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Editor Job At UN Women (Retainer)

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience 2 – 7 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Media / Advertising / Branding 

Duties And Responsibilities

  • The UN Women HeForShe initiative is looking for an Editor with expertise in editing reports, knowledge products, and communication materials for publication to donors and public audiences. The consultant should have a strong background in gender equality, women’s human rights, and masculinities, with a good understanding of Results-Based Reporting skills. The consultant will support HeForShe on a retainer basis when needed. Under the direct supervision of the HeForShe Head, the consultant will be responsible for reviewing donor reports, knowledge products, communication materials, including publication documents, and ensuring that reports are comprehensive, concise, and results-based oriented, and that publications meet set standards.

Specific Duties:

  • Review and revise UN Women internal and donor reports to ensure:
  • Correctness of language, including grammatical correctness, spellings, politically correct language, among others.
  • Results-based reporting: Ensure that activities are reported with strong results statements following the logic model. Outputs are reported at the output level, and outcomes are reported at the outcome level.
  • Reporting includes results reporting as well as indicator reporting.
  • Completeness of documents, including all sections of the narrative report and annexes.
  • Ensure consistency with previous reports. The HeForShe team will provide previous reports to the consultant.
  • Maintain a consistent style and format throughout the document, eliminating repetition and inconsistencies.
  • Ensure appropriate positioning and numbering of boxes, figures, and tables.
  • Maintain consistent font(s) for headings and text.
  • Ensure the appropriate use of italicized and bolded words.
  • Verify that all footnotes, sources, and references are complete and consistent.
  • Perform a thorough review of annexes (people consulted, bibliography, etc.) to highlight incomplete areas and maintain consistency in presentation as per UN Women publication guidelines.
  • Review the Table of Contents and Acronym List.
  • Proactively work closely with the HeForShe identified staff on the report.
  • Copy-edit, synthesize, and rewrite reports, knowledge products, communication materials, including publication documents, into concise formats to meet in-house reporting style manual, publication guidance, and given word count.
  • Prepare specific report-related feedback for HeForShe to improve the quality of reporting.

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example


  • Research Principles
  • Technical Credibility in Subject Matter (i.e., Women’s Career Advancement and Equal Pay)
  • Business Acumen especially within the Private Sector
  • Partnership Building
  • Project and Programme Management

Required Skills and Experience
Education and Certification:

  • Master’s degree or other advanced degree in one or more of the following disciplines: social sciences, international development, English literacy, and/or communications, or Bachelor’s degree with 2 additional years of work experience in writing, editing, and reporting.


  • Minimum of 7 years of high-level experience in writing, editing, reporting, and communicating communication material, complex research, policy and programmatic information in reader-friendly formats and styles, preferably within the UN system.
  • Excellent understanding and experience with gender-sensitive and results-based management, communication, and reporting is preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of masculinities and male engagement will be an asset.
  • Experience in working with UN Agencies is an asset.


  • English and French are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat;
  • Proficiency in English with excellent command of English analytical writing skills and editing skills;
  • Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to UN Women on to apply

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