United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is a global champion for women and girls, established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, 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.

UN Women Libya has strengthened its programme presence in Libya, responding to the complex governance, humanitarian, development and security challenges through its triple mandate. UN Women’s Libya’s premise is that peacebuilding efforts on Women Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth Peace and Security (YPS) Agendas, including political dialogues, conflict resolution, and humanitarian efforts, will be more effective and have higher chances of success if they are inclusive, responding to gendered experiences, needs, capacities and interests the Libyan women across their diversities, this includes supporting women’s participation in peace processes at all levels. UN Women, in Partnership with CSO partners, UN Women programme officers, and RCO, will be providing Knowledge concerning women empowerment, peace and security, and women’s political participation. During 2024, UN Women Libya would be producing Seven (7) Knowledge Products. For This reason, UN Women is hiring two (2) copyeditors on retainer-based contracts for one year position.

Reporting to the Programme/ Project Unit of UN Women Libya, the National Consultant shall support the timely consolidation and editing of high-quality knowledge products to ensure the delivery of complete, coherent, and correctly formatted in adherence to UN Women standards and considering a results-based and gender-inclusive analysis. The National Consultant will work in close collaboration with CSO partners, UN Women programme officers and Residence Coordinator Office for Libya UN, for successful delivery of tasks.

Devoirs et responsabilités

The principal tasks under the consultancy are the following:

  • Check language, grammar, and spelling and conduct a comprehensive review of the document with a view to ensuring flow, clarity, and continuity based on UN Women publication guidelines;
  • Ensure a consistent style and format throughout the document and elimination of repetition and inconsistencies;
  • Ensure all footnotes, sources, and references are complete and consistent;
  • Transfer the documents to UN Women publication templates as applicable, carefully ensuring consistent use of fonts, italicized and bolded words, the numbering of headings and acronyms, and other abbreviations;
  • The editor should consult the United Nations Editorial Manual, Gender Inclusive Language Guideline and UN Women Branding Guideline;
  • The consultant is expected to be proactive and work closely to incorporate UN Women Libya staff inputs.


The National consultants will be hired on a retainer contract to support with copy-editing and proof reading on a case-by-case basis. The specific timeline and expected number of workdays for each particular request and assignment will be agreed upon separately between the consultant and UN Women Libya. UN Women will not be committed to rendering any minimum quantity of Services, and for each agreed assignment, UN Women will issue a Purchase Order based on this retainer contract. UN Women shall not be liable for any cost in the event that no services will be requested under this retainer contract.

The details for each assignment will be indicated, along with the instructions for each assignment separately.


The expected number of workdays for each deliverable will be discussed between the consultant and UN Women Libya on a case-by-case basis. Payment will be made upon satisfactory completion of a deliverable or as agreed between the consultant and UN Women. Payment will be made for the days actually worked according to the approved daily rate.



Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core competencies

  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Awareness & Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving.

Please visit this link form or information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf.

 Functional Competencies

  • In-depth knowledge of gender equality and women's rights issues ;
  • Excellent level of conceptual and analytical capacity;
  • Demonstrated ability to produce well written articles and UN Women documents;
  • Ability to think and work logically and precisely with attention to detail; - Able to work virtually, using communication technologies; - Communicative, results-driven, creative problem solver;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and tight deadlines.

Qualifications et expériences requises


  • Bachelor degree in linguistics, international relations, social sciences, or other related fields.
  • Experience and skills - At least 5 years of professional experience in writing, reviewing, editing, and proofreading fundraising proposals, concept notes, reports, and other technical and corporate documents in English language, including for and with non-native speakers, is required.
  • Proven knowledge of result-based, gender-inclusive analysis and reporting within the UN system is an asset.
  • Proved strong writing and communication skills (provision of sample works is required).


  • Expereince and demonstrated experience in conducting and producing research papers and analytical reports is required;
  • Technical knowledge of gender, women’s rights, peacebuilding, or conflict resolution will be considered an asset;
  • Background in human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment is desired;
  • Experience working with UN Women or other international organizations is desirable.

Language and other skills

  • Proven excellent English skills is required.


The selection process will be based on the technical qualifications of the candidates.

Technical evaluation criteria

 CriteriaMaximum points
EducationBachelor degree in linguistics, international relations, social sciences or other related fields.100 
Work experienceAt least 5 years of professional experience in writing, reviewing, editing and proofreading fund raising proposals, concept notes, reports and other technical and corporate documents in English language, including for and with non-native speakers is required.400 
 Proven knowledge of result-based, gender inclusive analysis and reporting within the UN system is an asset.80
 Proved strong writing and communication skills (provision of sample works is required).80
 Experience and demonstrated experience in conducting and producing research papers and analytical reports is required 70
 Technical knowledge on gender, women’s rights, peacebuilding or conflict resolution will be considered an asset. 70 
 Background in human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment is desired 50
 Experience working with UN Women or other international organization is desirable50
Languages Proven excellent English skills is required 100
Total  1 000 

Payment will be made only if the expected results will be achieved, agreed package of documents and reports provided without delay and approval by UN Women.


Submission of package 

  • Letter of Interest containing the statement on the candidate’s experience in the field of recruitment;
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment;
  • Samples of copy editing/ proofreading works;

Please note that the system will only allow one attachment, hence all supporting documents, e.g., P11 form, CV, sample of works must be scanned as one attachment.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, hires, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational needs. If you require any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information with your application.


UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is inconsistent with the goals and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of power and discrimination. All selected candidates will be required to adhere to UN-Women's policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN-Women staff and will therefore be subject to a thorough background and background check. (A background check will include verification of academic credentials and employment history. Selected applicants may be required to provide additional information in order to conduct a background check.)