Cancelled: Request for Proposals – A Digital Media Campaign on “WEPs in Lebanon: Principles in Practice”

The UN Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) seeks proposals from qualified Lebanese communications firms to develop and produce a digital media campaign to raise awareness on how the Lebanese Private Sector are implementing the Women Empowerment Principles (www.weps.org) as described in this Request for Proposal and its related annexes.  The campaign “WEPs in Lebanon: Principles in Practice” is comprised of two components: production of 7 videos (one on each WEPs principle) and a social media strategy (including but not limited to production of creative concepts, content calendar, online platforms, and graphics, etc.).

GCNL invites proposals from qualified bidders for providing the requirements as defined in the rfp.  In order to prepare a responsive proposal, bidders must carefully review and understand the contents of all the documents.

Instruction to Proposers Specific Requirements
Date of Issuance August 4, 2020
Requests for Clarifications Requests for clarification shall be submitted by August 6 at 5:00 pm via email to [email protected] Answers to be posted on this page by August 7 COB
Deadline and Submission Format August 24, 2020 by 12:00 pm, Beirut time. Any proposal received after this date and time will be disqualified. Proposals should be sent via email to: [email protected]. Proposal validity 30 days from the submission deadline
Language of the Proposal English
Proposal Currency USD
Notification of Shortlisted Bidders August 26, 2020
Oral Presentations (TBC) August 28, 2020
Anticipated Period of Performance On/about September 1, 2020-November 15, 2020

Women’s Empowerment Principles:  A Joint Initiative of UN Women and UN Global Compact

Launched in 2010, the Women’s Empowerment Principles are a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact to provide guidance to business on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. UN Women offers strong gender and development expertise and networks of organizations working on women’s empowerment and the UN Global Compact’s offers valuable experience with private sector engagement and corporate sustainability.

The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a primary vehicle for corporate delivery on gender equality dimensions of the 2030 agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By joining the WEPs community, the CEO signals commitment to this agenda at the highest levels of the company and to work collaboratively in multi-stakeholder networks to foster business practices that empower women. These include equal pay for work of equal value, gender-responsive supply chain practices and zero tolerance against sexual harassment in the workplace.

The 7 Women’s Empowerment Principles (visit www.weps.org for more details):

  1. LEADERSHIP: Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality.
  2. EQUALITY: Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination.
  3. SAFTEY: Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers.
  4. LEARNING: Promote education, training and professional development for women.
  5. MARKETS: Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women.
  6. COMMUNITY: Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy.
  7. TRANSPARENCY: Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality

With support from UN Women and the Ford Foundation, GCNL has secured commitments from 23 private sector companies in Lebanon to the WEPs and are providing technical support be more gender responsible through operationalizing the WEPs principles.  This includes: promoting the CEO Statement of Support for the WEPs in order to rally businesses to do more on gender equality and undertaking the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis to provide companies a better understanding of their gender performance.

GCNL seeks to contract a competent communications firm to develop and implement a digital media campaign to raise awareness about the 7 principles of the Women Empowerment Principles WEPs by highlighting how the 23 signatories in Lebanon are applying them in their daily operations. The campaign should highlight WEPs best practices and benefits of empowering women in the workplace in order to celebrate impact to date and to motivate other private sector partners to commit to the WEPs in Lebanon.  

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