Job Opening

Posting Title: Professional Editor
Department/Office: Department of Global Communications
Duty Station: ACCRA
Posting Period: 22 July 2022 - 10 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Department of Global Communications-187036-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

• Excellent writing skills with attention to details as well as understanding the conceptual
frameworks;
• Excellent communication and reporting skills;
• Energetic and have some experience working with local media
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with team members, delivering through and with others;
• Ability to apply judgment in the area of job assigned, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;
• Strong computer skills, including word processing, presentation packages (Power Point; Adobe software), Internet, etc;
• Strong skills in the application of communication technologies; Graphic design skills, strongly recommended.
• Ability to work in a multicultural environment and in a team.
• Good English Language skills
Good communication and presentation skills

Work Location

Accra

Expected duration

Period: September 2022 to February 2023

Duties and Responsibilities

• Write, edit various communications products including but not limited to technical
documents, articles, blogs, web content to communicate the work of UN in Ghana
• The editor will be responsible for ensuring:
Structural editing (Assess and shape material to improve organization and content);
Stylistic editing (Edit to clarify meaning, ensure coherence and flow, and refine the language);
Copy editing (Edit to ensure correctness, accuracy, consistency and completeness);
Proofreading (Examine material after layout or in final format to correct errors in textual and visual
elements);
Formatting (Creating a formatted document, web page, or ebook from an electronic file) and
Production Editing (Coordinating and supervising design, formatting, and proofreading
stages, and ensuring integration of design and content) to the highest professional standards,
including UN standards where required, ensuring clarity of language, readability, style, flow of logic,
overall presentation and agreement with editorial policy and relevant style guides.
• Develop outline with compelling narratives
• Convert documents and create innovative ideas for Power Point presentations using interactive tools.
• The drafting and editing work may require some additional research and coordination with relevant staff.
• Design themes, infographics, Layouts and covers of documents.
• Development of figures, including colours, fonts, graphics and layout, and resulting materials such as Newsletters, brochures, banners, posters, fliers and booklets.
• Creation of graphic templates to be used for reports and presentations.
• Develop and proofread communication products (brochures, annual reports, banners, posters, booklets, leaflets, flyers, cards) for both web and print.
• Provide graphic design support to the UN Information Centre
• Any other duties as may be requested.
• Must be able to work against tight deadlines
Preferably relevant to writing, editing and publishing; packaging, layout (Graphic Design), mapping and reporting

Qualifications/special skills

Competency: Communication:
• Speaks and writes clearly and effectively,
• Listen to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
• Asks questions to clarify; exhibit interest in having two-way communication
• Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
Planning and organizing:
• Identifies priority activities and assignments
• Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
• Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
Accountability:
• Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments
• Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards
• Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules
• Creativity:
• Actively seeks to improve programmes or services
• Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
• Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
• Client Orientation:
• Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
• Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
• Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to communications/writing; , fine arts, Graphic Design, certified degree in CAD (computer-aided design and drafting) software relevant to the production of maps and illustrations is preferable.
Experience: Experience in working at different CAD environment, mainly at Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and\or Corel Draw and good knowledge at Microsoft Office Word and Excel. Approved experience should be provided in case of non-academic background.
Language: Fluency in spoken and written English.

Additional Information

• Remuneration range:
• Monthly payment based on time sheets and approval by UNIC Head/Officer-In-Charge

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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