cover letter is accepted.
  3. P11, including contact information for 3 references; available from  http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment
  4. Financial proposal (as mentioned above in financial part).

The above-mentioned documents (Cover letter, Portfolio, UN Women P11, and financial proposal) should be merged in a standalone file including all of them, since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.

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;

UN Women is applying fair and transparent selection process that would take into account both the technical qualification of Consultants as well as their price proposals. The contract will be awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores. 

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.

Deliverable (potential tasks in addition to ad hoc tasks)

# Pages

Timeframe

(Timeframe to be adjusted based on deliverables priority and designer’s availability) 

The Arabic Lebanon IMAGES Report

150

15-30 April 2018

LEAP toolkit

60

15-30 April 2018

Women informal peacemakers study

38

15-30 April 2018

Global Guidance to Address School related GBV

125

15-30 April 2018

Women informal peacemakers study

38

15-30 April 2018

The Business Case

30

1-30 May 2018

Regional refugee study

60

1-30 May 2018

The Youth advocacy toolkit

140

1-30 May 2018

Gender in ISIS messaging

42

1-30 May 2018

Regional WPS study

50

1-30 Jun 2018

Policy briefs

15

1-30 Jun 2018

NAP comparative analysis paper

12

1-30 Jul 20181

Introduction to the SDGs

20

1-30 Aug 2018

WPS Infographics based on the findings of the studies for social media

16

1-30 Sep 2018

The final learning document for Men & Women for Gender Equality

100

1-30 Oct 2018

Designs of: the 16 Days of Activism

20

1-30 Nov 2018

End of year reporting

20

1-30 Dec 2018

Social Media Packages-Editing

50

2018

Ad hoc designs

50

2018

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