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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.

Purpose of Assignment :

The expertise is limited at the UNICEF Country Office and the process of deploying the services of an editor will be easily facilitated under the terms of a longer-term consultancy.

Specific Project Objective to which the Consultant is related :

To support the Country Office's ongoing private and public advocacy work as well as partner engagement efforts, the Communication Section is looking to hire professional editors who can produce high quality writing that be used in advocacy materials and programme communications.

An editor is also required to support the rollout of the Digital Transformation Project.

Major Tasks to be accomplished :

  • Research and / or write or edit products into reader-friendly products devoid of jargon and acronyms
  • Ensure clarity, consistency and readability of the text for the intended audience
  • Correct all grammar mistakes and remove all redundancies to make content clear
  • The contractor will edit from their own office.
  • All hardware and software requirements will be provided by the consultant
  • End Product / Deliverables :

  • Produce reader-friendly products, appropriate for audience, devoid of jargon, acronyms and technicalities. These products to include human interest stories, content for the web page and web articles, blogs, brochures, and reports among others.
  • Review and correct grammar and spelling mistakes
  • Review and revise formatting of documents, where required
  • Standardized formatting of the tables, where required
  • Review and revise table of contents / list of acronyms / tables, where required
  • Academic qualifications or specialized knowledge / experience and competencies required :

  • First degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Literature, English
  • Eight years experience as a writer / editor of high quality international standard
  • Demonstrated ability to write / edit in a minimum time without losing the essentials of meaning and objectives of the materials
  • Previous experience of writing about international development and humanitarian issues (work experience with UNICEF or the UN an advantage)
  • Computer literate
  • Demonstration of ability to work in a remote location with limited / online supervision and meet deadlines Awareness and / or experience with UNICEF's humanitarian principles
  • Awareness and / or experience with UNICEF's activities in Nigeria
  • Experience working in a development / humanitarian environment desirable
  • Fluency in English; fluency in another Nigerian language an advantage
  • Estimated time of consultancy and deadline for submission of end product : 11.5 months

    Applicants should quote their All-inclusive daily fee

    This being an LTA, consultants will be paid on a case by case basis for work. Full payment upon satisfactory completion of project.

    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.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    Opening Date Wed Jun 06 2018 04 : 00 : 00 GMT-0400 (EDT) W. Central Africa Standard Time

    Closing Date Tue Jun 19 2018 18 : 55 : 00 GMT-0400 (EDT)

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