UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development; human rights; as well as humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Communications is a key component of UN Women Moldova Country Office’s work and constitutes a vehicle for ensuring visibility for successful UN Women Moldova initiatives, results and programmes as well as for raising awareness about key issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Effective communications also contribute to mobilizing resources as donors would like to see value for money.
Within this scope, UN Women Moldova Country Office intends to hire a native speaker English language Writer/Editor in order to improve the quality of the English content of public and corporate communication materials.
Duties and Responsibilities
Working under the overall supervision of the Communications Officer, the consultant will be responsible for the following:
Putting together and editing English content for UN Women website, including news, stories, multi-media work based on UN Women Corporate guidelines;
Editing English versions of local communication assets (including graphics, info-graphics, videos etc.), in line with UN Women terminology;
Providing English proof-reading/editing of corporate communications materials, including press releases, statements, publications, briefs, reports and concept notes among others, making sure that gender terminology is in line with UN Women standards, ensuring the accuracy of the content;
Ensuring that all edited documents concentrate on flow and clarity of argument, sequencing, consistency, as well as correct style and punctuation, spelling and grammar.
Providing constructive editorial input, and communicate with team members to effectuate consistent, accurate, and high-quality work product;
Suggesting process improvements;
Evaluating and recommending changes to create efficiencies;
The UN Women Moldova relevant programme staff will provide all the necessary inputs for qualitative content elaboration.
Competences and Qualifications:
Cultural Sensitivity and valuing Diversity
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Ethics and Values
Self-management and emotional intelligence
Creative Problem Solving
Effective Communication and Information Sharing
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Work in teams
Leading by Example
English language native speaker;
Excellent writing and editing skills in preparing briefs, reports, human interest stories, news, articles and similar work for various audiences;
Communicates sensitively, effectively, and creatively across different constituencies;
Demonstrates very good understanding of and experience in communications and outreach/advocacy;
Demonstrated ability to produce well-written text;
Communicative, results-driven, ability to work in teams;
Very effective at multi-tasking;
Uses Information Technology effectively as a tool and resource;
In-depth knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights issues;
Ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames;
Familiarity with UN Women and gender related vocabulary in English;
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
Ability to work in an independent manner and organize the workflow efficiently.
Required Skills and Experience
A University degree in the domain of linguistics/literature/journalism and public relations or in other related domains.
At least 3 years of relevant experience in Writing/Editing, Journalism, Public Relations and/or Mass Communications;
Relevant experience in related areas in UN Women or a UN agency is an asset;
Knowledge of Gender related vocabulary and terminology;
Native language English