11 September 2015

OPPORTUNITY: UNICEF is Looking for a Remote Editor

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 works to advance the rights of adolescents across all its programmes and policies. A small team of specialists promotes programming for adolescents that build on their assets and strengths, while addressing their unique vulnerabilities and risks. 

UNICEF is developing an “Adolescent Kit for Expression and Innovation,” which is a package of guidance, resources and supplies to reach, engage and support the healthy development of children in the second decade of life, especially those in humanitarian contexts. This “Adolescent Kit for Expression and Innovation” is designed to strengthen and catalysed programmes and interventions UNICEF and partners implement throughout the humanitarian action cycle and in other challenging settings. The entire kit provides approaches and activities that can be used in UNICEF’s child protection, education, and youth programmes and partnerships, including Child-Friendly Spaces, community-based protection approaches, schools and education programmes (both formal and nonformal) and youth centres, as well as supplies to make those approaches and activities more feasible and engaging in low-resource contexts.

For more information, see the attached TERMS OF REFERENCE.


1)University degree in social sciences, or a related technical field.

2)Demonstrated experience and superior skills as an editor of manuals or comparable programme guidance materials, with a portfolio that includes editing training or educational publications.

3)Demonstrated capacity to edit and/or write comparable guidance materials for a wide range of audiences (relevant to the intended audiences for this publication.

4)Superior editing and writing skills, acquired over at least 5 years of mid-level professional experience as an editor and writer.

5)English mother tongue or equivalent level.

6)Sensitivity to nuances and the ability to think and write analytically.

7)Demonstrate understanding of educational materials and/or issues concerning children; knowledge of or experience working with training and volunteer programs in low resource environments is desirable.

8)Knowledge of and capacity to utilize and apply UNICEF’s standard language, syntax, grammar, terminology and styles as an editor.

9)Ability to effectively grasp and incorporate comments from multiple authors to fit a defined publication style and format.

10)Previous experience working with the UN or UN agency as an editor and/or writer is desirable.


Applicants are requested to send their submissions to pdconsultants@unicef.org with subject line: “Editor for Adolescent Kit for Expression and Innovation Guidance and Tools, Consultancy” by 14 September 2015, 5:00pm EST.

Applications must include:

1)Cover letter,

2)CV, and

4)Indicate where you heard this advertisement

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference. Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered. Joint applications of two or more individuals are not accepted.

NOTE: Files should not exceed 5.0MB limit

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.


Looking for: Consultancy Assignment: Editor for Adolescent Kit for Expression and Innovation Guidance and Tools
Location: Remote
Compensation: Send rate (in US$)


Questions / applications: pdconsultants@unicef.org

(Source: Write Jobs)

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