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Writer, Proofreader, Editor
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Beirut - Home Based, LEBANON|
|Application Deadline :||18-Jan-21 (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 :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||On Retainer Basis|
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.
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women in Lebanon has a range of periodic reporting obligations to its headquarters as well as to multiple donors. The reporting deadlines are spread over the year and include regular progress updates and final donor reporting on Programmes and projects. Timely submission of results-focused reports by the office is essential to maintain and expand partnerships with donors.
In 2021, UN Women in Lebanon will submit several reports according to corporate and donor timelines. To ensure that reports are submitted on time and to a high standard, UN Women seeks the services of a consultant with expertise in result-based reporting. The consultant will be responsible to edit and copy-edit the draft report and associated documents (e.g. cover letters, annexes) upon initial comprehensive technical feedback provided by the Lebanon office to programme managers, and to perform a final copy-edit upon receipt of updates and clarifications on the text from the relevant submitting office. The consultant will support the UN Women on a retainer basis during the year.
Duties and Responsibilities
The overall objective of the consultancy is to support UN Women in Lebanon to prepare high quality, analytical and results- oriented reports in a timely manner. The consultant will be directly supervised by the Planning and Coordinator Analyst and will be provided with a list of reporting obligations on a quarterly basis.
UN Women narrative reports (periodic donor reports on programme and annual reports) are prepared in accordance with corporate templates and are usually a maximum of 20 pages in length, including cover page, acronyms, table of contents, as well as relevant annexes.
High-quality reports of diverse objective and format, compliant with UN Women reporting guidelines andresults-based monitoring and reporting standard (with an estimate of 3- 7 days review cycle to be set on a caseby case basis).
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.
Criteria Weight Technical: 70% (70 points)
Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points)
The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them, since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.