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Individual Consultant: Long Term Agreement (LTA) for on-call Copy Editors (for Filipino Consultants only)
|Location :||Home-based, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||16-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year which may be renewed up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory performance evaluation|
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. With offices in more than 170 countries and territories, we offer a global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
Working in the Philippines for over 40 years, UNDP continues to strengthen the country’s capacities at the national and local levels to promote democratic governance, sustainable management of natural resources, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and management, and resilience and peacebuilding. In all its programmes, UNDP integrates human rights and gender equality, advocating that everyone should have equal access to the benefits of development.
In supporting various projects and programs, UNDP Philippines is seeking to engage professional copy editors on a long term basis (LTAs) to provide copy and editing services.
Copy editors begin the editing process by fixing any grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors. They also ensure that names, places, and organizations are spelled properly, and facts, dates, and statistics are accurate. This may involve contacting writers' sources and conducting online research. Copy editors also write headlines and subheads for articles and, depending on the publication, may create page layouts that consist of the placement of articles, photographs, and advertisements.
Each publication employs its own style guide that dictates writing standards, such as tense, voice, or the spelling of certain words. Copy editors ensure that articles are written in accordance with the style guide. They work closely with writers, suggesting changes to enhance articles' readability, conciseness, and style. Copy editors also help writers research topics and locate and contact sources throughout the development of articles.
Under the Long-Term Agreements (LTA) of Individual Consultancy contracts, the Copy Editors (referred to as consultants) may work remotely or be assigned anywhere in the Philippines, depending on the requirement. The LTAs can be availed of by other UN agencies in the Philippines under the same terms and conditions.
Duties and Responsibilities
LTA Objective and Set-up
The overall objective to set up Long-Term Agreements (LTAs) with individuals to facilitate and expedite the process by which UNDP and other UN Agencies in the Philippines engage the services of a Copy Editor, as the need arises.
Scope of Work
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager of the hiring Project, the Copy Editor is expected to provide copyediting services, including, but not limited to, the performance of the following tasks:
First review round:
Following the performance of the tasks outlined in the Scope of Work above, the Copy Editor is expected to deliver the following outputs:
• Output A (First Review Round): Submission and approval of the Annotated Word file of the manuscript.
Deadline: Date to be agreed upon or 10 working days upon receipt of the manuscript, whichever is earlier; or a pre-agreed deadline should special circumstances necessitate it
• Output B (Second Review Round): Approval of the Clean Word file of the manuscript addressing/reflecting any feedback from UNDP
Deadline: Date to be agreed upon or 3 working days upon receipt of feedback from UN Agency, whichever is earlier; or a pre-agreed deadline should special circumstances necessitate it
• Output C (Third Review Round): Submission and approval of the Annotated PDF file of the laid-out manuscript.
Deadline: Date to be agreed upon or 3 working days upon receipt of the laid-out version of the manuscript, whichever is earlier; or a pre-agreed deadline should special circumstances necessitate it.
The Copyeditor shall report to the Project Manager of the hiring unit or his/ her authorized representative/s, in close coordination with the UN/UNDP Communications focal points.
All submissions for the release of payments shall have a hard and soft copy of the documents. The final report will be reviewed by the Project Manager, who will provide comments and endorsement of the report.
Duration of the Long Term Agreement
The LTAs will be for an initial duration of 1 year, which may be renewed up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory performance evaluation of the Consultants. LTA holders are not guaranteed any contract amount during the validity of the LTA, and engagement will be on an on-call basis.
Duty Station and Travel
LTA Contracting modality and Call-off mechanism:
UNDP will regularly monitor the performance of these LTA holders, based on the following Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):
UNDP would conduct performance reviews of these LTAs every six (6) months, which might include meetings with the LTA holders and feedback from other stakeholders.
If the Copy Editor fails to meet UNDP’s performance requirements detailed above, s/he will receive in the first instance a warning to improve their performance. Continued failure to meet performance requirements may result in termination of the LTA.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The Copyeditor must send a financial proposal based on an all-inclusive fixed per page fee (500 words/page) in Philippine Peso.
Required Skills and Experience
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Technical Criteria for Evaluation
Only candidates obtaining 70% of the total technical points (49 out of 70 points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Proposers will be evaluated based on the Combined Rating (technical score of 70% + financial score 30%) methodology. The ranking of Copyeditor shall be made based on proposals that are
The financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
It is anticipated that UNDP will sign LTA agreements with multiple Copyeditors to take care of various ongoing requirements at the same time.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Note: Application will not be accepted if all the above-listed documents are not submitted.
The following templates / Annexes and IC General Terms & Conditions can be downloaded from http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU:
For any clarification, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org (only the online applications submitted to UNDP Jobs will be accepted).
Please see the deadline for the submissions above. In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.
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.