Communication Content Creator Consultant - Home based

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Remote in Abu Dhabi
Communication Content Creator Consultant - Home based

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Location : Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Application Deadline : 19-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 7d 7h 53m
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 19-Sep-2022
Duration of Initial Contract : Retainer contract for 5 months – 13 days a month
Expected Duration of Assignment : Retainer contract for 5 months – 13 days a month

UNDP 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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (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.

Economic empowerment is one of the priority areas of UN Women. UN Women works with Governments and multilateral partners to promote women’s economic empowerment and increase their access to economic opportunities, especially for those who are most excluded. The flagship programme contributes towards outcome 3 of UN Women’s strategic plan: women have income security, decent work, and economic autonomy through contributions to see that more women own, launch, and manage small, medium and large enterprises.

UN Women launched the Flagship Programme Initiative (FPI) on stimulating equal opportunities for women entrepreneurs in July 2018. The programme is implemented in UAE, as well as in South Africa and at a global level from UN Women’s headquarters. It is funded by NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, governmental entity in Sharjah, UAE and is implemented under the supervision of the UN Women Liaison Office (LO) for the GCC.

The FPI was designed as a research, capacity building, and advocacy programme to support women entrepreneurs through promoting Gender-Responsive Procurement (GRP) in the public and private sector, supporting women entrepreneurs to access these opportunities and to strengthen their access to finance. The programme takes forward the findings of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) which highlighted the benefits of inclusive procurement from women-owned businesses (WOBs).

UN Women UAE Liaison Office for the GCC is seeking to hire a Digital Content Creator Consultant to support on the visual design and creation for the announcement of online workshops and various capacity building and networking events, develop, design and update the online learning platform, photos and short videos creation to be used for reporting and visibility efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities

Create multimedia digital content

  • Create shareable, compelling, visual contents including announcements for online and in person events.
  • Production of digital content for target audiences on various multimedia platform
  • Create social media posts related to success stories, infographics, and others
  • Design illustrations and graphics, as needed, to visually communicate concepts and ideas

Design of layouts

  • Design of ppt presentations including compelling visuals
  • Design of publications and reports as per UN Women guidelines

Photography and videography provision

  • Take high-resolution photographs capturing the events
  • Select best photographs related to each task (no less than 30) in consultation with the programme team
  • Photographs must be provided in high quality suitable for printing, processing, or publishing on web
  • Develop and manage an online library to ensure accessibility and distribution.
  • Record and produce short HD videos (ranging from 30 seconds to 2.5 minutes) to document events, activities and interview key, staff/partners/beneficiaries per request of the Programme Lead
  • Provide rough edit selections of best footages, export and deliver audio track of video, and export final version of a video in formats optimized for HD web distribution
  • Provide blending video, photo, and effects when needed

Web Development

  • Redesign the current online learning platform of the FPI, improve existing site layout, graphics designs, and develop innovative new designs when needed
  • Develop a layout and structure for the dynamic website, capturing the latest trends for website presentations which is responsive, compatible, and easily accessible to most common devices and browsers
  • Add new features to the website when requested
  • As a repository of information about the FPI, the website must be designed to be comprehensive and accurate yet user-friendly and engaging
  • Integrate functionality to upload data to the website in MS Excel format, to quickly insert data into the statistical database; improve the downloading of statistical data and graphs
  • Continuously update the website as needed, and continuously test website updates to anticipate or spot errors, and work efficiently to address them.
  • Perform any other duties within the scope of the TOR


  • Successful delivery of the above requirements
  • Provide monthly delivery report for each of the above categories, with the support provided in each area
  • Provide monthly material developed

Financial arrangements:

Payment will be disbursed upon submission of approved monthly progress report that contain follow-up on tasks and responsibilities mentioned in the TOR.


The selected applicant will work remotely given the current restrictions in the UAE. The selected candidate may be required to continue the assignment in-person when it is feasible. No international travel needs are anticipated. For local business travel requirements for meetings and events across the emirates and if any international travel emerges, the UN Women LO for the GCC will organize the logistics of the travel including providing daily substance allowance and terminal fees as per UN Women travel policies.


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

  • Strong writing skills, particularly the ability to present accessible, persuasive, coherent and well-founded arguments to a broad audience of policymakers, academics and activists.
  • Reliably takes action to honor commitments; takes international outlook in decision-making.
  • Demonstrates analytical rigor, intellectual creativity and contributes original ideas
  • Contributes to team spirit, inspires, and motivates staff and colleagues at all levels
  • Remains composed under stress
  • Result driven and solution oriented.
  • Makes efficient use of available resources

Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in graphic design, web development, visual communications, digital media or other related fields.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in graphic design, visual communications or related fields
  • Experience with content management systems, graphics software, still and video cameras, video/audio/podcasting/image editing.
  • Capable of self-generation of creative ideas and working under pressure to meet individual project needs.
  • Solid experience in building websites design and development
  • Excellent creative/design skills, and creative approach to communications
  • Experience in using digital media and communications for marketing and communications
  • Experience working within the UN system is an asset

Language requirement:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, and preferably Arabic.

Submission of application:

Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application by the deadline indicated in the post by submitting the following:

  • C.V.
  • Letter of Interest containing the statement on candidate's experience in the field of recruitment.
  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded P11 form. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
  • Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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