International Consultant – Copy Editor (English) (2 positions)



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home Based
Application Deadline :26-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :Maximum 100 days of assignment period; UN Women does not warrant that the maximum of 100 days. The s
Expected Duration of Assignment :1st July 2022 – 30 June 2023

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

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women in Sudan is working to promote GEWE in the key priority corporate areas of women’s economic empowerment, women’s leadership and political participation, and women, peace and security and humanitarian action. UN Women Sudan has an annual work plan for 2022 that is aligned to its Strategic Note and the SDGs aiming to support GEWE through series of research to avail the gender disaggregated data to support evidence-based planning and effectively monitor change. UN Women is also supporting the strengthening of the women’s movement to build a women agenda in the different areas of intervention of the country office and support the advocacy for transformative change.

UN Women Sudan seeks to engage two (2) copy editors through a retainer contract to edit research, communications materials, briefs, reports and other documents and materials that reflect high quality, result-based standard and format established by UN Women


Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant is responsible for the following:

  • Copy editing, revising and rewriting as needed and formatting to produce high quality, reader-friendly, accessible, timely, results-based donor, programme and corporate communications materials; research and policy reports and briefs; and other documents and materials aligned with UN Women's established standards and formats, and in compliance with the country office's clearance process.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

III. Expected deliverables

  • Copy edited research, communications materials, briefs, reports and other documents and materials that reflect high quality, result-based standard and format established by UN Women.


Competencies

Core Values/Guiding Principles

Integrity:

  •  Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies

Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Development and Innovation:

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Master's degree or other advanced degree in social sciences, international development, and/or communications, with at least 7 years of work experience; or bachelor’s degree in those fields with at least 10 years of work experience.
  • Work experience in writing, editing, reporting, and communicating complex programmatic information in reader-friendly formats and styles.
  • A demonstrated ability to write and copy edit high quality English-language reports and information within the guidelines of the United Nations Editorial Manual and using the United Nations spelling.
  • Understanding of international development, resource mobilization, and the UN context is an asset. Work experience with UN Agencies or development and research organizations is an asset.
  • Must be capable of effectively using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

lease note that applications without a completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

UN Women Personal History form (P-11) can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment .

UNWOMEN 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.



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