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HOME-BASED Consultant to coordinate implementation of Telling Feminist Stories - Fairy Tales Initiative / UN Women

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 27, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on June 29, 2020
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The world is dramatically changing by new technologies, industrial revolutions, and technological progress.
It is even ironic that as the COVID-19 pandemic forces people’s physical disconnection, it is also showing how people are all connected by histories, literature and social interactions which are grounded on common values of humanity. Despite all crisis related consequences which the COVID-19 brings, there are also many positive and inspiring changes happening as a result of the pandemic.
This time of physical distancing and self-isolation has provided a rare opportunity to re-evaluate priorities and re-think what we value the most.
It is a time for reflection and actions to bring gender equality and human rights perspectives into approaches and norms for bringing up a new generation which is expected to live free of discrimination and violence in equal world from 2030.

UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECA RO) initiates a feminist stories and fairy telling campaign with an aim to support a dialogue to change the ways society thinks about women’s and girls’ roles, human potential, and rights.
The initiative is expected to expose the role of fairy tales in the cultural struggle over gender equality and feminism.
For this purpose, the "forgotten" narratives which highlight shifting attitudes towards the role of women and girls will be applied.
We strongly believe that such stories will tell a young generation a great deal about changing attitudes to women, gender equality and feminism.
The stories that children grow up with are vitally important in shaping who they are as adults.

UN Women ECA RO’s initiative will bring together feminists to re-work familiar fairytales as well as to bring forgotten women’s characters and stories to overcome the oppressive treatment and historical silencing of women by the patriarchy.

Required Skills and Experience:
1. Education:
a) Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, communications, business management, or a related field is required;
b) A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
2. Experience:
a) At least 7 years of professional experience in communication/advocacy areas, GEEWE programming, development and/or story writing projects;
b) Demonstrated expertise in design, implementation, and facilitation of participatory workshops;
c) Demonstrated knowledge in and/or expertise with story writing approaches, especially design and system thinking and behavioural insights;
d) Strong knowledge and/or experience in working on gender equality and women’s issues;
e) Experience in UN system is an asset.
3. Languages:
a) Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Russian is an asset
4. Other skills:
a) Good computer skills in Windows environment, knowledge of internet communications and command of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point)

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Location : Home-based
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Russian is an asset
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Jul-2020.

Application Deadline : 30-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA).

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 27
Jun 27

Friendly reminders:
1. Read carefully the full notice and the How to Apply instructions!
2. Double check the job requirements with your own education, experience, skills, certificates;
3. Apply the day before the deadline... just in case.

Jill Langhus
Jun 29
Jun 29

Thanks, Ana. What an interesting, and wonderful initiative.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 29
Jun 29

Thought so too.

Jill Langhus
Jun 29
Jun 29

:-) Hope you're doing well and that you have a good, safe week!

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 30
Jun 30

Fine. Still in home office and physical distancing :-(
Will be back home (Sao Paulo state) by the end of July - I hope...

Jill Langhus
Jul 01
Jul 01

Oh, I see. I hope you'll be able to return to your home safely, and soon, dear.