Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Purpose of Activity/Assignment:
UNICEF seeks a highly skilled professional writer to help the organization increase revenue and support organizational fundraising and advocacy goals.
Work Assignment Overview:
Task: Develop the content of responsive and high-quality and reader-friendly detailed programmatic proposals (background, technical approach, activities, work/implementation plan, monitoring and evaluation plan, and results frameworks (in close cooperation with UNICEF programme). This includes analysing, summarising and the use of information, official statistics, and any other UNICEF and partners materials as appropriate.
Identify information gaps blocking proposal completion and secure that the necessary information is available to complete the process. Conduct research and collect/analyze and interpret UN/UNICEF data and information needed for proposals, utilizing UN, UNICEF, partners and other electronic resources to develop proposals
Submits multiple drafts for team reviews, incorporating comments from reviewers in liaison with UNICEF programme.
Provide skilled design and editorial oversight: edit and proofread drafts and final versions of proposals. This includes making editorial recommendations and formatting the final design of materials, which includes laying out text in appropriate design software (i.e. MS Powerpoint, MS Word, etc.) and adding graphs/photos and photo captions.
Deliverables: 10 reader-friendly proposals (15 pages max) on the following topics: shared parenting, justice for children, child marriage, maternal health, neo-natalogy, school drop-out, pre-school education, quality of education, special education, early childhood development.
10 key issues brief (2 pagers max) highlighting key issues in the 10 areas mentioned above and proposed UNICEF interventions.
Timeframe: 35 working days
Minimum Qualifications required:
The application must include the following:
Important note: Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. UNICEF is a non-smoking environment. 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.