Job Opening

Posting Title: Editor/Writer
Department/Office: Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 21 March 2022 - 02 April 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Department of Economic and Social Affairs-177399-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The Handbook Series will ultimately contribute to promoting effective, accountable, and inclusive public institutions and advancing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at sub-national and local levels. The Handbook Series will be used during capacity development workshops and trainings organized by UN DESA and other UN agencies. It can also be used by schools of public administration, institutes of public management, and local authorities.

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

20 April -31 May 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

The individual contractor will edit the six Handbooks. The editor will proofread and revise the six Handbooks for ensuring a consistent style and format across, as well as making appropriate changes to the language for readability and clarity. The length of each Handbook may vary, around 50 pages for each Handbook.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: He/she should possess excellent writing skills in the English language, good knowledge of Microsoft Word, as well as previous experience in editing United Nations publications or publications issued by other international organizations.

Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree required, or primary degree plus 7 years of relevant experience could be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.

Experience: The Contractor should have at least 5 years of experience in writing and editorial work, including copy-editing reports and research papers, preferably in subject areas covered by the United Nations.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations.
For the post advertised fluency in spoken and written English is essential.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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