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About UNICEF: Employment

Consultancy assignment: Copy - Editor for MICS at 20 Report (Remote based)

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


UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a consultant to carry out copy editing for the 2015 Report on 20 years of the MICS programme (“MICS at 20” report).

• Carry out copy-editing of the final draft text of MICS at 20 provided by the report author, ensuring accuracy, consistency and readability of message, charts, figures, graphs and other report components. It is estimated that the number of words will be approximately 20,000.

For more information, see the attached TERMS OF REFERENCE.

Minimum requirements and competencies:

• At least a Bachelor’s in English or related field
• Superior editing and writing skills, acquired over at least 5 years of experience at (Mid-level)
• English mother tongue or equivalent level
• Sensitivity to nuances and the ability to think and write analytically
• Experience with copy editing of data-rich publications
• Portfolio that includes copy editing of advocacy publications written for non-specialized audiences, or technical publications on specialized topics
• Demonstrated understanding of international development issues and/or issues concerning children; familiarity with the subject of the publication desirable
• Ability to effectively grasp and incorporate comments from multiple authors to fit a defined publication style and format
• Previous experience working with an international organization on development issues is desirable

How to Apply:

Applicants are requested to send their submissions to pdconsultants@unicef.org with subject line:   “Copy-Editor for MICS at 20 Report – Consultancy” by 15 June 2015, 5:00pm EST.

Applications must include:
• Cover letter,
• CV, and
• P-11 form   https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc
• Indicate where you heard about this advertisement

Please indicate your ability, availability and rate per words (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference aboveApplications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.




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