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Writer/Editor – World Conference on DRR
|Location :||New York (Home based), UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||13-Nov-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Crisis Response|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||60 working days|
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.
In March 2015, UNDP will participate in the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR). This conference, which will bring together thousands of practitioners and policy makers involved in disaster risk reduction and recovery, will, amongst other things, give UNDP the opportunity to showcase its work in support of countries and communities.
At the regional and country levels, UNDP supports partners by helping to develop capacity to prevent, mitigate, prepare for and respond to disasters. This includes supporting national and local governments in risk assessments, governance, capacity development, recovery planning and implementation, preparedness, and climate risk management. In order to capture the impact of these efforts and to highlight how UNDP’s work has reduced risk and supported country/community level resilience, UNDP is currently soliciting success stories, case studies, blogs, editorials and other communications materials from country offices and partners worldwide. These materials will be used leading up, and into, the World Conference in March, and will help contextualize the work that UNDP does and the support we offer.
In order to collect, research, draft and best present these materials, a qualified writer/editor will be required to support the teams in New York, Geneva and Tokyo. Working with the Communications Specialist of the Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Team, the Writer/Editor will help produce success stories, blogs, editorials and other written and video communications materials as required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the Assignment
The aim of this assignment is to research, draft, edit and present country/regional level success stories, case studies, blogs, interviews and other communications materials for the World Conference on DRR.
Scope of Work:
Expected Output and Deliverables:
Duration of Assignment and Duty Station
The expected total duration of the assignment is 60 working days within a period starting from 01 December 2014 through 15 March 2015. This assignment is home based. The ideal candiate will be residing in New York with visits to UNDP Headquarter office as required.
Direct supervision is under the Communications Specialist, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Team, with overall supervision under the Partnerships Advisor and WCDRR Team Leader.
The consultant shall be paid a daily rate, payable on a monthly basis, for the duration of the contract upon submission of the Certificate of Payment and approval of satisfactory work by the supervisor.
Required Skills and Experience
Summary of Selection Process
Appraisal of candidates prior relevant experience (based on details included in the CV and covering letter) and previously published material (50%); appraisal of technical skills through a writing test (50%).
Cover letter and CV containing (1) applicant's financial proposal (preferred daily rate); (2) names, phone number and e-mails of three references; (3) earliest start date. Also include 3-6 writing samples of previously published material showcasing the applicant's writing style and highlighting themes relevant to UNDP's work in climate change and disaster risk reduction. Optional: Other previously published material that demonstrates other relevant skills (such as layout or design work, infographics, on-line links to videos made, etc.)
Note: The selection process for shortlisted candidates will comprise of a technical exam (a writing test), a verbal interview, and an appraisal of the incumbent’s prior experience.
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