Job Description :
In the past two decades, an annual average of 172,000 Filipino women migrant workers (WMW) were deployed overseas as new hires. Analysis of the migration flow from the Philippines for the period 1981- 2011 revealed that 60% of registered migrant workers are women (UN Women, 2015). In 2014, out of the 340,279 Filipinos workers overseas, 185,601 were female, indicating a trend of feminisation of the migratory flows (ASEAN, 2017). Women migrant workers are disproportionately vulnerable to violence at all stages of the migration cycle and they often experience intersectional forms of discrimination.
The Philippines is seen as one of the countries with an advanced migration governance framework. However, in the different migration stages, women migrant workers continue to face a risk of violence, trafficking, and discrimination. They also have limited access to protection and support services. In 2016, of the estimated 7,556 overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who were in distress and repatriated 67% were women. In the same year, 251 were victims of trafficking, 82% of whom were women. Further, the National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) in 2017 found that only 30 per cent of women who experienced physical or sexual violence sought help to stop violence.
Women migrant workers (WMW) are disproportionately vulnerable to violence at all stages of the migration cycle and they often experience intersectional forms of discrimination. The CEDAW Committee expressed concerns on 'the widespread exploitation and abuse of Filipina migrant workers working abroad, in particular as domestic workers, and the insufficient support provided to reintegrate those who return.'
In the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, incidence of violence against women is seen to increase - as tensions rise, freedom is restricted, economic tensions are felt, and women are isolated from support systems. Postponed or cancelled trips and employment contracts abroad brought about by travel bans have forced Filipinas to go back home, where many of them endure intimate partner violence or psychological violence from dependents. Losing their jobs and the prospect of an independent income that would enable them to escape abuse, and the incapacity to support their families any longer, all increase the risk of domestic violence. 'Social distancing,' a strategy adopted and recommended to contain the virus, is likely to increase the risk of Gender Based Violence (GBV), as it may be used as a mechanism to isolate the survivor from her family and social networks, as a part of emotional or psychological violence and controlling behavior.
Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (2018-2022) is part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls. Safe and Fair is implemented by the ILO and UN Women. Safe and Fair delivers technical assistance and support with the overall objective of making labour migration Safe and Fair for all women in the ASEAN region. Safe and Fair engages with ASEAN Member States government authorities ASEAN institutions workers organizations employers and recruitment agencies civil society organizations community-based organizations families and communities research institutions and academia, media networks, youth, and the general public and supports programming in ten countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam).
Safe and Fair works in close cooperation with governments and social partners to achieve three inter-linking specific objectives:Specific objective 1:
Women migrant workers are better protected by gender-sensitive labour migration governance frameworksSpecific objective 2:
Women migrant workers are less vulnerable to violence and trafficking and benefit from coordinated responsive quality services andSpecific objective 3
: Data, knowledge and attitudes on the rights and contributions of women migrant workers are improved
The Safe and Fair project strategy mainstreams three cross-cutting topics: women's voice and agency rights-based approaches and broad engagement of stakeholders. Safe and Fair ensures visibility, awareness raising and dialogue promotion on changing norms around violence against women throughout migration and strengthening rights-based approaches to Safe and Fair labour migration governance for women in the ASEAN region.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Graphic Designer and Artist will provide design and layout of communication products and tools:
Final products and deliverables
- Development of infographics, posters, stickers and other communication materials using supplied data to present core messages and organize complex information into visual representations
- Design, layout and format publications, case studies, protocols, guidelines and training materials and other print and web-based communications materials (taking into account UN Women branding guidelines and branding requirements of other donors/partners), as needed
- Present best and most relevant design style and materials for the given content and propose multiple versions for consideration
- Incorporate comments and changes from UN Women team
- Ensure that the final output(s) for each communication product will be the final web-ready and/or print-ready version
- Deliver creative graphic and technical solutions (including infographics if required) for print, electronic, web-based and animated presentations.
- Abide by the UN Women Photo Policy and Guidelines and Spotlight Initiative Branding Guidelines
The consultant must deliver high resolution outputs or visual materials in the required format timeline. It should include packaged layered Adobe Creative Suite files with source font, images and other visual assets. For printed materials, print-ready InDesign file package and press-quality PDF with printer marks and bleeds. The consultant must be available for further revisions and development of multimedia projects.
Warranties, Consent, and Intellectual Property:
1. The Consultant represents and warrants that he/she has not, and undertakes that he/she shall not, infringe any third-party intellectual property rights in performing any activities pursuant to the Contract. The Consultant represents and warrants that that he/she shall perform the activities pursuant to the UN Women Photo Policy and Guidelines including obtaining written consent when required, including from survivors of violence and from the legal guardian/s of children under 18 years of age (mandatory use of UN Women consent form within the UN Women Photo Policy and Guidelines.
2. The Consultant shall indemnify, hold and save harmless, and defend, at its own expense, UN Women, its officials, employees, consultants, agents or other representatives from and against all suits, claims, demands, and liability of any nature or kind, including their costs and expenses arising out the Consultant's violations of the representations and warranties above.
3. The indemnity set forth, above, shall not apply to:
a) A claim of infringement resulting from the Consultant's compliance with specific written instructions by UN Women directing a change in the specifications for the Deliverables or directing a manner of performance of the Contract not normally used by the Consultant or
b) A claim of infringement resulting from additions to or changes in any Deliverables furnished under the Contract if UN Women or another party acting under the direction of UN Women made the changes.
4. UN Women shall advise the Consultant about any such suits, proceedings, claims, demands, losses or liability within a reasonable period of time after having received actual notice thereof. The Consultant shall have sole control of the defense of any such suit, proceeding, claim or demand and of all negotiations in connection with the settlement or compromise thereof, except with respect to the assertion or defense of the privileges and immunities of UN Women or any matter relating thereto, for which only UN Women itself is authorized to assert and maintain. UN Women shall have the right, at its own expense, to be represented in any such suit, proceeding, claim or demand by independent counsel of its own choosing.
5. In the event the use by UN Women of any Deliverables provided to UN Women by the Consultant, in whole or in part, in any suit or proceeding, is for any reason enjoined, temporarily or permanently, or is found to infringe any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right, or in the event of a settlement, is enjoined, limited or otherwise interfered with, then the Consultant, at its sole cost and expense, shall, promptly, either:
a) procure for UN Women the unrestricted right to continue using such Deliverables provided to UN Women
b) replace or modify the Deliverables provided to UN Women, or part thereof, with the equivalent or better product, or part thereof, that is non-infringing or,
c) refund to UN Women the full price paid by UN Women for the right to have or use such Deliverables, or part thereof.
6. UN Women confirms that the whole of the copyright present, future or contingent whatsoever and all other right, title and interest in and to the Deliverables shall be vested in the Consultant throughout the world in accordance with all applicable copyright laws. The Consultant further acknowledges and agrees that UN Women shall have the unconditional non-exclusive and perpetual right to make use of the Deliverables including but not limited to the entire take of all photographs from the Assignment in such manner as UN Women shall in its sole discretion think fit including without limitation the right to include the Deliverables on its own website and/or in any other public relations materials used to promote UN Women. UN Women may re-edit the Deliverables or any part thereof as convenient for its own exploitation of the Deliverables in any medium. UN Women may provide the Deliverables to other UN agencies and the media at no cost and may apply a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial-NoDeriv 2.0 Generic license to the Deliverables.
- UN Women has exclusive world rights in perpetuity
- UN Women should be permitted to use images in all countries without a time limit
- Before the consultant moves any visual material/output on the wire or uploads them to an online Image Database as essay, he/she should contact UN Women to obtain consent
- UN Women can provide the finished and raw materials to other UN organizations or the media at no cost, as is the practice.
UN Women will provide the following support to the consultant:
- Briefing and detailed explanation of the kind of visuals needed and help in defining the best contents of materials/outputs for different purposes
- Programme information and editorial guidance to the Consultant to enable him/her to understand the Deliverables required and generate visual elements to include in the output
- Assistance in acquiring access to specific locations in the form of a letter confirming that the consultant is on an assignment commissioned by UN Women.
- A UN Women country office staff member to accompany the Consultant to the selected project site
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
Required Skills and Experience
Submission of application
- Minimum secondary education. Bachelor's degree is preferred
- At least 3 years of working experience in graphic design including knowledge of professional software such as Adobe Design, In-Design, CorelDraw, Final Cut HD, web design tools such as Dreamweaver and Flash, etc.
- High quality professional portfolio demonstrating advanced skills and competence in graphics, design and illustration.
- Mastery of current graphic design practices and web production software, including Adobe CS5/CS6 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver)
- Technical knowledge of web-based technologies that apply to web design such as HTML, Flash, and CSS is an advantage
- Experience with designing and creating illustrations and info-graphics is an advantage
- Previous experience with UN agencies and non-profit organizations and familiarity with development programmes/issues is an asset
- Ability to communicate in English
Interested applicants are required to submitthe complete submission package below:
Please note that the system only allows 1 attachment per application so merge documents into one file only. In case that is not possible, you can submit the application again with different attachments.
- Application Letter that provides a brief explanation of why you are suited for this Consultancy, and cite relevant experience.
- CV and P11
- The UN Women P11 can be downloaded from this link:
- Sample work or link to online portfolio with infographic, posters, publication, etc.
- Financial proposal in PHP which shall specify proposed fees according to each output and specification below:
- Social graphic, 1000x1000 px (lay out ready elements given by UN Women)
- Social graphic, 1000x1000 px (create illustrations or graphics from scratch)
- Moving social graphic - GIF, 1000x1000 px
- Infographic/Data visualization, A4
- Tarpaulin banner (4ft x 6ft)
- Report/Publication (A4, for print) with text, tables and charts, per page
- Report/Publication (A4, interactive PDF) with text, tables and charts, per page
- Report/Publication cover, back or front (lay out ready elements given by UN Women)
- Report/Publication cover, back or front (create illustrations or graphics from scratch)
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.Note:
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.