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Consultant for Communication and Information

Hanoi (Vietnam)

  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: Hanoi (Vietnam)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-22

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OVERVIEW

Parent Sector : Communication and Information Sector (CI)

Duty Station: Hanoi

Job Family: Communication and Information

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 22/09/2021

 

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

 

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

Background and Context

Leveraging the opportunity provided by the International Day of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, UNESCO Hanoi and the School of Journalism and Communication (SJC) of the Vietnam National University (VNU) propose to organize in Viet Nam a webinar to launch and introduce the Handbook for journalists Reporting on Violence against Women and Girls to journalism trainers and educators as well as editors and journalists in Viet Nam.

 

The primary objectives of this journalism education activity are: 1) to translate into Vietnamese and launch the Handbook to the journalism education and media sector in Viet Nam; 2) to train the trainers as well as key media professionals in Viet Nam on how to report on violence against women and girls; and 3) to raise public awareness through improved journalism education as well as professional media coverage on violence against women and girls. Further, the launch, the training and the future distribution of the Handbook among media and journalism education partners in Viet Nam will help position UNESCO to develop follow-up activities moving forward.

 

In Viet Nam, violence against women continues as a serious social issue. According to the National Study on Violence against Women in Viet Nam supported by UNFPA, nearly 2 out of every 3 women (nearly 63%) experience one or more forms of physical and sexual violence, notwithstanding the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gender stereotypes are still common in the society, and silence, stigma from the community and a culture of blame are barriers that prevent the survivors from speaking out and seeking help.

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Job description

A. Tasks:

Under the overall authority of the Head of UNESCO Hanoi Office, and the direct supervision of the Communication and Information Advisor of UNESCO Bangkok, the Contractor shall be responsible for the following assignments:

 

1. Organize the launch and webinar to introduce the Reporting on Violence against Women and Girls – Handbook for Journalists addressed to students of Journalism (degree and Master’s), and to media professionals, at the national level. And coordinate all the issues related to the webinar that will be hosted by the School of Journalism and Communication of the Vietnam National University, with the support of UNESCO Hanoi Office.

 

1.1. Coordinate the contracting with the School of Journalism and Communication (SJC) to organize the launch and webinar to introduce the Reporting on Violence against Women and Girls – Handbook for Journalists

 

1.2. Support the preparation of the launch and webinar to introduce the Reporting on Violence against Women and Girls – Handbook for Journalists

1.2.1. Elaborate, draft and write the invitations to all participants from academic journalism institutions; directors, editors and media professionals (TV, radio and newspaper online and print), and other concerned key authorities, organizations and guests.

1.2.2. Generate content and design for the invitation card (online).

1.2.3. Ensure that the SJC sends the online invitations.

1.2.4. Follow up on the online invitations to secure attendance to the webinar.

 

1.3. Conduct in general the organization of the webinar by providing the necessary support and recommendations, along with the development of the information and materials for the event (in particular, content and design).

1.3.1. Ensure that all audiovisual and technical materials for the webinar are in place and working properly.

1.3.2. Provide other necessary online materials for participants related to the Reporting on Violence against Women and Girls – Handbook for Journalists.

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1.3.3. Draft, write, edit and produce communication materials (e.g. press release, organization overview and background, articles, contact information details and multimedia elements including photos, images, video and logo) that meet the country and global standards.

1.3.4. Support the dissemination of the communication materials to target audiences and participate in the evaluation of their impact. Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials.

1.3.5. Support in gathering all coverage of the launch and webinar in the media (clipping).

 

1.4.       Ensure that the Reporting on Violence against Women and Girls - Handbook for Journalists is correctly translated into Vietnamese, with the corresponding lay-out.

1.4.1. Provide the required text in its English or French version for the translation to Vietnamese, along with the corresponding layout, and other required information, images or pictures related to the content and design of the Handbook.

1.4.2. Check the final version of the translated version to Vietnamese at the UNESCO Hanoi Office.

 

1.5. Coordinate the contracting with the printing firm for the Handbook, and ensure the final product has the UNESCO required quality standards.

1.5.1. Ensure that the Handbook is distributed among identified key authorities, opinion leaders and media professionals, as well as within students from academic journalism institutions at the national level.

 

2. Undertake any other tasks as and when assigned by the Head of UNESCO Hanoi in relation to the management of Communication and Information (CI) Programme in Viet Nam, including implementation of the project under the International Programme for the Development of Communication.

 

 

B. Deliverables

TASK 1:

Task 1.1

- A work plan for the webinar; and proof of commitment of the School of Journalism and Communication (SJC)

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Task 1.2:

- Online invitations

- Agenda for the webinar, including the name and info. of the speaker, the date of the activity, and the details to connect and sign up for the event, with the corresponding UNESCO and SJC logos and images.

 

Task 1.3:

- Materials for participants

- Communication materials (e.g. press release/s, organization overview and background, articles, contact information details and multimedia elements including photos, images, video and logo) that meet the country and global standards.

- A report, which contains comments related to the Webinar, detailing how it was developed, and aspects to improve. The report should express how this webinar has played a key role to continue achieving activities or a project related to Reporting on Violence against Women – Handbook for Journalists. In addition, the report has to specify information on the follow up concerning the translation and printing of the above-mentioned Handbook

- Documentation of the launch and webinar in the media (clipping).

 

Task 1.4:

- Final version of the Handbook for Journalists Reporting on Violence against Women and Girls in Vietnamese.

 

Task 1.5:

- List of persons/organizations who will receive the Handbook Reporting on Violence against Women and Girls which is certified by the consultant.

 

Task 2:

- A report on other tasks as and when assigned by the Head of UNESCO Hanoi in relation to the management of CI Programme in Viet Nam (if any).

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C) Communication (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) - For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

- Advanced university degree (masters or equivalent) in Journalism, Communication, Social Sciences or Political Science is required.

- International development or other related fields specializations in communication and information fields are most desired.

 

Work Experience

- A minimum ten (10) years of relevant professional work experience.

- Good knowledge of the major development issues with regard to communication and media in Viet Nam.

- International experience and/or previous UN/UNESCO experience is an asset.

 

Languages

- Excellent written and spoken English.

- Knowledge of Vietnamese or French is an asset.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

- Commitment to team work

- Capacity to coach and mentor others

- Strong interpersonal and networking skills;

- Highly organized and self-motivated;

- Capacity to collaborate and positively engage with a range of partners and beneficiaries, including national/local authorities as well as key stakeholders in civil society including the private sector, and international development partners, and Embassies.

- Demonstrated personal sensitivity and commitment to the values and principles of equity, gender equality and cultural diversity.

- Excellent computing skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and related programmes.

SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.

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