Call for consultants

WPSN-C is seeking consultants to provide the following services remotely:

  • Social media and online event support
  • Proofreader (English)
  • Proofreader (French)
  • Analyst/Writer (English)

Consultants are welcome to express their interest for more than one service.

Deadline: April 8 2022, 5pm EDT


Background

The Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada (WPSN-C) is a volunteer network with the primary purpose of monitoring the Government of Canada’s implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. 

Through a contract with Global Affairs Canada, the Network will be conducting a process that includes a series of dialogues and other opportunities for inputs by civil society that will inform the development of Canada’s third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.

This process will include the development of an online hub, background materials, a series of online consultations, and a final report and launch event. A working group of Network members has been established to provide direction on this initiative.


General skills and experience for all contracts

  • Knowledge of the WPS agenda;
  • Ability to work independently and remotely;
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable;
  • Availability for regular meetings;
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills;
  • French/English (written, oral) is highly desirable (required for Proofreader (French))

Service 1: Social media and online event support

Start date: as soon as possible (contract until June 30, 2022)
15 days (hours will be spread out throughout the three months, some flexibility required)
Rate of pay: $150/day
  • Develop a social media plan (and update as project progresses)
  • Draft social media posts in English and in French
  • Post to WPSN-C’s social media channels on a regular schedule
  • Update ‘dialogue’ website (WordPress)
  • For 6 online events:
    • Assist with registration
    • Note-taking during meetings
    • Backup support for Zoom
  • Other related tasks as they arise

Service 2: Proofreader (English)

Time period: mid-April to June 30, 2022
Rate of pay: $2,000 flat rate
  • Proofread a variety of documents, including:
    • Agendas
    • Background materials
    • Short (1-2 pages) summary reports
    • Final report

Service 3: Proofreader (French)

Time-period: mid-April to  June 30, 2022
Rate of pay: $2,000 flat rate
  • Proofread a variety of documents, including:
    • Agendas
    • Background materials
    • Short (1-2 pages) summary reports
    • Final report

Service 4: Analyst/Writer (English)

Time period: May-June 2022
Rate of pay: $5,000 flat rate
  • 2 page summary document for each of five events
  • Final report (based on summary documents, survey results, and other materials)

Please send a cover letter outlining your motivation for applying along with your resume by 5PM (EDT) April 8, 2022 to: coordinator@wpsn-canada.org. If consultants are not identified in this initial call a new deadline may be set. 

The WPSN-C strives to live up to anti-racist, decolonizing, and intersectional feminist visions and practices. We encourage all to apply. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada.

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