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LTA – English Editor
|Application Deadline :||13-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year, with 1-year extension based on performance|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 years, maximum based on performance|
KINDLY PREPARE YOUR APPLICATION BASED ON THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE OUTLINED IN THE ATTACHED INSTRUCTIONS.
UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
The UNDP Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) works to enhance the development effectiveness of UNDP by providing an objective assessment of contributions to development results, through assessing its programmes and operations. The Independent Evaluation Office conducts strategic, thematic, programmatic and country level evaluations. It assures the quality and use of UNDP evaluations by establishing norms, standards and guidelines and by knowledge sharing and networking.
The IEO of UNDP produces approx. 20 evaluation reports a year which includes: Thematic Evaluations, Global & Regional Programme Evaluations and Independent Country Programme Evaluations (ICPEs). Please visit our website to access any of these reports: www.undp.org/evaluation.
Aside from the publications IEO also produces several communications and outreach materials such as annual reports, brochures, fact sheets, briefs, occasional papers, National Evaluation Capacity Proceedings, speeches and more.
IEO requires the services of English editors to ensure proper presentation and dissemination of information relating to the production of its publications, evaluation reports and other communications materials.
Duties and Responsibilities
The IEO of UNDP would like to enter into Long-Term Agreements (LTAs), with contractors that can provide professional editing of its publications, evaluation reports, communications materials and technical documents on topics of global development and UNDP thematic areas such as Poverty Reduction, Gender Equality, Good Governance, SDGs, National Ownership, Sustainable Development Goals. The deliverables of these editorial services for an IEO publication include the following:
1) Provide editing and proof-reading services for materials ranging from complex publications to substantive technical documents. Provide technical writing if requested/required for some sections/paragraphs to improve the readability of reports.
2) Perform up to 6 rounds of substantive editing of IEO reports: including up to 3 rounds of editing and proofreading in track changes in word and up to 3 rounds of final review and editing of the designed/ layout version in pdf.
3) Perform editing according to UNDP Style Manual, UN editorial style manual and IEO style manual (will be provided).
4) The editor will be responsible for ensuring:
Deliverables & Time schedules
This LTA shall come into effect for a period of one year from the date of signing the agreement by IEO and will be extendable for another two years based on performance. For each assignment, the IEO shall agree in email with the contractor specific deliverables and timeline that will be binding for the contractor. The IEO will be producing several publications in 2019, however, no guarantee of minimum assignments can be given in advance. The full payment will be made only after the successful completion of task, which will be reviewed and approved by the IEO. The deliverable is a high quality printing ready professionally edited documents, reports and other communication materials under each assignment in this LTA.
Required Skills and Experience
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.