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Proofreading Online Policy Brief on Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Political Affairs
    • Legal - Broad
    • Human Rights
    • Environment
    • Security policy
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Conflict prevention
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Disability Rights
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in some 170 countries and territories, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges as they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners. Based in the middle of Europe, the UNDP Office in Geneva contributes to UNDP’s mission through serving as the UNDP Platform for Geneva and the Geneva-based organizations and as the primary point of contact with the governments of France and Switzerland.


This UNDP Policy Brief emphasizes the importance of mainstreaming disability inclusion within UNDP's disaster risk reduction (DRR) and recovery practice area. Disability inclusion is a fundamental element in building resilient communities and honouring the commitment to ‘leave no one behind’ within the framework of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Policy Brief aims to guide UNDP staff and its partners by providing principles and good practices for disability inclusion in DRR and recovery, while promoting inclusive approaches that recognize and address the rights of persons with disabilities and their needs and opportunities in all their diversity. The Policy Brief underlines the importance of institutionalizing disability inclusion within UNDP and ensuring the full and meaningful participation of persons with disabilities, individually and through their representative organizations, while applying a human rights-based approach across all areas of UNDP's work. UNDP is looking for an Online Volunteer, native in English, to proofread the text of the Policy Brief and accompanying diagrams and endnotes. The selected online volunteer will have the chance to collaborate with the UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction Team based in Geneva and to help the first ever UNDP disability inclusive disaster risk reduction Policy Brief. The online volunteer will also receive feedback on their collaboration and quality of work, certificate of appreciation upon successful completion of the assignment and be given credit of support where applicable.

Task description

- Proofread 9000-word Policy Brief on Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction - Ensure content is high quality with no spelling or grammar errors - Ensure the text is concise, coherent and adopts consistent terminology throughout the document - Provide feedback and suggestions to improve the quality of the document

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