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Accessibility Expert

Background information

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is seeking a consultant, or ideally a team of consultants, to support us in ensuring our external communications are accessible for people with differing disabilities and challenges, whether they are visual, auditory, dexterity, or otherwise. This shall be done by reviewing our websites (wilpf.org and mywilpf.org), newsletters, print materials, design and style guides, and other outreach materials (i.e. podcasts, videos, webinars).

Following the review and its findings, the consultant/s will draft a short report with recommendations to WILPF on how we can improve the accessibility on our websites and print materials. In addition, the consultant/s will create the content for a chapter in our internal style guide on accessibility (best practices for web, print, and digital communications), as well as conduct two virtual training sessions with WILPF staff members on how to ensure content is accessible for all.

The consultant/s will work closely with WILPF’s communications team.

Objectives

The consultant/s will provide the communications team with the necessary guidance, tools, and resources to make the WILPF website, design and style guides, and other content accessible, taking into account the range of potential barriers to people with disabilities. 

Specific results and outputs 

The primary outcome of this consultancy is to ensure that WILPF and WILPF staff members are equipped with the knowledge, tools, resources, and assistive technologies needed to ensure our websites, communication tools, and content being developed across the organisation are accessible for people with disabilities and for all audiences.

The consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:

  • Review of WILPF’s websites (wilpf.org and mywilpf.org), newsletters, print materials, videos (subs, captions, etc.), podcasts, and other outreach materials to provide recommendations related to improvement of accessibility.
  • Create a chapter on accessibility guidance in our internal style guide (audience: WILPF staff members).
  • Conduct two training sessions (1-2 hours each) for WILPF staff members explaining best practices that can be followed to ensure content is accessible.

Work schedule and action plan

The consultation process is expected to run for 12 days at your convenience between 1 December and 22 December 2021 (review, recommendations, content creation) and three days at the end of January 2022 (training sessions). The entire process will span 15 days in total. 

Budget

Applicants are invited to submit a budget/project estimate within their expression of interest. The expected total budget will range from 4,000 to 6,000 CHF.

Terms of Contract

Nature of contract: Consultancy Assignment

Work Rate: Approximately 15 days spread over the project period.

Location: Remote

Project Period: 

  • Phase 1: 1 December to 20 December 2021
  • Phase 2: 20 January to 31 January 2022 

Compensation: Please provide your daily rate or project estimate in your proposal.

Background information

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is seeking a consultant, or ideally a team of consultants, to support us in ensuring our external communications are accessible for people with…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    December 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    November 30, 2021

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
Rue de Varembé, Genève, GE 1202, Switzerland

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Application and Deadline

Interested consultants should submit an up-to-date CV and a cover letter outlining relevant skills and experiences as well as their daily rate or project estimate to jobs(a)wilpf.org with “Application for Accessibility Consultancy” in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, until the role is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WILPF is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people with disabilities to apply. We do not discriminate based on disability. 


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