Communication Officer (Copy Editor) Retainer, Multiple positions

Job categories Communications
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5512/24088
Department/office AR, KHMCO, Philippines
Duty station Home based
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-8
Duration 12 months Retainer contract with the maximum of 100 working days
Application period 03-Jun-2022 to 26-Jun-2022

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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Background Information – Philippines

Established in 2016, UNOPS Philippines provides expert support to ensure sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure activities in projects. With funds from the European Union (EU), UNOPS supports the Supreme Court, the Department of Justice, and the Department of the Interior and Local Government under the Governance in Justice (GOJUST) Programme (GOJUST2) through procurement, logistics, and grants management to push forward the justice reform agenda of the Philippine government through innovations and interventions; as well as providing grants to civil society organizations to improve access to justice of marginalized groups. In the Support to the Bangsamoro Transition (SUBATRA) Programme, UNOPS is working with the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Government strengthening capacities of the executive, legislative and judicial branches to ensure a smooth transition, also with funds from the EU.

In the health sector, UNOPS works with the DOH / ADB in the HEAL project (Health System Enhancement to Address and Limit COVID-19).

The UNOPS Philippines Office is part of the UNOPS Cambodia Multi-Country Officer (KHMCO), which provides oversight, support and services to UNOPS operations in the country offices. 

UNOPS Philippines is in the process of expanding its area of engagement in cooperation with its development partners, focusing mainly on a portfolio of projects and programs in the infrastructure, logistics management, procurement in health, rule of law,  and governance sectors and subsequently is looking for qualified and committed experts.

In the health sector, UNOPS works with the DOH / ADB in the HEAL project (Health System Enhancement to Address and Limit COVID-19).

Project Background Information – Governance in Justice Programme, Phase II (GOJUST II)

The Governance in Justice Programme Phase II or GOJUST II is a program of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines with support  from the European Union. It builds on from its predecessor program and generally aims to  contribute to inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development through improved access  to justice for all. Specifically, it aims to develop more responsive and accountable justice  services. The justice system is composed of different actors. Reforms must be undertaken in a  coordinated and cohesive manner to ensure efficiency and sustainability. The center of any  justice sector reform program is the improvement of the lives of the people. In order to achieve  this, GOJUST II employs a four-pronged approach: justice sector strengthening, effective  justice institutions, access to justice and evidence-based research.

Justice sector coordination is undertaken by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC) co-chaired by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Secretary of Justice and the Secretary for the Department of Interior and  Local Government. GOJUST II will support the strengthening and institutionalization of the  JSCC as well as the strengthening of the individual justice sector institutions, to ensure  complementarity and compatibility of reform measures. Local sectoral coordination  mechanisms through the Justice Zones will allow GOJUST II to pilot reform measures at the  local level. GOJUST II will also support CSOs and law schools to increase access to justice for vulnerable groups. Finally, GOJUST II will promote evidence-based research that could  inform policy-making and future programming. 

Particularly on increased  access to the justice system for vulnerable groups, including women which is GOJUST II’s Key Result Area (KRA) 3, GOJUSTII established a grant facility which UNOPS manages in collaboration with the British Council which provides technical assistance to  the GOJUST II. 

GOJUST II’s KRA 3 will seek to empower women, poor and people living in vulnerable situations to  recognize their grievances and problems as legal issues and to seek effective remedies for  disputes. For people to be able to seek redress, they must know their rights and understand the  different pathways for seeking justice. To this end the project will work with media, legal service  NGOs, paralegals and other facilitators to create legal and rights awareness and provide direct  legal services on issues involving land rights, rights of women, including victims of sexual and  gender-based violence (GBV), rights of indigenous peoples, children, youth, prisoners, those  with disabilities and LGBTI people. The project will identify strategic collaborations with media,  arts and culture platforms for popular engagement on these issues. Based on the British  Council’s comparative experience in the use of arts and culture for peacebuilding, interventions  will be conflict sensitive and locally led, focusing on tangible outcomes such as confidence building and self-expression as part of legal empowerment.

Aside from grant management and administration, UNOPS is responsible for the provision of logistical and administrative support, which may include the organization and facilitation of training, workshops, seminars and study tours; procurement of goods and services; small works; and, communication and visibility. 

Role Specific: 

Under the direct supervision of the UNOPS GoJUST II I Communications Officer, Communications Officer (COPY EDITOR) shall function as the incumbent retainer   Copy Editor and will be responsible for ensuring that GOJUST publications are high-quality and ready for dissemination through the provision of professional copy-editing services.

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