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United Nations recruiting Governance Editing and Graphic Design Consultant

Home-based, 22 May 2015


The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the international women’s right treaty. Its sets the standard in international law for achieving gender equality – both normatively, and also more practically, in terms of setting out the concrete steps governments need to take to eliminate discrimination against women in their countries.  CEDAW has achieved near universal endorsement, with 187 UN member states ratifying – the only states that have still failed to ratify being the United States, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Palau, and Tonga. Over the last 30 years CEDAW has increasingly been used by governments and civil society organisations (CSOs) for integrated into national constitutions, laws and policies to meet the international standards. Through this process CEDAW’s provisions have become fully actionable and began to make real changes in women’s lives.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) covers a full range of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. Opened for signature in 1989, it came into force on the 2nd September 1990. It is the most quickly and widely ratified Convention of all time.

Duties and Responsibilities

United Nations, 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.

Under the overall supervision of the United Nations Deputy Representative and the direct supervision of the Communications Analyst, the consultant will be contracted to support United Nations’s work by completing the following activities.

Specific activities and deliverables:

Update CEDAW Made Easy Booklet adding Roadmap

  • Update design and artwork in collaboration with programme team –  estimated 5 days by December 30

Develop At least 5 User-Friendly Accessible CEDAW-CRC Products (e.g. infographics, flyers, cartoons, comics)

  • Review CEDAW CRC toolkit and develop at least 5 products that can be used online and in print if needed – estimated 15 days by September 30

Develop Product that shows the links between CEDAW, CRCs SDGs and the Samoa Pathway. (e.g. infographic)

  • Review CEDAW and CRC toolkit SDGs and the Samoa Pathway to develop Tool identifying links – estimated 2 days by August 30.

Develop at least 2 fact sheets with artwork from the results of perception survey on women and leadership.

  • Work closely with programme team to develop at least 2 fact sheets/tools on the United Nations perception survey results – estimated 5 days by December 30.

Develop design and layout for advocacy briefs on gender equality and climate change for political actors

  • Work with programme team to develop advocacy briefs (no more than 10 pages) on gender equality and climate change (United Nations has a design template for briefs) – estimated 10 days by November 30.

Submission Deadline: 28 May 2015

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