International Consultant- Report writer and editor, Tanzania, 8 months (Home-based)

UNICEF

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, Support

Due to the ongoing requirement for the development of communication, advocacy, and donor and development partner-related materials that articulate children’s issues and ongoing emergency responses in the field, the Tanzanian Country Office (TCO) seeks to increase its public communication products, multi-sectoral proposals, and results-based reporting. The envisioned products are expected to be in the form of reports, briefing documents, presentations, human-interest stories sourced from Field Offices and other similar materials and products, aligning with the escalating demand from donors for heightened visibility of grants received by TCO. In addition, TCO has over 50 donor reports annually, highlighting a pressing need for editorial support and quality assurance, as well as capacity reinforcement in reporting, and proposal development. Lessons drawn from past experiences identify the necessity for a proficient writer with expertise in UNICEF programming and results-based reporting, with professional experience in crafting and documenting UNICEF’s work effectively.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Tanzania is seeking for a qualified Report Writer and Editor (individual international consultant) to be readily available to support with the copy editing of reports and key external communication documents with a focus on improving overall structure, clarity and style that conforms to the UNICEF Style Book with a short turn-around of delivery.

Scope Of Work

Tanzanian Country Office (TCO) has over 50 donor reports annually, highlighting a pressing need for editorial support and quality assurance, as well as capacity reinforcement in reporting, and proposal development. Lessons drawn from past experiences identify the necessity for a proficient writer with expertise in UNICEF programming and results-based reporting, with professional experience in crafting and documenting UNICEF’s work effectively.

Knowledge of UNICEF’s mandate and the specific requirements of key donors is essential in fulfilling these objectives.

Work Assignment, Deliverables, Time Frame And Payment

Work Assignments Overview Deliverables/Outputs Estimated Days Payment in %

Copy editing donor reports, external, documents and

programme briefs.

Task

 

  • Editing, formatting, quality assurance and finalization of any external documents, including briefing documents, statements, presentations, event coverage stories, publications, annual reports etc. All documents need to comply with the UNICEF style and branding guidelines, simplicity and clarity for an external audience, grammatical accuracy, factual accuracy, and coherence.
  • Develop five presentations from data collection and analysis, including: Programme briefs (Health and nutrition, WASH, Education, Child Protection, and Social Policy)
  • Donor Reports:
  • 1500 – 8000 words
  • Edited documents:
  • Human Interest Stories – 1,000 words
  • Publications – 4,000
  • Annual Report – 8,000 words
  • Programme briefs:
  • 1,500 – 4000 words

First draft in 3-5 days

First draft in 3-5 days

First draft in 5 days

33.33%

33.33%

33.33%

Payment Schedule

UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/output is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.

Assessment / Selection Process And Methods

Evaluations: The applicant should submit both technical and financial proposals which clearly stipulate how the work will be conducted. The Financial Proposal should include all costs of this assignment including fee, travel costs, accommodation as UNICEF will not pay any DSA.

Proposals will be both technically and financially evaluated. The technical part will carry a weight of 75%, in which the consultant will put clear his/her technical approach to ensure quality attainment of each deliverable and the consultancy in totality. The financial part will take 25% showing the proposed budget breakdown of consultancy cost for each deliverable (fees, travel and accommodation) and eventual total consultancy cost.

LOCATION, DURATION & LOGISTIC:

The consultant will work remotely (Home based). The validity of the contract will be for 8 months, with possibility of an extension, should additional documents be required. All 3 deliverables will be repetitive on a monthly basis.

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

 

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field, including Journalism, communications, international relations, political science, international development, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of eight years of proven experience (both at national and international levels) in writing and editing communication materials (including human interest stories, advocacy booklets, brochures, concept notes) in English as well as writing and editing donor reports and other partnership documents.
  • Proven experience in editing English documents for grammatical accuracy, factual accuracy, and coherence.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the international development environment and writing styles and requirements with proven outstanding editing skills.
  • Past experience in working with UNICEF systems and data collection tools.
  • Solid understanding of public and private donor reporting requirements.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks without compromising quality.
  • Interpersonal skills, team spirit and positive working relationships.
  • Location within a reasonable time zone difference to be able to interact with colleagues for urgent products.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit  here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.unicef.org.

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