Dec 202018

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 25 Dec 2018

UNICEF Viet Nam is one of more than 190 offices of the United Nations Children’s Fund globally and part of the United Nations system in Viet Nam working in close collaboration with all UN agencies in the country. Guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF has a universal mandate to promote and protect the rights of all children, everywhere – especially those hardest to serve and most at risk.

UNICEF’s mission in Viet Nam is to make sure every child in the country is healthy, educated and safe from harm, therefore having the best start in life and a fair chance to reach her or his full potential and benefit from the country’s prosperity. We believe children have a right to live in a more equitable society, where their voices are heard and needs met as a matter of priority in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.More information on what we do inVietnam is available at:

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Viet Nam, as a lower middle income country since 2010, is at critical juncture in its development journey, especially under the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure that the country’s nearly 26 million children benefit equally from economic prosperity. UNICEF in Viet Nam is implementing a new country programme for the period 2017-2021. The programme supports the achievement of selected priorities under the Socio-Economic Development Plans is aligned to UNICEF Strategic Plan 2014-2017 with equity as the fundamental principle. Social policies and social protection serve as an overarching umbrella for its strategic intent.

In order to meet the objectives set out in the country programme, UNICEF Viet Nam Office develops technical documents, publications, tools and communication material that require editing and proof reading in English language in order to meet the highest quality standards. Audiences include local decision makers, key influencers, partners, the general public, as well as the international community, international media, and other stakeholders abroad.

To meet such needs, having highly qualified professional English speakers of native level proficiency to provide regular services is critical.


The overall objective of this assignment is to assist the office in editing and proofreading, formatting and finalizing donor reports, annual reports, funding proposals as well as other documents such as studies, human interest stories and social media materials among other documents related to child rights issues and UNICEF work in Vietnam, in English language.

Programme Area and Specific Project Involved:

All UNICEF programmes and sections.

Work Assignments/TOR: Responsible for editing documents

The work will include a revision of the draft texts with tables and figures to achieve an optimal flow of information and presentation of the key information. The editing process might entail substantive re-drafting and synthetizing of parts of the existing text to check for and correct repetition and spelling or grammar mistakes as well as to improve phrasing and language use in order to make the documents more reader friendly to non-expert audiences.

For this task, the Editor and Proof-reader is expected to refer directly to relevant UNICEF staff to ensure validity of statements. Graphic design and layout of the documents is not included in the tasks of this Long Term Agreement.

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

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced Degree Education completed in English in the field of Communication, Linguistic, Literature, or any other field relevant to UNICEF work
  • At least 5 years of experience in communication and editing.
  • Prior experience with the United Nations or other development partners is an asset
  • Familiarity with UNICEF’s style and UN editorial manual is desirable
  • Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to synthesize complex documents into key messages.
  • Ability to work with MS Word, PowerPoint or Excel files, as required.
  • Competencies

  • Capacity to work in team and under tight deadlines
  • Languages

  • Mother-tongue level of proficiency in English and demonstrated good writing skills
  • Term of References for this assignment is available here Consultancy Notice LTA Editors.docx

    Submission of applications:

    Interested candidates are kindly requested to apply and upload the following documents to the assigned requisition in UNICEF Vacancies:

  • Letter of interest and confirmation of availability;
  • Technical proposal/sample of editing and proofreadingdocuments;
  • Performance evaluation reports or references of similar consultancy assignments (if available)
  • Financial proposal: All-inclusive lump-sum cost including consultancy fee and any other costs for the assignment.
  • CV/P11 form (UN Personal History Form)
  • Submission Deadline: Tuesday 25th December 2018 at 23:55 hours Viet Nam Time.

    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.

    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.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


    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

    click here for more details and apply to position


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