Cross-posted from UNDP: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=49238
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||30-Sep-14|
|Additional Category||Democratic Governance|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||2 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||40 days|
On 26 June 2014 UN Women launched a global campaign in the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women. Unanimously adopted by 189 countries, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BDPfA) is a visionary blueprint for gender equality and the empowerment of women. The campaign is thus geared towards galvanizing public debate, engaging younger generations, and renewing political will and commitment to accelerate the implementation of the Platform which revolves on 12 Critical Areas of Concern.
The Beijing Platform of Action, places an obligation on States to review national laws, including customary laws and legal practices in the areas of family, civil, penal, labour and commerce, in order to ensure the implementation of the principles and procedures of all relevant international human rights instruments. In addition, States are to revoke any remaining laws that discriminate on the basis of sex and remove gender bias in the administration of justice.
A substantial number of States continue to discriminate against women in their ability to acquire, change, retain or confer their nationality on their children and spouses on an equal basis as men—in contravention of Article 9 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women—resulting in grave human rights consequences.
The Beijing +20 review will be held during the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and will serve as an opportunity to highlight the enduring impacts of gender discrimination in nationality laws in the lives of women and their families.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Specific tasks and Deliverables
UN Women is seeking the services of a videographer to create a five minute videos clip that depicts the benefits that reforms of nationality laws can bring to the lives of women, their families and communities. The video will capture the voices of women and actors across 3-5 countries where reforms have taken place. To do so the Consultant will undertake the following tasks:
The assignment will be undertaken over a period of 40 days from 15 October-29 November 2014
Inception outline and work plan: 15 October
Delivery of footage from agreed geographical areas: 3 November
Consolidation of footage: 17 November
First version of video: 24 November
Final product: 29 November
Copyright and Rights:
UN Women will have exclusive rights to the all the footage and final product.
Ethics and Values:
Required Skills and Experience
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.