International English Language Editor– Long Term Agreement.

Location : Home based
Application Deadline :29-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :LTA - 24 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :LTA - 24 months


The Regional Bureau for Arab States of the United Nations Development Programme has an office located in Beirut (Lebanon) which serves as a platform for operation for the Regional Programme Division projects and/or activities that are implemented across the Arab countries. The bureau is home to several region-wide initiatives through the Regional Programme Division that support a number of regional projects.
The services required from the English Language Editor shall meet the needs of any of the bureau’s projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

The editing of English documents will be the responisbility of the English Language Editor, inclduing, but
not limited to:
• Editing any document requested by Project Managers/CTAs;
• High quality English language editing;
• High quality presentation and style to meet the highest UNDP standards;
• The editing should consider the spirit of the original text;
• Check punctuation, style for all documents sent for editing (drafts, printer ready version and
final printed version);
• Check the quality of the final text and ensure its correctness;
• Revisit the edited text as required attending to all remarks of the Project Managers/CTAs;
• Take into consideration the overall remarks and recommendations of the proof readers and
the Project Managers/CTAs;
• Conduct proof reading to ensure that the document is properly edited.
For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference


Functional Competencies:

  • Effectiveness in meeting tight deadlines;
  • • Ability to work independently and achieve quality results with limited supervision and within
  • tight schedules.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Knowledge of the UN preferable.

Required Skills and Experience


  • M.A. degree in English literature, journalism, social sciences, or other related fields.

Work Experience

  • The consultant should have at least 8 years of relevant experience in professional editing, including editing of international development reports or relevant materials;
  • Previous experience with UNDP style is preferred;

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.;
  • Knowledge of other UN language is an asset.

How to apply:

The consultancy is open for all international consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal. Submissions through any other media will not be considered.

The application must include all of the following documents:

  • 1. P11,
  • 2. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and
  • 3. Sample,
  • 4. Financial proposal

All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site.
It has been observed that bidders don’t submit all requested documents and thus reducing their chance to be selected for a contract with UNDP. before you submit your offer please revise that the application is complete and comprises all?documents.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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.

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