Consultancy: Editor (Remote/home based), Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya (11.5 months)
The purpose is for the consultant(s) to assist UNICEF ESARO in the editing of internal and external documents in accordance with UNICEF writing style guidelines. On a needs-basis, the consultant(s) will be called upon to support ESARO in writing and/or substantive editing (proof reading and copy editing) of key internal and external documents, assuring the highest quality as per UNICEF writing guidelines. This includes reviewing for grammar, spelling, redundancy, formatting, consistency, as well as revising content and reorganizing material, including occasional re-writing. The documents edited by the consultant(s) will result in the production of information packaged and adapted for various audiences, both internal and external, covering studies, research papers, donor reports and key internal meeting reports.
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, full potential
How can you make a difference?
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Education: Advanced degree in the area of communication and similar field.
- Experience: At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in writing/editing of reports and publications.
- Knowledge and capacity to provide high quality reports in line with UNICEF writing style and reporting guidelines.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other languages used officially in countries of the region an asset (especially French and Portuguese).
- Experience in branding and layout an added advantage.
- Availability and willingness to take up assignments on short notice.
- Good knowledge of development and programme issues, especially with children's issues and UNICEF's work.
- Geographic knowledge of Eastern and Southern Africa region is highly desired.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are...
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
All applicants must provide an all-inclusive financial proposal for the work outlined above