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Media Curriculum Development International Consultant

Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)

Background

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. 

Building on over 40 years of sustained efforts undertaken by women’s organizations, grassroots, international networks, local governments in cities around the world, UN Women launched the Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Flagship Initiative. This initiative translates to the Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls Global Programme, currently implemented in 22 cities, to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls (SVAWG) in public spaces.

The Port Moresby Safe City Programme (herein referred to as the Programme) is focused on working with city authorities, civil society partners and vendors in making markets safer for women and girls. A scoping study carried out in 2011 found that a large proportion of market vendors, who are mostly female, have experienced or witnessed some form of sexual violence at the markets in Port Moresby. In 2015, the Safe Public Transport Project was initiated to address high reported cases of sexual harassment on and around public transport system. The Safe Public Transport Programme specifically intends to support the provision of safe, reliable and affordable public transport that enables women, youth and children to move freely and safely around Port Moresby.

The Programmes engages a comprehensive and holistic set of strategies to high rates of violence against women and girls, including policy advocacy, capacity development, gender-responsive urban planning and engaging with communities to change social norms. Part of the strategy is to engage with media personnel to enhance awareness of journalists and presenters to the various dimensions around the reporting of stories on gender-based violence. Media portrayal of such issues play a role in shaping popular attitudes and opinions and can be catalytic in changing social norms on the power balance between men and women in PNG.

The Programmes engages a comprehensive and holistic set of strategies to high rates of violence against women and girls, including policy advocacy, capacity development, gender-responsive urban planning and engaging with communities to change social norms. Part of the strategy is to engage with media personnel to enhance awareness of journalists and presenters to the various dimensions around the reporting of stories on gender-based violence. Media portrayal of such issues play a role in shaping popular attitudes and opinions and can be catalytic in changing social norms on the power balance between men and women in PNG.

As part of the holistic approach to addressing high rates of violence against women and girls in Port Moresby, the Safe City Project is seeking engage a consultant to develop a curriculum for GBV reporting, to be delivered to media students and practitioners. This will provide an opportunity for media personnel to engage on the topic and to explore ways to change social norms to eliminate violence through media representation.

Objectives of the assignment

The key objectives of this consultancy are to:

  1. Develop a curriculum covering the various dimension of reporting on GBV, to be delivered to media student, practitioners and other communications personnel, to promote GBV reporting that upholds the dignity and security of survivors while challenging values that normalize violence against women and girls.
  2. Develop a facilitator’s guide covering ‘Sanap Wantaim’ Behaviour Change Campaign key messages on Consent & Boundaries, Harassment, Gender Equality & Human Rights, and respectful relationships to promote a Safe inclusive city for All, to be used in schools and communities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work/Duties and Responsibilities           

Under the direct supervision of the UN Women Programme Specialist for Safe Public Transport, the consultant will perform the following tasks:

A) In consultation with UN Women and representative from University of Papua New Guinea 

  • Developed teaching resources covering the esentia dimenstion of the medical coverage on sttories about gender-based violence, providing good practices on reporting, tools for critically reviewing medical products on GBV, ethical considerations and the role of media is changing social norms gender relations, among others. 
  • Based on the approved draft curriculum, deliver a participatory workshop for university lecturers (Journalism and Public Relations strands) and media practitioners to achieve the following objectives
    • Validate the relevance of content and appropriateness of approach in the draft curriculum
    • Sensitize lecturers and media practitioners on GBV reporting and the responsibilities of media
  • Develop the final curriculum with all comments incorporated.

B) In consultation with UN Women and Sanap Wantaim Youth Advisory Group

  • Review existing session plans, teaching tools and resources used by Sanap wantaim Youths for schools and community sessions and finalize outline for facilitator’s guide 
  • Develop teaching resources covering key messages as per the agreed outline  
  • Based on the approved draft curriculum, deliver a participatory workshop for UN Women Safe City/Safe Public Transport Programme Staff and Sanap wantaim Youth Advocates to achieve the following objectives
    • Validate the relevance of content and appropriateness of approach in the facilitators Guide
    • Induct youth advocates on training delivery methodology using the guide 
  • Develop final facilitator’s guide with all comments integrated.

Duration of the assignment

The total duration of the contract assignment will be 40 working days within a four-month period, between 10 August and 10 Nov 2018.

The assignment envisages 1 round trip to and from Port Moresby.

Expected Deliverables

The consultant is expected to deliver the following results:

  • Draft Media Curriculum developed and submitted for review (home based) due in August and weighs 20% of payment
  • Draft Facilitators Guide for Sanap wantaim BCC key messages developed and submitted for review due August/ Sept and weighs 20% of payment
  • Participatory training workshop for University of PNG lecturers & Media Practitioners (in country) due Sept/October and weighs 15% of payment
  • Participatory training workshop for Sanap wantaim Youths (in country) due Sept/October and weighs 15% of payment
  • Final Media Curriculum & BCC Facilitators Guide submitted (home base) due October/November and weighs 30% of payment.

All the documents, including the interview tools, training materials and reports should be submitted in written in English language.

Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the installment, the deliverables, related reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women within one week of submission.

Inputs

  • UN Women will provide the Consultant with background materials on the Sanap Wantaim BCC Campaign.
  • UN Women will also cover the costs of daily subsistence allowance (DSA) for Port Moresby as per standard UN rate.
  • UN Women will also cover the costs of one round trip to and from duty station (Port Moresby).
  • The consultant is expected to work remotely using her/his own computer but may access the UN Women office while on mission here for printing of relevant documents.
  • UN Women will also cover the costs for 2 x workshop as per the TOR and will assist with organizing training participants

Performance evaluation

Contractor’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

Required Skills and Experience

Required experience and qualifications

The consultant should fulfill the following requirements:

Education

Postgraduate degree or equivalent in Communications, social science or relevant field.

Experience and skills

  • Candidate to have at least 7 years of experience in producing teaching materials for universities or professionals.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in capacity development, training/teaching or workshop facilitation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender-based violence and the common causes and attitudes that perpetuate these.
  • Prior experience working in PNG a strong advantage.
  • Experience in media sensitisation desirable.
  • Good command of English both written and oral
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, IT tools, ability to use Internet and email.

Submission of application

Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to hr.png@unwomen.org not later than 13 August 2018 COB.

Submission package

  • CV
  • Letter of Interest containing the statement on candidate’s experience in the field of recruitment
  • Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount breaking down a daily professional fee and international travel expenses (from the country of origin to Port Moresby and back), visa and other travel related costs.

All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 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 with an obtainable score of 20%
  • Experience and skills with an obtainable score of 60%
  • Language and other skills with an obtainable score of 20%

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.
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.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-13

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