UNOPS recruits 01 English editor and peer-reviewer

UNOPS recruits 01 English editor and peer-reviewer


Paris, France
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Culture
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : Up to 1 month
Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 26-NOV-2020
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POSTThe Culture Sector Living Heritage Entity is elaborating new visualizations to be added to the project ‘Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage’ which offers new ways of grasping the cultural diversity of living heritage elements inscribed on the lists of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. These new visualizations, which will be focusing on living heritage and sustainable development, are to be released during the Fifteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage tentatively scheduled from 14 to 19 December 2020. 

In this context, under the supervision of the Knowledge Management Specialist of the Living Heritage Entity, and in cooperation with an expert in charge of developing the visualizations content, the Individual Specialist shall:
•    Edit 66 blurbs of 100 words each explaining the relationship between a particular element and an SDG, and introductory texts to the visualizations and underlying principles of approximately 10.000 words in total;
•    Peer-review the visualizations by randomly checking the linkages featured in the visualizations against the indexing principles, during four days;
•    Submit the following deliverables within the deadlines set below:

•    The edited blurbs and introductory texts to the visualizations and underlying principles within 10 days of receipt of the original texts;•    A report as a result of the peer-review, to be completed no later than 5 days after completion of the editing work. The report shall not exceed 4 pages (excluding potential annexes if relations are revised).
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)Accountability (C)Communication (C)Innovation (C)Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)Teamwork (C)-For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
Education•    Advanced University degree (Master or equivalent) in fields related to culture.

Work experience•    A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in English text editing in culture-related fields.
Skills/Competencies•    Excellent understanding of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and its concepts.  
Languages•    Excellent knowledge of English.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Skills/Competencies•    Good understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals framework.
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESSPlease note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.
UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.
UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.POSTULER

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