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Ethiopia: International consultancy for Reports writing and Editing Consultant, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( Open for Non-Ethiopians) Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 26 Jun 2018

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.


To provide support to UNICEF Health Section in the area of writing, editing and fact-checking support- for a number of key donor reports, Human Interest Stories (HIS), concept notes and proposals

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief, Health (P5), the consultant will be responsible for editing, fast-checking and writing remotely for the above mentioned types of documents and reports and apply following strategies:

  • Write up the reports after having the initial concept/draft from the respective program officers in the health section
  • Restructure and rewrite the areas of text as needed to promote clarity, continuity, and internal consistency and incorporate reviewers’ comments;
  • Fact-check the statements for accuracy and completion of references as/when required;
  • In the case of donor reports and proposals, check and ensure text is responding to the objectives in the proposal and report requirements;
  • Redraft incorrect or unclear passages where necessary and insert any omitted text;
  • Provide accuracy and consistency in capitalization, selling, abbreviations/acronyms, notes, bibliography, titles, graphs, and tables (including their notes and sources), as per the UNICEF style and guidebook;
  • Ensure that citations are included for statement/passages where required;
  • Ensure that the language used is impactful; that repetitious text and jargon are eliminated; and that potential sensitivities are flagged and ways of resolving the issue(s) proposed;
  • Develop and ensure consistency in overall layout;
  • Work closely with responsible Health specialists and officers on revisions and changes.

The responsible Health Specialist and Officers in the Health Section will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop and maintain a schedule to provide timely and complete inputs to the consultant;
  • Be available for review/inputs and closing gaps in data and related information
  • Review the documents for factual errors and omissions and provide feedback

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in development and/or social science or related technical field is required.*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of five yearsof relevant professional experience in the international development, some of which should be in a developing countries context
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in producing documents, proposals and reports for a resource partners, including UN agency.
  • Experience working in the UN system agency or UN organization is an asset
  • Experience implementing Health programmes will be considered an asset
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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