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.
UN Women Eastern & Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) maintains a large presence in the Eastern and Southern Africa region, covering 13 countries with program presence in Somalia and Zambia. In accordance with the UN Women Strategic Note, which is premised on the Africa Strategy, UN Women works to advance social, economic and political rights and the protection of women and girls from violence including harmful practices. The program also focuses on from the marginalized, excluded and under-represented groups, including rural women, women with disabilities, women living with or affected by HIV, women survivors of violence, women migrants, elderly women and others.
Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic and a human rights violation. More than 1 in 3 women (36.6%) in Africa report having experienced physical, and/or sexual partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner. Across Africa, 125 million girls and women alive today were married before their 18th birthday. An estimated 200 million girls and women alive today are believed to have been subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). Using the evidence generated from the study, “Prospects for Ending Child Marriage in Africa: Implications on Legislation, Policy, Culture & Interventions”, UN Women mobilized approximately 400 traditional and religious leaders to agree on areas where these leaders can be agents of transformation in addressing these harmful practices, through a series of sub-regional consultations that took place in Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and Egypt. Thereafter, on February 11 2019, with the support of UN Women and in partnership with the African Union, the Council of Traditional Leaders of Africa (COTLA) was launched under the leadership of the President of Zambia H.E. Edgar Lungu who is the AU Champion against Child Marriage. COTLA’s mission is to stop cultural and traditional norms and practices that discriminate against women and girls, especially child marriages and FGM.
The prevention and reduction of child marriage requires strong national commitments, legal instruments, institutional, enforcement mechanisms joined by awareness at the community level. The national commitment to eliminate child marriages can be realized when all members of the society take leadership and accept responsibility to work together to create a society that does not condone violence against children and works collectively and directly to prevent child marriages through effective oversight, reporting and accountability. In this context, the government officials, traditional, cultural, faith based, and community leaders play an important role in supporting the implementation of legislation and in ending child marriage. Therefore, it is envisaged that to enhance the understanding of relevant actors on the legislation and jointly with the participants there is need to devise strategies for effective prevention of child marriage and the promotion of the second chance education for child marriage survivors.
The IBSA Project entitled “Reducing Child Marriage in Malawi and Zambia” is funded by the India, Brazil and South Africa Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation through the UN South-South Cooperation (UNSSC). The project in Zambia, is implemented in close partnership with the relevant government departments, CSOs and UN Agencies through the UN Women ESARO coordination and supervision. The program establishes linkages with the Global Program to accelerate action to end child marriage in Zambia which collaborates with other similar initiatives in Zambia and the region. The IBSA program in Zambia also has linkages with the Child Marriage program in Malawi while working closely with the related departments of the African Union through the UN Women Ethiopia African Union Liaison team.
The materials including videos to be developed by this consultancy will be the property of UN Women and will be shared in the region with the African Union relevant directorates, Government, United Nations, CSOs, education institutions and the Traditional Leaders for possible replication.
Reporting to the Program Specialist-UNW Zambia who will work in consultation with the UNW Regional Program Manager-EVAW and the focal points at the Ministry of Gender, the Consultant will develop a consolidated video that will give a programmatic overview as well as support in raising awareness on ending Child Marriage in Zambia.
Scope of work:
The main objective of this assignment is to develop a consolidated video and audio that will give a programmatic overview as well as support in raising awareness on ending Child Marriage in Zambia. The videographer will be responsible for filming interviews, recording stories and personal experiences related to Second Chance Education project for girls in Zambia. S/he will work together with UN Women and partners as stated above. S/he will be responsible for the lighting, downloading footage as well as the audit of captured images by the video in high quality audio and video format.
While producing the video and audio, the consultant will adopt a story-telling approach putting the spotlight on personal experiences of participants related to Child marriage and second chance education. The narrative of the video should sit under the framework of UN Women’s flagship on Ending Violence Against Women and girls.
The consultant will also develop an action plan and a road map for rolling out the awareness raising and map out institutions that will take part in advocacy towards ending Child Marriage in Zambia. The consultant will work with communication staff members from the UN Women Regional Office, Ministry of Gender staff and other relevant staff (UN & International NGOs) in reviewing and providing support to the finalization of the actual video.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Based on the above-described objective of the assignment, and under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, Zambia and in close consultations with the Communications and Knowledge Management Specialists, EVAW Program Manager, the Local Consultant Videographer will undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:
The consultant is expected to:
Key deliverables, activities and timeframe:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
All applications must include (as an attachment) a completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment and must include sample links of professional videos produced within the last two years. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
UNWOMEN 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
This is a critical time for the world. At UNDP, we see this period as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda. In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030.