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National Consultant to Copy-Edit, Design and Layout of Violence Against Women and Women’s Access to Justice Documents

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Details

Deadline: May 27, 2022
Location: Uganda Uganda
Sectors: Gender, Media and Communications Gender, Media and Communications
Job type: Contract, up to 4 months
Languages:
English English
Work experience: From 8 years
Date posted: May 13, 2022
Expected starting date: Jun 20, 2022

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Description

Background

Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Programme Specialist, EVAW-Access to Justice, with technical support from the Communications & Advocacy Specialist, the Consultant will be responsible for copy-editing, designing and laying out the following documents;

1.‘Standard Operating Procedures for Management of Violence Against Women and Children in the Uganda Police Force (SoP’s)’. These SoP’s embody the human rights-based approach to policing and they detail the responsibilities of the Uganda Police Force to the citizens of Uganda.

2. ‘Training of Trainers Manual for the Uganda Police Force on Violence Against Women and Children’. This manual was designed to mold police officers to professionally manage cases involving violence against women and children at all levels.

3. ‘Analysis of Uganda’s Gender Equality Legal and Policy Landscape’. The report involves an in-depth review and analysis of Uganda’s national legal and policy framework considered through the lens of the country’s international and regional obligations on gender equality.

4. ‘The first responder handbook for the Uganda Police Force-Investigator violence Against Women and Children’. The handbook was designed to guide the first responder in the handling of Violence against Women and Children cases.

5. ‘The Akarimojong Gender Principles. This is a collaboration between FIDA (U) and the Council of Elders in the revision of the Akarimojong Gender Principles as a progressive move towards increasing access to justice for all persons affected by cattle rustling and insecurity in the Karamoja sub-region and women and girls in particular, who continue to face violence and discrimination on the basis of their gender.

6. ‘Review of the Acholi and Karimojong Cultural Principles and Case Management Handbook’. These are a hallmark of the recognition of the vital role the Ker Kwaro Acholi and Karamojong elders and cultural actors play in the access to justice chain and the opportunity they represent in enhancing access to justice for women and girls.

7. ‘Report on the analysis of cases handled through by cultural leaders and legal volunteers through the alternative dispute resolution mechanism in Karamoja region’. This review intends to establish whether cases handled through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) approaches by cultural leaders and community legal volunteers are addressed in a gender responsive manner, survivor centred manner, and aligned to national and international human rights standards.

8. Online and offline Safety and Security Guidelines for Women Human Rights Defenders(WHRD’s) in Uganda. It is a living document aimed at equipping WHRDs with capacities and skills to mitigate the impact of online and offline attacks against women human rights defender

Duration of the consultancy and deliverables:

The consultancy is scheduled for 45 working days according to the chronogram below.

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Activities

Timeframe

Payment

1

Inception report and meeting with UN Women, detailing the proposed methodological approach to the consultancy.

5 days, 20th-24th June

15%

2

Submit first draft of the revised version of the knowledge products to UN Women.

10 days, 27th-30th June&1st-8th July

20%

3

Receive comments from UN Women and

incorporate into final drafts of knowledge products.

10 days, 11th-22nd July

15%

4

Submit final version of the knowledge products with feedback and comments integrated (eight copies of copy-edited documents delivered in Microsoft Word and in tracked changes version and clean version).

5 days, 25th-29th July

30%

6

Submit fully designed and well laid out documents (8 copies of each); as well as an 8-pager brief for all these knowledge products

10 days, 1st-12th August

20%

7

Submit high level abridged version of each of the 8 documents.

5 days, 15th-19th August


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:

Demonstrated consistency in upholding and promoting the values of the UN system in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Ability to maintain confidentiality and a high degree of professionalism when dealing with survivors and sensitive information.
Demonstrated appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff, and of those of Government of Uganda entities; and
Demonstrated international outlook, appreciating differences in values, and learning from cultural diversity.


Required Skills and Experience

Education.

A Master’s degree in Women and Gender Studies, Mass Communication, Access to Justice or related field. Possession of a PHD in Gender, Human Rights, Women’s Access to Justice or related field is an added advantage.

Experience:

A minimum of 8 years as a Senior Professional Editor and Designer in Gender, VAWG and women’s access to justice.
Ability to edit documents for non-specialized audiences, or technical publications on specialized topics.
Experience creating/editing documents for adoption/publication and use by persons with varying levels of education would be an asset.
Sensitivity to nuances and the ability to think and write analytically.
Experience with copy editing of data-rich publications.
Demonstrated understanding of international human rights issues and/or gender, women’s human rights, violence against women and girls and Women’s Access to justice.
Ability to effectively grasp and incorporate comments from multiple authors to fit a defined publication style and format.
Experience in various graphic design software.
Knowledge of the Ugandan Gender, access to justice and VAW context would be an asset; and
Experience working with the UN system would be an asset.

Language Requirements

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential
Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset;
Knowledge of Uganda and the Great Lakes region is an asset