Writing and Editing Services (English and Portuguese – two separate recruitment pools)

Writing and Editing Services (English and Portuguese – two separate recruitment pools)

LTA: Writing and Editing Services (English and Portuguese – two separate recruitment pools)
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Work type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Mozambique
Categories: Consultancy

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, Health

How can you make a difference?


Support the Country Office in report and proposal writing; preparation of presentations and concept notes; editing of documents for external and internal use.


Each section in UNICEF, both for its own programme deliverables and for cross sectorial areas, define a need for high quality writing, editing, layout as well as proofreading services for several products in both English and Portuguese languages. The specificities of each service will be established on case-by-case basis as per needs identified and by the section that will require the service.

The service is used upon request / needs basis.


Review; edit and ensure consistency, quality and results-focused language in key internal and external documents such as donor proposals, concept notes, reports and material drafted by UNICEF staff;
Adapt internal and external documents to more user-friendly publications for external use such presentations for donors and partners; Regional Office and HQ; briefs about key issues affecting children and findings from reports and studies;
Screens and cross-checks internal and external reports, situational reports, information and communication material for accuracy and consistency in the reports;
Assists the country office in the production of monthly situation reports, donor appeals and updates related to the humanitarian assistance in the country following the standard reporting format/scheme;
Prepares and systematically updates information material (Fact Sheets, FAQs, backgrounders, data tables), briefings, and presentations on the situation in coordination with the DR, emergency coordination and the Partnerships and external communication team.
Develop small reports/two pages/brochure or digital briefing materials to share with donors and other audiences

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

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, or related technical field.
  • At least three years of progressively responsible work experience at the national and international levels in programme management, monitoring and evaluation, or related field.
  • Experience in Writing, Editing international development documents
  • Excellent writing skills in English and/or Portuguese
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of computer systems, internet navigation and various applications.
  • Familiarity with UNICEF programmes and development issues.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

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.


Interested candidates should, in addition to submitting their CV and cover letter, submit the following information:

indicate their preference of the pool they wish to be added (Portuguese or English)
Indicate their all-inclusive fees (including travel, subsistence costs, etc.) for the services to be provided as per specificities in the remarks below.

The financial proposal should cover the following aspects:

  • Daily rate (USD/day)
  • Estimated number of days required to conduct final edit of a 10-page UNICEF report and corresponding fee if applicable
  • Estimated number of days required to develop a 10-page concept note based on technical material provided by UNICEF and corresponding fee if applicable
  • 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.

Advertised: 22 Apr 2020 South Africa St andard Time
Applications close: 29 Apr 2020 11:55 PM South Africa Standard Time