Consultancy: Website Editor, ADAP Section, PD – NYHQ, Requisition #516894

By UN Children’s Fund Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 24 Oct 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.

Background & Rationale

The Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) team in UNICEF is working to create a compelling content for its public-facing website. To do this, ADAP aims to draw attention to the many facets of its work to encourage public support, participation and action.

ADAP seeks to hire a highly qualified editorial consultant to produce, edit and enhance its digital content. Tasks include performing all aspects of editorial work and page production—including working with the Drupal Content Management System (CMS)—editing and copy-editing texts, while working in conjunction with the ADAP team. This consultant will be responsible for editing texts from ADAP team, as well as preparing it for use in the new Drupal platform in development.This work cannot be done internally because of the lack of staff capacity to carry out this critical function.


In this moment, the ADAP website is composed of 5 main sections (Home, About Us, Tools and Guidance, Document Library), although the consultant can suggest a better structure. The “About us” section will take the viewer to another level, “What we do”, which will be broken in 4 main themes. Each section will include text, pictures, video, reference documents and links to other relevant sites. Content is available for most of the sections, but it was not developed specifically for the purpose of a website and needs to be adjusted.

Work will consist of:

  • Carring out all aspects of writing, editing and copy-editing digital content
  • Developing engaging content, as assigned, for webpages designed by ADAP
  • Curating video, photo and editorial content to be featured on the website
  • Consultant may be asked to work weekends and holidays, as required.

    Expected results: (measurable results) :ADAP Website updated with new structure and content (video, photo and editorial content).

    Duty Station :Consultant is expected to work from home.


    Start date: 1 November 2018 End date: 16 November 2018


    (See the last page for guidance on formulating deliverables)


    (Estimated # of Days)


    Draft of ADAP website


    9 Nov 2018

    Final version of ADAP website


    16 Nov 2018



    Key competences, technical background, and experience required

  • University degree (Bachelor’s) in communication, public affairs, social sciences, international relations or other related discipline
  • Five years’ work experience in a professional capacity in communication, external relations, public affairs or international development cooperation preferably within the UN or similar organization, government or NGO
  • Demonstrated ability to collect information, undertake research and present findings
  • Communicates effectively in writing and verbally to varied audiences, including formal public speaking
  • Able to work effectively in a multicultural environment
  • Sets high levels of quality and productivity for self
  • Demonstrates an awareness of changes in organizational strategy that have an impact on own work area
  • Makes people feel at ease and builds good working relationships with them
  • Demonstrates good skills and relevant knowledge in own area
  • Seeks and quickly absorbs new information and techniques
  • Sets clearly defined objectives and plans activities
  • Experience with content management systems, especially Drupal, is highly desirable
  • Web and graphic design experience is a plus
  • Ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines. Must be detail oriented and creative and possess strong communication skills
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.


    With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.

    At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.

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

    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.

    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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