|The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (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. Placing women’s rights at the center 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 support to Member States’ efforts and priorities in meeting their gender equality goals and for building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
1) Women lead, participate in, and benefit equally from governance systems.
2) All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence
3) Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action.
Towards these goals, UN Women implements programmes and projects that aim to advance gender equality, improve women’s access to opportunities, rights and services in political, social and economic life and combat gender stereotypes, discrimination and violence, as required by international and national legal and policy commitments. UN Women collaborates with numerous partners – central and local level government authorities, civil society organizations, including women’s organizations and platforms, academia, private sector companies, other UN agencies. It commits itself to the Leaving No One Behind principle, by supporting targeted actions to remove the obstacles that marginalized and vulnerable groups of women face in accessing their rights and to promote them as agents of change.
As part of its programmed and project implementation, UN Women Turkey Office is carrying out variety of targeted communications, visibility, publicity, knowledge sharing and advocacy interventions that aim to advance the implementation of its goals. In this respect, the Office is producing different types of communications, advocacy, knowledge and visibility materials and publications: brochures, reports, infographics, briefs, manuals, policy papers, etc. In some cases, the Office is translating in Turkish language various UN Women global publications and other materials relevant to its programming.
In view of responding to the Turkish language editing needs of the office for the above-mentioned purposes, UN Women Turkey Office seeks to hire an Editor responsible for providing timely and qualitative editing services.
Duties and Responsibilities
|1. Objectives of Assignment: Under the direct supervision of the relevant Project Coordinator/Manager and overall guidance of the Programme Management Specialist, the Editor will provide editing services. The editing services will cover communication and advocacy materials and knowledge products such as brochures, factsheets, articles, reports, newsletters, publications, feature stories, thematic briefs, etc. to support communications, advocacy, programme implementation and resource mobilization and to enhance the visibility of UN Women activities in Turkey, including specific campaigns and events.
2. Scope of Work:
Work in close collaboration with UN Women Turkey Office staff to ensure full compliance with the projects’ priorities and finalization of the documents on time.
The above tasks are indicative and subject to further detailing through specific service requests to be made by UN Women Turkey Office during the course of the contract duration.
The Editor demonstrates a client-oriented approach, tact and ability to work with people of different national, cultural and ethnical backgrounds. The Editor ensures effective and efficient provision of services, full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made. All work submitted should be aligned with UN Women’s established standards and formats, and should be cleared by UN Women Turkey Office.
The Editor will be required to have her/his own technical and software based equipments to deliver the services specified in this ToR.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
UN Women does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Required Skills and Experience
|V. Recruitment Qualifications
Annex I: Price Proposal Guideline and Template
The prospective Individual Consultant should take the following explanations into account during submission of his/her price proposal.
The hourly fee proposal should indicate a “lump sum amount” which is “all-inclusive”; All costs (professional fees, communications, consumables during field related missions, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor needs to be factored into the proposed price.
UN Women will not withhold any amount of the payments for tax and/or social security related payments. UN Women shall have no liability for taxes, duties or other similar charges payable by the Individual Contractor in respect of any amounts paid to the Individual Contractor under this Contract, and the Contractor acknowledges that UN Women will not issue any statements of earnings to the Individual contractor in respect of any such payments.
This is a home-based assignment with no travel estimated. If a travel need comes up, the costs will be covered by UN Women Turkey Office. UN Women will not cover the transportation cost within the duty station including the taxi costs.
3.Currency of the price proposal
The applicants are requested to submit their price proposals in Turkish Lira. In case of proposals in other currency, these shall be converted into TL using the official UN exchange rate for currency conversion to TL at the date of applications’ submission deadline.
Annex II: Price Proposal Submission Form
To: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Ref: Retainer-based consultancy services on editing services
I, the undersigned, offer to provide professional consulting services to UN Women within the scope of the referred Assignment.
Having examined, understood and agreed to the Terms of Reference and its annexes, the receipt of which are hereby duly acknowledged, I, the undersigned, offer to deliver professional services, in conformity with the Terms of Reference.
My maximum total price proposal for the assignment is given below:
I confirm that my financial proposal will remain unchanged. I also confirm that the price that I quote is gross, and is inclusive of all legal expenses, including but not limited to social security, income tax, pension, etc., which shall be required applicable laws.
I agree that my proposal shall remain binding upon me for 90 days.
I understand that you are not bound to accept any proposal you may receive.