Copy Editor (Sinhala)

Copy Editor (Sinhala)

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@UN} WOMENE United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women Copy Editor (Sinhala) Type of Contract: Retainer National Consultant Duration: 1 yearThe consultant will be engaged under a retainer contract, which facilitates direct engagement of the consultant depending on need and availability within the contract period for a pre- agreed feeMaximum 100 days of assignment period; UN Women does not warrant that the maximum of 100 daysThe service will be purchased during the term of the Agreement. Duty Station: Home-based OVERVIEW OF KEY RESPONSIBILITIES : Under the overall guidance of Country Focal Point at UN Women Sri Lanka, working closely with Project Officers, the Consultant is responsible for the following : Editing, revising and rewriting as needed and formatting to produce high quality, reader friendly, accessible, timely, results-based reports, programmes and corporate communications material, policy research reports and other documents and materials aligned with UN Women’s established standards and formatsThis includes incorporating any feedback provided by UN Women. Translation of English language press releases, documents, reports and other material to Sinhala language Writing Editing human interest stories in Sinhala REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS : Bachelor''s degree or equivalent in journalism, communications or relevant field At least 3 years of high-level experience in writing, editing, proofreading and communicating programmatic information in reader-friendly formats and styles Experience in writing high quality Sinhala language reports, articles and stories. Proficiency in English and Sinhala Familiarity with technical terms in relation to UN Women’s mandate and the use of gender sensitive language (Writing samples in relation to social development issues to be provided) Previous work experience working with UN Agencies and an understanding of gender equality is an asset EVALUATION CRITERIA : Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis : Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%] Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%] A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being comparedThe total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview. Financial Price Proposal evaluation : Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated. The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100. The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluationAll other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION : Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to [email protected] and ce [email protected] with a subject line as “Application for Copy Editor Sinhala LK” no later than 28 Feb 2021The submission package must include : CV, Personal History Form (P11), which can be downloaded from htto: asiapacific.unwomen.org en about-us jobs Financial proposal: The financial proposal shall specify a daily fee; 5 writing samples on social development issues including press releases and stories or articles All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV, P11, writing samples, and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. Please visit our website link https: iobs.undp.org cj_ view job.cfm?cur job id=97038 for further details ‘on submitting the applicationThe deadline for submissions is 28 February 2021 1700hrs Bangkok time.


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