Nov 15, 2017

Mongolia: International consultancy - Report writer and editor

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Mongolia
Closing date: 29 Nov 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Background & Rationale

UNICEF is the agency of the United Nations mandated to advocate for the survival, development, protection and participation of children’s rights. Guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF Mongolia promotes children’s rights as the standard to be followed at all levels of the society.

Advocacy for child rights require effective communication not only with programme implementing partners but also with the donors, international community, and the general public. UNICEF Mongolia regularly produces donor reports, publications and communications materials targeting an external audience in support of its Country Program and advocacy efforts. Many of the publications, studies and evaluations prepared for partners need also to be made available in English. Moreover, translations often require further polishing in order to meet organizational required standard.

Therefore, UNICEF Mongolia is seeking the services of a highly skilled English writer to finalize draft Annual Results Report, donor reports, publications and communications materials, including final proofread, edit, making any additional necessary changes to ensure consistency and quality before sending them to donors, design and printing, or publication.

Purpose

The purpose of the assignment is to provide writing, editing and proofreading support to UNICEF Mongolia for various writing based activities.

Assignment Tasks

  • Prepare second draft (from compiled UNICEF Mongolia first draft, staff inputs and relevant materials), and final version of the country office annual report; write summary, rewrite, reshape the structure of the draft country office annual report in line with UNICEF standards and established annual report guidelines;
  • Edit donor reports, country office documents, and advocacy briefs; ensure and enhance linkages between chapters/sections in the reports. If necessary, rewrite donor reports to be in line with UNICEF standards and established donor guidelines; eliminate inconsistencies (including repetitive text) and errors, and ensure that all formatting, punctuation, spelling, and style are consistent. Cross-check and update the glossary, table of content and list of tables and figures, as needed;
  • Suggest other improvements to ensure final edited documents are reader-friendly and appropriate for general public/external use;
  • Communicate with UNICEF Mongolia programme staff as and when necessary to address clarifications to finalize the reports or documents requested.
  • Provide the rationale for changes made in draft reports, if any.

Expected Deliverables

Work assignment

Deliverables

Deadline

  • Country Office Annual Report 2017

Final Draft Annual Report

20 December 2017

  • Water Safety Planning, Treatment and Safe Storage - Mongolia

Report is ready for submission to donor

22 December 2017

  • Expansion of early learning opportunities for disadvantaged children

Report is ready for submission to donor

28 February 2018

  • Consolidated Emergency Report

Report is ready for submission to donor

5 March 2018

  • WASH Thematic Report

Final Document

28 February 2018

  • Education Thematic Report

Final Document

  • February 2018
  • Child Protection Thematic Report

Final Document

  • March 2018
  • Nutrition Thematic Report

Final Document

  • March 2018
  • Improved Evidence Based Planning & Decision Making for WASH in Schools

Report is ready for submission to donor

  • April 2018
  • Improved Evidence for Health Impacts of Air Pollution on Children

Report is ready for submission to donor

  • April 2018
  • Improved Access to Basic Social & ECD Services- Mongolia (Toolkit)

Report is ready for submission to donor

  • pril 2018
  • UNICEF Child Road Injury Programme-Mongolia-FIA Foundation

Report is ready for submission to donor

  • May 2018
  • Schools for Asia Initiative#Building an inclusive and comprehensive ECD-Mongolia

Report is ready for submission to donor

  • July 2018
  • UNICEF Child Road Injury Programme-Mongolia-FIA Foundation

Report is ready for submission to donor

  • August 2018
  • Building an inclusive and comprehensive ECD programme - Mongolia

Report is ready for submission to donor

  • November 2018
  • Water Safety Planning, Treatment and Safe Storage - Mongolia

Report is ready for submission to donor

15 November 2018

  • Edit draft Social media content, media releases, expert blogs, editorials, human interest stories, proposals, briefing notes, fact-sheets, publications, assessments, and other Country Office planning documents

Final document

  • Specific timelines and milestones for specific reports will be confirmed every month.
  • Deliverables depend on the actual documents, materials edited; possible changes may depend on circumstances

Consultants must offer the following demonstrated experience, knowledge and competencies:

  • At least 3 years of practical work experience in editorial work and proof reading reports.
  • University degree in Social Sciences or related fields.
  • Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility and analytical skills.
  • Computer skills, including social media navigation and various office applications.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills of publication standard. English mother tongue desirable.
  • Familiarity with the UN and UNICEF programmes an advantage.
  • Ability to work independently within deadlines and under pressure
  • Well organized and structured, good attention to detail
  • Strong drive for results, taking pride in delivering as per expectation in terms of quality and timeliness
  • Knowledge and understanding of Mongolia and its development context
  • Passion and commitment to UNICEF's mission

To view our competency framework, please click here.

Please indicate your ability, availability and financial proposal/rate (in US$) per document or per page to undertake the terms of reference above . Applications submitted without proposed rate will not be considered.

Deadline for submission is 29 November 2017.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.


How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://ift.tt/2zK6OcD