Application Deadline :30-Nov-12
Additional CategoryManagement
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :3 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :3 - 6 Months


At present the United Nations Development Programme is set to deploy a central web content management system that can be easily used by country offices and program offices around the world.

The Web Editor Consultant for the Web Upgrade Project will report to the Chief, Online Communications.  S/he should be comfortable in directly editing, posting and presenting stories, images, headlines and other multimedia in English using prior experience with software such as web content management systems.

This is a local home based consultancy in New York

Duties and Responsibilities

Function 1: Editing / Producing
  • Provide assistance in presenting and curating stories and images in various web content management systems.
  • Ensure accurate and consistent web presentation of stories, headlines and images in English.
  • Assist in the production of English-language material for online platforms
  • Assist in proofreading
Function 2: Communications
  • Effectively communicate relevant project information to superiors;
  • Deliver engaging, informative, well-organized web presentations;
  • Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion;
  • Understand how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully;
Function 3: Teamwork
  • Effectively utilize each team member to his/her Keep track of lessons learned and share those lessons with team members;
  • Mitigate team conflict and communication problems;
Successful delivery of a new corporate Internet platform will set the foundation for improved efficiency of business operations, increase our ability to communicate the work of UNDP and enhance effectiveness of UNDP programs.


Core competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Functional  Competencies:

  • Productive and efficient worker, highly motivated 
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks 
  • Solid English language skills
  • Previous experience editing and presenting English copy in plain language
  • Knowledge of web content systems, primarily adobe CQ5
  • Good understanding of online communications needs and excellent attention to detail
  • Performance-oriented and focused on results

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Communications, Journalism or related field.
  • A minimum of three – seven years of combined of experience in the field of Communications / Journalism
Language Requirements: 
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Working knowledge of Spanish or French desirable.
All interested applicants should submit the following documents. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification
  • Updated P11 or Resume / CV
  • Statement of Interest (Cover letter) with a brief narrative addressing the competencies mentioned above.
  • Financial Proposal for the assignment stating your daily fee for the assignment.

Shortlisted candidates will be rated according to the following criteria: 

  • Technical Criteria for Evaluation to equal 70% of total scoring weight.
  • Solid English language skills - 40%
  • Previous experience editing and presenting English copy in plain language - 30%
  • Knowledge of web content systems - 20%
  • Good understanding of online communications needs and excellent attention to detail - 10%

Financial Evaluation to equal 30% of total scoring weight.

Total -   100%

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% in the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation

Cumulative analysis will be used in determining the best candidate for this assignment. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract is made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as responsive/compliant/acceptable, and having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria:

  • Technical Criteria weight: 70%
  • Financial Criteria weight: 30% 

IX. Others
No travel is envisaged for this assignment. As this is a local consultancy, UNDP will not cover the travel costs to duty station. Candidate is responsible for required US working documents.



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