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**OVERVIEW** ------------ Parent Sector : Field Office Duty Station: Quito Classification of duty station: \[\[filter12\]\] Standard Duration of Assignement : \[\[filter13\]\] Job Family: Culture Type of contract : Non Staff Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months Recruitment open to : External candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 24/02/2022 UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism **OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST** ----------------------------------------- The consultant will produce and share communication materials that promote and strengthen the visibility of the project “Weaving sustainable development” in Pile, Manabí (Ecuador), that promotes the safeguarding of the traditional weaving of the toquilla straw hat in Pile through a gender-transformative approach. Communication materials will consider the UNESCO’s 2003 Convention principles and recommendations related to the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage from an all-encompassing perspective, including the active participation of bearers, women and youth from Pile. Throughout the consultancy, activities must be implemented at least partly in person, for the the development of deliverables specified below in section "Deliverables". Activities may include meetings, workshops and / or focus groups (among others) that allow for the active and meaningful involvement of women and young people of the community of Pile, as well as relevant project stakeholders. All activities must mainstream a gender-transformative approach, in a visible way, both in theoretical and methodological terms, and in the results. Likewise, the Consultant must participate in meetings with UNESCO to present progress. In total, it is estimated that at least two field missions to Pile are required, the dates of which will be previously validated by UNESCO. Long Description ---------------- Communication materials will showcase the main results of the project and its key activities, among the main stakeholders, including the donor (the French Embassy in Ecuador), public institutions with a mandate in culture and heritage, local governments, civil society organizations working with communities of weavers throughout Ecuador, tourism private firms from Manabí, amongst others. The communication approach will be participatory and involve actively the youths and women from Pile in the definition, design and elaboration of products. These should convey the experience and testimonies of the beneficiaries as part of a comprehensive process, putting an emphasis in their initiatives and achievements as empowered members of their community. In order to ensure high quality deliverables, the Consultant will have the support of UNESCO’s local UN volunteer in Pile and UNESCO’s project coordinator. Products should provide significant visibility to UNESCO as project leader, and the Embassy of France as project donor, and their contribution to the safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Communication products will also raise awareness on the importance of culture, gender equality, youth, and community involvement as drivers of sustainable development. Deliverables ------------ The Consultant will be in charge of the following deliverables: I. Workplan Designing and validating workplan (with schedule of the activities/phases detailed below) and methodologic approach. The workplan must include at least two field missions to Pile. All dates, field missions and products must be validated by UNESCO. II. Communication and visibility plan, which includes: a. Main objectives, aligned with the project goals and expected results. b. Characterization of target audiences, considering the dimensions of the project: safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, sustainable development, capacity building, socio-economic, all of them mainstreamed by gender equality and youth. c. Strategies for communication, visibility, and positioning of the project, considering the active participation of internal and external stakeholders. d. Database that includes press contacts, international institutions and organizations interested in receiving information regarding the project. III. Communication products 1. 1. 1. 1 minute videos (minimum five videos), related to the objective of the contract. 2. 30 high quality pictures of project activities held in Pile, that highlight symbolic components of the production of the toquilla straw hat in the community 3. Minimum 10 social media post designs about the project and its progress. 4. Minimum 7 “did you know?” posts or infographics for social media, focused on social, cultural and environmental facts of the production of toquilla straw hats, developed with the community and the accompaniment of the local UN volunteer as well as the project coordinator. 5. Minimum 3 press releases regarding the project and its implementation. 6. 3 newsletters of maximum two-pages (1 per month) concerning the project and its implementation. *Monthly progress reports must be delivered to UNESCO, that include activities and products developed, according to the workplan initially presented.* A final report and a synthetic report with the main products developed and media / spaces where they were published, data analytics on the reach of the products, as well as a proposal for the second phase of the communication plan (August 2022 – February 2023). **COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)** ------------------------------------ Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) Professionalism (C) **-** ----- For detailed information, please consult the [UNESCO Competency Framework]( **REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS** --------------------------- Education: Undergraduate (Bachelor) degree in Communications, Public Information, or related. Experience: • Three (3) years of experience in the development of online and offline communication and visibility deliverables, audio-visual production and management of social media, in the field of culture and cultural heritage • Proven experience working on projects the field of education, culture, cultural heritage, human rights and development. • Three (3) years of experience in the implementation of successful creative communication tools for heterogeneous audiences, in the fields of culture, international development, or rural development • Proven experience in audio-visual production in the field of culture and/or local development • Significant experience implementing participatory methodologies and techniques. REQUIRED LANGUAGES AND SKILLS ----------------------------- **DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS** ---------------------------- • Graduate (Masters) degree in communications for development, audio-visual production, culture and heritage, or related • Experience in communications for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, in andean countries • Relevant experience in United Nations agencies, programs, and funds, or international organisations on consultancy assignments, in relation to the areas of intervention of the project (cultural heritage, environment, rural development, value chains, decent work, gender, and youth). **DURATION OF CONTRACT** ------------------------ The Consultant will conduct his/her tasks and responsibilities under the authority of the Director of the Office, and the supervision of the Culture Programme Specialist. The consultancy is for 3 months and does not require exclusive dedication. **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. **Footer** ---------- UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States ([last update here]( are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts. UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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