UNDP Timor-Leste is calling for applications for the following position:
Editor / Writer
for Timor-Leste’s 2016/17 National Human Development Report (NHDR)
|Position Title:||Editor/Writer for Timor-Leste’s 4th National Human Development Report – International Consultant|
|Organizational Unit:||Resilience Building Unit, UNDP|
|Reporting to:||NHDR Project Manager and Lead Author Based at Flinders University|
|Supervised by:||NHDR Project Manager and Lead Author Based at Flinders University|
|Type of Contract:||Individual Contract|
|Contract Date(s):||May – September 2017|
|Duration of Contract:||30 working days spread over five months|
Apply by 22 May 2017 through http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=37570
Background to the Project
Since 1990, the Human Development Report has been UNDP’s flagship document, monitoring and assessing the development situation from a human-centred perspective. It has contributed to shifting the focus of development towards people’s lives. In addition to the annual global report, more than 620 national and sub-national Human Development Reports have been produced by 143 countries, as well as 34 Regional Human Development Reports (RHDR).
The Global and increasingly the Regional and National reports are attracting attention by media and policy makers at all levels they inspire related analytical initiatives and are looked to as authoritative sources of data and analysis. It raises the stakes on quality of research, narrative and data analysis narrative and presentation, and a non-partisan HD perspective.
Regional and National reports pioneer themes and approaches based on local level context and expertise. They are supported by Corporate Policy processes. The reports may also reflect on themes of the Global reports.
The reputation of HDRs creates a significant potential in all countries to attract/benefit from media and public attention. Poorly put together reports may in turn weaken the opportunity to stimulate policy debate and more broadly affect the credibility of the NHDRs.
Timor-Leste’s 4th NHDR is a collaborative project between Government of Timor-Leste, UNDP and Flinders University Australia. The report aims to promote public discussion around youth wellbeing, identifying socially inclusive and innovative ways to diversify the workplace and finally the realization of a potential youth dividend.
The objectives of the NHDR Writer/Editor role
- Review, organize, edit, and consolidate materials for the Report for clarity and continuity of the argument; as well as clarity of structure and core themes; Identify critical knowledge gaps which may remain; Liaise with UNDP focal point
- Oversee technical editing and copy-editing of the Report for readability and consistency;
- Proof-reading of layout files of the Report and Summary. The editor will oversee the implementation of the UNDP corporate editorial guidelines (UNDP Editorial Manual, will provided by HDRO).
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Estimated Duration to Complete
Target Due Dates
Review and Approvals Required
|First full draft of the edited NHDR||18 days||1 July 2017||NHDR Project Manager & Flinders University Lead Author|
|Final Edited NHDR||12 days||15 September 2017||NHDR Project Manager & Flinders University Lead Author|
Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor
Minimum Master’s degree in Social Sciences/ Journalism or fields related to Economy or International Development.
- At least 15 years of relevant experience as a Writer/Editor.
- Proven experience in English editing and writing
- Familiarity with UNDP/HDRO style and understanding of publication requirements desirable
- The editor must understand the concept of human development and Human Development Reports themes
- The editor has experience in working with statistical data and statistical indicators, and be familiar with the logic and structure of complex statistical tables and concepts
Excellent command of English, and preferably Portuguese.(MEDIAONETIMOR)