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Writer/ Copy Editor (NO-C/L-3)

In an effort to raise awareness and understanding of the impact the United Nations has had (and continues to have) in Malaysia, the United Nations Communications Group (UNCG) was assigned to produce a booklet on the United Nations in Malaysia.

Under the supervision of the Chair of the UNCG, the consultancy's key responsibilities include:

§ Copy editing and rewriting, the current draft document to maintain accuracy while also making it more readable for disparate audiences unfamiliar with the United Nations' work

§ Ensuring the text is accurate and, importantly, reflects the substantive significance of the contribution of the United Nations in Malaysia

§ Working with a publisher on layout and editing proofs in a timely way, to produce the printed booklet

§ Working with the UNCG and UN agencies in Malaysia to identify images and graphs, as necessary, for an appropriate layout

§ This is not an office based position


Deliverables

§ timely completion of first draft by September 9th

§ timely completion of 2nd draft by September 20th

§ identify photos and graphs for publication (delivered to publisher no later than Sept 9th)

§ work with publisher on layout

§ check proofs and incorporate into final/approved layout by Sept 27th



Key competencies and experience

§ Master's Degree in Social Sciences, Communications, Human Rights, International Law and or Human Rights or Development, or similar (relevant) field.

§ Minimum 7 years of substantial experience in communication/media/marketing, preferably linked to UN-specific work, or at international level in the development or multilateral sectors

§ Knowledge of and familiarity with the UN system and its relevant agencies

§ Experience in journalism or writing research and writing papers

§ Excellent English writing skills

§ Good analytical skills.

§ Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to promote collaboration and consensus building

§ Must own personal computer/laptop and have access to the internet.


Successful candidates will be offered an attractive remuneration at the NO-C/L-3 level under the UN system.


Applications

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Please email your cover letter, resume and previous work of a similar nature to: smuhamadkhalid@unicef.org (Marked clearly "UN writer/copy editor" in the subject line) no later than 31 July 2013.
Please note: only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

 

 

 

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