Consultant – SEAPLM Editor, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), Bangkok, Thailand


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 fulfilling 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, a better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

How can you make a difference? 

The Education Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), is seeking an individual consultant to edit and finalize reports, concept papers, articles, and other write ups to meet standards required for publishing.
 

Work Assignment:

The consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Significant redrafting and editing – rewriting some sentences, fixing grammar, making spelling and style consistent;
  • Some restructuring of the document;
  • Applying Microsoft Word styles to the document to assist graphic designer and to make the structure clear;
  • Asking questions about meaning;
  • Reviewing answers to those questions and to editing, and finalising the document for the designer;
  • Communicating as needed with UNICEF team.

Work Schedule & Deliverables:   

Final confirmation of timeline will be within 3-4 weeks before publication date. However, below is a tentative work schedule

 

First draft

Final draft

SEA-PLM secondary analysis report 1 (30 pages) + Blog entry (500-700 words)

15 January 2022

5 February 2022

SEA-PLM secondary analysis report 2 (30 pages) + Blog entry (500-700 words)

15 February 2022

5 March 2022

SEA-PLM secondary analysis report 3 (30 pages) + Blog entry (500-700 words)

15 March 2022

5 April 2022

SEA-PLM secondary analysis report 4 (30 pages) + Blog entry (500-700 words)

15 April 2022

5 May 2022

Education Publications

Q2/2022

Q2/2022

ECD Publications

Q2/2022

Q2/2022


Duration of Contract:
 50 days over 1 January 2022 – 15 December 2022

Working Location:  

The consultant will work remotely. All office supplies and materials will be provided by the Consultant.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Prior editing and writing experience of UNICEF reports
  • Excellent command of English language with quality written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience of working in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Familiarity with Education technical language is preferred
  • Ability to work under pressure in an organized and systematic way
  • Ability to work unsupervised and independently

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 23 November 2021.

Download File FORM P11.doc

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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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. 

Remarks:

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.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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