UNDP Individual Contractor (IC) - Arabic Language Editor Jobs in Kenya

UNDP Individual Contractor (IC) - Arabic Language Editor Jobs in Kenya


  • S/he will be responsible for undertaking and performing the following tasks

  • The selected individual will work under the general guidance and direct supervision of the Arab Knowledge Project (AKP) Chief Technical Advisor and in close coordination with the said project team members.

    Edit publications sections with a professional view to ensure:

  • The spirit of the original text;

  • The consistency in text, data and bibliography;

  • The structure and organization of the publication in a format consistent with UNDP standards (relating to grammar, punctuation and spelling);

  • Conduct a second round of technical editing and copy-editing for readability, including the sequencing, consistency (especially integration of text and boxes), style and punctuation, spelling and grammar;

  • Proof-read final reports in layout form, checking spelling, country and city names as well as acronyms and other abbreviations (making sure that they follow official U.N. terminology and conventions), style consistency, callouts, layout problems, references, etc.



  • Demonstrates integrity and fairness, by modeling the UN/UNDP’s values and ethical standards;

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.


  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks and deliver under pressure;

  • Strong analytical and synthesis skills;

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and present practical solutions to complex problems;

  • Ability to work independently and achieve quality results with limited supervision and within tight schedules;

  • Experience in reports production;

  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner;

  • Good teamwork and interpersonal skills;

  • Flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure;

  • Excellent computer skills especially Word, Excel and Power Point


  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to provide credible leadership;

  • Demonstrated flexibility in leadership by performing and/or overseeing the
    analysis/resolution of complex issues;

  • Ability to conceptualize and convey strategic vision from the spectrum of development experience.

    Managing Relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strategic partnerships;

  • Demonstrated well developed people management and organizational management skills;

  • Excellent management skills in navigating and working with diverse range of partners, stakeholders, including senior and high-level policymakers.

  • Excellent negotiating and networking skills with strong partnerships in academia, technical organizations and as a recognized expert in the practice area.

    Managing Complexity

  • Ability to address global development issues;

  • Demonstrated substantive leadership and ability to integrate knowledge with broader strategic, policy and operational objectives.

    Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Ability to strongly promote and build knowledge products;

  • Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example;

  • Seeks and applies knowledge, information and best practices from within and outside of UNDP;

  • Demonstrates a strong capacity for innovation and creativity in providing strategic policy advice and direction.


  • Mature judgment and initiative;

  • Proven ability to provide strategic direction to the project implementation process;

  • Independent judgment and discretion in advising on handling major policy issues and challenges, uses diplomacy and tact to achieve result.

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