Copy Editor/Graphic Designer/Layout Artist Consultant - Philippine National Only

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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.

In 2015, on 25 September, the United Nations General Assembly adopted unanimously the Resolution 70/1 Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Gender equality and women’s empowerment is at the heart of the agenda, as numerous goals and targets address structural barriers to achieve equal rights and opportunities between women and men, girls and boys.

One of the key areas of concern is the economic empowerment of women. It is expressed in targets and indicators of SDG 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) and SDG 8 (Promote inclusive and sustainable development, decent work and employment for all). Progress toward it depends not only on the adoption of a set of public policies by governments, but also on the existence of an enabling environment and active engagement of the corporate sector. This is also relevant to the achievement of SDG 1 (Poverty Reduction), SDG 10 (Reduced inequalities) and SDG 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development).

About 90 per cent of jobs in the world are in the private sector. This represents a huge potential to implement transformative actions in the world of work and social responsibility in favour of women, benefiting the whole society. There is an increasing consciousness, interest and commitment of private and public sector companies on the value and benefits of gender equality and the economic empowerment of women and its role to achieve it.

UN Women - in partnership with the European Commission is working together on a regional programme “Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women at Work in Asia – WeEmpower Asia” to contribute to the economic empowerment of women, recognizing them as beneficiaries and partners of growth and development, by increasing commitment of private companies to gender equality and women´s empowerment and strengthening companies’ capacities to implement these commitments.

The programme will ultimately contribute to the achievement of gender equality through enabling women’s labour force participation, entrepreneurship, economic empowerment and thus their full and equal participation in society.

The guiding platform will be the Women’s Empowerment Principles. The WEPs are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Coordinated by UN Women and the UN Global Compact, the Principles emphasize the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women's empowerment and are informed by real-life business practices and inputs gathered from across the globe.

Targeting women led enterprises and networks, multi-national companies, and relevant stakeholders in selected Asia countries, the project will promote business opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women-owned enterprises in Asia and their business relations with Europe, while supporting inter-regional dialogue and exchange of good practices to increase the capacity of the private sector more broadly in the implementation of gender-sensitive business culture and practices. The programme will cover seven countries: India, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam. It will also have a regional component under the responsibility of UN Women Region Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP).

UN Women WeEmpowerAsia Philippines is supporting the publication and social media asset development of the National Household Care Survey Study conducted in collaboration with Oxfam Pilipinas and Philippine Commission on Women. The full report will be copy-edited, designed and laid out according to approved common branding of the collaborating agencies and organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the UNWomen WeEmpowerAsia Philippines. The consultant will update supervisor on progress regularly via teleconference. The consultant will work in close collaboration with members of the collaborating agencies. The consultant will telework from home due to the constraints imposed by COVID-19. UNWomen WeEmpowerAsia will engage a Consultant to perform the following tasks:

  • Edit the text of the full NHCS report;
  • Propose a common identity and design for the cover and inside pages of the report;
  • Lay out the report according to the approved design;
  • Create social media assets culled from key research findings to support campaigns around unpaid care work;
  • Submit the camera-ready files of the report and social media assets.

    Expected deliverables and timelines

Task and Deliverables

Target date

Copy editing; Layout report and incorporate corrections; Design and develop social media assets; Social media assets approval

Deliverables: Submission of report design and approval of design;

15 December 2021 (30%)

Preparation of fully laid out report and approved social media assets

Preparation of final and camera-ready report and social media assets

Deliverables: Submission of Final design/layout template of full research reports and social media assets

15 March 2022 (70%)


Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Philippines Programme Manager, UN Women WeEmpower Asia Programme who will be responsible for the quality assurance of the deliverables.


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: (below are examples to be adjusted to each assignment)

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of UN Women processes and systems
  • Strong networking skills
  • Strong inter-personal skills, communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization;
  • Ability to work in a highly pressured environment

Required Skills and Experience

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, design, visual arts, or related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in editing and graphic design
  • Proven professional experience in copy editing, designing and proof-reading publications is desirable
  • Excellent command of written English and Tagalog, other UN languages an asset
  • Immediately available.

Contract period and work location

The total duration of the engagement is for a period from 1 November 2021 – 31 March 2022. The consultant will have the possibility for remote work in consultation with the supervisor.


Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]

A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical

application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.

Technical qualification evaluation criteria

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on the following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

  1. Education
  • Degree in communications, design, visual arts, or related discipline


  1. Experience and skills
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in editing and graphic design
  • Proven professional experience in copy editing, designing and proof-reading publications is desirable


  1. Language and writing skills
  • Excellent command of written English and Tagalog, other UN languages an asset


Total Obtainable Score

100 %

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technically qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

    Submission of application

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application to [email protected], with cc to, not later than 25 October 2021.

Submission package includes:

  • Cover letter outlining relevant work experience
  • UN Women Personal History Form(P11);
  • Writing sample, if any
  • Financial proposal which shall specify a total lump sum amount, breaking down the daily professional fee, proposed number of working days. Please see the financial proposal template as below:



Total financial proposal

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided?on the basis of?qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.?

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

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