Professional English Editing and Writing Consultant


Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :21-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :Two years, part-time
Expected Duration of Assignment :Two years, part-time

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

Please provide Offeror’s Letter and proposal together with your CV and cover letter (if applicable) in one single file while submitting application. And please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading. Below is the download link of Offeror's Letter. 

Offeror's letter download link: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GYP7hMPX3qJAbiy7KZppiWqR4JdKFYv4/view?usp=sharing

 

UNDP China’s work to enhance China’s domestic, regional and global engagement through policy support requires good communication, not only with counterparts and the general public but also with the international community and foreign donors. The majority of publications need to be made available in English, often requiring further polishing in order to meet the high-quality standard in line with UNDP’s expectations.


Duties and Responsibilities

Job Description

UNDP China is eliciting the services of a highly skilled English editor to proofread and edit draft reports and publications, typically of 20-100 pages in length, before they are cleared to be sent to design and printing. The service also includes the drafting, editing and/or providing quality assurance of external outreach and communications materials.

 

The services will be requested periodically upon office needs when a new report/publication or other communication materials will be produced.

 

Expected Outputs/Deliverables

The consultant is expected to:

  • Review, proofread and edit draft reports, publications, evaluations and other information materials taking into account grammar, style, content and format, as per UNDP guidelines;
  • Check for and correct repetition and spelling or grammar mistakes as well as to improve phrasing and language use for easier reading;
  • Review and edit the presentation style, format (spacing, indentation, capitalization, paragraphs, headings etc.);
  • Draft, edit and/or provide quality assurance of external outreach and communications materials;
  • Develop and prepare creative writing including speeches, communication materials, talking points and etc.  
  • Provide consulting service on communication and communication related products.

 

Methodology

To achieve the objective of the assignment, the contractor(s) will:

  • Upon request, proofread and edit the content of reports and publications provided by UNDP China;
  • Regularly exchange information with and report to Head of Communications, Innovation and Partnerships and respective Programme Officers responsible for the publication in order to agree on the tasks, scope and timeframe and receive feedback;
  • Double check any unclear meanings with the original drafter or translator and render in improved English.

 

Preliminary Working Schedule

The contract will be a Two-year LTA contract, and most editing tasks will have a deadline of one to two weeks for the first draft submission, depending on the length and content of the document.

 

Corresponding payments shall be made following certification by UNDP that the services related to the specific task have been satisfactorily performed and deliverables have been achieved by the or before the due dates.


Competencies

  • Knowledge of international development and China, as well as experience in editing reports on social issues, including development and governance issues and familiarity with UNDP/UN terminology will be an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree or higher degree in communications, journalism, business management, marketing, advertising, international relations, development, or a related field.
  • Publication-standard English drafting and editing skills.
  • Minimal 3 years of working experience in the field of communications, journalism, public-relations, marketing or related fields
  • Good analytical and organizational skills
  • Good command of English (native English speaker strongly preferred).

 

UNDP applies a fair and transparent selection process that will take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals. Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please provide Offeror’s Letter and proposal together with your CV and cover letter (if applicable) in one single file while submitting application. And please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading. Below is the download link of Offeror's Letter. 

Offeror's letter download link: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GYP7hMPX3qJAbiy7KZppiWqR4JdKFYv4/view?usp=sharing



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