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Copy-editor Georgian

Tbilisi (Georgia)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Tbilisi (Georgia)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Translations and Languages
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-05

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.
Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Organizational Setting

The position is located at the FAO Representation in Georgia. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by the FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources sustainably.

Reporting Lines


The Copy-editor shall operate under the overall responsibility of FAO Representative and Assistant FAO Representative in Georgia, direct supervision of the ENPARD Coordinator, and in close collaboration with the rest of the ENPARD team and other colleagues in the FAO Office in Georgia.

Tasks and Responsibilities


  • Edit draft reports for final clearance, in compliance with FAO corporate guidelines and organisational branding rules, to ensure grammatical accuracy and consistent and logical formatting.
  • Check the internal consistency of technical documents, including text, data, figures (including maps), tables and boxes;
  • Check cross-references and consistency of references in the text with the bibliographic reference list;
  • Improve the flow, clarity and quality of the language;
  • Correct grammatical errors, spelling mistakes and typos;
  • Ensure that FAOSTYLE has been applied and complied with;
  • Ensure that country names are correct (as per FAONOCS) and in the right order (alphabetical if no specified order or ranking);
  • Apply consistent styles to all headings types;
  • Flag any problems that require decisions relating to the substance of the work.
  • Other related tasks, as required.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Minimum Requirements
  • University degree in philology, linguistics/literature, communication or in the related field;
  • Three years of relevant experience and demonstrated ability to edit reports for various audiences, with a portfolio that includes donor reports and other documents
  • Georgian mother-tongue or with equal, demonstrated knowledge of the language based on prolonged permanence and/or studies carried out in Georgia.
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Capacity to communicate and keep a fruitful dialogue and collaboration with different teams and colleagues within the organization.
  • Ability to work autonomously to propose efficient solutions to requirements emerging from different teams working under the Programme
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and flexible attitude
  • Possesses a spirit of intellectual curiosity, creativity, and innovation

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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