Copy-editor – GEM REPORT, Multiple At UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO

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Copy-editor – GEM REPORT, Multiple At UNESCO

Copy-editor – GEM REPORT, Multiple

Organization: UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Duty Station: Multiple

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Job Family: Education

Type of Contract: Non-Staff

Duration of Contract: From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment Open to: External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 26-FEB-2024

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

Overview of the Functions of the Post:

Important: Application Procedures

In place of the Employment History Form, please upload required documents. The whole package needs to be uploaded as a single PDF document (CV, Technical and financial proposal):

  1. An updated curriculum vitae
  2. A technical proposal including an approach and methodology for the assignment (maximum 3, A4 pages)
  3. A financial proposal: The amount to be charged for the copy-editing of reports, quoted in US dollars, GBP, or Euros as a rate per page of 320 words.

The assignment will be carried out remotely.

Please reflect on how your profile and experience meet the mandatory requirements for this assignment. Submit your supporting documents in English.

Only complete applications will be considered.

UNESCO places great emphasis on ensuring that the objectives of the work assignment are met. Attention will focus first and foremost on technical elements in evaluating proposals. UNESCO will select the proposal that offers the Organization the best value for money.


The Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report is an annual report hosted and published by UNESCO. It focuses on monitoring education in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Education 2030 Framework for Action. The report has two parts: a monitoring part that reviews SDG 4 targets and a thematic part that focuses on a relevant theme in the international education agenda.


The consultant will carry out standard copy-editing tasks in the English versions of the Report and related outputs.


The Consultant’s tasks include copy-editing various reports and outputs:

  • GEM Report (600 pages)
  • Summary Report (60 pages)
  • Youth Report (20 pages)
  • Gender Report (60 pages)
  • 1 x Spotlight Report (120 pages)
  • 3 x Spotlight Country reports (30 pages each)
  • Regional Reports (140 pages)
  • 6 x Policy papers (16 pages each)

Competencies (Core / Managerial):

  • Accountability (C)
  • Communication (C)
  • Innovation (C)
  • Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
  • Planning and organizing (C)
  • Results focus (C)
  • Teamwork (C)
  • Professionalism (C)

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Education in English, communications, journalism, writing, international affairs, or similar.

Work Experience: At least 10 years of work experience in journalism, copy-editing UN, academic, and other reports.


  • Experience working on education issues and the United Nations is a plus.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow and adhere to the UN Style Guide.
  • Ability to multitask under pressure while proactively communicating progress and any emerging constraints.
  • Ability to work independently within tight timelines.
  • Experience working in an international, multicultural environment.

Languages: Fluency in writing and communicating in English required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

Selection and Recruitment Process:

  • All candidates must complete an online application and provide complete and accurate information.
  • Evaluation is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, including tests, assessments, and a competency-based interview.
  • Communication technologies may be used for assessment and evaluation.
  • Only selected candidates will be further contacted, and candidates in the final selection step will undergo reference checks.

UNESCO’s Commitment:

UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.

Note: UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.



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